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'Beginning of a new approach': President Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital

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| The president has announced that the U.S. is officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, fulfilling a campaign promise while unsettling volatile politics in the region.

US Rep. John Conyers resigns from Congress


U.S. Rep. John Conyers announced Tuesday that he is retiring amid allegations of sexual harassment by former staff members.

Facebook launches parent-controlled Messenger app for kids


The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents.

Fact check: Trump's pledge to restore 'Merry Christmas' to the White House


President Trump took part in his first National Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday. Trump has pledged to ditch political correctness and bring back Christmas, but did it ever leave the White House?

Working moms have been a 'thing' since ancient history


Who ruled early farming? Women! Studies of ancient bones show that women's physical labor was crucial to driving the agricultural revolution in Europe.


Garrison Keillor fired over alleged improper behavior


Minnesota Public Radio received one allegation of "inappropriate behavior" about retired "Prairie Home Companion" host Keillor.

Benghazi attacks defendant convicted of terrorism — but not murder


Ahmed Abu Khatallah was accused of orchestrating the siege on a U.S. diplomatic compound in the Libyan city. That attack, which left four Americans dead, has become a political flashpoint in the U.S.

Trump wins opening round in legal battle over consumer watchdog agency


The White House is seeking to assert control over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created to help people in disputes with big financial firms.

Can police track you through your cellphone without a warrant?


The Supreme Court wrestles again with interpreting the rules of the digital era and whether police need to get a search warrant to obtain cellphone location information.