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'SNL' writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump

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A "Saturday Night Live" writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump's 10-year-old youngest son, Barron.Read more

Dictionary publisher takes on Kellyanne Conway over 'alternative facts'

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Merriam-Webster posted the definition of "facts" after the counselor to President Donald Trump used the phrase "alternative facts" in an interview on Meet the Press.Read more

Peyton to politics? Manning to speak at GOP retreat in Philly

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We are used to seeing Peyton Manning in a jersey and pads out on the football field. But we could see a lot more of Peyton Manning in a suit.Read more

State representative deletes controversial Facebook posts, issues apology

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A state lawmaker is now apologizing for posts he made on social media.Read more

Teachers would face more background checks under proposal

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All Indiana teachers would have to undergo a criminal background check every five years under a bill endorsed by an Indiana legislative committee.Read more

Trump signs orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

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President Donald Trump moved to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines Tuesday, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental concerns. Both orders are subject to renegotiations of the agreements.Read more

Trump expected to announce Supreme Court nominee next week

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President Donald Trump says he will announce his pick to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat sometime next week.Read more

Minnesota Gov. Dayton, 69, collapses during speech

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Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering his State of the State speech on Monday, striking his head on a lectern. The 69-year-old Democrat appeared to be conscious as he was helped into a back room several minutes later, and a top staffer said he walked out of the Capitol under his own power.Read more

Bush ready to leave intensive care; wife Barbara goes home

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Former President George H.W. Bush is still suffering from pneumonia, but is well enough to leave the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, doctors said Monday. His wife, Barbara, has been discharged from the same facility after completing treatment for bronchitis.Read more

Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

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The lawsuit claims that Trump is violating a clause in the Constitution that prohibits him from receiving money from diplomats for stays at his hotels or foreign governments for leases of office space in his buildings.Read more

Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

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President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.Read more

State lawmakers under fire for offensive Facebook posts

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Two Republican state lawmakers are receiving nationwide criticism for posts they made to Facebook over the weekend.Read more