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Elmo: Refugee kids are just like us

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sesame Street's Elmo says refugee kids are just like kids everywhere.<p>"They like to play and learn just like Elmo and all his friends at Sesame street" he said during a Facebook Live interview with CNN on Monday.<p>The 3 1/2-year-old Sesame street character visited a refugee camp in Jordan back …

Refugees

H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

<i>An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute [LYN17343] as Posted on the Website of the Senate Committee on the Budget on June 26, 2017</i><p>The …

Health Care

Just the Supreme Leader of Iran calling upon all Muslims to embark on a Jihad to destroy Israel. https://t.co/kE1Wj8GLuw

Read the CBO report on the impact of Senate Republicans' health care bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Read the highly anticipated report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which answers key questions about the impact of Senate Republicans' health care bill. It would leave 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare, CBO says.

ObamaCare

America's top military officer arrives in Afghanistan as US weighs strategy shift

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, arrived in Afghanistan Monday, a visit that comes as the Trump administration is deciding on a strategy to break what it sees as a stalemate in the 16-year-old war in the country.<p>Dunford was scheduled to meet with …

Afghanistan

Justice Neil Gorsuch delivering as Trump's promised conservative

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In his scant two and a half months on the bench, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven he's no ordinary junior-most justice.<p>From his first day on the bench when he dominated oral arguments, to Monday, when he wrote a dissent in a case related to gay marriage, joined his conservative …

Neil Gorsuch

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New pro-Trump group is running an attack ad (feat. Tomi Lahren) attacking Mueller and Comey, linking them to Clinton

On this day in 1948, U.S. and British pilots defy the Soviet blockade and begin delivering food & supplies by plane to the people of Berlin. https://t.co/7cgeFpQDpY

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fullscreen<p>continue<p>view fullscreen<p>close<p>The 21st Annual Dyke March drew over a thousand people to its first march and rally in Little Village this …

LGBTQ

Why Edgar Wright Makes Some of the Best Movie Soundtracks

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TV crews can take a lunch break. No cameras again today at WH press briefing. Courtroom artist Bill Hennessy will cover. https://t.co/3NVtLqhsGt

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POTUS says SCOTUS decision on travel ban is "a clear victory for our national security." https://t.co/2y1uVyMRmG

former Obama White House official responds to POTUS tweetstorm https://t.co/BXZ7nEcHvw

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Art

.@dog_rates this is Clementine with her friend Sophie https://t.co/mk0PzVcdMt

Northern Ireland party agrees to prop up Theresa May's UK government

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Britain's embattled Prime Minister Theresa May has finally secured a governing majority in the UK Parliament after agreeing a £1 billion ($1.2 billion) deal with a political party with 10 MPs from Northern Ireland.<p>Under the deal, the 10 lawmakers from the Democratic Unionist Party …

Brexit

Philando Castile's family reaches $3 million settlement with city of St. Anthony

<b>(CNN) —</b> The family of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed last year by a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer, has reached a $3 million settlement with the city, according to a statement from the city and lawyers for the family.<p>Jeronimo Yanez, who is leaving the force, was acquitted June 16 …

Policing

Supreme Court agrees to hear religious liberty case next term

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a religious liberty case concerning a Colorado cake artist who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding reception, claiming that to do so violated his religious liberty under the Constitution.<p>The Court will take up the case, …

Equality

Supreme Court allows parts of travel ban to take effect

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court Monday allowed parts of President Donald Trump's travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall.<p>The court is allowing the ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any "bona fide relationship with any person or entity …

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