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Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, speculated to be on the short list for Hillary Clinton's Vice President, addresses a women's summit at the Department of Labor in Washington, DC.
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Perez Pledges Unity

Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to the Senate" and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election

U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump Will Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Donald Trump announced that he will skip this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, ending months of speculation about his attendance at the gathering, which has hosted every sitting president at least once since 1921

Premiere Of Momentum Pictures' "Wheeler" - Arrivals

Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton died due to complications from surgery. A family representative confirmed Paxton's death in a statement. The actor was known for his roles in Aliens and Apollo 13

Mardi Gras Car Hits Crowd

28 Injured After Truck Rams Mardi Gras Parade

One man is in custody after he rammed a car into a crowd at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans Saturday evening, injuring at least 28 people, officials said. The suspect appeared to be highly intoxicated, according to police

The late Muhammad Ali, with Muhammad Ali Jr., then 2 1/2 years old, at Miami Beach, April 15, 1975. The boxing legend's son was detained and questioned by immigration officials at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after returning to the U.S. from a trip to Jamaica.

Muhammad Ali's Son Detained at Airport

Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to profiling, a family friend said

Demonstrators Protest Outside The White House As Confusion Grips Airports Amid Courts Halt Of Trump Travel Ban

Trump's First Dinner out in D.C. Was at His Own Hotel

For his first dinner out in Washington D.C. since becoming president, Donald Trump dined at his own hotel. He was joined by his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, along with Flordia Gov. Rick Scott and Nigel Farage

The White Helmets, a documentary streaming on Netflix, has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Khaled Kateeb, its cinematographer, has been barred from entering the U.S.

Syrian Cinematographer Barred From U.S. for Oscars

U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award

President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to the White House Feb. 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

FBI Talked to the White House About Its Russia Probe

FBI officials may have violated multiple existing rules governing contacts with White House officials when they spoke earlier this month with Trump's top aide about their ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, former officials say

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Obamacare Is the Most Popular It's Been in 7 Years

The Affordable Care Act is the most popular it has been in years as Republicans talk about repeal, according to a new study. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 48% of respondents reported a favorable view of the law, with 42% reporting an unfavorable view

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Men of Asian Ethnicity Shot in 'Racial Attack' in Kansas Bar

A gunman opened fire in a Kansas bar, killing one man and injuring two others in what witnesses say may have been a racially motivated crime. A witness reportedly heard the suspect say "get out of my country" before he fired at two men of South Asian ethnicity