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‘I told him I can’t breathe’: Police punch teen girl after mistaking her for black male suspect

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Why the U.S. could see more executions this year

The death penalty is in decline. In each of the past seven years, the United States has seen the number of executions fall or remain flat. This shift is part of an overall trend that, since the turn of the century, has seen the death penalty dwindle nationwide, although this year might see an incre
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Trump’s decade-long fight with Scotland is why he thinks Putin wanted Clinton to win

An important thing to keep in mind about President Trump is that his political ideology was forged both by far-right conservative media and by his own personal feuds. Every president comes into office with preconceived notions and every president, Trump included, tempers some of those notions when p
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From hospitals, doctors and patients, a last gasp of opposition to the Senate health-care bill

Just four days after Senate GOP leaders revealed their health bill this summer, Tucson Medical Center hosted a town hall thousands of miles away drawing roughly 700 people in person and 1,900 online. In its aftermath, hospital employees, doctors and members of the public sent nearly 2,900 emails to
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New CDC chief partnered with Coke in state obesity program

As Georgia’s top public health official, Brenda Fitzgerald led the fight against childhood obesity in a state with one of the highest rates in the country. The program there, funded in part by the Coca-Cola Foundation, emphasizes exercise and makes little mention of the problems with sugary soft
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DHS’s Kelly tells Hispanic caucus DACA might not survive court challenge

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in a closed-door meeting Wednesday that an initiative that grants work permits to more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants may not survive a looming legal challenge.Kelly declined to take questions after the meeting, b
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DeVos considers whether to roll back Obama-era approach to campus sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has refrained from saying whether her department will continue or reject the Obama administration’s controversial approach to cracking down on campus sexual violence. Now, as she mulls that question, she is set to meet Thursday with advocates on all sides of the iss
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GOP House members seek to cut education budget — but not nearly as deeply as Trump proposed

House Republicans are seeking to cut the Education Department’s budget by $2.4 billion, or 3.5 percent — a substantial reduction, although far smaller than the $9.2 billion in cuts that President Trump proposed.The House GOP also appears to have largely rejected Trump’s proposals to expand pri
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Federal prisons keeping mentally ill in solitary confinement for long stretches of time, new report says

Federal prisoners, including those with mental illness, are being kept in solitary confinement for long periods of time in violation of federal policy, according to a new report.Although the Bureau of Prisons states that it does not practice solitary confinement, the Justice Department inspector gen
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Trump: ‘I will be very angry’ if GOP senators don’t pass a health-care bill

President Trump put the onus squarely on Senate Republicans on Wednesday to pass a health-care bill, declaring that he will be “very angry” if the chamber falls short on a long-standing promise of his party.The comments, coming in an interview at the White House with televangelist Pat Robertson
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