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Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bring A Joint Progressive Push To Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democratic U.S. House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to this Great Plains state on Friday night to try to show that their brand of progressive populism can win over voters anywhere in the country. The duo, one the 76-year-old grandfather of democratic socialism in America, the other […]

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Transgender Woman Says CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill Hormone Prescription

A transgender woman in Arizona said this week that a CVS Health pharmacist refused to fill a prescription for hormone therapy, prompting the drugstore company to apologize, say the conduct violated its policy and note that the pharmacist was no longer employed there. Hilde Hall, who lives in Fountain Hills, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix, […]

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“It’s right over us”: Tornadoes strike parts of Iowa, injuring several, leaving path of destruction

DES MOINES, Iowa — A flurry of tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people Thursday, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing an evacuation of a hospital. The tornadoes formed unexpectedly and hit the cities of Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant as surprised residents ran for cover. Hardest hit appeared to be Marshalltown, a […]

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5 Facts To Know About Migrant Family Reunification

Javier Garrido Martinez holds his 4-year-old son after they were reunited on July 11, 2018, in New York. Robert Bumsted/AP hide caption toggle caption Robert Bumsted/AP Javier Garrido Martinez holds his 4-year-old son after they were reunited on July 11, 2018, in New York. Robert Bumsted/AP A federal court in San Diego has given the […]

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Kavanaugh’s role in Bush-era detainee debate now an issue in his Supreme Court nomination

Brett M. Kavanaugh was adamant as he sat in the witness chair at his 2006 confirmation hearing to be an appeals court judge. Kavanaugh was being questioned by Democrats about his knowledge of President George W. Bush’s torture policy and treatment of detainees while he served as associate White House counsel. He responded that he […]

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Zuckerberg Tries to Clarify Remarks About Holocaust Deniers After Outcry

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, said in an interview published Wednesday that he would not automatically remove denials that the Holocaust took place from the site, a remark that caused an uproar online. Mr. Zuckerberg’s comments were made during an interview with the tech journalist Kara Swisher that was published on the site Recode. […]

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Lava Bomb Hits Tourist Boat in Hawaii, Injuring 23

A basketball-size chunk of molten rock, known as a lava bomb, crashed into a tourist boat off Hawaii’s coast this week, injuring 23 people who were there to watch lava flow off the Big Island, officials said. The Coast Guard has opened an investigation into whether the boat was in a restricted zone when the […]

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Alabama college student walks 14 miles overnight to first day of work, CEO gives him his car

Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin gifted employee Walter Carr his very own Ford Esape after Carr’s car broke down. (Photo: Kyle Miller/Greg Corradino) What started as every employee’s worst nightmare had a pretty happy ending for Walter Carr, 20, a college student from Alabama. The night before Carr’s first day on the job, his 2003 Nissan […]

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‘He is our son’: Obama draws adulation in understated visit to his father’s native Kenya

NYANG’OMA KOGELO, Kenya — Even for Barack Obama, who is often greeted by fervent throngs in his home country, the adulation the former president receives in his father’s native Kenya is in a league of its own. On Sunday and Monday, Obama was in Kenya for his first visit since leaving office. He began by […]