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ARLINGTON, Texas – With the 19th pick in the first round of the NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys picked Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. During his career in Boise he recorded 188 tackles and five sacks.

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More children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in recent years

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK)-- More children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their new numbers now show that autism affects one in 59 children, an increase from previously reported one in 68 children.Dr. Walter Zahorodny, a pediatrician and autism researcher, is "stunned by the speed of increase."This data was collected in 2014 through the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, an organization described by the study's authors as "an active surveillance system ...

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un crosses DMZ line for historic meeting with South Korea

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has crossed the line dividing the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in what's being described as a historic summit.The two leaders shook hands at the Military Demarcation Line dividing the North from the South, smiling, chatting and posing for photos together. Holding hands, they crossed the line together. Shortly after, two children from South Korea presented Kim with flowers, which the North Korean leader passed to his sister, ...

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Milo Yiannopoulos appearing at Cal Poly amid racially charged climate on campus

Michael Masters/Getty Images(SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.) -- Controversy surrounds Milo Yiannopoulos' speech this evening at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, after the school was at the center of multiple racially charged incidents in recent weeks.The Cal Poly College Republicans Club is hosting the "Fake News Panel" Thursday evening, which will include YouTube personalities Austin Fletcher and Carl Benjamin in addition to Yiannopoulos, said Matt Lazier, media relations director for the university.A major police presence is expected at the sold-out event. In a ...

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Speaker Ryan forces House chaplain to resign, Dems say tied to tax law prayer

Alex Edelman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- An aide to Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday refused to say exactly why he forced the House chaplain to resign last week but Democrats contend his dismissal is due to a prayer Father Patrick Conroy delivered last year as lawmakers prepared to begin consideration of tax reform – irking Republicans.While a senior GOP leadership aide maintains that “there was not a specific prayer” that led to Ryan’s decision to request Conroy’s resignation, Democrats point to his prayer November 6, when he warned ...

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Bill to protect special counsel wins bipartisan Senate committee approval

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved legislation aimed at protecting special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired without cause by President Donald Trump.Even the measure's opponents issued stark warnings to the president that any move to dismiss the special counsel would be political suicide and might lead to impeachment.Four Republicans joined with all of the Democrats on the panel - a 14-7 vote - to approve the measure that would allow a court to decide whether t a termination was valid ...

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Russia accused of 'obscene masquerade' after flying in alleged witnesses to Syrian chemical attack

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Russia has been accused by Britain and France of organizing an “obscene masquerade.” These claims come after Russia reportedly flew in several Syrians to the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), who Russian officials claimed could prove the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma this month was fake.Russian diplomats presented the alleged witnesses at a news briefing at the OPCW’s headquarters at the Hague in Holland Thursday, ignoring objections from the organization itself. Moscow sought ...

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Parents meet 911 dispatcher who helped them deliver baby at home

iStock/Thinkstock(JESSUP, Pa.) -- A couple forced to deliver their fourth child at home with the help of a 911 dispatcher on the line recently got to meet the woman they deemed their "real-life hero."On April 17, around 1 a.m., Tim Benedict of Jessup, Pennsylvania, called 911 to report that his wife, Arlee Benedict, was in labor. Their three children were asleep upstairs. He said he assumed that an ambulance would be on the way to take the couple to the hospital."It wasn't till a couple ...

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YTMT Logo The caravan rolls on.

The entirety of Democratic “resistance” to Donald Trump has been undertaken in the fervent hope that you won’t notice that he is having a very successful presidency so far.

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