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Ryan to Gianforte: Apologize for Attacking Reporter

House Speaker Paul Ryan called for Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte to apologize after he was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly assaulting a reporter. "I do not think this is acceptable behavior," Ryan said

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Manchester Bombing Suspect Called Mom Before Attack

A spokesman for an anti-terror force in Libya says the suspect in the Manchester bombing attack telephoned his mother hours before the attack and said, "Forgive me." The attack left 22 dead and dozens injured

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Former Greek Prime Minister Wounded in Blast

Police say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was wounded in an explosion in a car in central Athens. The daytime blast left the 69-year-old Papademos with non-life-threatening injuries. Papademos served as prime minister for six months in 2011-2012

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Hurricane Season Is About to Get Stronger

Forecasters warned that the eastern United States will likely experience a stronger than normal hurricane season this year, with as many as four major hurricanes forming over the Atlantic. "We're expecting a lot of storms this season," one said

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Health Care Bill Would Lead to 23 Million Fewer Insured

The Republican bill to repeal Obamacare would result in 23 million fewer people having health insurance by the year 2026, according to a long-awaited and nonpartisan forecast, a result that would send shockwaves through the healthcare system

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ISIS-Linked Militants Besiege Philippine City

Backed by tanks and rocket-firing helicopters, Philippine troops launched "precision attacks" to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a raid that failed to capture one of Asia's most-wanted militants

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Jeff Sessions Didn't Disclose Russia Meetings

The Attorney General did not disclose contacts with foreign dignitaries on a security clearance form he submitted as a senator last year, the Justice Department said. It comes two months after Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe

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Sean Hannity Faces Advertiser Fallout

Sean Hannity has lost at least five different advertisers after he has continued to promote a conspiracy theory about Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered in 2016

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Health Experts Slam Trump's Proposed Budget

Public health experts are expressing serious concern about the White House's proposed 2018 budget, which would substantially cut funding to key government health agencies and programs

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Bitcoin Surges to Another Record

Bitcoin's value set a new record as it crossed the $2,500 level, meaning it has more than doubled this year. In five days, Bitcoin rose to just over 40% and has gone up 88% so far this month

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12 Jurors Selected for Bill Cosby Trial

The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members. Prosecutors and the defense team on Wednesday also selected three of six alternates, and two of them are black