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What to know about the president's 'designated survivor'

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — On Tuesday, most of the nation's political elite — from Vice President Mike Pence to House Speaker Paul Ryan — will file into the House chamber to hear President Trump outline his national agenda. But one member of the administration definitely won't be watching in person.During major presidential addresses, the administration isolates one cabinet-level official in an undisclosed location. That person takes control if a disaster were to wipe out all those in the presidential line of succession.Usually selected by the president's ...

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Trump's Congressional address: What you need to know

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Trump will give his first major congressional address at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, laying out his agenda for the nation. In addition to lawmakers, the audience is expected to include most of his cabinet, the Supreme Court justice and top military brass.His appearance follows an invitation last month from House Speaker Paul Ryan, who called the address "an opportunity for the people and their representatives to hear directly from our new president about his vision and our shared agenda."The Talking ...

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Man who tried to stop Kansas shooting says he was 'more than happy' to risk his life to save others

NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images(OLATHE, Kan.) — A Kansas man who’s been called a hero for trying to stop a deadly shooting last week said he was "happy" to risk his life to save others and that he's grateful for how his community has united following the incident.Ian Grillot, 24, intervened to stop a gunman who witnesses said yelled "get out of my country" before shooting two Indian men in Olathe, Kansas last Wednesday, killing one.Adam Purinton, a 51-year-old Navy veteran and former air traffic controller, is ...

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The Tooth Fairy is paying out more than ever

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Good news for kids: the tooth fairy is paying more money than ever before.According to Delta Dental’s 13th annual Tooth Fairy survey, the average gift from the tooth fairy reached a new high of $4.36 last year, up 86 cents from $3.50 in 2013. In 2014, the Tooth Fairy left a whopping $255 million for lost teeth.USA Today reports that the Tooth Fairy’s generosity has also been a strong indicator of the economy. The poll shows that the cash payout ...

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'Moonlight' wins best picture Oscar after 'La La Land' mistakenly announced

ABC/Eddy Chen(LOS ANGELES) -- Moonlight won Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars -- but it was La La Land that  was mistakenly first announced as the winner. Co-presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read La La Land, right after La La Land star Emma Stone won best actress for her role in the modern-day musical. "I wasn't trying to be funny," presenter Warren Beatty later added after the real winner was revealed.  As it happened, Beatty had been given the wrong envelope -- the Best Actress ...

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GOP congressman says no room for compromise in repealing Obamacare

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said the Republican Party cannot compromise on its promise to fully repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare."We didn't tell the American people we're going to repeal it -- except we're going to keep the Medicaid expansion," Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on This Week Sunday."We didn't tell the American people we're going to repeal it -- except we're going to keep some of ...

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Oscars 2017: Nominees wear blue ribbons in support of ACLU

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- As part of a new initiative to support the American Civil Liberties Union, Oscar nominees and other stars are wearing blue ribbons with the organization's name on them.Already spotted wearing the ribbons, part of the "Stand With ACLU" campaign, are Lin-Manuel Miranda and his mother, Loving star Ruth Negga and more."For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States," the organization lists as its ...

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So the president is working 18 hour days? Let’s hope that he’s spending those hours pushing tax reform, regulatory relief, energy independence and sanity on our borders.

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UT Health Logo Preventable Foot Problems: Putting Your Best Feet Forward

Many of the problems that we have with our feet that can put us out of commission are entirely preventable with the right attention and care. But once a small problem arises, left untreated, it can turn into a really big problem.
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