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FILE - In this April 21, 2017 file photo, Chelsea Clinton attends Variety's Power of Women: New York Presented by Lifetime in New York. Clinton is collaborating with illustrator Gianna Marino on “Don’t Let Them Disappear,” Penguin Young Readers announced Monday. Scheduled for April 2, the book will celebrate whales, tigers and other animals and provide advice on how to help preserve them. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
December 17, 2018 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton's career as a children's author continues with a picture book about endangered animals. Penguin Young Readers announced Monday that the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton is collaborating with illustrator Gianna Marino on "Don't Let Them Disappear." Scheduled for...
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FILE - This Jan. 7, 2015 file photo shows public school buses parked in Springfield, Ill. Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released _ but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a Florida study released on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 suggests. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
December 17, 2018 - 1:11 pm
Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured abuse might go up regardless of the specific day kids got their grades. But their study of...
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Vaping
Dai Sugano, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 17, 2018 - 12:22 pm
Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use.
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Pelosi Trump Oval Office
Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press
December 17, 2018 - 6:32 am
Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.
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Dictionary word of the year
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
December 17, 2018 - 6:22 am
Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months.
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Gillibrand bail reform
1010 WINS
December 16, 2018 - 5:13 pm
With Congress set to take action on criminal justice reform Monday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says there’s much more work to be done when it comes to bail reform.
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7-year-old girl dies US border
Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP
December 16, 2018 - 12:56 pm
The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from U.S. officials who said she had not been given food or water for days.
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Rudy Giuliani
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File
December 16, 2018 - 11:53 am
President Donald Trump's attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Sipa USA
December 16, 2018 - 10:43 am
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg turned up in her hometown of New York on Saturday, talking about a nasty fall she had in November that fractured three of her ribs.
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Obamacare Affordable Care Act
Shelby Knowles/ The Texas Tribune
December 15, 2018 - 10:23 am
A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.
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