King Cobras In A Can: Deadly Snakes Arrive In US, Shipped As Potato Chips
Suspicious that a package shipped from Hong Kong might contain smuggled animals, U.S. agents who opened the package found three live king cobra snakes inside, hidden in potato chip cans. The man who was to receive the package outside Los Angeles …
King cobra snakes found hidden inside mailed potato chip cansCBS News
These potato chip cans held a surprise: Smuggled king cobrasWashington Post
Man arrested after live cobras found inside potato chip cansBBC News
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Washington Post

Rep. Scalise discharged from hospital weeks after shooting, to begin rehabilitation
Washington Post
Rep. Steve Scalise, who was wounded six weeks ago when a man opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., has been discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. MedStar Washington said Wednesday that the House majority …
Rep. Scalise Released From Hospital Following Gunshot WoundNPR
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Trump rips Sessions, even as AG attends White House meeting
Washington (CNN) The one-sided feud between President Donald Trump and his attorney general persisted Wednesday, even as a battered Jeff Sessions trudged ahead with his Justice Department duties. Less than an hour after Sessions was deposited at …
Trump launches new attacks on SessionsWashington Post
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If Sessions leaves, a new DOJ sheriff could rein in or ax MuellerFox News
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The Hill

Senate delays vote on healthcare repeal
The Hill
The Senate had been expected to vote on the amendment, which would repeal most of the law in two years, from Sen. Rand Paul · Rand PaulSenate delays vote on healthcare repeal Senate rejects ObamaCare repeal, replacement amendment Overnight …
Senate Health Care Vote: Where the Debate Left Off and What Happens NextNew York Times
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Aide Arrested Trying to Flee the Country
An aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., has been arrested for attempting to flee the country and charged with bank fraud, officials said. Imran Awan, 37, was arrested on Monday by FBI agents and U.S. Capitol Police at Dulles International
Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrestWashington Post
IT worker for Fla. congresswoman fired, accused of bank fraudUSA TODAY
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New York Times

Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military
New York Times
President Trump arriving with the first lady, Melania Trump, in Vienna, Ohio, for his rally on Tuesday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will no longer “accept or allow” …
Trump’s stance on LGBT rights has always been confusingWashington Post
Trump announces ban on transgender individuals serving in militaryFox News
What to know about Trump’s transgender military banPolitico
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Ohio puts child killer to death in 1st execution in 3 years
Ohio on Wednesday executed its first prisoner by lethal injection after more than three years of delays. Ronald Phillips — sentenced to death for the rape and murder of his girlfriend’s daughter — was executed at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.
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What Is Midazolam and Why Do Protesters Claim Its Use in Executions Is Cruel?Newsweek
Akron child killer Ronald Phillips’ execution ‘too easy’, victim’s family
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