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Samantha Bee vs Roseanne Barr: Double standard? Twitter reacts

CLOSE White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned the tables on the press when she was asked about President Trump's reaction to Roseanne Barr's racist tweet. USA TODAY Samantha Bee in New York, May 16, 2018. (Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) And just like that, America turned Thursday from harrumphing about Roseanne Barr's racist…

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Bin Laden was ‘greatest threat’ to democracy. Now it’s Trump, Democrat’s ad says

Dan Helmer, a Democratic candidate running to represent Virginia's 10th Congressional District. (Photo: Helmer for Congress) A Democratic candidate running for a House seat in Virginia drew the attention of the White House with a campaign ad that says President Trump poses as much of a threat to American democracy as al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.  Dan Helmer,…

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Scripps spelling bee 2018: After the largest Bee ever, just 16 remain

Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Navneeth Murali, 12, from Edison, N.J. waits for his turn during the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. (Photo: Sean Dougherty, Sean Dougherty-USA TODAY NETWORK) NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Sometimes, just one letter makes the difference. After a fierce first half of…

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Secret Service overpaid campaigns nearly $4 million for charter flights, report says

A Secret Service agent on the White House lawn. (Photo: MICHAEL REYNOLDS, EPA-EFE) WASHINGTON – The Secret Service overpaid presidential committees nearly $4 million for air travel on charter flights during the 2016 campaign, the federal government's watchdog agency found Thursday. A report by the Government Accountability Office determined that the service did not consistently adhere…

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