World Democrats pen letter to Trump on working together for health care reform. What can they achieve? 2017-03-29T21:45:29.000000Z As Republicans led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan gear up for a second swing at health care reform, Democratic senators say they’re willing to work with the president – if he stops attacking their party’s landmark health care law. In a letter signed by 44 of the Senate’s 48 Democrats, the bulk o... 'True heroes': Melania Trump honors 13 women of courage 2017-03-29T21:04:51.000000Z The award, given annually by the State Department since 2007, acknowledges the recipients’ work advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at their own personal risk. "These honorees, who have fought on the front lines against injustice, are true he... A neighborly rebuke to a wayward Venezuela 2017-03-29T20:53:35.000000Z If there is the equivalent of a “neighborhood watch” on a global level, it is the various groupings of countries by region – the European Union being the most well known. A majority of the OAS’s 34 active members, including heavyweights Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina, called for talks to e... It may not be the White House, but Clinton declares she is 'out of the woods' 2017-03-29T20:14:56.000000Z Several months after losing the 2016 presidential election in a surprise result, Hillary Clinton may be ready to return to the political arena. On Tuesday, the former Democratic presidential candidate spoke to a packed house of 6,000 for the Professional BusinessWomen of California conference at th... US-Turkey deal on ISIS assault? Why that's a tough sell for Tillerson. 2017-03-29T19:37:20.000000Z On paper, the United States and Turkey are on the same side in the fight against the Islamic State jihadists. Frustration is mounting on both sides, with the US and Turkey backing competing Syrian proxies as the primary attacking force in the Raqqa offensive. Recommended: How well do you understa... Why California prosecutors charged anti-abortion activists who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood 2017-03-29T19:31:12.000000Z Two anti-abortion activists who secretly filmed conversations with Planned Parenthood staff now face felony charges. On Tuesday, California prosecutors charged David Daleiden of Davis, Calif., and Sandra Merritt of San Jose, Calif., with 15 felonies. At issue is California’s “two party consent” la... Scottish Parliament backs new independence vote 2017-03-29T19:20:50.000000Z When Scotland voted to remain part of Great Britain back in 2014, it was seen as a resolution to the independence debate – at least for a while. On Tuesday, the Edinburgh-based legislature voted 69 to 59 in favor of asking Westminster for another independence vote. The referendum would take place ... To address opioid crisis, Trump to give Chris Christie the helm 2017-03-29T16:36:57.000000Z New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be taking on an advisory role within the White House as chair of a special commission to fight the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. The commission will also consist of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, ... In Debbie's wake, Australia begins to pick up the pieces 2017-03-29T16:06:15.000000Z Cyclone Debbie made landfall on Australia’s northeast coast Tuesday, with rains, storm surges, and winds as fast as 160 miles per hour scouring the state of Queensland. Local residents – especially those in Bowen, Proserpine, and Mackay – had been warned to brace for this scenario, The Christian Sc... Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant sues Trump. Will presidential immunity shield him? 2017-03-29T15:12:05.000000Z President Trump’s lawyer said the president is immune while in office from the defamation claims brought by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of sexual harassment.