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Top House Republican Leader Calls On Rep. Steve King To Resign

The highest-ranking female House Republican called on Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King to resign from Congress over his recent comments to The New York Times on white supremacy and white nationalism.

"We do not support it or agree with it, and as I said I think he should find another line of work," House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., told reporters Tuesday morning.


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U.K. Parliament Rejects Theresa May's Brexit Deal In Pivotal Vote

Updated at 2:53 p.m. ET

With the U.K. fast approaching the March 29 deadline for when it will leave the European Union, the prospects for an orderly, on-time Brexit — or even any Brexit at all — have dimmed considerably. On Tuesday evening, British lawmakers rejected the deal Prime Minister Theresa May had reached with the EU, opening a Pandora's box of possible outcomes to be considered in the weeks to come.

And the result of the critical vote wasn't even particularly close.


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Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ordered the administration to stop its plans to include the controversial question on forms for the upcoming national head count "without curing the legal defects" the judge identified in his opinion released on Tuesday.


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Bidding Farewell To 'Hello, Dolly!': Actress Carol Channing Dies At 97

Carol Channing's trademark platinum blond hair framed a face that always seemed to be smiling, her wide-eyed innocent style belied a very savvy mind, and her voice was unmistakable. She died Tuesday morning, her publicist told Broadway World. She was 97 years old.

Born in Seattle in 1921, Channing's parents were Christian Scientists. She recalls that she got her first glimpse of backstage delivering copies of The Christian Science Monitor to theaters.


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Feast Fit For A Burger King: Trump Serves Fast Food To College Football Champs

It's a scene often observed in the White House. Men in bow ties light golden candelabras while the president of the United States stands behind a table containing small mountains of food on silver trays.

So far, so good.

But look closely, and you'll see the labels on the packages: "Quarter Pounder." "Filet-O-Fish." Chicken nugget dipping sauces sit in serving bowls off to the side. Behind the current president, Abraham Lincoln looks down, his hand on his chin, surveying the scene.

If only paintings could offer witty commentary.


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'Not The President's Lawyer': Senators Push Attorney General Pick Barr On Impartiality

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Updated at 12:49 p.m. ET

President Trump's choice to lead the Justice Department, William Barr, is on Capitol Hill today answering questions focused on whether Barr will work to impede the Russia investigation.


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Saudi Woman Who Fled Country Hopes She Inspires Others To Follow

The 18-year-old Saudi woman who secured asylum in Canada hopes other women will be inspired to follow in her footsteps.


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An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste

Try this: Write a list of every piece of plastic you touch in a day.

I did it. I stopped counting at 56 items.

Plastic is to our time what wood was for millennia. But unlike wood, most plastic doesn't go away. It ends up as trash in streets, rivers, lakes and oceans. It breaks down into microplastic — particles a tenth of an inch or smaller — and gets into our food and water. The health effects are largely unknown.


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Clinics Struggle To Resolve Fears Over Medicaid Sign-Ups And Green Cards

Last September, the Trump administration unveiled a controversial proposal — a policy that, if implemented, could jeopardize the legal status of many immigrants who sign up for some government-funded programs, including Medicaid.


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