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After Lawmaker Gives Birth, Senate Poised To Allow Infants In For Votes

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, seen here in February on Capitol Hill, announced the birth of a daughter, making her the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

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Besides Cohen, Other Trump-Connected Attorneys Linked To Sean Hannity

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Fox News Channel television host, author, and conservative political commentator, Sean Hannity.

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What Adult Learners Really Need (Hint: It’s Not Just Job Skills)

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Door to knowledge

Door to knowledge

More than two out of three college students today are not coming straight out of high school. Half are financially independent from their parents, and one in four are parents themselves.

David Scobey says that, as an American studies and history professor at the University of Michigan for decades, he was “clueless” about the needs of these adult ...

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What’s It Like To Pose For David Hockney? We Asked The People In His Portraits

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As artist David Hockney recovered from a minor stroke, he decided to paint portraits of his friends. The result is “82 Portraits and 1 Still-life,” an exhibit now on view at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Will You Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On Every Online Purchase?

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A person in Miami searches the Internet for sales. A case relating to whether all Internet purchases will be subject to sales taxes is heard Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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How Birds-To-Be Get Oxygen Inside Eggs

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Your body needs oxygen to function — and that was true even before you were born. As you grew inside your mother’s womb, even before you had working lungs, your cells were crying out for oxygen. And your mother kindly answered that call. Oxygen and nutrients from her blood made their way down your umbilical cord, through your belly button, and fueled your body.

Now consider a chick — before it has hatched. It’s cut off from its mother by a ...

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Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients And Doctors

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Research shows many patients skip the blood pressure medicine they’ve been prescribed, but don’t confess that to their doctors. Aegis Sciences now has equipment and a test that allows doctors to directly check via a patient’s urine sample.

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Democrats Have The Wind At Their Backs, But Can They Capitalize?

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An early morning runner crosses in front of the U.S. Capitol as he passes the flags circling the Washington Monument in Washington. Control of Congress and power in Washington is at stake this fall.

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Infinity Stones Before The New Avengers Movie

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Ya Got The Stones For This?: Thanos (Josh Brolin) blithely ignores Coco Chanel’s advice on accessorizing — so you know he’s evil — in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.

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PHOTOS: 2 Syrian Chemical Weapons Sites Before And After Missile Strikes

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Early Saturday morning, the U.S., France and the U.K. launched more than 100 missiles targeting three chemical weapons sites in Syria. In a press briefing at the Pentagon Saturday, Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. confirmed the three distinct targets — a research facility, a weapons depot and a command center.

Images from the satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe now appear to show at least two of these three sites — the Barzeh Research and Development Center and the Him ...

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Starbucks, Police And Mayor Respond To Controversial Arrest Of 2 Black Men In Philly

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Starbucks issued an apology on Twitter after Starbucks employees called the police on two black men who were allegedly trespassing in a Philadelphia store.

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Auschwitz Remembrance Is Tinged With Tension Over Poland’s Holocaust Speech Law

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Young participants in Thursday’s March of the Living at the former Nazi extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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