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Supreme Court backs employers over workers in first of two major labor cases Supreme Court backs employers over workers in first of two major labor cases
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt an initial blow to millions of workers Monday in the first of two major disputes this term pitting corporations against labor unions. In a 5-4 decision controlled by the court's conservative wing, the justices ruled that employers have the right to insist that labor disputes get resolved individually, rather than allowing workers to join together in class-ac...
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Trump plans to nominate Pacific Command's Harry Harris as ambassador to South Korea Trump plans to nominate Pacific Command's Harry Harris as ambassador to South Korea
Just weeks ahead of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump on Friday named Adm. Harry Harris as his intended nominee for the next ambassador to South Korea. Harris — described by the White House as "a highly decorated, combat proven Naval officer with extensive knowledge, leadership and geopolitical expertise in the Indo-Pacific region" — is currently the command...
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The royal celebration continues: Meghan shines in Stella McCartney reception gown The royal celebration continues: Meghan shines in Stella McCartney reception gown
The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoyed a menu fit for a king — or at least a really big fan of cake and canapes — and were serenaded by family friend Sir Elton John. After a lunch reception for 600 guests at St. George's Hall of Windsor Castle, newlyweds Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan hopped in a silver-blue 1968 Jaguar E-type (with the license plate "E180519" to commemorate the wedding d...
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Could Hawaii volcano explosion rival Mount St. Helens? Probably not. Could Hawaii volcano explosion rival Mount St. Helens? Probably not.
With Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continuing to belch out lava, ash and noxious fumes, people are wondering: Could it soon explode in a deadly and catastrophic fashion, like Mount St. Helens did in 1980? Probably not, said University at Buffalo geologist Tracy Gregg. "Kilauea and Mount St. Helens are different in almost every imaginable way," she said. Michael Poland of the U.S. Geological Surve...
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Hawaii volcano erupts, spews ash 6 miles into the sky Hawaii volcano erupts, spews ash 6 miles into the sky
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, the biggest explosion yet driving a plume of ash and debris 30,000 feet into the air and putting Big Island residents on further notice that a bigger blast could still be percolating in the volatile crater. The state Civil Defense agency said the plume was drifting northeast and warned residents to shelter in place. Driving conditions may be dangerous ...
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What might be going on with Melania Trump's benign kidney condition What might be going on with Melania Trump's benign kidney condition
First lady Melania Trump’s office has released few details about the medical procedure she underwent Monday or the “benign kidney condition” that led her to seek treatment at a military hospital near Washington. But medical experts are making some educated guesses about what might be going on as Trump, 48, recovers from what was described as an embolization procedure at Walter Reed National M...
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Analysis: How the growing Trump scandal could affect his presidency Analysis: How the growing Trump scandal could affect his presidency
WASHINGTON – Ron Ziegler, President Richard Nixon's press secretary, famously called the Watergate break-in a "third-rate burglary attempt" — and then it exploded into a wide-ranging scandal involving political dirty tricks, tax evasion, and obstruction of justice, ultimately forcing Nixon's resignation. The Whitewater scandal dogged Bill Clinton for most of his presidency, as an investigation ...
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Americans freed from North Korea greeted by Trump as they touch down on U.S. soil Americans freed from North Korea greeted by Trump as they touch down on U.S. soil
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — President Trump welcomed home three Americans freed from North Korea Thursday morning as they touched down on U.S. soil. The three American citizens — Kim Hak-Song, Tony Kim and Kim Dong-Chul — arrived at Andrews Air Force base in Maryland at 2:42 a.m. ET on a U.S. military medical plane. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on a separate plane. "We want to t...
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Trump says North Korea released three US detainees Trump says North Korea released three US detainees
North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump. The move is viewed as goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump said he would greet the men when they return with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been in Pyongyang to arrange the planned talks. Kim Hak-song, Tony Kim a...
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Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani try to again explain Stormy Daniels payment Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani try to again explain Stormy Daniels payment
WASHINGTON — Seeking to clear up confusion generated by President Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani about a $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, Giuliani issued a statement Friday saying he made mistakes regarding the timeline — but not specifying exactly what they were. In a statement to the press, Giuliani mostly reiterated points he's made over the past two days: Trump did n...
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