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North Korea What's Ahead
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'Major Conflict Possible'

President Trump said that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea could be a possible outcome to the escalating tensions brought about by the country's nuclear ambitions and missile testing, but a diplomatic solution would be preferable

Donald Trump, Paul Ryan

After 100 Days, Trump and the GOP Still Don't Get Along

The union of brash billionaire Donald J. Trump and the Republican establishment was always unusual. After almost 100 days in power, it hasn't gotten better — both the president and the party are plenty frustrated with one another

This collage of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn's northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters.

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Back in Contact With Earth

The Cassini spacecraft, which recently made the first journey through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings, is back in contact with Earth. But the trip was dangerous: During its ring-plane crossing, the spaceship had to use its large antenna as a shield


Turkey on a 'Collision Course' With the U.S.

A series of Turkish airstrikes targeting American-allied Kurdish militias in Iraq and Syria threaten to put Turkey and the United States on a "collision course," experts have warned. Syrian activists said the attacks killed at least 18 members of the Syrian Kurdish militia

Michelle Obama Says She Won't Run for Office

In her first public speech since leaving the White House in January, former First Lady Michelle Obama discussed her future plans as a civilian, emphasizing that she will not be seeking political office

Kenneth Williams

Arkansas Executes Fourth and Final Inmate Kenneth Williams

Arkansas executed Kenneth Williams, its fourth inmate in eight days, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died. William was pronounced dead 13 minutes after the execution began


Israeli Air Strikes Are Turning Syria Into a Proxy War With Iran

Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors. The increasing tempo of attacks risks inflaming a highly combustible situation

2015 General Election - Crime And Policing

British Police Shoot Woman in Anti-Terror Operation

British police shot a woman in her 20's and arrested four other people in anti-terrorism operations in London and the southeast England county of Kent. The raids were not connected to an earlier suspected terrorist attack foiled near Parliament

In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, file photo, United Airlines jets sit on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

United Passenger Settles With Airline

David Dao, the passenger who was dragged off a United Airlines flight, has reached a settlement with the airline and promised to keep mum on the amount. The settlement was reached the same day the airline announced protocol changes

President Trump Attends The White House Senior Staff Swearing In

Michael Flynn Was Warned Not to Accept Foreign Money

Documents show President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities

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Heineken Ad Pairs Up Strangers Who Have Opposing Views

After controversy resulted from recent ads released by Pepsi and SheaMoisture, a new commercial by Heineken seems to have hit the right note among consumers. The ad shows six strangers paired up, unaware that their partners hold opposing views to their own

Officer Shot

Suspect Identified in Killing of Delaware State Trooper

Police identified the man who fatally shot a Delaware state trooper and was later killed by police as 26-year-old Burgon Sealy Jr. An official said Sealy shot Cpl. Stephen Ballard multiple times, after the trooper fell to the ground from Sealy's initial gunshot