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Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

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President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.


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Kavanaugh begins Congress tour, selling himself for court

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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, mapped out strategy with Republican leaders Tuesday, launching a fierce confirmation battle that could remake the court for decades and roil the midterm elections in the meantime.


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, July 9, the 190th day of 2018. There are 175 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops in New York. On this date: In 1540, England’s King Henry VIII had...


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Trump picks Kavanaugh for court, setting up fight with Dems

Trump Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh

After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh for his second nominee to the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.


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Baby survives 9 hours buried in western Montana woods

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A 5-month-old infant who miraculously survived more than nine hours being buried under a pile of sticks and debris in the woods of western Montana suffered only minor injuries despite wearing wet and soiled clothes in cold weather, authorities said Monday.


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Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

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Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and cities to cut waste grow louder.


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What to expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle

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The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one.


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Trump says he's still confident Kim will denuclearize

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President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday that North Korea's leader would "honor" his commitment to denuclearize, despite Pyongyang's accusation that the U.S. is making "gangster-like" demands in negotiations.


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 8, the 189th day of 2018. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 8, 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia. On...


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Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

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The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year.


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