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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the presidential town hall debate with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Oct. 9, 2016.

Video shows Hillary Clinton practicing avoiding Trump’s hugs

By Peter W. Stevenson, Washington Post on May 20, 2017, at 10:29 a.m.
Instead of going for a handshake, the man portraying Trump opens his arms wide, inviting a hug. The room bursts out laughing as Clinton awkwardly struggles to avoid the embrace.

$110 million Basquiat sold by family who bought it for $19,000

By Katya Kazakina, Bloomberg on May 20, 2017, at 9:13 a.m.
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s painting of a skull sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s in New York, setting an auction record for American artists.
Musician Chris Cornell

Wife of Soundgarden’s Cornell calls suicide ‘inexplicable’

By Reuters on May 20, 2017, at 9:09 a.m.
The wife of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell said on Friday that she did not believe the singer meant to kill himself, suggesting anxiety drugs he was taking might have played a role in his death.

Carjackers fatally shoot 6-year-old, police say

By Katie Mettler, The Washington Post on May 20, 2017, at 9:03 a.m.
What began as an auto-theft investigation became a kidnapping case, and at 4:30 a.m. the Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert.
Chris Cornell of music group Audioslave performs live during the "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" special at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on Sept. 10, 2005.

Chris Cornell’s family believes prescription drugs may have caused his death

By Stephanie Merry, Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 2:32 p.m.
Chris Cornell’s family is disputing the findings of the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, which ruled that the Soundgarden frontman died from suicide by hanging.
Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, as he rallies supporters for Hillary Clinton in Orlando, Florida.

Joe Biden disses Hillary Clinton: ‘I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate.’

By Aaron Blake, Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 11:55 a.m.
Former vice president Joe Biden stirred the Democratic pot a little bit Thursday night.
A logo sign outside of the headquarters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency on April 2, 2017 in downtown Washington, D.C.

EPA to set aside $12 million for buyouts in coming months

By Brady Dennis, Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 11:55 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to set aside $12 million for buyouts and early retirements in coming months, as part of an effort to begin “reshaping” the agency’s workforce under the Trump administration.
Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner appears for a mayoral candidates forum in the Inwood section of upper Manhattan in New York, July 30, 2013.

Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in teen ‘sexting’ case

By Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.
Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner on Friday pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor, ending an investigation into a “sexting” scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election.
Tommy Schultz and Ashley Harvey after he popped the question.

White House engagement caught media attention

By Emily Heil, Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.
Seeing the scene unfold, the White House press corps cheered and clapped — and then they tweeted, leading to a reaction Schultz describes as “wild.”
A gavel is seen in a hearing room in Panama City April 7, 2016.

U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

By Daniel Trotta, Reuters on May 19, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
Simply being transgender would be insufficient to bring a case, but gender dysphoria is a medical condition worthy of protection against discrimination.

Ex-U.S. Secret Service officer sentenced for sexting while on duty

By Reuters on May 19, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
Moore was assigned to protect the White House, and prosecutors said he sent some of the materials while on duty there.

Nearly 700 vacancies at CDC because of Trump administration’s hiring freeze

By Lena H. Sun, Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
The hiring freeze, imposed by an executive order that President Trump signed Jan. 22, covers currently open positions, prevents new positions from being created and blocks lateral transfers.
Former U.S. congressman from New York and current democratic candidate for New York City Mayor Anthony Weiner listens to fellow candidates speak at a debate held at the Museum of Tolerance in New York, U.S. on August 14, 2013.

Anthony Weiner expected to plead guilty in ‘sexting’ case involving minor

By Lindsey Bever, Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 10:37 a.m.
Former congressman Anthony Weiner is expected to appear in federal court Friday to plead guilty in a sexting case, according to a representative with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chinese fighters buzz US surveillance plane, underlining strategic mistrust

By Simon Denyer, The Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 10:16 a.m.
Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described as an “unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea.
Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, which offers weekly candlelight services for members of Narcotics Anonymous, is seen near the edge of Ritter Park in Huntington, West Virginia, U.S. May 4, 2017.

Trump’s tax plan would mean less money for churches

By Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 9:55 a.m.
GOP tax proposals could reduce donations to congregations by nearly 5 percent, a new, nonpartisan analysis has found.
Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is seen in Austin, Texas, U.S. on June 27, 2016.

Planned Parenthood to close one-third of its clinics in Iowa due to state cuts

By Sandhya Somashekhar, Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 9:54 a.m.
Four of the 12 Planned Parenthood health centers in Iowa will have to close because of a new state law aimed at cutting off public funds to the women’s health organization.

Lucky Charms can’t find magic in natural ingredients, so it’s going full-on sugar bomb

By Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 9:40 a.m.
Americans are eating less cereal, but executives at General Mills are hoping they’ve found a way to revive sales.
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Toby Keith performs on stage at the Bangor Waterfront during a stop on his Locked and Loaded tour, July 9, 2011.

Toby Keith’s segregated Saudi Arabian concert is the ultimate sellout

By Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post on May 19, 2017, at 9:39 a.m.
The very song that earned Keith’s conservative reputation is the same reason his trip to Saudi Arabia seems so bizarre.
A resident relaxes in a swimming pool at The Thatchers Holiday Village in Modbury Devon, Britain April 12, 2017.

Don’t drink the water! Diarrhea from public swimming pools rising

By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters on May 19, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
The infections occur when swimmers ingest water contaminated by diarrhea from a person infected by the parasite Cryptosporidium.

Facebook to show Major League Baseball games live on Fridays

By David Ingram, Reuters on May 19, 2017, at 7:06 a.m.
Facebook Inc. has struck a deal with Major League Baseball to show 20 of the league’s games live this season in an agreement that expands the social media network further into the world of live programming.