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President Donald Trump pauses during a signing event for "Space Policy Directive 4" in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
February 19, 2019 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted. Before signing a document instructing the defense secretary to draft proposed legislation, Trump...
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Southwest Airlines has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights since late last week because of mechanical problems with its fleet.
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via CNN
February 19, 2019 - 9:03 pm
By Victoria Cavaliere and Rene Marsh, CNN Business (CNN) -- Southwest Airlines continues to grapple with an "operational emergency" after an unusually high number of planes have been taken out service. The Dallas-based airline has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights since late last week...
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This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online.
Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP
February 19, 2019 - 7:28 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group after becoming radicalized online realized she was wrong and now wants to return to the United States, a lawyer for her family said Tuesday. Hoda Muthana, 24, regrets ever aligning herself with the terrorist...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.
Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
February 19, 2019 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both...
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President Trump asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if a US attorney he appointed could oversee an investigation tied to himself after the US attorney in question had already recused himself from the probe, The New York Times reported.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images via CNN
February 19, 2019 - 4:40 pm
By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if a US attorney he appointed could oversee an investigation tied to himself after the US attorney in question had already recused himself from the probe, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The...
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The Sarasota Police Department is looking for the vandal who spray-painted #MeToo onto the statue commemorating the kissing couple in the iconic WWII photo.
Sarasota Police Department via CBS
February 19, 2019 - 4:29 pm
(CBS) — A day after the sailor seen kissing a woman in the iconic World War II photo died, a statue commemorating the couple was found vandalized early Tuesday, Florida police said. According to the Sarasota Police Department, the vandal used red spray paint to emblazon the phrase "#MeToo," which...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo, File
February 19, 2019 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do "very well," against the suit, adding that he...
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A rendering of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago
Obama Foundation via AP, file
February 19, 2019 - 3:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday gave the green light to a lawsuit filed by a parks-advocacy group that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan. Some supporters of the project fear the...
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Bill Cosby
Matt Slocum/AP, file
February 19, 2019 - 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should consider overturning a 55-year-old landmark ruling that makes it hard for public figures to win libel suits, writing in a case involving a woman who says Bill Cosby raped her. Thomas took aim at New York Times v. Sullivan and...
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U.S. Supreme Court
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
February 19, 2019 - 3:30 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A long legal fight over whether a Texas death row inmate could be executed ended Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 59-year-old man is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be put to death. The Supreme Court's ruling came after prosecutors with the Harris County...
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