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 2018-08-21 13:39 

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EPA claims replacement for Obama coal rule would save $400 million annually, reduce pollution...

The Trump administration officially rolled out its replacement for the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama's signature initiative to combat climate change, with claims that the revision would save money while also slightly reducing carbon ...

 2018-08-21 13:39 

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Officials believe body of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts found...

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Investigators believe they have found the body of Mollie Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who has been missing for more than a month....

 2018-08-21 12:19 

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Rick Santorum blasts Catholic church's 'deplorable' response to sex abuse scandal...

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., ripped the Catholic church on Tuesday for what he said was its weak response to a report that found priests in Pennsylvania were involved in the sexual abuse of at least 1,000 children....

 2018-08-21 11:48 

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UNC students tear down Confederate statue overnight...

Students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill took down a Confederate statue on campus late Monday....

 2018-08-21 11:30 

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Trump: Is Clapper is playing nice to keep his security clearance?...

President Trump on Tuesday wondered whether former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is suddenly playing nice with the White House in order to keep his security clearance....

 2018-08-21 11:30 

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Trump: Is Clapper playing nice to keep his security clearance?...

President Trump on Tuesday wondered whether former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is suddenly playing nice with the White House in order to keep his security clearance....

 2018-08-21 11:20 

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Trump rips the New Yorker for saying he wanted to end Obama's intel briefings...

President Trump on Tuesday criticized the...

 2018-08-21 11:12 

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Senators debate amendments on 'minibus' funding bill for defense...

'POISON PILL' WARNING: Senators passed two amendments Monday and two are slated for votes today as the chamber continues to debate a minibus spending bill that includes defense appropriations for fiscal 2019. The chamber is looking to plow through...

 2018-08-21 10:35 

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Daily Headlines: August 21...

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 2018-08-21 10:34 

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ICE deports former Nazi labor camp guard who lied about his past...

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement early Tuesday deported a former Nazi SS labor camp guard to Germany, pursuant to a 2004 deportation order....

 2018-08-21 09:00 

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Endangered species law costing the economy hundreds of billions of dollars, says CEI...

Protecting endangered species could be costing the economy hundreds of billions of dollars above the federal government's official estimates, according to a new study released Tuesday....

 2018-08-21 04:00 

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Senate ramps up Russia sanctions threat with dual hearings...

The Senate Tuesday will hold simultaneous hearings on the relationship between the United States and Russia as it weighs a possible sanctions bill aimed a cracking down on election interference....

 2018-08-21 04:00 

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Stuck on stalemate: Trump's Afghanistan strategy turns one year old...

One year ago Tuesday, President Trump stood in front of a military audience at Fort Myer, Va., and admitted his decision to double down in Afghanistan went against his better judgment....

 2018-08-21 04:00 

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Why Omarosa's antics will fail to undermine Trump's progress for black Americans...

No one is surprised that Omarosa Manigault Newman's new tell-all book is gossipy, salacious, and full of questionable or false allegations. What's baffling, though, is how a woman who built a career on her closeness and loyalty to President Trump ...

 2018-08-21 04:00 

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The opioid epidemic is a cultural problem, it requires cultural solutions...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that drug overdose deaths rose to 72,000 in 2017, a 10 percent increase from 2016. This is more than the number of people who die each year from car crashes or suicides....

 2018-08-21 04:00 

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Trump makes immigration top midterm campaign issue, hoping to put Dems on ICE...

President Trump believes the Democrats are vulnerable on immigration and crime ahead of the midterm elections, so he keeps highlighting those issues in the run-up to November....

 2018-08-21 04:00 

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Don't subsidize coal; just stop trying to kill it off...

When President Trump speaks Tuesday on energy policy, he is speaking on an industry utterly changed in the past 20 years....

 2018-08-21 04:00 

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Democrats' campaign finance hypocrisy...

Faced with President Trump's booming economy and the lowest unemployment rate in history for African-Americans and Hispanics, Democrats are struggling to find a rallying cry ahead of the November midterms. Armed with little more than #HateTrump rhetor...

 2018-08-21 04:00 

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All wrongs are not racial, even if all racists are wrong...

On Aug. 14, CNN anchor John Berman said "I think you can make a compelling case" that the word "dog," when used by our irrepressible president to refer to a black or a woman, has a different meaning, and one much more offensive, than when ...

 2018-08-21 03:38 

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Protesters take down 'Silent Sam' Confederate statue on UNC campus...

A group of protesters toppled the "Silent Sam" statue dedicated to Confederate soldiers on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus Monday evening....

 2018-08-21 03:19 

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George Papadopoulos exploring ways to withdraw from plea deal with Mueller, wife says...

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos is exploring ways in which he might withdraw from his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to his wife Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos....

 2018-08-21 02:33 

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Trump says ex-CIA, FBI official Philip Mudd 'is in no mental condition' to have security clearance...

President Trump accused former CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd of becoming "totally unglued and weird" on Monday, responding to a recent appearance on CNN where he went head-to-head with conservative speaker Paris Dennard regarding the White Hous...

 2018-08-21 02:19 

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Al Qaeda bomb maker killed in drone strike, US officials believe...

Al Qaeda bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri was killed in a 2017 U.S. drone strike in Yemen, U.S. officials believe....

 2018-08-21 01:44 

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Trump botches Customs and Border Protection acronym eight times at event honoring the agency...

President Trump made his strongest show of support Monday for the nearly 60,000 law enforcement officers that make up the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency....

 2018-08-21 01:37 

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US charges two men with being spies for Iran...

Two men have been charged with acting as illegal agents of the Iranian government for allegedly spying on a Jewish facility in Chicago and monitoring American members of an Iranian opposition group, the Justice Department announced Monday....

 2018-08-21 01:22 

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Michael Avenatti shows up at the VMAs, says he's 'serious' about challenging Trump in 2020...

Porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer showed up at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday and said he was "serious" about challenging President Trump in the 2020 election, noting he believes he has a "real shot" if he chooses to run....

 2018-08-21 00:59 

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Carl Bernstein: Don McGahn's testimony to Mueller enriches 'damning matrix' showing Trump obstructed justice...

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said Monday the recent revelations about White House counsel Don McGahn's 30 hours of interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller's team is...

 2018-08-21 00:03 

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This article on Kavanaugh's sports reporting from when he was in college is the greatest thing you'll read all day...

The humorist James Thurber once differentiated between a laugh and a New Yorker laugh. With the New Yorker, there are no garish guffaws. The publication aims only for small, mirthful chuckles....

 2018-08-21 00:02 

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Don McGahn did not 'incriminate' Trump in Mueller interviews, his lawyer says: Report...

White House counsel Don McGahn's attorney has reassured President Trump's lawyers that McGahn did not "incriminate"; Trump during his interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller's team, according to a report Monday....

 2018-08-20 23:46 

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HR McMaster talked Trump out of blocking Obama's access to intelligence: Report...

Ex-national security adviser H.R. McMaster talked President Trump out of blocking former President Barack Obama's access to intelligence briefings last year, according to a report Monday....

 2018-08-20 23:35 

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Trump's EPA to release plan Tuesday gutting Obama's climate rule targeting coal plants...

The Trump administration on Tuesday plans to unveil a proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama's signature initiative to combat climate change, with a narrower rule more friendly to industry....

 2018-08-20 23:31 

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Senate votes for $10 million to help identify troop remains from North Korea...

The Senate voted on Monday to give the Pentagon an additional $10 million to help identify remains of U.S. troops turned over by North Korea earlier this month....

 2018-08-20 23:26 

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Outlook is dicey for defunding Planned Parenthood in Senate...

The head of the Senate Appropriations Committee projected skepticism Monday that a measure to defund Planned Parenthood could get included in a massive appropriations bill the Senate is considering this week....

 2018-08-20 23:13 

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins: 'A number of issues raise questions' about Kavanaugh...

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is planning a series of tough questions when she meets with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday, she told reporters....

 2018-08-20 23:07 

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Jerry Falwell Jr. cut variety of stories from campus newspaper, including those critical of Trump: Report...

Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. reportedly prevented campus newspaper The Champion from running stories on a variety of controversial issues, including those critical of President Trump....

 2018-08-20 22:46 

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Trump: I could 'run' the Russia investigation myself if I wanted...

President Trump has not given the prospect of stripping special counsel Robert Mueller of his security clearance much consideration, but said Monday he could...

 2018-08-20 22:37 

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Pope Francis addresses Pa. sex abuse scandal. A good first step, but we need more...

Pope Francis has finally responded to the Pennsylvania clergy sex abuse scandal....

 2018-08-20 22:33 

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Jury in Manafort trial ends third day of deliberations with no verdict...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The jury weighing Paul Manafort's future reached no verdict after a third day of deliberations Monday....

 2018-08-20 22:26 

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BAE wins $146 million contract to upgrade Navy cruiser Gettysburg...

Defense contractor BAE Systems won a $146 million contract for work on the USS Gettysburg, part of a class of guided-missile cruisers whose weapons and computer systems are undergoing upgrades to ensure they reach their 35-year service life....

 2018-08-20 22:24 

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At China tariff hearings, most businesses tell Trump to back off — but others say to go further...

U.S. companies criticized the Trump administration's China tariffs policy from both sides Monday, with some arguing the trade restrictions were choking the U.S. economy and others saying that the administration hasn't gone far enough....

 2018-08-20 22:17 

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Rand Paul: Special prosecutors have 'too much power over ruining people's lives'...

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., suggested Monday that President Trump should not sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller's team of federal investigators in case he ends up becoming...

 2018-08-20 22:17 

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Trump administration should recognize Afghanistan is an unwinnable war...

Next week marks the one-year anniversary of President Trump's first nationally televised address to the American people on the war in Afghanistan — a war as bloody as it has ever been since fighting against the Taliban began nearly 17 years ago....

 2018-08-20 22:10 

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Brett Kavanaugh to meet with Susan Collins and several Democrats Tuesday...

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday will meet with two key lawmakers ahead of a Sept. 4 confirmation hearing....

 2018-08-20 22:04 

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China accuses US of helping 'Taiwan separatist forces'...

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to NASA headquarters drew an angry rebuke from the Chinese government, which accused the United States of jeopardizing international relations by aiding "separatist forces" on the island....

 2018-08-20 21:51 

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Mark Warner files amendment to block Trump from removing critics' security clearances...

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., followed through on his warning from last week, introducing on Monday an amendment that would block President Trump from punishing ex-officials who are critical of him by taking away their security clearances....

 2018-08-20 21:45 

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Ted Cruz: 'Hard to imagine' Brennan could win a lawsuit against Trump...

Former CIA Director John Brennan might want to rethink his threat to sue President Trump over the loss of his security clearance because such a lawsuit would likely fail, Ted Cruz opined Monday....

 2018-08-20 21:41 

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'Queer Eye' fans attacking Jonathan Van Ness miss the show's central message...

The left-wing Twitter mob is once again raising their pitchforks in outrage, and their latest target is Jonathan Van Ness, a star on the show "Queer Eye," who is facing backlash over a tweet in which he said that "not all republicans are racis...

 2018-08-20 21:41 

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MS-13 gang member pleads guilty in deaths of four Long Island men when he was 15...

An MS-13 gang member pled guilty Monday on racketeering charges in connection with the 2017 murders of four young men from Long Island, New York, and will face up to life in prison if convicted....

 2018-08-20 21:39 

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Michigan health chief faces trial on Flint water crisis manslaughter charges...

A judge ruled Monday that Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon will stand trial on felony charges stemming from the Flint water crisis....

 2018-08-20 21:28 

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Trump downplays prospects for this week's trade talks with China...

President Trump said Monday that he didn't expect much from trade talks with China this week, indicating that the administration does not expect the ongoing tariff wars between the two countries to be resolved anytime soon....

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