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December 10, 2017 6:31 PM Father with ALS asks Sen. Jeff Flake on flight to oppose tax bill, fears it will cut disability funding

Flake stopped to speak with Barkan before the flight took off. An activist who suffers from ALS protesting the GOP tax cuts confronted Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) over his support for the controversial proposal and asked him to change his mind. “Why not take your stand now?” Ady Barkan asked Flake as they waited for their Thursday night flight to depart 9

December 10, 2017 6:49 AM Iran says 'good relations' possible if Saudis change

TEHRAN, Iran – President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia if it stops bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with Israel. In a speech broadcast Sunday, Rouhani said the regional rivals could have "good relations" if the Saudis end their "false friendship" with Israel and halt the "inhuman bombardment" of Yemen, where 18

December 10, 2017 3:43 AM President Trump calls for Washington Post reporter to be fired after misleading Twitter photo

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a rally in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Trump put a Washington Post reporter on blast for shared a misleading photo on Twitter suggesting his rally in Florida attracted a low turn-out on Friday. David Weigel was being sarcastic when he shared a photo of the empty stands 22

December 8, 2017 7:53 AM Malaysian Muslims protest Trump's Jerusalem declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – More than 1,000 Malaysian Muslims have protested outside the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The protesters, led by Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, marched from a nearby mosque after Friday prayers to the U.S. Embassy, halting traffic as they chanted 25

December 8, 2017 12:55 AM Al Franken Announces He Plans to Resign

Senator faced calls from fellow Democrats to quit amid sexual-misconduct allegations WASHINGTON—Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he would resign in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, underscoring how deeply the Capitol is being shaken by the national reassessment of how men treat women and raising anxiety about which lawmakers could be next to go. Mr. Franken 22

December 7, 2017 5:30 PM Paris tributes planned for late rock icon Johnny Hallyday

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron, first lady Brigitte Macron and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to pay tribute to the late French rock star Johnny Hallyday on Saturday. Hallyday died Wednesday at age 74. The route for his funeral procession includes the grand Champs-Elysees avenue, where the singer's band is expected to play. A ceremony 12

December 7, 2017 4:20 PM Senator Al Franken Resigns In Wake of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Senator Al Franken is resigning, but still insists some of the allegations against him are not true, and he thinks the Ethics Committee would agree he's done nothing wrong while in the Senate. In his speech on the Senate floor, Franken said he wanted to be respectful of the women who accused of him of sexual misconduct, but that doesn't mean he was admitting 33

December 7, 2017 3:29 PM College cancels speech by advocate for guns on campuses

AMHERST, Mass. – A Massachusetts college has apologized for canceling a speech by a woman who advocates for allowing guns on college campuses. Antonia Okafor says Hampshire College in Amherst canceled her speech two hours before its scheduled start Wednesday because it was "too controversial." The college apologized, but it says the event was canceled 16

December 7, 2017 10:35 AM Tillerson: Russia arms, trains, fights with Ukraine rebels

VIENNA – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is lambasting Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine ahead of a meeting with Russia's foreign minister. Tillerson is using his opening speech at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to call out Russia for interfering with nearby countries. He says Russia is "arming, leading, training and fighting 16

December 7, 2017 5:27 AM Girding Malaysian ruling party for election, Najib rallies Muslims over Jerusalem

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Muslims worldwide to strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as he rallied his party ahead of a tough election due next year. Muslim majority Malaysia, a significant U.S. ally in Southeast Asia, warned of grave repercussions as it joined other countries 22