Virginia's highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally; FBI arrests 6

The Virginia state Capitol building is surrounded by fencing, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Richmond, Va., in preparation for Monday's rally by gun rights advocates. Gun-rights groups are asking a judge to block the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday, Jan. 15, announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally at the Capitol. (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia's highest court has upheld a ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally in the state's capital next week

Veggies, fruit could be cut back in latest school lunch proposal

Cafeteria worker Imelda Pastora helps 7th- and 8th-graders as they make their way through a school lunch line in Montgomery County, Md. Taped to the counter is a sheet detailing the calories for the day's lunch, a new program in Montgomery County. (Photo for The Washington Post by Deb Lindsey)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken another whack at former first lady Michelle Obama's signature achievement: Establishing stricter nutritional standards for school breakfasts and lunches. And on her birthday.

11 U.S. troops needed treatment after Iranian missile attack, Pentagon says

U.S. officials near a crater caused by Iranian airstrikes inside the Ain al-Asad base near Anbar, Iraq, on Jan. 13, 2020. (Photo for The Washington Post by Emilienne Malfatto)

Eleven U.S. military personnel required medical treatment outside Iraq after Iranian missile strikes, defense officials said, reversing earlier assurances from President Donald Trump and the Pentagon that there had been no American casualties.

U.S. to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, a health surveillance officer monitors passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. On Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they will begin screening airline passengers at three U.S. airports who traveled from Wuhan in central China, for a new illness that has prompted worries about a new international outbreak. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

U.S. health officials have announced they will begin screening airline passengers from central China for a new virus that is making people sick


Denver officials won't hand over information sought by ICE

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo, a banner to welcome immigrants is viewed through a fisheye lens over the main entrance to the Denver City and County Building inDenver. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and could expand the unusual practice to other cities, an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and so-called sanctuary cities. And if the city officials don't respond, ICE, the Homeland Security agency responsible for arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, could take the subpoena to a federal judge who can order compliance, and find them in contempt.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Denver officials on Thursday said they would not hand over information requested by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement on four men wanted for deportation

Jury selected for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse to attend jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Jury selection in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial concluded Friday after an arduous two-week process, setting the stage for testimony to begin in the next week

Rep. Ayanna Pressley goes public with alopecia and baldness

This image from video released courtesy of The Root and G/O Media shows Rep. Ayanna Pressley in a video posted Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, announcing that she has gone bald due to alopecia. The freshman Massachusetts' Democrat made a touching video for The Root, the African American-focused online magazine, in which she revealed her bald head. (Courtesy of The Root and G/O Media via AP)

Rep. Ayanna Pressley says in a new video that she has gone bald due to alopecia

Microsoft: 'carbon-negative' by 2030 even for supply chain

After announcing and speaking about the Microsoft Carbon Footprint reduction CFO Amy Hood, President Brad Smith and Chief Environmental Officer Lucas Joppa leaves the atrium on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft is pledging to become 100% “carbon-negative” by 2030 by removing more carbon from the environment than it emits. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP)

Microsoft says it will be 100% “carbon-negative” by 2030 by removing more carbon from the environment than it emits

Weinstein's lawyers want trial moved, calling it a 'circus'

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse during a break in jury selection for his rape trial in New York, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers are fighting to halt jury selection and move his rape trial out of New York City

Judge upholds ban on weapons at gun rally in Virginia

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, supporters of gun laws hold us photos of gun violence victims during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary committee at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Gun-rights groups asked a judge Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 to block Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam from banning guns on Capitol grounds during a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

A judge has upheld the Virginia governor's ban on all types of weapons at a pro-gun rally planned for next week

Iran's president says 'no limit' to nuclear enrichment

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speeches before the heads of banks, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Iran's president said Thursday that there is

Iran's president says there is “no limit” to the country's enrichment of uranium following its decision to abandon its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal

Putin fast-tracks effort to extend his rule, new PM approved

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on drafting constitutional changes at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Putin proposed a set of constitutional amendments that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024.(Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

President Vladimir Putin is fast-tracking work on constitutional changes that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024 and lawmakers have quickly sealed his choice for new prime minister

Canada seeking official status in Iran plane downing probe

Mourners attend a memorial, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, to remember Canadian victims in the deadly downing of a Ukrainian airliner the week before, in Iran. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada's transport minister says Canada is demanding official status in Iran's investigation of the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines jet in Tehran last week

Russian prime minister resigns amid government shake-up under Putin

Russia's prime minister submitted his resignation Wednesday as part of a surprise government shake-up directed by President Vladimir Putin as he looks to an eventual transition of power and to ensure his influence after his term ends in 2024.

Emphasis on U.S. exports, trade secrets in China trade deal

President Donald Trump holds the signed a trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The United States and China have signed off on a trade deal that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, offers big export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets

Virginia poised for historic vote on Equal Rights Amendment

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Equal Rights Amendment supporters demonstrate outside Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va. Virginia moved a step closer to ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment on Tuesday, Jan. 1,4 2020, even as the measure's future nationally remains in doubt. A House committee approved a resolution to ratify the gender equality measure, which advocates hope will become the next amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

State lawmakers are poised to take a major step toward making Virginia the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Many Iranians angry at both their leaders, U.S.

Anti-government protesters attend a demonstration blaming the government for the delayed announcement of the unintentional downing of a Ukrainian plane last week, at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Anti-government protesters are angered by the late announcement of the mistake by officials and military, saying an apology is not enough and all those responsible must be held accountable. Pro-government protesters say the Revolutionary Guard should not be undermined for this mistake and accuse foreign powers of stirring up unrest in the country. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

For a brief moment this month, Iran's rulers appeared buoyed by the wave of nationalist sentiment that swept the country after the U.S. killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Experts seek answers behind constant quakes in Puerto Rico

Cars are crushed under a home that collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Seismologists in southern Puerto Rico are studying recently buried sensors they hope will reveal answers behind the constant and unusual shaking in the region that has terrified residents



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