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NYT: Pruitt purchased home from lobbyist

EPA chief Scott Pruitt purchased a house in 2003 from a retiring lobbyist through a shell company registered to a business partner who now holds top political job at the agency, The New York Times reports.

Suspected Florida school shooter appears in court

A man accused of carrying a shotgun in a guitar case and opening fire at a Florida high school has been denied bond during his first court appearance

Roberta Flack leaves Harlem awards show after…

Roberta Flack is under observation at a Manhattan hospital after cutting short her appearance at Harlem's Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well

Feds Admit to Policy That Tears Apart Migrant…

Border agents are separating immigrants from their children—a plan once floated by the Trump administration—despite denials that the policy was underway, the New York Times reports. With Congress seeking official numbers on immigrant/child separation along the southwest border and officials refusing to provide it, the Times dug up...

Queen Elizabeth II attends pop concert for 92nd…

Queen Elizabeth II marks 92nd birthday with a London concert where she is serenaded by the likes of Sting and Tom Jones

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Body of deported veteran buried in California

The body of a Marine Corps veteran who was deported to Mexico more than a decade ago has been laid to rest in a California cemetery

This Medicine Cabinet Staple Could Prevent Dying…

Researchers out of the University of Arizona say a simple aspirin could help mitigate the effects of grief and bereavement.

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of…

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin expresses cautious optimism for resolution of contentious trade fights

Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video

Syracuse University has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire

Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief's…

A new federal disclosure shows a Washington lobbyist tied to a bargain-priced condo leased by EPA chief Scott Pruitt sought to influence the agency on behalf of a client earlier this year

Pennsylvania mayor accused of soliciting prostitute

State police have arrested the mayor of a Pennsylvania town on charges of soliciting and patronizing a prostitute

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DOJ Reportedly Launched Antitrust Investigation…

Verizon and AT&T dominate the industry with around 70 percent of U.S. wireless subscriptions. A new technology might have threatened that.

Trump considers pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump tweeted that he is considering granting a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone.

Collusion Accusations Hit Telecom's 2 Biggest…

The word "collusion" is being bandied about again, but this time it involves the world of telecommunications, not DC . Verizon, AT&T, and standards group GSMA tell the AP the Justice Department has opened up an antitrust probe to see if they worked together to make it more difficult for consumers...

Jeb Bush recounts last time parents hospitalized

While giving the eulogy for his mother Barbara Bush, Jeb Bush recounts a moment his parents shared when they were hospitalized together.

Man killed in random knife attack at California…

A homeless man has been charged with murder in the death of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving…

A Virginia photographer who won the Pulitzer Prize for a photo of a fatal car attack the day of a white nationalist rally is the latest in a series of newspaper employees who have won journalism's top honor but left the struggling industry

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember…

A new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings

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Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2…

Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government enter their second week in the capital Yerevan

Memphis police officer shoots, kills shooting suspect

Police in Tennessee say an officer has fatally shot a man who was a suspect in two shootings