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1Celebrities

Donald Trump gets warm welcome in Saudi Arabia during first foreign trip

Donald Trump has received a warm welcome in Saudi Arabia during the first stop of his maiden trip abroad as president. Mr Trump arrived in Riyadh after an overnight flight and was welcomed at an elaborate airport ceremony by Saudi King Salman.

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2Republican

Rosenstein says he knew Trump was going to fire Comey as he prepared memo

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves after a closed briefing for members of the House of Representatives to discuss the firing of former FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan arrives arrives for a closed briefing for members of the House of Representatives by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to discuss the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017.

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3Texas

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

In this Monday, May 15, 2017 photo, Congressman Al Green speaks to media during a press conference in which he called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump at the Houston Congressional District Office in Houston. The black Texas congressman said Saturday, May 20, that he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Trump.

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4US Politics

Biden: It's time for America to regain unity and purpose

Former Vice President Joe Biden is offering assurances that the country's current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that "churned up some of the ugliest realities" of American life will be temporary. Biden spoke Sunday to graduates at Maine's Colby College, urging them to resist the impulse to throw up their hands after an election that played to society's "baser instincts."

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5Evansville, IN

AT&T workers strike in Evansville and across the country

Roughly 500 AT&T workers on strike right now in Evansville. Over 40k workers on strike across the country.

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6New Orleans, LA

Dr. Martin Luther King in photos

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on this day in 1968 in Memphis. He was there to lend his support to a group of striking black sanitation workers when he was gunned down outside his motel room by James Earl Ray, an escaped convict who later confessed to the killing.

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7US House of Representatives

Notre Dame graduates walk out on Pence as he touts free speech

Dozens of students walked out of Notre Dame University's commencement exercise on Sunday to protest a speech by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who warned graduates of the prestigious Catholic school against suppressing free speech. The protesters, among the thousands of graduates and guests assembled in the university's football stadium, stood up when the conservative Republican began his speech and streamed out of the ceremony, to the jeers of some of those who remained.

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8Turkey

Jesus Arrested as Illegal Immigrant in New Political Play Christ Detained at Planet Connections

He is detained and questioned by Agent Hill. Completed a mere eleven hours before the inauguration of Donald Trump, the play offers an angry protest to new governmental policies that call for the building of walls, deportation of illegal immigrants, and the vilification of the "other".

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9Gay/Lesbian

Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. The "Freedom to Serve Children Act" received a late push in the Legislature ahead of the May 29 end of session.

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10New York, NY

'Sick' Anthony Weiner Weeps While Pleading Guilty to Sexting 15-Year-Old

Anthony Weiner cried in court Friday morning while pleading guilty to sending lewd messages to a 15-year-old girl last year. "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse," the disgraced ex-congressman said while choking back tears in Judge Loretta Preska's 12th-floor courtroom at 500 Pearl St. "I apologize to the teenage girl, whom I mistreated so badly.

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