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  • Pence announces Turkey has agreed to cease-fire in Syria

    Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the U.S. and Turkey had agreed to a five-day cease-fire in northern Syria to allow for a Kurdish withdrawal from a security zone roughly 20 miles south of the Turkish border, in what appeared to be a significant embrace of Turkey's position in the week-long conflict.

  • Elijah Cummings, longtime Baltimore congressman, dies age 68

    Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68. A sharecropper’s son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district, which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform […]

  • US Secretary of Energy announces Hanford leadership change

    The United States Secretary of Energy has notified Congress of a leadership change after consolidating manager roles at two Department of Energy offices in Washington state.

  • Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal pot

    It's one year into Canada's experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened.

  • Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting

    Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists

  • The FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint deal in party-line vote

    The Federal Communications Commission has approved the $26.5 billion combination of Sprint and T-Mobile on a 3-2 party-line vote.

  • Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

    In Monroe, Washington, a lawsuit was filed last year on behalf of Sky Valley Education Center teachers, students and parents who believe they were sickened by PCBs and, possibly, even more toxic dioxins and furans that can form during PCB combustion.

  • Amazon makes big donations in Seattle City Council races

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is putting more than $1 million into Seattle’s City Council races, new donations that boost its spending on politics in its hometown this year to $1.45 million. The Seattle Times reports the online retail giant has now spent on the Council races than any other business or union, and all of Amazon’s company money has gone to a political-action committee (PAC) associated with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which has been buying direct-mail advertisements and paying door-to-door […]

  • Seahawks evoking thoughts of special season off to 5-1 start

    The last time the Seattle Seahawks started the season 5-1, they ended the year claiming their only Super Bowl title.

  • British family vacationing in Canada detained after crossing border into Washington state

    A British family who was vacationing in Canada say they have been detained in cold and filthy conditions for 12 days after taking a wrong turn and accidentally crossing the border into Washington state.

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