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Trump seeks federal government overhaul, merger of agencies

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The Trump administration will propose a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 24, the 175th day of 2018. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1968, “Resurrection City,” a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor People’s March on Washington, D.C., was closed down by authorities. On this date:...


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Anita Baker to be honored at BET Awards, Jamie Foxx to host

Music-BET Awards

Legendary singer Anita Baker will be honored at the 2018 BET Awards, which will be hosted Sunday by Jamie Foxx and feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Migos. DJ Khaled is the leading nominee with six at the show, kicking off at 8 p.m. Eastern from the Microsoft Theater in Los...


Lifestyle

New Florida law reignites beach access fight in Panhandle

Florida Beach Access

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Along a stretch of white, sandy shoreline in Florida’s Panhandle, a simple question has led to profanity-laden arguments, private security guards and calls to law enforcement: Who owns the beach? In one coastal county, a new state law is set to rekindle that uproar...


Lifestyle

Danger of rip currents evident already off Carolinas' coasts

Rip Currents

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Leanna Lamatrice and her family typically didn’t pay much attention to the warnings about rip currents off North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It was a mindset that began in childhood, when her family would spend two weeks every summer in Hatteras village, and carried into adulthood....


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Transgender rights battle returning to North Carolina court

Transgender Restroom Lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than a year after North Carolina undid its “bathroom bill,” a legal battle is simmering over a law that replaced it. A federal judge on Monday will hear arguments from transgender advocates who claim in a lawsuit that the replacement law still discriminates against the...


Business

Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

Blue Lights Drug Use

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up. The blue lights are meant to discourage people from using drugs in store bathrooms...


Government

Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump’s next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters is undermining GOP leaders’ election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally...


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Trump Administration says it knows location of all children

Texas Immigration

Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on “zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification” released Saturday night by the...


Government

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Trump Press Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officals are treated in public. Sanders was the latest...


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They told her she had the flu; it would be years before they discovered the real illness

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Diane Bates lay on the floor of her bathroom in the middle of the afternoon - weak, disoriented and afraid that she might die before someone found her. Bates had been battling what she had been told was a bad case of the flu for weeks. She hoped a bath might make her...


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