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GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts and even federal default
Republican leaders have spent months cajoling President Trump in favor of a bipartisan plan that would fund the government and raise the limit on federal borrowing this fall, but their efforts have yet to produce a deal.
Their neighbor was arrested on terrorism charges. This is how the ‘typical American community’ reacted.
After a resident of a rapidly diversifying Atlanta suburb was charged with plotting to blow up the White House, neighbors began to worry for his mother.
 
Trump’s criticism of Iran pushes U.S. to point of potential conflict
The president, who insists he wants to avoid a Middle East war, faces a difficult choice: step back to reduce tensions or act unilaterally and risk conflict.
 
The Taliban claimed an attack on U.S. forces. Pompeo blamed Iran.
Accusations from Washington and Tehran heightened concerns about military conflict.
 
Campaign 2020 | Analysis
Want to get noticed as a female candidate on the Democratic debate stage? Interrupt a man.
And other advice from a debate coach for the record-setting six women who qualified for the Democratic primary debates.
 
Here’s what the lopsided debate lineups portend
The Democratic National Committee divided the field into two groups Friday for the debates in Miami on June 26 and 27.
 
After 4-year-old took doll from store, Phoenix police pulled gun on parents, video shows
An Arizona couple is suing the city and its police department for $10 million after a video captured officers drawing their weapons and threatening to shoot.
 
 
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Opinions
How Donald Trump silenced the people who could expose his business failures
Egypt’s phony war on terror is really about silencing dissent
Five myths about fast food
Obama’s defense secretary explains his big decisions and major frustrations
All the things I will definitely accomplish this summer
The U.S. needs backup when it comes to China
 
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Campaign 2020
Workers’ protest, candidate forum put spotlight on race and economic inequality
In South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Cory Booker outlined competing visions for how to shrink the wealth gap.
 
No credit cards, no selfies: How Hong Kong’s protesters are evading the surveillance state
The last time Hong Kong saw pro-democracy protests, the leaders landed in jail. Today’s movement is intentionally leaderless, with participants attempting to leave no trace for authorities to follow.
 
Perspective
First LeBron James, now Anthony Davis: The time to pity the Lakers has passed
After a deeply sad and entirely forgettable 2018-19 season, Los Angeles immediately revived its title hopes with the league-altering deal for Davis that should land like a cold splash of water to the face.
 
Perspective
A case of Photoshopped female CEOs
The host of a tech summit felt the need to cut-and-paste two women into a group photo — but there’s a relatively smiple way to avoid such awkwardness in the future.
 
How YouTube erased history in its battle against white supremacy
As the gatekeeper of 5 billion hours of video watched daily, YouTube acts as part social media service, part real-time broadcaster and part archive, so censorship on the site is more likely to raise difficult questions.
 
Lineal heavyweight champ Fury stays unbeaten with TKO of Tom Schwarz
Heavyweight star Tyson Fury knocked down Schwarz and continued to batter him in the second round, forcing a referee stoppage just as Schwarz’s corner threw in the towel.
 
Voraciously
These 6 standout Father’s Day recipes celebrate every type of dad
Martinis? Fudge-filled peanut butter cookies? Poblano rings? Make your dad something that shows you know (and love) him.
 
Retropod | Podcast
Eartha Kitt confronted the first lady and it nearly ruined her career
At a White House luncheon, actress Eartha Kitt would not let the president or the first lady avoid the issue of the Vietnam War. She paid a heavy price for her boldness.
 
Home & Garden
When old pianos must go, it’s a difficult parting — on many levels
Once must-haves in every fashionable home, the instruments have dropped off in popularity, making them tough to sell or even give away.
 
Wellness
Inulin is being added to a lot of food products. And that could be bothering your stomach.
With consumers trying to add fiber to their diets, manufacturers are turning to chicory root.
 
Travel
Is it safe to travel to the Dominican Republic?
Experts say travelers should consider the larger picture before canceling plans.
 

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