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They were born as Communist China began

When the Chinese Communist Party took power 70 years ago, Ma Jianguo's family members were so excited they named him in honor of what they hoped would be the beginning of a new era.

Whistleblower controversy thrusts Trump appointee into limelight

When the inspector general for the intelligence community alerted lawmakers to a mysterious whistleblower complaint detailing allegations about President Donald Trump's conduct, many who know him, including some who are skeptical of the complaint, said his reputation and credibility caused them to take his concerns seriously.

Civil rights activist Emily Clyburn dies at 80

Emily Clyburn, the longtime librarian, civil rights activist and wife to Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American member of Congress, died Thursday morning at the age of 80, the congressman's office announced.

Churchill's grandson expelled from Britain's Conservative Party

Britain's unending Brexit crisis has shifted the foundations of the country's politics and claimed the careers of two prime ministers in collateral damage. But few examples of its seismic effect on Westminster could be more profound than an extraordinary sacking made on Tuesday evening.

Gilroy shooter had 'target list' with religious, political groups

The 19-year-old gunman who used an assault-style rifle to shoot people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival last week had a "target list" made up of religious institutions and political groups of both parties, as well as federal buildings and courthouses, authorities said.

Boris Johnson's parliamentary majority down to one MP

Britain's pro-European Liberal Democrats have beaten the governing Conservatives in a special by-election, striking a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and reducing his already narrow working majority in Parliament to just one.

Trump nominates John Ratcliffe to head US intel community

President Donald Trump's nomination of John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as the next Director of National Intelligence would launch a lawmaker with less than five years national experience under his belt to the pinnacle of US espionage in one of the most powerful and sensitive jobs in government.

Rep. Doug Collins leads Republican charge against Mueller

Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee who has been one of President Donald Trump's staunchest Hill allies amid Democrats' oversight efforts, led the GOP charge against former special counsel Robert Mueller during Wednesday's hearing.

Justice Kagan uses Spider-Man to warn of 'great responsibility'

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan extolled the late Justice John Paul Stevens and decried the effects of partisan gerrymandering on democracy. Yet it was not until a student at the Georgetown Law forum on Thursday asked about Spider-Man that Kagan began gesturing excitedly.

Former Texas judge leaves GOP: Trump's 'ideology is racism'

A former Texas judge and longtime Republican announced this week she has left the Republican Party, denouncing President Donald Trump's "ideology" of "racism" on the heels of Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Investigators look into possible scheme between Russia, Italian party

Prosecutors in Milan have opened an investigation into possible charges of international corruption, amid fresh claims that representatives from Matteo Salvini's League party discussed a funding scheme with Russia to plug a black hole in the League's finances, according to a person briefed on the investigation.