North Korea says continued US sanctions put denuclearization at risk

Pyongyang warned Washington that the two could return to “exchanges of fire.� North Korea isn’t happy that the US has continued its sanction regime against it — so unhappy that Pyongyang announced this weekend that continued diplomatic pressure and attempts to intervene in its human rights abuses could put a permanent end to denuclearization efforts. In a statement released Sunday,

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Stephen Miller says Trump is “absolutely� willing to shut down the government over border wall funding

Chuck Schumer called that stance a “temper tantrum.� The Trump administration has continued its public fight over the border wall, with White House senior adviser Stephen Miller telling CBS that President Donald Trump is “absolutely� willing to shut down the government on December 21 if Congress refuses to authorize funding for his wall. Echoing Trump’s own sentiments from Tuesday’s fiery

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SNL cold open imagines a world where Trump isn’t president, angering the real-life Trump

The Michael Cohen jokes seemed to really get under Trump’s skin. Apparently, progressives aren’t the only ones trying to imagine a world where Trump isn’t president. In a Saturday Night Live cold open based on It’s a Wonderful Life, Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump and Keenan Thompson’s angel visit a reality in which Trump was never elected president, attending a holiday

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Biden — followed by Bernie, then Beto — leads the first Iowa 2020 caucus poll

Likely Democratic caucusgoers are looking for a candidate with experience and electability. Former Vice President Joe Biden is the preferred candidate of nearly one third of some of the most influential voters in the 2020 Democratic primary: Iowa Democrats who are definitely or probably going to attend the February caucus. According to a Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll — the first

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Countries have forged a climate deal in Poland — despite Trump

Negotiators at COP24 in Katowice have finally reached an agreement, but key points on carbon markets are still being debated. UPDATE, December 15: International climate change negotiators announced late Saturday that they have reached an agreement at COP24 in Poland. The text charts a path forward for countries to set tougher targets for cutting greenhouse gases under the Paris climate

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Migrant girl dies in Border Patrol’s custody

The 7-year-old “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.� A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died last week while in Border Patrol’s (CBP) custody. But a statement the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) released Thursday night about her death raises more questions than it answers. The Washington Post reported that CBP told them the girl “died of dehydration and

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Benedict Cumberbatch will star in an HBO movie about Brexit. Here’s why the film is controversial.

Brits want an official investigation into the Brexit Leave campaign. They’re getting an HBO drama instead. On Friday, HBO revealed the trailer for its upcoming film Brexit, a Toby Haynes-directed drama about the 2016 Vote Leave campaign that “goes behind the scenes, revealing the personalities, strategies and feuds of the Leave and Remain campaigns,� according to HBO. Set to premiere

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Trump’s response to the Obamacare ruling reveals his bind on healthcare

The president tweeted out a request for a “GREAT� healthcare law, after a federal court ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. Even as President Donald Trump cheered a Friday federal court ruling that declared Obamacare unconstitutional, he was already calling for a new law that would reinstate some of the popular provisions that Texas v. United States was looking to undo, including protections

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