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Will Trump's Muslim Ban Be Included in the GOP Platform?

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- For those who worry that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will stray from the party’s core ideology, Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso wants to be clear: he won’t.Sen. Barrasso, who will chair the Republican Platform Committee at the party's convention in Cleveland this summer, said he believes Trump will "embrace" the GOP platform.What’s still unclear is what that platform will include, as the GOP struggles between traditional party policy and Trump’s key campaign promises.Chief among those promises is ...

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More Than 700 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwrecks

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) -- More than 700 migrants are missing after several shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea this week, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency.According to BBC, the unseaworthy boats sank south of Italy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.Officials said rescue workers had recovered at least 65 bodies so far from three different shipwrecks."The Italian navy has been doing a fantastic job, they have rescued about 14,000 people so far this week, but unfortunately there have been a number of incidents where people have ...

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Zoo Witness: Gorilla Was 'Protecting' 4-Year-Old, 'Wasn't Hurting Him'

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden(CINCINNATI) -- A witness present at the Cincinnati Zoo says the 450-pound gorilla that was shot and killed after a 4-year-old boy fell into his enclosure was not "hurting" the boy, but instead seemed to be "protecting him.""The little boy, once he fell, I don't think the gorilla even knew that he was in there until he heard him splashing in the water," Brittany Nicely told ABC News on Sunday, explaining that zoogoers' screams drew more attention to the Saturday afternoon ...

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Rookie Alexander Rossi Wins the 100th Indy 500

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Rookie Alexander Rossi has won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.The 24-year-old American driver from California managed to pull a victory from Carlos Munoz and Josef Newgarden, despite running out of fuel on the last lap."I have no idea how we pulled that off," Rossi said after his car was towed to the victory lane.Rossi, who was driving for car owner Bryan Herta and the Andretti Autosport team, spent the past several years racing in Europe's Formula One."I'll cherish the ...

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1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Houston Shooting; 1 Suspect Killed

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- One person was killed and five others, including two police officers, were wounded in Houston Sunday after two men opened fire with what officials said were high powered weapons.One of the suspects was killed, though it was yet clear who shot him, and a second was wounded after a SWAT team responded, police said."One of the suspects was shot and he has expired. We believe he was shot by the other suspect, and the other suspect was eventually shot by one of the ...

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Mexican Soccer Star Alan Pulido Disappears After Leaving Party in His Hometown

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  A search is under way for Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who disappeared after leaving a party early Sunday morning in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria in northern Mexico, a Mexican official told ABC News.Ruben Dario of the Tamaulipas state attorney general’s office did not elaborate on the disappearance investigation to ABC News, saying the family requested privacy.Pulido is currently a forward for Olympiacos of Greece. He was a member of Mexico's World Cup team in 2014.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All ...

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Three Ways to Travel Free This Summer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When people think about free travel, they mostly think about redeeming miles or points for free flights. But the truth is, the average person doesn't fly often enough or spend enough to earn free flights.So what's a traveler with a light wallet to do?Focus your efforts on other aspects of the trip, like accommodations. And the tips below can help you cut down on summer travel costs.HomeExchange.comIt started out primarily as a way for teachers on sabbatical to trade homes with each ...

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YTMT Logo What about the lessons of this event, Mr. President?

President Obama is visiting Hiroshima, Japan just weeks shy of the 71st anniversary of the U.S. dropping of the atomic bomb. He has no plans, however, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.

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UT Health Logo Curing Cancer: Dreaming or Doable?

In early 2016, President Obama called for an assault on cancer on the same scale as the Apollo Project to land men on the moon. But is a “moon shot” effort to cure cancer realistic?
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