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Viva Las Vegas: Elvis, Adelson To Be Honored With Presidential Medal Of Freedom

President Trump is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to seven people Friday, including Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth and GOP megadonor Miriam Adelson.

Kay Lee and John Nordeen, pictured in 1967 during the Vietnam War, met when they served in the same Army platoon. They lost touch after the war, but reconnected in 2015. Courtesy of John Nordeen hide caption

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'I Found The Treasure When I Found You': 2 Veterans Rekindle Bond Forged By War

John Nordeen and Kay Lee lost touch after serving in the Vietnam War. They recall how, decades later, they reconnected. "John, we were so lucky," Lee said. "We survived Vietnam and we're still here."

'I Found The Treasure When I Found You': 2 Veterans Rekindle Bond Forged By War

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Anderson .Paak's Oxnard, one of the year's most anticipated albums, is on our short list for the best new releases out on Nov. 16. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL hide caption

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New Music Friday: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

This week's list of essential new albums includes one of the year's most anticipated releases – Anderson .Paak's Oxnard, plus Mariah Carey's Caution, a lost Glen Campbell record, and more.

New Music Friday For Nov. 16: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

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From 'Jinn' To 'Just Another Girl On The I.R.T.': Black Girlhood On Film

Too few movies have made black girls their main characters. The release of Nijla Mu'min's Jinn caused critic Monica Castillo to reflect on some of the traits these films share, and how they differ.

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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald': Beasts? Check. Crimes? Check. Fantastic? Not Quite.

The second installment of J.K. Rowling's follow-up Potter franchise is as overstuffed as the first, but it's less muddled. It dutifully advances the story, but fails to deliver thrilling set-pieces.

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Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers Democrats A House Seat

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Democrats have now gained 35 seats and could have as many as 39 seats as counting continues in close races around the country. There will be no Republicans from New England in the U.S. House next year.

Prosecutors charged Johnny Bobbitt (left), Katelyn McClure (center) and Mark D'Amico (right), with second degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception on Thursday for fabricating feel-good story to launch a fundraising campaign that drew more than $400,000 in donations. Burlington County Prosecutors Office /AP hide caption

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N.J. Couple's GoFundMe Campaign To Help Homeless Man 'Was Predicated On a Lie'

Katelyn McClure, Mark D'Amico and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. were charged with second-degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception on Thursday. They could get 10 years in prison.

People listen to speakers raising awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women at a rally at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle prior to the Women's March on January 20. A new report examines missing and murdered Indigenous women in cities, not on reservations, and found local law enforcement agencies often do not adequately track such crimes. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers: Police In Many U.S. Cities Fail To Track Murdered, Missing Indigenous Women

Seattle-based researchers examined the disappearances and murders of Native American women in 71 U.S. cities. They found information on 506 documented cases — and huge, troubling gaps in the data.

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How A Lawyer In The CNN Case Saved Me From Being Shut Down On My Beat

NPR's Nina Totenberg was frozen out at the Justice Department in the early 1980s. Ted Olson, among those defending Jim Acosta over his revoked press pass, got Totenberg back in the loop.

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U.K. Wracked By Political Turmoil As Top Ministers Reject Draft Brexit Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May is taking flak from across the ideological spectrum amid a series of resignations. Some are demanding a no-confidence vote; others are demanding an entirely new referendum.

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Local Police Can't Detain Immigrants For ICE, Appeals Court Finds

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An appellate court in Brooklyn ruled that local police officers in New York state can't detain immigrants solely to turn them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a judicial warrant.

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The Benefits Of Taking Out Loans For College

Counselors and parents are hesitant for students to take out loans for college. But a new study shows that borrowing money can actually be helpful to students in community college.

The Benefits Of Taking Out Loans For College

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