• JK Rowling Shares That Harry Potter Was Named After His Great-Grandfather

    JK Rowling Shares That Harry Potter Was Named After His Great-Grandfather

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    Established in 2012, Pottermore served as an avenue for J.K. Rowling to continue writing snippets related to the franchise, as well as address some musings of the fans. Rowling went on to explain that Henry's son Fleamont, who was picked on at Hogwarts for his name which derived from his mother's maiden name, met and fell in love with his wife Euphemia after becoming wildly successful in the potion industry.
  • Senate GOP health care bill released

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    ABC News also reported that as the GOP bill was being released Thursday morning there was a "large protest gathered outside McConnell's office, with people in wheelchairs staging a 'die-in, ' and protesters chanting that no changes be made to Medicaid ".
  • Democratic House Candidate: I'm Not Voting for Pelosi

    Democratic House Candidate: I'm Not Voting for Pelosi

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    Ossoff underperformed his benchmark by 0.1 point. Taking back Congress is a slow process, but Democrats are growing in leaps and bounds. I am disappointed by the outcome of the Georgia election but definitely not demoralized. In victory, she commended Ossoff and pledged to work for his supporters. Obviously, Trump cost the Republicans there, but, again , not quite enough.
  • President Trump Denies Recording Meetings with Comey

    President Trump Denies Recording Meetings with Comey

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    Let it simmer for a little while". Mr Trump tweeted on May 12. This is a developing news story. "I can tell you that he did admit that what I said was right", Trump said, referring to Comey's initial refusal during his tenure to say the president himself wasn't under investigation in the FBI's probe.
  • Cindy Brings Flood Of Trouble To Gulf Coast

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    The storm caused its first reported fatality on Wednesday when a 10-year-old boy struck by a log that a large wave dislodged while he stood near shore in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County coroner said. Floating colonies of fire ants could form in flood waters as Tropical Storm Cindy trudges inland. Storm Cindy will likely move over Memphis and Nashville as it travels north east.
  • State Department officials honor Otto Warmbier at OH funeral

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    Relatives have said United States envoys told them that North Korean officials said Warmbier contracted botulism after his trial and became comatose after taking a sleeping pill. Thousands of people could be seen lining the streets showing their support for a family undergoing the unimaginable. Mr Warmbier's family objected to a post-mortem examination, so the Hamilton County coroner's office conducted only an external examination of his body and is still trying to determine his cause of ...
  • Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction

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    A 10-year-old boy was killed Wednesday in a coastal Alabama town when he was struck by a log thrown by a huge wave in a storm surge caused by Cindy, local media reported . Cindy got her start Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico. "Everyone will get around an inch (3 centimeters) with the passage of Cindy", meteorologist Maura Casey in Charleston said Thursday.
  • Man bun, cornrows and freckles: Barbie's Ken gets a makeover

    Man bun, cornrows and freckles: Barbie's Ken gets a makeover

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    The new Kens will also have a range of seven skin tones, eight hair colors, nine hair style and outfit options from casual business attire to athletic wear. A live-action Barbie movie is slated for summer 2018, and originally was going to star Amy Schumer. Barbie is evolving in a way you probably never would've expected.
  • President Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

    President Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

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    At a forum hosted by the House Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, Johnson responded to Trump's tweets but did not say whether he felt the president had twisted his words, adding that he would "leave that to the journalists". He tweeted Thursday that the Democratic National Committee turned down an offer from the Department of Homeland Security "to protect against hacks (long prior to election)".
  • Dirt bike thief killed after owner chases him down in van

    Dirt bike thief killed after owner chases him down in van

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    Witnesses tell Newsday the minivan struck the dirt bike. Authorities didn't confirm if Bouchard intentionally caused the accident or whether he is the owner of the dirt bike. In a tweet , Assistant Police Chief Justin Meyers reported that one victim was found dead at the scene, one is in critical condition and two more are in custody.
  • Obama slams Senate healthcare bill on Facebook

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    In May, the House of Representatives passed a similar bill backed by Republicans and President Trump. On Wednesday night, he told a crowd in Cedar Rapids that he had been asking senators to "add some money" to the bill in the attempt to give it some "heart".