The U.S. Senate struck a deal that’s expected to soon end a federal government shutdown that spilled into a third day on Jan. 22.
On Jan. 19, President Donald Trump signed a six-year extension of Section 702, a controversial surveillance program that enables U.S. spy agencies to eavesdrop on the digital communication of foreign targets.
Funding for the U.S. government is due to expire at the stroke of midnight, less lawmakers can reach some sort of deal on Jan. 19; President Trump has reportedly canceled his weekend travel plans to stay in Washington until a spending bill can be passed.
On Jan. 18, the U.S. Attorney’s office said that it is dropping charges against 129 people accused of rioting in Washington, D.C., on President Trump’s Inauguration Day.
Chelsea Manning, the transgender former U.S. Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking classified documents, has announced her plan to run for a Senate seat in Maryland.
The U.S. Justice Department has launched a new task force to probe alleged drug-trafficking and money-laundering schemes tied to Hezbollah following a report that the Obama administration turned a blind eye to avoid derailing the Iran nuclear deal.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending a program that shields young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents from deportation.
In a reversal, the Trump administration said that it will exempt Florida from a proposal to open up oil drilling off U.S. coasts.
President Donald Trump is hoping to tackle the increasing number of veteran suicides by improving mental health care for the high-risk group.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a legal challenge to a Mississippi law that allows government workers and private businesses to deny services to LGBT people based on religious objections.