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Hemp — a close relative of marijuana that can be used to make textiles and other products — has long been classified as a Schedule I drug by the federal government. That’s set to change.…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn’s behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser and telling him in a…

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration followed through Tuesday on the president’s promise to ban so-called bump stocks, even as a new school safety report disappointed advocates who hoped the administration would consider additional gun control…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says U.S. troops do not need to remain in Syria. Trump tweeted today: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.”…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House today appeared to inch away from forcing a partial government shutdown over funding for a southern border wall, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying there are “other ways” to…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump’s $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn’t always like this,…

FLORISSANT, Mo. — A 6-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by an older sibling Friday while their parents were away at a Christmas party, police say. Maliyah Palmer died after being shot in the…

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald’s drive-through and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana. News outlets report Port St.…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge’s ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who’ve seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A report compiled by private researchers and expected to be released today by the Senate intelligence committee says that “active and ongoing” Russian interference operations still exist on social media platforms, and…