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The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday night to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service.
The House passed, by a 243-183 vote, an amendment to block Trump's transgender ban from remaining in effect. The move still faces an uphill battle and a Trump veto threat against the underlying $1 trillion spending bill, which includes the military budget.
The Trump administration's policy bars people who have undergone gender transition from enlisting. It also requires military personnel to serve as their biological gender unless they began a gender transition under less restrictive Obama administration rules. The policy is being challenged in court.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he opposed reparations for descendants of American slaves, arguing it would be hard to figure out who to compensate, NBC News reported.
"I don't think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago when none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea," the Kentucky Republican told reporters. "We've tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We've elected an African American president."
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The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack.
"We have a lot of things going with Iran," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a campaign event in Florida. "We'll see what happens. Let me just say this: We are very prepared."
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Capitalizing on emerging technology is crucial for successful companies if they want to avoid losing the consumer and market share. But there also is a fine line between tech hype and reality — many of the buzziest ideas end up as busts and far fewer become major breakthroughs. Some of the greatest recent advances in tech are already paying off hugely for companies — and in many cases occurring without consumers being aware of their power.
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A Virginia man believed missing on California's Mount Whitney is an accomplished hiker and marathon runner who has been determined to summit the peak since a failed attempt last year, his family said Tuesday.
Search and rescue teams combed the state's tallest peak on Tuesday for a third day to look for Ling Dao, who was reported missing June 14 after he didn't show up to work.
President Donald Trump officially announced his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday at a rally in Orlando.
Police say what appeared to be a dead infant found outside a park in Queens -- a "child" that was declared dead by emergency personnel -- turned out to be a realistic-looking doll made to look like a decomposing baby.
Emergency responders had declared the "3-month-old child" dead after being called to Bayside's Crocheron Park when a runner stumbled upon the apparent body and called 911 around 7:40 a.m.
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You’ve probably seen it and perhaps struggled to understand the craze. CBD, or cannabidiol, a cannabis extract, has made its way up to food, drinks and dietary supplements almost everywhere. The hype has significantly grown in the U.S. in the last five years. However, its legality and benefits remain in a gray area and debated in the country, where 33 states have legalized medical marijuana and 10 have legalized recreational pot.
Last December, a federal farm bill removed hemp-derived products like CBD from the list of controlled substances but the Food and Drug Administration still hasn't cleared CBD for use in foods or for making health claims.
On May 31, the FDA held a hearing in which its Acting Commissioner, Norman Sharpless, said that “CBD and THC cannot lawfully be added to a food or marketed as a dietary supplement.” The agency has opened a public docket for people to comment on the cannabinoid until July 2. As of Sunday night the agency had received 1,900 comments.
WinCo Foods says it sold some frozen red raspberries that may be contaminated with norovirus. No one has reported getting sick, but the company is urging people to throw away or return the products to the...
Comedian Jon Stewart ripped Mitch McConnell during a late-night appearance Monday after the senate majority leader had said Stewart was "bent out of shape" in how he's advocated for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.
The former host of "The Daily Show" stopped by his old correspondent and long-time friend Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" to continue to push for Congress to extend the relief for 9/11 first responders. The appearance followed Stewart's impassioned testimony before a congressional subcommittee a week ago that went viral.
McConnell had said on Fox News earlier Monday morning, "we'll get to it when we get to it."
Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz has been upgraded to "good" condition as he continues to recover from his shooting last week in the Dominican Republic, according to his wife.
"This morning, David’s condition was upgraded to 'good' by his doctors and he continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital," Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement issued Tuesday by the Red Sox.
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The best-known player of the short-lived XFL, who gained fame with his nickname "He Hate Me," has been found safe after he went missing for nearly a week, South Carolina authorities said Tuesday.
Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies asked for the public's help to find Torrold "Rod" Smart, 42, who was last seen last Wednesday.
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Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms. But the effort, which Facebook is launching with partners including PayPal, Uber, Spotify, Visa and Mastercard, could also complicate matters for the beleaguered social network.
The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is "biologically male" and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released publicly for the first time on Tuesday and which provide new insight into a bitter legal battle. The documents released by sport's highest court shows that Semenya responded by telling the judges that being described as biologically male "hurts more than I can put in words."
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President Donald Trump is threatening to deport millions of people living in the United States illegally, heralding a plan that could help energize his supporters just ahead of formally announcing his reelection bid .
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement next week will "begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States," Trump said in a pair of tweets Monday night.
"They will be removed as fast as they come in," he wrote.