{FD} Trump on US pastor jailed in Turkey: ‘We will pay nothing for the release of an innocent man’

The American pastor jailed in Turkey on espionage and terrorism-related charges was praised by President Trump on Thursday who called him “a great patriot hostage” -- and said the U.S. would “pay nothing for the release of an innocent man.”

{FD} Illinois Senate passes bill that requires LGBT history in public schools

The Illinois Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would require public schools in the state to teach lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) history, as well as use inclusive and “non-discriminatory” textbooks.

{FD} US to hit Russia with new sanctions after Syria airstrike, Haley says

The Trump administration will levy new economic sanctions against Russia over its support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.

{FD} Protesters call out Pelosi over Trump DACA deal

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got an earful on Monday after protesters in San Francisco confronted her angrily for striking a tentative deal with President Trump over a program to extend legal protections to young undocumented immigrants.

{FD} UN war on sexual abuse in Central African Republic still a shambles, internal study shows

Despite years of “zero tolerance” of the sexual abuse crisis by United Nations’ peacekeepers, the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic is still a bureaucratic shambles when it comes to recording, investigating and keeping track of those crimes, according to a U.N. internal report.