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Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., has been accused of sexual harassment by a former aide. He says the two simply enjoyed a close friendship and it was never a sexual relationship. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Congressman Accused Of Harassment Defends Himself, Says He Saw Aide As A 'Soul Mate'

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., told WHYY that he never crossed a sexual line with a former aide who has accused him of harassment, but he did talk of the deep "affection" he felt for her.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo spoke Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute about the daily briefing he provides to President Trump most mornings at the White House. He pushed back against reports that Trump is not engaged. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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CIA Director Offers A Window Into Trump's Morning Routine

When the sun rises over Washington, President Trump is often watching Fox News and tweeting. He also gets a briefing most mornings by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who explained in a speech how it works.

Ursula K. Le Guin, seen at the 2014 National Book Awards, where she was presented with lifetime achievement honors. Robin Marchant/Getty Images hide caption

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Ursula K. Le Guin, Whose Novels Plucked Truth From High Fantasy, Dies At 88

The novelist, best known for works such as the Earthsea series and The Left Hand of Darkness, used her fantastic realms to grapple with difficult themes. She leaves a legacy as a literary trailblazer.

A student at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., allegedly opened fire Tuesday on his classmates, killing at least two people. Stephen Lance Dennee/AP hide caption

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Shooting At Kentucky High School Leaves 2 Dead, At Least 17 Injured

Twelve people suffered gunshot wounds during the attack Tuesday, according to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. Authorities have arrested a 15-year-old student. Bevin says the two people killed were also 15.

Mount Carmel burns to the ground at the end of a 51 day standoff between David Koresh, the Branch Davidians and the FBI in Waco. Paramount Network hide caption

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25 Years After The Tanks, Tear Gas And Flames, 'Waco' Returns To TV

The story of the standoff between federal agents and a fringe religious group called the Branch Davidians — suspected of stockpiling weapons — is now being retold in a six-part miniseries.

25 Years After The Tanks, Tear Gas And Flames, 'Waco' Returns To TV

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Alex Belfiori, 28, is a contract worker at Dick's Sporting Goods near Pittsburgh. An NPR/Marist poll shows 65 percent of contract workers are men and 62 percent of such workers are under 45. Lynn Johnson for NPR hide caption

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The Mystery Of Contract Work: Why So Many Guys?

An NPR/Marist poll shows 65 percent of contract workers are men and 62 percent are under 45. Contract workers gain flexibility, but when business goes down, they're often the first to be fired.

The Mystery Of Contract Work: Why So Many Guys?

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Marbell Castillo held her granddaughter, Maia Powell, as she was being examined by nurse practitioner Molly Lalonde at Burke Pediatrics in Burke, Va., in October 2017. Maia is insured through Virginia's Children's Health Insurance Program. Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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After Months In Limbo For Children's Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal

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The Children's Health Insurance Program drew bipartisan support for two decades. After brinkmanship over the federal budget, an agreement to end the shutdown has assured CHIP funding for six years.

After Months In Limbo For Children's Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige delivers his annual State of the State address in Honolulu on Monday. During the address, Ige didn't mention a missile alert mistakenly sent to residents and visitors statewide — but afterward, he acknowledged to reporters the difficulties he'd had with Twitter. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher/AP hide caption

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Why The Delay Correcting False Alert? Hawaii Governor Forgot Twitter Password

The missile warning hit phones at 8:07 a.m. in Hawaii. David Ige didn't tweet a correction until 8:24. One reason for the wait: "I don't know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords," he said.