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Fact check: Trump's pledge to restore 'Merry Christmas' to the White House

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| President Trump took part in his first National Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday. Trump has pledged to ditch political correctness and bring back Christmas, but did it ever leave the White House?

Working moms have been a 'thing' since ancient history

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Who ruled early farming? Women! Studies of ancient bones show that women's physical labor was crucial to driving the agricultural revolution in Europe.

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Garrison Keillor fired over alleged improper behavior

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Minnesota Public Radio received one allegation of "inappropriate behavior" about retired "Prairie Home Companion" host Keillor.

Benghazi attacks defendant convicted of terrorism — but not murder

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Ahmed Abu Khatallah was accused of orchestrating the siege on a U.S. diplomatic compound in the Libyan city. That attack, which left four Americans dead, has become a political flashpoint in the U.S.

Trump wins opening round in legal battle over consumer watchdog agency

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The White House is seeking to assert control over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created to help people in disputes with big financial firms.

Can police track you through your cellphone without a warrant?

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The Supreme Court wrestles again with interpreting the rules of the digital era and whether police need to get a search warrant to obtain cellphone location information.

Sexual harassment cases often rejected by courts

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Allegations of sexual harassment often sound like they would make a good lawsuit, but many such cases are quickly dismissed. The law sets a high bar for what constitutes sexual harassment.

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Prince Harry and LA actor Meghan Markle to marry in spring

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Harry, 33 — the fifth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, had been dating for 16 months and became engaged earlier this month, according to a statement released by Prince Charles.

For LGBTQ people of color, discrimination compounds

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People of color are more than twice as likely as their white counterparts to say they've been discriminated against because they are LGBTQ.