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Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described…

Trump confirms 'phase one' trade deal with China

President Donald Trump says he's agreed to a "Phase One" deal with China that includes "many structural changes and massive purchases of Agricultural Product, Energy, and Manufactured Goods, plus much more" -- effectively calling a truce in a war that has roiled financial markets and the US and Chinese economies.

White House says it won't participate in impeachment hearing

The White House on Friday blasted the House's impeachment inquiry as "completely baseless" and a "reckless abuse of power" ahead of a deadline set by House Democrats for the White House to say whether it would participate in the impeachment proceedings.

Kamala Harris ends 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Kamala Harris ended her 2020 presidential campaign on Tuesday, an abrupt departure for a candidate who was once seen as a leading contender for the Democratic nomination.

White House officials testify quid pro quo effort was coordinated with Mulvaney

Two White House officials told lawmakers the "blatant" push for politically motivated investigations from President Donald Trump left "no ambiguity" what the Ukrainians needed to do to secure a highly sought meeting — and the effort was coordinated by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, according to deposition transcripts released Friday.

House Dems subpoena White House for Ukraine documents

House Democrats on Friday issued a subpoena to the White House for documents related to Ukraine, ratcheting up the Democratic impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Valerie Harper, Emmy-winning 'Rhoda' star, dead at 80

Valerie Harper, who achieved fame as Rhoda on the classic sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and continued as the character in a popular spinoff series, has died after a long battle with cancer, her daughter Cristina Cacciotti and family friend Deanna Buskey confirmed to CNN.

Seven killed after earthquakes hit Philippines

Eight people were killed after back-to-back earthquakes struck the northern Philippines Saturday morning, according to CNN Philippines, citing a disaster official.

Barr directs federal government to resume capital punishment

The federal government has ordered the death penalty to be reinstated for the first time in nearly two decades, as Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five inmates after adopting an updated execution protocol.

Boris Johnson will be UK's new Prime Minister

Hardline Brexiteer Boris Johnson has won the UK's Conservative Party leadership contest and will take over from outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May when she steps down on Wednesday.

Court blocks federal funds for border wall in parts of Calif., NM

A federal judge in California ruled against the Trump administration on Friday in two different cases, ultimately preventing $2.5 billion in federal funds from being used for a border wall in portions of California, New Mexico and Arizona.

House passes border funding bill

The House on Thursday passed a $4.6 billion Senate bill to send emergency funding to the border, a vote that triggered outrage from progressives who objected to the legislation and an outpouring of emotion on the House floor. The measure, which passed 305-102, will next go to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature.

WH directs Hicks, Donaldson to withhold documents from House panel

The White House has directed former officials Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson not to turn over any documents to the House Judiciary Committee relating to their time at the White House, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

These are the victims of the Virginia Beach shooting

One was a man who'd worked with Virginia Beach's public utilities department for 41 years. Another was a contractor who was just in the building to file for a permit.

Disaster relief bill stuck in House after GOP lawmaker's objection

A disaster relief bill was prevented from advancing in the US House of Representatives on Friday after Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas objected to passing the bill, meaning the more than $19 billion in aid may not go to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature before June.

Report: 11 killed in bar shooting in Brazil

Media reports say six women and five men were killed by a gang of gunmen at a bar in Brazil's northern Para state Sunday, The Associated Press said.

Brooks Koepka clinches fourth major at PGA Championship

The coronation had more spice than he would have liked, but Brooks Koepka held his nerve to seal back-to-back PGA Championship titles to confirm his status as a once-in-a-generation player.