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Law

Donald McGahn, Top Lawyer In White House, Sits At The Center Of Controversy

Lawyers are dissecting the performance of White House counsel Donald McGahn — and the top lawyer at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is getting mixed reviews amid several Trump administration controversies.

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Remembering A Soldier Who Died For His Country Before Becoming A Citizen

George Rincon and Yolanda Reyes remember their son, Diego, an Iraqi war veteran who was killed in action in 2003. The family came to the U.S. in 1989 as immigrants from Colombia.

Remembering A Soldier Who Died For His Country Before Becoming A Citizen

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The Two-Way - News Blog

In NATO Speech, Trump Scolds Leaders But Doesn't Recommit To Defense Pledge

At a dedication for two memorials, President Trump told gathered NATO leaders that it was "not fair" to U.S. taxpayers for NATO countries to spend less than they pledged on their own national defense.

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Movie Interviews

'Our Film Is Funny Until It's Not': Brad Pitt On The Darkly Comic 'War Machine'

Pitt plays a semi-clueless four-star general charged with overseeing the war effort in Afghanistan. He says the film uses comedy to lure viewers in, then shows them some harsh realities.

'Our Film Is Funny Until It's Not': Brad Pitt On The Darkly Comic 'War Machine'

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Parallels - World News

Land Deal For Right-Wing Elementary School Plagues Japanese Prime Minister

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has denied involvement in a discounted sale of state-owned land for a new primary school. He says he'll resign if proof of his involvement is found.

Land Deal For Right-Wing Elementary School Plagues Japanese Prime Minister

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The Two-Way - News Blog

AG Says He Will Take Block On Revised Travel Ban To The Supreme Court

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the block on President Trump's travel ban on six majority-Muslim countries should remain in place. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement that the "Department of Justice strongly disagrees with the decision."

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First Listen

First Listen: Cody ChesnuTT, 'My Love Divine Degree'

A studio session with Kanye led to a new album that finds the soul eccentric extending his fatherly compassion, and a helping of funk, to the world at large.

My Love Divine Degree

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Juno Spacecraft Reveals Spectacular Cyclones At Jupiter's Poles

NASA has spotted enormous cyclones at the gas giant's north and south poles. The probe has also returned other data that have project scientists scratching their heads.

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'Mother Of All Landslides' In Big Sur Buries Section Of California's Highway 1

Dirt and rock now cover a third of a mile of the road known for its breathtaking views. And where the coast used to form roughly a straight line, aerial photos now show a rocky bulge into the Pacific.

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Shots - Health News

Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

"Last-minute changes to the AHCA made by the House offered no real improvements," said Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Association. Additional criticism has come from the AARP and the American Hospital Association, among others.

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40 Years After 'Star Wars' Error, Newspaper Apologizes To Wookiee Community

In its 1977 review, The Dallas Morning News called Chewbacca a "Wookie." Now, on the film's 40th anniversary, the long national nightmare has ended. On that note: We too have something to confess.

When Ahmed Badr was 8 years old, his family fled Baghdad in the midst of the Iraq War. Writing helped him process his experience, so he started the website Narratio to give other young people the same opportunity. Ariel Edelman hide caption

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Arts & Life

Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

After Ahmed Badr and his family fled the Iraq War, he used writing to grapple with his experience as a refugee in the U.S. He founded the website Narratio so other youth could share their stories.

Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

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The Salt

Ramen Rock: These Japanese Punk Legends Sing About Food

For over 35 years, the all-female Shonen Knife has been serving up catchy punk titles like "Wasabi," "Hot Chocolate" and "Sushi Bar." But don't mistake them for bubblegum pop. These ladies are legit.

Ramen Rock: These Japanese Punk Legends Sing About Food

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