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Tillerson: Trump Will Scorn but Not Bolt from Iran Nuke Deal

President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in America's national security interests, but he won't withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord or immediately re-impose ...

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Trump to Issue Stop-Payment Order on Health Care Subsidies

In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel ...

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Senator: It's Wrong to Punish High School Players for Anthem Kneeling

A Mississippi lawmaker says he is "appalled" that some high school football players are being punished for kneeling during the national anthem.

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Black Parents Sue Over White Teacher's Hanging Remark

Parents of a former student are suing a central Mississippi school district, alleging a racially biased comment by a white substitute teacher about their black son being hanged.

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Ryan Blames High-Tax States as GOP Lawmakers Balk on Plan

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday lambasted high-tax states like California, New York and New Jersey, arguing the rest of the country is "propping up profligate, big-government states" even as ...

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US, Israel to Exit UN Agency Over Alleged Anti-Israel Bias

The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for ...

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Calling It a Beginning, Trump Signs Health Care Order

President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite federal rules so consumers can have wider access to health insurance plans featuring lower premiums.

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AP-NORC Poll: Americans Blame Wild Weather on Global Warming

After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming's fingerprints.

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Trump Lashes Out as Puerto Rico as House Weighs Aid Package

President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting that federal help will be limited and blaming the U.S. territory for its financial struggles.

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Republicans Blame Senate GOP for Stalled Washington Agenda

The White House, hard-right conservatives and House GOP lawmakers all directed their ire at the Senate GOP this week amid the escalating feud between President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. ...

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Women's Health Docs Say Trump Ignores Birth Control Science

The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some women's health experts, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts ...

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After Brutal Two-Game Stretch, Ole Miss Looking for Answers

Ole Miss, which outscored Auburn 20-9 after halftime, is eager to pounce on even the slightest hint of momentum after three straight losses.

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US Supreme Court is Asked to Block Mississippi LGBT Law

Advocates of same-sex marriage are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a new Mississippi law that lets government workers and business people cite their own religious objections to ...

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1,000 Leads Later, Authorities Still Stumped by Vegas Gunman

More than a week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history investigators are stumped about the key question: What led a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler to kill 58 people ...

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Wind-Whipped Wildfires Sweep into California Wine Country

More than a dozen wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country Monday, destroying at least 1,500 homes and businesses and sending an estimated 20,000 people on a ...