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Trump Avoids Major Slips On International Religious Tour

By heading straight to the homelands of Islam, Judaism and Christianity on his first presidential trip, Donald Trump took a major risk. The possibility of offending his hosts somewhere along the way with an ill-considered tweet or offhand remark loomed large. Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican are places where appearances matter and words must be chosen carefully. "This was a kabuki dance through a minefield," said Chris Seiple, who has written extensively on religion and foreign policy. ...

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Health care groups that represent doctors and patients are warning members of Congress that the House Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would hurt people who need insurance most.

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A United Arab Emirates man who was falsely accused by an employee of an Avon hotel of being a member of ISIS has filed a lawsuit.

By heading straight to the homelands of Islam, Judaism and Christianity on his first presidential trip, Donald Trump took a major risk. The possibility of offending his hosts somewhere along the way with an ill-considered tweet or offhand remark loomed large. Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican are places where appearances matter and words must be chosen carefully.

Model Dani Mathers, whose haughty posting of a photo of a naked woman at her gym sparked outrage last summer, will be punished by spending a month removing graffiti in Los Angeles. Mathers pleaded no contest to a charge of invading the 70-year-old woman's privacy.

One of Donald Trump's boldest, most ambitious proposals on the campaign trail was to build a wall along the southern border and get Mexico to pay for it. Amid the tumult of Trump's first few months in office, the border wall hasn't gotten as much attention as some other things. But new legislation has been introduced in Congress to help fund it.

It's called "The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017," introduced on March 30 by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala.

The Pentagon believes a building in Mosul, Iraq, where more than 100 civilians died after a U.S. airstrike was either used to store bombs or rigged with explosives, NPR's Tom Bowman reports, providing a preview of the U.S. report on an airstrike that was targeting ISIS fighters.

That strike took place on March 17; the Defense Department's report is due to be released Thursday.

The report "will say Iraqi troops came under fire from ISIS snipers, and the U.S. responded with an airstrike, hitting this building with a small bomb — about 250 pounds," Tom reports.

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A Columbus attorney says she will run for governor in 2018 on the Green Party ticket.

After a strong start to the spring home buying season in March, existing home sales fell in April in Ohio and around the country.

Ninety percent of people on Medicaid are enrolled in a managed care program.

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The Congressional Budget Office says the Republican bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more Americans uninsured.

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WCBE Presents Matt Reynolds Live From Studio A Thurs. May 25, 2017@11AM!

He's a singer songwriter and guitar player, and he's also known as the tour manager for the Dark Star Orchestra . The Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival is this weekend at Legend Valley in Thornville Ohio. Matt will play a few songs, and talk about this year's festival, which will include appearances from Railroad Earth, and Keller Williams Kwahtro and Hot Tuna. That's Matt Reynolds , live from studio A, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and on Apple Music.

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Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

When President Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, unveiled the administration's budget blueprint earlier this week, which calls for significant cuts to food stamps, he noted that the aim of the budget was to get people working. "If you're on food stamps and you're able-bodied, we need you to go to work. If you're on disability insurance and you're not supposed to be — if you're not truly disabled, we need you to go back to work," Mulvaney said Tuesday. But the reality is, many people (44...

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