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Former CIA director John Brennan arrives at a May 2018 Senate hearing. President Trump revoked Brennan's security clearance Wednesday, claiming Brennan was acting "erratic." Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Cummings Demands Explanation For Stripping Ex-CIA Chief's Security Clearance

The lawmaker's letter was one of several reactions to the decision. Also Thursday, a former special operations forces commander defended John Brennan and asked Trump to revoke his clearance too.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., flanked by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., hold a press conference on Aug. 16, 2018 saying they will sue the National Archives if they didn't get documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh they requested. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Democrats Threaten Lawsuit Over Kavanaugh Documents

Senate Democrats filed Freedom of Information Act requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in public service. If they don't get answers they vow to sue.

Former priest James Faluszczak, who says he was molested by a priest as a teenager, reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., on Tuesday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Former Catholic Priest Says Pennsylvania Bishop Ignored His Reports Of Abuse

Former priest James Faluszczak was one of many witnesses to testify before the grand jury about being abused by an Erie priest. He says when he told the bishop about it, he was "totally ignored."

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U.S. Sues Operators Of Pirate Radio Station That Aired Alex Jones' Show

The operators told the FCC they didn't recognize its right to regulate them. They were hit with a $15,000 penalty "for willful and repeated violation" of laws. Now the FCC has brought in the DOJ.

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Babies Born Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

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A pediatrician is working to make sure every hospital in Kansas can give babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome the soft start they need, ideally right next to their mothers.

Babies Born Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

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A Grand Noodle Riddle, Cracked: Here's How To Snap Spaghetti Into Just 2 Pieces

Humankind has long been taunted by the puzzle. Well, we've got some breaking news, folks — or at any rate some big news about breaking: The answer involves one very big twist.

A Grand Noodle Riddle, Cracked: Here's How To Snap Spaghetti Into Just 2 Pieces

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Canopy Growth Corp., the parent company of Corona beer and other alcoholic drinks, is expanding its partnership with a Canadian pot producer, betting on the continued growth in the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Cannabis Producer Gets $4 Billion Investment From Beer Company

The giant influx of cash from Constellation Brands is the largest strategic investment in the cannabis market to date. It nearly quadruples the alcohol company's stake in Canopy Growth to 38 percent.

She's With The Headband: Annie (Rose Byrne) and reclusive singer-songwriter Tucker (Ethan Hawke) share a moment in Juliet, Naked. Alex Bailey/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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An Aging Rocker, A Fawning Fanboy — And Thou: 'Juliet, Naked'

In this beguiling, decidedly un-frothy adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel, Annie (Rose Byrne) exchanges emails with a singer-songwriter (Ethan Hawke) her inattentive boyfriend (Chris O'Dowd) reveres.

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Walmart And Others Offer Workers Payday Loan Alternative

When lower-income working Americans have an unexpected expense, many turn to high-cost loans and get in financial trouble. More employers are giving them a much cheaper way to get emergency cash.

Walmart And Others Offer Workers Payday Loan Alternative

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Pope Francis Expresses 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Pennsylvania Abuse Allegations

After days of silence and a barrage of criticism for failing to address the most recent priest sex abuse scandal, the Vatican speaks: "The Holy See condemns unequivocally the sexual abuse of minors."

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