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Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains...

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The opioid crisis spills into the workplace

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. At Philip Tulkoff’s food-processing plant in Baltimore, machines grind tough horseradish roots into puree. “If you put your arm in the wrong place,” the owner says, “and you’re not paying attention, it’s going to pull you in.” It’s not a good place to be intoxicated. Drug abuse...


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Trump to NFL owners: Fire players who kneel during anthem

Trump Strange Politics-1

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He’s also encouraging fans to walk out in protest. And the president is bemoaning what he describes as a decline in violence in the sport. “They’re...


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Henry Ford and the soybean set the stage for deadly superbugs

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. America has too much, and it’s killing us. There are too many pesticides sprayed on too much corn and soy, fed to too many farm animals. With too many antibiotics, the animals grow too fast in too little space. The modern U.S. food system’s abundance problem has led to a...


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Trump says he's putting political neck on line in Ala. race

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to convince Alabama conservatives that the establishment choice in a Republican runoff for Senate shares their revulsion of Washington politics, contending that Sen. Luther Strange is a “swamp” fighter without close ties to GOP leaders. Before...


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International team motivated by Presidents Cup failure

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nick Price got the celebration going. He won the second of 12 singles matches when David Duval conceded his short par putt on the 17th hole at Royal Melbourne, the decisive point for the International team to win the Presidents Cup. That was 1998. Price was the No. 6 player...


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As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: 'I might have made a

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - President Donald Trump campaigned on Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, in a race that has pitted him against his most loyal supporters and that holds the potential to upend the political dynamics for Republicans facing...


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Council member gives opponent ABC (already been chewed) gum

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis City Council member has given one of her opponents something to chew over — a piece of chewed gum. Twenty-year incumbent Lisa Goodman took the gum out of her mouth and handed it to challenger Teqen Zea-Aida before the start of a candidate forum Tuesday. Goodman...


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Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Russia Hacking States

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year’s presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly...


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Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem

Trump Strange Politics

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he’s encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned...


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70,000 in Puerto Rico urged to evacuate immediately as dam is in 'imminent' danger of

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - Tens of thousands of residents in northwestern Puerto Rico were ordered to evacuate Friday amid fears that a dam holding back a large inland lake was in imminent danger of failing because of damage from Hurricane Maria’s floodwaters. Officials...


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