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Federal Charge Brought In Assault On Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul

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A Kentucky man who allegedly tackled his neighbor, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, in a dispute over their adjacent yards has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury, a felony under federal law.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana announced the charge brought against Bowling Green, Ky., resident Rene A. Boucher.

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L.A. Coroner: Tom Petty’s Death Was Due To An Accidental Overdose

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Tom Petty performing at Wrigley Field, Chicago, in June 2017. The coroner said Friday that he died of an overdose of a combination of drugs in October.

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Senate Set To Vote On Government Funding Bill Before Midnight

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The Senate is set to hold a vote before midnight on Friday on the bill the House passed last night to avert a government shutdown. If it passes, the government will remain funded for the next four weeks.

Article source: https://www.npr.org/2018/01/19/579303269/senate-set-to-vote-on-government-funding-bill-before-midnight?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

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USA Gymnastics Severs Ties To Karoyli Ranch Where Olympians Say They Were Abused

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Larry Nassar wipes a tear as he listens to a young woman deliver a victim impact statement at his sentencing hearing on Wednesday. Nassar has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven girls but the judge is allowing more than 100 of his accusers to speak.

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Government Shutdown Still Possible As Short-Term Funding Passes House

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MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

Congress is one step closer to funding the government, or it could be one step closer to a shutdown. Earlier this evening in a mostly party-line vote, the U.S. House passed a bill funding the government through February 16. It would also fund the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP, for six more years. The ...

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister To Take A Baby Break

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford speaking reporters in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Pioneering HIV Researcher Mathilde Krim Remembered For Her Activism

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Dr. Mathilde Krim at the World AIDS Day Symposium presented by the Foundation For AIDS Research and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2002. Krim had a knack for helping people talk about HIV/AIDS rationally, colleagues say.

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Bannon And Trump White House Raising Questions About Executive Privilege, Lawyers Say

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Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Trump, arrives at a House Intelligence Committee closed-door meeting, on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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In The Category of ‘Fake News,’ The Award Winner Is…

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President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House this week.

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Man Ruptures His Throat By Stifling A Big Sneeze, Prompting Doctors’ Warning

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A man gets ready to let one loose. Not pictured: all the folks around him diving for cover.

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Ronny Jackson: The White House Doctor Who Gave Trump A Clean Bill Of Health

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Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, speaks about President Trump’s health at a White House news briefing on Tuesday.

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Naval Commanders In 2 Deadly Ship Collisions To Be Charged With Negligent Homicide

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The damaged section of the USS Fitzgerald is seen at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo.

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