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World Dec 24UK bans pet shops from selling puppies and kittens
The government says the new law will help crack down on "puppy farms" and make it harder for unscrupulous dealers who have little regard for animal welfare.
Nation Dec 24Justice Ginsburg up and working after surgery
The court next meets on Jan. 7. Despite her health problems, Ginsburg has never missed arguments.
Nation Dec 23SpaceX launches Air Force’s best GPS yet, ends banner year
A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday, hoisting the satellite into orbit.
World Dec 22UN team arrives in Yemen to monitor port city cease-fire
A U.N. team led by a Dutch officer has arrived in Yemen to monitor a cease-fire that went into force in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, where the country’s civil war rivals have fought for months.
World Dec 22Syria sends reinforcements east after Trump’s pullout plan
The reinforcements arrived after U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he was pulling all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria.
Politics Dec 21House adjourns without spending deal, making shutdown near certain
Senators are also being told there will be no further votes Friday as talks continue.
Politics Dec 21With procedural vote, Senate advances bill to stop partial shutdown
The move doesn’t immediately end the threat of a partial federal shutdown at midnight Friday. But it kick-starts negotiations as Congress tries to find a resolution to Trump’s demand for the wall.
Politics Dec 21Trump’s request to enforce his asylum ban rejected by Supreme Court
The court's order Friday leaves in place lower court rulings that blocked President Donald Trump's proclamation in November automatically denying asylum to people who enter the country from Mexico without going through official border crossings.
Politics Dec 20Trump signs $867B farm bill without food stamp program cuts
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the regulation to tighten work requirements was a tradeoff for Trump's support for the bill.
Politics Dec 20House passes major criminal justice overhaul
The bill passed 358-36 and now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. He had urged lawmakers to support it, saying the bill would provide hope and a second chance to those who earn it.