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Puerto Rico Board, Governor Clash Over Finances

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In 'Chasing Hillary,' Reporter Chronicles A Decade Spent Covering Hillary Clinton

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DNC's Lawsuit Against Russia, Trump And WikiLeaks

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Former George H. W. Bush Speechwriter Remembers Barbara Bush

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'Scandal' Finale: Judy Smith, The Inspiration For Olivia Pope

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The funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, who died earlier this week, was held on Saturday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. Guests included former U.S. presidents, first lady Melania Trump, ambassadors and sports celebrities. Jack Gruber/AP hide caption

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Two roommates in the 1950s study in their Duke University dormitory. The school has decided to bring back largely random roommate pairings. Duke University Archives hide caption

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Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall

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Alaska Man's Revelation Shine A Light On Sex Abuse In The State

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In a study of nearly 5,600 U.S. youths ages 12 to 17, about 6 percent say they've engaged in some sort of digital self-harm. More than half in that subgroup say they've bullied themselves this way more than once. Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images hide caption

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