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US military protects Americans' rights 'to criticize us': Ret. Gen. Petraeus
Retired four-star U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus said the military protects Americans' rights "to criticize us" -- an apparently different view than that of the White House press secretary who said it's "highly inappropriate" to debate a U.S. general. "We in uniform protect the rights of others to
US Appeals court delays abortion for undocumented, unaccompanied minor under federal custody
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked an undocumented, unaccompanied minor -- who is under federal custody -- from obtaining the pregnancy .htm" id="ramplink_abortion_" targetblank">abortion she is seeking. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today ruled that the U.S.
Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier fights Republican demand to open its books
A powerful Republican is trying to force the identity of the person who first financed the infamous dossier of alleged links between Russians and the Donald Trump campaign into public view. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes quietly approved a subpoena earlier this month that would compel the
Afghan soldiers in US for training are going AWOL
Facing a tense security situation at home and few apparent repercussions in the U.S., dozens of Afghan soldiers and security personnel who came to the U.S. for training have gone AWOL -- and the number is increasing, according to the latest report from government's oversight group for Afghanistan.
First lady Melania Trump's inaugural gown unveiled at Smithsonian
First lady Melania Trump’s inaugural gown went on display Friday at the Smithsonian, part of an exhibit that features various inaugural gowns of former first ladies. Trump, who participated in the gown’s unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, offered praise for the
How this bride found out her husband is a real-life Ethiopian prince
When one woman met a young man in a popular D.C. nightclub, she had no idea she'd go onto marry him, much less become part of a royal family. But that's just what happened when Ariana Austin met Joel Makonnen in Pearl Nightclub 12 years ago. Austin told ABC News it was "days before my 22nd
American woman marries prince she met in DC nightclub
When the two met in 2005 at Pearl Nightclub in Washington, D.C., Austin had no idea Makonnen is Ethiopian royalty.
Winter weather forecast shows colder, wetter North and warmer, drier South
What happens in the Pacific Ocean with the phenomenon La Niña will likely cause temperature and precipitation changes across the country this winter, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . The weak La Niña developing could be the biggest player in the 2017-2018 winter
Mississippi senator back at work, faces questions on health
Longtime Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, frail and speaking softly, is back to work in Washington after a health setback
No Go: Pokemon-costumed man arrested after White House jump
A Kentucky man dressed as a Pokemon character is accused of trying to jump the White House fence _ all in the name of making a buzzy YouTube video