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Radio anchor says Franken groped, kissed her without consent

Sexual Harassment Franken

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of...

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Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

Obit Charles Manson

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who died of natural causes Sunday at age 83 after nearly half a century behind bars, orchestrated the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people, butchered at two homes on successive August nights by intruders who scrawled “Pigs”...


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Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans, higher education

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Ending a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans. Raising taxes for more than 100,000 graduate students who receive tuition waivers. Imposing a levy on endowments at certain private colleges and universities. These actions are anathema to higher...


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As clock ticks on tax bill, White House signals a compromise

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s budget director said Sunday that the White House is willing to remove a contentious provision taking aim at the Affordable Care Act from the GOP tax overhaul plan if politically necessary, a move that would fundamentally reshape...


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Trump calls elephant hunting a 'horror show,' suggests he'll enforce a ban on trophy

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday called elephant hunting a “horror show” and strongly suggested he will permanently block imports of elephant trophies from two African nations despite his administration’s earlier approval of the practice. Following strong...


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Clarkson, Pink honor victims of hurricanes, violence at AMAs

2017 American Music Awards - Arrivals

Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the 2017 American Music Awards paying tribute to those affected this year by hurricanes, gun violence, hate crimes and other tragic events. Before the pop stars sang R.E.M.‘s “Everybody Hurts” on Sunday, Jamie Foxx said this year “we needed the power of music to...


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Counterfeit opioid pills are tricking users - sometimes with lethal results

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. More than two dozen patients were rushed into an emergency room in Macon, Georgia, over two days with the same array of life-threatening symptoms, including organ failure and sepsis, flummoxing doctors. But after their breathing tubes were removed, the patients...


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10 Things to Know for Monday

Israel Holocaust Reunion

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. SEVERAL GOP SENATORS REMAIN TAX BILL SKEPTICS Sen. Susan Collins is critical of a plan to repeal a key Obamacare provision as part of the $1.5 trillion tax bill, while Sens. Ron Johnson, Bob...


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Robert E. Lee portrait is moved from hometown City Hall to a museum

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The city of Alexandria, Virginia, has quietly removed a portrait of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that hung on the wall of the City Council chambers for 54 years, relocating it to the Lyceum, a local history museum. Mayor Allison Silberberg, D, called the museum “a...


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Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching Texas’ Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there. Border Patrol spokesmen said they could not provide any details Sunday on what caused the...


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As clock ticks on tax bill, White House signals a compromise

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s budget director said Sunday that the White House is willing to remove a contentious provision taking aim at the Affordable Care Act from the Republican tax overhaul plan if politically necessary, a move that would fundamentally...


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