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July 12, 2016

Chaka Khan enters rehab to battle prescription drug addiction

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, and Khan says the death of her good friend Prince helped hasten her decision to get help. In a statement released to The Associated Press Sunday, the 63-year-old Grammy-winning singer said she has been battling an addiction to the same medication that led to Prince’s death. Prince was…

Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas headline US Gymnastics team for Rio Games

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SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Simone Biles wouldn’t let herself believe it. Not until she heard from national team coordinator Martha Karolyi, even if the Olympic dream she had been chasing for most of her life was locked down long ago. So the three-time world champion waited for Karolyi to call her name late Sunday night at the end of an emotionally draining Olympic Gymnastics Trials. It didn’t matter that…

Country singer Coffey Anderson’s video tutorial on dealing with police goes viral

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If you browse through the videos on Coffey Anderson’s official Facebook page, you’ll find a variety of performances from the popular country singer. With the recent officer-involved shootings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota undoubtedly on Anderson’s mind, he decided to shift gears. Late last week, Anderson offered up some advice for how to deal with police pulling you over. Anderson’s video tutorial has been shared more…

Clinton and Sanders unite for the war on Trump

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — For weeks now, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been engaged in a project to win over the staunchest — and loudest — of Bernie Sanders’ supporters in the places where they’ll matter most in November. Using one-on-one meetings, social gatherings, and public campaign events, Clinton’s operatives have been quietly working to court his backers in battleground states Sanders won during the primary or where they fought in especially…

Will Trump’s Nomination Be the End of the Religious Right?

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Michael Farris was one of the early leaders of the Moral Majority, the conservative Christian political group formed in 1979 with a mandate to elect Ronald Reagan. Although the group would technically dissolve within less than a decade, Farris, like many other Christian Republicans, carried on its mission prominently by founding an evangelical college and an advocacy organization for homeschooling. But now, Farris is declaring the death of the very…

Trump’s budget: Making the deficit great again

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Donald Trump’s bare-bones tax plan would cut rates — but add more than $10 trillion to the debt. His goal to trim the national debt to zero in eight years would require slashing all federal spending by two-thirds, even if he ditched the proposed tax cut. And he’s got no plans to trim Medicare or Social Security, the main drivers of spending. Trump’s budget and policy proposals have resonated with…