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Grumpy Cat Dies; Her Spirit Will Live On, Family Says

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:51

The cat with the withering stare, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, inspired books and won fans around the world who identified with her permanently unsmiling — yet adorable — features.

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Tracking Trump On Immigration: Despite Focus, Many Ideas Are Stalled Or Blocked

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:02

One of the Trump administration's top priorities is reshaping and restricting immigration. But many of the White House efforts have faced opposition from Congress, courts and local critics.

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The 1st Legally Married Same-Sex Couple 'Wanted To Lead By Example'

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:02

Fifteen years ago, Tanya McCloskey and Marcia Kadish were the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the U.S. Kadish reflects on their marriage and on her late wife.

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This Teen Nearly Died In A School Shooting. Now She's Just Trying To Live

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:02

One year and seven surgeries after Sarah Salazar nearly died in her art classroom, she's still struggling to manage the deep physical and emotional trauma she suffered that day.

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Taiwan's Parliament Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, A First In Asia

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:02

In 2017, a court had given the government two years to create a legal framework for gay marriage. On Friday, lawmakers passed the most progressive of three bills.

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If The Full Mueller Report Were Ever Released, What Might It Reveal?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:00

The House is waging a political war with the Justice Department over the full results of the Russia investigation. If Congress wins, here's what more lawmakers — and maybe, Americans — could learn.

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Administration To Release Hundreds Of Migrants To South Florida, Local Officials Say

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:17

Florida officials say they were informed of the migrant release plan by the federal government. They are scrambling to prepare for an influx of asylum-seekers.

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Chelsea Manning Sent Back To Jail For Refusing To Testify Before Grand Jury

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:00

"Facing jail again, potentially today, doesn't change my stance," the former Army private said prior the hearing. The judge also ordered her to be fined every day she is in custody after 30 days.

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Oil Spill Seeping Into Gulf Of Mexico Contained After 14 Years, Coast Guard Says

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 23:21

The Taylor Energy oil spill began after Hurricane Ivan triggered an underwater mudslide and caused the company's oil platform to topple and sink.

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Unsealed Documents Reveal New Details On Michael Flynn's Cooperation With Mueller

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:46

More details have emerged about the extent of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's cooperation with Robert Mueller during the Russia investigation.

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Authorities Dismantle Transnational Cybercrime Group

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:52

The members allegedly used malware in an attempt to steal $100 million from thousands of victims across the globe. Criminal prosecutions have begun in the United States, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.

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I.M. Pei, Architect Of Some Of The World's Most Iconic Structures, Dies At 102

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 18:46

During his influential career, the Pritzker-winning architect designed everything from schools to skyscrapers. Known for spare geometric forms, Pei said the goal was to "eliminate the inessential."

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Trump Financial Disclosures Show Drop In Mar-A-Lago Income

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 18:17

The president reported a 10% drop in income from his Florida resort. Documents show the president's income remained in the hundreds of millions of dollars, but few specific figures were disclosed.

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U.S. Move To Isolate Huawei Sends Ripples Through Global Supply Chain

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 18:02

The Trump administration's crackdown on the Chinese telecom giant would cut it off from a vital supply of U.S.-made components. It will also force allies to decide on the 5G futures.

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SAT To Score Students' 'Disadvantages' To Try To Even The Playing Field

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:59

The new SAT score is based on factors such as average family income, educational attainment, housing stability and crime. Test-takers won't see the score, but colleges will.

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Window Washers Rescued From Basket 'Swinging Violently' Atop Oklahoma Skyscraper

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:21

Video posted by the Oklahoma City Fire Department shows an out-of-control basket at the top of the skyscraper wildly twisting in the wind with two workers on board.

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EPA Watchdog Finds Ex-Chief Scott Pruitt Spent $124,000 On 'Excessive' Airfare

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:24

The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog has found $124,000 in improper travel expenses by former administrator Scott Pruitt. It suggests the agency find a way to recover those costs.

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'Possible' More Counties Than Now Known Were Hacked In 2016, Fla Delegation Says

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:50

The disclosure this week that two Florida counties were breached by Russian attackers in 2016 has officials worried about what more they don't know.

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Guatemalan Toddler Apprehended At U.S. Border Dies After Weeks In Hospital

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:47

The child's mother informed federal agents that her 2 ½-year-old son was sick after they were taken into custody last month on the north bank of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas, U.S. officials say.

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Will Washington State's New 'Public Option' Plan Reduce Heath Care Costs?

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:11

This week Washington passed a law to create a new kind of public health insurance. It could inspire other states to try so-called "public option" plans. But how well will it work to bring costs down?

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