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Trump's Selection For Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Testifies During Her Senate Confirmation Hearing
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Health Deal in Jeopardy

After a bipartisan group of Senators crafted a deal to stabilize the insurance markets, selling it to the Republicans in Congress and the White House who want the Affordable Care Act repealed began presenting its own set of challenges

President Donald Trump Speaks At Heritage Foundation Meeting

Trump Denies Disrespecting Widow of Slain Soldier

President Donald Trump pushed back against reports that he told the widow of a slain American soldier that her husband "knew what he signed up for," dismissing a Democratic lawmaker's account of the phone call as "totally fabricated"

Senate Attorney General

Jeff Sessions Says He Urged Firing of James Comey

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he urged the firing of former FBI Director James Comey because of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. He said Comey usurped prosecutors when he announced Clinton would not face criminal charges

NFL: APR 27 2017 NFL Draft

Goodell: NFL Won't Force Players to Stand

The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem. Commissioner Roger Goodell said altering the language in league rules to say players "must stand" was not discussed in a recent meeting

Mass Shooting At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas

Las Vegas Security Guard Breaks Silence

"I'm doing better each day," the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard shot during Stephen Paddock's Oct. 1 shooting spree said during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Maryland Gunman Involved in Later Shooting

A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said. He is also suspected in a later shooting in Delaware

Gilmore Girls

Netflix Reveals What You Binge Watched Fastest

In a rare look at Netflix's closely guarded viewership numbers, the company revealed 8.4 million users have watched an entire TV show season within 24 hours of its release, a habit the streaming service calls "binge racing"

CFDA (FASHION INCUBATOR) Cocktail Party At W Atlanta - Buckhead With Designers Daniel Vosovic, WHIT, Burkman Brothers And Emanuela Duca

Project Runway Star Mychael Knight Has Died at 39

Mychael Knight, a fashion designer and former contestant on the show Project Runway, has died. He was 39, and his friend Jerris Madison confirmed that he died outside of Atlanta, Ga. The cause of death was not immediately released

EPA Administrator Pruitt Joins Sean Spicer For Daily White House Press Briefing

Sean Spicer Interviewed in Russia Probe: Report

Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's former Press Secretary, was reportedly questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Monday as part of its Russia probe, according to Politico, which cited unnamed sources close to the matter

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Weinstein's Brother Accused of Sexual Harassment

Spike network is investigating allegations of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. that aired on Spike. An attorney for Weinstein refuted the allegations

Hu Jintao, Xi Jinping, Jiang Zemin

China's Leader Sees Economic Challenges Ahead

At China's twice-a-decade national party congress, President Xi Jinping proclaimed the future bright but acknowledged economic challenges ahead, saying "The great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is no walk in the park"

President Trump And Senate Majority Leader McConnell Deliver Remarks After Meeting At The White House

Republicans Think Tax Cuts May Help in 2018 Elections

After butting heads with President Trump and failing to pass a bill repealing Obamacare, Republicans in Congress are worried about the 2018 elections. They think passing a tax cut package could help, but problems loom