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Uncertainty Ahead for Tax Bill

Republican Marco Rubio's potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it's a complication that's likely to be resolved

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reveal Wedding Day

The ceremony will be held in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where Harry's father, Prince Charles, wed Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005. Royal wedding watchers have been eagerly awaiting news about the nuptials since the couple got engaged in November

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Democrats Want Doug Jones Seated Now

Democrats won big with Doug Jones' victory in Alabama. Now, they are fighting to have him seated as soon as possible. The push to swear in Jones quickly comes as Democrats aim to derail the Republican tax overhaul currently in its final stages

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Star Wars Fans Have Mixed Reactions to Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the legendary franchise's long-awaited next chapter, finally hit the big screen in the U.S. on Thursday. The Rian-Johnson-directed Episode VIII has been polarizing among fans who caught an early glimpse

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FCC Votes Down Obama-Era 'Net Neutrality' Rules

The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. The agency's Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote Thursday

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Disney to Buy Fox Film and TV Businesses in a $66B Deal

Walt Disney agreed to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock. Fox assets that will be sold to Disney, include the Twentieth Century Fox movie and cable networks

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California Is One Step Closer to Recreational Pot Sales

California has issued its first batch of business licenses for the state's upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for recreational distribution and retail sales to begin in January. Legal marijuana purchases were approved by voters last year

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Dustin Hoffman Faces More Sexual Misconduct Claims

Three more women have forward to accuse Dustin Hoffman of inappropriate sexual behavior. The women, one of whom wished to remain anonymous, spoke to Variety about their alleged encounters with the two-time Oscar winner, which ranged from sexual harassment to assault

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Charlottesville Driver Faces First-Degree Murder Charge

Prosecutors are seeking to upgrade the charges against a man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring dozens. The man now faces a first-degree murder charge

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U.S. Special Envoy Backs North Korea Talks

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea on Friday expressed hope that Pyongyang would accept Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's diplomatic offer of unconditional talks, although the overture has already been contradicted by the White House

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Salma Hayek Pens Powerful Essay on Harvey Weinstein

"In his eyes, I was not an artist. I wasn’t even a person," Hayek wrote. "I was a thing: not a nobody, but a body." The star said Weinstein repeatedly harassed her as she worked to produce her 2002 movie Frida

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White House Aims to Sway Opinion on Immigration

The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure