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H.R. McMaster

North Korea Poses a 'Grave Threat' to U.S. and Its Allies

Trump's national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, says North Korea's most recent missile test represents "open defiance of the international community." He says North Korea poses "a grave threat" not just to the U.S. and its Asian allies

Severe Weather Texas

Severe Storms Leave Trail of Death and Destruction

At least seven people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas. The powerful storms left a path of destruction included downed power lines and destroyed homes

Donald Trump

Trump Skewered at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Comedian Hasan Minhaj did not spare President Trump at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an annual journalism fundraiser that typically brings together the press and White House staff. But Trump decided to skip the dinner


Renowned Swiss Climber Ueli Steck Killed in Nepal

Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed in a mountaineering accident in Nepal near Mount Everest, which he was preparing to climb next month. Steck's family said the exact circumstances of his death were still unclear


Philippines President Invited to White House

President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House to discuss the relationship between their two countries. The invite comes after a "very friendly" phone conversation

American student Otto Warmbier speaks after being presented to reporters in Pyongyang on Feb. 29, 2016.

The U.S. Student in Kim Jong Un's Hands

There was a time when American captives were seen by North Korea as bargaining chips, useful for extracting concessions from Washington. But an increasingly erratic Kim Jong Un appears in no mood for talks. That puts 22-year-old Otto Warmbier in a dangerous position

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Fyre Festival Founders Promise Refunds After Chaos

Organizers of the festival in the Bahamas also promised free VIP passes to next year's event, after a fiasco that saw guests arrive at the "luxury" festival to substandard food and housing conditions and canceled musical acts

Orange Is The New Black

Hacker Releases 'Orange Is the New Black' Episodes

A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black." The hacker, who goes by the name The Dark Overlord, announced the move on Twitter

House Votes On Trump's American Health Care Act

House Leaders Push Back Health Care Bill Vote

The House will not vote on a new health care bill in time to mark President Donald Trump's first 100 days, party leaders said Thursday. The decision comes after Republicans fall short of votes and face pressure to avoid a government shutdown