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House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba

House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration's recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba. Read more »

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Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy joined conservative colleagues in asking skeptical questions Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to... Read more »

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'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' get a leading 12 Tony noms

The musicals "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season. Read more »

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda to walk on moving, 400-foot-high Ferris wheel

In the days leading up to one of his craziest stunts ever, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has done the following: drop his kid off at school. Paint windowsills. Mow the lawn. Read more »

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The Latest on Nepal Quake: UN says 8 million affected

Rain brought fresh misery to the Kathmandu Valley, where tens of thousands of people are living outside after Saturday's earthquake, fearing returning to their homes. Read more »

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Serenity Now: Hard-earned peace on Arizona canyon hike

Framed by pitch-black canyon walls rising monumentally on either side of the rushing, rain-swollen Havasu Creek, the night sky burst with snow-white stars and Milky Way swirls. Read more »

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Want to stand out in cap and gown? Decorate the mortarboard

It's hard to stand out at graduation when dozens, hundreds or even thousands of your classmates are dressed in identical caps and gowns. Read more »

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Entrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs

The name of Jenn Tompkins' company sends customers into fits of laughter. Read more »

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Benefits of HPV vaccine can be seen in high school girls, study says

Years before the HPV vaccine prevents women from getting cervical cancer, it protects them against genital warts and cervical dysplasia, new research suggests. Read more »

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Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital

A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December. Read more »

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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Read more »

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The Latest on Nepal Quake: Stronger quake may be yet to come

An engineer who works on earthquake risks says the 7.8-magnitude temblor that struck on Saturday may not be the Big One for Nepal. Read more »

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Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland

It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all. Read more »

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'Furious 7' holds on to box office; 'Age of Ultron' looms

"Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week. But the... Read more »

Published April 26, 2015

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UK premier defends royals' right to choose private medical care rather than public for birth of child

With Britain's general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political — even Prince William and his wife Kate's choice of private medical care for the upcoming birth of their... Read more »

Published April 26, 2015

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Players from politics, Hollywood mix it up at 'Nerd Prom'

The White House Correspondents' Association dinner has become a celebrity magnet, this year drawing some big names from television, sports and movies to rub shoulders with members of Congress and... Read more »

Published April 25, 2015

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Jazz Fest in New Orleans steps into high gear with The Who

The Who, the iconic British rock band led by singer and guitar player Pete Townshend, is taking center stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday. Read more »

Published April 25, 2015

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Town prays for Texas ice cream maker linked to listeria

Alice Stern and Billie Schomburg were among the more than 200 people who gathered at a prayer vigil Saturday to show what they say is their unwavering support for Blue Bell Creameries, which is... Read more »

Published April 25, 2015

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Iraqi boy's dream of becoming dancer defied threats, borders

As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD. Read more »

Published April 24, 2015

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Seriously silly, Monty Python reunites for a weekend tribute

Today they reign as elder statesman of cerebral silliness, these alumni of the Monty Python comedy troupe and, some would argue, the funniest men who ever lived. Read more »

Published April 24, 2015

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Filmmaker says 'Nerd Prom' has grown to reflect poorly on DC

A former Politico journalist is poking a hole in the bubble that surrounds one of Washington's biggest, celebrity-obsessed weekends with his new documentary "Nerd Prom." Read more »

Published April 24, 2015

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Smithsonian series chronicles lives of oil patch residents

entary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel. Read more »

Published April 24, 2015

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Report finds few colleges have a Shakespeare requirement

As Shakespeare would say, "We have seen better days." Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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Few vets getting care through $10 billion VA program

A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment... Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum

Street banners for weeks have teased: "Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015." Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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