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What you need to know about rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- All 100 U.S. senators will gather Wednesday for a White House briefing on the volatility in North Korea.The meeting -- announced last week and requested by Senate leadership – comes amid the U.S. Navy’s bilateral military exercises with South Korea and Japan, and North Korea’s live-fire drills to celebrate the anniversary of its military's founding.Here’s what you need to know about the situation:U.S. Navy exercisesThe destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyers is conducting bilateral maritime exercises with a South Korean destroyer in waters west ...

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Chobani yogurt company sues conspiracy theorist and InfoWars host Alex Jones for alleged defamation

Chobani(NEW YORK) -- The Chobani yogurt company is suing far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for alleged defamation, after the shock jock published what the company says are false and defamatory stories.At issue in the suit filed Monday is a video published on Jones’ InfoWars website and social media accounts earlier this month in which two InfoWars staffers discuss the publicity that Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya received for hiring refugees at his plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, and the separate case of three refugee youth who ...

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GOP makes government funding offer excluding money for wall

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional Republicans have offered Democrats a government funding deal that does not include new funds for the construction of a border wall, according to congressional aides familiar with the offer.The move from GOP leaders comes as Capitol Hill scrambles to pass a government funding measure by midnight Friday to avert a shutdown on President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.The latest proposal doesn’t include funding for construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall, but would allocate money to other border security initiatives, such as ...

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Federal judge rules Trump cannot punish sanctuary cities by withholding funds

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A federal judge in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that President Donald Trump cannot punish so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal funds.The ruling temporarily halts part of an executive order that involved stopping the flow of money to communities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.San Francisco and Santa Clara County filed the lawsuit in question, saying billions of dollars of funding are at risk. However, the Trump administration has said the amount of funding that will be withheld is much lower.This ...

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Nasdaq closes above 6000 for the first time

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The major indexes closed higher Tuesday, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq reached a new milestone, ahead of President Trump's announcement on tax reform.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 232.23 (+1.12 percent) to finish at 20,996.12.The Nasdaq jumped 41.67 (+0.70 percent) to close at 6,025.49, hitting above 6,000 for the first time. The S&P 500 finished at 2,388.61, up 14.46 (+0.61 percent) from its open.Crude oil prices were about 1 percent higher at under $50 a barrel.Tax Reform: On Wednesday, investors will pay close ...

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White House spokesman: 'I don't know' if Michael Flynn broke law over Russia payments

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- House Oversight Committee leaders said Tuesday that newly provided classified documents show that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, may have broken the law when he failed to seek U.S. government permission for or to disclose his acceptance of payments from a media organization considered to be an arm of the Russian government.Republican chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah and the panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland spoke to reporters after reviewing classified documents from the Defense Intelligence Agency ...

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Controversial police footage shows unarmed youths detained at gunpoint in Grand Rapids

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) -- Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are saying they followed protocol after a video was released showing officers holding a group of unarmed black teens at gunpoint on the ground."Guys, get on the ground. Keep your hands out," a Grand Rapids police officer tells a group of youths in the video. "Just follow our directions and we'll be all right, OK?"This March 24 exchange, which was caught on body camera, came after a report of a group of teenagers carrying ...

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Say the words “strep throat” and the first thing that likely comes to mind is taking care of a sick child. But strep throat, though it’s commonly thought of as a childhood disease, can strike at adults as well. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Heath Northeast family medicine expert Dr. Christine Powell answers questions about diagnosing and treating strep throat.
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