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  1. Here's Everything You Need To Know About Obama's Trade Deal In One Short SpeechRead the original story w/Photo

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    Sen. Jeff Merkley took to the Senate floor Friday evening to make a point-by-point analysis of why a trade deal being negotiated by President Barack Obama would harm the United States. Merkley's comments came as the Senate voted to give Obama "fast track" authority that will allow him to negotiate a deal that Congress can then approve with an up or down vote, but cannot alter.

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  2. TLC Pulls '19 Kids And Counting' From LineupRead the original story w/Photo

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    TMZ was the first to report on Friday that TLC has pulled all airings of "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup after tabloid reports of Josh Duggar's child molestation allegations proved to be true . Sources told TMZ that the network has yet to make a long-term decision regarding the fate of the show, but the network has been relatively slow to act given that they were still airing a Duggar marathon hours after Josh issued an apology via Facebook : "I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret," he wrote.

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  3. Google Maps No Longer Directs Searches For 'N---- House' To The White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

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    Google has corrected an issue with its Google Maps search algorithm which had led users who searched for "nigga house" to the White House. "This week, we heard about a failure in our system -- loud and clear," Jen Fitzpatrick, Google's vice president of engineering and product management, wrote in a blog post Thursday.

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  4. Harry Reid Would Rather 'Be Taken To Singapore And Caned' Than Become A LobbyistRead the original story w/Photo

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    APRIL 28:Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks during a news conference after a policy meeting with Senate Democrats, on Capitol Hill, April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Senate began debate on Tuesday on legislation granting Congress the ability to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal the United States makes with Iran.

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  5. HUFFPOLLSTER: Even Republicans Aren't Happy With The New GOP-Led CongressRead the original story w/Photo

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, speaks during a signing ceremony for the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act on February 13, 2015 in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. From left: Senator John Hoeven, R-ND, and House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH.

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  6. TLC Airs '19 Kids And Counting' Marathon Amid Child Molestation AllegationsRead the original story w/Photo

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    On Thursday, "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar apologized after allegations of child molestation surfaced , and resigned from his position as executive director of the conservative and anti-gay group Family Research Council Action. That night, TLC -- who has aired the Duggar family's reality series since 2008 -- was running a "19 Kids and Counting" marathon: For those of you who can't get enough of the Duggars today, @TLC is weirdly still having a Duggar marathon tonight pic.twitter.com/8qeZczyFNc The 27-year-old issued an apology on Facebook after reports surfaced that he sexually molested five underage girls, some of whom are his sisters.

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  7. If You Type 'N---- House' Into Google Maps, It Will Take You To The White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Switched

    President Barack Obama is no stranger to Internet racism , but this is just ridiculous: typing "nigga house" into Google Maps can land you at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue . "The screenshot first appeared from a fellow Howard University alum in our alumni GroupMe.

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  8. Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers Face Potential Obama Administration 'Boondoggle'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Switched

    JUNE 28: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters listens during a discussion June 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Rep. Waters held the discussion on 'A Way Forward For Housing Finance Reform: Finding Sustainable Solutions to Ensure Access, Affordability, and Taxpayer Protection Part II.'

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  9. Kevin McCarthy Warns Senate Against Extending Patriot Act Without ReformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Switched

    FEBRUARY 03: U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a news conference following the weekly House GOP conference meeting at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill February 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Republican leaders said they are planning a vote next week on the Senate's version of the legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline project.

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  10. Man Meets Capitol Police Officer Who Saved His LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Switched

    The last time they met, Capitol Police Officer Nicholas Simons performed CPR on Gary Langston after he suffered cardiac arrest outside a Senate office building. "I know you were just doing your job, but it was a really important job that day," Langston said when they met at Rep. Andre Carson's office.

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  11. John Kerry, Putin To Meet In RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Switched

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday to discuss Iran, Syria and Ukraine and other issues, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. "This trip is part of our ongoing effort to maintain direct lines of communication with senior Russian officials and to ensure U.S. views are clearly conveyed," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a written statement.

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  12. Insurers Step Up Lobbying To Battle U.S. RegulatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Switched

    Insurance firms, already among Washington's biggest donors, are securing powerful allies in Congress as the Federal Reserve draws up nationwide capital rules for the $1 trillion industry after years of delay. Two members of the House of Representatives who received large industry donations for their election campaigns and one senator last month started the Financial Protection and Life Insurance Caucus, grouping lawmakers pledged to vie for the industry's interests on Capitol Hill.

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  13. More Americans Are Comfortable With A Gay Presidential Candidate Than With An Evangelical OneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Switched

    More Americans feel comfortable with a presidential candidate who identifies as gay or lesbian than with one who identifies as an evangelical Christian, according to a new poll. The latest WSJ/NBC poll listed a series of qualities in a potential presidential candidate and asked respondents whether they'd "be enthusiastic," "be comfortable with," "have some reservations about" or "be very uncomfortable with" a candidate with each of those qualities.

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  14. The World's Sexiest People Are Armenian Women And Irish MenRead the original story

    Monday May 4 | Switched

    According to a new survey by MissTravel , a destination dating website, its customers say the world's sexiest women are from Armenia and the world's sexiest men are from Ireland. The travel site polled over 110,000 Americans to determine who they thought was sexiest; last year, Australian men and Brazilian women topped MissTravel's "hot" charts.

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  15. Harry Reid Plans To Block Trade Deal Until The Senate Deals With Surveillance Reform, Highway FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Switched

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is putting the brakes on a Senate effort to push through a controversial trade deal, saying that Democrats will block the measure until the Senate deals first with a stalled infrastructure bill and a package of reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as FISA. "We have two very complicated issues that I think should have strong consideration before we even deal with trade," Reid said in an interview with The Huffington Post, referencing the two measures that are set to expire unless the Senate takes action.

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  16. John Kerry Just Took Selfies To A Whole New LevelRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | Switched

    Secretary of State John Kerry took a selfie with an adorable elephant while on a trip to Kenya on Sunday. Kerry, who is known for showing some more fun sides of himself while traveling, was visiting the Sheldrick Center Elephant Orphanage at the Nairobi National Park, where he snapped a selfie with his new friend.

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  17. DHS Deputy Secretary Defends Himself Against Charges Of Improper InfluenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Switched

    Department of Homeland Security's Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday he regretted that he'd appeared to show favoritism and undue influence over a program that handles immigrant investors, but denied that he had acted improperly.

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  18. FBI Investigating Possible Islamic State Terrorism Plot In U.S.: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Switched

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials. A Federal law enforcement official who asked not to be named said there was a known threat to Los Angeles International Airport, but did not say whether this was a new threat or was associated with Islamic State.

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  19. Hillary Clinton Campaign Aims To Raise $100 Million For PrimaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Switched

    Top officials with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign sat down with prospective donors in a private strategy session in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, urging them to help Clinton meet a goal of raising at least $100 million for the Democratic primary race. Individuals can contribute up to $2,700 in a primary election season.

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  20. Joe Manchin: Harry Reid's Leadership In The Senate Did Not WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Switched

    Sen. Joe Manchin called out Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Monday, saying his leadership didn't work. "Well first of all, Harry's a good man," Manchin said while appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

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