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In Texas, Families Fear Ancestors' Land Will Be Lost to Trump's Wall

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:34:00 GMT

Descendants of families whose land holdings date to early Spanish settlers may see it partitioned by President Donald Trump's call for a border wall.Noel Benavides looks out at the Rio Grande River from his property in Roma, Texas.The federal government is claiming eminent domain to take a portion of ranch owned by Noel Benavides. Maurico Vidaurri stands in the cemetery on his family ranch south of Laredo, Texas. The grave of Maurico Vidaurri's father, Roberto, in the family cemetery.


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The Facts Behind the Death of DNC Staffer Seth Rich

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:38:22 GMT

NBC Nightly News' Pete Williams explains the facts around the killing of DNC staffer Seth Rich.



Cosby Says Thanks After Jury Picked for Sex Assault Trial

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:58:00 GMT

Only two black jurors were chosen for Cosby's trial, which begins in June outside Philadelphia.Bill Cosby, flanked by attorney Angela Agrusa and spokesman Andrew Wyatt arrive for the third day of jury selection at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Wednesday.Bill Cosby, flanked by attorney Angela Agrusa and spokesman Andrew Wyatt arrive for the third day of jury selection at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Wednesday.


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Retired Army Major Fights on Front Lines for Trans Veterans

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:00:51 GMT

Evan Young says his work with the Transgender American Veterans Association is about saving vets like himself.Evan in his Army uniformEvan YoungEvan in his Army uniformEvan presents at the Little Rock Veterans Health Administration for their LGBT Pride Month.


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Wisc. Seeks to Be First to Drug Test Medicaid Applicants

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:56:00 GMT

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker discusses the creation of a new public policy leadership and research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 23, 2017, in Madison.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker discusses the creation of a new public policy leadership and research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 23, 2017, in Madison.


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Ryan Calls on Gianforte to Apologize for Assault, Says Election up to Montana Voters

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:56:00 GMT

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday called on Republican Greg Gianforte to apologize after he was charged with assaulting a reporter, but said he will leave it up to Montana voters to decide whether they want him to serve in Congress.Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte talks with supporters during a campaign event Wednesday in Missoula, Montana.Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte talks with supporters during a campaign event Wednesday in Missoula, Montana.


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Stephanie Ruhle: The Best Commencement Addresses 'Get Real'

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:45:52 GMT

"I never expected to join the ranks of commencement speakers, especially at my alma mater...but 20 years after graduation, they called."Stephanie Ruhle delivers the Lehigh University 149th Spring Commencement Address.


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Military Moves One Step Closer to First Execution in Half-Century

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:09:28 GMT

He was convicted of raping and killing women at Fort Bragg in 1986 and 1987.Ronald Gray leaves a courtroom escorted by military police at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on April 6, 1988.Ronald Gray leaves a courtroom escorted by military police at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on April 6, 1988.


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LGBTQ Students Mark Achievements, Struggles at Lavender Graduation

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:59:17 GMT

Courtney Kilmer just graduated twice — once with Otterbein University's Class of 2017 and again in an intimate ceremony with those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.Courtney Kilmer at Otterbein University's 2017 graduation.Courtney Kilmer at Otterbein University's 2017 Lavender Graduation.Otterbein University's 2017 Lavender Graduation.Suzanne Ashworth, professor of Women Gender and Sexual Studies at Otterbein University.


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Here's What the GOP Bill Does to Obamacare's 'Essential Health Benefits'

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:33:00 GMT

Maternity care. Mental health. Dentist visits for kids. States trying to save money health insurance are likely to ask to cut these and other services if the latest version of the GOP's health reform bill passes, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.People wait to see a dentist at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic on Dec. 3, 2016 in Milton, Florida.Patients wait to see receive dental care at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic in Milton, Florida, in December.


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Vermonters Turn Their Backs on Vaccine 'Debate'

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:14:13 GMT

When petitions and arguments failed to stop a meeting of vaccine skeptics, residents avoided confrontation. Instead, they held a bake sale.A nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in BostonNew England artist Karen Hallion created a flyer to support a pro-vaccine bake sale held by residents of Stowe, Vermont, on May 20, 2017.The "cupcake protest" bake sale in Stowe, Vermont.An attendee holds a sign at a "cupcake protest" in support of vaccination in Stowe, Vermont on May 20, 2017


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Girl Pulled Into Water by Sea Lion Treated for 'Seal Finger'

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:01:00 GMT

The little Canadian girl who was dragged into the water by a sea lion over the weekend is being treated for a related infection, the Vancouver Aquarium said on Wednesday.A sea lion attacked and dragged a young girl into the waters at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, Richmond B.C. Canada. The girl was rescued and uninjured.A sea lion attacked and dragged a young girl into the waters at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, Richmond B.C. Canada. The girl was rescued and uninjured.


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Marijuana Extract Eases Severe Form of Epilepsy

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:41:11 GMT

A compound taken from marijuana greatly helped some children with a severe and often deadly form of epilepsy, doctors reported.In this undated family photo, Jack Ziolkowski, age 13, smiles as he stands with his brother, Quinn, in Stamford. Epilepsy Cannabis TreatmentA GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex bottle, a medicine made from marijuana, but without TCH. A study published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the medicine cut seizures in children with a severe form of epilepsy, which strengthens the case for more research into marijuana's possible health benefits.In this undated photo, Jack Ziolkowski, age 13, stands with his brother, Quinn. Jack's seizures stopped after he began taking CBO, a cannabis compound.


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House Passes Bill to Ban Nonconsensual Nude Photo Sharing in Military

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:53:30 GMT

The House approved by 418-0 a bill making it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate images of people without their consent.A female Marine with the FET (Female Engagement Team) 1st Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat team II stands in formation during a ceremony for the 235th birthday of the Marines on November 10, 2010 at Camp Delaram in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


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Man Accused of Ramming Car Into Times Sq. Crowd Indicted

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:07:00 GMT

Richard Rojas, the man accused of driving into pedestrians in Times Square, killing one and injuring 22, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday.Investigators photograph evidence at the scene of a crash that killed one person and injured almost two dozen others in Times Square, on May 18, 2017 in New York.Richard Rojas, of the Bronx, N.Y., appears during his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, on May 19, 2017 in New York. File


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Senate Democrats: GOP Health Care Plan Should be Dead on Arrival

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:48:04 GMT

Several leading Senate Democrats used the latest Congressional Budget Office's score on the GOP health care plan to push their argument that the plan shouldn't become law.



New 'Game of Thrones' Trailer Drops, Promises 'A Great War'

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:54:00 GMT

War is coming. Fans of HBO's fantasy-epic "Game of Thrones" got their first glimpse of show's seventh season Wednesday ahead of the July 16 premiere.Game of Thrones Season 7 production still with Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.


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Gene Study Shows Zika's Stealthy Spread

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:44:00 GMT

The Zika virus was spreading in Brazil for as long as a year before anyone noticed, and for weeks and months in places such as Miami, studies show.A Miami-Dade County mosquito control worker sprays around a school in the Wynwood area of Miami on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.The team studied the spread of the Zika virus (left; courtesy NIAID) among affected regions in South and Central America and the Caribbean (right, in red).By analyzing genomes generated as part of the study, researchers confirmed that the Zika virus was present in affected countries well before the first confirmed cases were detected.


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TSA Tests Tougher Screening for Carry-Ons at 10 Airports

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT

At the 10 airports, fliers will have to haul out not just their laptops but also all devices larger than a cellphone, including tablets and e-readers.A passenger holding her baby prepares to go through a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on December 29, 2009 in Los Angeles. FileA passenger holding her baby prepares to go through a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport on December 29, 2009 in Los Angeles. File


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Former Playmate Gets Probation, Graffiti Cleanup in 'Body Shaming' Case

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:26:00 GMT

Former Playmate Dani Mathers, 30, pleaded no contest to settle a criminal case for taking a photo of a nude woman at a gym and posting it online.Playboy model Danielle "Dani" Mathers leaves Los Angeles County Superior Court, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after pleading no contest to charges she secretly snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a locker room and posted it online with a mocking comment. She was sentenced to probation and 30 days community service.Model Dani Mathers, center, in court with her attorney during a hearing in Los Angeles on May 24, 2017.


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Gigantic Sinkhole Swallows Man Alive After Cesspool Collapses in New York

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:29:00 GMT

A man is missing after a cesspool collapsed in New York on Wednesday, spawning a gigantic sinkhole, authorities said.Emergency teams respond to a cesspool collapse on Long Island on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.


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NBA Announces 2019 All-Star Game Will Be Held in Charlotte

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:23:00 GMT

Following the repeal of the HB2 "bathroom bill," the NBA All-Star game is headed back to Charlotte in 2019.Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets brings the ball up the court against the Miami Heat during game six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 29, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry and Paul George during the 2016 NBA All-Star GameNorth Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper makes remarks during a news conference at Credit Suisse in Morrisville, N.C., Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Credit Suisse plans to add up to 1,200 jobs at its North Carolina technology hub. The jobs projection comes five weeks after North Carolina partially repealed a state law limiting LGBTQ rights.A bathroom sign welcomes both genders at the Cacao Cinnamon coffee shop in Durham, North Carolina, United States on May 3, 2016.


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Veil or No Veil? Why Melania Trump Wore a Mantilla at the Vatican

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:39:00 GMT

Melania Trump wore a veil while meeting the pope but didn't in Saudi Arabia. The reason behind the shift has to do with tradition and preference.Pope Francis walks past Ivanka Trump, left, and Melania Trump.Pope Francis walks past Ivanka Trump, left, and Melania Trump.Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meet with Pope Benedict XVI, Friday, July 10, 2009, at the Vatican.Former President Bill Clinton (2nd L) and Pope John Paul II, Hillary Rodham Clinton (R) and Dorothy Rodham (L) seen during an exchange of gifts at the Vatican, June 2, 1994.


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Here's Why Vermont's Governor Won't Legalize Pot

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:47:00 GMT

Vermont almost became the first state to legalize pot through the legislature rather than a vote — until Gov. Phil Scott vetoed the bill Wednesday.A member of the D.C. Marijuana Coalition prepares joints on Jan, 5, 2017.A member of the D.C. Marijuana Coalition prepares joints on Jan, 5, 2017.


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Inmate Who Died in Custody Had Rights Violated, Family Claims

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:09:00 GMT

Michael Sabbie's attorneys have filed a legal complaint, saying the inmate died because his civil rights were violated when he was denied medical care.Michael SabbieTeresa and Michael Sabbie in an undated family photo. Surveillance footage captured correctional officer Clint Brown using force on Michael Sabbie, after Sabbie allegedly asked to use a phone. Handheld video footage shows Michael Sabbie on the ground after being pepper sprayed. He told officers he couldn't breathe before he died in his cell.


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