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DOD Secretary Mattis And Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Dunford Brief Press On ISIL

Military Officer: Transgender Policy Won't Change Yet

The nation's top military officer says U.S. policy on transgender individuals serving in uniform has not — and will not — change until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives the president's policy direction and Mattis determines how to implement it

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Bipartisan Governors Blast 'Skinny' Obamacare Repeal

A bipartisan group of 10 governors have penned a letter to Senate leaders blasting the Republican-led "skinny repeal" of Obamacare. The move would get rid of just a few aspects of Obamacare, including the individual mandate and certain taxes

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Bezos Drops Back to World's Second-Richest Person

A dip in Amazon stock sent CEO Jeff Bezos back down to being the second-richest person in the world, just hours after he surged ahead of Bill Gates in net worth. Amazon's stock dropped about 3% after it reported its second quarter earnings

AG Jeff Sessions Announces Int'l Cybercrime Enforcement Action At Justice

How Jeff Sessions Could Crack Down on Legal Pot

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an outspoken critic of recreational marijuana, and he has the power to hobble cannabis sales in states where it's legal. But for now, business owners and advocates say they don't think he'll actually do it

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Researchers Edit Embryo Genes to Correct Disease

Researchers have reportedly edited the genomes of human embryos using a technique called CRISPR. While scientists in China have used the same technology to genetically modify human embryos, this is believed to be the first attempt in the U.S.

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Man Killed Wife on Cruise Because She Laughed at Him

A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she would not stop laughing at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday

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Scaramucci: Tweet Was Not a Threat Against Priebus

Anthony Scaramucci clarified a tweeted he posted Wednesday night, and later deleted, about his leaked financial information. Scaramucci added that he and President Donald Trump "have a very, very good idea of who the leakers are"

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Israel Removes Security Devices at Jerusalem Holy Site

Muslim leaders told the faithful to return to pray inside a major Jerusalem holy site after Israel removed security devices it installed outside entrances to the shrine following a deadly attack at the compound. Thousands of Palestinians had been praying in the streets


U.S. Slaps Fresh Sanctions on 13 Venezuelan Officials

The Trump administration announced sanctions on 13 current and former members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration, in an effort to pressure the president into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution

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Boy Scouts Head Apologizes After Trump Speech

The Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America apologized Thursday to anyone in the scouting community who may have been offended or alarmed by President Donald Trump's speech at the organization's National Jamboree earlier this week


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A Caring Lens on the Opioid Crisis

When Lightbox first spoke to Jeffrey Stockbridge about his work documenting people in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, many of whose lives revolved around heroin, he hoped to conclude his work there in a few months. He was off by almost five years