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As Republicans worry about McCain's health, political concerns diminish

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Republican fears that Sen. John McCain’s battle with cancer could make it harder for the GOP to keep its Senate majority have receded, with a crucial election deadline just days away. Friends who have visited McCain as he struggles with one of the deadliest forms of...


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Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse

The Senate committee that oversees the U.S. military ordered an independent investigation of how the Defense Department handles sexual violence among children on bases as part of legislation that would overhaul how the Pentagon must respond when assaults are reported. Military officials had quietly...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 26, the 146th day of 2018. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges. On this date: In 1647, Alse (Alice) Young was...


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'Sesame Street' sues over new Melissa McCarthy puppet movie

NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of “Sesame Street” are suing the promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying it’s abusing the famed puppets’ sterling reputation to advertise the R-rated film. A judge Friday scheduled a hearing next week to consider a request for immediate relief by Sesame Workshop,...


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Students: Teacher swatted guns away, tackled accused school shooter after being shot

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A teacher at an Indiana middle school where a student opened fire with two handguns is being hailed as a hero after reportedly helping to subdue the shooter in his classroom. Jason Seaman, 29, a former football player at Southern Illinois University and a 13-year-old...


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Texas officer kills off-duty deputy in alleged break-in

STAGECOACH, Texas (AP) — Investigators say an off-duty Texas police officer fatally shot an off-duty sheriff’s deputy suspected in a reported break-in at the officer’s home. The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Friday in a subdivision in Stagecoach, about 33 miles (53 kilometers) northwest of...


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The Latest: First tests find no water contamination in town

DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on an Idaho town where officials told residents not to drink the water after a fired municipal worker was found dead in his home. (all times local): 7:40 p.m. State officials say a first round of tests on the water in an Idaho town have found no contamination after...


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USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school’s board of trustees said Friday. The university’s...


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Trump's executive orders impact federal workforce

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump moved Friday to roll back civil-service protections that federal employees have enjoyed for a generation, making it easier to fire poor performers, curtailing time employees can be paid for union work and directing agencies to...


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Russian billionaire Vekselberg met with Trump lawyer Cohen before the inauguration

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, met at Trump Tower in New York days before the 2017 inauguration with a Russian billionaire who was sanctioned this year by the U.S. government. The meeting between Cohen and Viktor Vekselberg, who made his...


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