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Democrats elect former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez as national party chairman

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Tom Perez addresses the audience at the Democratic National Committee winter meeting in Atlanta, Feb. 25, 2017.
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Perez Elected DNC Chair

Democrats have a new national party chairman and it's Tom Perez, who was labor secretary under President Barack Obama. Perez won over Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, in the second round of voting by Democratic National Committee members

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

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

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

Ehlena Fry, of Michigan, is pictured in this undated photo with her goldendoodle service dog, Wonder.

Supreme Court Sides With Girl on Service Dog

The family of a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who was barred from bringing her service dog to school is hailing a Supreme Court ruling in their favor as a victory for all children with disabilities

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Holds Daily News Briefing

White House Bars News Outlets from Daily Briefing

Hours after President Trump told conservative activists that he planned to "do something" about unfair press coverage, the White House broke with tradition by limiting access to the daily briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer

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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

Marco Rubio Speech On Innovation At Uber's DC Offices

Uber to Users Deleting App: We’re ‘Deeply Hurting’

Uber sent messages to users who deleted the ride-share app telling them the company is "deeply hurting" after allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace. Some users are citing Susan Fowler's charges of harassment as their reason for deleting the app

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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

A still image taken from a video posted on social media uploaded on February 24, 2017, shows people inspecting the damage at a site of an Islamic State car bomb explosion, said to be in Sousian village near al-Bab

Syrian Town Freed from ISIS Hit by Second Car Bomb

Syrian opposition activists say a second car bomb has exploded in a town just captured from ISIS militants by Turkish troops and Syrian fighters, leaving at least eight people dead. An earlier explosion in the same village killed at least 60

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Nerve Agent Used in the Murder of Kim Jong Nam: Police

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's half brother who was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport, police said. The announcement raised serious questions about public safety in the building