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The second GOP debate is kicking off much like the first: Without Trump. Follow live updates

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Republicans face growing urgency to stop Trump as they enter the second presidential debate

Republicans are meeting for their second presidential debate as top rivals seek to blunt the momentum of Donald Trump More »


House Speaker McCarthy is back to square one as the Senate pushes ahead to avert a federal shutdown

The Senate is marching ahead with a bipartisan approach to prevent a government shutdown More »


Judge Chutkan denies Trump’s request to recuse herself in federal election subversion case

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan says she won’t recuse herself from Donald Trump’s 2020 election interference case in Washington More »


In Hollywood writers' battle against AI, humans win (for now)

After a 148-day strike, Hollywood screenwriters secured significant guardrails against the use of artificial intelligence in one of the first major labor battles over generative AI in the workplace More »


US Sen. Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to pocketing bribes in a wide-ranging corruption case

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey will address his Democratic colleagues on Thursday as calls grow for Menendez to resign over federal bribery charges More »


US secures the release of the soldier who crossed into North Korea 2 months ago

The White House says the American soldier who sprinted into North Korea across the heavily fortified border between the Koreas two months ago has been released into U.S. custody More »


Over 50 arrested after mobs ransacked Philadelphia stores. Dozens of liquor outlets are shut down

Dozens of people face criminal charges after authorities said groups of thieves working together smashed their way into stores in several areas of Philadelphia and fled with merchandise More »


Auto workers union to announce plans on Friday to expand strike in contract dispute with companies

The United Auto Workers union says it will announce on Friday how it plans to expand its strike against Detroit’s three automakers More »


Michigan State fires coach Mel Tucker for bringing ridicule to school, breaching his contract

Michigan State has fired Mel Tucker, saying the suspended football coach failed to present adequate reasons why he should not be fired for cause after having what he described as consensual phone sex with an activist and rape survivor More »


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