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Greece tourist attack: Eight charged over death of US graduate Greece tourist attack: Eight charged over death of US graduate
Eight men have been charged over the death of a US graduate found beaten on the Greek island of Zakynthos on 7 July, local media report. Texas native Bakari Henderson, 22, was brutally attacked after he left a bar following a dispute, police said. Six Serbian nationals, a 34-year-old Greek and a 32-year-old British national of Serbian descent were detained after CCTV footage emerged. A seventh Serbian tourist

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Trudeau picks an astronaut for Canada"s new governor general 2017-07-14

Trudeau picks an astronaut for Canada"s new governor general
Former astronaut Julie Payette has been tapped by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be Canadas next governor general. Mr Trudeau announced the nomination on Thursday, after considering both francophone and aboriginal candidates for the largely cere
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Man trapped in Texas cash machine sends "help me" notes 2017-07-14

Man trapped in Texas cash machine sends "help me" notes
A Texas man who found himself trapped inside a cash machine slipped "help me" notes through the receipt slot. The man, who police say was working on a renovation of the bank, left his phone in his vehicle before getting stuck in the driv
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Republicans unveil revised Obamacare repeal bill 2017-07-14

Republicans unveil revised Obamacare repeal bill
US Senate Republicans have released a revamped health bill in a bid to rally their divided party around its seven-year campaign to repeal Obamacare. The plan retains key Obamacare taxes on the wealthy, while allowing insurers to offer less coverag
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Trump says son"s Russian lawyer meeting "opposition research" 2017-07-14

Trump says son"s Russian lawyer meeting "opposition research"
US President Donald Trump has said his eldest sons controversial meeting last year with a Russian lawyer counted as "opposition research". Speaking at a news conference during a visit to Paris, Mr Trump said "most people" would
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Trump hints at climate deal shift in Paris talks 2017-07-14

Trump hints at climate deal shift in Paris talks
French President Emmanuel Macron said he "respected" Donald Trumps decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord but that France would remain committed. "On climate we know what our differences are," Mr Macron said in Paris
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Zinke’s review of national monuments could lead Trump to rescind designations 2017-04-26

Zinke’s review of national monuments could lead Trump to rescind designations
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Wednesday will begin an in-depth review of major national monuments established over the past two decades, potentially setting the stage for President Trump to become the first commander in chief in history to rescind
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Trade disputes with Canada bolster case for NAFTA redo, commerce secretary says 2017-04-26

Trade disputes with Canada bolster case for NAFTA redo, commerce secretary says
The Trump administration said Tuesday that recent trade disputes with Canada over lumber and milk bolstered President Trump’s argument that it is time to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. “It shows NAFTA has not work
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Trump prepares to seat Judge Thapar 2017-04-26

Trump prepares to seat Judge Thapar
Fresh off his successful Supreme Court battle, President Trump will now try his luck stocking the federal appeals court with conservative jurists — and Democrats are mostly powerless to stop him. First up is Judge Amul R. Thapar, whom Mr. Tr
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Most homicides in U.S. occurred in 5 percent of counties, says study 2017-04-26

Most homicides in U.S. occurred in 5 percent of counties, says study
The homicide rate may be rising in some U.S. cities, but slayings are still a localized phenomenon, with most U.S. counties not seeing a single homicide in 2014. The vast majority of homicides occurred in just 5 percent of counties, and even there
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Judge says Trump is wrong to tie federal funding to sanctuary status, blocks executive order 2017-04-26

Judge says Trump is wrong to tie federal funding to sanctuary status, blocks executive order
A judge blocked President Trump’s anti-sanctuary city executive order Tuesday, accusing the White House of wrongly trying to threaten the cities and saying Congress, not the president, gets to decide what strings to attach to federal funds.
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Congress close to spending deal after Trump backs off demand for border wall funding 2017-04-26

Congress close to spending deal after Trump backs off demand for border wall funding
Congressional negotiators closed in on a spending deal Tuesday after President Trump backed off his demand for border wall funding, saying he doesn’t need an immediate infusion of cash for the project, clearing the way for Capitol Hill to hash
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Eric Trump vows his father will protect the U.S. 2017-04-17

Eric Trump vows his father will protect the U.S.
President Trump’s son said Monday that his father has shown “tremendous backbone” in dealing with the continuing crises in North Korea and Syria. “You pray for peace. [But] at the same time my father has tremendous backbone
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Conservative group launches anti-Elizabeth Warren initiative 2017-04-17

Conservative group launches anti-Elizabeth Warren initiative
Looking to tarnish Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political image, a conservative group announced Monday that it is launching an effort to tear the Massachusetts senator down ahead of her re-election race next year and possible 2020 presidential bid.
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Arkansas fights court orders blocking executions as time runs out on lethal injection drug 2017-04-17

Arkansas fights court orders blocking executions as time runs out on lethal injection drug
A last-minute spate of court orders has derailed Arkansas’ unprecedented eight-men-in-11-days execution schedule, sending the state into a race against the clock to reverse the rulings before a key lethal injection drug expires April 30. Nob
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Democrat Jon Ossoff gets slim chance to take Republican congressional seat in Georgia 2017-04-17

Democrat Jon Ossoff gets slim chance to take Republican congressional seat in Georgia
Even if a Democrat emerges as the top vote-getter in Georgia’s special congressional election Tuesday, the race is almost certain to go to a runoff, where Republican strategists said they will prevail and notch another win for President Trump.
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Trump’s message to Democrats: Negotiate Obamacare, or payments to insurers will be cut 2017-04-17

Trump’s message to Democrats: Negotiate Obamacare, or payments to insurers will be cut
President Trump is threatening to cut off critical Obamacare payments to insurers unless Democrats come to the table to negotiate a new health care bill, taking a tough negotiating stance that could force Democratic leaders into a government shutdown
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Haitians get word of Trump crackdown, slow flow to border by 97% 2017-04-17

Haitians get word of Trump crackdown, slow flow to border by 97%
Sometime around November, word began to trickle back down the spine of Latin America: The U.S. was getting stricter about letting in Haitians at the border. Not only had the Obama administration begun deporting Haitians after a six-year humanitari
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Donald Trump Jr. nixes 2018 N.Y. bid, but maybe later 2017-04-11

Donald Trump Jr. nixes 2018 N.Y. bid, but maybe later
 Donald Trump Jr., rumored to be eyeing a move to follow his father’s footsteps into politics, will not be a candidate for governor of New York next year but is not ruling out a possible run for office in the future. The younger Trump,
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Richard Kirk, Denver man, sentenced for murdering his wife while high on marijuana edibles 2017-04-11

Richard Kirk, Denver man, sentenced for murdering his wife while high on marijuana edibles
A Denver man who said marijuana intoxication caused him to kill his wife in 2014 was sentenced Friday to 30 years behind bars for second-degree murder. Richard Kirk learned his fate Friday nearly three years to the day after he fatally shot his wi
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FAA and Pentagon establish "no drone zone" over military installations 2017-04-11

FAA and Pentagon establish "no drone zone" over military installations
Drone operators caught flying unmanned aircraft near any of 133 different military installations will be subject to arrest under new rules taking effect this week, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. Citing “national security co
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Bill Nye, the white guy: Political activists start to take over March for Science 2017-04-11

Bill Nye, the white guy: Political activists start to take over March for Science
An early indication that next week’s March for Science may be more about politics than the periodic table is the brouhaha over Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Mr. Nye’s selection as honorary co-chairman raised hackles not because he is argu
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Trump’s Justice Department to end ‘catch and release’ immigration policy 2017-04-11

Trump’s Justice Department to end ‘catch and release’ immigration policy
In what Attorney General Jeff Sessions is heralding “a new era,” the Justice Department is prioritizing criminal prosecution of illegal immigrants and smugglers to support the Trump’ administration’s immigration enforcement pl
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Putin says U.S., international community looking to frame Syria’s Assad on chemical weapon use 2017-04-11

Putin says U.S., international community looking to frame Syria’s Assad on chemical weapon use
Moscow has reportedly gained intelligence claiming outside entities, possibly the U.S., plan to launch chemical attacks inside Syria in order to frame President Bashar Assad’s regime, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. During a televised
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29 E. coli illnesses linked to soy nut butter products from Kentucky processing plant 2017-04-03

29 E. coli illnesses linked to soy nut butter products from Kentucky processing plant
The Food and Drug Administration has announced an outbreak of E. coli linked to soy nut butter products from a Kentucky-based processing plant. Dixie Dew Products in Erlanger, Kentucky, was identified as the most likely source of E coli contaminat
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American once held in Egyptian prison sees opportunity for Trump in el-Sissi meeting 2017-04-03

American once held in Egyptian prison sees opportunity for Trump in el-Sissi meeting
Mohamed Soltan, an American who was imprisoned for nearly two years in Egypt, says he is optimistic that President Trump will do a better job than former President Barack Obama in securing the release of the other U.S. citizens detained by the milita
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Trump says U.S. prepared to deal with North Korea on its own 2017-04-03

Trump says U.S. prepared to deal with North Korea on its own
 President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea’s nuclear program. Trump’s comments in an interview with the Financial Times come just days be
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Trump responds to St. Petersburg bombing 2017-04-03

Trump responds to St. Petersburg bombing
President Trump made brief remarks Monday about the subway bombing in St. Petersburg, Russia, saying that the deadly attack was “absolutely a terrible thing.” The bomb blast on a subway train in Russia’s second-largest city kille
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Border Patrol union urges Trump to cut Obama’s red tape holding back agents 2017-04-03

Border Patrol union urges Trump to cut Obama’s red tape holding back agents
The Homeland Security Department has been reluctant to send helicopters on nighttime missions to aid the Border Patrol, leaving agents to face drug smugglers and illegal immigrants without critical air cover, the chief of the agents’ labor unio
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Gorsuch clears committee as Democrats shore up filibuster 2017-04-03

Gorsuch clears committee as Democrats shore up filibuster
Judge Neil Gorsuch took a big step toward confirmation to the Supreme Court Monday as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve his nomination, setting up a final floor vote at the end of this week. The 11-9 vote broke down along party lines
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Border agents’ warrantless cellphone searches alarm civil liberties groups 2017-03-27

Border agents’ warrantless cellphone searches alarm civil liberties groups
Civil liberties groups and privacy advocates seeking to rein in border agents’ warrantless searches of cellphones are backing the appeal of Turkish man’s conviction for attempting to smuggle firearms parts out of the United States, arguin
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Doctor slams medical college group’s prediction of massive doctor shortage by 2030 2017-03-27

Doctor slams medical college group’s prediction of massive doctor shortage by 2030
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is outraged over reports of a massive physician shortage expected by 2030 — because he doesn’t believe it. In a wide-ranging recent report, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that by 2030 the U.S.
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For US visa hopefuls, screening hurdles grow. Shades of "extreme vetting"? 2017-03-27

 For US visa hopefuls, screening hurdles grow. Shades of "extreme vetting"?
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has issued four cables to US diplomatic posts abroad over the past two weeks that recommend additional steps consular officers should take when vetting visa applicants, in the first glimpse of the “extreme vetti
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Dealt a Defeat, Republicans Set Their Sights on Major Tax Cuts 2017-03-27

Dealt a Defeat, Republicans Set Their Sights on Major Tax Cuts
WASHINGTON — Picking themselves up after the bruising collapse of their health care plan, President Trump and Republicans in Congress will start this week on a legislative obstacle course that will be even more arduous: the first overhaul of th
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Pressure on health secretary after ditched vote on Obamacare repeal 2017-03-27

Pressure on health secretary after ditched vote on Obamacare repeal
With health care stalled on Capitol Hill, the pressure now shifts to President Trump and new Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price, who will have to manage a law Republicans say is failing on its own — without giving Democrats more a
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Trump moves ahead with plans for tax cuts after health care failure 2017-03-27

Trump moves ahead with plans for tax cuts after health care failure
President Trump is leaving behind the failed health care bill and forging ahead with plans for massive tax cuts, but the same forces that doomed the repeal of Obamacare — united opposition from Democrats and divided Republicans — threaten
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Obama tried to legalize migrant accused of murdering 15-year-old step-daughter 2017-03-21

Obama tried to legalize migrant accused of murdering 15-year-old step-daughter
The Obama administration last year began the process of granting legal status to a 36-year-old illegal immigrant with a long criminal rap sheet whom agents had twice tried to deport and who now stands accused of killing his 15-year-old girlfriend, mo
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Roger Stone denies collusion with Russia: "Let me have my day in court" 2017-03-21

Roger Stone denies collusion with Russia: "Let me have my day in court"
Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Trump, on Tuesday denied colluding with Russia during last year’s campaign, a day after his name was brought up multiple times at a House intelligence committee hearing. Mr. Stone said he has no
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D.C. lawmakers push to change 2018 primary date to comply with federal law 2017-03-21

D.C. lawmakers push to change 2018 primary date to comply with federal law
D.C. lawmakers are pushing to change the date of the city’s 2018 primary election to comply with federal election laws. Council member Charles Allen, who chairs the committee that oversees the D.C. Board of Elections, introduced Tuesday a bi
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Gorsuch promises independence from Trump, Congress 2017-03-21

Gorsuch promises independence from Trump, Congress
Judge Neil Gorsuch said Tuesday he’s perfectly ready to rule against President Trump, the man who nominated him to the Supreme Court, should the law require it, taking a firm stand for judicial independence as he sought to win confirmation to t
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Ryan calls Obamacare vote "rendezvous with destiny" for conservatives 2017-03-21

Ryan calls Obamacare vote "rendezvous with destiny" for conservatives
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday that Republicans have finally struck the sweet spot of getting a conservative Obamacare repeal bill that can actually get through the Senate, and predicted passage. Just minutes after President Trump made a
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Trump renews NASA mission for human space travel, deep space exploration 2017-03-21

Trump renews NASA mission for human space travel, deep space exploration
President Trump put NASA on course for deep space exploration Tuesday, signing a bill that authorizes $19.5 billion in funding to revive the agency’s manned-space flight program and plan missions to Mars and beyond. Mr. Trump spoke of the re
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DOJ announces $8.5 million grant for Pulse nightclub victims 2017-03-15

DOJ announces $8.5 million grant for Pulse nightclub victims
The Justice Department is providing nearly $8.5 million to aid victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting and to reimburse costs associated with the operation of a center that provided assistance to families in the immediate aftermath of the attack.
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Pelosi insists she would have retired if Clinton won election 2017-03-15

Pelosi insists she would have retired if Clinton won election
Nancy Pelosi says President Trump is the reason she’s sticking around. She’d be “gone by now” if Hillary Clinton had won in November, the House minority leader told reporters last week. But with Mr. Trump in the White Ho
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Trump’s revised travel ban must first survive challenges in courts 2017-03-15

Trump’s revised travel ban must first survive challenges in courts
President Trump’s revised travel ban is set to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, but first the executive order must survive a gauntlet of legal challenges slated to be heard Wednesday in courtrooms across the country. Those challenging
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GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan breaks Trump’s campaign vows 2017-03-15

GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan breaks Trump’s campaign vows
President Trump vowed to have health care coverage for everybody, to cut costs and to leave Medicaid alone during his historic romp to the White House, but the Republican health care plan he has endorsed would flout each of those promises. The Con
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Number of sanctuary cities nears 500 2017-03-15

Number of sanctuary cities nears 500
Nearly 500 jurisdictions are now sanctuary cities, according to a group that’s tracked the issue for more than a decade, and who said there’s been a massive surge in the number of places trying to thwart federal immigration agents since P
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Feds knew blizzard forecast was exaggerated 2017-03-15

Feds knew blizzard forecast was exaggerated
On the eve of Tuesday’s Winter Storm Stella, the National Weather Service got reports that its dire prediction of up to two feet of snow for New York City may have been exaggerated — but decided not to change its forecast. Fears of a m
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White House says firing of U.S. attorneys is standard practice 2017-03-14

White House says firing of U.S. attorneys is standard practice
The White House said Monday that the Justice Department’s firing of 46 U.S. attorneys was standard practice for a new administration, while speculation grew that former Manhattan federal prosecutor Preet Bharara turned his firing into a cause c
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Democrats vow government shutdown over Trump border wall 2017-03-14

Democrats vow government shutdown over Trump border wall
Congressional Democrats signaled Monday that they’re ready to block spending bills over President Trump’s planned border wall, raising the risks of a new government shutdown early in the new administration. Adding more immigration agen
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CBO score roils Obamacare repeal debate 2017-03-14

CBO score roils Obamacare repeal debate
Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would cut spending by more than $300 billion over the next decade but would result in 24 million fewer people holding health insurance, Congress’ official scorekeeper said Monday, creating
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A Conspiracy Theory’s Journey From Talk Radio to Trump’s Twitter 2017-03-06

A Conspiracy Theory’s Journey From Talk Radio to Trump’s Twitter
WASHINGTON — It began at 6 p.m. Thursday as a conspiratorial rant on conservative talk radio: President Barack Obama had used the “instrumentalities of the federal government” to wiretap the Republican seeking to succeed him. This &
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McMaster supports Trump’s goal to defeat ISIS, no longer says group "can’t be contained" 2017-03-06

McMaster supports Trump’s goal to defeat ISIS, no longer says group "can’t be contained"
When Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President’s Trump’s national security adviser, appeared at a Washington think tank last year, he asserted that the Islamic State terrorist group “can’t be contained.” It was an assess
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Republicans fine tune plan to dismantle Obamacare 2017-03-06

Republicans fine tune plan to dismantle Obamacare
Republicans are racing to put the finishing touches on a health care plan that may need sweetening to avert an ugly clash with conservatives who have blasted the effort as secretive and substandard, as House leaders enter a three-week sink-or-swim st
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Russia conspiracy allegations to continue until Trump plugs intel leaks 2017-03-06

Russia conspiracy allegations to continue until Trump plugs intel leaks
Russian conspiracy allegations will continue to dog the White House until President Trump gets a handle on the administration’s opponents inside the U.S. intelligence community who are driving the story, warned Republican strategists in Washing
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Sen. Rand Paul: Been told to "take it or leave it" on Obamacare strategy 2017-03-04

Sen. Rand Paul: Been told to "take it or leave it" on Obamacare strategy
Sen. Rand Paul on Friday said conservatives are being told to “take it or leave it” when it comes to the emerging House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, setting up a major clash with leaders hoping to mark up legislation as soon
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Northern Virginia gang activity "out of control", says police chief 2017-03-04

Northern Virginia gang activity "out of control", says police chief
Gang activity is “getting out of control” in Northern Virginia and to blame for the deaths of two people whose remains were found in a Fairfax County park, police officials said Friday announcing the gruesome discovery. The remains of
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First lady Melania Trump reads Dr. Seuss book to children in hospital 2017-03-04

First lady Melania Trump reads Dr. Seuss book to children in hospital
First lady Melania Trump visited a pediatrics ward Thursday to read to sick children to mark National Reading Month. Mrs. Trump brought a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” and read to children at New York Presb
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Two gang members in U.S. illegally are accused of kidnapping 3 girls, killing 1 in a satanic ritual 2017-03-04

 Two gang members in U.S. illegally are accused of kidnapping 3 girls, killing 1 in a satanic ritual
Two MS-13 gang members from El Salvador, both in the United States illegally, held three teenage girls against their will and killed one of them in what was described as a satanic ritual, authorities in Houston said Friday. Miguel Alvarez-Flores,
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Trump claims Schwarzenegger was fired as "Apprentice" host 2017-03-04

Trump claims Schwarzenegger was fired as "Apprentice" host
Arnold was really fired — by bad ratings, says President Trump. The tweeter-in-chief on Saturday couldn’t resist a dig at his “Celebrity Apprentice” successor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who announced a day earlier that he&rsquo
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Trump accuses Obama of having ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower 2017-03-04

Trump accuses Obama of having ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower
President Trump lashed out at his predecessor early Saturday, claiming Obama had a wire tap on Trump Tower just before the election. “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victor
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Jeff Sessions" team takes over Washington 2017-02-18

Jeff Sessions" team takes over Washington
With the ascension of former Sen. Jeff Sessions to attorney general and several of his former staff installed at the White House and federal agencies, immigration policy experts are sensing a sea change in Washington. Advocates and policy staff of
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Trump -- under fire -- returns to the campaign 2017-02-18

Trump -- under fire -- returns to the campaign
President Donald Trump is taking his fate into his own hands. Reeling from a week that included the firing of his national security adviser, the withdrawal of a Cabinet nominee and persistent questions over contacts between his campaign and Russia,
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Senate confirms Scott Pruitt for EPA chief amid last-minute drama 2017-02-18

Senate confirms Scott Pruitt for EPA chief amid last-minute drama
The Senate voted Friday to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency despite a last-ditch effort by Democrats to delay the vote after a judge ruled that Pruitt must release about 3,000 emails relating to his communication with
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California storm wreaks havoc, causes at least 2 deaths 2017-02-18

California storm wreaks havoc, causes at least 2 deaths
The latest and one of the most powerful in a string of deadly storms marched through California, killing at least two people, flooding freeways, triggering mudslides and raising new fears whether the Oroville Dam will hold. Unlike some of the past
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At conference of world leaders, McCain blasts Trump"s worldview 2017-02-18

At conference of world leaders, McCain blasts Trump"s worldview
Without ever mentioning President Trump by name, Sen. John McCain used a speech in Germany on Friday as an international platform in an apparent blast at his fellow Republican’s policies and worldview. Speaking at the 2017 Munich Security Co
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Arizona sheriff"s office says no more "courtesy holds" for federal immigration agents 2017-02-18

Arizona sheriff"s office says no more "courtesy holds" for federal immigration agents
Maricopa County jails will no longer detain people flagged by federal authorities as a courtesy for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening. Penzone told reporters that earlier Friday, his office had
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Trump Pledges to Work for America"s "Forgotten" Millions After Taking Office 2017-01-21

Trump Pledges to Work for America"s "Forgotten" Millions After Taking Office
  Small, scattered protests took place on Friday, Sputnik reported, around central Washington a few blocks from the White House. The windows of a Starbucks were smashed in and an empty limousine was set ablaze. 217 people were arrested in all, t
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Senator McCain Looks Forward to Addressing "Many Challenges" With Trump 2017-01-21

Senator McCain Looks Forward to Addressing "Many Challenges" With Trump
 McCain expressed readiness to work with the new US president to tackle numerous problems facing the country.   "Congrats to POTUS [President of the United States] Trump and VP [Vice President] Pence this Inauguration Day — loo
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Senate Majority Leader Accuses Dems of Delaying Approval of Trump Cabinet Picks 2017-01-21

Senate Majority Leader Accuses Dems of Delaying Approval of Trump Cabinet Picks
 McConnell made remarks during the confirmation hearings of retired General James Mattis secretary of defense and retired General John Kelly as secretary for homeland security on Friday.   "There is a lot the minority can do to drag
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Trump Celebrates Inauguration at "Liberty and Freedom" Ball 2017-01-21

Trump Celebrates Inauguration at "Liberty and Freedom" Ball
 New US President Donald Trump is celebrating his inauguration at the Liberty and Freedom ball in Washington, DC.   Trump will be making remarks at the soiree, hosted at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and will feature his fir
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Trump Orders Freeze on Regulatory Changes Until Cabinet Heads Confirmed 2017-01-21

Trump Orders Freeze on Regulatory Changes Until Cabinet Heads Confirmed
 Earlier in the day, the vote on Trumps pick for CIA director Congressman Mike Pompeo was delayed until Monday due to resistance of the Democratic senators.   “[S]end no regulation to the Office of the Federal Register… until
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Trump"s Inauguration Partially Censored in China 2017-01-21

Trump"s Inauguration Partially Censored in China
 According to the instructions document, it is forbidden for websites to carry out live streaming or picture reports of the inauguration.   The press was only allowed to use reports of the inauguration ceremony written by central state me
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Trump set for deposition just weeks before inauguration 2016-12-13

Trump set for deposition just weeks before inauguration
 President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to testify under oath at Trump Tower in January, just weeks before the inauguration, in lawsuits tied to his Washington D.C. hotel. His lawyers are battling over special conditions Trump is seeking beca
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Republican leaders join outrage at Russia, will investigate hacks 2016-12-13

Republican leaders join outrage at Russia, will investigate hacks
 Republican congressional leaders said Monday that key committees will investigate CIA allegations that Russia deployed hackers to disrupt the American presidential election to help President-elect Donald Trump and hurt Democrat Hillary Clinton.
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Rick Perry, who said he wants to scrap Energy Dept., may lead it 2016-12-13

Rick Perry, who said he wants to scrap Energy Dept., may lead it
 President-elect Donald Trump will nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as secretary of Energy, according to reports by CBS News and NBC News. The former GOP presidential hopeful beat out two contenders for the Cabinet post: Sen.
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W.Va. woman gets job back after racist post about first lady 2016-12-13

W.Va. woman gets job back after racist post about first lady
 The director of a West Virginia non-profit who was suspended for a racist post about Michelle Obama that sparked national outrage will return to work later this month, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.  “It wi
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Trump announces ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of State 2016-12-13

Trump announces ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of State
 President-elect Donald Trump officially nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of State on Tuesday, setting up a possible confirmation battle over the nominees oil business ties to Russia. While Democrats and even some Repub
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4 million Americans could be drinking toxic water and would never know 2016-12-13

4 million Americans could be drinking toxic water and would never know
 RANGER, Texas — The leaders of this former oil boomtown never gave 2-year-old Adam Walton a chance to avoid the poison. It came in city water, delivered to his family’s tap through pipes nearly a century old. For almost a year
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The Dakota Access Pipeline CEO also has a Cherokee music festival - and a problem 2016-12-03

The Dakota Access Pipeline CEO also has a Cherokee music festival - and a problem
 The billionaire CEO building the Dakota Access Pipeline will continue to hold a music festival bearing the name Cherokee, a Native American tribe. But theres a problem: Some artists are refusing to perform. Kelcy Warren, the founder
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Hundreds of VA dental patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis 2016-12-03

Hundreds of VA dental patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis
 Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected. Earlier this week, officials said a den
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Young ISIS recruit: I was blinded by love 2016-12-03

Young ISIS recruit: I was blinded by love
 His friends know him as "Mo." And he is the most unlikely ISIS recruit you will ever meet. In fact, in virtually every way Mo, whose real name is Muhammad Dakhlalla, was an ordinary and typical American college student. But he was ar
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Obama presses Trump on cybersecurity 2016-12-03

Obama presses Trump on cybersecurity
 Donald Trump should elect a cybersecurity ambassador to help keep the US secure, a new report says. The 100-page document highlights areas where the US falls short and calls on the private sector to help hasten the improvement of digital servi
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Trump-Taiwan call: China lodges protest 2016-12-03

Trump-Taiwan call: China lodges protest
 Chinas foreign ministry says it has lodged a complaint with the US after President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwans leader in a phone call. China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province. US policy set in 1979 cut all formal relations with Taiwa
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Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson endorses Clinton 2016-10-26

Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson endorses Clinton
Less than a week after meeting with Hillary Clinton, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has endorsed her. In an op-ed in The Washington Post Wednesday, Mckesson explained why he was finally backing Clinton. He has met with Clinton multiple
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Clinton"s 2016 bid draws more Wall Street fundraisers than Obama in 2012 2016-10-26

Clinton"s 2016 bid draws more Wall Street fundraisers than Obama in 2012
WASHINGTON — Democrat Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency has drawn more support from Wall Street fundraisers than President Obama received from the industry four years ago, a new analysis shows. Clinton’s ranks of elite fun
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Facebook chatter about Trump/Pence is now 60% women 2016-10-26

Facebook chatter about Trump/Pence is now 60% women
If you have been talking about Donald Trump or Mike Pence on Facebook this month, odds are you are a woman. USA TODAYs Facebook Barometer revealed last week that Trump is generating record amounts of traffic on Facebook. But a deeper dive into the
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Bus in fatal crash had unsafe tread on tires, investigators say 2016-10-26

Bus in fatal crash had unsafe tread on tires, investigators say
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. —  Four of the eight tires on a bus that crashed into the back of a trailer on Interstate 10 Sunday, killing 13 people, had unsafe tread levels, investigators said Tuesday. During a preliminary investigation of the
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Cops: N.Y. student arrested for beating up principal 2016-10-26

Cops: N.Y. student arrested for beating up principal
A New York teenager was arrested Monday after authorities say he punched his high school principal, according to local reports. Luis Penzo, 18, a student at Manhattan Early College for Advertising, was arrested on assault charges Tuesday, CBS2 rep
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"You are fascinated with sex," Newt Gingrich tells Megyn Kelly in heated exchange 2016-10-26

"You are fascinated with sex," Newt Gingrich tells Megyn Kelly in heated exchange
Former speaker of the House and top Donald Trump surrogate Newt Gingrich got into a heated exchange with Fox News host Megyn Kelly over the women who have accused Trump of groping them. Gingrich felt the media has given an inordinate amount of cov
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Network of Spies and blackmail got southern businessman "Kassem Hojeij" to the US blacklist 2016-08-30

Network of Spies and blackmail got southern businessman "Kassem Hojeij" to the US blacklist
 A Law Firm in the US capital Washington revealed its intention to raise a request to the US judiciary to force the intelligence official of the sanctions committee at the US Treasury Department, "Daniel Glaser," to reveal the source o
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Trump campaign CEO faces fresh scrutiny over alleged anti-Semitic remarks 2016-08-29

Trump campaign CEO faces fresh scrutiny over alleged anti-Semitic remarks
 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is facing questions about his campaigns vetting process and hiring decisions following a slew of bad publicity about his newly installed campaign chief Stephen Bannon, including a
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Obama"s own executive order requires intel briefings for Trump, Clinton 2016-08-29

Obama"s own executive order requires intel briefings for Trump, Clinton
 WASHINGTON — President Obama says hes obligated by law to allow Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to receive classified intelligence briefings. What he doesnt say is that the law hes referring to is
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Former Obama aide: Trump meets the clinical definition of a "psychopath" 2016-08-29

Former Obama aide: Trump meets the clinical definition of a "psychopath"
 President Obamas former campaign manager called Donald Trump a "psychopath" Sunday, continuing the 2016 campaigns descent into questions about the heath and mental fitness of the candidates for president. "Basical
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Hillary hatred is a reckless indulgence: Gabriel Schoenfeld 2016-08-29

Hillary hatred is a reckless indulgence: Gabriel Schoenfeld
 To hear the Hillary haters tell it, the Democratic presidential nominee is suffering from a number of critical illnesses that render her unfit for office and which she is hiding from the public. Rudy Giuliani, now a leading Donald Tru
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GOP leaders should have given Hillary Clinton"s speech in 2012: Column 2016-08-29

GOP leaders should have given Hillary Clinton"s speech in 2012: Column
 Hillary Clinton, with her fact-based argument that Donald Trump is encouraging racism, white nationalism and “taking hate groups mainstream,” has now given the speech that many Republicans no doubt wish they had made five 
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Swinging general slipped past security screeners 2016-08-29

Swinging general slipped past security screeners
 WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s failure to detect the extramarital affair and “swinger lifestyle” of a top general despite background checks that likely included polygraph tests exposes flaws in vetting those entrusted
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Hillary Clinton launches 2016 presidential campaign 2015-04-13

Hillary Clinton launches 2016 presidential campaign
Hillary Clintons aide John Podesta officially announced on Sunday that the former Secretary of State intends to seek the presidency of the United States for the second time. Podesta said that Clinton is gearing up to “hit the road to Iow
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Secret Service agents probed over traffic incident 2015-03-12

Secret Service agents probed over traffic incident
  The Obama administration is investigating two Secret Service agents over allegations they drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a nearby party last week. The Washington Post reported that officers
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Two police officers shot during night of protests in Ferguson 2015-03-12

Two police officers shot during night of protests in Ferguson
 Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday as the Missouri town saw fresh demonstrations following last weeks release of a damning Justice Department report alleging bias in the police departme
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Copter crash marks another dark chapter for Marine unit 2015-03-12

Copter crash marks another dark chapter for Marine unit
 Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated the name of the organization that coordinates American special forces. It is the U.S. Special Operations Command. The helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico presumed
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Oklahoma Students Hope Racist Fraternity Video Sparks Change 2015-03-12

Oklahoma Students Hope Racist Fraternity Video Sparks Change
 A video of University of Oklahoma fraternity members engaging in a racist chant outraged and angered students across the campus, but its release also has sparked a dialogue that many students hope will lead to positive changes at the
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Gunman in Pamela Smart Murder Case Faces Parole Board 2015-03-12

Gunman in Pamela Smart Murder Case Faces Parole Board
 The triggerman in the sensational Pamela Smart murder trial is getting his first chance for parole, 25 years after he gunned down the husband of his lover and instructor and launched a case that became an instant tabloid sensation. William &qu
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Jailed Ex-Army Officer Has Support, but Not From His Platoon 2015-02-24

Jailed Ex-Army Officer Has Support, but Not From His Platoon
Nearly two dozen soldiers from an Army platoon were on patrol in a dangerous valley in southern Afghanistan when a motorcycle sped toward them, ignoring commands to stop. As he tells it, First Lt. Clint Lorance, the platoon leader, ordered
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Chicago Ready to Decide Mayor Emanuel"s Re-Election Fate 2015-02-24

Chicago Ready to Decide Mayor Emanuel"s Re-Election Fate
 Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to avoid being forced into a runoff when voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to give the former White House chief of staff a second term.   Emanuel is poised to get the most votes after hav
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GOP Struggles for Way out as Homeland Shutdown Looms 2015-02-24

GOP Struggles for Way out as Homeland Shutdown Looms
 Divided Republicans are searching for a way out of an impasse over immigration that is threatening to shut down the Homeland SecurityDepartment within days. With the agencys budget set to expire Friday at midnight without action by Congre
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ISIS Recruiters Run Up Against Virginia Imam Working to Counter Their Message 2015-02-24

ISIS Recruiters Run Up Against Virginia Imam Working to Counter Their Message
 It was one of the top issues raised at last week’s White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism: How can communities curb the advanced recruiting tactics pushed by ISIS and other radical Islamist groups? But just a
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Aaron Hernandez Trial: What Witnesses Heard Around Time of Slaying 2015-02-24

Aaron Hernandez Trial: What Witnesses Heard Around Time of Slaying
 Two people who were near an industrial plant on the night former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing an acquaintance testified today they heard a series of loud bangs that prosecutors argue were gunshots. One wom
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Las Vegas "Road Rage" Suspect Makes 1st Court Appearance in Shackles 2015-02-24

Las Vegas "Road Rage" Suspect Makes 1st Court Appearance in Shackles
 The 19-year-old accused of murder after a reported road rage incident in Las Vegas made his first court appearance today, after his lawyer said in an exclusive interview that his client was acting in self-defense and that no
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