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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks at a news conference about Congressional efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 9, 2017.
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Can President Trump Handle the Truth?

President Donald Trump has brought to the Oval Office an entirely different set of assumptions about the proper behavior of a public official, and introduced to the country entirely new rules for public debate. Read more in our new cover story

Developments And Reaction Following The London Terror Attack

British Officials Identify Suspected London Attacker

London's Metropolitan Police Force formally identified the man they believe was behind the London terror attacks as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man who was fatally shot after stabbing a police officer outside Parliament

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Gwyneth Paltrow Quietly Announced She’s Goop CEO

Actress-turned-entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow has said that she is now the CEO of her growing lifestyle brand Goop. Paltrow reportedly discussed her new position when it was printed on a mockup of a Goop newsletter

Neil Gorsuch, nominee to be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, listens to Senators' opening statements during the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Senators Attack Each Other at Neil Gorsuch's Hearing

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch proved to be adept enough at evading difficult questions that the senators at his confirmation hearing started training their fire on each other, blaming each other for hard-edged partisanship

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K-9 officers search the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada after an employee received a suspicious phone call that led about 10 people to evacuate the building on February 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Suspect Arrested in Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers

Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. The investigation was carried out with the help of the FBI and police from other countries.

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Bumble Bee Species Is Now Officially Endangered

The rusty patched bumble bee gained federal protection after the Trump administration removed its hold on listing the species as endangered. The listing marks the first time a bumble bee species in the U.S has received protection under the Endangered Species Act

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GOP Rep: Intel Collected on Trump Transition Team

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has confirmed that the intelligence community collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition on numerous occasions

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Wisconsin Shooting Leaves Four People Dead

A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin. A suspect was in custody. The shootings happened at a bank, a law firm and an apartment complex

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Koch Bros. Pledge Millions to Fight Health Care Bill

The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans with a special fund to support House members who vote against the bill.

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Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Nine women in the U.S. have died due to a rare cancer associated with their breast implants, federal officials announced. About 300,000 women in the U.S. get breast implants each year, and cancer from the implants is rare. But the risks raise questions