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Embattled VA nominee has no plans to withdraw -- for now, source says

50 minutes ago

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Ronny Jackson, "is one of the finest people I have ever met" but acknowledged he lacks experience in running a government agency.

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EPA's Pruitt unveils controversial limits to scientific research

53 minutes ago

Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed a new rule Tuesday that he said will make the Environmental Protection Agency more "transparent."

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Sen. Tester: VA nominee known as 'the candy man' for handing out prescriptions 'like candy'

55 minutes ago

The embattled nominee tapped to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs was known as "the candy man" inside the White House, Sen. Jon Tester said Tuesday, citing reports from individuals who raised concerns about his nomination.

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Judge orders reopening of DACA, after 90-day delay

1 hour, 27 minutes ago

Another federal judge has overruled the Trump administration's efforts to end a popular immigration program -- this time saying the government has to accept new applications.

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Tim Cook, Rupert Murdoch headline Trump's 1st state dinner guest list

4 hours, 56 minutes ago

It wasn't the star-studded red carpet of the Obama years, but a veritable who's who of politicians and special guests of honor made their way to the White House Tuesday evening for the Trump administration's first state dinner, with France.

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Pompeo wants to switch Australian ambassador pick to South Korea

6 hours, 7 minutes ago

Adm. Harry Harris, the top US military official overseeing operations across Asia who had been tapped as ambassador to Australia, is likely to be named instead as US ambassador to South Korea, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.

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VA nominee drunkenly banged on female employee's door during trip, sources say

7 hours ago

During an overseas trip in 2015, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, was intoxicated and banged on the hotel room door of a female employee, according to four sources familiar with the allegation.

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The complete guest list of President Donald Trump's first state dinner

7 hours, 33 minutes ago

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting the administration's first state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.

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Maxine Waters tells Trump to resign, 'just get out' at TIME 100 Gala honoring her

41 minutes ago

Longtime liberal Calif. Rep. Maxine Waters called on President Trump to "please resign" at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday night, so that she "won't have to keep up this fight of your having to be impeached."

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Bush-appointed federal judge rules Trump's DACA rescission was 'unlawful and must be set aside'

3 hours, 26 minutes ago

A George W. Bush-appointed federal judge on Tuesday ruled that President Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, "was unlawful and must be set aside."

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GOP keeps control of NY Senate despite Democrat victories

3 hours, 41 minutes ago

The New York state Senate will remain in control of the Republican Party despite two Democrats winning special elections Tuesday. That's because a key Democrat who has caucused with the GOP announced he'll stay put, keeping Republicans in charge at least until June.

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Video shows ex-Clinton aide in profanity-laced confrontation with cops

4 hours, 11 minutes ago

Police released a video Tuesday showing a former financial adviser to Hillary Clinton getting involved in a heated, profanity-laced confrontation with several officers.

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NRA breaks 15-year fundraising record, according to filings

4 hours, 17 minutes ago

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday announced that its Political Victory Fund had a banner month in March, raising $2.4 million, which is $1.5 million more than it raised in March 2017.

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Republican Debbie Lesko wins Arizona House special election

4 hours, 41 minutes ago

Republican candidate Debbie Lesko won a special election for a U.S. House seat in Arizona Tuesday night, to replace former Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December over sexual misconduct allegations.

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Trump, Macron honor 'joint history' between US, France at White House state dinner

5 hours, 56 minutes ago

President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron toasted the Franco-American alliance at the White House Tuesday evening to mark the first state dinner of the Trump administration.

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Judge gives Trump administration 90 days to explain move to end DACA

6 hours, 26 minutes ago

A federal judge condemned President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as "unlawful," saying its justification for doing so has been "virtually unexplained."

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Comey's memo leak contact had 'special government employee' status at FBI

7 hours, 11 minutes ago

The Columbia law professor James Comey used as a go-between last year to leak the contents of sensitive memos to the media confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that he previously worked as a “special government employee” (SGE) for Comey’s FBI on an unpaid basis.

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Documents show Obama praised VA nominee Jackson, supported promotion 'immediately'

7 hours, 11 minutes ago

Documents provided to Fox News show Dr. Ronny Jackson received glowing praise for his work as White House physician by then-President Barack Obama, amid new allegations that President Trump's pick to run the Department of Veterans Affairs exhibited poor behavior in the workplace.

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Republican Debbie Lesko wins Arizona special election, NBC News projects

2 hours, 38 minutes ago

Lesko's lead might have kept a conservative congressional district in Republican hands — but the margin might be too close for comfort.

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D.C. judge issues strongest order yet backing DACA

6 hours, 11 minutes ago

The order gives the administration 90 days to come up with better reasons to scrap DACA — or the judge will reinstate it in its entirety.

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Trump: If I were embattled VA nominee Ronny Jackson, I'd withdraw

10 hours, 5 minutes ago

The president said he stood behind his nominee — who is facing allegations of improper conduct — but added, "If I were him, I wouldn't do it."

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Migrant caravan reaches U.S. border despite Trump threats

10 hours, 12 minutes ago

"All we have is our stories, all we have are our memories and we are hoping that it's enough," said one asylum seeker.

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Former Obama counsel Greg Craig leaves law firm

12 hours, 1 minute ago

Craig supervised Alex van der Zwaan, who has pleaded guilty to lying about communications regarding his work for Ukrainian politicians.

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Body politic: Trump puts personal 'touch' on diplomacy with Macron

12 hours, 34 minutes ago

The public displays of affection between the powerful pair included cheek smooching, hand-holding and even a delicate dandruff dust-off.

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Trump warns Iran of 'bigger problems' if it restarts nuclear program

14 hours, 8 minutes ago

Trump's comments came shortly after Iranian president Hassan Rouhani warned of "severe consequences" if the administration "betrays the deal."

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Trump's travel ban goes back to the Supreme Court — this time with better odds

14 hours, 38 minutes ago

A central question in the case is how much power the president has to block the entry of millions of foreign nationals.

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Candidate Trump had plenty of state dinner suggestions. President Trump hasn't taken them.

15 hours, 39 minutes ago

He's said they should feature burgers and collapsible ballrooms: Trump's Tuesday state dinner, the first of his presidency, could have looked very different.

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Victims sued a Mideast bank for financing terror. Supreme Court said they can't.

15 hours, 51 minutes ago

In a 5-4 vote, the court refused to revive lawsuits that sought to hold Arab Bank responsible for attacks against foreign nationals in the Middle East.

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Republican Lesko projected winner of Arizona special election in GOP stronghold

29 minutes ago

Republican Debbie Lesko won Arizona's special election on Tuesday in a contest both parties were watching as a barometer of political strength ahead of the November.

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Republican Lesko projected winner of Arizona special election in GOP stronghold

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Republican Debbie Lesko won Arizona's special election on Tuesday in a contest both parties were watching as a barometer of political strength ahead of the November.

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Colbert praises Melania's 'defensive perimeter'

29 minutes ago

FLOTUS appeared to reject POTUS as he tried to hold her hand on Tuesday.

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Colbert praises Melania's 'defensive perimeter'

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FLOTUS appeared to reject POTUS as he tried to hold her hand on Tuesday.

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Arizona special election another test for GOP in Trump country

4 hours, 38 minutes ago

The special election to fill Rep. Trent Franks' seat is Tuesday, April 24.

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Arizona special election: AP projects Lesko the winner

5 hours, 23 minutes ago

Democrats and Republicans are watching the Arizona special election for signs of their political standing leading into the November midterms.

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President Trump, first lady host 1st state dinner

6 hours, 34 minutes ago

The White House hosted the French president on Tuesday.

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WATCH: Confirmation hearing on hold for Trump's VA pick

8 hours, 36 minutes ago

The Senate is reviewing allegations Ronny Jackson created a hostile work environment.

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WATCH: French president urges the US to stay in the Iran nuclear deal

8 hours, 37 minutes ago

President Donald Trump had harsh words for Iran but praise for North Korea.

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Arizona special election results are in — live updates

41 minutes ago

Tuesday night's special election determined whether Republicans would keep the seat vacated by former Rep. Trent Franks

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Trump promised to back up embattled Ronny Jackson

3 hours, 15 minutes ago

Two sources tell CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garret how a meeting between Trump and Jackson transpired

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Trump's nominee to run Veterans' Affairs hits snag in Congress

3 hours, 15 minutes ago

The VA Committee is reviewing accusations against Jackson involving improperly dispensing meds and excessive drinking on the job. Trump said he told Jackson, "What do you need this for?"

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Jackson allegations come from 20 military sources, senator says

3 hours, 18 minutes ago

"That's not acceptable," the senator said of Jackson's alleged behavior

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Iran nuclear deal tops agenda during Macron visit

4 hours, 26 minutes ago

President Trump had a warning Tuesday for Iran: "They're not gonna be restarting anything"

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Federal judge rules against Trump's decision to end DACA

5 hours, 12 minutes ago

The decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was "arbitrary and capricious" and "unlawful," Judge John Bates wrote

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Melania Trump in the spotlight ahead of state dinner

7 hours, 23 minutes ago

First lady Melania Trump has kept a low profile during her time at the White House. But she's stepping into the spotlight at the first state dinner. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford reports.

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Trump suggests VA nominee Ronny Jackson could withdraw

7 hours, 46 minutes ago

President Trump's nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Ronny Jackson, is facing allegations of creating a hostile work environment. Mr. Trump suggested he might withdraw. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe reports.

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Melania Trump's hat has the internet comparing her to Beyoncé

9 hours, 18 minutes ago

As Queen Bey puts it, "Paparazzi, catch her fly, and her cocky fresh"

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Manafort interviewed twice by FBI before joining Trump’s 2016 campaign, new documents show

Court documents raise new questions about the vetting of top Trump campaign officials.

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Trump now says we sent cash to Iran in barrels

Sending $1.7 billion in euros and Swiss francs would require 15 55-gallon drums.

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Trump's complaint it would take 9 years to get his nominees approved (Part 2)

Trump cited our fact check, but the office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) cried foul.

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Senate to postpone confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson to head Veterans Affairs, White House officials told

The development came just two days before Jackson was scheduled to appear before the Senate.

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Senate Republicans call for greater scrutiny of Pruitt's management, spending decisions

The increasingly critical comments from Republicans came as the EPA chief readied for back-to-back appearances before two House committees on Thursday, in what promises to be a grilling from members of both parties.

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Trump all but kills Ronny Jackson's VA nomination with one final spectacle

The president repeatedly insisted Tuesday that Jackson needn't go through all this. Trump might as well have begged him to withdraw.

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Arizona's 8th District is not a place where demographics favor the Democrats

Even as demographics shift, the location of Tuesday's special election still favors the GOP.

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Trump, Macron review the troops and enjoy the pomp before getting down to business

Trump was able to offer Macron a slimmed-down version of last July’s Bastille Day parade in Paris — an event Trump enjoyed so much that he ordered up his own military procession this coming Veterans Day. 

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The White House's Ronny Jackson problems were entirely avoidable

No vetting of an inexperienced candidate and general disorganization at the White House basically invited this drama.

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Mitt Romney wore his sport costume to root for his new favorite team

The Senate candidate's taunting of Russell Westbrook lent a theatrical feel to his attendance at a Utah Jazz playoff game.

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Melania Trump, White Hat

1 hour, 15 minutes ago

The first lady’s choice of headgear made quite a statement on the second day of the French state visit.

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After Trump Hints V.A. Nominee Might Drop Out, an Aggressive Show of Support

2 hours, 17 minutes ago

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee is examining multiple claims against President Trump’s nominee to head the Veterans Affairs Department.

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Trump Decides American Envoy Headed to Australia Will Go to Seoul Instead

4 hours, 10 minutes ago

The decision to nominate Adm. Harry Harris as the ambassador to South Korea is seen as a diplomatic blow to Australia, a close American ally.

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Jeff Sessions Is Serving, and Doing His Best to Ignore, Trump

4 hours, 25 minutes ago

Crisscrossing the nation, the embattled attorney general praises the president for supporting law enforcement — most law enforcement, anyway.

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Joy Reid Blames Hackers for Anti-Gay Blog Posts, but Questions Mount

4 hours, 28 minutes ago

Ms. Reid, an MSNBC host who apologized in December for old anti-gay posts, said newly surfaced writings were “manipulated” by “an unknown, external party.”

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Debbie Lesko Wins Arizona Special Election for Congress, Rallying G.O.P.

4 hours, 29 minutes ago

The former state senator benefited from more than $1 million in outside spending by Republican groups determined to avoid repeats of losses in Alabama and Pennsylvania.

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Trump and Macron’s State Dinner: The Guest List

5 hours, 47 minutes ago

The list of invitees to Tuesday’s state dinner honoring the president of France included over 120 people.

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For Trump and Macron, a Presidential Bromance

5 hours, 49 minutes ago

There was a mutual kiss on the cheek in the East Room, clasped hands and the first state dinner of the Trump era.

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Trump Signals Openness to a ‘New Deal’ to Constrain Iran

6 hours, 1 minute ago

As he welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Trump also expressed hope for a nuclear agreement with North Korea and called Kim Jong-un “very honorable.”

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A National Security Aide’s Departing Wish: Cooking for the State Dinner

6 hours, 41 minutes ago

For his exit from the Trump administration, Michael Anton, a self-described “right-wing Francophile,” asked to work as a line cook helping to prepare dinner for the French president.

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Senate Confirms Paul Nakasone As New Director For U.S. Cyber Command And National Security Agency

2 hours, 42 minutes ago

Nakasone replaces Admiral Mike Rogers, who is retiring after nearly four years in the “dual-hat” position leading the NSA and the military’s cyber warfare division.

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Report: White House Doctor Ronny Jackson Will Not Withdraw VA Secretary Nomination

10 hours, 43 minutes ago

The embattled Veteran Affairs nominee will fight allegations of past unprofessional conduct, a White House official said.

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Maryland's GOP Governor Signs Broad Set Of Gun Bills Into Law

11 hours, 47 minutes ago

The measures include a bump stock ban and at least $5 million for programs to stem gun violence.

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SCOTUS Will Hear Oral Argument on Travel Ban Wednesday

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The U.S. Supreme Court will host oral arguments Wednesday in the case that may be the most consequential yet for the Trump administration's agenda.

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President Trump and First Lady Welcome Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron with Military and Cannon Fire on First State Visit

3 hours, 32 minutes ago


United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and French First Lady Brigitte Macron with a grand military demonstration on the White House south lawn that featured the firing of cannons and playing of each country’s national anthem.

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‘Blue Wave’ Fizzles as AP Declares Republican Winner of Arizona Special Congressional Election

4 hours, 31 minutes ago


The Associated Press declared Republican Debbie Lesko the winner of Tuesday's special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District over Democrat Hiral Tipirneni at 11:08 p.m. Eastern, one hour and eight minutes after the polls closed.

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Caroline Glick: Europe Wants Unity on Iran but Undermines Trump on Jerusalem

4 hours, 42 minutes ago


France, Germany, and the EU demand American cooperation on the Iran deal while they try to undermine President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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PHOTOS: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Headline Arrivals at State Dinner with French President

6 hours, 59 minutes ago


The stars of President Trump's administration and some of his famous friends arrived at the United States-France state dinner thrown by First Lady Melania Trump, who coordinated the event.

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Arizona Elementary Teacher Leading Strike: ‘Teaching Is Political’

7 hours, 29 minutes ago


“Teaching is political and silence is complicity,” he posted to his Twitter account in December 2017. “Things more educators should discuss (especially if they work with young (white) men in the classroom in 2018: gender, feminism, and #MeToo, race, gun violence."

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Fashion Notes: Melania Trump is The Belle of The Ball in Chanel Haute Couture at US-France State Dinner

7 hours, 40 minutes ago


First Lady Melania Trump is the belle of the ball at the United States-France state dinner, which she planned on her own, in a custom-fitted Chanel Haute Couture gown.

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Tent Cities Could Prevent Caravan of Asylum-Seekers from Becoming ‘Catch and Release’ Beneficiaries

7 hours, 56 minutes ago


Tent cities built along the United States-Mexico border could prevent a caravan of about 1,500 asylum-seekers from Central America from becoming the beneficiaries of the ongoing "Catch and Release" program.

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Penn State Bans Outdoor Hiking as Too Risky, ‘Poor Cell Phone Coverage’

7 hours, 59 minutes ago


Penn State University has decided to reinvent its 98-year-old “Outing Club” after determining that the club’s open-air hiking activities exceed the school’s “threshold of acceptable risk” for students.

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Pro-Mass Immigration Koch Brothers Threaten GOP: Pass Amnesty for Illegal Aliens or Lose Our Funding in Midterms

8 hours, 48 minutes ago


The pro-mass immigration GOP megadonor billionaire Koch brothers are threatening Republicans running midterm campaigns, saying they want to see an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens passed or they will "closely evaluate" their aiding and funding of certain candidates.

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