U.S. Withdraws Funding for U.N. Population Fund

The United Nations stands in midtown Manhattan

The State Department said on Monday it was ending U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund, the international body’s agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.

Congress Already Apprehensive Over 9/11 Saudi Measure

Mitch McConnell

Republican leaders are voicing concerns over legislation that allows family members of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the attacks just one day after Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of the bill.