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Scientists discover 7 'Earthlike' planets orbiting a nearby star

Space Habitable Worlds-2

A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets,...

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Storm chasers honor "Twister" star with GPS tribute

Obit-Bill Paxton-Storm Chaser Tribute

Nearly 200 storm chasers paid tribute Sunday to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley. The effort coordinated by Spotter Network spelled out “BP” to honor the leading man in the disaster movie “Twister,” which...


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A divided White House still offers little guidance on replacing Obamacare

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A meeting Friday afternoon between President Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, his former rival in the GOP primaries, had no set agenda. But Kasich came armed with one anyway: his hope to blunt drastic changes to the nation’s health-care system...


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White House: Trump is likely to honor request for investigation of Navy SEAL's

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A senior White House spokeswoman said Sunday that she thinks President Donald Trump will support an investigation requested by the father of William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL, of his death during a raid on al-Qaida last month in Yemen. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the...


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As enforcement increase, more immigrants avoid public places in D.C. area

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The number of day laborers waiting for work outside a Hyattsville, Maryland, shopping center has dwindled to a couple of dozen a day, from more than 100 a few months ago. Business is slow at markets and shops in immigrant neighborhoods, and fewer foreign-born...


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Advocates warn 'dreamers' to lie low as Trump ramps up deportation plans

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Immigration lawyers and advocacy groups are advising illegal immigrants not to enroll in a federal deferred-action program created by President Barack Obama over fears that the Trump administration will use their personal information to detain and deport them. The...


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Trump administration promises no random immigration arrests, Va. governor says

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D, said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Kelly assured him Sunday that immigration agents are not conducting random raids and will not target undocumented residents unless they are suspected of being involved in illegal...


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Did the 2011 White House correspondents' dinner spur Trump to run for president?

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. If several media and political pundits are to be believed, President Donald Trump sits in the White House today as the result of several hours one warm April evening nearly six years ago: the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. That year, at the...


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New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party

DNC Winter Meeting

ATLANTA (AP) — Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from “school board to the Senate” and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election. Speaking in television interviews, Perez...


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Joseph Wapner, 97; folksy 'People's Court' judge

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Joseph A. Wapner, a retired California judge whose flinty-folksy style of resolving disputes on the show “The People’s Court” helped spawn an entire genre of courtroom-based reality television with no-nonsense jurists and often clueless litigants, died Feb. 26 at his...


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Joseph Wapner, 97; folksy 'People's Court' judge

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Joseph A. Wapner, a retired California judge whose flinty-folksy style of resolving disputes on the show “The People’s Court” helped spawn an entire genre of courtroom-based reality television with no-nonsense jurists and often clueless litigants, died Feb. 26 at his...


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