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Carrie Fisher Won't Appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Tran revealed that she had told her family she was doing "an indie movie in Canada" - such has been the secrecy surrounding the film. "She's not a soldier, she's not looking to be a hero". John Boyega, who played ex-Stormtrooper Finn in The Force Aw...

Trump's reversals come after crash course on the issues

As Walter Russell Mead observed during the primary, Trump's appeal flows from his pattern of behavior as much as his policy priorities. Trump , unlike, say, Jeb (!) Bush, who had a long record of views on virtually every subject, could tailor his ...

Procrastinators alert! Tax deadline pushed to Tuesday

IRS Free File allows taxpayers to prepare and e-file their taxes for free . You can qualify for an automatic extension until June 15, 2017 with no form required, if you are living outside the United States and Puerto Rico. Debts on credit cards can...

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

During their talks over the two days, Xi and Trump exchanged views on key areas of bilateral cooperation as well as global and regional issues of common concern, it said . "Tremendous... goodwill and friendship was formed, but only time will tell ...

This Is Why We Celebrate Easter

How many mourners left with hope or with despair? Most often, people find it easy to look for negative things and bad things happening around them. I know that last Sunday (Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion) Egyptian Christians were murdered in chu...

Tillerson Says Attacking Syria Was a 'Message' to North Korea

This is how US policymakers should continue to address trade and economic issues with China, keeping a focus on how increased USA exports to and investment in China will help Beijing achieve its goals of sustainable economic growth and a consumptio...

Trump's intelligence doubts parroted by Russia

Tillerson said USA airstrikes on the Syrian air base was both "a direct response to the Assad regime's barbarism"; and it also was "necessary as a matter of USA national security interest" because "we do not want the regime's uncontrolled stockpile ...

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Trump slashes corporation tax in reform plan

He promised to tax overseas income at just 10 percent in a bid to repatriate some of the trillions of dollars now sitting in offshore accounts. Partnerships and other busin...

Gov. Baker talks to governor of Puerto Rico, offers aid

Nicole Hernandez was supposed to reunite with her dad and other family on Puerto Rico this week for a family cruise. The island's governor says the situation is growing more...

Roy Moore Wins Alabama's GOP Senate Primary

Dean Heller in Nevada's Republican primary. Voters put him back in the same position. It all turned out for naught, with Moore's victory dealing a bitter blow to the GOP's esta...

Health plan would cut US deficit- but leave millions without insurance: CBO

In what's surely a quirk of happenstance, those states are represented by three senators who have come out against the bill - Susan Collins , Rand Paul , and John McCain - an...

Hatch says it may be 'virtually impossible' to pass Obamacare replacement

Because of current Senate rules, the GOP has until September 30 to pass health care reform legislation with a simple majority vote . According to documents obtained by The As...

John McCain answers to his conscience, not to Arizona Governor

The Senate Finance Committee will also hold a hearing Monday afternoon on the Graham-Cassidy proposal. Sen. Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat who had been working with Mr. Sen...

Can the Oklahoma State Offense roll TCU?

The Cowboys had more yardage (and yards per play), but TCU controlled the ball for nearly 40 minutes and road 14 points off turnovers to a 13-point win. This three-man backf...

Angela Merkel may triumph but what will her government look like?

Merkel absolutely did the right thing with refugees in 2015, against the trend of her party, and it made a huge difference for Germany and for Europe. It's campaigning for a rise ...

Officials Raise Mexico Quake Death Toll To 286 As Rescue Efforts Continue

But she hasn't found anyone yet in the rubble of this most recent quake. Her naming likely derives from a misunderstanding between the rescuers and the girl, but regardless of he...

Trump Heads to Alabama to Campaign in Tight Senate Race

And they're definitely sick and exhausted of politicians apologizing for all they hold dear to Europeans whose homes their grandfathers saved in places like Normandy, Bastogne, an...

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New Report: Graham-Cassidy Punishes Medicaid Expansion States

New Report: Graham-Cassidy Punishes Medicaid Expansion States

Jimmy Kimmel admonished Senate Republicans for the second evening in a row over their last-minute push to pass a major healthcare reform package, but singled out one particular vo...

Kerry to Trump: Paris agreement not some quick 'real estate deal'

Kerry to Trump: Paris agreement not some quick 'real estate deal'

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that US officials were considering avenues to stay in the agreement , though White House officials denied the report . We shou...

Ben McAdoo Blames Eli Manning For 'Sloppy' Fourth Down Play

Ben McAdoo Blames Eli Manning For 'Sloppy' Fourth Down Play

He's had at least 90 receptions, 1,300 yards, and 10 touchdowns in each of his three National Football League seasons. He came through the game no worse for the wear and is hop...

Saudi Arabia announces $15 million aid for persecuted Rohingya Muslims

Saudi Arabia announces $15 million aid for persecuted Rohingya Muslims

Speaking on the sidelines of an event here, Mr Singh said, "An affidavit has been filed. The matter is sub-judice and any policy decision will be taken only after the court's ord...

St Louis police face growing criticism over protest tactics

Smith's mother, Anne Smith, was among those gathered outside the downtown jail on Monday. Bush says everyone makes mistakes, but that Smith did not deserve to die. More demonstrati...

Colts to start Jacoby Brissett at QB vs. Cardinals

The team also will be without wide receiver John Brown due to a lingering quadriceps issue. - Surprising Phil Dawson missed the first one . "Hopefully the runs that I had sh...

Vikings' Sam Bradford a game-time decision vs. Steelers

Vikings' Sam Bradford a game-time decision vs. Steelers

First, they are playing on the road against a much better team. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler noticed a few communication flaws but generally was impressed with how the seco...

Deshaun Watson's Debut As A Starting Quarterback Was Pretty Impressive

Deshaun Watson's Debut As A Starting Quarterback Was Pretty Impressive

The Bengals' offense was stagnant once again Thursday night, falling to the Texans 13-9. The two sacks tied Atkins' career high, which he had recorded five other times . "He's...

Ex-St. Louis Cop Acquitted in 2011 Shooting of Black Driver

Ex-St. Louis Cop Acquitted in 2011 Shooting of Black Driver

The St Louis Metropolitan Police Department announced in a tweet that one officer sustained a serious injury from a brick thrown at Kingshighway and Waterman. Prosecutors said St...