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‘Everyone tunes in’: Inside Trump’s obsession with cable TV
For the president — a reality TV star who parlayed his blustery-yet-knowing on-air persona into a winning political brand — television is often the guiding force of his day, both weapon and scalpel, megaphone and news feed. And his obsession with the tube has upended the traditional rhythms of the White House.


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White House offers conflicting details of Trump tax plan
President Trump promised a plan is coming Wednesday. But his advisers remain split on key details.



Showdown looms over money for border wall as budget deadline nears
President Trump and his top aides pressed congressional Republicans to use the threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, an effort that could lead to a standoff with lawmakers in both parties ahead of Friday's deadline to pass a spending bill.



Macron, Le Pen advance to runoff to lead France as voters reject legacy political parties
The May 7 presidential matchup between far-right anti-immigrant firebrand Marine Le Pen and unconventional centrist Emmanuel Macron sets up a battle between a contender who wants to seal France tight against the tides of globalization and another who seeks to strip away even more barriers with the rest of the world.


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A popular public school Bible class faces a constitutional challenge
For decades, Mercer County, W.Va., elementary and middle schools have offered a weekly Bible class during the school day. A lawsuit arguing that the practice violates the First Amendment’s establishment clause is headed to federal court.


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Under fire for recent Holocaust flubs, Trump will headline Days of Remembrance ceremony
The White House has been widely criticized by Jewish organizations for what they see as a slow response to the recent spike in anti-Semitic incidents across the country and for a pair of verbal gaffes about the Holocaust.


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How the Murdochs placed a multimillion-dollar gamble at Fox News — and lost
When Rupert Murdoch and senior executives at the parent company of Fox News signed Bill O’Reilly to a new multiyear contract, they knew about the harassment allegations against him. But, at the cost of a year of his salary, they thought new charges would not surface.


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Trump aides struggle to clarify policy on ‘dreamers’ and deportation
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Homeland Security has put a priority on immigrants with a criminal record but reiterated that anyone in the U.S. illegally could be deported.


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A black man was lynched in 1932. An author wants the community to finally deal with it.
While Jim Hall believes his book could help heal “an open wound” in Virginia’s Fauquier County, his account of the two horrible crimes has gotten a very cool reception where they took place.


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The March for Science was the moment ‘the Science Guy’ has been waiting for
Educator-entertainer Bill Nye, beloved by millennials for his PBS series that made him an icon, is now taking on the mantle of activist for science — leading the people who grew up with his show into political battle.


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There’s now an even better reason to steal that hotel bathrobe
Hotels are hoping that seersucker and zebra-print robes — all perfectly suited for sharing on social media — will help woo millennials.


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Piracy back on the rise off Somalia, U.S. military says
After several years of relative calm, the resurgence in the attacks on ships carrying cargo is probably linked to famine and drought in the region, a top U.S. general said.


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Johansson’s OT goal for Capitals clinches series, ousts Maple Leafs
The center scored both Washington goals in a 2-1 victory in Game 6, the team’s third straight victory in a series that saw it trailing eighth-seeded Toronto at one point.


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