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Congress reacts to Trump's Syria missile strike

On Capitol Hill, several members of Congress questioned the constitutionality of President Trump's action. Others commended the decision while also calling for consultation with Congress.

​Trump defends attack on Syria; demands 'end the slaughter'

The U.S. blasted the air base Thursday night with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.

US missiles blast Syria base where chem planes took off

The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.

In WWI trenches, instant coffee gave troops a much-needed boost

One hundred years ago today, the U.S. entered World War I. American GIs marched into battle armed with one important — and then still-novel — item to give them a jolt of energy and raise morale.

The unsung equestrian heroes of World War I and the plot to poison them

April 6 marks 100 years since the U.S. entered World War I. Years before, the U.S. supported the effort by sending over thousands of horses, which were so important that Germans plotted to kill them.

Senate pulls 'nuclear' trigger to ease Neil Gorsuch confirmation

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a new precedent in the Senate to advance Supreme Court nominations with a simple majority. The GOP change ended a Democratic filibuster of Neil Gorsuch.

Iconic rainbow flag designer Gilbert Baker has died

"There's a lot of sweat behind that flag and glitter," Baker told KPCC during an interview in 2013. The artist died on Friday. He was 65.

Vin Scully, N.W.A, 'All Things Considered' to be preserved by Library of Congress

Several pieces of L.A. history will be added to the National Recording Registry, alongside other "aural treasures" like NPR's "All Things Considered" inaugural 1971 broadcast and more.

Comedy improv class helps veterans deal with civilian life

Second City, known for producing top talent like Tina Fey, opens its doors to military veterans for a special class to build skills to deal with daily life.

Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

The president called the pipeline part of a "new era of American energy policy" that would lower costs, reduce reliance on foreign oil and create thousands of U.S. jobs.

Casualties reported near UK Parliament after 'terrorist incident'

An incident in the heart of London has caused multiple injuries. "We are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement

4 unanswered questions about FBI's Russia investigation

Republicans and Democrats staged what seemed like separate, parallel hearings on Monday into Russia's alleged actions in the 2016 presidential campaign — and left many questions unanswered.

Former California dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation

Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory.

​Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies

Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday.

As PBS celebrates 50th, Trump budget could mark doom

Whether the GOP's hold on both the White House and Congress makes Trump's proposed cuts a reality is something that neither observers nor stakeholders are able to say.

IOC considering both LA and Paris for 2024-2028 Olympics

The IOC executive board asked its four vice presidents to "explore changes" in Olympic bidding and report back in July. Such a double vote would be unprecedented.