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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (left) pauses while speaking during a press event with Republican leaders to discuss their tax plans on Sept. 27 in Washington, D.C.
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Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in a police booking photo. San Francisco jurors have returned a verdict in his trial for the fatal shooting of Kate Steinle, whose death played into the national debate on immigration.
Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., seen at a hearing earlier this month, held up floor action on Thursday evening over concerns about how to control the deficit if the GOP tax bill doesn't result in strong economic growth.
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If the White House approves a proposal to change the way the government collects race and ethnicity data, white people in the U.S. may be asked to check off boxes about their ethnic background. On this 2010 census form, answering "white" was enough to respond to the race question.
Bosnian viewers watch as Slobodan Praljak brings a small glass of liquid to his lips at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday. Praljak, who had just had his 20-year sentence for war crimes upheld, ingested the liquid and declared "I have just drunk poison." He died just hours later.
Chalfonte LeNee Queen of San Diego grappled with violent vomiting episodes for 17 years until she found out her illness was related to her marijuana use.
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