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Canada's Trudeau Approves Controversial Pipeline Expansion

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| Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first approved the project, which is opposed by many environmental groups, in 2016, but Tuesday's announcement means construction can begin later this year.

U.S. Resident Imprisoned In Iran On Spying Charges Returns To America


Nazir Zakka, a Lebanese citizen, was recently released from Iran's notorious Evin prison, where he served nearly four years.

Chinese President Xi Jinping To Visit North Korea This Week


The leaders are scheduled to meet on Thursday, according to Chinese and North Korean news agencies. The visit comes after stalled negotiations with President Trump.

6 People Shot, 1 Fatally, At Graduation Party In Philadelphia


Four of the people injured were teenagers. "It's just another case of wanton and senseless violence that we can't get our brains around," the city's police commissioner said.

Emails Connect Census Official With GOP Strategist On Citizenship Question


A Census Bureau official privately discussed the citizenship question issue with Thomas Hofeller, who plaintiffs in census lawsuits argue drove the Trump administration's push for the question.

A Woman Will Lead Naval War College For First Time In School's 135-Year History


Selecting Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, a helicopter pilot who now heads a military command in Guam, as the college's next leader was a "historic choice," according to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

Trump Blocked Congress From Seeing These Emails About The Census Unredacted


President Trump has claimed executive privilege over emails and memos that Democratic lawmakers say may reveal the real reason why the administration pushed for a census citizenship question.

Countries Are Ranked On Everything From Health To Happiness. What's The Point?


Nonprofits and advocacy groups use the rankings as a tool to name and shame countries into improving their policies. But the indexes do have some drawbacks.

Architecture For Landmark Nationwide Opioid Settlement Unveiled


If finalized, such a deal could funnel tens of billions of dollars to American communities struggling with the addiction crisis, while restoring stability to one of the country's biggest industries.