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with...: Laurie Metcalf, the First Lady of American Theater 13 Apr 6:51pm Updated with...: Laurie Metcalf, the First Lady of American Theater
From playing Roseanne’s sis to Edward Albee characters and Hillary Clinton (with gin!) on Broadway.
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13 Apr 6:35pm Mnuchin Says China Trade Talks Are Nearing Final Round
The Treasury secretary said China would have the right to enforce United States commitments.
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Retailer on Military Bases Says TV News Is Too ‘Divisive.’ Its Suggestion? Tune to Sports. 13 Apr 4:49pm Retailer on Military Bases Says TV News Is Too ‘Divisive.’ Its Suggestion? Tune to Sports.
“When in doubt, you can’t really go wrong with sports,” said a spokesman for the retailer, which offers shopping on military bases around the world.
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13 Apr 4:43pm Julian Assange: Friend and Foe to Left and Right
Over the years, the WikiLeaks founder has been embraced by everyone from Lady Gaga to Sean Hannity. But he’s also made enemies along the way. Our video shows how his anti-secrecy agenda has attracted, and repelled, people across the political spectrum.
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House Chairman Says Treasury’s Reasons to Withhold Trump’s Tax Returns ‘Lack Merit’ 13 Apr 3:36pm Updated House Chairman Says Treasury’s Reasons to Withhold Trump’s Tax Returns ‘Lack Merit’
The tone of a lawmaker’s letter suggested Democrats are prepared to take their request to court, initiating what could be a protracted legal fight over Congress’s oversight powers.
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13 Apr 3:24pm Updated Southwest conducted manufacturer-recommended reviews of 12 engines on its Boeing 737 Max planes
Southwest Airlines said Saturday it has completed manufacturer-recommended reviews of 12 engines on its Boeing 737 Max planes.
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13 Apr 3:06pm Updated Pelosi admonishes Trump for using 9/11 video to criticize Ilhan Omar
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admonished President Donald Trump for using video of 9/11 to criticize Rep. Ilhan Omar's remarks she made referencing the terrorist attacks as "some people did something."
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Julian Assange must face Swedish justice first - MPs and peers 13 Apr 12:09pm Updated Julian Assange must face Swedish justice first - MPs and peers
More than 70 MPs and peers write to the home secretary backing Julian Assange's extradition to Sweden.
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13 Apr 11:04am GOP lawmakers set up roadblocks to voter-approved Medicaid expansion
Many residents in three deep-red states rejoiced last fall when voters approved Medicaid expansion, circumventing the objections of their elected representatives.
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The Many Reasons to Run for President When You Probably Don’t Stand a Chance 13 Apr 10:22am Updated The Many Reasons to Run for President When You Probably Don’t Stand a Chance
There are book deals and TV contracts and maybe a cabinet position if your side wins. Recent history suggests there is almost no downside to giving it a shot.
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13 Apr 10:00am Updated Pete Buttigieg pushed an aggressive plan to revitalize South Bend. Not everyone felt its benefits.
Stacey Odom was skeptical of Pete Buttigieg, when, in 2012, he became the young mayor here in South Bend.
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13 Apr 9:19am US military mission in Somalia could take seven years to complete
This week President Donald Trump signed an executive order extending a presidential declaration of a national emergency concerning Somalia for another year, calling the Islamist insurgency plaguing that country an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to the US.
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13 Apr 8:16am Cory Booker prepares to pick up the 2020 pace with Newark rally, national tour
Over the past two months, since his buzzy launch February 1, Sen. Cory Booker's campaign has gone relatively quiet — methodically grinding away under the guiding philosophy: "You've got to organize, and get hot at the end."
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British Steel seeks £100m govt loan after EU scheme freeze 13 Apr 5:53am British Steel seeks £100m govt loan after EU scheme freeze
The UK's second-biggest steel producer is seeking an urgent £100m‎ government loan after Theresa May's failure to pass a Brexit deal left it frozen out of an EU-wide carbon trading scheme.
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Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough? 13 Apr 5:00am Updated Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough?
Doctors and patients are pushing the Trump administration to pay for a powerful but costly cancer treatment known as CAR-T, one of many new “personalized medicines.”
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13 Apr 4:17am Tennessee wants to make it harder to hold voter registration drives
Tennessee has one of the lowest voter registration rates in the country, according to Pew's Election Performance Index. Soon, it could get a lot harder to help people there register to vote.
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Trump Assails Ilhan Omar With Video of Sept. 11 Attacks 13 Apr 12:19am Updated Trump Assails Ilhan Omar With Video of Sept. 11 Attacks
President Trump used Twitter on Friday to target Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, for remarks she made during a speech last month on civil rights and Muslims in America.
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Fewer States Will Have Caucuses in 2020. Will It Matter? 13 Apr 12:16am Updated Fewer States Will Have Caucuses in 2020. Will It Matter?
The establishment gets a bit of a break, but not as much as might be expected.
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Lobbyist Gets Probation for Failing to Disclose Work for Pro-Russia Forces in Ukraine 13 Apr 12:14am Updated Lobbyist Gets Probation for Failing to Disclose Work for Pro-Russia Forces in Ukraine
Samuel Patten had pleaded guilty in a case that grew out of the Mueller investigation. He helped a Ukrainian billionaire illegally buy tickets to President Trump’s inauguration.
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