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Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

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A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 20 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans. More>>

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Tshisekedi declared Congo's president, but runner-up revolts

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Party of Congo's declared election winner rejects African Union request to delay final results. More>>

Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

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High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington. More>>

Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim

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A Belarusian model who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election says she won't be saying anything more about the matter. More>>

The Latest: Congo winner calls runner-up's stance 'a shame'

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The Latest: Congo court rejects runner-up Fayulu's challenge to presidential election results. More>>

The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

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Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from a pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 66. More>>

Survivors: Up to 117 missing from sunken boat off Libya

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A rescue official says survivors have told rescuers that up to 117 migrants might have died when a rubber dinghy capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. More>>

Mothers of slain Nicaraguan students unite to seek justice

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Mothers, sisters, aunts who lost loved ones in Nicaragua repression unite to seek justice as Madres de Abril. They follow in footsteps of mothers throughout the region who for years have demanded answers in their children's murders. More>>

Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

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President Donald Trump is heading to Dover Air Force Base to pay tribute to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week. More>>

The Latest: Trump offers 'Dreamers' deal for border wall

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President Donald Trump is expected to announce later Saturday that he is open to trading protections for young immigrants in exchange for money for his long-promised border wall. More>>

Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems 'wonderful challenge'

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Advocates for gender equality are gearing up for at least four women to compete for the Democratic nomination to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. More>>

Los Angeles teachers' strike shows Garcetti risks in '20 bid

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A Los Angeles teachers' strike is highlighting political risks for Mayor Eric Garcetti as he ponders a run for president. More>>

Trump offers temporary 'Dreamers' deal for border wall

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President Donald Trump says he'll make a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon, as the standstill over his border wall continues. More>>

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women's March returns

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The Women's March is returning to Washington on Saturday, bracing for inclement weather, coping with an ideological split and reconfiguring its route due to the government shutdown. More>>

The shutdown today: Trump makes offer to Democrats Video included

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

The Latest: Laquan McDonald killing prompts political action

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Activists angry and disappointed by the outcome of cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald say the path forward is turning tragedy into political power. More>>

The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup

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A United Airlines plane has skidded off a runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport amid snowy and icy weather. More>>

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

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Seven weeks after a massive earthquake struck Alaska, the seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with anxiety. More>>

Students in 'MAGA' hats mock Native American after rally

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A diocese in Kentucky is looking into videos that show youths, possibly from the diocese's all-male high school, mocking Native Americans at a rally in Washington. More>>

Trump 'appreciates' Mueller's statement on report's accuracy

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The special counsel's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of a news report saying that President Donald Trump told his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. More>>

Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations

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Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster. More>>

Britain's Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

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Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over in a collision with another vehicle. More>>

'Don't cry': Serena consoles Australian Open foe; Halep next

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US Open champion Naomi Osaka rallied after being a set and a break down to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 win over Hsieh Su-wei. More>>

Roger Who? Federer can't get past Australian Open security

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Even Roger Federer needs a photo ID to get where he's going at the Australian Open. More>>

More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

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Beer snobs in states where grocers could offer only low-alcohol brands are raising their mugs to stronger brews thanks to updated laws that could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. More>>

Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

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Photos and video taken by an animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of potentially illicit products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including elephant leather clothing and furniture. More>>

French yellow vests protest despite Macron's outreach

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Yellow vest groups plan protests in several French cities despite a national debate launched this week by President Emmanuel Macron aimed at assuaging their anger. More>>

Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

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The son of an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says his mother will appear before a U.S. grand jury and is still being jailed as a material witness. More>>

Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles

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People throughout parts of the Midwest woke Saturday to a heavy and steady fall of snow that's forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous. More>>

Call for political action after Laquan McDonald cases

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Family of black teen laments less than 7-year prison sentence given to white Chicago officer. More>>

Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

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Despite the government shutdown, federal courts around the country have remained open and allowed the wheels of justice to keep turning in criminal cases. More>>

Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor's funeral

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People from across Poland are waiting in a long line to enter the Gdansk basilica for the funeral of the city's slain mayor that will be attended by Poland's and European officials. More>>

As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

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In New London, Connecticut, the community pulls together to help hundreds of unpaid Coast Guard employees as federal shutdown drags on. More>>

US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

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The government shutdown is taking a toll on preparations for this year's wildfire season. More>>

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

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A new study finds that we're in a period when asteroids are crashing into Earth more than they used to. More>>

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

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Four biologists have identified a surprising potential culprit in the decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales: pink salmon. More>>

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

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Moon, Earth and sun line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. More>>

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

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Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. More>>

Supreme Court inaction suggests DACA safe for another year

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The Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation and that President Donald Trump has sought to end seems likely to survive for at least another year. More>>

On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

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Electric car and solar panel maker Tesla says it plans to cut its staff by about 7 percent. More>>

Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

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Microsoft pledges $500 million to address homelessness in Seattle. More>>

Colombia blames ELN for bomb, presses Cuba to arrest leaders

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Colombia called on Cuba to arrest 10 National Liberation Army commanders currently in Havana for stalled peace talks after a car bombing blamed on the leftist rebels killed 21 people and injured dozens at a police academy in Bogota. More>>

George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

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Former President George W. Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown. More>>

Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

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Despite multiple hurdles, the third annual Women's March is returning to Washington. More>>

Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

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A report says limiting meat is optimal for people and the planet, but not everyone agrees. More>>

Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

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The nation's deadly opioid crisis is bringing new and unwanted attention to the wealthy Sackler family and complicating its philanthropic legacy. More>>

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

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Lawsuits are seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the opioid crisis in the US, but one family is getting a lot of the scrutiny. More>>

UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are 'positive'

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The World Health Organization says it is seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing.". More>>

3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

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No one has been convicted of a felony in the Flint water investigation, three years after the start of a state criminal probe. 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>>

The Latest: Democrats offer more money for border security

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Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is canceling a congressional fact-finding trip to Afghanistan and claiming the White House leaked her plans to fly commercial. More>>

Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown

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Zimbabwe again forces 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown on fuel protests. More>>

The Latest: 20 killed in huge fire at Mexican fuel pipeline

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An official says that 20 people have been killed and 54 badly burned in a huge fire that broke out at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico. More>>

Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

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After acquittal in Laquan McDonald cover-up, attention turns to sentence for officer who pulled trigger. More>>

Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

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President Donald Trump is promising protesters demonstrating against abortion rights that he will veto any bill that "weakens the protection of human life." Trump spoke via video Friday to participants in this year's March for Life on the National Mall. More>>

Russians plunge into icy waters to mark feast of Epiphany

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Across Russia, the devout and the daring are observing the Orthodox Christian feast day of Epiphany by immersing themselves in frigid water through holes cut through the ice of lakes and rivers. More>>

Talks over Los Angeles teachers strike to resume Saturday

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Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation's second-largest school district. More>>

Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

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Despite government shutdowns, inclement weather and ideological schisms, the third annual Women's March is returning to Washington. More>>

The Latest: Colombia's president reactivates arrest orders

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Colombian authorities said the death toll from a car bombing at a police academy in the capital has risen to 21. More>>

Gillibrand, in Iowa, bills herself as a fighter for families

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Gillibrand starting from scratch in Iowa, where other Democratic presidential prospects have gotten a head start. More>>

The Latest: US, North Korea plan 2nd round of talks

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korea's former spy chief have begun their highly anticipated meeting aimed at resuming efforts to end the North's nuclear weapons program. More>>

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

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The special counsel's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of a news report saying that President Donald Trump told his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. More>>

Trump plans to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border

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Trump grounds Pelosi, denying her a military plane to visit troops abroad and raising stakes in their brinkmanship. More>>

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

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20 dead, 54 burned burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexican pipeline. More>>

Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

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Colombian authorities were scrambling to identify who was behind a brazen car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that has raised tough questions about lingering security threats in the wake of a peace deal with the nation's largest rebel group. More>>

The Latest: Mueller's office says BuzzFeed report inaccurate

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President Donald Trump is accusing his former personal attorney of "lying to reduce his jail time!" after BuzzFeed News published a report saying Trump had asked his ex-fixer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress in 2017. More>>

The Latest: McDonald relative calls sentence partial victory

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The sentencing hearing has begun for the Chicago police officer who killed black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014. More>>

Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

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The House intelligence committee chairman said he will "do what is necessary" to confirm a published report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations over a real estate project in Moscow. More>>

Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

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Congo court poised to rule on presidential election challenge, but AU asks for surprise delay. More>>

McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

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One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guiding principles is: "There's no education in the second kick of a mule.". More>>

Correction: Trump-Russia Probe story

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President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he's "never said there was no collusion" between Russia and members of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. More>>

Banksy mural on garage in Wales sold but will stay in place

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A British art dealer says he has bought a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000). More>>

Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

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The Trump administration is about to roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system. 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>>

MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats

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Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in politics: race. More>>

Tens of thousands honor stabbed Polish mayor on burial eve

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Some 300 city mayors and councilors have held a special session at the historic Gdansk shipyard in honor of the city's slain Mayor Pawel Adamowicz. More>>

Ailing federal worker says she'll get back lapsed insurance

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An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon says she can't learn why her federally paid insurance lapsed months ago or get it reinstated because of the partial government shutdown. More>>

Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun

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Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer who believed he was armed was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun. 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>>

May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

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Talks to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appear deadlocked, with neither Prime Minister Theresa May nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions. 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>>

Australian police arrest man over Israeli student's death

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Australian police have arrested a man for questioning over the death of an Israeli student in Melbourne, while the victim's tearful father has visited the flower-strewn crime scene where her body was found. More>>

Woman, testifying against El Chapo, details affair

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A woman who says she had an affair with notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman has testified against him at his U.S. trial. More>>

North Korean diplomat arrives for meeting in Sweden

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Sweden's news agency says a secret, high-level meeting between envoys from the United States and North Korea is being held in Stockholm. More>>

The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

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France's prime minister is checking out his country's preparedness for a no-deal Brexit. More>>

Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

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Government investigators say many more migrant children may have been separated from their parents than the Trump administration has formally acknowledged. More>>

Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

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Tens of thousands of federal workers and their families have been forced to turn to programs such as unemployment insurance and food stamps to stay afloat during the government shutdown. More>>

Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

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Iran's state-run English-language channel is reporting its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. More>>

Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

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A judge has acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. More>>

Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense

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Trump administration calling for expanding defense technologies in space to better protect US. More>>

Brexit talks by UK's May called a 'stunt' by opposition

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote. More>>

Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as president

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes _ and little in the way of his promised sweeping changes. More>>

From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of detained Iran newscaster

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From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of detained American-born Iran anchorwoman apparently arrested by the FBI. More>>

Low-profile administrator replaces Engler at Michigan State

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Former Gov. John Engler is resigning as Michigan State's interim president amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar. More>>

Talks resume in effort to end strike by LA teachers

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Los Angeles teachers and school district officials will return to the bargaining table as walkout enters its fourth day. More>>

The Latest: Trump calls for expanded missile defense program

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President Donald Trump is calling for an expanded missile defense program to better protect the United States. More>>

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech Video included

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Trump's Republican allies dismiss as a political ploy Pelosi's request that he postpone his planned State of the Union address. More>>

Zimbabwe pastor faces subversion charge amid economic unrest

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US 'alarmed' as Zimbabwe targets activists amid unrest; doctors' group treats 68 gunshot cases. More>>

10 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital

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Bogota's mayor says at least five people have been killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital. More>>

FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with antitank rocket Video included

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Authorities in Georgia have arrested a man accused of planning to attack the White House. More>>

The Latest: Trump, Pelosi flex muscle, shutdown goes on Video included

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The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the partial government shutdown and topped 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. More>>

AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

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In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump insists a physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico. 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>>

The Latest: Prosecutor hopes case cracks 'code of silence'

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A judge has acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. More>>

Halep edges American in Australia; Venus next; Serena wins

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Kei Nishikori will be hoping for a better start in his second-round match against Ivo Karlovic on Margaret Court Arena than he did in his first at the Australian Open. More>>

Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit

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France's government is kicking off a 50 million-euro plan to prepare for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union March 29 without a plan. 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>>

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

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Investigative journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead by gunmen. More>>

Who blinks first will matter in Trump, Democrats' wall fight

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Border wall aside, shutdown dispute over whether to negotiate before or after government reopens is also about leverage now and later. More>>

Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

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NBC Sports says Bob Costas is leaving his longtime broadcast home, where he emceed NBC's Olympics coverage 11 times. More>>

Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

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Number of furloughed federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubled in week of Jan. 5. More>>

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay Video included

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The government shutdown has generated an outpouring of generosity to Transportation Safety Administration agents and other federal employees who are working without pay. More>>

Cohen acknowledges rigging polls for Trump in 2014 and 2015

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President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer is acknowledging paying a technology company to artificially boost Trump's standing in two online polls, saying Trump directed him to do it. More>>

The Latest: WHO confirms internal misconduct probe underway

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The World Health Organization has confirmed it is investigating allegations of misconduct following an Associated Press story that revealed its chief ordered an internal probe to examine explosive charges made in emails to the agency's top managers. 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>>

Robert Durst defense: Evidence could be 'game over' for heir

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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>>

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

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As the Democratic primary gets underway, Democrats must decide how _ and whether _ to respond to Trump's pugnacious and insensitive attacks on his political opponents. More>>

The Latest: Michigan State votes to oust Engler immediately

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Michigan State University's Board of Trustees says interim president John Engler's resignation is effectively immediately. More>>

The Latest: UK PM May to skip Davos amid Brexit uncertainty

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France's prime minister is a holding a special government meeting on how his country will cope with a possible "no-deal" Brexit. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

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Iranian hard-line papers, FM Zarif slam arrest in US of American anchorwoman from Iran's English-language TV. More>>

After Americans killed, Trump's Syria plan prompts questions

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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>>

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>>

Human Rights Watch: Global pushback against autocrats grows

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Human Rights Watch says there is a growing resistance around the world against the abuses of autocrats by coalitions of states, civic groups and popular movements, which are all pushing back against populists seeking to curtail freedoms. More>>

Michigan State President Engler says he'll resign next week

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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>>

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>>

Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

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

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>>

The Latest: UK's May looks to rivals for Brexit's Plan B

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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>>

May wins no-confidence vote, but still is 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>>

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>>

Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks

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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>>

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>>

Striking LA teachers will return to bargaining table

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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>>

The Latest: Pelosi asks Trump to postpone State of the Union

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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>>

Government shutdown may upend 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>>

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, dies at 89

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John Bogle, investing pioneer and founder of Vanguard Group, who brought index funds to millions of investors, dies at age 89, the company says. 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>>

The Latest: Michigan State president says he'll quit Jan. 23

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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