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Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Congress Health Overhaul

President Donald Trump says the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' remains...

National

US still serious on disaster aid, official says

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A search-and-rescue team from Los Angeles comprising 67 people, five dogs and 62 tons of excavating equipment arrived in Mexico City on Thursday morning to help locate survivors of the recent earthquake. They are the sixth disaster assistance response team currently...


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Liliane Bettencourt, L'Oréal heiress and world's richest woman, dies at 94

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Liliane Bettencourt, a French heiress to the L’Oréal cosmetics fortune who became embroiled in a family feud that exploded into a financial and political scandal involving former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, died Sept. 20 at her home near Paris. She was 94. Her...


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Maryland governor proposes widening the Beltway, I-270 to include 4 toll lanes

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, on Thursday proposed a $9 billion plan to widen three of the state’s most congested highways - the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway - in what he said would include the largest public-private partnership...


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Aaron Hernandez was suffering from advanced form of CTE; family files suit against NFL

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder, had an advanced form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to a Boston University study of his brain. The study, led by the...


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Facebook to turn over thousands of Russian ads to Congress, reversing decision

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Facebook on Thursday announced it would turn over to Congress copies of more than 3,000 politically themed advertisements bought through Russian accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated lawmakers. The company has...


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Nikki Haley emerges as interpreter, megaphone for Trump

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - President Donald Trump’s two most high-profile diplomats, Rex Tillerson and Nikki Haley, were with him at a meeting with African leaders here this week when the president took the lectern to offer a big reveal. He had decided to dispatch one of them to a...


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It wasn't just the Lyon sisters he harmed: Lloyd Welch pleads guilty in two child sex

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, his bald head bowed, Lloyd Welch was back in a Virginia courtroom Thursday to admit to his crimes. This time, he had to face his victims. “I was once a carefree, loving, trusting, confident and secure child,” a 30-year-old Delaware...


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Police use of 'Stingray' cellphone tracker requires search warrant, appeals court rules

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A device which tricks cellphones into sending it their location information, and has been used quietly by police and federal agents for years, requires a search warrant before it’s turned on, an appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled Thursday. It is the...


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Roy Moore disrupts Alabama Senate race - and prepares for new level of defiance in

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. DECATUR, Ala. -- With the thunder and fire of an old-time revivalist, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore rose before the assembled souls at the Redemption Baptist Church, a front-runner in the polls days out from an election that could rattle the rickety structures of...


Business

SEC under fire for being hacked despite warnings on security

SEC Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission waited until Wednesday to disclose a hack of its corporate filing system that occurred last year. The disclosure raises questions about the agency’s ability to protect important financial information and comes as Americans are still weighing...


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