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National Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs gun-control bill

Florida Governor signs new gun control bill

Nor’easter slamming East Coast with heavy rain, strong winds

A major nor’easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain, intermittent snow and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding.

US, South Korea, Japan discuss denuclearization, summits

Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials discussed how to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during weekend talks ahead of upcoming inter-Korean...

DOJ to support lawsuits against companies selling opioids

The Justice Department says it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers. Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

Complaint: HUD employee demoted over office makeover request

When the acting head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development asked an agency official to “find money” to pay for a costly makeover of incoming Secretary Ben Carson’s office, she recoiled, telling him $5,000 was the statutory max. But that wasn’t the end of the conversation, according to a complaint alleging retaliation filed with a federal whistleblower agency.

VIDEO: Secretary Perdue Testifies on Rebuilding American Infrastructure

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing entitled “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Administration...

Senate confirms Georgia Appeals Court judge to federal court

The U.S. Senate has confirmed a Georgia Court of Appeals judge to an Atlanta-based federal appeals court.

Mississippi imposes 15-week abortion ban; nation’s toughest

Mississippi’s governor signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion law Monday — and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. The law and...

Lewinsky calls Clinton affair a ‘gross abuse of power’

“He was my boss. He was the most powerful man on the planet. He was 27 years my senior, with enough life experience to know better. He was, at the time, at the pinnacle of his career, while I was in my first job out of college,” she said.

Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm’s CEO suspended

The head of a data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended. The committee summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify.