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Oil Pipeline
James MacPherson—AP

Deadline Day for DAPL Protests

The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers to close the camp

Dave Brat

GOP Politicians Face Anger at Town Halls

GOP members of Congress returning home for town halls found protesters angry with President Trump, probing lawmakers to see if they will veer from his more controversial stands, and if they will promise coverage for those served by the Affordable Care Act


France's Macron Gets Warm Welcome from London's Expats

Macron spoke at Methodist Central Hall, close to the British Parliament, to a crowd made up of young voters eager for a new approach in French politics and more cautious City professionals, curious to see what the 39-year-old would be like in person


Amazon Is Giving Everyone a One-Day Discount

Amazon is offering a one-day discount of $8.62 off of any purchase worth $50 or more to celebrate an 86.27 score on a recent poll ranking the company's reputation. Customers can receive the discount if they enter the code BIGTHANKS

Charleston Church Shooting

Dylann Roof Drove Toward Second Black Church

Dylann Roof, who was convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church, drove toward a second black church after the shootings, according to South Carolina prosecutors who oversaw the federal case against him

SpaceX launches supplies to space station

SpaceX ISS Shipment Delayed Due to Error

A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station, following an otherwise flawless flight from NASA's historic moon pad. SpaceX's supply ship was less than a mile from the outpost when a problem cropped up in the GPS system

Deported Guatemalan Immigrants Arrive On ICE Flight from U.S

New Rules Put Most Undocumented Immigrants at Risk

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly unveiled a sweeping set of memos Tuesday directed at each of the department's agencies, instructing agents to detain and, "if found removable," deport every undocumented immigrant they come across, with few exceptions

NOV 10, 2016: DigitalGlobe imagery (Closeup-4) of the Subi Reef in the South China Sea, a part of the Spratly Islands group.  Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images.

China Is 'Building Missile Structures' on Contested Islands

China is reportedly putting the finishing touches to constructions on artificial islands built in the South China Sea that could house long-range missiles.Two dozen buildings with retractable roofs are nearing completion, a U.S. official says

President Trump Visits African-American Museum in Washington

Trump Condemns Antisemitism, Too Late for Critics

After a chorus of criticism for his silence on the topic, President Trump has finally condemned antisemitism following scores of bomb threats made against Jewish community centers and the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery. However, to his critics his declaration is frustratingly overdue

Malaysia North Korea

North Korea Calls For Release of Female Suspects

North Korean diplomats called for the release of two "innocent women" arrested in connection with the apparent poisoning of ruling family member Kim Jong Nam. North Korea's embassy in Kuala Lumpur dismissed the police account of his death

A fan wear glasses with the Swedish flag

5 Stats That Help Explain What’s Really Happening in Sweden

U.S. President Donald Trump was ridiculed by Swedes over the weekend when he suggested the country's acceptance of immigrants was not working out. Many have taken issue with his use of Sweden as a case study in the negative effects of taking refugees. Here's what the real situation is