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Hobby Lobby’s $3 million smuggling case casts a cloud over the Museum of the Bible

A federal court settlement that requires Hobby Lobby Stores to pay a $3 million fine for illegally importing thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts  is casting a cloud over the much-anticipated Museum of the Bible associated with the store’s owners just as the museum prepares to open near the Mall.
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A puppy was abandoned in an airport bathroom. A heartbreaking note explains why.

A 3-month-old puppy was abandoned over the weekend inside a bag in a bathroom at a Las Vegas airport.The Chihuahua mix was discovered at McCarran International Airport in the Las Vegas Valley, along with a heartbreaking note, explaining why his owner had left him behind.“Hi! I’m Chewy!” th
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Rick Perry offered a ‘little economics lesson.’ It didn’t go so well.

Speaking at a coal-fired power plant in Maidsville, W.Va., on Thursday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry made a strange argument about supply and demand, seeming to confuse the relationship between two of the essential forces in the economy.“Here's a little economics lesson: supply and demand,” Per
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Deaths from cancer higher in rural America, CDC finds

Despite decreases in cancer death rates nationwide, a new report shows they are higher in rural America than in urban areas of the United States.The report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that rural areas had higher rates of new cases as well as of deaths fr
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What to watch for in the June jobs report

The U.S. Labor Department will release its report on the U.S. labor market in June at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Here’s what to keep an eye on.Whether the pace of job growth continue to slowEconomists surveyed by Bloomberg expect employers to have added 178,000 jobs in June, above the average pace of 162,
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Trump administration to name Georgia health official as new CDC director

The Trump administration plans to appoint Georgia Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald to become the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the most crucial public health positions in the U.S. government given the agency's role in tracking and stopping infect
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Would the Trump administration block a merger just to punish CNN?

Buried in a New York Times profile of CNN chief Jeff Zucker was a brief comment from an unnamed official that could make the Trump administration’s already rough political road that much rockier.“White House advisers have discussed a potential point of leverage over their adversary” CNN, the
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On eve of G-20 meeting, Democrats demand that Trump confront Putin over hacking issue

On the eve of President Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, congressional Democrats are imploring him to raise the subject of Russian meddling in U.S. elections as they criticize him for not representing the United States’ interests over his own.“Not rai
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The message behind the murder: North Korea’s assassination sheds light on chemical weapons arsenal

In a case with a thousand plot twists, there has been but one constant in the murder investigation of Kim Jong Nam: Nothing is ever what it seems.The victim himself — the playboy half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — was traveling under false papers when he died and had to be identif
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President Trump can post a violent video with impunity — but a public school principal couldn’t

By now you’ve probably seen at least once the video that President Trump recently tweeted — the one showing him walking just outside a wrestling ring and then punching to the ground a man whose head had been replaced by the CNN logo.And you’ve either decided that it was a “genuine” effort
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