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North Korea Prepares For Second Nuclear Summit With U.S.
Kim Jong Un praised Trump's "unusual determination" to come to an agreement. A second summit, expected around late February, could be a chance for the two countries to work out crucial details.
Lawsuits Allege 'Grave Harm' To Immigrant Children In Detention
Over 10,000 immigrant children are in U.S. custody. In the past year, lawyers say at least 170 willing sponsors were arrested and put in deportation proceedings after coming forward for the child.
China Appears To Block Microsoft's Bing Search Engine
Microsoft says its search engine is no longer accessible in China. The country is known for blocking electronic access to information deemed harmful to the state.
Provoked By Trump, The Religious Left Is Finding Its Voice
The Trump Administration has inspired a new activism on the part of liberal religious groups. Like the Moral Majority of the late '70s, they fear an assault on their most basic Christian values.
In Another Recession, It Could Be Tough For Washington To Boost The Economy
Whether it's lowering interest rates or stimulus spending, many of the tools the federal government uses to fight a downturn are already stretched.
'Fourth Trimester' Problems Can Have Long-Term Effects On A Mom's Health
A woman's health issues related to pregnancy don't always end at the baby's birth. Scientists say complications from childbirth, such as hypertension or diabetes, increase her risk of heart disease.
Iranian Journalist Marzieh Hashemi Released By Officials After Grand Jury Appearances
Officials haven't said what the grand jury is investigating. Hashemi hasn't been accused of any crime. She was held as a material witness and now has been released from further grand jury obligations.
White Supremacist Pleads Guilty In Fatal Sword Stabbing Of Black Man
James Jackson admitted he was driven by a plan to murder scores of black men to spark a nationwide race war. It's New York state's first conviction of first-degree murder as an act of terrorism.
PG&E Says Federal Judge's Safety Plan Is Not Feasible And Too Expensive
The utility company is trying to convince a federal judge to modify a wide-ranging proposal to mitigate wildfire risk. PG&E is also seeking bankruptcy protection.
'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' As Government Shutdown Affects Federal Courts
The government shutdown has led the budget of federal court systems to run dry, causing disruptions to the pursuit of justice. Court officials fear that things could get worse in coming weeks.
At Least 5 Dead In Shooting At Central Florida Bank; Suspect In Custody
Police say they responded to a 911 call from someone who said he had opened fire in a SunTrust bank in Sebring, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect is a former trainee prison guard.
WATCH: In China, School Principal Leads Students In Dancing To A New Beat
At first the teachers were skeptical, but after two weeks they joined in "because the music is full of energy ... it really gets the happiness flowing," Zhang Pengfei told a local newspaper.
House Oversight Panel Launches Inquiry Into White House Security Clearances
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the committee's chairman, said the White House appeared "to have disregarded established procedures for safeguarding classified information" — and he wants to know more.
Lawsuit Alleges Migrant Children Are Used To Catch Other Undocumented Immigrants
The Trump administration is using a system that is meant to help migrant children to deport the kids and their families, according to several lawsuits filed around the country.
Shutdown Squeezes IRS Workers Just As The Tax-Filing Season Is About To Start
Tax season is more stressful this year for filers and IRS workers alike, because of tax law changes and the partial government shutdown that has left the agency with roughly half its normal staff.