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Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

ADDITION Trump The Fallen-4

President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2017. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 1962, in a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy revealed the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under construction in Cuba and...


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Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump urged House Republicans to move swiftly on passing a budget bill during a conference call Sunday, clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.


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About 2 dozen NFL players protested during anthems Sunday

Cowboys 49ers Football

Days after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday. Associated Press journalists counted 22 players protesting during the anthems in some way before day games. Some took a knee, others sat on the bench, stayed in the...


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Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

Voting Commission Secrecy

President Donald Trump’s advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own — with some of its own members raising concerns about its openness. This past week, two members fired off letters to commission staff complaining about a lack of information about the panel’s...


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Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

Bergdahl

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in 2009 in Afghanistan — now rests in the hands of a judge. A sentencing hearing for Bergdahl starts Monday at Fort Bragg and is expected to feature dramatic...


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EPA yanks scientists' conference presentations, including on climate change

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Environmental Protection Agency has instructed two of its scientists and one contractor not to speak as planned at a scientific conference Monday in Providence, Rhode Island, sparking criticism from some academics and congressional Democrats. EPA officials...


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10 Things to Know for Monday

Syria

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHO TOOK SYRIA’S LARGEST OIL FIELD FROM IS GROUP U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group. 2. WHICH TRUMP COMMISSION IS CRITICIZED FOR LACK OF...


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Latest from NFL: Boswell scores final 15 points for Steelers

Cardinals Rams Football

The Latest from week 7 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Chris Boswell did his best to match Kai Forbath’s day for the Minnesota Vikings only to come up just shy. Boswell connected on all five of his field goal attempts scoring the last 15 points for Pittsburgh, and the...


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National Democrats are jittery about Virginia governor's race

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LAS VEGAS - The Democratic National Committee gathered here over the past week with one worry on every activist’s mind: We’d better not lose the Virginia governor’s race. It’s a surprising case of the jitters over a place that hasn’t elected a Republican to statewide...


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Rapid-response legal network sees threats to women's rights in Trump era

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. It started with a kind of Trump-era emergency alert. “Under the Trump Administration, we are already seeing a serious reduction in federal civil rights enforcement,” read the email sent to lawyers and legal organizations nationwide this summer. “Simultaneously,...


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