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 2018-11-17 14:00 

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Cookie ethics: Congresswoman-elect asks if she's still allowed to sell Girl Scout cookies...

Rep.-elect Abigail Spanberger is one of her daughter's troop leaders, and as she prepares for her new job representing Virginia's 7th Congressional District, she wonders if she has a conflict of interest....

 2018-11-17 12:00 

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'Drinking the Kool-Aid' will never mean the same. How a horrible massacre changed a common phrase...

'Drinking the Kool-Aid' was a pivotal part in the deaths of 918 people in the Jonestown Massacre....

 2018-11-17 11:00 

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Do needle exchanges reduce the spread of infectious disease? The research isn't clear....

An analysis of these controversial programs in the U.S. was inconclusive. But studies in Europe show the programs are effective. What's going on?...

 2018-11-17 02:32 

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Kellyanne Conway's husband: Trump administration is a 'dumpster fire'...

George Conway, the husband to Kellyanne one of the president's closest advisers, went into depth about his views on the president....

 2018-11-17 00:57 

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CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing: reports...

The CIA has concluded in an assessment that Saudi Arabia's crown prince ordered the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to reports...

 2018-11-16 23:41 

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Did President Trump make a sex joke about the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia?...

Amid introducing those honored with the Medal of Freedom, President Trump seemed to include a joke about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's sex life....

 2018-11-16 23:34 

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Florida recount: Here is why Sen. Bill Nelson's chances of winning reelection are slim...

Florida Democrat Bill Nelson's chances of beating Republican Rick Scott depend on everything breaking his way from court decisions to ballot counts....

 2018-11-16 22:20 

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Supreme Court asked to rule on Trump's choice of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general...

President Donald Trump's naming of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has already reached the Supreme Court....

 2018-11-16 22:04 

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Donald Trump says he 'should have' commemorated Veterans Day at Arlington...

President Trump expressed regret in an interview to be aired this weekend for not marking Veterans Day with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery....

 2018-11-16 21:22 

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Florida finally got it right on voting for ex-felons. It's not just about rights, it's about public health...

Formerly incarcerated suffer more from chronic illnesses and are less likely to have health care. It couldn't be more critical for them to vote their interests....

 2018-11-16 20:50 

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Ethics panel rebukes prominent Republican lawmaker over response to aide's sexual harassment...

The bipartisan panel rebuked a prominent Republican lawmaker, Mark Meadows, over his handling of accusations of sexual harassment against his chief of staff....

 2018-11-16 19:36 

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President Donald Trump to nominate Andrew Wheeler as head of Environmental Protection Agency...

Environmental groups are expected to oppose President Trump's choice of acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as the permanent head of the agency....

 2018-11-16 19:25 

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Supreme Court to hear case on Trump administration plan to add citizenship question to 2020 Census...

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to weigh in on the dispute over adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census....

 2018-11-16 19:03 

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VA secretary: President Trump has kept his promises...

Not since President Lincoln has another president done more to 'care for him who shall have borne the battle,' writes Robert L. Wilkie, VA secretary...

 2018-11-16 18:45 

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How Trump can make it up to the military and 'the vets' for recent fails...

Not only did the commander in chief skip the centennial WWI ceremony and Arlington cemetery, he has yet to visit U.S. troops in a war zone: Our view...

 2018-11-16 18:13 

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Betsy DeVos' sexual assault rules draw fire from survivors, echo recent court rulings...
 2018-11-16 17:58 

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Donald Trump says he has answered Robert Mueller's questions, but hasn't submitted them yet...

Donald Trump did not detail his answers, but has repeatedly denied collusion with Russians who sought to influence the 2016 election....

 2018-11-16 17:28 

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Donald Trump honors Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth in first Medal of Freedom ceremony...

In his first time awarding the Medal of Freedom, Trump is honoring legends such as Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth....

 2018-11-16 17:18 

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Kimmel to Trump: 'Bob Mueller is moving on you like a witch'...

What's the most talked about stuff happening in Washington this week? The comics tell you in Best of Late Night....

 2018-11-16 17:05 

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My 'bottom' was being drunk on TV. But I'm grateful I hit it before I killed myself or others...

I stopped drinking in 1992, so I thought society's drinking problem had changed along with my own. In fact, alcohol-related deaths are on the rise....

 2018-11-16 16:48 

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As Maine goes with ranked-choice voting, so should New Hampshire  —  and everywhere else...

When voters rank their first, second and third-choice candidates, the winner is backed by at least half of voters — not a radical idea for democracy....

 2018-11-16 16:08 

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'Awakening': Abigail Spanberger's House win illustrates the shift of US politics in 'year of the badass woman'...

What happened in Abigail Spanberger's district is not only emblematic of the 2018 election, but of political shifts across the US for the last decade....

 2018-11-16 12:00 

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1 million voters can't be wrong. Martha McSally should join Kyrsten Sinema in the Senate...

Kyrsten Sinema will be Arizona's next senator. Martha McSally should be, too....

 2018-11-16 12:00 

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In most expensive midterm elections in history, the biggest spender didn’t always win...

In at least 41 House races, the bigger spender lost including 36 contests in which the Democrat outspent the Republican....

 2018-11-16 11:00 

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Gov.-elect: I climbed a wind turbine and won. Voters across US chose climate leaders....

The wildfires devastating California are a sign that we need to confront climate change and embrace clean energy. Midterms show US voters are ready....

 2018-11-16 10:00 

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Democrats owe Pelosi the chance to be Speaker. Their plot to deny her of it is foolish....

Nancy Pelosi has proven her worth as Speaker of the House. Democrats are denying reality if they deny her of the position....

 2018-11-16 09:00 

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Despite the risks, I can't imagine being anything but a California firefighter...

I've never met a firefighter who thought of him or herself as a hero. Certainly, I never did. Everything we do, we do because it's part of the job....

 2018-11-16 08:15 

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Midterm losses humbled and changed other presidents. Will Trump follow suit? Dream on....

Past presidents have been able to overcome midterm thrashings by achieving legislative success. Trump's hesitance to compromise could cost him in 2020....

 2018-11-16 03:43 

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Katie Porter claims Democrats' latest U.S. House victory in California...

Katie Porter's upset in Orange County is a sign of changing times in a region once known nationally as a GOP fortress. The coastal county southeast of Los Angeles was home to President Richard Nixon, and President Ronald Reagan once likened it to a Re...

 2018-11-16 02:07 

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Michael Avenatti 'still considering' running for president after domestic violence arrest...

Michael Avenatti tells USA TODAY that despite his arrest over an alleged domestic abuse incident, he is still debating a bid for the White House....

 2018-11-16 01:42 

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OnPolitics Today: 'A vote denied is justice denied'...

An 8-million vote recount confirmed Republican Ron DeSantis beat Democrat Andrew Gillum to be Florida's governor. But Gillum sees hope in the courts....

 2018-11-16 01:27 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first days in Congress: Treated as intern, clothing criticized...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first two days in the nation's capital have been an adventure. The 29-year-old is the youngest Congresswoman ever elected....

 2018-11-15 23:41 

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Florida felons' restored voting rights will have national, personal impacts...

More than 60 percent of Florida voters chose on Election Day to restore voting rights to people with prior felonies, amending the state constitution and changing the face of the Florida electorate....

 2018-11-15 22:53 

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Menthol ban will make a bad situation worse...

The FDA's naive plan will lead to countless unintended consequences, writes Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center....

 2018-11-15 22:29 

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GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin loses in first race decided by Maine's 'ranked-choice' system...

Democrat Jared Golden was declared the winner Thursday in the first federal election in U.S. history to be decided by a...

 2018-11-15 22:09 

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Florida recount cements gubernatorial win by Trump acolyte Ron DeSantis over liberal firebrand Andrew Gillum...

Recount of more than 8 million Florida ballots that ended Thursday confirmed Republican Ron DeSantis beat Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum....

 2018-11-15 21:44 

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Win while losing? Beto O'Rourke, Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum may still be rising voices...

Win while losing? Beto O'Rourke of Texas, Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Andrew Gillum of Florida just may emerge as rising voices even in defeat...

 2018-11-15 21:28 

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Florida Dems planned to use altered forms to fix mail ballots across state after deadline...

Florida Democrats launched plan to give voters altered forms to fix absentee ballots after state deadline in hopes a judge would allow them to count....

 2018-11-15 20:43 

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Donald Trump to travel to California to meet with wildfire victims...

California lawmakers criticized Trump last weekend for blaming the fires on...

 2018-11-15 20:36 

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Donald Trump's team learns old lesson: Be careful with the first lady...

Melania Trump basically forced out a top national security official this week, something of a warning to those who remain in the West Wing....

 2018-11-15 20:32 

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Avenatti is latest man to deny domestic violence. Stats show they can't all be innocent....

Avenatti denies new domestic abuse charges. We'll wait for the truth to come out but, logically, it is hard to believe 10 million victims are liars....

 2018-11-15 19:41 

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Want more federal judges? Protect Robert Mueller: Today's talker...

Jeff Flake came out in support of protecting Robert Mueller's investigation, and he won't confirm judges until then. Is it more barking and no bite?...

 2018-11-15 18:59 

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FDA restrictions on menthol cigarettes and teen vaping show promise...

More than half of smokers ages 12-17 use menthol; 3.6 million middle- and high-school kids smoke e-cigarettes. Public health is at stake: Our view...

 2018-11-15 18:25 

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Florida recount: Legal wrangling continues as 3 p.m. recount deadline looms...

There's a 3 p.m. deadline to finish a statewide machine recount of more than 8 million ballots in Senate, governor, agriculture commission races....

 2018-11-15 16:54 

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Trailing in tight election, Republican Rep. Mia Love sues to stop vote count in Utah...

Love's campaign is "not accusing anyone of anything," but they think a few instances deserve more scrutiny, campaign attorney Robert Harrington said....

 2018-11-15 16:01 

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Email reveals Florida Democratic official pushed election forms with altered deadlines...

Florida Democrats launched plan to give voters altered forms to fix absentee ballots after state deadline in hopes a judge would allow them to count....

 2018-11-15 15:38 

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Donald Trump plays down stories about staff changes; no word on whether Kelly, Nielsen might leave...

Donald Trump tweets amid reports he may remove homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly....

 2018-11-15 14:07 

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Under pressure over Russia probe, Donald Trump attacks special counsel Robert Mueller...

Under criticism for picking an acting attorney general with a history of speaking out against Robert Mueller's Russia probe, President Donald Trump attacked the special counsel....

 2018-11-15 14:03 

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Lame-duck Congress' rush for criminal justice reform plan will hurt, not help: Tom Cotton...

Congress must reform our criminal code, include mens rea as an element of most crimes, and strengthen the sentences for dangerous drug crimes....

 2018-11-15 13:00 

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Injunction in Florida recount lawsuit gives mail-in voters time to fix signature on ballot...

People whose mail-in ballots were rejected have until Nov. 17 to correct the error, federal judge decrees...

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