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February 8, 2017 10:55 AM The silencing of Elizabeth Warren and an old Senate rule prompted by a fistfight

America got a civics lesson Tuesday night when Senate Republicans used an obscure rule to shut down a speech by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that criticized Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the nominee for attorney general. Republicans took issue when Warren quoted from a pair of letters written by the late Coretta Scott King and the late Sen. Edward 61

February 8, 2017 6:07 AM Army Corps of Engineers to Grant Final Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will grant a permit request to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Army said in a statement Tuesday. The 30-year easement will allow drilling under Lake Oahe, which runs from Pierre, South Dakota, into North Dakota, and the Army indicated that it will not draft a previously called-for environmental impact statement 68

February 8, 2017 3:46 AM Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren, saying she impugned Sessions’s character

Senate Republicans passed a party-line rebuke Tuesday night of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for a speech opposing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, striking down her words for impugning the Alabama senator’s character. In an extraordinarily rare move, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) interrupted Warren’s speech, in a near-empty chamber 50

February 7, 2017 3:10 PM Baby born just prior to Patriots' rally named Brady

FALMOUTH, Mass. -- A Massachusetts couple whose son was born just before the New England Patriots' 25-point comeback in Super Bowl LI has named the newborn Brady. Sean Gaffney told the Cape Cod Times that he had a feeling that if the Plymouth couple's fourth child was born during the game, it would help the Patriots erase a 28-3 deficit. The 7.7-pound 17

February 7, 2017 3:01 PM Massachusetts couple names son born during Super Bowl Brady

FALMOUTH, Mass. – A Massachusetts couple whose son was born right before the Patriots 25-point comeback in the Super Bowl has named the newborn "Brady." Sean Gaffney tells the Cape Cod Times he decided if the Plymouth couple's fourth child was born the Patriots would erase their 28-3 deficit. The 7.7-pound baby boy was born at 8:49 p.m. Sunday, and mom Colleen 33

February 7, 2017 5:53 AM Amnesty accuses Damascus of mass hangings in infamous jail

Amnesty International accused Syria's government on Tuesday of hanging up to 13,000 people at a notorious prison over five years in a "policy of extermination," two weeks before planned peace talks. Titled "Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hanging and extermination at Saydnaya prison," Amnesty's damning report is based on interviews with 84 witnesses, including 73

February 7, 2017 5:53 AM Syria Regime Hanged 13,000 in Notorious Prison, Alleges Amnesty

Beirut: As many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the regime of a "policy of extermination." Titled "Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hanging and extermination at Saydnaya prison," Amnesty's damning report is based on interviews with 84 witnesses, including 40

February 7, 2017 5:53 AM Amnesty: At Least 13,000 Hanged in Syrian Prison Since 2011

Those figures are comparable to battlefield deaths in Aleppo, one of the fiercest war zones in Syria, where 21,000 were killed across the province since 2011. "The horrors depicted in this report reveal a hidden, monstrous campaign, authorized at the highest levels of the Syrian government, aimed at crushing any form of dissent within the Syrian population 58

February 7, 2017 4:05 AM Trump’s first 100 days: Ban in court, protest votes and ‘fake news’

It might not be the Supreme Court, but when it comes to President Trump’s refugee ban, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit could prove just as powerful. That is the court where lawyers for the Trump administration and parties challenging the travel ban will face off Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Eastern, presenting arguments for and against Trump’s 46

February 7, 2017 3:46 AM Anti-Trump protests complicate start of his presidency

WASHINGTON — Scrappy as ever, Donald Trump on Monday dismissed polls showing low approval ratings as “fake news.” But whatever his opinion, active opposition to his go-it-alone presidency appears to be widening. From corporate boardrooms to the halls of Congress, Trump is facing an unprecedented effort to disrupt even the most basic of his presidential 98