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What's The Deal With The Deepening Dispute Between U.S. And Turkey?

With the tariffs, sanctions and insults, these longtime allies are looking like anything but. As the Turkish lira falls, you may wonder what's going on here — and why it matters. We have answers.

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In Politics, No One Can Call You Out Like Your Family

GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte's son has publicly criticized his father in recent days. The Goodlattes join a growing list of political families airing their differences in public.

Ben Carson, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary said the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule "impeded the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing." Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Ben Carson Moves Forward With Push To Change Fair Housing Rule

The HUD secretary is moving to overhaul an Obama-era rule intended to strengthen the 1968 Fair Housing Act and combat housing discrimination. It "impeded development ... of affordable housing," he says.

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An Iraq Veteran, Heroin Addict, Bank Robber And Debut Novelist

Nico Walker is currently in federal prison for bank robbery. That's given him plenty of time to write his semi-autobiographical novel Cherry, which has received glowing advance reviews.

An Iraq Veteran, Heroin Addict, Bank Robber And Debut Novelist

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The Relentless Pace Of Satisfying Fans Is Burning Out Some YouTube Stars

In the age of fast-paced social media, the pressure to perform has reached new heights. Like many entertainers who dream of reaching the top, YouTube stars are discovering it's not all fun and games.

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Baltimore Officer Resigns After Video Shows Him Repeatedly Punching Man

The Baltimore Police Department said it suspended the unnamed officer within hours of Saturday's incident, and that late Sunday the police commissioner accepted had accepted the officer's resignation.

Vaginal pain and dryness are common symptoms of menopause. Recent research suggests certain types of laser treatment might help with hormones don't. Tim Pannell/Fuse/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite FDA Caution, Doctors Say Lasers May Help With Vaginal Pain And Dryness

The FDA recently warned against using lasers for so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" treatments to reshape or tighten the vagina. But one kind of laser treatment might have gotten a bad rap.

Omarosa Manigault Newman, when she was still a White House staffer. She has since written a book about her time with the Trump administration, which prompted President Trump to call her a "lowlife" on Twitter. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Presidential Tweet, Trump Says Former Aide Was 'A Loser' And 'Vicious'

On the eve of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book release, President Trump tweeted scathing criticism of his former top-level aide.

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World Cafe Nashville: Liz Cooper And The Stampede

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Call it psychedelic, call it classic or call it the sound of new Nashville. Liz Cooper and The Stampede is leading the rock pack in Tennessee right now.

World Cafe Nashville: Liz Cooper & The Stampede

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Former Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok has been fired after months of criticism by President Trump and Republicans over his anti-Trump text messages. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Political Lightning Rod Who Criticized Trump

The embattled former special agent lost his place in the Russia investigation over text messages that criticized then-candidate Trump and has been under a political bull's-eye ever since.

Afghan volunteers carry an injured woman on a stretcher to a hospital in Ghazni province on Sunday. The Taliban assault on the city of Ghazni has resulted in intense gun battles and hundreds of casualties. Mohammad Anwar Danishyar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Surprise Taliban Attack Leads To Days Of Fighting, Hundreds Of Deaths

Afghanistan's military was launching a counteroffensive aimed at flushing militants out of the strategically vital city of Ghazni, which was attacked on Friday.

Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison , D-Minn., has been accused of domestic abuse by a former girlfriend, allegations that Ellison denies. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Congressman Accused Of Domestic Abuse By Former Girlfriend

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Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat who represents the Minneapolis area, denies the accusation. Ellison is running for state Attorney General, and the primary election is Tuesday.

People look at cars at a Tesla showroom in New York City. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, reportedly under scrutiny by federal regulators for earlier statements, says Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is looking to diversify away from oil with a bigger investment in the electric car company. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Elon Musk Says Saudi Investment Fund Could Help Him Take Tesla Private

The Tesla CEO, reportedly under scrutiny by federal regulators for earlier statements, says the Saudi fund is looking to diversify away from oil with a bigger investment in the electric car company.

Anti-government protesters rally at Victoriei Square in front of government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, on Sunday. Hundreds were injured during Friday's mass demonstration. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tens Of Thousands Of Romanians Protest Corruption, Demand New Government

Rallies in Bucharest and other cities were largely organized by expatriates who came home to demonstrate en masse. Police responded violently on Friday, but protests continued on Saturday and Sunday.

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