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'Bathroom Bill' Faces Last Hurdle

A bill rolling back North Carolina's contentious LGBT "bathroom bill" has passed the General Assembly and is now headed to the governor's desk. Gov. Roy Cooper has said he supports the measure and is expected to sign it

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The Oscars Are Sticking With PricewaterhouseCoopers

PricewaterhouseCoopers will still supervise ballot counting at the Oscars, despite the Best Picture mix-up at the 2017 ceremony. After the mistake was linked to backstage tweeting, accountants will not be able to access their phones backstage

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42 Questions About Brexit That Need Answering

British Prime Minister Theresa May has officially initiated a two-year process of negotiations to bring the United Kingdom out of the European Union. The process of Brexit begins in the shadow of great uncertainties for the United Kingdom

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Why the 'Ghost in the Shell' Has Sparked Controversy

The first live-action, English-language adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series Ghost in the Shell hits theaters this week and stars Scarlett Johansson. But even before the previews roll, feelings are mixed

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Block on Trump Travel Ban Extended

Hawaii says the policy discriminates against Muslims and hurts the state's tourist-dependent economy. The implied message in the revised ban is like a "neon sign flashing 'Muslim ban, Muslim ban,'" state Attorney General Douglas Chin said

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Heroin Use Is Spiking Among White Americans

The U.S. is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, with 91 people dying every day from an overdose on opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin. A new study reports that the largest spikes have been among white Americans

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Mike Pence Helps Save Planned Parenthood Bill

Republican legislation that will allow states to deny federal funds to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers advanced toward Senate passage, rescued by an ailing GOP senator who just had back surgery and a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence

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Trump Infrastructure Plan Unlikely to Sway Democrats

White House officials have long viewed infrastructure spending as a rare opportunity to join forces with Democrats. But the plan being developed inside the White House is not likely to hold much appeal for Trump's opponents