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GOP Rep: Intel Collected on Trump Transition Team

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has confirmed that the intelligence community collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition on numerous occasions

Neil Gorsuch, nominee to be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, listens to Senators' opening statements during the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Senators Attack Each Other at Neil Gorsuch's Hearing

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch proved to be adept enough at evading difficult questions that the senators at his confirmation hearing started training their fire on each other, blaming each other for hard-edged partisanship

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Bumble Bee Species Is Now Officially Endangered

The rusty patched bumble bee gained federal protection after the Trump administration removed its hold on listing the species as endangered. The listing marks the first time a bumble bee species in the U.S has received protection under the Endangered Species Act

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Koch Bros. Pledge Millions to Fight Health Care Bill

The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans with a special fund to support House members who vote against the bill.

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Teen Sexually Assaulted on Facebook Received Threats

The mother of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said that her daughter has received online threats since it happened and that neighborhood kids have been joking about it and harassing her family

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Liberty Students Divided Over Trump Speech

President Donald Trump is going to deliver the commencement address at Liberty University this year — an announcement that divided students at the Christian school. For some, it was a frustrating example of the school's continued association with Trump

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Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Nine women in the U.S. have died due to a rare cancer associated with their breast implants, federal officials announced on Tuesday. About 300,000 women in the U.S. get breast implants each year, and cancer from the implants is rare. However, the potential risks raise questions

Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump Holds Primary Night Event In New York

Trump's Former Campaign Chair Helped Russian Interests

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition

'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant's Fail Goes Viral

A Wheel of Fortune contestant had a very different idea about the plot of Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire — and he paid for it. With only one letter left blank, he chose the wrong one, paving the way for another contestant to win the round

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Uber's Leadership Vows Changes After Scandals

Uber representatives vowed that the company was in the midst of an overhaul, following a pile-up of scandals and shake-ups that have plagued the company for the past several weeks — including allegations of sexism and mismanagement