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The 10 most important things in the world right now

The 10 most important things in the world right now

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Here's what's happening on Wednesday. 1. US President Donald Trump said there's a "substantial chance" talks with with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un won't happen. Trump may...
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Republicans want new special counsel to investigate Trump-Russia probe 'misconduct'

2 hours ago   |   Union Leader

Some of President Donald Trump's closest conservative allies in Congress called for the appointment of a second special counsel on Tuesday to investigate the probe into Trump's...
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The DCCC Got What It Needed on Tuesday

2 hours ago   |   Slate

Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath was the feel-good story of the congressional primaries on Tuesday night, beating Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in her first run for office...
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Bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations goes to Trump

4 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - Congress moved to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost...
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The Case Against Rep. John Carter

5 hours ago   |   DCCC

“From surviving against all the odds when her helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan, to her work opening up jobs for women in the military, MJ Hegar has never backed down...
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UPDATE: The Case Against Rep. Pete Sessions

UPDATE: The Case Against Rep. Pete Sessions

5 hours ago   |   DCCC

“Colin Allred will defend the American dream for future generations, because he knows how vital it is that opportunity exists for every kid in Texas who is willing to dream...
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The House passes a bill giving patients a ‘right to try' experimental drugs

5 hours ago   |   Post Gazette

Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would allow patients with serious illnesses to try unproven experimental treatments, sending the measure to President Donald...
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Trump uses 20-week abortion ban to entice pro-lifers to the polls

Trump uses 20-week abortion ban to entice pro-lifers to the polls

6 hours ago   |   New York Post

WASHINGTON - President Trump encouraged pro-life activists to get to the polls in November, using the passage of a 20-week abortion ban in Congress as an enticement. He was...
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Democrats Push Teacher Raises After Classroom Walkouts

7 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Democrats in Congress are offering a plan to roll back part of last year's GOP tax cut to boost funds for schools, including higher wages for educators.
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White House Bars Democrats From Meeting on Russia Investigation Records

7 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Two House Republican leaders and no Democrats will meet with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Thursday.
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Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job after union members voted Tuesday to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1. Read more ...

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

The prize-winning novelist celebrated as a fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, died Tuesday night at age 85. Read more ...

Legend of Loch Ness monster will be tested with DNA samples

Legend of Loch Ness monster will be tested with DNA samples

A New Zealand scientist is leading a team to the lake next month to take samples of the murky waters to conduct DNA tests and determine what species live there. Read more ...

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

President Donald Trump is issuing a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers. Read more ...

NFL discussing possible steps to deal with anthem protests

NFL discussing possible steps to deal with anthem protests

The NFL approved a new owner for the Carolina Panthers, passed a rule to eject players who hit with their helmets, and took steps to spice up the kickoff. Read more ...

Parents go to court in attempt to kick 30-year-old son out of their home

Parents go to court in attempt to kick 30-year-old son out of their home

A 30-year-old man's parents are taking legal action against him after he refused to move out of their house, according to legal documents Read more ...

Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugs

The bill would help people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments. Read more ...

​Workers plugging energy wells as lava from Kilauea volcano​ flows nearby​

​Workers plugging energy wells as lava from Kilauea volcano​ flows nearby​

Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Read more ...

Gunshots heard in background while Florida reporter talks with witness on air

Gunshots heard in background while Florida reporter talks with witness on air

Police from multiple agencies have responded to an active shooter situation in Panama City. Read more ...

Lava destroys warehouse at power plant site on Hawaii's Big Island

Lava destroys warehouse at power plant site on Hawaii's Big Island

Lava flowing from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has claimed another structure, this one close to a geothermal plant. Read more ...