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The public favors cutting defense spending, not adding billions more, new survey finds

Public opinion is again at odds with Washington about how to spend tax revenues, as most support reductions in federal military and homeland

Trump budget: an extra billion dollars for nuclear weapons

His draft 2018 budget would also drastically curtail State Department spending and end financing for the U.S. Institute of Peace

Virginia federal judge rules in favor of Trump's travel ban

Unlike federal judges before him, a judge in Virginia on Friday ruled in favor of President Trump's revised travel ban.

Trump's crackdown focuses on people in the U.S. illegally – but not on the businesses that hire them

While undocumented immigrants are targeted for deportation, employers are rarely punished for hiring such workers.

Trump condemns Syria attack as crossing 'many lines' as U.N. debates action over Russian objections

Diplomats from around the globe condemned the deadly nerve gas attack as Syria and Russia denied responsibility.

Human rights fade from U.S. foreign policy agenda under Trump

Trump administration downplays human rights

Trump's tough talk on North Korea will be put to the test in his meeting with Chinese leader

Now it is Donald Trump’s turn at the plate where consecutive presidents before him have failed to crack the North Korea quandary.

Border wall painted by Mexican kids will be replaced, but the artist who started it will get to keep a piece

A wall painted by children in Mexico, led by an American artist, will be taken down. But the Border Patrol wants one artist keep a piece

Trump's 'hard power' budget makes sweeping cuts to EPA and State Department, boosts defense spending

The Trump administration is proposing dramatic cuts to the State Department as part of a budget blueprint that would ramp up defense spending.

Arkansas prepares to execute 8 men in 11 days: Justice, or an ‘assembly line of death’?

Arkansas is set to execute eight men in 11 days in April. No state has executed this many people in such a short span and it’s made the state ground zero in the death penalty debate.

White House and Russia trade heated charges over poison gas attack in Syria

Rex Tillerson makes first trip to Russia as secretary of State; tensions over Syria could spoil talks

In a small Iowa town, a Pulitzer-winning editor defends immigrants and tries to bring a community together

In red-state Iowa, the town of Storm Lake is a welcome haven for immigrants.

Atty. Gen. Sessions calls for harsher penalties for migrants who repeatedly enter the country illegally

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions tours Arizona military and customs facilities.

IRS strips tax-exempt status from Richard Spencer's white nationalist nonprofit

The nonprofit run by one of America’s most prominent white nationalists, Richard Spencer, has lost its tax-exempt status for failing to file tax returns with the federal government.

There's fear that the EPA's request for a court delay may lead to dirtier air

The Environmental Protection Agency asked a court to delay arguments in a case involving Obama-era smog rules. Does that portend a relaxing of the regulations?

After transgender bathroom battle, North Carolina looks to ban same-sex marriage

A bill filed this week by four N.C. House Republicans would direct state government to defy a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and restore the state constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage.

A building boom and climate change create an even hotter, drier Phoenix

As a concept, Phoenix never made sense, and yet 1.5 million people managed to make a home in a scorching desert, and it worked. That was before the climate started changing.

David Dao, United passenger who was dragged from plane, says he's still in the hospital

United passenger David Dao says he's still in the hospital

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