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Chuck Schumer Says Senate Democrats Are Open To Single-Payer Health Care

Chuck Schumer Says Senate Democrats Are Open To Single-Payer Health Care

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued Sunday that it’s time for the Democratic party to take a “bold” approach on economic issues, adding a single-payer health care system is “on the table.” Appearing on ABC’s “This Week …

Poland's President Vetoes Controversial Judicial Laws

Poland’s President Vetoes Controversial Judicial Laws

In a surprise move, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda vetoed two laws on Monday that would given lawmakers wide-ranging powers over the judiciary. The bills have drawn fierce criticism from the E.U., which threatened legal sanctions, and widespread protests …

German girl found in ISIS hideout reportedly wants to go home

German girl found in ISIS hideout reportedly wants to go home

A photo posted online on July 18, 2017 shows Iraqi forces with a teenage girl, believed to be a German national identified only as Linda W., who was apprehended in Mosul in the basement of a building that had been held by ISIS. CBS News cannot …

Israel Embassy Shooting in Jordan Deepens Temple Mount Security Crisis

Israel Embassy Shooting in Jordan Deepens Temple Mount Security Crisis

TEL AVIV, Israel — An Israeli embassy security guard fatally shot two Jordanians in Amman Sunday after one reportedly attacked him with a screwdriver — prompting concerns that the Temple Mount security crisis might exacerbate tensions between the …

Wisconsin company to install rice-sized microchips in employees

Wisconsin company to install rice-sized microchips in employees

A Wisconsin technology company is offering its employees microchip implants that can be used to scan into the building and purchase food at work. Whether or not to get a chip is up to the employee to decide. Three Square Market, a company that provides …

Texas' lieutenant governor blames truck deaths on sanctuary cities that 'enable human smugglers'

Texas’ lieutenant governor blames truck deaths on sanctuary cities that ‘enable human smugglers’

Dan Patrick, the lieutenant governor of Texas, railed against sanctuary cities on Sunday after authorities in his state discovered eight people dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in a San Antonio Walmart parking lot and about 17 others in critical …

Kushner calls meeting with Russian lawyer 'waste of our time,' denies collusion

Kushner calls meeting with Russian lawyer ‘waste of our time,’ denies collusion

President Trump’s son-in-law and key adviser Jared Kushner released a rare public statement Monday ahead of expected congressional testimony, denying that he colluded with Russia during Trump’s campaign and calling the meeting he had with a Russia-linked …

24 people wounded, three fatally, in city shootings

24 people wounded, three fatally, in city shootings

Three people were fatally shot and at least 21 others were wounded in Chicago attacks from Saturday morning to early Sunday. One fatal shooting happened about 2:05 a.m. Sunday in the 3600 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

North Korea is Able to Launch a 'Limited Missile Attack,' Warns Top U.S. General

North Korea is Able to Launch a ‘Limited Missile Attack,’ Warns Top U.S. General

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has publicly acknowledged that North Korea has the ability to launch what he calls a “limited missile attack,” and that American forces are able to defend such a move against the U.S. and its allies in …

Israel installs security cameras as Jerusalem tensions build

Israel installs security cameras as Jerusalem tensions build

Jerusalem (CNN)Israel has installed security cameras near the entrance to one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians edge higher after a violent week. The security cameras are in addition to metal detectors placed …

An outspoken researcher of Stalin's crimes fights for his own fate and freedom in Russia

An outspoken researcher of Stalin’s crimes fights for his own fate and freedom in Russia

A small clearing in a dense northwestern Russian forest marks the site where, 20 years ago, Yuri Dmitriev discovered a group of mass graves containing victims of Josef Stalin’s Great Terror. Using detailed documents uncovered in KGB archives, Dmitriev …

San Antonio residents hold vigil for 9 suspected human smuggling victims

San Antonio residents hold vigil for 9 suspected human smuggling victims

Residents in San Antonio, Texas held a vigil on Sunday to honor the undocumented immigrants who were found dead inside of a sweltering hot semi-trailer where temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Dozens of people gathered at the San Fernando …

Christian group tries to shut down Kentucky's last abortion clinic

Christian group tries to shut down Kentucky’s last abortion clinic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –A high-stakes showdown is underway in Kentucky. A Christian fundamentalist group is trying to close the state’s last abortion clinic. The EMW Women’s Surgical Center in downtown Louisville has become the center of the abortion debate in …

French President Emmanuel Macron's Popularity Is Plummeting

French President Emmanuel Macron’s Popularity Is Plummeting

French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating fell 10% in July, just three months after he swept into power on a tide of antipathy towards mainstream parties. Marcon enjoyed strong popularity scores over his handling of international encounters …

California crews hold wildfire in check, let more residents go home

California crews hold wildfire in check, let more residents go home

(Reuters) - California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to fully contain the blaze. The Detwiler Fire is 40 …

End Finally In Sight For Massive California Wildfire

End Finally In Sight For Massive California Wildfire

The massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park is nearly halfway contained and no longer seriously threatens some of the thousands of residents who were forced to evacuate last week, California fire officials said Sunday. The Detwiler fire in …

Black swans? Here’s why the recent global breakout in stocks should NOT be trusted

Black swans? Here’s why the recent global breakout in stocks should NOT be trusted

If the trend is, indeed, your friend, then more gains are on the way, because everything is breaking out into uncharted territory around the world. In fact, last week, nine key indexes busted through to record highs on the same day, including the Value …

American student arrested in China has been freed

American student arrested in China has been freed

BILLINGS, Mont. — Chinese authorities have dropped charges against an American college student who was arrested and detained in the Asian nation a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute, a U.S …

Xi’s Sign-Off Deals Blow to China Inc.’s Global Spending Spree

Xi’s Sign-Off Deals Blow to China Inc.’s Global Spending Spree

BEIJING—China’s government reined in one of its brashest conglomerates with the approval of President Xi Jinping, according to people with knowledge of the action—a mark that the broader government clampdown on large private companies comes right …

WWE Battleground: Jinder Mahal escapes Randy Orton, John Cena fights Rusev

WWE Battleground: Jinder Mahal escapes Randy Orton, John Cena fights Rusev

July 24 (UPI) –WWE Champion Jinder Mahal once again defeated Randy Orton with help from outside interference Sunday at Smackdown’s exclusive pay-per-view event, Battleground. The Modern Day Maharaja defended his title against Orton in a Punjabi Prison …

New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology on Islamic State report

New York Times asks ‘Fox & Friends’ for apology on Islamic State report

NEW YORK — The New York Times is asking Fox News’ morning show “Fox & Friends” to apologize for what the newspaper calls a “malicious and inaccurate segment” about the newspaper, intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday. New York …

Dozens killed, injured in Kabul suicide car bombing

Dozens killed, injured in Kabul suicide car bombing

July 24 (UPI) –A suicide car bombing in Afghanistan’s capital early Monday killed at least two dozen people and injured many more, the country’s defense ministry announced. The car exploded as a bus carrying employees of the Ministry of Petroleum and …

Chuck Schumer Says Senate Democrats Are Open To Single-Payer Health Care

Chuck Schumer Says Senate Democrats Are Open To Single-Payer Health Care

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued Sunday that it’s time for the Democratic party to take a “bold” approach on economic issues, adding a single-payer health care system is “on the table.” Appearing on ABC’s “This Week …

Kushner will call Russia meeting a 'waste of time' in Congressional testimony

Kushner will call Russia meeting a ‘waste of time’ in Congressional testimony

As members of President Trump’s presidential campaign are set to talk this week before the Senate about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 White House race, Adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is prepared to tell the committee that he had hardly any …

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway amasses a Western energy force

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway amasses a Western energy force

From California to the Midwest, billionaire investor Warren Buffett is steadily building an energy powerhouse. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary has gobbled up utilities and natural gas pipelines and tapped into clean energy production …

Jared Kushner Says ‘I Did Not Collude’ With Foreign Governments

Jared Kushner Says ‘I Did Not Collude’ With Foreign Governments

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner on Monday released a statement detailing four contacts with Russians during the election and transition, hours before he was due to be interviewed by staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “I did …

Euro Halts Advance as Carmakers Weigh on Stocks: Markets Wrap

Euro Halts Advance as Carmakers Weigh on Stocks: Markets Wrap

Start your day with what’s moving markets in Asia. Sign up here to receive our newsletter. The euro headed for its first decline in three days as data showed the region’s economy cooling at the start of a week packed with earnings results and a Federal …

Grim details revealed as father is charged with murdering his 13-year-old son

Grim details revealed as father is charged with murdering his 13-year-old son

Nearly five years after a 13-year-old boy disappeared while on a court-ordered visit with his father in Colorado, the man has been charged with murdering his son. Mark Redwine was arrested Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, and may face a request by …

Jared Kushner set for closed-door interview with Senate Intelligence Committee

Jared Kushner set for closed-door interview with Senate Intelligence Committee

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, is expected on Capitol Hill Monday for a closed-door interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee. The panel, which is one of several congressional committees investigating …

US Student, Guthrie McLean, Detained In China, Freed; Says He Is ‘Frustrated And Overwhelmed’

US Student, Guthrie McLean, Detained In China, Freed; Says He Is ‘Frustrated And Overwhelmed’

Guthrie McLean, an American University student who was arrested in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver, was released Monday (Sunday in U.S.). “We are very, very very, very happy,” Jennifer McLean, Guthrie’s mother wrote in an email to The …

Rodrigo Duterte Says He Can 'Wait For One Year' to Clear ISIS Militants From Marawi

Rodrigo Duterte Says He Can ‘Wait For One Year’ to Clear ISIS Militants From Marawi

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday that he is prepared to wait for another year to retake the city of Marawi, parts of which remain occupied by an ad-hoc coalition of Islamist militants, two months after their brazen assault on the southern city.

Can't Afford a Toilet? 'Go and Sell Your Wife,' an Indian Official Suggests

Can’t Afford a Toilet? ‘Go and Sell Your Wife,’ an Indian Official Suggests

In public remarks recorded on video, a local official in the Indian state of Bihar reportedly quipped that villagers who don’t have enough money to install toilets at their homes could sell their wives for some extra cash. The Indian Express reports that …

Poll: Americans split 42%-42% on impeaching Trump

Poll: Americans split 42%-42% on impeaching Trump

WASHINGTON — Just six months after his inauguration, Americans already are split down the middle, 42%-42%, over whether President Trump should be removed from office, a new USA TODAY/iMediaEthics Poll finds. While no serious effort is now underway in …

Americans Prefer Democratic House Candidates In 2018...For Now

Americans Prefer Democratic House Candidates In 2018…For Now

Throughout the Trump presidency, Democrats have had one glimmer of optimism looking ahead to 2018. Polls continue to show that the party is well ahead of Republicans on the “generic ballot” — the term for when pollsters ask voters which party they would …

Many Texas human trafficking tragedy survivors clinging to life

Many Texas human trafficking tragedy survivors clinging to life

SAN ANTONIO –Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what officials said was an immigrant …

OPEC Signals No Big Changes to Supply Deal at Meeting in Russia

OPEC Signals No Big Changes to Supply Deal at Meeting in Russia

Libya, Nigeria oil-output caps said to be ruled out for now There’s no need for deeper production cuts, Oman minister says OPEC and its allies indicated they weren’t planning any big changes to their supply deal, even as oil prices remain below $50 a …

3 stocks for betting on the rush away from cash

3 stocks for betting on the rush away from cash

People wait in line at a cashless exchange desk during the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. There’s nothing quite like a $10 billion deal to bring excitement to a sector. U.S. payments processor Vantiv’s VNTV, +0.50% announcement this month that it plans …

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb disposal mission gone wrong.

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety’s Sake

Proponents of self-driving cars say they’ll make the world safer, but autonomous vehicles need to predict what bicyclists are going to do. Now researchers say part of the answer is to have bikes feed information to cars. A few years ago on Google’s campus …

Jared Kushner Heads to Congress in Russia Probe

Jared Kushner Heads to Congress in Russia Probe

(WASHINGTON) — Congressional investigators probing Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election will have their first opportunity this week to hear from someone in President Donald Trump’s innermost circle: son-in-law Jared Kushner. Kushner, who is a senior …

Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

Gina Mazany grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. And that’s where she had her first fight. “It was right after I turned 18,” she recalls. A local bar had a boxing ring, and Mazany decided to give it a shot. Her opponent was an older woman with a “mom haircut.

Kushner Releases On Russia Meeting

Kushner Releases On Russia Meeting

USS Constitution Returns to Water in Boston Harbor

USS Constitution Returns to Water in Boston Harbor

Raw: Afghanistan Car Bomb Kills At Least 24

Raw: Afghanistan Car Bomb Kills At Least 24

Raw: 5 Saved From Capsized Boat Off N. Carolina

Raw: 5 Saved From Capsized Boat Off N. Carolina

Raw: Vigil in San Antonio For Truck Victims

Raw: Vigil in San Antonio For Truck Victims

AP Probe: US Church Siphons Laborers From Brazil

AP Probe: US Church Siphons Laborers From Brazil

Jordanian Dead, Israeli Hurt at Israeli Embassy

Jordanian Dead, Israeli Hurt at Israeli Embassy

Fire Rips through Building under Construction

Fire Rips through Building under Construction

Police Discover Deadly Immigrant Smuggling Case

Police Discover Deadly Immigrant Smuggling Case

Possible Probe into NYC Seaplane Hard Landing

Possible Probe into NYC Seaplane Hard Landing

AP Analysis: WH Shakeup With Spicer's Resignation

AP Analysis: WH Shakeup With Spicer’s Resignation

Fight Rages at Kentucky's Last Abortion Clinic

Fight Rages at Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic

Sessions Singles Out Philly as Sancuary City

Sessions Singles Out Philly as Sancuary City

WH May Consider Cameras Back In Briefings

WH May Consider Cameras Back In Briefings

New WH Press Secretary, Comm. Director Announced

New WH Press Secretary, Comm. Director Announced

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns

Is GOP Healthcare Bill Dead or Not?

Is GOP Healthcare Bill Dead or Not?

Thousands Without Power In NY After Tornadoes

Thousands Without Power In NY After Tornadoes

Japan Pledges to Keep North Korea in Check

Japan Pledges to Keep North Korea in Check

View From Icebreaker Crossing Northwest Passage

View From Icebreaker Crossing Northwest Passage

Raw: Violent Clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank

Raw: Violent Clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank

Hundreds Hurt in Earthquake That Struck Greece

Hundreds Hurt in Earthquake That Struck Greece

Bridge Reopens After Netting Collapse Traps Cars

Bridge Reopens After Netting Collapse Traps Cars

Raw: Over 3,000 Firefighters Battle Calif. Blaze

Raw: Over 3,000 Firefighters Battle Calif. Blaze

Paralysis Marks New Chapter for Triathlon Coach

Paralysis Marks New Chapter for Triathlon Coach

Raw: Massive Earthquake Strikes Greek Island Kos

Raw: Massive Earthquake Strikes Greek Island Kos

Chief: Woman's Death Shouldn't Have Happened

Chief: Woman’s Death Shouldn’t Have Happened

Doctor: McCain Has 'Aggressive' Cancer

Doctor: McCain Has ‘Aggressive’ Cancer

Protesters, Police Clash Amid Venezuela Strike

Protesters, Police Clash Amid Venezuela Strike

Official: NFL Arena Has Panels Like London Tower

Official: NFL Arena Has Panels Like London Tower

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