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  • Polish leader: LGBT rights an import that threatens nation

    The chairman of Poland's conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. Kaczynski, Poland's most important politician, also said "everyone must accept Christianity" and that questioning the powerful Roman Catholic...

  • UK regulators block Sainsbury's-Asda supermarket merger

    British competition regulators have blocked J. Sainsbury Plc's 7.3 billion-pound ($9.4 billion) purchase of Walmart's Asda unit, which would have created the U.K.'s biggest supermarket chain. The Competition and Markets Authority says the deal would have increased prices and reduced the quality...

  • New cyclone set to make landfall in northern Mozambique

    Authorities have warned that a new cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday in northern Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Cyclone Kenneth could bring heavy rains and flooding to northeastern Mozambique and...

  • Afghan official says Taliban ambush police convoy, kill 9

    An Afghan official says the Taliban ambushed a security convoy, killing nine policemen in western Farah province. Abdul Samad Salehi, a provincial councilman, says the convoy was heading to defuse a roadside bomb on Wednesday afternoon when the ambush happened in Anardara district. Saleh says that...

National Politics

Local Politics
  • Again? Yup. What to know about the overnight budget shutdown

    Again? Yup. While you were sleeping, Congress was shutting down the government — and then reopening it — in a familiar display of dysfunction. It's the second time this year lawmakers have let funding lapse while they staged standoffs intended to draw attention to their causes. The first was a...

  • Women of color pose a question for Democratic candidates: Why should we vote for you?

    Women of color pose a question for Democratic candidates: Why should we vote for you?

    Aimee Allison’s brainchild was born of elation and frustration. The Oakland-based political strategist was invigorated by Democratic wins and near-wins the last two years in places like Alabama, Georgia and Texas, powered substantially by voter turnout among minority women. But she blanched at...

  • Trump’s promise to resist oversight by Congress sets up clash that could last years

    Trump’s promise to resist oversight by Congress sets up clash that could last years

    President Trump vowed on Wednesday to fight a host of congressional efforts to scrutinize his conduct, business and policies, opening the path toward a constitutional clash that could last for the rest of his term or longer. “We’re fighting all the subpoenas,” Trump told reporters, ascribing partisan...

  • Why Democrats shouldn’t impeach Trump — yet

    Why Democrats shouldn’t impeach Trump — yet

    In the wake of the redacted report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, Democrats were gripped by impeachment fever: Did Mueller’s findings demand that Congress launch formal proceedings to remove President Trump from office? But the debate, while vigorous, already seems to be receding....

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