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Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

The fast-food brand replied with the magic number: 18million. Improbably, his tweet has been getting all sorts of attention since then, and it's finally come to this: Today, Wilkerson's tweet surp...

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1 arrested after brawl aboard Southwest jet during deplaning

1 arrested after brawl aboard Southwest jet during deplaning

The footage was posted on Twitter by Nick Krause - who was not on the flight - after it was filmed by his father. Officers booked Chaz Cable, a 37-year-old Lancaster man, on suspicion of misdemean...

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Deadly storms and flooding in US Midwest, South

Deadly storms and flooding in US Midwest, South

By Sunday afternoon, four deaths had been confirmed and two people were still unaccounted for, Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett told the newspaper. He asked for people to stay out of the affected area, "s...

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Trump Won't Make Decision on Paris Climate Accord Until Later This Month

White House spokesperson Kelly Love confirmed delay, first reported by Politico , in an email to TPM. Xi told Macron that both China and France should "protect the global governance achievements ...

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Are pregnancy, rape pre-existing conditions under GOP health care bill?

Democratic fundraising has surged to challenge vulnerable Republicans who backed the plan. Donald Trumpwith House Speaker Paul Ryan (right) (R-WI) and (center) Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (...

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Trump Working On America-First Offshore Energy Strategy

Trump Working On America-First Offshore Energy Strategy

Zinke said he expects review of drilling plans to take several years . David Jenkins, president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, a non-profit conservation group, said: "The Trump adm...

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Trump approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds in fight against ISIS

One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the equipment for the Kurdish fighters could include small arms, ammunition, machine guns, armoured vehicles and engineering equipment. Mattis...

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Macron Told Trump He Would 'Protect' The Paris Climate Agreement

Macron Told Trump He Would 'Protect' The Paris Climate Agreement

The Paris accord was hailed as the last chance to stave off worst-case-scenario global warming, but was savaged by Trump during his presidential campaign. Only two other nations - Nicaragua and war-to...

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Hundreds rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk cancelled

Hundreds rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk cancelled

At least 6 people were arrested - one for obstructing an officer and wearing a mask to evade police, and another for possessing a knife, Berkeley police Officer Byron White told the Associated Press...

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Female senators will be included in health group

Female senators will be included in health group

Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told MSNBC Tuesday. Instead McConnell said Tuesday that the real work of writing health care legislation is being done by the entire Republican caucus at their regular lunch mee...

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US watched Russia hack French systems during election

US watched Russia hack French systems during election

He said that while until now most cyber activity has been "penetration and extraction" - that is, hackers breaking in and stealing information - for attackers to break in and alter information is "a...

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Democrats slam President Trump sacking of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey

Yet only weeks ago, Comey testified on Capitol Hill that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing alleged collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. Sen. Mark R. Warren of Virgin...

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Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench

Monday that President Donald Trump officially had made eight of the nominations and plans to make the other two. Stras, who's now a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court, was appointed to serve as a ...

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Sinclair Broadcast strikes $3.9bn deal for Tribune Media

It comes just weeks after the Federal Communications Commission reversed a 2016 decision that limited how many TV stations some broadcasters can buy, Reuters noted. Tribune Media Co. shares rose $2....

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Leahy, Sanders Renew Calls For Independent Investigation Of Trump Ties To Russia

Leahy, Sanders Renew Calls For Independent Investigation Of Trump Ties To Russia

Clapper is on record acknowledging that he was not aware of the FBI's investigation of contacts between Trump associates and Russian Federation that FBI director James Comey disclosed during his testi...

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ASEAN welcomes progress on framework for South China Sea code of conduct

Asean members the Philippines , Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the waterway, but China insists it has sovereign rights over almost all of it. The improving relationship between the U.S. ...

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Phoenix serial shooter arrested after 9 deaths

Phoenix serial shooter arrested after 9 deaths

A prosecutor says some information about the arrest of a Phoenix man accused in a series of fatal shootings is being withheld from the public because the case remains under investigation. Police add...

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Two dead in shooting at Texas college

Christa Slejko, president of North Lake College. The Independent quoted James Mclellan of the Irving Police Department as saying that the body of a suspect and one possible deceased victim was found...

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Senate slams House health-care bill

Susan Collins of ME, says the Senate will not take up the House bill and will instead start from scratch. He said: "I shouldn't say this to a great gentleman and my friend from Australia because you...

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French prosecutors investigate hacking of Macron campaign

The election of Emmanuel Macron to the French Presidency has given the world a great sigh of relief, certainly that's the reaction in the Beehive. In the run-up to the election, EU bureaucrats and c...

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Penn State fraternity, 18 students charged in connection with pledge's death

Penn State fraternity, 18 students charged in connection with pledge's death

According to CNN , pledges arrived at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house and participated in "the gauntlet". Police had said hazing and excessive drinking at the private chapter house February 2 c...

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Trump to Nudge Courts Rightward With Slate of Appeals Nominees

Stras, who's now a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court, was appointed to serve as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. "Being an appeals court judge, if not on the s...

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'Everybody' has better healthcare than U.S.

'Everybody' has better healthcare than U.S.

In this May 4, 2017 , photo, President Donald Trump meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River in New ...

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US Senator Calls for Probe of Trump's Russian Business Ties

The hearing came hours after Obama administration officials said former President Barack Obama also personally warned Trump against hiring Flynn during their November 10 90-minute closed-door meetin...

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Obama warned Trump about hiring Michael Flynn

Obama warned Trump about hiring Michael Flynn

In several responses, Spicer painted Yates, also fired by Trump, as an enemy of the president who was made deputy attorney general by Barack Obama. Trump has repeatedly branded the issue "fake news"...

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Family of shooting victims: Arrest bittersweet

As month after month went by without an arrest, volunteers started conducting safety patrols. A man has been arrested in connection with a series of shooting attacks in the USA that left nine peopl...

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Police May Have Arrested A 23-Year-Old Serial Killer

Holly Cortes, who lives a few doors down from the house where one victim was fatally shot, said she was relieved police made an arrest. United States police have arrested a suspected serial killer i...

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Speaker Ryan: On Trump's Offshore Drilling & Pro-Energy Executive Orders

The order could lead to a reversal of bans on drilling across swathes of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama had sought to protect fr...

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How The GOP Health Care Bill Could Unfold In New York

How The GOP Health Care Bill Could Unfold In New York

At least 50 GOP senators will have to support the bill for passage. The other factor is an expected analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office of how many million Americans would lose ...

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N. Korea's missile test 'show of disrespect to China'

N. Korea's missile test 'show of disrespect to China'

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to ...

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