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  • Michigan House voting on legislation after Nassar scandal

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Victims of childhood sexual assaults would have more time to sue and athletic trainers would be required to report suspected abuse under wide-ranging legislation passing in Michigan after the Larry Nassar case. The state House is voting Thursday on dozens of bills inspired by the scandal. ...

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  • House panel advances GOP welfare-reform bill

    The House's tax-writing panel advanced a massive GOP welfare-reform bill Thursday, keeping a legislative priority for Speaker Paul D. Ryan on track for passage. The bill, dubbed the Jobs for Success Act, would tighten eligibility requirements for federal assistance and ask states to push recipients to find and keep a ...

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  • RNC requests a review of social media platforms by CEOs amid fears of censorship

    Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Thursday that she has requested a review of possible bias against conservatives on social media as fears of censorship increase. Mrs. McDaniel said she co-wrote the letter to the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter requesting the review with Brad Parscale, former Trump campaign ...

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  • Campaigners make final pitches on eve of Ireland's abortion referendum

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - The rival sides in Ireland's decades-old battle over abortion made their final pitches to voters on Thursday, the eve of a referendum on liberalising one of the world's strictest bans on terminations.

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  • Trump: No immigration deal unless 'real wall,' good security

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said he opposes any immigration legislation that doesn't include "a real wall" along the Mexican border and "very strong border security." Moderate House Republicans are pushing a deal that could lead to citizenship for young "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally. But Trump ...

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  • Sudan says committed to Yemen military campaign, weeks after signaling doubts

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan remains committed to a Saudi-led alliance fighting in Yemen, state news agency SUNA quoted President Omar al-Bashir as saying, three weeks after the Sudanese defense minister said Khartoum was assessing its participation in the Yemen war.

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  • Trump versus Rwanda in trade battle over used clothes

    KIGALI/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Early last year, weeks after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a little known American trade association filed a petition with the U.S. Trade Representative.

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  • Trump versus Rwanda in trade battle over used clothes

    KIGALI/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Early last year, weeks after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a little known American trade association filed a petition with the U.S. Trade Representative.

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  • Insight: Trump versus Rwanda in trade battle over used clothes

    KIGALI/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Early last year, weeks after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a little known American trade association filed a petition with the U.S. Trade Representative.

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  • 1st sex assault trial set for ex-Utah State football player

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A trial for a former Utah State football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women has been set for January. The Herald Journal reports that 24-year-old Torrey Green appeared in court Tuesday, where attorneys established a plan for trial. The seven cases charged against him will ...

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  • Landmark abortion vote in Ireland may change constitution

    DUBLIN (AP) - An abortion debate that has inflamed passions in Ireland for decades will come down to a single question on Friday: yes or no? The referendum on whether to repeal the country's strict anti-abortion law is being seen by anti-abortion activists as a last-ditch stand against what they ...

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  • GLAAD Report hits Hollywood decline in LGBT representation on big screen

    Not everyone was thrilled when Walt Disney Studios included a gay character in last year's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast," but for LGBT activists that was only the beginning. GLAAD has released its sixth annual Studio Responsibility Index, analyzing the seven top-grossing studios for positive representations of gay ...

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  • NBA notebook: Milwaukee police apologize for arrest, tasing of Bucks' Brown

    Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized Wednesday for the actions of the officers who tased and arrested Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown in January.

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  • Donald Trump's MS-13 'animals' rhetoric overshadows border security push

    Evelyn Rodriguez, the mother of a teenage girl who was savagely killed by MS-13 gang members, told President Trump on Wednesday that he was justified in calling them "animals." Thomas D. Homan, acting chief at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the president could have said even worse and it ...

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  • Inside the Beltway: A Mattis moment: The warrior ethos

    "Your mission begins," Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis advised 983 graduating cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement Wednesday, urging them to take ownership of the future of the Air Force itself, to leave complacency out of the equation, lead by example and "embrace and enjoy the beauty ...

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  • Federal government sex offender reporting loophole let GSA employee hide child porn conviction

    Second of two parts A registered sex offender managed to hide his status from the General Services Administration for nearly a full year before the federal agency discovered his child pornography conviction. The episode exposes gaps in the way the federal government handles sex offender notifications for its employees. The ...

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  • Bucks guard Sterling Brown's statement on Milwaukee arrest

    Text of a statement from Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown about his January arrest by Milwaukee police during an interaction over a parking violation: My experience in January with the Milwaukee Police Department was wrong and shouldn't happen to anybody. What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into ...

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  • GOP welfare reform on track in House

    Republicans rejected Democrats' efforts Wednesday to increase money for job training or child care for those on welfare, keeping their massive reform bill on track for approval in a key committee. The bill would tighten eligibility requirements for federal assistance and ask states to pressure recipients to find and keep ...

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  • Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein targeted by federal prosecutors

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said in a court filing that federal prosecutors in New York have launched a criminal investigation into the film producer, in addition to a previously disclosed probe by the Manhattan District Attorney. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a declaration filed on May 3 in ...

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  • After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar list

    In the aftermath of recent school shootings, a familiar pattern has played out in the debate over guns. Gun-control advocates push for tougher laws, including universal background checks to prohibiting the sale and possession of AR-style long guns. The National Rifle Association and many Republican leaders insist the root of ...

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  • The Latest: Veto leaves election security money in limbo

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Latest on Gov. Mark Dayton's vetoes of two major bills (all times local): 4 p.m. Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of a massive budget bill means Minnesota can't tap $6 million in federal funds for election cybersecurity until after the November elections. The federal government ...

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  • Colorado Editorial Roundup

    Vail Daily, May 22, on addressing bullying in schools: The Facebook group called Eagle County Classifieds is mostly a place to buy and sell items. But it's also a place where some pretty broad-ranging discussions take place. One of those discussions was started recently by a mom who told the ...

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  • Trump shames Democrats for defending violent MS-13 gang

    President Trump on Wednesday called on Capitol Hill Democrats to help him in the battle against the vicious MS-13 gang by dropping their lockstep opposition to tightening immigration laws. "Democrats have to abandon their resistance to border security," he said at a roundtable in a Long Island, New York, town ...

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  • Head of USA Gymnastics apologizes to sex abuse victims

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top executive of USA Gymnastics apologized during a congressional hearing on Wednesday to hundreds of female athletes who were sexually abused by longtime team doctor Larry Nassar and declared that "those days are over."

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