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Gunman's rampage kills 8 people in Mississippi

Subscriber only=A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and her family over his children was arrested Sunday in a three-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy. Continue reading...

Kushner's ties raise concern of Democrats

But Trump official defends idea of Russia back channel

Subscriber onlyCongressional Democrats on Sunday called for a thorough investigation of reports that top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed back-channel communications with Russia. Continue reading...

Merkel: U.S. no longer reliable

After Trump meetings, German leader says Europe on its own

Subscriber onlyGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Donald Trump last week, saying Europe "really must take our fate into our own hands." Continue reading...

Respect for Memorial Day wanes; some families of fallen warriors say meaning is lost on many

Subscriber onlyWhile millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday that honors more than 1 million people who died serving their country would command more respect. Continue reading...

GOP health plan worries newly insured

Subscriber onlyExperts believe Republican efforts to replace President Barack Obama's health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will increase the number of uninsured and derail the push to bring people into the health care system, which many doctors and health policy researchers see as essential to reducing some costs and improving quality of life. Continue reading...

Mattis: ISIS fight has shifted

Focus now aimed at stopping terrorists from returning home

Subscriber onlyThe fight against the Islamic State militant group has shifted to stopping potential terrorists from returning to their home countries, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Sunday. Continue reading...

Museum to remove gallows sculpture

Subscriber onlyThe Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will remove a gallows-like sculpture because of protests from American Indians who say it brought back painful memories of the mass hanging of 38 Dakota men in 1862. Continue reading...

U.S. agency has no plan for Ramadan

Subscriber only The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Saturday, but in a break with almost two decades of tradition, the State Department still has not decided whether to mark it with a reception. Continue reading...

Senator: Email story 'stunning'

FBI used fake info, he says

Subscriber onlySen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday that he wants to review a document that then-FBI Director James Comey used as the reasoning behind his unusual public closure in July of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified material as secretary of state. Continue reading...

Army probe hits speed bump

Large net catches small fish in recruitment-bonus scheme

Subscriber onlyU.S. agents with body armor and assault rifles stormed a small house in this hillside town on a dark October night two years ago, intent on arresting a retired National Guard captain suspected of an elaborate scheme to defraud the military. But in a sign of larger problems to come in the investigation, they raided the wrong house. Twice. Continue reading...

The Nation in Brief

Subscriber onlyU.S. looks at wider laptop ban on flights Continue reading...

Names and Faces

Subscriber onlyBarbra Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog, Sammie. The 75-year-old star announced the news on her social media accounts Saturday, saying "we cherish every moment of the 14 years we had with her." On her Instagram page, Streisand has posted numerous photos of herself doting on the fluffy white coton de Tulear, also known as the "Royal Dog of Madagascar." Streisand is fond of the breed and has had several coton de Tulear in the past. Streisand once told British newspaper The Independent that Sammie is "like the daughter I never had." Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyPresident Emmanuel Macron of France called for the quick repair of World War II hero and President Gen. Charles de Gaulle's tomb in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, as police searched for two people who vandalized it. Continue reading...

Climate-pact decision near, vows Trump

Heading home, he leaves allies hazy on exit position

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump, closing out the meetings at the Group of Seven summit, on Saturday promised an imminent decision on the Paris climate accord. Continue reading...

At home, Trump faces growing inquiries

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump said Saturday that his maiden trip abroad was a "home run" before heading back to Washington, where his top aides have been trying to contain the fallout from reports that Trump's son-in-law has drawn scrutiny in investigations involving Russia. Continue reading...

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