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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Back On Capitol Hill For Health Care Vote, After Cancer Diagnosis Last Week
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President Trump Goes to War With His Staff

Amid the Russia investigations and Washington's legislative morass, Trump has turned his frustrations on some of his most loyal advisers, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom the President faults for recusing himself from the Russia probe


Drinking Wine Is Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes

Drinking alcohol, especially wine, every few days may help protect against type 2 diabetes, suggests a new study in the journal Diabetologia. People in the study who drank three to four days a week were about 30% less likely to develop diabetes

DOD Secretary Mattis And Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Dunford Brief Press On ISIL

Military Officer: Transgender Policy Won't Change Yet

The nation's top military officer says U.S. policy on transgender individuals serving in uniform has not — and will not — change until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives the president's policy direction and Mattis determines how to implement it

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Bezos Drops Back to World's Second-Richest Person

A dip in Amazon stock sent CEO Jeff Bezos back down to being the second-richest person in the world, just hours after he surged ahead of Bill Gates in net worth. Amazon's stock dropped about 3% after it reported its second quarter earnings

State Fair Ride Malfunction

Ohio State Fair Ride Was OK'd Hours Before Deadly Accident

Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers into the ground, according to authorities and records

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Japan's Defense Chief Quits Over Cover-Up Accusations

Japan's defense minister resigned over an alleged cover-up of military documents from U.N. peacekeeping operations, the latest blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's scandal-ridden government. Tomomi Inada denied that she took part

Alaska Cruise Domestic Dispute Death

Man Killed Wife on Cruise Because She Laughed at Him

A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she would not stop laughing at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday

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Scaramucci: Tweet Was Not a Threat Against Priebus

Anthony Scaramucci clarified a tweeted he posted Wednesday night, and later deleted, about his leaked financial information. Scaramucci added that he and President Donald Trump "have a very, very good idea of who the leakers are"