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Rikers Island on Lockdown After Inmate Escapes

1 hour 45 min ago
Rikers Island jail complex went into lockdown after a prisoner escaped, according to a senior law-enforcement official.
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Senate GOP's Fallback Health Plan Picks Up Support

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 21:51
Senate GOP leaders picked up support Wednesday for their plan to pass a scaled-back bill to repeal a handful of elements in the current health law, and then open negotiations with House Republicans to try to bring together their two very different bills.
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Participant in Bundy Standoff Gets 68-Year Sentence

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:55
A federal judge in Nevada handed down a 68-year sentence to one of the participants in a 2014 armed standoff between followers of rancher Cliven Bundy and federal officers.
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In Trump-Sessions Impasse, Aides Urge President to Back Off

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:41
People close to President Donald Trump have urged him to stop his Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which he unleased again Wednesday. So far, there are no signs he plans to.
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Foxconn to Build $10 Billion Factory in U.S.

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:18
The company, which makes iPhones and other gadgets for Apple, plans to build a plant in Wisconsin that a White House official said will initially bring 3,000 jobs to the state.
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Subway Funding Dispute Escalates

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 19:20
The political fight over who should pay for a rescue plan for New York City’s beleaguered subway system deepened, with state and city officials deadlocked over funding disputes that reach back more than half a decade.
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Officials to Release Tax Plan Principles This Week

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 18:40
Top congressional Republicans and Trump administration officials plan to release their tax-policy principles at the end of this week, said two people briefed on those discussions.
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Trump Eyes Tax-Code Overhaul, With Emphasis on Middle-Class Break

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 18:17
President Donald Trump is signaling his next priority: overhauling the tax code to push corporate rates down and give middle-class taxpayers a break, even if it means some of the wealthiest pay more.
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President to Bar Transgender Individuals From the Military

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 18:16
In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump announced that transgender individuals would be barred from serving in the U.S. military.
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Rex Tillerson Says He Plans to Stay at State, 'Not Going Anywhere'

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 18:14
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Wednesday insisted that he’s “not going anywhere,” comments that came amid tussles with the White House over policy and staffing as well as questions about his future as the nation’s chief diplomat.
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Court Rules South Carolina's Domestic-Violence Laws Violate Constitution

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 17:53
South Carolina’s top court ruled on Wednesday that the state’s domestic-violence laws violated the U.S. Constitution by denying protections to victims of abuse in same-sex relationships.
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Long Island Leaders Call for Changes to Migrant-Youth Program

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 17:26
Ahead of President Donald Trump’s planned visit Friday to a Long Island community that has been reeling from violence tied to the Central American gang MS-13, local officials are raising concerns about federal support for migrant children.
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The Myth of Trump's Do-Nothing Presidency

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:58
Donald Trump’s detractors portray him as a do-nothing president with no big wins on health care, taxes and infrastructure. That may be true if the benchmark is legislation, but that’s an incomplete benchmark, Greg Ip writes.
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Senate Health-Care Debate: A Quick Look at Four Key Options

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:49
As the Senate debates the GOP health bill, it is considering at least four major plans repealing or replacing major portions of the Affordable Care Act, in addition to an array of other amendments.
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Trump Again Criticizes Sessions, This Time on FBI Leadership

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:46
President Donald Trump publicly slapped Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the third consecutive day Wednesday, questioning decisions over the leadership of the FBI.
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Illegal Immigrant to Go on Trial in Case Cited by Trump

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:46
During his campaign, President Trump repeatedly pointed to the story of Kate Steinle—a woman allegedly murdered by an undocumented Mexican—as an example of violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants. Now the suspect goes on trial.
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Trump Donates Second-Quarter Salary to Education Department

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:27
President Donald Trump donated his salary for the second quarter of the year to the Education Department, the White House said.
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Tribeca Penthouse Listed for $65 Million Goes Into Contract

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:39
A penthouse on the market for $65 million at the under-construction Manhattan condominium 70 Vestry is in contract, according to Related Companies, the developer.
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U.S. to Screen Large Electronic Devices in Separate Bins

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 13:06
To clear security at U.S. airports, fliers will soon have to place their laptops, tablets and e-readers in separate bins.
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Rep. Steve Scalise Is Discharged From Hospital Six Weeks After Shooting

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:39
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot at a congressional baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a Washington hospital and will now undergo inpatient rehabilitation.
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