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A crash during a powerboat race killed one man Sunday and injured at least two...
A 35-year-old man was fatally stabbed late Sunday during an argument in the...

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social...
The FBI and University of Maryland police are investigating a graduating Army officer’s slaying early Saturday as a possible hate crime....
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans pushed the state closer to a law that allows publicly-funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police have charged a white University of Maryland student with the on-campus stabbing death of a newly commissioned black U.S. Army lieutenant, and the FBI is investigating the case as a possible...
Princeton admissions officers once at the center of an investigation viewed race as a factor when reading through students' applications....
Bill Doyle, a 9/11 crusader who became an advocate for victims’ families after his own son was killed in the terrorist attack, has died....
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers have revived a more narrowly focused version of a transgender "bathroom bill" like the one in North Carolina that sparked a national backlash, but the Texas law would apply only to...
(Reuters) - Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia has received online threats directed at him and his family following a controversial injury to San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard, according to a local media report....
Matt Verdun put St. Rita on his shoulders Sunday and carried it to the Do It Stevie's Way Tournament championship. The senior right-hander fired a three-hitter and drove in the game's only run as St. Rita edged St....
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense is assessing its ability to recruit transgender people as soon as 1 July, according to a memo signed by a top Pentagon official and seen by Reuters....

U.S.

2017 Billboard Music Awards – Photo Room - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. , 21/05/2017 - Drake with his many awards. REUTERS/Steve Marcus ... Blake Shelton took home the award for top country artist, and top country song...
Texas lawmakers have revived a version of a transgender "bathroom bill" like one in North Carolina that sparked a national backlash, but the Texas law would apply only to public schools and not all bathrooms....
Authorities say a young humpback whale that ventured into a Southern California's Ventura Harbor has found its way back to the open ocean....
Describing a war of “good against evil,” U.S. President Donald Trump called on Muslim leaders to stamp out extremism during a widely anticipated address in Saudi Arabia. Trump also laid out his plans for U.S. policy...

Crimes And Trials

Meanwhile, the realities of Jarad and Juan's crimes and pending trials set in. One of the victims of Jarad's shooting is only 17 and permanently confined to a wheelchair. And, even if he is released, Juan faces...
South Africa risks becoming a "mafia state", Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa warned Sunday, calling for a corruption probe at the top as he stepped up criticism of President Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa is one of the main...
ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned as leader of Turkey's ruling party Sunday, pushing back criticism that his tenure has curtailed freedoms and polarized the country as he vowed to serve the...
By Ginger Gibson and Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump raised the firing of the FBI director in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of...

Defense

Boeing is has proposed a modified version of its 737 commercial jet liner for the of the U.S. Air Force's Joint Surveillance Target Radar aircraft....
Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands is to develop the world's first class-approved 3D printed ship propeller, the company announced on Wednesday....
Vigo Marine LLC has received a $12.3 million contract for a 77-day overhaul and drydock of the USNS Cesar Chavez, the Department of Defense announced....
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has received a $37.6 million contract for the refurbishment and overhaul of 381 UH-60 tail rotor blades, the Department of Defense announced this week....

Education

AUSTIN -- The Texas Senate has scrapped much of a proposal to revise how the state funds education in place of a plan to create a school voucher program for children with disabilities. The bill passed the Senate 21-10...
The Department of Education announced Friday that it would offer a contract to a single servicer to administer federal student loans. Currently, ED contracts with four different servicers to manage its $1.2 trillion...
Last month, the EU launched legal action against Budapest over the education legislation. On Wednesday, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on the European Commission to trigger a legal procedure known...
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Before she was picked by President Trump to head up the U.S. Department of Education , Betsy DeVos was the chairwoman of the American Federal for Children, a pro-school choice lobbying group. When...

Opinion

A reader reveals how she finagled a seat, and another how she declined an offer of one....
A reader writes that “we have the technology to define fair congressional districts.”...
Producing meat on an industrial scale has had damaging health and environmental consequences....
Vice President Mike Pence gave the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame on Saturday. Watch his full remarks here . Thank you all. Father Jenkins, Board of Trustees, distinguished members of the faculty,...

Politics

President Donald Trump tempered his rhetoric on the Muslim world in a speech given in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, earning praise from some corners and condemnation from others....
President Donald Trump offered a message of unity in Saudi Arabia as he called on the Muslim world to confront extremism....
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — I'm at a gold souk, walking past window displays dripping with jewelry. It's just after 7 p.m at this local market....

Public Affairs

In November 1998, attorneys general from across the country sealed a historic deal with the tobacco industry to pay for the health care costs of smoking. Going forward, nearly every cigarette sold would provide money to...
American Crossroads also releases poll showing Pryor trailing Republican Tom Cotton by 5 points. ...
Pitting all parties' candidates against one another in Tuesday's oddly structured primary won't be a good predictor of November's outcome, history shows.  ...
Joni Ernst is the front-runner in the GOP Senate primary thanks to an important—and controversial—contribution from the former presidential nominee and his circle.  ...

Religion

AUSTIN — Adoption and foster care agencies that cite religion to turn away prospective parents will get extra legal cover under legislation the Senate approved late Sunday. The bill passed 21-10 with Brownsville...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Saudi Arabia today that President Trump's trip underscores that the commander in chief "is clearly indicating that this fight of good against evil has nothing to do with...
Up to that point, the University of Miami student had been a devout Sunni Muslim involved with interfaith efforts in her Florida hometown. Her Pakistan-born parents had even helped build and fund mosques and Islamic...
By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian hardliners indignant at President Hassan Rouhani's re-election vowed on Sunday to press their conservative agenda, with some saying his caustic campaign trail attacks...

States

Robert and Nena Thurman, a prominent Buddhist couple, celebrate an important anniversary in the idiosyncratic house where they raised four children....
Alyssa Elsman, the 18-year-old killed on Thursday in a chaotic accident in Times Square, excelled in the culinary arts program at her high school in Portage, Mich....
Neon camouflage bodysuits, tutus and patent leather boots. Heated debates about dresses and ice cream flavors. It’s all in a day’s work at the New York Public Library....
A new building is designed with a full-service lounge open to anyone, instead of a staid front lobby....