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Law

Top White House Lawyer Donald McGahn Sits At The Center Of Controversy

Lawyers are dissecting the performance of White House counsel Donald McGahn — and the top lawyer at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is getting mixed reviews amid several Trump administration controversies.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

In Europe, World Leaders Try To Change Trump's Mind On Climate Change

It was eight against one at a table in Italy on Friday: Six heads of state and two EU representatives, arguing with the U.S. president about the urgency of committing to the Paris climate accord.

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Shots - Health News

States Try To Keep Nursing Homes From Kicking Out Less Lucrative Patients

According to the federal government, the top complaint about nursing homes is wrongful eviction. Advocates say nursing homes want residents who pay more but require less care.

States Try To Keep Nursing Homes From Kicking Out Less Lucrative Patients

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Sri Lankan military rescuers and villagers stand on the debris of a house that was destroyed in a landslide in the village of Bellana, in the Kalutara district of Sri Lanka, on Friday. Mudslides and floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed scores of people in the island nation. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Monsoon-Triggered Mudslides, Floods In Sri Lanka Kill More Than 90 People

Evacuations are underway, with helicopters and boats trying to reach stranded communities. More than 100 more people are missing, the country's disaster management center says.

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Amid Conspiracy Controversy, Hannity Takes A Vacation — And Vows To Return

"Uh oh My ANNUAL Memorial Day long weekend starts NOW," the Fox News pundit tweeted, predicting "breathless" speculation about his departure after he drew backlash for pushing a baseless story.

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Politics

Robert Mercer Is A Force To Be Reckoned With In Finance And Conservative Politics

He and his daughter Rebekah have quietly emerged as powerful donors to Republican candidates and causes, including President Trump.

Robert Mercer Is A Force To Be Reckoned With In Finance And Conservative Politics

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The Salt

In Southern India, The Spirit Of Ramadan Is Served In A Bowl Of Porridge

To break the fast at sunset, mosques distribute nombu kanji, a lightly spiced rice and lentil porridge, to worshipers and the poor. The meal epitomizes the Muslim holy month's spirit of giving.

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Politics

Republican Gianforte Wins Montana House Race Despite Assault Charge

Republican Greg Gianforte claimed victory in a special election for Congress Thursday despite an election eve assault charge for allegedly body-slamming a reporter.

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StoryCorps

Remembering A Soldier Who Died For His Country Before Becoming A Citizen

George Rincon and Yolanda Reyes remember their son, Diego, an Iraqi war veteran who was killed in action in 2003. The family came to the U.S. in 1989 as immigrants from Colombia.

Remembering A Soldier Who Died For His Country Before Becoming A Citizen

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Movie Interviews

'Our Film Is Funny Until It's Not': Brad Pitt On The Darkly Comic 'War Machine'

Pitt plays a semi-clueless four-star general charged with overseeing the war effort in Afghanistan. He says the film uses comedy to lure viewers in, then shows them some harsh realities.

'Our Film Is Funny Until It's Not': Brad Pitt On The Darkly Comic 'War Machine'

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