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Syria attack kills 4 Americans, complicates withdrawal plan

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A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed two U.S. soldiers and two American citizens in northern Syria. More>>

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Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of the Union speech

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Congress is planning to skip next week's planned recess if the partial government shutdown continues. More>>

Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

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Some of the first stops for Democrats wanting to succeed President Donald Trump are the studios where CBS' Stephen Colbert and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow work. More>>

EPA nominee: Climate change huge issue, not greatest crisis

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Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler's past lobbying work for coal companies and other industries regulated by the agency is expected to draw scrutiny Wednesday when a Senate committee considers his nomination to the post full time. More>>

The Latest: Trump signs bill giving federal workers back pay

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked President Donald Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation _ set for Jan. 29 _ until the government reopens. More>>

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

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On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists. More>>

Justices appear ready to void Tennessee alcohol sales law

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The Supreme Court appears ready to strike down a Tennessee provision that requires people to live in the state for two years before obtaining a license to sell alcohol. More>>

May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by an historic margin. More>>

The Latest: UK's May wins vote to keep job, Brexit chaos

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Britain's envoy to Germany says the European Union might help avert a "no-deal" Brexit if it's prepared to shift its position on the issue of future border controls with Ireland. More>>

UN: At least 890 killed in December clashes in Congo

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The U.N. human rights office says "credible sources" indicate that at least 890 people were killed over three days in several villages in western Congo last month amid apparent clashes between communities. More>>

After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

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The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed peacefully into Guatemala, under the watchful eyes of about 200 Guatemalan police and soldiers. More>>

ORRR-DUHHH: Britain Parliament speaker seeks to calm debate

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John Bercow, the speaker of Britain's House of Commons, plays a big role in shaping the raucous Brexit debate and sometimes sounds like a headmaster trying to get unruly pupils to behave. More>>

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

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Iran's English-language arm of state TV says its American-born anchorwoman was arrested after flying into US. More>>

Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

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Kenyan police say there is still "an active security operation" in and around the hotel complex attacked by Islamic extremist gunmen Tuesday amid sporadic gunfire from the scene. More>>

2 US service members, 2 US civilians killed in Syria blast

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Explosion, casualties reported near US-led coalition patrol in northern Syrian town of Manbij. More>>

Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

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Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved footprints to create a robot model of prehistoric life. More>>

Grocery robots detect spills - with some far-off human help

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A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise. More>>

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

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Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. More>>

Europeans unravel massive tennis match-fixing ring

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Tennis players are being questioned this week by police in France on suspicion of fixing matches. More>>

Michigan State president faces ouster amid Nassar fallout

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Michigan State University's board has called an impromptu meeting amid renewed criticism of interim President John Engler's handling of the fallout around disgraced ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. More>>

Sears staves off liquidation, stores to remain open

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Sears avoids liquidation after 11th-hour negotiations buy more time for the 132-year-old department store. More>>

The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

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New dilemma in teen vaping epidemic: no approved medications to ween young people off nicotine. More>>

Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

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The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has revived a frequently overlooked discussion about colorism. More>>

EU leaders plead with UK to get its act together on Brexit

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The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says the bloc is stepping up preparations for a chaotic no-deal departure of Britain from the bloc after the rejection of the draft withdrawal deal in London. More>>

Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

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Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents have acknowledged they're starting the case at a disadvantage after their client gave detectives a detailed confession. More>>

Los Angeles teachers union hints at new talks during strike

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Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as thousands of teachers planned to walk picket lines for a third day, after being joined on strike for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools. More>>

Robert Durst murder trial set for September in Los Angeles

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New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been scheduled to go on trial in late summer on charges of killing a friend in Los Angeles nearly two decades ago. More>>

Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

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Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s. More>>

Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide

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A U.S. judge in California has blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. More>>

The Latest: 2 US troops, 2 US civilians dead in Syria blast

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U.S. military says American service members have been killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria. More>>

Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

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Iran says it has conducted a satellite launch criticized by the U.S., but the satellite has failed to reach orbit. More>>

World's permafrost gets warmer; Siberia rises the most

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Scientists say permafrost measurements around the world show it has warmed by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade. More>>

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

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Scientists have found that Antarctica's massive ice sheet is melting 6 times faster than it did in the 1980s. More>>

The Latest: MSU trustee says Engler 'has a decision to make'

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A Michigan State University trustee says the board will seek to oust interim school President John Engler if he doesn't resign amid criticism of his handling of the fallout around disgraced ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. More>>

Huawei fires sales manager who Poland charged with spying

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Chinese tech company Huawei says it has fired an employee who was arrested in Poland and charged with spying for China. More>>

Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest

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The Rolling Stones will be among the headliners for the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. More>>

Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

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Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word of mouth and social networks to find handyman work and looking for traditional temp gigs to help pay the bills during the longest shutdown in US history. More>>

The shutdown today: IRS recalls about 46,000 workers Video included

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The shutdown today: Candy and a walkout by the president. More>>

Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

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Questioned by Senate, Barr tries to assure Democrats that he won't be a Trump loyalist as attorney general. More>>

Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

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A Dallas man is the latest Holocaust survivor to have his story recorded in such a way that generations to come will be able to ask his image questions. More>>

Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

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Craft beer taps get squeezed as government shutdown delays new releases and brewery openings. More>>

White House denounces Rep. King's white supremacy remarks Video included

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The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as "abhorrent.". More>>

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

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Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes. More>>

Netflix renews 'Grace and Frankie' ahead of season 5 debut

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As the fifth-season adventures of "Grace and Frankie" begin, Netflix says viewers can rest assured that there's more to come. More>>

Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings 'uncharted territory' Video included

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A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-like security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. More>>

Similar struggles have led to recent teacher strikes in US

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The complaints of teachers who have gone on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts elsewhere. More>>

After years of King's remarks, why now for the GOP response? Video included

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Fellow Republicans' tolerance of longtime Iowa Rep. Steve King appears over, after a seemingly endless string of comments seen as insensitive and even racist. More>>

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. More>>

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

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A Colombian drug trafficker has testified that Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico. More>>

Pope wants bishops to punish sex abusers, not cover up cases

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Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend all sessions of his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit next month that will include plenary meetings, witness testimony and a penitential Mass. More>>

Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

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Health care proposals are among the first actions for some new Democratic governors and Democratically controlled legislatures. More>>

US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one

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Officials the current flu season is shaping up to be milder, after last year's brutal one. More>>

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

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A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. More>>

The rules for Wednesday's no-confidence vote in Parliament

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The opposition in Britain's Parliament has put forward a "no confidence" motion, triggering a vote on the future of Prime Minister Theresa May's government that is scheduled for Wednesday. More>>

Effervescent 'Hello, Dolly!' icon Carol Channing mourned

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Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. More>>

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

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The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown _ nearly 60 percent of its workforce _ to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid. More>>

Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets

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Huawei founder says company would not share user secrets with Chinese government. More>>

The Latest: Macron tells Britain "good luck" with Brexit

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The German government is denying a British tabloid report claiming Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered to help U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May get a better Brexit deal. More>>

UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

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Lawmakers in Britain are preparing to deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union after two years of political upheaval and talks with the bloc. More>>

Former major leaguer Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

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Former major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. More>>

Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers

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Los Angeles parents are wondering how much their kids were learning during a teacher strike in the nation's second-largest school district. More>>

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

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China is expressing "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a retrial. More>>

Trump's attorney general nominee: 'I will not be bullied' Video included

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President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee expected to face questions about Russia probe, executive powers at confirmation hearing. More>>

House rebukes GOP's Steve King over racist remarks Video included

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House GOP denies Iowa's Steve King a place on committees after remarks about race. More>>

Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

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Gunfire, blast at upscale complex in Kenya's capital; people being carried from flaming scene. More>>

The Latest: Graham says Barr will 'do well' in Senate vote

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The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says attorney general nominee William Barr's unsolicited memo criticizing the Russia investigation showed a "determined effort to undermine Bob Mueller.". More>>

The Latest: Nairobi attack survivors reunite with families

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The Latest: Gunfire, blast at upscale complex in Kenya's capital; people being carried from flaming scene. More>>

Last year's Central American caravan dwindles, new one forms

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Another caravan of Central American migrants has set out from Honduras seeking to reach the U.S. border, following the same route used by thousands last year. More>>

German, Japanese leaders to attend Davos as Trump sits out

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World Economic Forum leaders say Germany's Angela Merkel, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shinzo Abe of Japan will be among key world leaders attending its annual Davos event. More>>

The Latest: House approves measure rebuking Iowa Rep. King Video included

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No. 3 House Republican leader Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming suggests GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa should leave Congress. More>>

APNewsBreak: New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

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The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral in California that could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and lead to the slaughter of wild horses. More>>

Explaining the border 'backstop' that halted Brexit deal

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Prime Minister Theresa May faces widespread opposition to her divorce deal with the European Union, primarily because of the "backstop" _ a provision designed to prevent the reintroduction of border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland. More>>

China broadcasts spacecraft pictures from moon's far side

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China has broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon's far side. More>>

Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

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Gillette ad encouraging men to 'say the right thing' and 'act the right way' draws online ire. More>>

Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

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Complaint: Kidnapping suspect kept Wisconsin girl trapped under his bed after killing her parents. More>>

High drama, few results as Trump warns of 'long' shutdown Video included

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Trump says he shouldn't need to declare national emergency to build border wall, isn't looking to do so. More>>

Trump's burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

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President Donald Trump is paying tribute to Clemson for winning the national championship with a White House ceremony Monday evening. More>>

The Latest: Dem freshmen seek out McConnell to talk shutdown

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The White House has invited rank-and-file House Democrats to lunch with President Donald Trump, bypassing Speaker Nancy Pelosi as part of a strategy to peel off centrist and freshman lawmakers to support funding his U.S.-Mexico border wall. More>>

Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

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A Saudi teen whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention says she wants to work in support of freedom for women around the world for years to come. More>>

EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low

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Government figures show the EPA has hit a 30-year low in the number of pollution cases referred for criminal prosecution. More>>

Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels

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Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels showing the beer's ingredients and calories as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving. More>>

Trump says changes coming in US handling of high-tech visas

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President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad. More>>

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

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Prosecutors say an armed man burst into a UPS facility in New Jersey and took two female workers hostage before officers stormed in and resolved the ordeal. More>>

Company known for deep cost-cutting offers to buy Gannett

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The bid by a hedge-fund backed media company for the owner of USA Today is raising more fears in the battered newspaper industry about further contraction and job cuts. More>>

Jimmy Fallon: Puerto Rican episode a 'love letter' to island

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Jimmy Fallon is calling his 'Tonight Show' episode taped in Puerto Rico a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode. More>>

Trump's AG nominee defends memo criticizing Mueller probe

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President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general will tell senators "it is vitally important" that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation. More>>

At Trump's side, Border Patrol union leader in spotlight

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Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom about there being no winners in a government shutdown. More>>

Baby boy or girl? It seems Harry and Meghan don't know yet

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Baby boy or baby girl? Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have apparently chosen not to learn the gender of the baby they are expecting this spring. More>>

Iowa's King off House committees after remarks about race

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A senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus is introducing a formal punishment for Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, over his comments about white supremacy. More>>

Saudi refugee in Canada expects more women to flee homeland

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A Saudi woman who has become a refugee in Canada says in an Australian television interview that she expects her experience will inspire other women to flee her homeland. More>>

Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

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A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive. More>>

UK leader in frantic final push to win Brexit deal backing

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British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to tell lawmakers she has received further assurances about her Brexit deal from the European Union, in a last-ditch attempt to win support for the unpopular agreement. More>>

Poles unite in grief over assassination of Gdansk mayor

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Polish blood donors are coming forward in droves in a bid to save the life of Gdansk's mayor, who needs transfusions after being stabbed in the heart and the abdomen while on stage at a charity event. More>>

Trump's evolving foreign policy challenges top US diplomat

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Pompeo in Saudi Arabia for Mideast crises talks: Syria, Yemen wars, threats from Iran, murder of journalist Khashoggi. More>>

'McJesus' sculpture sparks outrage among Israel's Christians

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An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country's Arab Christian minority. More>>

Big winners in Trump rollback of wetlands rules? Developers

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President Donald Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration's proposal last month rolling back federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country. More>>

Parents wonder if kids are learning amid Los Angeles strike Video included

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A strike by thousands of teachers in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is all but inevitable starting Monday after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. More>>

Utility seeks bankruptcy protection over California fires

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The CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric is stepping down and a newspaper says employees could learn this week if the utility will declare insolvency while facing billions of dollars in liability over its role in recent California wildfires. More>>

Italian fugitive brought home to serve life term for murder

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A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago is heading home to serve a life sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia by a team of Interpol agents. More>>

Zimbabwe army deploys to disperse fuel protests, 13 injured

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Protesters block roads in some parts in Zimbabwe's capital after the government more than doubled the price of gasoline. More>>

The Latest: May says Brexit won't see workers' rights cut

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The British government has published a letter from European Union leaders that it hopes will ease U.K. lawmakers' worries over the Brexit agreement between Britain and the bloc. More>>

Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

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President Donald Trump is issuing a denial Monday that he had ever worked for Russia, as he lobs attacks at the former federal officials who have launched investigations against him. More>>

Kidnapping suspect targeted girl after seeing her get on bus Video included

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A man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents is due to make his first court appearance. More>>

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

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Several people familiar with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's plans say the New York Democrat is expected to take steps toward launching a presidential campaign in the coming days by forming an exploratory committee. More>>

Trump declares he'll 'never back down' in shutdown fight Video included

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Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, but lawmakers will face with the same lingering question: When will the partial government shutdown end?. More>>

Police: Utah mall shooting that wounded 2 was gang dispute

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One of two victims wounded in a Utah mall shooting is out of the hospital as authorities continue to search for the assailants. More>>

On bad hip, Andy Murray out in 1st round of Australian Open

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Maria Sharapova gave an illustration of why she's got the second-best record in first-round matches at the majors when she beat Harriet Dart 6-0, 6-0 to start the Australian Open. More>>

Report: 2 killed, 40 detained in new gay purge in Chechnya

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LGBT rights activists say that at least two people have died and about 40 people detained in what has been described as a new crackdown on gay people in Russia's Chechnya. More>>

No. of no-show airport security screeners soars in shutdown

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The world's busiest airport reports that passengers were waiting more than an hour to get through each of its three checkpoints in the domestic terminal as screeners worked without pay. More>>

The Latest: Prosecutor lauds Jayme Closs for bravery, escape

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A Wisconsin man has been charged with kidnapping, two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and armed burglary in the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the slaying of her parents. More>>

Gov. Pritzker gives Democrats near-record power in Illinois

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Billionaire J.B. Pritzker took the oath as Illinois governor, giving Democrats nearly unprecedented power at the Statehouse after four years of divided government only worsened the economic woes of a state billions of dollars in debt. More>>

Trump seeks to sell shutdown, trade policies to farmers

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President Donald Trump is on his way to Louisiana after a mechanical issue delayed Air Force One's departure from Washington. More>>

Detroit show has SUVs, horsepower, but electric cars are few

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Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week. More>>

In and Out: Trump selective about travel during shutdown

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In and Out: Trump being selective about travel during partial government shutdown. More>>

Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at auto show

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SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit's auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda. More>>

Chinese exports to US sank last month as tariffs took a toll

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China 2018 exports up 7.1 percent, imports up 12.9 percent as trade battle heats up. More>>

Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients

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Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options _ or maybe even push the products off the market. More>>

Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain

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A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents. More>>

The Latest: Poland mayor mourned as critic of anti-Semitism

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A spokeswoman for Poland's ruling right-wing party has condemned a knife attack on an opposition city mayor as "barbaric" and has called for less aggression in politics. More>>

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and wife divorcing after 25 years

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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announces on Twitter that he and his wife of 25 years have decided to divorce. More>>

Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

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Liberal lawmakers challenge Trump with drug cost legislation that echoes some of his own themes. More>>

Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat

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More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like meat. More>>

2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

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With final preparations under way, 2020 presidential primary season ready to explode. More>>

Criminalizing 1st-time DUIs is a tough sell in Wisconsin

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A handful of Wisconsin Republicans are hoping new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will help them finally criminalize first-offense drunken driving. More>>

Supreme Court stays out of dispute over Whitaker appointment

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The Supreme Court is refusing to be drawn into a dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the acting U.S. attorney general. More>>

Beautiful! Carole King shows up as herself in Broadway bio

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Audience members seeing "Beautiful: A Carole King Musical" got a unique surprise when music legend King appeared in the role of herself for the first time to celebrate the show's fifth anniversary on Broadway. More>>

Russia tells Japan retaking Pacific islands not on horizon

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The foreign Ministers of Russia and Japan are conducting talks on disputed Pacific islands. More>>

Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

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Pompeo: Trump's threat against Turkey if it attacks Syrian Kurdish fighters underscores US commitment to partners. More>>

Shirley Boone, wife of Pat Boone and philanthropist, dies

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Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. More>>

Indonesia recovers Lion Air jet's cockpit voice recorder

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An Indonesian official says the cockpit voice recorder of the Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October has been found. More>>

Barr as attorney general: old job, very different Washington

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If confirmed as attorney general, Barr would return to a Justice Department in a very different Washington. More>>

Trump's weekend: New Russia questions, shutdown irritants

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President Donald Trump avoided giving a direct answer when asked if he currently is or has ever worked for Russia. More>>

China sentences Canadian to death, raises diplomatic tension

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A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive. More>>

No stethoscope for pain: Scientists seek real way to measure Video included

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There's no stethoscope for pain: Scientists are seeking ways to finally take a real measure of the ache so patients no longer have to hope they're describing it right. More>>

How long can O'Rourke wait as 2020 pace picks up around him?

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke is doing anything he can to keep interest going in potential 2020 presidential candidacy, without actually jumping in quite yet. More>>

Trump says US will hurt Turkey economically if it hits Kurds

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President Donald Trump says if Turkey attacks the U.S.-backed Kurdish forces fighting in Syria, the United States will "devastate Turkey economically.". More>>

The Latest: Italian militant reassigned to island prison

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A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago has arrived in Rome to serve a life prison sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia by a team of Interpol agents. More>>

Food giants undermined China's obesity fight, scholar says

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A new research paper says a food industry-funded group undermined China's efforts to keep obesity rates in check. More>>

Saudi energy minister concerned about oil price volatility

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Saudi energy minister urges oil producers to do better to narrow price swings from $60 to above $86 a barrel. More>>

Man who killed officer said he was hit by ultrasonic waves

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Among the evidence recovered from the home of a man who shot and killed a rookie California police officer were two unregistered guns and a letter claiming police had been bombarding him with ultrasonic waves. More>>

NBC News, Megyn Kelly reach separation agreement

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NBC reaches a separation agreement with Megyn Kelly, who was hired from Fox News Channel with great expectations that never matched reality. More>>

'Miracle' flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

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10 years post 'Miracle,' lives changed in ways big and small. More>>

Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

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Sony Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28, earn 8th straight trip to AFC championship game. More>>

Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

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The New Orleans Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees, two interceptions by Marcus Lattimore, and rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 to advance to the NFC championship game. More>>

Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new uranium enrichment

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The head of Iran's nuclear program says the Islamic Republic has begun "preliminary activities for designing" a modern process for 20-percent uranium enrichment for its 50-year-old research reactor in Tehran, signaling new danger for the nuclear deal. More>>

Doctors fight to save Polish mayor stabbed in heart on stage

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A Polish private television broadcaster is reporting that a man has stabbed the mayor of the city of Gdansk. More>>

Iran summons Polish envoy in protest against upcoming summit

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Iran summons Polish envoy following Pompeo's announcement that Poland will host international conference on Iran. More>>

Venezuelan congress leader briefly detained amid standoff

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The fledgling head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress was pulled from his car and briefly detained Sunday. More>>

Pompeo: Qatar diplomatic crisis 'has dragged on too long'

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Pompeo says ongoing boycott of Qatar by 4 of America's Mideast allies 'has dragged on too long'. More>>

Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

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Shutdown in its fourth week, Trump says he has 'no idea' if deal can be struck with Pelosi to reopen all government agencies. More>>

With no new talks, LA teacher strike all but inevitable Video included

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A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is all but inevitable starting Monday after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. More>>

Italian fugitive captured 3 decades after murder conviction

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The Italian government is praising the capture in Bolivia of fugitive Italian communist militant Cesare Battisti and is vowing he will "finish his days in prison" to serve his 1981 murder convictions. More>>

Austria avalanche kills 3; Ski patrollers killed in France

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Police say three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps and a fourth is missing. More>>

To ovations, Hamilton's star reprises role in Puerto Rico

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is reprising his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria. More>>

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

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Government shutdown enters 22nd day, becoming the longest federal closure in US history. More>>

Family: Wisconsin teen in 'good spirits' post-kidnap, escape Video included

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The grandfather of a 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl says she's in "exceptionally good spirits" after being found nearly three months after authorities say she was kidnapped during a home invasion that left her parents dead. More>>

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

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Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Democratic race for president, and he could end up being the only Latino in what's expected to be a crowded field of contenders. More>>

Pence's pickle: How to bargain when no one speaks for Trump

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Pence's pickle: How to negotiate for Trump when no one speaks for Trump but Trump. More>>

Bulgaria's oldest city honored as European culture capital

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Plovdiv, the oldest city in Bulgaria, has been officially inaugurated as the European Capital of Culture for 2019. More>>

Wisconsin kidnapping, killing suspect lived under the radar Video included

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The man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents two months ago appears to have led an unremarkable existence until then. More>>

Clemson celebrates latest title amid cheers and doughnuts

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Amid roaring cheers and doughnuts, thousands of Clemson fans celebrate latest football title. More>>

Shutdown puts strain on hundreds of Native American tribes

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The federal government shutdown has put a strain on hundreds of Native American tribes across the country that rely on federal funding guaranteed by treaties, acts of Congress and other agreements. More>>

Medieval woman's hidden art career revealed by blue teeth

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Brilliant blue flecks found on the teeth of a woman who died anonymously about 1,000 years ago have cast new light on the role of women and art in medieval Europe. More>>

Ex-kidnapping victims: Jayme Closs needs space, time to heal

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Former kidnapping victims say 13-year-old Jayme Closs must be allowed to discuss her ordeal on her own terms as she tries to recover from her traumatic experiences. More>>

Granddad: Wisconsin girl has no link to suspected kidnapper

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Investigators in Wisconsin say they're trying to figure out what prompted a man suspected in the abduction of 13-year-old Jayme Closs to carry out the crime. More>>

Israel confirms Syria strike, ends mission on Lebanon border

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Israel's military says troops have found last tunnel dug by Hezbollah militants for cross-border attacks. More>>

Trump calls report on FBI probe of him 'most insulting'

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New York Times reports that law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump's behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began investigating whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests. More>>

Trump AG pick poised to reclaim old job in a changed capital Video included

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As attorney general a quarter century ago, William Barr promoted more police and prisons to address violence ravaging American cities. More>>

Greek PM Tsipras faces confidence vote after minister quits

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Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, leader of the junior partner in the country's coalition government, has resigned over the Macedonia name deal, which he opposes. More>>

Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

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An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home is expected to arrive Saturday in Canada, which has granted her asylum. More>>

Body found in rubble brings toll to 4 in Paris bakery blast Video included

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The Paris prosecutor's office says rescuers have found a body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by a powerful explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four. More>>

Recreational fishing rules to be overhauled under new law

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The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul in the coming year due to a new law passed by Congress. More>>

2 ski patrollers killed in French Alps by avalanche charges

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French police said two ski patrol rescuers were killed by the explosion of the devices they used to trigger avalanches as they were securing the slopes in a ski resort in the Alps. More>>

French yellow vest protests hit 9th week, clash with police

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The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops to brace for possible violence between police and yellow vest protesters, as the nationwide movement seeks a new stage for its weekly demonstrations. More>>

Selective shutdown? Trump tries to blunt impact, takes heat

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Selective reopening of government offices to ease the pain for some citizens shows willingness to cut corners and wade into dubious territory, experts say. More>>

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