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First female usher in WH history no longer in post

First female usher in WH history no longer in post

Among her responsibilities was overseeing all White House residence activities - coordinating staff as well as handling administrative tasks. Reid was the White House's ninth usher and the second Af...

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So ... the religious liberty EO was purposely 'vague'?

So ... the religious liberty EO was purposely 'vague'?

The order also asks the government to issue rules that would allow religious groups such as the Little Sister of the Poor to deny their employees insurance coverage for services that they oppose on...

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Levee breaks in Arkansas as record flooding continues to plague the region

Levee breaks in Arkansas as record flooding continues to plague the region

A bridge in Chester, Illinois , was closed Thursday due to the rising water and will reopen when the water diminishes, according to WSIL 3 . An Alton Public Works employee lowers another section...

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Trump suggests Republicans use 'nuclear option'

Trump suggests Republicans use 'nuclear option'

Republicans are right that the bill finally breaks the Obama -era rule that every defense dollar be matched by a domestic-spending dollar. But it's unclear just what else Republicans will be capable...

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US military member killed in Somalia on anti-extremist work

Navy SEAL . The service member was killed on Thursday 64 kilometers (40 miles) west of Mogadishu, Africa Command said in a statement. US and Somali forces were ultimately able to return fire and s...

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Documents reveal where teacher planned to take girl before his arrest

He faces state charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. Cummins offered minimal responses as he was advised of his rights and the charges that could send him to prison for...

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Senate Wary on 'Obamacare' Repeal, Bumpy Path Ahead

Twitter users began tweeting under the #IAmAPreexistingCondition hashtag, to list the conditions they had that would make it hard for them to get affordable insurance coverage. Democrats warn the m...

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Spurs guard Tony Parker undergoes successful surgery on injured quad

Spurs guard Tony Parker undergoes successful surgery on injured quad

But the 121-96 win wasn't the only drubbing inflicted on the AT&T Center hardwood Wednesday night. The San Antonio Spurs travel to Houston to take on the Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Confer...

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Trump signs order letting tax-exempt churches be active in politics

Trump signs order letting tax-exempt churches be active in politics

There was also a directive in Trump's religious liberty order that would enable employers to withhold contraceptives, the National Review reports that Trump's order says that "federal agencies to ...

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West Virginia House, Senate divided on tax bill

West Virginia House, Senate divided on tax bill

The majority in the House actually voted down two revenue bills during the two-day special session - one originating in the House and then the one that was passed over by the Senate. Carmichael called...

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Walker refuses to comment on Assembly GOP road plan

Walker refuses to comment on Assembly GOP road plan

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, speaking with dozens of fellow Republicans standing behind him in support, called the plan a "new starting point" for negotiations with Gov. He acknowledged that many of th...

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Here's What's In The House-Approved Health Care Bill

Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is trying to score a special election upset in a traditionally conservative House district, said he trongly opposes "discrimination" over pre-existing conditions in ...

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Putin supports plan to investigate reported abuse of gays

Putin supports plan to investigate reported abuse of gays

It said people had been told to kill gay family members to "wash clean their honour". At least two had been killed by relatives and a third died after being tortured, it reported. Kremlin spokesma...

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Trump signs executive order aimed at eliminating national monuments

Trump signs executive order aimed at eliminating national monuments

But under Trump's new order, it is unclear if African-American national monument sites like those recognizing the Freedom Riders, a former school in SC for freed slaves and the church where four lit...

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Texas university student kills 1, hurts 3 in campus stabbing spree

Texas university student kills 1, hurts 3 in campus stabbing spree

Their focus, at that point, was on arresting the suspect and getting treatment to the victims. The violent incident was the third in a little more than three years in which a Killeen resident was ar...

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Tillerson Singles Out China in Trump's New Approach on North Korea

Although China , North Korea's traditional ally and main trading partner, is viewed as the key lever of global influence, Southeast Asian nations have diplomatic relationships with Pyongyang and sm...

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Russia-initiated Syrian safe zones plan goes into effect

Russia-initiated Syrian safe zones plan goes into effect

The move, welcomed by the United Nations, has been met with scepticism from the United States as the so-called safe-zones will be closed for warplanes of the United States and those of the US -led coa...

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Felt nauseous to think I could have influenced U.S. election: Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

She blamed her loss on Comey's disclosure, Russian hacking of Democratic Party emails and her own flaws as a candidate. Mrs. Clinton said Tuesday that her election bid was derailed in part by Dire...

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Senate sends $1.1T spending bill to Trump

President Donald Trump has signed a bill funding the USA government through the end of the 2017 fiscal year, APA reports quoting sputniknews. The White House and its GOP allies praised $15 billion i...

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Senate sends $1.1 trillion spending bill to Trump

The House already passed the bill Wednesday in a 309-118 vote. It makes $2.5 billion more available after Trump gives details on his plans for fighting the Islamic State militant group. Trump is set t...

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House Republicans block Dem efforts to protect consumer watchdog

House Republicans block Dem efforts to protect consumer watchdog

Dodd-Frank required banks to hold more funds in reserve and demonstrate they could continue operations in the event of another financial meltdown. Wielding a heavy knife, Hensarling's bill calls f...

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After Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation, Protesters Rally At Berkeley

Some of them wore Donald Trump-themed "Make America Great Again" hats or military grade helmets or body armor, according to the Associated Press. Berkeley officials and police have been criticized...

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Trump says first 100 days have been exciting & productive

Trump has signed dozens of executive orders, including several that roll back Obama-era regulations on industry or lift bans on oil and gas drilling, efforts Republican lawmakers and voters widely pra...

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US House passes Obamacare replacement bill

Mitch McConnell knows how to do things". The bill now heads to the Senate where it may see changes and be sent back to the House. Patient advocacy groups are warning the American Health Ca...

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Trump limits IRS action on religions

Those requirements include covering birth control and could apply to religious groups that object to paying for contraception. "This is unacceptable", Dawn Laguens, the executive vice president of Pla...

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I m not doing drugs: Miley Cyrus

I m not doing drugs: Miley Cyrus

She says it was easy because she chose to do it, but she wouldn't have done it if someone told her not to smoke. I am not doing drugs, I am not drinking, I am completely clean right now . Cyrus said ...

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Oakland police hold 21st memorial for fallen officers

Oakland police hold 21st memorial for fallen officers

Des Moines police Officers Susan Farrell and Carlos Puente-Morals also died in the line of duty in 2016 and had their names added to the memorial a year ago. The ceremony will include a multi-agency h...

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Investigation Into Auto Auction Tragedy Continues

The auction takes place every Wednesday. Massachusetts State Police reported earlier on Wednesday that the crash appeared to be accidental. "He looked like an innocent guy, so I just shut off the au...

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10 things we learned from FBI Director James Comey's Senate hearing

10 things we learned from FBI Director James Comey's Senate hearing

Under questioning from Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, Comey said he did not treat disclosures about investigations into Clinton's emails differently than potential connections between the Trump c...

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Cargo Plane Crash Kills 2 in US State of West Virginia

It departed Louisville, Kentucky at 5:35 a.m. and was due in Charleston around 6:20 a.m. Officials say the pilot and co-pilot were the only people on board. "This is a tragic event not only for us at ...

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US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess

US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said the funding bill is the product of bipartisan negotiations, and that it "delivers some important conservative wins , including critical steps f...

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White House drug policy office facing massive cuts, draft memo says

White House drug policy office facing massive cuts, draft memo says

A number of programs and grants - including the Model State Drug Laws, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) and Drug-free Communities Support programs - would also be shaken by such a cut. Wh...

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Texas police officer charged with murder of black teen

Texas police officer charged with murder of black teen

Police in Balch Springs have fired the officer who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, saying he violated department policies. Edwards was the only person killed when officers responded to a call at ...

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United Nations envoy in Philippines rebukes Duterte's war on drugs

United Nations envoy in Philippines rebukes Duterte's war on drugs

A sponsor of the forum that Callamard attended also said that the United Nations official fulfilled all requirements needed to come to the Philippines, which includes informing the administration of h...

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Browns trade with Broncos to land Houston CB Howard Wilson

Browns trade with Broncos to land Houston CB Howard Wilson

Shortly thereafter, the Kansas City Chiefs engaged the Buffalo Bills for the No. 10 pick in the draft. Cleveland holds five total picks in the first and second round of next year's draft. Teams like...

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