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Politics

Trump's Private Clubs In Florida Are Seeking Visas For Foreign Workers

President Trump is marking "Made in America" week to promote American labor. At the same time, his two Florida clubs are seeking visas to bring in foreign workers for low-wage jobs.

A pump jack at work in 2016, near Firestone, Colo. The American Exploration & Production Council, which represents oil and gas exploration firms, is one of many industry groups supporting the HONEST Act, which was passed by the House and is now with the Senate. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Science

GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists

There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore valid results.

GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists

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The Navy Gets Its First Female SEAL Candidate

Along with the SEAL officer candidate, another woman is up for an elite job as a special boat operator, some 18 months after the Pentagon opened front-line combat jobs to women.

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Politics

FACT CHECK: Trump's Confusing Remarks To Senate Republicans On Health Care

After another failed attempt at overhauling Obamacare, President Trump tried to sell his party's repeal efforts (and push some senators into line) at a Wednesday lunch. Here's what he said.

The missing teens are Aristide Irambona, 18; Nice Munezero, 17; Audrey Mwamikazi, 17; Don Ingabire, 16; Richard Irakoze, 18; and Kevin Sabumukiza, 17 (Clockwise from top left) . DC Metropolitan Police Department hide caption

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Burundi High School Robotics Team Reported Missing In D.C.

Two of the teens — 16-year-old Don Ingabire and 17-year-old Audrey Mwamikazi — have been seen leaving the U.S. and heading into Canada, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Ram Nath Kovind (left) walked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader L.K. Advani (center) on their way to file Kovind's nomination papers for the presidential elections in New Delhi on June 23. Kovind belongs to the lowest rank of Hinduism's hierarchy. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

India's New President, Until Now Little-Known, Vows To Represent Less Fortunate

Ram Nath Kovind, 71, was elected Thursday as India's head of state, a largely ceremonial post. The son of a farmer, he is a member of the Dalit community, once known as "untouchables."

Demonstrators block an avenue during an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday. A 24-hour nationwide strike got underway in Venezuela Thursday in a bid by the opposition to increase pressure on beleaguered leftist President Nicolas Maduro following four months of deadly street demonstrations. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fear And Fury In Venezuela, As Strike Protesting 'Dictatorship' Begins

President Nicolas Maduro plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution. As a general strike begins, the Organization of American States expresses fear that security forces might start a "bloodbath."

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Book Reviews

2 Smart New Novels Find Humor In Fantasies Of Escape

Fresh Air

These terrific comic novels — The Last Laugh by Lynn Freed and Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam — will have you laughing at the many ways we all try to run away from the realities of life.

2 Smart New Novels Find Humor In Fantasies Of Escape

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Moon Dust Bag, Accidentally In Private Hands, Auctioned For $1.5 Million

NASA lost track of a bag that was used to carry samples during the first moon landing. A woman in Illinois bought the artifact for less than $1,000; on Thursday, it was sold for $1.5 million.

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Elephant Seals Can Recognize Rhythm and Pitch

A new study reveals that elephant seals memorize the rhythm and pitch of individual voices. That means that the massive sea mammals know who's who, just by the sound of their voice.

Threat call of a northern elephant seal

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Shots - Health News

Just Thinking You're Slacking On Exercise Could Boost Risk Of Death

People who think others are more active tend to have shorter life spans, even if they're actually getting the same amount of exercise. The social comparison could kill motivation, researchers say.

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Baltimore Police Caught Planting Drugs In Body-Cam Footage, Public Defender Says

The officer has been suspended and two others are on administrative duty, Baltimore Police say. The public defender's office is questioning the officer's involvement in 53 active cases.

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First Listen

First Listen: Vic Mensa, 'The Autobiography'

On his long-awaited major-label LP, the Chicago MC's personal pain becomes epiphany.

The Autobiography

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Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

The Republican health care bill failed in part because of opposition to shrinking Medicaid. An 11-year-old girl with sickle cell anemia went to Washington, D.C., to make sure that wouldn't happen.

Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

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