Passing by Earth this weekend: Two space rocks, one 'potentially hazardous' asteroid

Asteroid 1999 KW4 has been called "oddly shaped," "potentially hazardous" and "massive." It will pass by Earth this weekend, NASA says.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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After A Mammoth Election In India, Prime Minister Modi Wins Another 5-Year Term

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been reelected to another five-year term. His Hindu nationalist party has won a majority of seats in parliament.
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Donald Trump, put on your billionaire britches and act like a president

Who's afraid of Nancy Pelosi? By walking out on House speaker and Sen. Schumer, the 'leader' of the free world looks weak and outmatched: Our view            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says breaking up social network wouldn't help

Saying "we have a responsibility to keep people safe on Facebook," Mark Zuckerberg gave a status update on how social network is keeping users safe.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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As Trump relents on Puerto Rico and border funding, senators reach deal for $19.1 billion in disaster aid

Senators reached a deal on a disaster aid package that was held up over immigration issues and President Trump's opposition to funds for Puerto Rico.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sens. Alexander, Murray Release Health Legislation Targeting High Bills, Drug Costs

The bipartisan legislation proposes plans to deal with surprise medical bills, prescription drug patents, price transparency and vaccine education.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party ahead in 302 of the 542 seats up for grabs, up from the 282 it won in 2014 and more than the 272 seats needed for a majority in the lower house of parliament.
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Mets’ Cespedes has ankle surgery, expected to miss season

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say slugger Yoenis Cespedes is expected to miss the entire season after having ankle surgery. The Mets said the 33-year-old Cespedes had the operation on Thursday. The team announced Monday that the oft-injured outfielder had broken his right ankle in an accident on his ranch. Cespedes hadn’t […]
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Teen arrested in attack on off-duty firefighter defending elderly couple on Upper East Side

The 17-year-old suspect told reporters that he was "defending his friend." He's charged with second-degree assault.
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Tennessee governor: Lawmaker should address allegations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says it’s “past time” for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct to address the allegations publicly. Lee issued the statement Thursday after declining for months to answer questions about what should be done in response to the claims lodged against Republican Rep. David Byrd. Current House Speaker […]
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Four more women accuse Tony Robbins of sexual misconduct in BuzzFeed News investigation

Self-help guru Tony Robbins faces new allegations of sexual misconduct in a report published by BuzzFeed News.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Real Housewives' star Luann de Lesseps ordered into custody after probation violation

"Real Housewives of New York" star Luann de Lesseps was ordered into custody by a judge Thursday after admitting to violating her probation.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Forget the 'Polar Vortex.' Here comes the 'Death Ridge' and record heat for the Southeast

A blistering, dangerous heat wave, which one expert calls a "death ridge," is poised to scorch the southeastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Yankees use bases-loaded walk to beat Orioles 6-5 for sweep

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mychal Givens walked Aaron Hicks with the bases loaded to force in the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep. Clint Frazier and Luke Voit homered for the Yankees, who went deep 13 times during the series. […]
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CNN: FBI Alarmed By Rise In White Supremacist Terror Cases In Recent Months

Domestic terrorism perpetrated by white supremacists is on the rise, the FBI told CNN on Thursday. An unnamed senior FBI counterterrorism official told CNN that while terror threats abroad have remained the same, the agency is now dealing with an increase in domestic terror cases in recent months. The FBI did not tell CNN exactly how many white supremacist-tied terror cases there are. CNN noted that First Amendment protections can complicate crackdowns on domestic terrorism, and there is no l...
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Netflix isn’t absent at Cannes. It’s everywhere.

CANNES, France (AP) — If you’re going to earnestly shout “Vive le cinema!” the Cannes Film Festival is the place to do it. That’s what Quentin Tarantino declared from atop Cannes’ red-carpet stairs on his way into the premiere of “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” his affectionate ode to the movie industry. The […]
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Nats manager Martinez fires hat, kicks dirt, ejected vs Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington manager Dave Martinez was ejected in the eighth inning of a game against the New York Mets and didn’t leave until making quite a scene. Plate umpire Bruce Dreckman rang up Washington’s Howie Kendrick for a strikeout as he tried to check his swing Thursday, then tossed the veteran player. […]
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Senate Reaches Deal On Disaster Aid Package As Trump Pivots To Support It

The deal does not include any funding for any border-related programs, which had been sought by the White House. But Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said President Trump would sign the legislation.(Image credit: Nati Harnik/AP)
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Contract extension in hand, Edelman can get down to business

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — On the day after his 33rd birthday, a newly enriched Julian Edelman was doing what he loves best: practicing with his fellow New England Patriots. “We got something done,” the veteran wide receiver said Thursday after the Patriots concluded an organized team activity on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium. “Business […]
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Mariners’ Daniel Vogelbach embraces mentorship role with top prospect Jarred Kelenic

In the midst of his breakthrough season in Seattle, Vogelbach has also connected with the Mariners' top hitting prospect in West Virginia. "He’s raking now, and hopefully he can fly through and help us out," Vogelbach says of Kelenic.
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Video Of Pelosi Manipulated To Make Her Sound Drunk Spreads Through Social Media

A video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), with the audio slowed to make her speech sound drunkenly slurred, is permeating the social media landscape, already infiltrating Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. The video is from Pelosi’s Wednesday speech at the Center for American Progress. The Washington Post reported on the spread of the video. The Facebook video in particular has already been shared more than 35,000 times. And based on some of the nearly 7,000 comments, viewers are buying it ho...
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Disabled Woman Who Gave Birth At Care Facility May Have Been Impregnated Before

New medical documents filed on Wednesday say the woman was sexually assaulted multiple times. An exam after the birth of the child in December indicated she may have been pregnant before. (Image credit: Matt York/AP)
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The Real Green New Deal Doesn’t Belong to AOC

Climate change has long been a disaster in the making, but until recently the American public tended to treat it as an afterthought. The Green New Deal brought climate change front and center, and made Americans think about big bold solutions instead of technical tweaks and half measures. The think tank Data for Progress has a plan that actually predates Ocasio-Cortez’s, but which goes into much greater detail about how to combat climate change both at home and abroad.
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State’s high court upholds $1,000 fines for rogue electors who didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016

The four electors, three of whom voted for Colin Powell, argued that a state infringes on their free speech rights and interferes with a federal electoral process. A Superior Court judge and the state Supreme Court have disagreed, and now they're considering taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Trump Claims Democrats Want Socialism, But Many Actually Want To Talk About Capitalism

President Trump wants to make the 2020 election about socialism, but Democrats are having a debate about capitalism and how to make sure it provides broadly shared prosperity and economic mobility.
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Welcome to the Ever-brown State

Breathe in the fresh air while you still can, as droughts become the new normal for Washington.
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A Decade Ago, Suicides Rocked A French Telecom Firm. Now Its Execs Stand Trial

Prosecutors accuse former executives and managers at France Télécom of "moral harassment" or complicity during a major restructuring.(Image credit: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)
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Houston police chief asks public to help to find girl’s body

HOUSTON (AP) — The police chief in Houston says evidence shows that a 4-year-old girl who has been missing since earlier this month was killed and he’s asking for the public’s help in finding her body. Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference Thursday that finding the body of Maleah Davis will allow […]
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Far from border, US cities feel effect of migrant releases

MIAMI (AP) — A surge of asylum-seeking families that has strained cities along the southern U.S. border for months is now being felt in cities far from Mexico. Immigrants are being housed in an airplane hangar and rodeo fairgrounds, while local authorities struggle to keep up with the influx. U.S. immigration officials have eyed spots […]
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6 Years After Japan Launched Its 'Womenomics' Policy Is It Working?

Women have long been an untapped economic resource in Japan. Six years ago Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to change that by introducing a policy of "womenomics."
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