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Native hunters kill whale that made its way to Alaska river
Native hunters kill whale that made its way to Alaska river

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal officials on Tuesday were investigating the killing of a protected gray whale by Native hunters in Alaska after the massive animal strayed into a river in an area where indigenous residents rely on subsistence fishing and hunting as part of their ancient culture and traditions.

JK Rowling apologises for claiming Donald Trump refused to shake disabled boy's hand
JK Rowling apologises for claiming Donald Trump refused to shake disabled boy's hand

JK Rowling has apologised for her tweets claiming that Donald Trump refused to shake the hand of a disabled boy. She did not apologise to Mr Trump, but instead said sorry to the mother of the child. She wrote: "Re: my tweets about the small boy in a wheelchair whose proffered hand the president appeared to ignore in press footage. "Multiple sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction. "I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw and if that caused any distress to that boy or his family, I apologise unreservedly." The author has...

How Twitter Reacted To
How Twitter Reacted To 'Skinny' Obamacare Repeal Rejection

The Senate on Friday, rejected the new Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act with Sen. John McCain casting the decisive vote to defeat the proposal, joining two other Republicans, Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Lisa Murkowski opposing it.

4 Dangerous Myths About the Transgender Military Ban
4 Dangerous Myths About the Transgender Military Ban

What the facts say (and the President doesn't)

The Note: Future still uncertain for repeal and replace
The Note: Future still uncertain for repeal and replace

Senate Republicans scored a procedural victory Tuesday on health care but are still divided on a replacement for Obamacare.

Woman accused in fiance
Woman accused in fiance's river kayaking death pleads guilty

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was accused of intentionally drowning her fiance in the Hudson River by tampering with his kayak as part of a murderous plot to collect on his life insurance pleaded guilty on Monday to a lesser charge that could minimize the amount of additional time she spends in jail.

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