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Election Night Shakeup: Here Come The New 'Exit' Polls

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Fox News and the Associated Press are upending a quarter century of how elections are measured — and races called — launching a new approach for this fall's midterm elections.

French Researchers: Hitler Really Did Die In The Bunker In 1945

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Conspiracy theories have abounded for years about the fate of the Führer, ranging from his escape to Argentina aboard a German U-boat to living out his days at a secret Nazi moon base.

Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics

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The president says he will call on the Department of Justice to look into whether the department itself or the FBI surveilled the Trump campaign "for political purposes."

Stacey Vs. Stacey: The Democratic Fight For Governor In Georgia

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There are two Democrats running for governor in Georgia — Stacey Abrams, who's black and Stacey Evans, who's white. It's a contest that's underscored how complicated race remains for Democrats.

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Venezuela's President Wins Boycotted Elections Amid Fraud Charges

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Venezuela held a presidential election on Sunday as the country struggles with inflation and food shortages. Preliminary results indicate President Maduro has won a second term.

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Santa Fe Church Community Reflects On Texas Shooting

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Rocked by Friday's shooting at Santa Fe High School, the religious community is looking for answers. Some faith leaders and churchgoers say prayer needs to return to school.

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Saudi Women's Activists Arrested Ahead Of Driving Ban

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For years they fought for the right to drive and an end to their country's male guardianship system. This week they were taken into custody by authorities.

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For Trump's Evangelical Advisers, Prison Reform Becomes a Front-Burner Issue

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"The incarceration rate in this country is just insane," said Johnnie Moore, an evangelical leader and informal adviser to President Trump.

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Archaeologist Who Uncovered China's 8,000-Man Terra Cotta Army Dies At 82

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Zhao Kangmin reconstructed the first warriors after farmers digging a well stumbled on fragments in 1974. They were commissioned by China's first emperor — to guard his tomb.

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Bishop Michael Curry's Royal Wedding Sermon: Full Text Of 'The Power Of Love'

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The presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church delivered a powerful and emotive sermon to those in attendance and millions more watching across the world on embracing the power of love.

With Prosecutors Zeroing In, Trump Ally Roger Stone Rails Against Mueller Probe

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Stone said he could be under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for alleged crimes unrelated to his role in the 2016 presidential election.

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After U.S. Embassy Move, What Actually Changes For Israelis And Palestinians?

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Have the past week's developments changed anything in their conflict? Demands are the same and impasses remain, but the United States' role in potential peace talks appears to be shifting.

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The War Over Confirming Federal Judges Is Heating Up — Again

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Republicans leaders, worried about possibly losing control of the Senate in the November elections, are racing against the clock to push through as many judicial nominations as they can.

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The Voice Behind The 'Laurel' Or 'Yanny' Recording: Actor Jay Aubrey Jones

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Broadway and TV actor Jay Aubrey Jones recorded thousands of words for Vocabulary.com. But his pronunciation of the word "laurel" went viral for sounding to some people like "yanny."

Surprising Images From Up-And-Coming Photographers

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Winners of the Flash Forward competition focus on a beauty pageant for black Brazilians, Somalians coping with drought and transgender fashionistas living under a bridge.

Sunday, May 20

Tina Fey Hosts Star-Studded 'SNL' Season 43 Finale

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The season ender of Saturday Night Live opened Trump style with a nod to the finale of The Sopranos. It was Fey's sixth time hosting the show and her musical guest was Nicki Minaj.

After Texas High School Shooting, A Community Grieves

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Students are returning to Santa Fe High School to collect their belongings, a day after a classmate opened fire at the school, killing 10 people and injuring 13 others.

Saturday, May 19

A Royal Wedding With Global Allure: Our Photo Album

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A visual testimony of the nuptials of Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

WATCH: The Royal Wedding Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

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The couple became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex upon getting married at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday.

Surprise! Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie To Fill Role Permanently

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Following the disastrous nomination of the president's last pick, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, veterans groups say they hope the embattled agency can finally get back on track.

What Does Trump's Proposal To Cut Planned Parenthood Funds Mean?

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The Trump administration is pulling out an old regulation that it believes will be able to meet a conservative goal: cutting a key program's funding for Planned Parenthood. The strategy might work.

Friday, May 18

A Royal Wedding With Global Appeal

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Interest in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle transcends borders in a way that past royal weddings have not, writes Autumn Brewington, who anchored the Washington Post's royal wedding blog in 2011.

10 People Killed In Texas High School Shooting; Suspect In Custody

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Officials say he is Dimitrios Pagourtzis. He's charged with capital murder and is being held without bond. The governor says the suspect surrendered rather than carry out a plan to kill himself.

Clinics That Refer Women For Abortions Would Not Get Federal Funds Under New Rule

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The White House budget office is reviewing a proposal, drafted by the Department of Health and Human Services, similar to a discontinued Reagan-era policy that critics describe as the "gag rule."

50 States And No Black Governors, But That Could Change In 2018

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Only two black governors have ever been elected in the United States. But in 2018, more than half a dozen African-Americans are running in gubernatorial races.

Thursday, May 17

House Republicans Agitating For Immigration Fight

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A growing number of House Republicans want to force votes on immigration legislation this summer despite opposition from GOP leaders, including Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Washington Politics Adding To Mental Health Crisis Among Farmers

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Suicide rates among farmers are higher than any other profession in the United States, even exceeding the suicide rate for veterans.

Banned Ozone-Depleting Chemical Is Still Being Produced Somewhere, Scientists Say

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Trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, hurts the ozone layer and was phased out of production by 2010. Supposedly. But a NOAA study says CFC-11 emissions began to rise after 2012.

A Year Into The Job, 3 Big Lessons About Special Counsel Robert Mueller

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The taciturn former FBI director sits like a sphinx in the eye of a political hurricane in which he is considered both a villain and an unlikely champion.

Wednesday, May 16

What You Need To Know About The New Documents On The 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

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Here are three big-picture takeaways after the Senate Judiciary Committee's release of more than 2,500 pages of transcripts, emails and other materials.

Trump Acknowledges Financial 'Liability' For Stormy Daniels Payment

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The federal ethics office flagged the disclosure in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Senate Committee Releases 2,500 Pages About 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

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The papers reaffirm previous accounts of the meeting by people involved — that Donald Trump Jr. and team sought "dirt" offered to them on Hillary Clinton and received some political intelligence.

North Korea Summit With Trump In Doubt Because Of Military Exercises

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North Korea canceled a meeting with South Korea and said the U.S. should think about the fate of the summit "in light of this provocative military ruckus." The U.S. said summit planning continues.