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1 in 6 newlywed spouses are of different race or ethnicity

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — A new study says that 1 in 6 people who married in 2015 wed someone of a difference race or ethnicity, the highest proportion in American history. The figures released Thursday come from a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Overall, 1 in 10 people — or 11 million — in the United States ...

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WATCH: President Trump holds joint news conference with Colombia’s president

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House on Thursday. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has welcomed the president of Colombia to the White House for their first official meeting. President Juan Manuel Santos is seeking Trump’s support for a peace accord Colombia signed last year with ...

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How older adults can recover from loneliness

0SHARESShare It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by persistent loneliness. But a considerable body of research confirms this isn’t the case. In fact, loneliness is the exception rather than the rule in later life. And when it occurs, it can be alleviated: It’s a mutable psychological state. Only 30 percent of older adults feel lonely fairly frequently, according ...

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Trump: A special counselor for the Russia investigation ‘hurts this country terribly’

President Donald Trump continued to criticize a decision by the Justice Department to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel in the agency’s investigation into Russia on Thursday, saying “it hurts this country terribly.” The remarks, delivered during a luncheon with television news anchors, including PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, came the day after Mueller was chosen to ...

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Was Mueller the right choice for special counsel in Russia investigation?

0SHARESShare Former FBI director Robert Mueller is back in the spotlight, with his appointment Wednesday as the special counsel in charge of the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Donald Trump’s campaign. The selection of Mueller, who lead the agency from 2001 to 2013, drew praise from Democrats and Republicans in Washington. But ...

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Fidget toys and why your kid’s brain loves them

0SHARESShare The fidget spinner craze has been sweeping elementary and middle schools . As of May 17 every one of the top 10 best-selling toys on Amazon was a form of the hand-held toy people can spin and do tricks with. Kids and parents are even making them for themselves using 3D printers and other more homespun crafting techniques . ...

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‘Hide no more,’ Pope Francis tells those with Huntington’s disease

0SHARESShare Pope Francis has a message for those suffering from Huntington’s disease and their families: “Hide no more.” In an emotional event Thursday in Vatican City meant to highlight global awareness of the brain disorder, the Pontiff went out of his way to bless those afflicted and thank their caretakers. “May none of you ever feel you are alone; may ...

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President Trump calls appointment of special counsel a ‘witch hunt’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting Thursday that it is “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. Mueller ...

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Saudi Arabia working to impress Trump in the president’s first overseas visit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia is making every effort to dazzle and impress President Donald Trump on his first overseas trip, seizing on the visit to cement itself as a major player on the world stage and shove aside rival Iran. The kingdom has arranged a dizzying schedule of events for the two days Trump will be in ...

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Roger Ailes, former Fox News CEO, dies at age 77

Fox News Channel ex-CEO Roger Ailes is dead at age 77, less than a year after sexual harassment allegations against him forced Ailes to resign from the media company he helped found, Fox News reported. Police in Palm Beach, Florida, said Ailes fell and hit his head in his home eight days ago and suffered extensive bleeding, the Associated Press ...

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