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President Trump called the Army major a hero and vowed to review the case. To a military law specialist, it looks like "the commander in chief is putting his thumb on the scales of justice."
About 10,000 Jewish refugees under the age of 17 were relocated through the rescue operation. Most never saw their parents again. The Claims Conference estimates there are about 1,000 still living.
Booker is introducing a bill this week in response to an investigation by the Center for Public Interest and NPR. He calls drug firms' infiltration into Medicaid's decision process "nefarious."
The network explained its decision, saying "there are grounds to terminate for cause, including his willful and material misfeasance" and failure to cooperate with the company's investigation.
The Holland Tunnel became the subject of a fervent petition to change which letters its holiday decorations should adorn. In what could be called a Christmas miracle, the Port Authority listened.
"In fact, we're growing faster outside the [San Francisco] Bay Area than within it," says Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat, a senior vice president of both Google and its parent company, Alphabet.
The U.S. bank and two of its former bankers face criminal charges in connection with Malaysia's 1MDB scandal, which involves billions of dollars allegedly stolen from a development fund.
The men failed to register as foreign agents, prosecutors say, and they even developed a plot to disguise the ultimate origins of payments they were receiving from Turkey.
About half of all teens say they've tried to cut back on their phone use. But one of the girls we spoke with says that's hard when "it's obviously designed to be addictive."
Even a partial government shutdown would leave some 800 thousand government workers without pay over the holidays although many would remain on the job.
The six airstrikes did not harm any civilians, the U.S. says. The strikes targeted a camp in a remote area roughly 30 miles southwest of Mogadishu.
Iraqi religious leaders officially initiated the restoration of Mosul's al-Nuri mosque yesterday. The mosque was destroyed as Iraqi forces reclaimed control of the city from the Islamic State in 2017.
The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, followed by China's detention of two Canadians, escalated trade and security tensions that are now leading to travel jitters.
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A week after the LAUSD agreed to paint over a school mural after criticisms emerged over its insensitivity towards Korea Americans, street artist Shepard Fairey has weighed in on the discussion.
The Affordable Care Act faces a new legal challenge after U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Texas ruled the law unconstitutional on Friday.
A new study from the Pew Research Center reveals that credit card use is on the rise, with 29% of adults saying they don’t use cash during a typical week.
Week in politics: How Congress and the president are approaching the looming government shutdown, impact of personnel changes at the White House and more| December 17 2018, 9:28 AM
AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and looks ahead to the biggest political stories in California and Washington D.C. for the week to come.