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Trump Issues New Travel Ban

Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump. His controversial ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expired Sunday

Donald Trump

President Trump vs. the NFL

President Trump sent mixed messages about the kneeling movement sweeping the sports world — appearing to support the unprecedented solidarity among NFL players hours after criticizing similar protests

President Donald Trump

Kushner Used Private Email for White House Business

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, occasionally used his personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said. The attorney said that any non-personal emails have been forwarded to his official account and preserved

Federal election in Germany

Angela Merkel Reelected as German Chancellor

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives beat their rivals to win her a fourth term in an election that will also bring a far-right party into Germany's parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls showed

Egerton’s Eggsy: If the suit fits, try not to destroy it

Kingsman Takes the Crown of Weekend Box Office

The R-rated spy comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has taken over the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated $39 million debut. The 20th Century Fox release pushed the Stephen King sensation "It" into second place

Trees block the streets after Hurricane Maria at Escambron Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sept. 20.

Towns Forced to Evacuate After Puerto Rico Dam Fails

Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria


Deadly Shooting at Tennessee Church

A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said

Kim Jong Un

North Korea: Donald Trump Is on a Suicide Mission

North Korea's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump's insult calling leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man" makes "our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland inevitable all the more." Ri Yong Ho called Trump "a mentally deranged person"

Kirkuk's provincial governor Najim al-Din Karim third from right, who was recently sacked by the Iraqi parliament, attends a rally in support of the upcoming independence referendum in Kirkuk on Sept. 19, 2017

The Impact of the Vote for Kurdish Independence

For decades, even a census has been considered too risky in the hotly contested northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. But on Monday, the city's residents will join people across northern Iraq in a vote on Kurdish independence

The Richest Women of the Kardashian-Jenner Clan

Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which on Sunday begins its 10-year anniversary since the first episode aired, has effectively instigated an empire — with each of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters earning a net worth of well over $10 million

Mexico Earthquake

New Earthquake Shakes Mexico as Death Toll Climbs

A new earthquake shook Mexico, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people. It swayed buildings and set off a seismic alarm

Sen. Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz Puts GOP Health Bill in Limbo

Ted Cruz is the latest Republican senator to come out against the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest GOP push to repeal and replace Obamacare. The bill would lose if three GOP senators vote “no” in a showdown this week