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Oscar nominated Natalie Portman won't attend Academy Awards 'due to pregnancy'

Steve Granitz/WireImage via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Despite being nominated for an Academy Award, Natalie Portman won't be attending the ceremony Sunday.A rep for the actress told ABC News that the Jackie star would like to attend the show, but can't because of her pregnancy.The Oscar winner and her husband Benjamin Millepied announced they were expecting their second child last September. They are already parents to a 5-year-old son."Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards," ...

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4-year-old Syrian girl reunites with family in US after months apart

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A 4-year-old Syrian girl whose reunion with her family in the United States was delayed by President Donald Trump's travel ban had a joyful return to her parents on Friday.Muna Khadra and her family have lived in the United States since 2013. After a family trip to visit relatives in Lebanon in October, Muna was the only one denied entry back into the United States because of an issue with her visa. Her family was forced to leave her behind with ...

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White House communicated with two members of Congress about rebutting Russia stories

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The White House communicated with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes and Senate Intelligence Chairman Sen. Richard Burr about rebutting reports that Trump associates had contacts with Russian officials during the campaign.The Washington Post first reported on Friday that the White House turned to senior members of the intelligence community and Congress to rebut the news reports after the FBI declined to do so publicly.The White House maintains that there were no improper communications and that the FBI came to them to ...

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Trump says he won't attend White House Correspondents Dinner

Ida Mae Astute/ABC(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump will not attend this year's White House Correspondents Dinner, he announced on Twitter Saturday."Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" the commander-in-chief added.I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez elected DNC chair

MANDEL NGAN,BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez has been elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, grabbing the reins of the political wing of the party and emerging as a key figure in the party's opposition to President Donald Trump's agenda.More than 400 party insiders gathered in Atlanta this weekend to cast their ballots. The former Obama appointee will try to rally the party of Democrats still reeling from its presidential election defeat and crippled by down-ballot losses across ...

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No winner for DNC chair on first ballot

MANDEL NGAN,BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez fell one vote short of becoming chair of the Democratic National Committee on the first ballot on Saturday.Top Democrats gathered in Atlanta will now have a second round of voting.Perez earned 213.5 votes and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison won 200 votes. Candidates needed 214.5 votes to win.The next chair will be key in trying to unify and rally a party still reeling from its presidential election defeat and crippled by down-ballot losses across the ...

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TripAdvisor names travelers' picks for top beaches in the world

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Travel website TripAdvisor has released its 2017 Travelers' Choice award for the best beaches in the U.S. and around the world.According to the site's press release, the list is determined based on "the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period."1. Baia do Sancho, BrazilTripAdvisor says that this beach is beautiful to visit year-round, and lists it as the top attraction in the Fernando de Noronha area of Brazil.2. Grace Bay, Turks and ...

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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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