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January 14, 2019 9:26 PM Celebrities like Kylie Jenner may be facing an eggs-istential crisis

Jenner’s visual baby announcement racked up about 18 million likes in 11 months. By noon on Monday, Egg Gang had surpassed 27 million likes in less than 10 days. This is bonkers, especially when you scrutinize the photo. This egg isn’t lounging on an exotic beach, as popular Instagram exhibitionists tend to do. This egg is not at the club or on a red carpet 477

January 14, 2019 2:25 PM Trump threat to Turkey shows U.S. commitment to Kurds, says Pompeo

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump’s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey’s economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America’s commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president’s tweeted threat and that he assumed 408

January 11, 2019 7:38 PM The Latest: Judge: Women could lose birth control under rule

A U.S. judge in California says new rules by the Trump administration would result in a substantial number of women losing birth control coverage. Judge Haywood Gilliam made the comment Friday during a hearing in Oakland to decide whether to block the rules. The changes set to go into effect on Monday would allow more employers to opt out of providing 122

January 11, 2019 5:42 PM A Timeline of the US involvement in Syria’s conflict

Summer of 2014: The U.S. administration reveals that several dozen special operations troops had been on the ground in Syria briefly in an effort to rescue foreign hostages taken by the Islamic State group, but did not find them. Sept. 22, 2014: Obama launches a U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, one month after launching airstrikes 139

January 11, 2019 4:28 PM Bolton hires longtime adviser as deputy

WASHINGTON - White House national security adviser John Bolton has selected a new deputy. Bolton announced Friday that Charles Kupperman, a longtime colleague dating back to the Reagan administration, would serve as President Donald Trump’s new deputy national security adviser. Bolton says in a statement that Kupperman has been an adviser to him for more than 30 years 134

January 11, 2019 2:04 PM Death toll in Mexico border shootings rises to 24

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say the death toll in a drug cartel shootout in the northern border state of Tamaulipas has risen to 24 with the discovery of the bodies of three more men. Experts originally counted 21 bodies, many found in twisted piles of charred corpses in a field near burned-out vehicles. But a Tamaulipas state official who was not authorized 131

January 11, 2019 11:50 AM Gorsuch named as trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been elected to serve as a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Gorsuch was nominated to the high court by President Donald Trump and took his seat in April 2017. He previously served on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and at the U.S. Department of Justice as principal 128

January 11, 2019 10:13 AM US official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started

BAGHDAD - The U.S.-led military coalition in Syria has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the coalition fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. started “the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria 122

January 10, 2019 9:14 PM Montana lawmaker proposes to give $8M to build border wall

HELENA, Mont. - A Republican lawmaker in Montana is proposing to give more than $8 million to help build President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, while South Dakota senators voted Thursday to endorse the president’s plans. As Trump travelled to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday to make his case for $5.7 billion to build the wall in the government 129

January 10, 2019 8:57 PM Treasury chief: No sanctions relief for Russian oligarch

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) plans to tell lawmakers in a classified briefing that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Democrats asked Mnuchin to brief the House about the U.S. agreement to lift sanctions on three companies that Deripaska has owned or controlled 116