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GOP adds opioid money to health bill, fate remains in doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their struggling health care bill, but the measure’s fate remained uncertain Thursday as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is hoping the added money will help ...

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Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network’s credibility Tuesday. The story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian ...

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Tennessee Capitol evacuated after tunnel fire, no injuries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee state Capitol has been evacuated over concerns about smoke from a fire that broke out in a tunnel being built beneath the building. WKRN-TV reports that the fire was extinguished by Monday afternoon. It’s unclear what caused the fire. No injuries were reported. Lawmakers ...

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Astronaut Rhea Seddon to give free talk at APSU on Aug. 20 as part of PeayClipse celebration

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – On April 12, 1985, Dr. Rhea Seddon sat on 4.5 million pounds of explosives. It was a moment she’d been preparing for most of her life, but that didn’t stop her from feeling a little anxious. “It’s pretty scary those first few minutes,” she said during a ...

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Supreme Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, fall arguments set

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. The court said Monday the ban on visitors from ...

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Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes this one so special — at ...

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