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North Korea Open to U.S. Talks

A North Korean envoy making a rare visit to South Korea said that his country was willing to open talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy between enemies after a year of North Korean missile and nuclear tests

Britain City Explosion

4 Critically Injured by Explosion in Leicester, England

Four people were hospitalized in critical condition following an explosion that left a building in the English city of Leicester in flames, emergency agencies said. Police said there was no indication the emergency was terrorist-related

Rains And Snow Melt Lead To Major Flooding And Evacuations In Midwest

At Least 5 Dead As Severe Weather Hits Central U.S.

At least five people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes roared eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to reporters after the Senate approved $15.25 billion in aid for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey in Washington

California Democratic Party Won't Endorse Feinstein

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term, another sign that the party is divided over how best to battle Republicans in Washington

Black Panther Box Office

Black Panther Continues Box Office Reign

"Black Panther" has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales. Studio estimates say "Black Panther" is still performing as one of the top blockbusters of all time

Students And Parents Return To Florida School For Orientation Following Shooting

Florida Students Return to School After Deadly Shooting

Students at a Florida high school where 17 of their classmates and staff members were killed returned to gather their belongings thrown down in panic during the school shooting nearly two weeks ago. The school reopens Wednesday

The 2018 School Counselor Year Celebration 2018 in Washington

Michelle Obama's Memoir Is Coming Out in November

Michelle Obama's memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13. The former first lady tweeted that the book, to come out a week after the 2018 midterm elections, is called 'Becoming'

Xi Jinping

China Lays Groundwork to Extend Xi's Leadership

China's ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country's president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023

Adam Schiff

Schiff Memo Released

The House Intelligence Committee released a rebuttal by House Democrats to a Republican memo alleging bias and misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department early in their probe of Russian election interference

CNN town hall meeting

Florida Sheriff Defends Leadership

The Florida sheriff whose department responded to this month's high school massacre defended his leadership while insisting that only one of his deputies was on the scene as the gunman killed 14 students and three staff members

Wayne LaPierre at CPAC

NRA Faces Growing Backlash After School Shooting

The NRA, and now the State of Florida, faced growing backlash as companies cut ties after the latest school massacre, and survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted

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U.S. Embassy to Move to Jerusalem by May

Ambassador David Friedman and a small group of staff will take up work in an existing U.S. consulate in Jerusalem’s Arnona neighborhood in May, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding