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A man fought a bobcat on video. Then he found out it had rabies.

Steve Verschoor had no way to know the thing was rabid. He just saw what he saw as he drove past a country club in Anthem, Ariz., on Sunday morning: a bobcat attacking a dog.So Verschoor made a split-second decision, for better or worse.“Attacking a wild animal with your bare hands probably
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There’s a Trump tweet for everything, failed Obamacare repeal edition

President Trump's extensive Twitter history — 35,300 tweets and counting, stretching back to 2009 — virtually guarantees that there's a past tweet to serve as an ironic exclamation point for just about any moment of the Trump presidency.It happens so often that there's a running Internet joke t
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ACLU, advocacy groups demand school officials investigate suspension practices

The D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and eight youth advocacy organizations are calling on school and city officials to take action against schools that have kicked students out of school for misbehaving but did not record those absences as suspensions. The organizations, which hav
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Senators pushed Trump to the sidelines. He happily stayed there. Republicans are paying the price.

In early May, when Senate Republicans began working on health-care legislation, they quickly turned away from two spectacles: the unpopular House bill and the president of the United States’ premature White House Rose Garden celebration of its passage.Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel
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10-year-old dies with heroin and fentanyl in his system, Fla. state attorney says

A Florida state attorney is voicing alarm after a 10-year-old boy died last month with a dangerous opioid mixture in his system — making him one of the youngest victims in the state's drug epidemic.The Miami Herald reported that Alton Banks started vomiting June 23 after he returned to his
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Trump’s voter commission hasn’t even met — and it’s already off to a rough start

A commission set to convene Wednesday to advise President Trump on “election integrity” includes the publisher of “Alien Invasion II,” a report on undocumented immigrants who mysteriously showed up on the voter rolls in Virginia.Another member is known for scanning obituaries in his West Vir
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Affordable Care Act remains intact, but consumers and insurers are left with new worries

The implosion of the Senate Republicans’ health-care ambitions leaves the Affordable Care Act intact for the moment — but immediately creates worrisome unpredictability for the 10 million Americans who buy health plans through the law’s insurance marketplaces.These consumers could face a rock
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‘My husband has been unjustly imprisoned’: Wife of Princeton student urges Iran to release him

The wife of a Princeton University graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison for espionage in Iran said Tuesday that he is innocent of the charges and urged his release. [Iran sentences Princeton graduate student to 10 years for espionage, report says] “My husband, Xiyue Wang, is one of
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Video of flower vendor’s violent arrest in California sparks outrage

A widely circulated video of a flower vendor being wrestled to the ground and arrested in California has sparked outrage on social media.Juanita Mendez-Medrano, 52, was selling flowers and leis outside a graduation ceremony at Perris High School on June 7 when she was approached by Perris police off
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Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G-20 summit

After his much-publicized, two-and a quarter-hour meeting early this month with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Trump met informally with the Russian leader for an additional hour later the same day.The second meeting, unreported at the time, took p
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