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The CDC was told not to use the words in its budget, the Washington Post reports. The agency that oversees the CDC disputes the report

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:38:58 GMT

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, are now under order by the Trump administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington Post.(image)

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WaPo: CDC analyst 'incredulous' over banned words

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:11:12 GMT

An analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is "incredulous" over orders by the Trump administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 budget documents, according to a report by Washington Post reporter Lena Sun.(image)

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EPA removes climate change references from website, report says

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:50:38 GMT

References to climate change and the Environmental Protection Agency's use of renewable energy have been removed from several of its web pages, according to an analysis by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative.(image)

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HHS responds to CDC banned words report

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:40:24 GMT

Matt Lloyd, a spokesman for Health and Human Services, says that a Washington Post story claiming the CDC is banned from using seven words in budget documents was a "mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process."(image)

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It looks like tax reform is paying off with the GOP base

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:44:17 GMT

Republicans in Congress say passing their sweeping tax reform plan will be a Christmas gift to the American people -- and it looks like Republican voters are already starting to give back.(image)

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Trump: Tax bill is a great Christmas gift

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:58:07 GMT

President Donald Trump praises the GOP tax bill before departing for Camp David, saying it will mostly benefit middle-class Americans.(image)

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TV host, GOP lawmaker clash

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:55:52 GMT

CNN's Chris Cuomo pushes back against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) while discussing the GOP tax bill.(image)

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Female candidate drops out of race amid sexual harassment allegations

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:27:44 GMT

Democrat Andrea Ramsey announced Friday morning she was dropping out of the race to fill a competitive House of Representatives seat in Kansas amid news of a 2005 lawsuit that accused her of sexual harassment.(image)

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Ex-wife of NBA player charged in his cold-case slaying

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:22:41 GMT

In Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a favorite son. He grew up there and was a star basketball player in high school and at the University of Memphis.(image)

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Report: Toronto billionaire and his wife found dead in home

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:56:08 GMT

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday afternoon, CNN affiliate CTV reports.(image)

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Thousands flee as California wildfire grows again

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:06:28 GMT

Firefighters battling the Thomas Fire will face more challenges Saturday with the return of powerful winds as the blaze marks a grim milestone in size.(image)

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North Korean high-ranking official missing

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:17:18 GMT

Reports that North Korea's second most high-ranking official to Kim Jong Un has vanished. CNN's Brian Todd reports on his whereabouts.(image)

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Lindsey Vonn strikes back

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:36:53 GMT

She endured a week marred by an injury scare and controversy, but Lindsey Vonn hit back in emphatic fashion to clinch her 78th World Cup win in Val d'Isere.(image)

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Tired of politics? Check this out

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:06:57 GMT

A two-decade-old prophecy comes true. A little brother makes a big move. And Christmas music can sometimes turn you a shade of green. Here's the politics-free side of this week's news.(image)

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Man leaves $2,000 tip on $17 breakfast tab

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:08:10 GMT

Employees at a diner in Arizona received an early Christmas present in the form of a $2,000 tip a man left on a $17 breakfast tab.(image)

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Cop adopts her baby, but mom's struggle continues

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:18:06 GMT

A chance encounter with a homeless pregnant woman addicted to heroin put Albuquerque Police Officer Ryan Holets on one of the most emotional journeys of his life. Now, two weeks after their story touched millions, there's a second chapter.(image)

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Toddler snatches baby Jesus during pageant

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:01:41 GMT

A little girl takes baby Jesus from the manger during a church Christmas pageant.(image)

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Watch 16-year-old find out he got into Harvard

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:02:48 GMT

A 16-year-old high school student from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana celebrated with his classmates after opening his acceptance letter to Harvard University.(image)

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See inside underwater restaurant

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:45:31 GMT

The 5.8 Undersea Restaurant is the world's largest of its type. A $200 prix-fixe menu accompanies a view teeming with coral life.(image)

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The week in 29 photos

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:23:56 GMT

Take a look at 29 photos of the week from December 8 through December 14.(image)

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'The Simpsons' remain our psychics

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:57:13 GMT

How in the world does the animated series "The Simpsons" keep accurately predicting the future?(image)

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How a cup of coffee becomes a 'human rights movement'

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:12:18 GMT

Coffee shops are cool, but in Wilmington, North Carolina, Bitty & Beau's Coffee is known for its warmth.(image)

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Want to fix sexual harassment? Don't hire jerks

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:31:56 GMT

Reporters and radio and television hosts. Film producers. A US senator and other members of Congress. Candidates for office and leaders of startups. By now, you'd have to be living under a rock not to see the impact the accusations of workplace harassment and assault are having on industry, culture and politics. Time Magazine has named the "Silence Breakers" its person of the year. Politicians have resigned from office or are choosing not to run again. Americans everywhere are driving themselves crazy asking: What do we do next? How can we fix this problem? Do we need new hiring practices, better HR procedures?(image)

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Trump initiated Putin call in the wake of economic praise

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:41:20 GMT

President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to thank him for comments he made about the President's efforts to grow the American economy.(image)

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These states could be the next Alabama

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:33:21 GMT

Could the next Roy Moore be awaiting Republicans in Arizona or Nevada?(image)

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Omarosa: White House lacks diversity

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:56:52 GMT

Former Donald Trump aide and reality television star Omarosa Manigault Newman spoke out about a lack of diversity in the White House on ABC's "Nightline."(image)

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Surprise inspections find 'significant issues' in treatment of ICE detainees

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:27:27 GMT

Long waits for medical care, possible misuse of solitary confinement and inappropriate treatment of detainees were among problems inspectors found at several US immigrant detention facilities, a government watchdog says.(image)

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Why some of us hate Christmas music

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:14:16 GMT

Does Christmas music put you in the spirit of giving or turn your heart two sizes too small?(image)

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Surgeon admits branding initials on patients' livers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:56:34 GMT

An accomplished British surgeon has admitted branding two of his patients' livers with his initials.(image)

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Bill prohibits abortion in Down syndrome cases

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:54:56 GMT

A bill that could keep women from having abortions after tests reveal that a fetus might have Down syndrome is heading to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's desk.(image)

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' falls short of sky-high hopes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:10:17 GMT

If expectations for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" were inordinately (and perhaps unfairly) high, thank "The Force Awakens," which had a huge donut hole in the shape of Luke Skywalker at its center. Yet even with Luke integrated into the story, the film feels like a significant letdown, one that does far less than its predecessor to stoke enthusiasm for the next leg in the trilogy.(image)

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Dustin Hoffman accused of sexual assault

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:45:00 GMT

Dustin Hoffman is facing more allegations of sexual misconduct.(image)

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Salma Hayek recalls Weinstein 'fury' on set

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:44:43 GMT

Salma Hayek is breaking her silence about Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed in which the star details sexual harassment and abusive behavior on the set of "Frida."(image)

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Will Smith returns as the 'Fresh Prince'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:20:23 GMT

Watch Will Smith and Ellen DeGeneres recreate the intro to "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" for the actor's new Instagram page.(image)

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A non-skier's guide to Aspen

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:34:03 GMT

The majestic slopes draw visitors from all over the world to Aspen, Colorado, when the snow starts falling each year.(image)

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Trump nominee can't answer basic law questions posed by Republican

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:05:11 GMT

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questions Matthew Spencer Petersen, President Trump's nominee for district court judge, about his lack of experience trying cases in court.(image)

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