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'Totally Fabricated'

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

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Health Care Deal in Doubt After Trump Reverses Course

A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception

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

Afghanistan Couple Rescued

Recently Released Taliban Hostage Rushed to Hospital

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his American wife Caitlan had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. He did not give a reason for her admittance

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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

A tanker helicopter drops water on a wildfire California

New Fires Break Out as Wine Country Blazes Ease

As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains

How Men Are Responding to the 'Me Too' Campaign

The hashtag #MeToo went viral earlier this week, giving people a platform to speak out on sexual harassment and assault in the wake of numerous allegations made against Harvey Weinstein. But it wasn't just women who shared experiences

The Duchess Of Cornwall Attends The Man Booker Prize

George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize

American author George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife