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Klobuchar’s office retools family leave policy after news report

Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Senate office scrapped a policy this week that required employees who took 12 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave to stay at the office for three times that time off once they returned, an aide to the Minnesota Democrat said Friday. The aide said the office policy — which was first…Read more

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Dianne Feinstein’s climate change discussion with schoolchildren gets heated

Sen. Dianne Feinstein clashed Friday with a group of children over climate change policy, criticizing their requests that she back the Green New Deal, accusing them of presenting an ultimatum and contrasting their inability to vote with her three decades in office. The exchange comes as moderate Democrats grapple with the Green New Deal, a…Read more

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Trump picks US ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to nominate the current American ambassador to Canada to be the new US ambassador to the United Nations. Trump tweeted on Friday evening that he plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft for the position, following former Ambassador Nikki Haley’s resignation last year. “I am pleased to announce that…Read more

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Washington Braces for Robert Mueller’s Final Report

Washington Braces for Robert Mueller’s Final Report

By Laura Jarrett and Caroline Kelly, CNN Special counsel Robert Mueller is not expected to deliver his report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election next week, a Justice Department official briefed on the plans told CNN. As CNN has previously reported, the precise timing of the announcement has been a…Read more

Source: Trump Will Keep about 400 Troops in Syria

Source: Trump Will Keep about 400 Troops in Syria

By Jeremy Diamond, CNN President Donald Trump has agreed to keep about 400 US troops in Syria after the withdrawal of most US forces there this spring, a senior administration official said Friday. Trump agreed on Thursday to keep about 200 US troops as part of planned multinational force that would maintain a safe zone…Read more

 Police: Patriots Owner Kraft Solicited Sex at Florida Spa

 Police: Patriots Owner Kraft Solicited Sex at Florida Spa

By Jason Hanna, Tina Burnside and Christina Maxouris, CNN New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting someone to commit prostitution, stemming from a raid in a day spa in Florida, police said Friday. Kraft, 77, was linked to a sting that has been going on for months, and his charges…Read more

Why Do People Stage Attacks On Themselves?

Why Do People Stage Attacks On Themselves?

Smollett case is so disturbing because risk of hate is so real By Jonathan A. Greenblatt Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged with a felony for allegedly filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate crime. Smollett, who is black and gay, had told police he was attacked by two…Read more

Coast Guard Officer Detained; Prosecutors Claim He Is A Domestic Terrorist

Coast Guard Officer Detained; Prosecutors Claim He Is A Domestic Terrorist

Coast Guard officer’s alleged massacre plot is terrifying echo of our politics By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson of Silver Spring, Maryland, was arrested nearly a week ago on weapons and drug charges by authorities who said he was planning to commit mass murder. They said Hasson had a…Read more

Rare Winter Weather Spotted Across the US

Rare Winter Weather Spotted Across the US

From snow on the Las Vegas strip to a “thundersnow” in Ohio, this week has been filled with rare weather phenomena. The hottest show in Las Vegas right now is the snow By Doug Criss, Judson Jones and Monica Garrett, CNN Oh, the things you can do in Sin City. You can gamble, hit up…Read more

‘Lava waterfall’ Reappears at Yosemite National Park

‘Lava waterfall’ Reappears at Yosemite National Park

Photographers in Yosemite National Park encountered the natural phenomenon known as “firefall” where lava appears to be flowing over a cliff at sunset. ‘Firefall’ is back and glowing at Yosemite National Park By Amanda Jackson, CNN The natural phenomenon that makes it appear that lava is flowing over a cliff at Yosemite National Park is…Read more

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