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KENDRICK LAMAR: (Rapping) I got - I got - I got - I got loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA, quarter piece, got war and peace inside my DNA.

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In his Sunday ABC News interview, former FBI Director James Comey said this about whether the Russian government has compromising information about President Donald Trump.

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Over the weekend, the U.S. led an airstrike on sites in Syria that produced chemical weapons. President Trump was responding to a chemical weapons attack earlier this month that killed dozens of Syrians.

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Roxanne and Dennis Simmonds knew their son as fearless and strong from the day he was born.

"D.J. came out with shoulders of a linebacker," Roxanne says. "He was the first baby I saw that had muscles."

"He wasn't really afraid of anything," Dennis says.

At night, young D.J. would take the dog with him and circle the entire house, to "make sure there's nobody on the grounds," Dennis says, laughing. "I used to say, 'D.J. where you going? It's late.' He would say 'I'm doing a perimeter search, Dad.' "

Trump's TPP Turnaround

Apr 13, 2018

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President Trump in the past made no secret of the fact that he did not like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here is then-candidate Trump in June of 2016.

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Police Blame Mice For Missing Marijuana

Apr 13, 2018

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New Yorker Mistakes Raccoon For Tiger

Apr 13, 2018

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Pence Travels To Peru

Apr 13, 2018

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The Ripple Effects Of Ryan's Retirement

Apr 12, 2018

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How Shohei Ohtani Is Changing Baseball

Apr 12, 2018

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Russia's Military Capabilities

Apr 12, 2018

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