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Florida students pushing for gun regulations face pushback

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The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature. More>>

Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence Video included

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Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walk-outs to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting. More>>

Speaking out: Students who survived shooting talk activism Video included

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Many students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School have turned into outspoken gun control advocates. More>>

Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

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A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court. More>>

Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol Video included

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Some of the high school students who traveled to Florida's state capital for protests after last week's mass shooting committed what may have been their young movement's first act of civil disobedience. More>>

Republican congresswoman: Many mass murderers are Democrats

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Republican congresswoman says 'many' people who commit mass murder are Democrats, but she offers no evidence; Democratic challenger calls her comments 'disgusting' and 'toxic'. More>>

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

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Quid pro Trump? Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration. More>>

For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents Video included

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Billy Graham was a fixture of the presidency, offering counsel and comfort to the man in the White House. More>>

Trump endorsees raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

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Students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. More>>

Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

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Foreign leaders are looking to cultivate stronger ties with US governors and mayors, an interest that will be on display at this weekend's meeting of governors. More>>

Beyond 'Obamacare': New liberal plan on health care overhaul

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New plan from liberal policy group calls for 'Medicare Extra' to guarantee coverage for all, but keeps role for employers and private insurance. More>>

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

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In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting inside a school, Trump says that if one of the victims had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it.". More>>

The Latest: Trump tweets support for NRA, weighs gun limits

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President Donald Trump is continuing to talk about the possibility of arming teachers, saying he means concealed weapons for "gun adept teachers with military or special training experience.". More>>

Senate to weigh punishment for member accused of misconduct

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The California Senate is preparing to debate punishment for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct. More>>

Mueller files new charges in Manafort case

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Court records indicate at least one new charge has been filed under seal in the case against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. More>>

Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio put on defensive at televised town hall event by angry students, teachers and parents demanding stronger gun-control measures after school shooting rampage. More>>

Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands

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A year of turmoil at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of staff members re-assigned, key positions go unfilled, rules governing industry shelved and a mass resignation from a National Park system advisory board. More>>

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

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Insiders say the U.S. indictment against the St. Petersburg troll farm only scratches the surface of the agency's zany, ambitious operations _ and glosses over just how unconvincing some of its stunts could be. More>>

Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story

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The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence. More>>

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

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In a heated debate set to last 13 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. More>>

The Latest: Angry students, parents confront Sen. Rubio

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The day before 17 people were gunned down inside a Florida school, a co-worker says the suspect made plans to go with him to a shooting range. More>>

Banned ex-FIFA head Blatter backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

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Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has endorsed Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid while banned from soccer roles for financial misconduct. More>>

White House says US could reach 3 percent growth rate

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The White House says the U.S. could achieve annual growth rates of 3 percent through the next decade if President Donald Trump's policies on regulations and infrastructure are enacted. More>>

Blinded investigator to Indonesia graft fighters: Stay brave

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An anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to "stay brave" as he returns to Indonesia after months of medical treatment. More>>

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

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Donald Trump Jr. says any talk that his family is profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he kicked off a highly publicized visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name. More>>

Procession planned for 'America's Pastor,' Rev. Billy Graham Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, who was known as "America's Pastor," has died at his North Carolina home at 99. More>>

Oversight committee wants to look at Pruitt's travel records

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A congressional oversight committee wants to take a look at travel records for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. More>>

School shooting victims plead with Trump for action

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With searing anger, raw emotion and heartfelt pleas, parents, students and others impacted by school shootings came to the White House to implore President Donald Trump to take action. More>>

Liberal group proposing plan for health coverage for all

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Center for American Progress proposing a new health plan that builds on Medicare as a way to guarantee coverage for all. More>>

Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents Video included

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As pastor to presidents from both parties, the Rev. Billy Graham offered more than just prayer. More>>

The Latest: Billy Graham gave more than prayer to presidents Video included

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As pastor to presidents from both parties, the Rev. Billy Graham offered more than just prayer. More>>

Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

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President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling. More>>

California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologizes

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The California Senate is weighing whether to punish a colleague after an independent investigation confirmed he likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women. More>>

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws Video included

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Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now. More>>

Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99 Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. More>>

'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

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Trump declares that more must be done to protect America's children, asks Justice Department to seek ban on rapid-fire bump stocks. More>>

House panel seeks info on EPA chief's first-class flights

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A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. More>>

GOP leaders request hold on Pennsylvania congressional map

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Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature say they're about to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the imposition of new congressional maps, two days after they were announced by the state's highest court. More>>

Billy Graham dies: 'America's Pastor,' adviser to presidents Video included

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The Rev. Billy Graham, dead at 99, was 'America's pastor' and a pioneer in use of television in mass evangelism. More>>

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House Video included

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Billy Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique, but he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction. More>>

APNewsBreak: Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company

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A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company that he owns, a mysterious outfit that uses one of his federal staffers in a false testimonial for its services. More>>

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

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Trump administration backs less-comprehensive, lower cost health plans in proposed rules. More>>

The Latest: NRA protests minimum age hike for rifles

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Maryland high school students who rallied at the U.S. Capitol in support of stronger gun control have marched to the White House. More>>

A look at the scandals surrounding Israel's prime minister

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A look at the scandals engulfing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political life while denying any wrongdoing. More>>

The Latest: Governor focusing on court order for new map

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Pennsylvania's 2 highest-ranking Republican legislative leaders ask US Supreme Court to block new congressional district map viewed as likely to help Democrats. More>>

Supreme Court sides with Chicago museum in terror case

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The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at Chicago museums to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. More>>

The Latest: House seeks records of EPA chief's travel

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A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. More>>

Woman in affair that led US rep to resign now seeks office

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A woman whose affair with a married eight-term Pennsylvania congressman led to his resignation is now pursuing her own run for the U.S. House. More>>

Reports suggest GOP House hopeful got racy texts from aide

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A Christian minister running to replace a congressman who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations reportedly traded suggestive text messages with a female staffer who included a topless photo of herself in one of the exchanges. More>>

NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

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Witnesses to a collision between a train carrying Republican congressmen and a garbage truck in rural Virginia have told investigators that the truck entered the railroad crossing after safety gates came down to warn drivers about the approaching train. More>>

Texas governor weighs parole board's advice on inmate's fate

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The fate of a convicted Texas killer nearing execution is in Gov. Greg Abbott's hands after the state parole board made the rare recommendation that the prisoner's life be spared. More>>

Lawyer: Melania Trump's parents are permanent US residents

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A lawyer representing first lady Melania Trump's parents says that both are living legally in the U.S. Attorney Michael Wildes says Viktor and Amalija Knavs "are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents.". More>>

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

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A Denver-area congressman whose district was the site of the Aurora movie theater shooting in 2012 was booed at a town hall Tuesday night as people called for action after the Florida school shooting. More>>

Geraldo Rivera talks weapons age-limits with Trump

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Television personality Geraldo Rivera says he has discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons with President Donald Trump, adding that Trump "took it under advisement.". More>>

Vandalism, violent incidents mark Italy's election campaign

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Acts of vandalism and violence are marking Italy's election campaign. More>>

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

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A court in Bahrain has sentenced a prominent activist to five years in prison over tweets alleging torture at a prison in his country and criticizing Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. More>>

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

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Indictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents. More>>

Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow

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The Supreme Court says whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly. More>>

Madrid art fair yanks photo exhibit amid political spat

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Madrid's International Art Fair has yanked an exhibition entitled "Political Prisoners in Contemporary Spain," prompting charges of censorship against the government-funded body which operates the event venue. More>>

Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads for the United States accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. More>>

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

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State Department says North Korean officials passed up an opportunity to meet face to face with Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to South Korea for the Olympic Games. More>>

Secret Service clears suspicious vehicle by White House

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The Secret Service says officers are responding to a suspicious vehicle near the White House. More>>

White House: New policy won't affect Trump's son-in-law

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White House says Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, won't be affected by a new policy aimed at those without a permanent security clearance. More>>

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race Video included

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. More>>

Latvian official misses ECB meeting as investigation deepens

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The Latvian official on the European Central Bank's top policymaking council will miss a scheduled meeting Wednesday amid an investigation into reported corruption. More>>

Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

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A special election is being held in Kentucky to replace a legislator who killed himself after allegations surfaced from a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. More>>

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

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An ethics complaint has been filed against an Idaho state senator after a tweet from an account purported to be the Republican lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague. More>>

After teenager's arrest, liberal Vermont ponders gun safety

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What Vermont officials consider a near-miss on a high school shooting is giving a boost to gun control efforts in the state Legislature. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Florida shooting survivors demand action on guns; Israeli media say Netanyahu confidant will testify against him; Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in final Olympic downhill. More>>

The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

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Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein says the goal of 13 Russians and three Russian entities charged Friday was "spreading distrust" of 2016 candidates and the political system. More>>

Kansas lawmakers split on response to teen governor hopefuls

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More than half a dozen prospective candidates in the crowded Kansas governor's race are teenagers, and legislators are divided over whether to try to prevent having such young hopefuls in the field in the future. More>>

Attorney admits he lied to Mueller's federal agents

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President Donald Trump is suggesting Democrats are hypocrites for insisting that past elections weren't rigged, only to blame Russians for meddling after he took the White House. More>>

How a law firm's work on Ukraine ties into the Russia probe

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Questions and answers on how a law firm's work on Ukraine ties into Mueller's Russia probe. More>>

Stephen King in tweet slams congressman as "NRA sweetheart"

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Author Stephen King is calling a Maine congressman an "NRA sweetheart" for receiving thousands of dollars from the gun rights advocacy group. More>>

Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100 Video included

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Syrian activists, paramedics say 98 people were killed in government shelling of rebel-held Damascus suburbs on Monday. More>>

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India Video included

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The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on Indians who have bought units in Trump-branded developments. More>>

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns Video included

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A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives. More>>

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

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Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls. More>>

US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

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US says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at last minute. More>>

Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secrets

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It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. More>>

Investigation of California senator finds 6 misconduct cases

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An investigation has determined a California senator likely engaged in six instances of flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with female staff members and lobbyists in the past decade. More>>

The Latest: Stoneman Douglas students greeted in Tallahassee

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Two buses are preparing to take about 100 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to Tallahassee so that they can pressure state lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws. More>>

The Latest: Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

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President Donald Trump is crediting "popular Tax Cuts which the Dems want to take away" with giving his Republican Party an edge in recent polling. More>>

Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania's district map

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The map of congressional districts imposed by Pennsylvania's high court for the state's 2018 elections gives Democrats a boost in their mission to wrest control of the U.S. House. More>>

Students shaken by shooting focus on stopping gun violence

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Survivors of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead are channeling their anger and sadness into action. More>>

Supreme Court rejects 2 gun rights appeals

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The Supreme Court is rejecting two challenges by guns rights groups to California laws regulating firearms' sales. More>>

Ethics Committee confirms review of Tennessee lawmaker

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The House Ethics Committee is confirming that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan of Tennessee, who is now serving his 16th term in the House and has already announced he won't seek re-election. More>>

The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors have filed a new charge against a London-based lawyer they say lied to federal investigators in the Russia probe. More>>

Shulkin intends to stay in VA post with White House support

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, fighting for political survival, says he has the president's trust and will stay in his job. More>>

The Latest: Group says Syria death toll tops 100 for the day

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The Latest: UNICEF's 'blank' statement decries killings of scores, including children, in rebel-held Damascus suburb. More>>

Advocacy group sues Justice for prison policy files

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An advocacy group is suing the Justice Department for not turning over records sought under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. More>>

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

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A growing number of states are considering laws allowing courts to temporarily remove guns from people considered to be dangerous. More>>

Serena Williams champions issues on _ and off _ tennis court

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Serena Williams, other black women athletes stand up on the issues, but often struggle to be heard. More>>

Trump endorses Romney's Senate bid _ and Romney accepts

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President Donald Trump and Mitt Romney have been at odds off and on, but they now see eye to eye on Romney's bid for a Senate seat from Utah. More>>

Trump to attend Gridiron Dinner after skipping it last year

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President Donald Trump plans to attend the annual Gridiron Dinner, a white-tie society affair he stayed away from last year. More>>

Supreme Court won't take case of Dead Sea Scrolls defendant

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The Supreme Court won't take up the case of a blogger convicted of criminally impersonating his father's academic rivals on the subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls. More>>

Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency

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Maldives' parliament has approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency declared by the president to strengthen his power ignoring a plea from regional power India. More>>

Oxfam apologizes over handling of Haiti abuse scandal

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British lawmakers are set to question officials of two anti-poverty charities Tuesday amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic environments in which they work. More>>

President Trump to host Swedish prime minister March 6

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President Donald Trump will host Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven at the White House next month. More>>

Jesse Jackson: LeBron's 'slam dunk for justice is needed'

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Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's deeply insulted by Fox News host's 'attack' on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, says James' 'slam dunk for justice is needed'. More>>

Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

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The family reunification system that has been central to U.S. immigration law for half a century is suddenly facing talk of a complete overhaul thanks to President Donald Trump. More>>

Seeking Swiss safety, Catalan activist snubs Spanish probe

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A leading Catalan politician is vowing to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her role in last year's illegal secession attempt. More>>

'A nightmare': Banker tells tale of Latvian corruption

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Financial corruption and Russian money laundering has come right to the front door of the powerful European Central Bank, which oversees monetary policy for 19 countries _ all from the tiny country of Latvia. More>>

Scandals highlight Israeli leader's media obsession

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If the myriad of corruption charges currently circling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ultimately drive him from office, his downfall will likely be the result of his obsession with controlling media that refused to coddle him. More>>

Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

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Max Desfor, former AP photographer who won Pulitzer for Korean War photos, dies at 104. More>>

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

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A northern Idaho lawmaker told students affiliated with Planned Parenthood that he would call law enforcement officials if they attempted to visit his office at the Capitol. More>>

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

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The Kremlin has dismissed a U.S. indictment that charged 13 Russians with interfering in the 2016 presidential election as lacking evidence. More>>

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

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President Donald Trump spent the weekend fuming over the Russia investigation, staying largely silent about the nearby Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate. More>>

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

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President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. More>>

Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case

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Justice Neil Gorsuch holds the deciding vote in a coming Supreme Court case that could affect the financial viability of unions that are major supporters of Democratic candidates and causes. More>>

South Africa steps up action against Zuma-linked family

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South African authorities escalate anti-corruption drive against a business family linked to former president Jacob Zuma, saying they could seek Interpol's help to track suspects. More>>

Republican gains in secretary of state posts jolt Democrats

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Democrats seek to stop losses in secretary of state races, raise money for candidates. More>>

What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that

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A Minnesota law that bars voters from wearing political hats, T-shirts, buttons and other apparel to the polls is about to get a look from the Supreme Court. More>>

Pennsylvania's new congressional map could boost Democrats

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is on the cusp of imposing a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve for several seats. More>>

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

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Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. More>>

The Latest: Suspect legally purchased at least 7 long guns

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The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Florida legislators under pressure on gun laws, Russia's 'troll factory' and Pennsylvania's new congressional map. More>>

Candidates in Pennsylvania House race oppose weapons ban

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In the year's first congressional race, Republican and Democratic candidates in suburban Pittsburgh oppose banning weapons like the semi-automatic rifle used in Florida last week to kill 17 students and teachers. More>>

The Latest: Trump again attacks Obama on Twitter

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White House says President Trump supports efforts to improve federal gun background check system. More>>

The Latest: Pennsylvania congressional map could boost Dems

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court imposes new congressional district map for state's 2018 elections, meeting its deadline to do so and likely setting up a challenge from Republicans. More>>

Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

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Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about concussion-like symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called health attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. More>>

Case against activists threatens Kuwait's political openness

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Case against dozens over 2011 parliament storming renews threat to Kuwait's unique political openness, a Gulf rarity. More>>

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

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President Donald Trump is blasting the FBI, asking why they didn't investigate an Obama-era payment to Iran. More>>

After questions about travel, EPA head nixes trip to Israel

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Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is postponing a planned trip to Israel. More>>

Former VP Biden mulling another run for presidency

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Former Vice President Joe Biden may not be ready to give up on his White House dreams. Biden, who ran twice before _ in 1988 and again in 2008 _ has suggested to longtime foreign policy advisers he may have another run for the presidency in his future. More>>

Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologized

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Ex-wife of former White House aide accused of domestic abuse says she received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, who had called the initial allegations 'a vile attack'. More>>

France argues World Court has no jurisdiction in graft case

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A legal battle between France and Equatorial Guinea over the corruption prosecution of the African nation's vice president is back before the International Court of Justice, months after a Paris court convicted the vice president. More>>

The Latest: Shooting survivors focus anger at Trump, tweets

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Survivor of the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that killed 17 people are planning a march on Washington next month to pressure politicians to take action on gun violence. More>>

Israeli PM Netanyahu to Iran: Don't test Israel's resolve

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an international agreement with Iran has emboldened the regime in Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region. More>>

Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

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One of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for interfering in the American presidential election says the US justice system is unfair. More>>

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

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Indictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents. More>>

Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

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President Donald Trump is criticizing the FBI over its handling of a tip on the suspect in the Florida school shooting, says bureau spending too much time on Russia probe. More>>

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. More>>

Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims

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President Donald Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida. More>>

Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

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President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning. More>>

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

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Russians launched plot against US election in 2014, mixing old-fashioned political agitation with 21st century social media tools. More>>

Food box idea draws criticism from Democrats, advocates

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The Trump administration considers replacing food stamps with pre-assembled boxes of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods. More>>

Film showcases historically black colleges and universities

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Documentary delves into historically black colleges and universities, shows they have been about more than learning what's in books and have been driving forces for African-American economic and political advancement. More>>

Husband of slain MP Jo Cox steps down after misconduct claim

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The widower of a murdered British legislator has stepped down from two charities set up in her memory after allegations of sexual misconduct in the past were reported. More>>

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

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The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses nationwide aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. More>>

Pistorius prosecutor sets sights on South Africa's Zuma

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Former South African state prosecutor who led case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is prepared to take legal action against ex-president Jacob Zuma. More>>

The Latest: Iran vows to respond if US gives up on nuke deal

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel "will never allow the rewriting of the historical truth" about the Holocaust _ a statement that comes as tensions between Israel and Poland over the issue flare anew. More>>

Israel's Netanyahu: A singular leader with a divisive legacy

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be in serious trouble after police recommended bribery and other charges against him. More>>

Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves 'no collusion' Video included

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Trump over-reaches to claim Russian indictment is proof of 'no collusion'. More>>

FBI pressure increases with failure to avert school shooting

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The revelation that the FBI botched a tip on the Florida school shooting suspect intensifies pressure on the bureau. More>>

Florida legislators struggle with how to respond to shooting

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Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath. More>>

Budget undercuts Trump focus on mental health, school safety

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Budget undercuts Trump's call for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to Florida shootings. More>>

The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

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Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweet undercuts McMaster Russia claims

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U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. More>>

Utility offered Burgum more than free Super Bowl tickets

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's trip to the Super Bowl as a guest of a Minneapolis-based utility included free invitations to a rock concert, private parties, meals and other events. More>>

LeBron says he 'will definitely not shut up and dribble'

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LeBron says he 'will definitely not shut up and dribble'. More>>

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

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Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting. More>>

Mueller charges Russians with meddling in 2016 race

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The U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

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Many Republicans looking to Mitt Romney to be an elder statesman in the Senate, willing to take on President Donald Trump. More>>

Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws

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Teen survivors of the deadly shootings at a Florida high school are fast becoming advocates for stronger weapons laws. More>>

Parents adopting children to see higher fees, new rules

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An increase in fees, plus other regulatory changes, has fueled resentment toward the State Department among many U.S. adoption agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of international adoptions. More>>

Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair

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The New Yorker has obtained an eight-page, hand-written account written by a former Playboy Playmate who said she had a nine-month extramarital affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006. More>>

Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

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Authorities say former student accused of fatally shooting 17 people at a Florida high school excelled at marksmanship when he was on school's air-rifle program, which received a grant from National Rifle Association Foundation. More>>

South African president pledges to "turn tide" on corruption

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South Africa's new leader Ramaphosa set to address a nation eager to move on from corruption. More>>

Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left

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A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. More>>

The Latest: Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors Video included

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Sen. Bill Nelson says he's inspired by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are demanding changes to make gun violence less likely. More>>

Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

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Chief of staff John Kelly orders changes to White House security clearance process after allegations against ex-aide. More>>

Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment

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What does it mean for Trump? Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment. More>>

Records: Washington officials gave activist's info to ICE

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Newly released records confirm that the Washington state Department of Licensing gave information about an undocumented immigrant rights activist to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which has started deportation proceedings against her. More>>

Commerce Dept. backs tariffs on imported aluminum and steel

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Commerce Department recommends sanctions on aluminum and steel imports. More>>

Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate

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Young shooting survivors seemed to step from school into gun debate. More>>

Khodorkovsky plots out a long game: a post-Putin Russia

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Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he's not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president. More>>

Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is making a political comeback by running a Utah Senate seat. More>>

Trump meets Florida shooting victims, first responders Video included

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President Donald Trump is promising to tackle school safety and 'the difficult issue of mental health' in response to deadly shooting in Florida. More>>

Key players in the Trump-Russia probe

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A look at some of the key players in the Trump-Russia probe after the special counsel charged 13 Russians in a plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. More>>

The Latest: Trump praises Fla. law enforcement members

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President Donald Trump says he leaves for Florida Friday to "meet with some of the bravest people.". More>>

Failure to avert school shooting adds to pressure on FBI

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The revelation that the FBI botched a tip on the Florida school shooting suspect intensifies pressure on the bureau. More>>

Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

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Indictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents. More>>

Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment

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What does it mean for Trump? Takeaways from Mueller's Russian meddling indictment. More>>

'Putin's chef' among Russians indicted by Mueller

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One of the 13 Russians indicted for U.S. election interference is a wealthy Russian businessman with ties to Vladimir Putin. More>>

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  • US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:34 AM EST2018-02-22 07:34:20 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:56 AM EST2018-02-22 14:56:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

  • Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

    Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:13 AM EST2018-02-21 07:13:50 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:56 AM EST2018-02-22 14:56:08 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

  • Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn's last Olympic race; Gisin wins

    Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn's last Olympic race; Gisin wins

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:37 PM EST2018-02-22 04:37:26 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:56 AM EST2018-02-22 14:56:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). United States' Lindsey Vonn comes to a stop in the finish area of the women's combined downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). United States' Lindsey Vonn comes to a stop in the finish area of the women's combined downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

    Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what's likely the final race of her Winter Games career.

    Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what's likely the final race of her Winter Games career.

  • Strange NewsMore>>

  • Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

    Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-02-18 05:10:22 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:04 AM EST2018-02-22 12:04:13 GMT
    A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape. (Source: CNN)A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape. (Source: CNN)

    A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom locked themselves in cabins to escape days of violence.

    A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom locked themselves in cabins to escape days of violence.

  • Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door

    Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:13 PM EST2018-02-21 18:13:53 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:04 AM EST2018-02-22 12:04:12 GMT
    The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of an upstate New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons at their doorstep.
    The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of an upstate New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons at their doorstep.
  • APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo

    APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-02-20 23:12:34 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:04 AM EST2018-02-22 12:04:11 GMT
    (Empire State Development via AP). This screen shot from a report released on the website of New York state's economic development agency, Empire State Development, shows seven towering heavy-lift cranes to help illustrate the state's growth, but the A...(Empire State Development via AP). This screen shot from a report released on the website of New York state's economic development agency, Empire State Development, shows seven towering heavy-lift cranes to help illustrate the state's growth, but the A...
    APNewsBreak: New York economic development agency issues report illustrating state's booming growth with 8-year-old photo of construction cranes in South Africa.
    APNewsBreak: New York economic development agency issues report illustrating state's booming growth with 8-year-old photo of construction cranes in South Africa.
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  • Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

    Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:14 AM EST2018-02-22 13:14:18 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:07 AM EST2018-02-22 15:07:13 GMT
    (Becky Malewitz /South Bend Tribune via AP). Emergency crews help evacuate residents  Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Elkhart, Ind.  Crews are using boats to help northern Indiana residents amid flooding from melting snow and heavy rain moving across the ...(Becky Malewitz /South Bend Tribune via AP). Emergency crews help evacuate residents Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Elkhart, Ind. Crews are using boats to help northern Indiana residents amid flooding from melting snow and heavy rain moving across the ...
    Shelters open to help people evacuated from their homes amid flooding in Indiana, Michigan and other parts of the Midwest.
    Shelters open to help people evacuated from their homes amid flooding in Indiana, Michigan and other parts of the Midwest.
  • Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

    Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-02-22 00:44:06 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-02-22 15:06:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Carucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the wo...(AP Photo/John Carucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Weinstein has asked a judge to toss out a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him and he's invoking the wo...
    Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense.
    Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense.
  • Lawsuit: Trump's ending immigrant program racially motivated

    Lawsuit: Trump's ending immigrant program racially motivated

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:04 AM EST2018-02-22 14:04:30 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-02-22 15:06:37 GMT
    Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants are suing President Donald Trump over the administration's decision to end special protections that have allowed them to live and work in the US.
    Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants are suing President Donald Trump over the administration's decision to end special protections that have allowed them to live and work in the US.
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