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47 States Call On Betsy Devos To Forgive Student Loans For Disabled Veterans

1 hour 32 min ago

Attorneys general from 47 states, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia have asked the Department of Education to make loan discharge for permanently disabled veterans automatic.

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President Trump Arrives In Japan For Inaugural State Visit

4 hours 43 min ago

Trump will meet with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, attend a sumo wrestling match and go to an imperial banquet hosted by Japan's new emperor, Naruhito.

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Rolling To A Halt: Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally Ends 30-Year Tradition

5 hours 27 min ago

Motorcyclists with the veteran advocacy group, Rolling Thunder Inc., will gather in Washington, D.C., for the last time this weekend. The group cites financial issues as its main reason for quitting.

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In Rural West Texas, Illegal Border Crossings Are Routine For U.S. Citizens

8 hours 56 min ago

In some remote border towns in Texas along the Rio Grande, U.S. citizens cross back and forth for medical care in Mexico. It's a technically illegal reality that local Border Patrol acknowledges.

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European Elections Will Be A Test For Nationalist Parties Hoping To Remake The EU

8 hours 56 min ago

"I believe this is the first time since the beginning of European integration that this European Union could actually break apart," center-left Dutch politician Frans Timmermans warned this month.

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Hispanic Unemployment Has Hit Record Lows. But Does That Mean Progress?

8 hours 56 min ago

Latino joblessness has dipped to historic lows. But many economists are taking those numbers with caution: There's still a gaping wage difference with white workers.

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What's Your Purpose? Finding A Sense Of Meaning In Life Is Linked To Health

9 hours 15 min ago

Researchers found that people who did not have a strong life purpose were more likely to die than those who did, and specifically more likely to die of cardiovascular diseases.

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On The Campaign Trail, These Are Hot Spots Candidates Can't Resist

10 hours 15 min ago

In early primary and caucus states, there are well-known places — diners, fairs, union halls — where candidates connect with voters. Here are some of the classics and a few new spots.

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Theresa Burroughs, Voting Rights Activist, Dies At 89 In Alabama

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 23:31

"Disappear? We're not going to do that," she said. She went 10 times to the courthouse before the registrar would sign her up to vote. Then she worked to guard the right and never missed an election.

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San Francisco Police Chief Apologizes For Raid On Home Of Freelance Journalist

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 23:30

A raid on a journalist's home to determine the source of a police leak led to a firestorm over press freedoms and the First Amendment.

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Judge Blocks Trump Use Of Emergency Power To Build Border Barrier With Military Funds

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 22:14

Judge Haywood Gilliam in Northern California granted a preliminary injunction against moving $1 billion in Defense Department funds intended for anti-drug activities.

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Colorado Caps Insulin Co-Pays At $100 For Insured Residents

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 18:03

A new law, signed by the governor earlier this week, is aimed at helping diabetics afford the lifesaving medication.

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Police Say They Have 'Subway Brake Bandit,' Who Stopped Trains Without Reason

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:41

New York transit officials think he would surf on top of a train, get into the operating cabin, and then yank the emergency brake. The train would be delayed, along with others on that line.

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced To 2 Life Terms For Kidnapping Teen, Murdering Her Parents

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:08

The case drew national attention as a search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs ended when she escaped captivity and led authorities to her kidnapper.

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U.K.'s Theresa May Resigns Acknowledging Failure To Deliver Brexit

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:07

Theresa May's term as prime minister has been one misstep after another, starting with calling an early election that left her weakened and without support to negotiate the U.K.'s exit from the E.U.

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Trump Orders An Additional 1,500 Troops To The Middle East

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:02

The Pentagon would not say where the troops would be sent, other than that they would not be heading to Iraq and Syria. Some of the forces have already arrived in the region.

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At $2.1 Million, New Gene Therapy Is The Most Expensive Drug Ever

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 15:52

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new gene therapy for a rare but devastating genetic disorder. The drugmaker says the cost is worth it because it's a one-time treatment that saves lives.

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As Allies See Nationalism Rise, Germany Sees Threats To Alliances It Champions

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 15:30

The worldview that nations should promote their interests over those of the international community poses a challenge for Germany, a country built on partnerships.

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Kenya's Judges Uphold Laws That Criminalize Gay Sex

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:41

A three-judge panel made a unanimous ruling on Friday that outraged the LGBTQ community. People convicted of homosexual acts will continue to face the threat of up to 14 years in prison.

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How Disney Princesses Influence Girls Around The World

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:29

A researcher wanted to see how girls of different nationalities perceived the idea of a princess.

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