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Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting Maduro onlineAuthorities in Venezuela have released from prison a musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolás Maduro's government
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Activist Walter Ritte, left, and others lay chained to a cattle grate blocking a road at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, protesting the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Telescope viewing suspended as protesters block Hawaii roadOpponents of building a giant telescope on a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred say they tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to negotiate access to the summit while the road is closed
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., listens to testimony during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gardner had good news for Colorado voters and a planned rollout. But Trump’s tweets about four Democratic women of color overshadowed his success. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets.GOP Sen. Cory Gardner had good news for Colorado voters and a planned rollout. But Trump's tweets about four Democratic women of color overshadowed his success.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., walks out of a House of Representatives office building, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
House vote condemns Trump's tweets, draws some GOP supportDemocratic-led House resolution condemning Trump for racist tweets against congresswomen of color draws a handful of GOP votes
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President Donald Trump voter Bill Brasch, shown Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Helenville, Wis. Like many Trump voters in key swing states like Wisconsin, Brasch thinks Trump is being unfairly targeted and is not a racist. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
Trump voters cringe and shrug at tweets while Democrats rageVoter voices: Trump voters cringe and shrug at president's tweets while Democrats rage
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FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, the construction site of Vogtle Units 4 at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant is seen, Friday, March 22, 2019 in Waynesboro, Ga. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will look at cutting back on inspections of the country’s nuclear reactors.  Staff recommendations made public Tuesday would reduce the time and scope of annual inspections at the nation’s 90-plus nuclear power plants. Some other inspections would be cut from every two years to every three years.   (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
APNewsBreak: NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactorsNuclear Regulatory Commission to look at cutting back on inspections of the country's nuclear reactors
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FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens prepares to testify on the ever-increasing amount of money spent on elections as he appears before the Senate Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)
John Paul Stevens evolved into Supreme Court's liberal lionJohn Paul Stevens was a Republican moderate when he joined the Supreme Court but found himself moving to the left during a tenure of nearly 35 years
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Today in History - Wednesday, July 17 2019
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FILE - In this May 30, 2012, file photo, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speaks at a lecture presented by the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark. Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99John Paul Stevens, who served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years and became its leading liberal, has died
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., walks out of a House of Representatives office building, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
House condemns Trump 'racist' tweets in extraordinary rebukeThe Democratic-led House has voted to condemn President Trump for making "racist comments" about four congresswomen of color
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Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grewNewly released federal data shows that drug companies shipped more prescription opioids as an overdose crisis grew
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