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Dan Schneider, executive director of The American Conservative Union, speaks during a briefing in the Rayburn Building on mandatory minimum drug sentences, September 15, 2015.

Top Conservative Blasts Alt-Right

In a hard-hitting speech, the head of a major conservative organization argued that the so-called "alt-right" is actually just a cover for a "hate-filled left-wing fascist group" seeking to undermine conservatism


Somebody Won a $435 Million Powerball Jackpot

The seventh-largest jackpot in Powerball history, an estimated $435 million, has been won. The victor drew the winning numbers of 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2 on Wednesday, according to the lottery's official website

Protesters march in front of the federal courthouse, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Seattle, where a hearing was held for Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Seattle-area man who was arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Immigrants Change Routines to Avoid Deportation

President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. have spread fear and anxiety, causing some to change up their daily routines in hopes of not getting caught

Operation to liberate Iraqs Mosul from Daesh

Iraqi Forces Fight to Take Mosul Airport From ISIS

Iraq's special forces say they have begun an assault against the Islamic State on a sprawling military base south of Mosul that's adjacent to the city's airport. Forces are also pushing on toward the airport

Man using a ATM

Big Banks Cash in From ATM and Overdraft Fees

ATM and overdraft fees cost Americans dearly in 2016. The nation's three largest banks — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo — collected more than $6.4 billion in such charges last year, according to a new analysis

An artist’s impression of three of the seven planets orbiting Trappist-1. One planet is in the foreground; the other is a small silhouette as it transits the red dwarf star; the third is a tiny crescent off to the right.

NASA: Single Star Is Home to At Least 7 Earthlike Planets

NASA has announced that a single star relatively close to Earth is home to no fewer than seven Earthlike planets. If you're looking for extraterrestrial life, there may be no place better, according to the new findings published in Nature

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

Police Gunshot Video

Purported Police Gunfire Video Sparks Protest

Hundreds protested in Anaheim, Ca., late Wednesday, outraged by a viral video clip that purportedly shows an off-duty officer firing his gun near a group of young people during what could be a confrontation

The robotic arm is one the most essential parts of the International Space Station and is used for every capture and berthing of supply spacecraft.

SpaceX Delivery Arrives at Space Station

SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. The Dragon spacecraft will remain at the space station for a month

Table And Chairs Arranged In Restaurant

Restaurants Are Suffering as People Eat Out Less

A third of U.S. adults are eating out less frequently than three months ago, mostly because of cost, according to a new survey that illustrates the challenge for U.S. restaurants seeking to revive traffic after zero growth in 2016