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Texas lawmakers pass adoption bill and anti-gay bathroom amendment

The measure poses an excruciating dilemma for Texas schools that have quietly agreed at parents' requests to keep secret the birth genders of some students. Another such showdown is likely looming, ...

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Reporter alleges Mont. candidate 'body slammed' him

Reporter alleges Mont. candidate 'body slammed' him

Video from Gallatin County press. He had been setting up for the interview with Fox when Jacobs approached him to ask for his view on the recently released Congressional Budget Office report ...

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23 million fewer insured under Republican health bill

Individual insurance premiums would increase by an average of 20 percent in 2018 and 5 percent in 2019 under the proposed legislation. One of the last-minute changes to the Republican bill was t...

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Hilarious Memes of President Trump's Awkward Meeting With Pope Francis

He is now flying on to Brussels for a summit of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the Western military alliance. In Israel, Trump reaffirmed his commitment to strong ties with the nation's longtim...

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Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks

Whether the seven men and five women from Allegheny County are a jury of his peers remains up for debate. Bill Cosby's defense attorneys Brian J. McMonagle, right, and Angela Agrusa talk with repo...

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Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill

But Senate Democrats attempted to connect the House bill to what Senate Republicans were doing. The new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office shows little improvement in the number of uninsu...

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Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief

Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief

There is ample evidence to suggest that the President either lashed out at Comey because he was angry about the Russian Federation investigation or, even worse, is attempting to cover this up and ob...

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Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

On Wednesday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its latest score of the American Health Care Act, otherwise known as H.R. Second, because the bill allows insurers to c...

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Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

ORANGE, Calif. (AP ) - A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pur...

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House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters that he was unsure how the Senate would reach 50 votes . "We urge the Senate to ensure that any changes made to current law do not ...

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Turkish Security Assaults Protestors In Washington DC

Outside the event on March 31, 2016, D.C. police had to intervene to separate Erdogan supporters and protesters in what police described as a "skirmish involving demonstrators". "We witnessed what a...

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Budget chief slams Obama growth forecast

Budget chief slams Obama growth forecast

Like every presidential budget proposal, Trump's budget blueprint is expected to be dead on arrival in the House and Senate, with many members reluctant to approve deep cuts to Medicaid and fore...

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Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost

The report said the House bill - named the American Health Care Act - would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the next decade. Under reconciliation - in which legislation can be consi...

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President Duterte asks Putin for arms

President Duterte asks Putin for arms

Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Under the 1987 Constitution, the President can put the country or any part of it under martial rule for a period "not exceeding" 60 days and report to the Congre...

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Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

He said that while he doesn't anticipate that MI would see a big increase in the number of charters if it received money from the grant program , he does believe it would ensure that any new sc...

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All the subtle ways the Pope just threw shade at Donald Trump

In return, Trump gifted Francis with a set of first-edition books penned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.as well as a piece from the civil rights leader's memorial. Mr Trump, who was a candidate at t...

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Flynn won't honor Senate subpoena after Trump told him to 'stay strong'

Congressional aides told Reuters the committee was still negotiating in the hopes of obtaining the requested documents. Congressional and federal investigators are now probing whether Trump campai...

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Iraq's Sadr calls on Iran to abandon political and sectarian talk

We are waiting for the new government to find stability and continuity in its policies, ' said Rouhani. "We will not have any loss of time", Vartan Voskanian, who specializes in Iranian studies, t...

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Coding problem blamed for erroneous nuclear plant alert

State officials sent out a televised alert shortly before 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night that a "Nuclear Power Plant Warning" was in effect for two New Jersey counties. "I was watching "Dancing With the St...

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Senate Subpoenas Records from Mike Flynn's Companies

Senate Subpoenas Records from Mike Flynn's Companies

When asked by CNN whether his panel would hold Flynn in contempt, Ranking Democrat, Sen. The convictions of two men convicted in the Iran-Contra scandals of the 1980s, Oliver North and John Poindext...

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Comey friend: Trump repeatedly tried to compromise him

Comey friend: Trump repeatedly tried to compromise him

The report was published as Trump travelled to Saudi Arabia on the first leg of a trip overseas that the White House hopes will shift attention away from the political firestorm triggered by his fir...

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Hoyer says Trump budget has no chance of passage

Congress is headed to capping Medicaid spending, even if not at Trump's levels. It also breaks Trump's campaign commitments to spare Social Security and Medicaid from budget cuts. McConnell prai...

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Ex-UN chief urges Trump to reach out to Iran

United States President Donald Trump , during his speech at the Arab-Islamic-US summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia , acknowledged that India is a victim of terrorism and said , without explicitly ...

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Svi Mykhailiuk will return to Kansas for senior season

Svi Mykhailiuk will return to Kansas for senior season

The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk entered the draft on April 12 without hiring an agent. Despite being a junior, he will only turn 20 years old in June, meaning he'll have four years of college experience - alo...

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Arizona State wins NCAA women's golf title

Arizona State wins NCAA women's golf title

Stanford, which beat Baylor in 2015 to win its first NCAA women's golf title, advanced with a 3-2 victory over the Bears. After a stunning Wednesday-morning finish that saw Arizona State and North...

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Donald Trump Told Russians James Comey Was A 'Nut Job' & Twitter Explodes

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the panel, said Comey's testimony would help "answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the Pres...

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Manchester attack: Police confirm three men arrested over bombing

Three arrests have been made in connection with Monday's Manchester Arena attack. Reports from Libya last night suggested Abedi's younger brother Hashem had been arrested by a powerful Tripoli-based...

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Betsy DeVos Heckled During HBCU Commencement Speech at Bethune-Cookman

Betsy DeVos Heckled During HBCU Commencement Speech at Bethune-Cookman

Perhaps foreseeing the resistance she'd face during her speech, DeVos told the crowd, "While we will undoubtedly disagree at times I hope we can do so respectfully". About 60,000 signatures on two...

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Wins third straight national men's tennis title

Wins third straight national men's tennis title

Before Schneider began his tenure with the Tar Heels, the team failed to even make the tournament. The Bulldogs (22-8) were three points from elimination as sophomore Jan Zielinski entered his secon...

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CBO says Republican health bill would leave 23 million fewer people insured

House Speaker Paul Ryan delayed sending the bill to the Senate before the CBO report was released, fearing it wouldn't meet Senate guidelines for reconciliation, the legislative procedure that all...

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Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

A Christian school in Pennsylvania is defending its decision to bar a pregnant senior from her graduation ceremony next week. At the beginning of each school year, each student and parent are rep...

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Lawmakers pass special session deadline for closing budget

Lawmakers pass special session deadline for closing budget

People seeking teaching licenses, especially experienced teachers from out of state, sometimes spend years jumping through a dizzying array of hoops to get their license, only to hit another wall. Dem...

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Summer reading begins at Washington County Public Library

Summer reading begins at Washington County Public Library

The program moves to the main library in Abingdon on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Adults who submit reviews of the books they read will be entered into prize drawings. June 26 is a special pro...

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Michael Flynn appeared to have lied to federal investigators, top Democrat says

Flynn could choose to contest the congressional subpoenas seeking his business records, but legal experts said he would not prevail. Rep. Elijah Cummings, senior Democrat on the House Oversight C...

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Sean Hannity Gins Up New Conspiracy to Fight Conspiracy Mongering Charges

Kim Dotcom, a self-described digital crusader and mega-hacker, has been front and center recently with claims that he has evidence that Seth Rich communicated with Wikileaks and was instrumental i...

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