"I'm announcing today the United States of America will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever," Vice President Mike Pence said after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
For the first time since October 2013 — when a similar standoff that lasted 16 days kept only essential agency operations running — federal workers were being told to stay at home or in some cases to work without pay until new funding is approved.
The justices left in place a June ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals that the plaintiffs — same-sex couples, civil rights advocates including the head of the state NAACP chapter, a church and others — did not have legal standing to bring the lawsuit.
As the Russian military moves into Crimea, there seem to be few good options for the US and NATO. Retired Brigadier General Kevin Ryan sees economic sanctions as one of the few tools, but that requires time and a focus on the long-term strategy.
For all its brutality, ISIS is often praised for its social media savvy and a passion among its members akin to that of a very famous Silicon Valley startup, says one Muslim social media entrepreneur. The way to defeat the group’s extremism is by fighting intellectual fire with fire, he says.
People across the globe are watching to see if there's ultimately a resolution to this US government shutdown. And what they're saying — and hearing — isn't great. Many folks around the globe say the shutdown looks crazy. It looks silly. It looks like lawmakers are arguing about something that doesn't entirely matter.
The Washington Redskins face growing demands to change their team's nickname, which many Native Americans say is offensive. The public debate is also putting pressure on other teams, like the Edmonton Eskimos, that also use native imagery.