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Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

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President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains...

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For many teenagers, getting drunk is not on the bucket list

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Bennett Wright tried vodka once, at a friend’s house, and it didn’t taste good. Unlike legions of bygone teenagers who grimaced and took another swig figuring it was part of growing up and they’d get used to it, Wright stopped there. “I just saw no fun in it,” said...


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AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

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NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony won’t be at Knicks training camp after all. He’ll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup. The Knicks agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder on Saturday, saving themselves a potentially awkward reunion next week with the...


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Harvey. Irma. Maria. Why is this hurricane season so bad?

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The 2017 hurricane season has been a full-on assault from Mother Nature. We are under siege, and our attackers have benign names like Harvey and Irma and Maria. But they are callous, powerful, indiscriminate, terrifying, destructive, merciless and relentless. Is Earth...


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Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

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SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry’s White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a...


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Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL, Curry

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump turned professional sports into a political battleground Friday night into Saturday, directing full-throated ire toward African American athletes who have spoken out against him and prompting a sharp rebuttal from the National Football League...


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Student survives three days trapped in a cave after college spelunking group leaves him

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. By the time Lukas Cavar was rescued from a cave in southern Indiana, the abandoned college freshman had spent nearly three days trapped in its dark confines, fearing he might die there. To survive, Cavar says he licked the cave walls for moisture and the wrappers of...


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Bow hunter thought he shot a coyote, but strikes family dog

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Elizabeth Mongno was walking Tonka around her wooded property in rural New Jersey when the 1-year-old dog spotted a deer and decided to chase it. Tonka likes to roam free in the 3- to 4-acre land divided among a handful of homeowners, and he usually comes back within...


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UC-Berkeley's 'Free Speech Week' canceled but Yiannopoulos says he's still coming

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The student group planning to hold a “Free Speech Week” at the University of California at Berkeley canceled the event, university officials said Saturday, the day before it was expected to begin. The plans had been closely watched because a controversial speaker,...


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US priest martyred in Guatemala beatified before thousands

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance. But the unusual destination of this 2,000-mile (3,218-kilometer) trek from Central America to a farmhouse outside a one-stoplight...


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State of Missouri lands at center of racial conflict _ again

Missouri is again at the center of a racially charged conflict after a judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the death of a black drug suspect. The Sept. 15 verdict provoked angry protests in a state still not fully recovered from the unrest that followed...


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