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  1. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against TrumpThe suit argued that he has violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause.
  2. Trump Administration Might Start Separating Undocumented Parents and ChildrenThe proposed policy change is intended to discourage families from trying to enter the U.S. via the Mexican border.
  3. Bill de Blasio Is Back in IowaBut not because he’s thinking about running for president.
  4. Senate Passes Republican Tax BillBut because of a procedural screwup, the House will have to vote on the bill a second time.
  5. Kentucky Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Being Accused of Sexual AssaultRepublican state representative Dan Johnson allegedly assaulted at 17-year-old girl in 2013.
  6. Roy Moore Still Hasn’t ConcededHe’s still waiting on God.
  7. Kentucky Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Being Accused of Sexual AssaultRepublican state representative Dan Johnson allegedly assaulted a 17-year-old girl in 2013.
  8. weird things we love
    The Spray That Stretched My Too Small Stilettos Half a SizeI even walked a mile and danced an hour in them.
  9. Threats Prevent Congresswoman Attacked by Trump From WorkingRepresentative Frederica Wilson received “racist” and “menacing” calls after her public fight with President Trump and his chief of staff.
  10. Officials Investigating $300 Million Contract to Restore Power in Puerto RicoThe company that got the job has ties to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
  11. Trump’s Statements Interfere With Bowe Bergdahl’s SentencingThe president commented on the case again last week.
  12. O’Reilly Apologizes for Dragging Colleague’s Dead Son Into Harassment ScandalA gross situation.
  13. MTA Announces Plan to Phase Out MetroCardStarting in late 2019, riders will be able to use phones and credit cards to pay for fares.
  14. EPA Prevents Scientists From Speaking About Climate Change at ConferenceEPA head Scott Pruitt is a climate change skeptic.
  15. Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake Hits MexicoThe epicenter was located around 102 miles off the coast of Tapachula in Chiapas.
  16. Hurricanes Scuttle Huge ICE RaidsThe agency had plans to conduct its largest-ever operation later this month, but Harvey and Irma got in the way.
  17. 15 States Sue Trump Over Decision to End DACAAttorneys are arguing that the president was motivated by racism.
  18. Journalist No Longer Facing Jail Time for Asking HHS Secretary a QuestionA West Virginia prosecutor’s office has dropped its charges against Dan Heyman, who was arrested in May for “aggressively” questioning Tom Price.
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    These Candy-like Lozenges Cured My Hangovers and Motion SicknessThey’re a cousin of Preggie Pops, which are meant for women experiencing morning sickness.
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    This New Mexico Incense Smells Like a CampfireIt’s made from seven different varieties of southwestern trees.
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    The Foldable Water Bottle I Can Stow in My Back PocketIt can keep me hydrated no matter where I am.
  22. Trump Transition Team Told to Hold On to Any Russia-Related StuffBecause investigators are probably going to want to see it.
  23. Deputy Attorney General Weirdly Warns Americans About ‘Anonymous Allegations’It’s not clear what prompted Rod Rosenstein’s statement.
  24. Trump Puts Event Planner in Charge of New York and New Jersey’s Housing ProgramsLynne Patton doesn’t have any experience in housing policy, but she does have a lot of experience working for the Trump family.
  25. Erdogan Guards Will Face Charges for Beating D.C. ProtestersBut Turkey probably isn’t going to extradite them.
  26. Dennis Rodman Brought Kim Jong-un The Art of the DealAnd a mermaid puzzle.
  27. UN Says U.S. Air Strikes in Syria Have Resulted in ‘Staggering’ Civilian DeathsAt least 300 people have been killed in and around Raqqa since March.
  28. ‘Unprecedented’ Fire Destroys London Apartment BuildingAround 600 people were in the high-rise.
  29. Trump Now Thinks the American Health Care Act Is ‘Mean’Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
  30. Trump’s Staff Has Reportedly Talked Him Out of Firing MuellerBut they can probably only control him for so long.
  31. Senate Reaches Bipartisan Agreement on Trump-Proof Russia SanctionsThe legislation would further sanction Russia and allow Congress to review potential White House efforts to ease the penalties.
  32. the first family
    Melania and Barron Have Finally Moved to the White HouseThey were photographed trudging toward their new home on Sunday evening.
  33. Melania and Barron Have Finally Moved to the White HouseThey were photographed trudging toward their new home on Sunday evening.
  34. D.C. and Maryland to Sue Trump for Accepting Payments From Foreign GovernmentsTheir attorneys general will argue that the president has violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause.
  35. Haley Claims That Trump ‘Believes the Climate Is Changing’After days of White House officials avoiding the question of whether the president thinks that climate change is real.
  36. Trump Insults London Mayor in Wake of Terrorist AttackHe also took the opportunity to complain about political correctness and gun control.
  37. Pundit Says Hannity Inviting Her Back to His Hotel Wasn’t Sexual HarassmentDebbie Schlussel says the incident was “weird and creepy” but that she wouldn’t call it “sexual harassment.”
  38. Brooklyn D.A. to Try to Prevent Immigrants From Being Deported for Minor CrimesJeff Sessions won’t like this one.
  39. Conservative Pundit Accuses Sean Hannity of Sexual Harassment“This kind of stuff is all over the place at Fox News,” said Debbie Schlussel, in case that wasn’t already clear.
  40. New York to Make College Tuition Free for Certain StudentsAt all state and city schools.
  41. Assad Allies Russia and Iran Say U.S. Crossed ‘Red Line’ in SyriaAs Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares for a meeting with his counterpart in Moscow.
  42. The White House Staff Won’t Attend the Correspondents’ Dinner, EitherThey’re “standing in solidarity” with Trump.
  43. Devin Nunes Seems to Have Paralyzed the House Intelligence Committee“Effectively, what has happened is the committee’s oversight, the oversight of our national intelligence apparatus, has come to a halt.”
  44. Rudy Giuliani Helping to Defend Gold Dealer Accused of Violating Iran SanctionsAnother Trump ally is also on the case.
  45. Trump Would Prefer That the House Intelligence Committee Investigate ClintonHe tweeted amid increasing scrutiny of Republican Devin Nunes’s handling of the Russia probe.
  46. NYPD Officer Who Killed Ramarley Graham Quits Before He Can Be FiredRichard Haste was found guilty of departmental charges five years after shooting the unarmed 18-year-old.
  47. Fox News Tweets That Trump Was Working When He Was Actually at His Golf CourseA weird news alert.
  48. Jared Kushner Gets New Job ‘Overhauling’ the Federal GovernmentWith some help from the business community.
  49. Trump Demands Friday Vote on Health CareIt’s not clear what House Republicans will do.
  50. Kellyanne Conway Suggests That Obama Could Have Used Microwaves to Spy on TrumpShe didn’t provide any evidence for the claim.
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