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Former Miss America Deidre Downs Gunn marries same-sex partner in Alabama wedding Former Miss America Deidre Downs Gunn marries same-sex partner in Alabama wedding
A former Miss America pageant winner has married her same-sex partner in a Southern-style ceremony in her native Alabama. Deidre Downs Gunn, who was crowned Miss America in 2005 and is now a doctor, walked down the aisle with her spouse, attorney Abbott Jones, at the Birmingham Museum of Art, People magazine reported. "Saying our vows in front of our family and friends and making that commit...
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Reports: Jeff Sessions told White House he might quit if Rod Rosenstein is fired Reports: Jeff Sessions told White House he might quit if Rod Rosenstein is fired
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the White House he might resign if President Trump fires the deputy attorney general overseeing the investigation into Russian election meddling, according to The Washington Postand The Wall Street Journal, each citing unnamed sources. Sessions told White House counsel Donald McGahn in a phone call last weekend that he would consider quitting if Trump fired ...
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22 minutes of terror on Southwest Flight 1380: How an ordinary trip turned tragic 22 minutes of terror on Southwest Flight 1380: How an ordinary trip turned tragic
Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 appeared destined for an unremarkable trip to Dallas as it lumbered down the runway Tuesday morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Less than a half-hour later, chaos and terror would sweep through the Boeing 737 with 149 people aboard. A blown engine, a shattered window and a horrific death would send shocked passengers to their phones, desperately trying to tex...
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California has eight of 10 most polluted U.S. cities California has eight of 10 most polluted U.S. cities
Forget the Golden State. California should be called the Smoggy State. Eight of the USA's 10 most polluted cities, in terms of ozone pollution, are in California, according to the American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air" report, released Wednesday. The Los Angeles/Long Beach area took the dubious distinction of being the nation's most ozone-polluted city as it has for nearly the...
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Cult leader? ‘Sinful Messiah’? 25 years after Waco, interest in David Koresh still strong Cult leader? ‘Sinful Messiah’? 25 years after Waco, interest in David Koresh still strong
WACO, Texas (RNS) — The curious keep coming. They turn onto a gravel road 10 miles east of Waco and pass through a black gate leading to a rural complex where David Koresh — leader of an apocalyptic religious sect known as the Branch Davidians — and 75 followers perished in a firestorm on April 19, 1993. That came after six Branch Davidians and four federal agents earlier died amid a flurry ...
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Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy as his successor for speaker Paul Ryan endorses Kevin McCarthy as his successor for speaker
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., endorsed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for speaker Friday, a move likely intended to clear the field and make way for his top deputy. "We all think that Kevin is the right person,” Ryan said in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press set to air Sunday. McCarthy ran for speaker in 2015 but dropped out at the last minute when it became clear...
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Tabloid paid Trump doorman Dino Sajudin $30K for salacious story it never wrote Tabloid paid Trump doorman Dino Sajudin $30K for salacious story it never wrote
A former Trump World Tower doorman with a salacious tale about the man who would be president sold its rights to the parent company of National Enquirer, which promptly killed the story, multiple media outlets reported Thursday. Dylan Howard, editor-in-chief of the Enquirer, denied the company was "catching and killing" stories to protect Trump, saying the story was not published because the cl...
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Zuckerberg: Federal regulation of Facebook 'inevitable' Zuckerberg: Federal regulation of Facebook 'inevitable'
WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that federal regulation of Facebook and other Internet companies is "inevitable" — an acknowledgement that comes as Congress is considering how to respond to a massive privacy breach at the social media giant. "The Internet is growing in importance around the world in people's lives; I think it's inevitable that there will be some regulat...
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Arizona Supreme Court strikes down in-state tuition for 'dreamers' Arizona Supreme Court strikes down in-state tuition for 'dreamers'
Arizona colleges can't give in-state tuition to young immigrants covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court issued a brief decision order saying justices unanimously agreed with the Arizona Court of Appeals' ruling that said existing federal and state laws don't allow the Maricopa Community Colleges to grant in-state tuiti...
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Anti-neo-Nazi resolution fails again in Tennessee legislature Anti-neo-Nazi resolution fails again in Tennessee legislature
NASHVILLE — For the second time in recent weeks, a resolution denouncing neo-Nazis and white nationalists has died in the Tennessee General Assembly. The first resolution, filed by Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, was killed in a House subcommittee in mid-March after Clemmons failed to receive a second motion to discuss the resolution. Clemmons had filed it days after the deadly Aug. 12 ...
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