Trump officials to revoke California’s power to set auto emissions standards

The move sets up a major court fight with the nation’s most populous state. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have vowed to adopt California’s stricter standards if they diverge from the federal government’s, as have several automakers.

Trump says homeless people hurt the ‘prestige’ of Los Angeles, San Francisco

The president made his remarks about homelessness as he began a two-day fundraising swing across California.

Israeli election leaves both major parties well short of a majority, exit polls indicate

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party appeared tied or narrowly trailing its main rival, the Blue and White party — a result that would likely mean weeks of uncertainty.

Pompeo making spur-of-the-moment trip to Mideast as Iran rules out talks

The secretary of state will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates amid concerns that tensions could spiral into a military conflict.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks to more than 20,000 supporters during a campaign event in New York City’s Washington Square Park Monday. (REX)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks to more than 20,000 supporters during a campaign event in New York City’s Washington Square Park Monday. (REX)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) takes the stage to address supporters at a rally Monday in New York. (AP)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) takes the stage to address supporters at a rally Monday in New York. (AP)
President Trump arrives at a rally in Rio Rancho, N.M., on Monday night. (George Etheredge/Bloomberg)
President Trump arrives at a rally in Rio Rancho, N.M., on Monday night. (George Etheredge/Bloomberg)
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‘The lines keep getting longer’: Crowd size takes center stage in 2020 race as Warren event rivals Trump

The scale of audiences is now a potentially meaningful metric of electability — one that can translate into volunteers, donors and, as candidate Donald Trump demonstrated in 2016, actual momentum.

‘He's got competing instincts here’: Trump’s shifting response to Saudi oil-field attack

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The former Trump campaign manager's attitude infuriated Democrats, who chided him for being disrespectful during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his testimony in the Mueller probe.
The president's announcement banning almost all flavored vaping products stunned the industry, even big companies like Juul that have nurtured relationships with policymakers to gain influence.
Changes in contraceptive use, sexual activity and infertility, as well as a decline in pregnancies, may have played a role.
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Roberts, who won three Emmy Awards in a long career at NPR and ABC News, was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and named a “living legend” by the Library of Congress in 2008.
Among the banned items: baggy clothing (“pants must be worn at the waist”), hats worn backward or sideways, and work and construction boots. Choptank says it is just following the standard set by neighboring restaurants.
Several prominent comedians, including SNL alums Rob Schneider and Norm Macdonald, slammed the NBC comedy show for reversing course on Gillis, who had just been hired.
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At least 22 archaeological sites in Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument could be imperiled as President Trump’s border barrier goes up, according to an internal report.
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The completely correct guide to getting off a plane

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Kamala Harris grew up in a mostly white world. Then she went to a black university in a black city.

When anyone challenges her racial identity, the presidential candidate points to her four years at Howard University.
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