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    4 hours ago

    Senate GOP Backs Budget, Clears Way for Tax Overhaul

    Senate GOP Backs Budget, Clears Way for Tax Overhaul

    Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the...

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  • 7 minutes ago

    Rep. Wilson Says Kelly Lied, Used 'Racist Term' About Her

    Rep. Wilson Says Kelly Lied, Used 'Racist Term' About Her

    The Miami Gardens congresswoman who has criticized President Donald Trump's condolence call to a fallen soldier's wife slammed John Kelly Friday, saying the president's chief of staff lied about her when talking...

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  • 6 hours ago

    Pollution Is Deadlier Than War, Disaster, Hunger: Study

    Pollution Is Deadlier Than War, Disaster, Hunger: Study

    Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS,...

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  • opioid epidemic

    4 hours ago

    Grandparents Fill Void as Opioid Crisis Steals a Generation

    Grandparents Fill Void as Opioid Crisis Steals a Generation

    Everything his grandpa does, 5-year-old Colton wants to do. Even if it means wearing Crocs with socks. "If grandpa wears his Crocs with socks, Colton has to wear his Crocs with socks," Pennie Krietemeier,...

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  • 19 minutes ago

    Attorney to Detail Another Rape Allegation Against Weinstein

    Attorney to Detail Another Rape Allegation Against Weinstein

    Harvey Weinstein is now facing criminal inquiries in three cities after an Italian actress told Los Angeles detectives the disgraced film mogul raped her in a hotel room in 2013. Police confirmed Thursday they...

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  • 2 hours ago

    Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail

    Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail

    Former President Barack Obama returned to the political spotlight Thursday for the first time since leaving office by campaigning for the Democratic nominees for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia.

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  • Donald Trump

    5 hours ago

    Evoking Slain Son, Kelly Defends Trump on Condolence Calls

    Evoking Slain Son, Kelly Defends Trump on Condolence Calls

    He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to Dover Air Force Base. From that opening, White House chief of staff John Kelly...

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  • 3 minutes ago

    US Drone Strike Targets Al-Shabab After Somalia Attack

    US Drone Strike Targets Al-Shabab After Somalia Attack

    Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the U.S. military said it had resumed its fight against extremist group al-Shabab with a drone...

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  • 20 minutes ago

    US-Backed Force Declares Raqqa Free of ISIS

    US-Backed Force Declares Raqqa Free of ISIS

    A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence. At a press conference held...

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  • 4 minutes ago

    Melania Trump Donates Inaugural Ball Gown to Smithsonian

    Melania Trump Donates Inaugural Ball Gown to Smithsonian

    Melania Trump donated her inaugural ball gown Friday to the Smithsonian's First Ladies Collection, as previous first ladies have done. The first lady's vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown was presented to...

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