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  • U.S. officials believe North Korea's latest test could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • NEW YORK— Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho, both with extensive private sector backgrounds, have similarly been press-averse at the beginning of their tenures.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    After mixed signals sparked concern, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend a NATO meeting at the end of March, NBC News reports.

  • As expected, the State Department reversed a decision by the Obama administration and favored energy development over environmentalists' objections to the pipeline, which will carry thick Canadian crude oil to Nebraska, where it can flow on to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The company proposing the pipeline, Calgary- based TransCanada Corp., estimates the...

  • In a reversal of the Obama administration's earlier decision, the Trump administration issued a presidential permit enabling Calgary- based TransCanada to build the pipeline. Appearing alongside TransCanada's CEO in the Oval Office, Trump called it part of a "new era of American energy policy" that he said would lower costs, reduce reliance on foreign oil and...

  • Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight and change the way the Senate does business. The Senate narrowly confirms Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, an outspoken...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to toughen visa screening for certain groups.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. State Department plans to approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada- to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the administration would...

  • Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight and change the way the Senate does business. The State Department will approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-...

  • The House of Representatives delays a vote on legislation to begin dismantling Obamacare as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress scramble to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new federal healthcare policy, MSNBC says. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block...

  • Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight. The State Department will approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada- to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. State Department will approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada- to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process. The State Department's undersecretary for political affairs, Tom...

  • Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight. The State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada- to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a...

  • A weld shack is moved toward a pipe joint during construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma.

    Officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it.

  • The State Department will recommend the pipeline is in U.S. interests, clearing the way for the White House to grant a presidential permit to TransCanada to build the $8 billion pipeline, two officials said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner wouldn't reveal the decision, but said the agency had re-examined Keystone thoroughly after ruling against the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada- to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to Politico. The multi-billion dollar Keystone pipeline would bring more than 800,000 barrels-per-day of heavy crude from...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny."

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada- to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to Politico. The Keystone pipeline would bring more than 800,000 barrels-per-day of heavy crude from Canada's oil sands to...

  • The State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada- to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to Politico. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court...

  • Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight. Two months after stepping down as former President Barack Obama's ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro sees some good in the initial peace efforts by the new...