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  • FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The AP reported on July 14, 2017, that a series of stories circulating online regarding a drug bust involving Pelosi's daughters is a hoax. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    NOT REAL NEWS: A Look At What Didn’t Happen This Week

    A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real […]

  • VIDEO: Jerry Seib: Elections and the Congressional Schedule

    VIDEO: Jerry Seib: Elections and the Congressional Schedule

    As the summer comes to a close and congressional members head back to Congress, they will be focused on legislation and the nearing midterm elections. WSJ’s Jerry Seib explains how the election season may heavily impact what Congress does (and […]

  • VIDEO: Jerry Seib: Politics 125 Years Later

    VIDEO: Jerry Seib: Politics 125 Years Later

    A lot has changed in the past 125 years, or has it? The political problems of the late 1800s, when income inequality and immigration reform split the nation along political lines, may ring familiar to today. However, as Jerry Seib […]

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  • VIDEO: Industry-Funded Study Says Diet Soda Helps You Lose Weight

    VIDEO: Industry-Funded Study Says Diet Soda Helps You Lose Weight

    A new study explains why willpower might play into weight loss for diet soda drinkers.

  • VIDEO: $60M High School Stadium To Stay Closed, Deemed ‘Unsafe’

    VIDEO: $60M High School Stadium To Stay Closed, Deemed ‘Unsafe’

    The Allen High School stadium was open for just a few months in 2012 before support structures began to crash.

  • VIDEO: Oklahoma Inmate’s Execution Delayed 6 Months

    VIDEO: Oklahoma Inmate’s Execution Delayed 6 Months

    The 180-day stay of execution for Charles Warner followed the botched execution of Clayton Lockett. Investigators are looking into Lockett’s death.

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  • John Walters, Jana Lewis-Harkins, Fannie Bates and Aaron Baker, from left, hold a banner during a protest at the Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, over the planned execution of two inmates. An execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney later Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate's eventual death from a heart attack.
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    Okla. Gov. Calls For Review Of Execution Protocol

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin named a member of her Cabinet on Wednesday to lead a review of the state’s execution protocols after a botched procedure that the White House said fell short of the humane standards […]

  • Sterling out: Fans make their feelings known during game 5 of the Clippers opening-round playoff series

    NBA Owners Likely To Force Sterling To Sell Los Angeles Clippers

    NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association’s 29 team owners will likely vote to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers after he was banned for life for racist comments, some of the owners said on Wednesday.
    As it […]

  • In this image provided by Brantly S. Keiek shows several vehicles that collapsed together with a portion of the Scenic Highway in Pensacola, Fla., Thursday, April 30, 2014. Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in houses and cars in the Florida Panhandle and along the Alabama coast. According to the National Weather Service, an estimated 15-20 inches of rain has fallen in Pensacola in the past 24 hours. (AP Photo/Brantly S. Keiek)

    Hundreds Rescued From Floodwaters In Fla., Ala.

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. — People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 […]

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  • Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, sponsor of the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, right, joined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., comments to reporters after the bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 was stopped in the Senate, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republicans blocked the election-year Democratic bill, handing a defeat to President Barack Obama on a vote that is sure to reverberate in this year's congressional contests. (AP Photo)

    Senate GOP Blocks Dems’ Minimum Wage Boost

    WASHINGTON  — Senate Republicans blocked an election-year Democratic bill on Wednesday that would boost the federal minimum wage, handing a defeat to President Barack Obama on a vote that is sure to reverberate in this year’s congressional elections.
    The measure’s rejection, […]

  • This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahoma’s two highest courts at odds and prompted aggravated members of the Legislature to call for the impeachment of Oklahoma Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections)

    Oklahoma Inmate Dies After Execution Is Botched

    McALESTER, Okla. — An Oklahoma inmate whose execution was halted Tuesday because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched died of a heart attack, the head of the state Department of Corrections said.
    Director Robert Patton said inmate Clayton […]

  • VIDEO: Eyewitness Describes Georgia FedEx Shooting

    VIDEO: Eyewitness Describes Georgia FedEx Shooting

    A police spokesman updated the press and an eyewitness gave an account of the active shooter situation at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Ga. early Tuesday morning. Video by WSJ’s Cam McWhirter.

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  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the league in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    NBA Banned Donald Sterling For Life

    NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivered the swiftest, strongest penalty he could, then called on NBA owners to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments that hurt the league.
    Almost unanimously, […]

  • Destroyed automobiles and remnants of homes cover the ground in a south Louisville, Miss., neighborhood, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over two days flattened homes and businesses, and killed dozens from the Midwest to the Deep South. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    At Least 35 Dead As South Braces For More Twisters

    LOUISVILLE, Miss. — Ruth Bennett died clutching the last child left at her day care center as a tornado wiped the building off its foundation. A firefighter who came upon the body gently pulled the toddler from her arms.
    “It makes […]

  • FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is intent on moving quickly in dealing with the racially charged scandal surrounding Clippers owner Sterling. The NBA league will discuss its investigation Tuesday, April 29, 2014, before the Clippers play Golden State in Game 5 of their playoff series. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

    Sterling Banned For Life By The NBA

    NEW YORK — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.
    Commissioner Adam Silver said he will try to force the […]

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  • An American flag rests on a pillar as damaged buildings are seen in the background on North Gloster Street in Tupelo, Miss., Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

    Storms Tear Through South, Adding To U.S. Death Toll

    LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands […]

  • FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Used car dealership chain CarMax says it is ending its sponsorship of the Clippers in the wake of racist comments attributed to Sterling. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    NBA Announcement Coming On Sterling Amid Fallout

    Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team and coach Doc Rivers saying he believes “a very strong message” is coming […]

  • U.S. Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY) speaks at a press conference after exiting the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in the Brooklyn Borough of New York April 28, 2014. Grimm, a Republican U.S. congressman from New York, was arrested Monday morning by FBI agents following a federal criminal investigation into his campaign finances, a person familiar with the matter said. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME

    Republican Congressman Grimm Of NY Indicted On Fraud Charges

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – Republican congressman Michael Grimm from New York was indicted on fraud charges in connection with a Manhattan fast-food restaurant he partly owned, according to court documents unsealed on Monday. He faces up to 20 years in prison […]

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  • A row of lightly damages houses, top, face destroyed homes in a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood Monday, April 28, 2014 after a tornado struck the town late Sunday, killing at least 16 people.   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Powerful Storms, Tornadoes Kill 18 In 3 States

    VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — Emergency officials were searching for survivors Monday in the debris left by a powerful tornado that killed at least 16 people in Arkansas and carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock.
    The tornado […]

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    Report: 4 In 5 U.S. High School Students Graduate

    WASHINGTON — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
    Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate […]

  • Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court Monday, April 21, 2014, in Provo, Utah. A state judge granted county prosecutors a week to sort through evidence and ensure they choose the proper charges. Huntsman is being held on $6 million bail. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

    Utah Woman Accused Of Killing 6 Babies Charged

    PROVO, Utah  — Prosecutors have filed six first-degree murder charges against a Utah woman accused of killing six babies after giving birth to them, and keeping their bodies in boxes in her garage.
    The charges were filed Monday morning shortly before […]

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama, along with Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, speaks at a joint news conference at Malacanang Palace in Manila, the Philippines, Monday, April 28, 2014. President Obama said a 10-year agreement signed Monday to give the U.S military greater access to Philippine bases will help promote regional security, improve armed forces training and shorten response times to humanitarian crises, including natural disasters. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    New U.S. Sanctions On Russian Officials, Companies

    MANILA, Philippines — The United States levied new sanctions Monday on seven Russian government officials, as well as 17 companies with links to Vladimir Putin’s close associates, as the Obama administration seeks to pressure the Russian leader to deescalate the […]

  • FILE - In this April 2, 2014, file photo, a chart prepared by Senate Democrats rests on an easel on the Senate steps before a news conference urging approval for raising the minimum wage, at the Capitol in Washington. Win or lose,  and they’ll probably lose, Democrats hope this week’s Senate showdown over raising the federal minimum wage reaps them benefits in November’s congressional elections.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Election-Year Senate Vote Nears On Minimum Wage

    WASHINGTON  — Win or lose – and they’ll probably lose – Democrats hope this week’s Senate showdown over raising the federal minimum wage reaps them benefits in November’s congressional elections.
    Whether they’ll get an Election Day payoff is uncertain.
    In a Senate […]

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver answers questions during a news conference before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Silver’s 1st Crisis As Commissioner Has Arrived

    Adam Silver’s first crisis of his short tenure as NBA commissioner has arrived, a race-tinged scandal leaving those associated with the game wondering how strongly and swiftly the league will respond.
    Allegations that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was caught […]

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  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring next to Los Angeles Clippers' Jamal Crawford (11) during the first half in Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Warriors Top Clippers 118-97, Even Series 2-2

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game.
    And just like […]

  • This photo provided by James Bryant shows tornado damage, Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Mayflower, Ark. A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning several tornadoes, including one that killed two people in a small northeastern Oklahoma city and another that carved a path of destruction through several northern suburbs of Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Courtesy of James Bryant) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Tornadoes Strike Central, Southern U.S., Killing 2

    MAYFLOWER, Ark.  — A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning a massive tornado that carved path of destruction through the northern Little Rock suburbs and another twister that killed two people in […]

  • A vehicle tops a hill along U.S. Route 56 as a severe thunderstorm moves through the area near Baldwin City, Kan., Sunday, April 27, 2014. Severe storms are expected in the area most of the day. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Strong Storms Take Aim At Midwest, Southern States

    OKLAHOMA CITY  — Strong storms swept through parts of the Midwest on Sunday, spawning damaging winds, large hail and at least one tornado.
    Central Arkansas, including the Little Rock area, is at the highest risk of severe storms later Sunday, The […]

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  • Members of the Los Angeles Clippers listen to the national anthem before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. The Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest. The players wore their red Clippers' shirts inside out to hide the team's logo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Clippers Stage Silent Protest To Owner

    OAKLAND, Calif.  — The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest.
    In response to Sterling’s purported comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team’s games, the […]

  • Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a news conference near Bunkerville, Nev., Thursday, April 24, 2014. Bundy, a Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights, lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)

    Nevada Rancher Had Limited Sympathy In The West

    BUNKERVILLE, Nev.  — For a while, in certain quarters, Cliven Bundy was celebrated as a John Wayne-like throwback to the Old West – a weathered, plainspoken rancher just trying to graze his cattle and keep the government off his back. […]

  • First lady Michelle Obama hugs Charlotte Bell, 10, after she handed Mrs. Obama her dad's resume during the White House's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day," Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The girl in the front row at Thursday’s event told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand Mrs. Obama her dad’s resume saying “My dad’s been out of a job for three years and I wanted to give you his resume.” (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    First Lady Gets Resume From Girl With Jobless Dad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama’s annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work […]

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  • In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014 photo, Theresa Muller prepares to move out of her motel room she shares with her boyfriend, father and three children in Kissimmee, Fla.   Muller and her family have been homeless but plan to move to a home in a neighboring county. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    In Disney’s Shadow, Homeless Families Struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what […]

  • FDA Eases Into Regulating E-Cigarettes

    FDA Eases Into Regulating E-Cigarettes

    WASHINGTON — The federal government’s move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.
    Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can’t say for certain whether […]

  • Deputy Attorney General James Cole hold up a list of guidelines during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Cole announced the new standards that will be considered in deciding whether to recommend clemency for certain non-violent drug prisoners. Wednesday's announcement is part of an ongoing effort to trim the nation’s prison population and help convicts who were given what the Obama administration says were unduly harsh sentences for drug crimes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    U.S. Weighs Clemency For Inmates Jailed For 10 Years

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.
    The initiative is part […]

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  • FILE - This Sept. 19, 2013 file photo shows Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaking at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory. In dissent, Sotomayor said the decision tramples on the rights of minorities, even though the amendment was adopted democratically. “But without checks, democratically approved legislation can oppress minority groups,” said Sotomayor, who read her dissent aloud in the courtroom Tuesday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    High Court Upholds Mich Affirmative Action Ban

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.
    The justices said in a 6-2 […]

  • Swan Lockett stands for a photo in the doorway of her Houston apartment, Monday, April 21, 2014. Lockett said she was unable to get an affordable health care plan on the federal marketplace. The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Affordable Care Act Only Chips Away At A Core Goal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama’s health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn’t happened.
    Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46-year-old mother of […]

  • Double amputee Celeste Corcoran, center, a victim of last year's bombings, reaches the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston, with the aid her sister Carmen Acabbo, left, and daughter Sydney, right, who was also wounded last year. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    In Show Of Defiance, Thousands Run Boston Marathon

    BOSTON  — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others did it to prove something about their sport, the city or their country. And some were out to prove something to themselves.
    With the names of the victims scrawled on […]

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  • Actor/director Harold Ramis arrives for the premiere of "Year One" in New York in this June 15, 2009 file photo. Ramis died on February 24, 2014 at age 69 in Chicago, according to media reports.  REUTERS/Stephen Chernin/Files    (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE OBITUARY)

    Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters’ Actor, Director Of Groundhog Day, Dies At 69

    Chicago – Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for films such as “Ghostbusters,” “Groundhog Day” and “Caddyshack,” died at his home in Chicago at the age of 69 of complications from a rare vascular disease, his agent said on […]

  • Sam Worthington with girlfriend Lara Bingle. ANDY KROPA/INVISION/AP

    ‘Avatar’ Actor Sam Worthington Arrested in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say actor Sam Worthington has been arrested in New York City for punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington’s girlfriend in the shin.
    The 37-year-old “Avatar” actor was arrested on an assault charge following the […]

  • VIDEO: ‘Harry Potter’ Star’s Celeb Look-Alike

    VIDEO: ‘Harry Potter’ Star’s Celeb Look-Alike

    Wednesday on “Conan,” “Harry Potter” star Tom Felton was promoting his new movie, “In Secret,” but all Conan wanted to talk about was his celebrity look-alike, “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul. And Tom’s heard it before, too – including once […]

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