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Pivotal church versus state legal battle urged to proceed in high court

Missouri officials and a church embroiled in a closely watched dispute over public money going to religious entities urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to decide the case despite a pivotal policy change by the state’s Republican governor.

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Calls mount for independent investigation of Russia’s ties to Trump administration

President Trump is finding its easy to play golf, but harder to get his way as the nation’s chief executive.

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Gorsuch sidesteps tough questions in Supreme Court confirmation hearings

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said on Wednesday presidents must obey court orders and expressed uncertainty about language in the U.S. Constitution barring government officials from taking payments from a foreign country as Democrats grilled him on issues involving President Trump.

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Dying with debt: Advice from experts

You’re probably going to die with some debt. A majority of people do. In fact, 73 percent of Americans had outstanding debt when they died, according to December 2016 data reported by Credit.com.

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Horror-satire film ‘Get Out’ makes box office history

Jordan Peele’s hugely popular debut horror-satire film “Get Out” has made box office history. It is the first film by an African-American writer-director to earn more than $100 million.

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Faith leaders, politicians: New immigration order still anti-Muslim

Federal judges may find President Trump’s new executive order on immigration more acceptable than the last. But many religious groups and faith leaders see no meaningful difference in the new measure, which President Trump signed privately last Monday.

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Trump decries anti-Semitism, racism after D.C. museum visit

President Trump called anti-Semitic violence “horrible” and vowed on Tuesday to take steps to counter extremism.

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Grammy Award-winning singer Al Jarreau dies

LOS ANGELES Alwin Lopez “Al” Jarreau delighted music fans for nearly 50 years with his eclectic soulful, genre-blending style.

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Athletes may be impacted by Muslim travel ban

President Trump’s ban on visitors from seven predominantly Muslim nations could have a wide impact on international sports if the ban is ultimately upheld by the courts, according to Jere Longman, a sports writer for The New York Times.

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DeVos, Sessions confirmed

Two of President Trump’s controversial picks for his cabinet have been confirmed by the Senate and are ready to take office.

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