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The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed

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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of (all times local): 8:42 p.m. Alabama...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. On this date: In 1792, Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle began composing “War...


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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. WHAT’S VEXING TRUMP NOMINEE A watchdog report determined that Dr. Ronny Jackson, the president’s pick to lead the VA, exhibited “unprofessional behaviors” during a power struggle over the...


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'Playful dominance': The touchy-feely relationship between Trump and Macron

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - There was, simply, so much touching. The two men French kissed (chastely). They shook hands and held hands and clasped hands. And they embraced and backslapped and shoulder-rubbed. They were President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, and...


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Thousands of Nepalis face deportation as Trump administration prepares to cancel

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to cancel the temporary residency permits of about 9,000 immigrants from Nepal, the Trump administration’s latest move to expel foreigners living in the United States with some form of provisional status....


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After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?

Science Says Bush Couples Health

You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former President George H.W. Bush’s hospitalization a day after his wife’s funeral, but it does the body no favors, and one partner’s health clearly affects...


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Bob Dorough, who set numbers and grammar to music in 'Schoolhouse Rock!,' dies at 94

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Bob Dorough, a pianist and singer who performed with jazz greats Charlie Parker and Miles Davis but was perhaps best known for his whimsical compositions for the animated video series “Schoolhouse Rock!,” died April 23 at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. He was...


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Trump rallies behind VA nominee after suggesting he should drop out of 'ugly' process

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The White House rallied around Ronny Jackson’s nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs late Tuesday as the president’s former doctor was besieged by complaints that he improperly prescribed drugs, created a hostile workplace and became...


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Settlement reached in police-custody death of man with Down syndrome in Maryland

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The family of Robert Ethan Saylor, a man with Down syndrome who died after three off-duty Frederick County sheriff deputies forced him from a movie theater, have reached a settlement with the state of Maryland, the deputies and the management company of the shopping...


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Jury in Bill Cosby case to begin deliberating on Wednesday

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault retrial will begin deliberating Wednesday after a searing day of closing arguments in which the comedian was variously portrayed as a calculating predator who is finally being brought to justice, or the victim of a multimillion-dollar...


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Why Sean Hannity's fans will keep on loving him, even if he is a 'welfare queen'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Sean Hannity is a “welfare queen,” according to fellow conservative Bret Stephens of the New York Times. The Reagan-themed insult refers to Hannity’s use of a federal guaranteed-loan program to fund real estate purchases and is meant to suggest that the Fox News host...


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