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Melania Trump's star continues to rise

First lady Melania Trump's popularity continues to climb, according to a new poll out Friday.
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Trump Allies Claim Mueller Illegally Obtained Thousands Of Emails | HuffPost

A Trump campaign lawyer claimed in a letter that a federal office illegally turned over the emails.
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SNL closed out Trump’s first year with a rundown of everyone who got fired or quit

SNL closed out Trump’s first year with a rundown of everyone who got fired or quit.
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Ann Coulter Fears She'll 'Die Alone' In Self-Pitying Tweet Against Child Tax Credit | HuffPost

"We singles live empty lives of quiet desperation and will die alone," she wrote.
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Bombshell: Lisa Bloom Sought 6-Figure Payoffs for Donald Trump Accusers

Lisa Bloom sought payoffs as high as six figures to convince women to come forward with accusations against President Trump.
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63 Percent Of Americans Believe Donald Trump Tried To Obstruct Russia Probe | HuffPost

And 40 percent believe he did something "illegal" with Russia.
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Robin Roberts Literally Says 'Bye Felicia' To Omarosa Manigault Newman | HuffPost

The "Good Morning America" co-host threw some serious shade at the departing White House aide.
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Polish Official Says Putin Is Responsible for Plane Crash That Killed President

Poland's defense minister called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “take responsibility for what happened.”
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Lawmakers Ask Ethics Agency To Look Into Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Trump | HuffPost

Their letter comes after Republican congressional leaders pushed back on conducting an investigation.
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A Heartfelt Thank You To The Women Who Broke Their Silence On Roy Moore | HuffPost

Coming forward was an act of incredible bravery.
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You Don’t Need to Take an Oath on a Bible, or Any Religious Text - The New York Times

A spokesman for Roy Moore, explaining why his candidate believed Muslims should not serve in Congress, said politicians must be sworn in on a Bible. He was wrong.
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The net neutrality vote: Live updates

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on a controversial plan to repeal Obama-era net neutrality protections.
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Schumer Files Police Report After Fraudulent Document Emerges - The New York Times

A document that looks like a court filing suggests Senator Chuck Schumer harassed a staff member, but the staff member said any such claims are false.
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Trump-Nominated Lawyer Who Struggled At Hearing to Become Judge Goes Viral

Washington (AP) -- A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions.
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Trump to Open the Door for Oil Drilling Off U.S.’s East Coast

The Trump administration is preparing to unveil as soon as this week an expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling rights in Atlantic waters, according to people familiar with the plan.
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Why I confronted Jeff Flake on a plane

Ady Barkan, a young father who recently learned he has ALS, says the GOP tax plan would throw life-sustaining Medicare insurance into jeopardy.
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Trump Announces That the Moon Is Astronauts’ Next Destination - The New York Times

The presidential directive called for partnership with other nations and commercial companies but did not offer details about schedule or cost.
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Trump Embellishes the Truth in a Speech to the Thin Blue Line - The New York Times

Among other claims, President Trump inaccurately said the Obama administration “refused” to equip police with military gear with little reason.
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1 Embarrassing Photo Shuts Down Ted Cruz's Argument Against Net Neutrality | HuffPost

That didn't go so well for the Texas senator.
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Tonight is one of the best nights of the year to see a shooting star

Why Wednesday night’s shooting stars will be spectacular.
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How Paul Manafort is connected to the Trump, Russia investigation

It’s been more than a year since Paul Manafort briefly led President Trump’s quest for the White House and even longer since he worked for a controversial Ukrainian politician.
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What Salma Hayek’s account of Harvey Weinstein being her "monster" reveals about Hollywood

Hayek details experiences, both on set and off, that show how powerful predators endanger their own industry.
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"As terrible [as] Nazi camps": a chilling new report on North Korea’s prison camps

"Starving prisoners who were found digging up edible plants on a mountainside were shot to death."
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Trump: ‘I Said Roy Moore Will Not Be Able to Win’ in Alabama - The New York Times

President Trump, never one to accept blame, may look for a scapegoat for his failure to lift Mr. Moore to victory in Alabama.
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Kayla Moore: 'One of our attorneys is a Jew'

Roy Moore's wife, Kayla, argued that her husband is no bigot at a Monday night campaign rally, saying that "one of our attorneys is a Jew."
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Sarah Sanders just made a hugely offensive allegation against the media

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders isn't a big fan of the media.
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'Dark money' provision dropped from tax bill

A controversial provision that would have allowed nonprofit groups to enter politics, and made so-called "dark money" contributions tax deductible, has been dropped from the GOP tax bill, according to a leading Senate Democrat.
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Video and Full Transcript: Roy Moore, Refusing to Concede, Addresses Supporters on Election Night - The New York Times

Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate in the Senate race in Alabama, addressed his supporters on Tuesday night after the election was called for his opponent, Doug Jones.
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Roy Moore 'needs to be in the psych ward,' Alabama father says

Nathan Mathis urged his fellow Alabamians to keep Roy Moore out of the Senate Tuesday morning.
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NBC Politics 5 days

People magazine publishes photo of Trump with accuser he claims he never met

The picture shows Trump standing alongside journalist Natasha Stoynoff on the same day she says he allegedly pushed her against a wall and "forc[ed] his tongue down my throat."
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Vox 4 days

Why "Milkshake Duck" was the internet cry of 2017

What is a milkshake duck? In 2017, everything.
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NPR Politics 2 days

Republicans Are Hoping To Pass Tax Bill By Christmas : NPR

NPR's Kelly McEvers is joined by David Brooks of The New York Times, and Ana Kasparian, of The Young Turks Network, to discuss the political news of the week.
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Report: Trump Bans 'Transgender,' 'Fetus,' 'Science-Based' From CDC Documents | HuffPost

"We cannot replace truth with bias," a bioethicist says.
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Condoleezza Rice on Alabama election: 'Reject bigotry, sexism, intolerance'

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is calling on Alabama voters to take part in Tuesday's special election for the US Senate, dubbing the race "one of the most significant in Alabama's history," according to AL.com.
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Sean Spicer announces he's writing a book

Sean Spicer is writing a book to "set the record straight" about what he says happened during the election, transition and his time in the administration.
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Billionaire Candidate Goes on the Attack in Tight Chile Election

Round one turned out to be a lot closer than pollsters predicted.
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HealthCare.gov's Sign-Up For 2018 Health Insurance Ends Friday For Most : Shots - Health News : NPR

A shorter enrollment period and big cuts in the federal budget for outreach are taking a toll, say those helping with health insurance sign-ups. Deadlines for most state exchanges are a little later.
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President Trump won’t rule out pardoning Michael Flynn

"Let's see."
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Trump Benefited From The ‘Chain Migration’ He Blamed For Monday's Terror Attack | HuffPost

The practice of bringing immigrant families together in the United States likely made the president richer and happier.
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Macron's Climate Summit Draws Pledges to Make Coal a Risky Bet

Some of the world’s biggest investors turned their backs on U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to revive the coal industry, pledging to divest from fossil fuels at a conference organized by French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Trump to Visit FBI Academy After Saying Agency ‘In Tatters'

President Donald Trump plans to visit the FBI Academy in Quantico in Virginia on Friday, the White House said in a statement, an appearance that comes less than two weeks after he said the agency’s reputation was “in Tatters.”
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A Guide To Why The Trump-Republican Tax Plan Is A Disgrace | HuffPost

For when you confront your Republican uncle during the holidays.
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What Disney’s acquisition of Fox means for Marvel’s superhero movies

Marvel’s cinematic universe will add the X-Men
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Tax Bill Largely Preserves Incentives for Wind and Solar Power - The New York Times

The final text of the legislation reverses language in earlier versions that could have slowed the growth of renewable energy.
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Chain migration allowed Port Authority terror suspect to enter US, authorities say

The Bangladeshi man who allegedly detonated a pipe bomb in New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal Monday morning came to the U.S. through chain migration, Department of Homeland Security Press Secretary Tyler Houlton confirmed to Fox News.
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The Unfair Repeal Of Net Neutrality | HuffPost

December 14th may not go down as a day of infamy, but it will be recorded as a day when President Trump’s administration dealt another severe blow to the...
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