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Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, June 25, the 176th day of 2018. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1868, Congress passed an Omnibus Act allowing for the readmission of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina to the Union....


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Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea....


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South Sudan's rival leaders meeting again in Sudan for talks

Ethiopia South Sudan Civil War

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir met again with rival Riek Machar on Monday in neighboring Sudan amid fragile efforts to end their country’s five-year civil war, while the new U.S. ambassador to Juba told The Associated Press the U.S. is skeptical of the latest talks. The...


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Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators have approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law. The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication from GW Pharmaceuticals on Monday to treat...


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Rep. Maxine Waters condemned for urging public harassment of Trump officials

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Hypothetical question: If a former reality TV star can drag America toward autocracy, can a career Democrat tip it into mob rule? Rep. Maxine Waters, who has represented various Southern California districts in Congress since 1991, leaned into her more recent role as...


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Federal officers enter ICE building in Portland

CORRECTION Texas Immigration

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A team of federal law enforcement officers entered the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland, Oregon, to secure government property as protesters continued a...


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Would-be Olympian charged in death of cyclist in Florida

Bike Ride Fatality

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A motorist accused of intentionally running over a cyclist riding on a bike path with two young sons had been hospitalized against his will for a mental evaluation this month, and hours before the attack, said “I’m going to kill somebody” in an Instagram selfie video....


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Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations, burn homes

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses were threatened Monday after wind-driven wildfires broke out over the weekend, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes throughout rural regions north of San Francisco. The biggest fires continued to grow but there...


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Arrington won't drop out of US House race after crash

House Hopeful Car Crash

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington is determined to keep running for Congress even after a crash that will likely keep her in the hospital for two weeks, family friend U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said. Scott said the first word Arrington wrote when he visited her the day after the...


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Romney aims to clinch GOP nod in Utah Senate race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney has a second chance during a Tuesday primary election to dispatch a Utah state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for a Senate seat opening up with the retirement of long-serving U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch The former GOP...


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