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Activists: 98 dead in assault on rebel-held Damascus suburb 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>>

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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>>

Donald Trump Jr. visits India to help sell apartments

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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>>

Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

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

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

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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>>

Congressional map raises Democrats' hopes, legal test ahead

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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 head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

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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>>

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>>

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>>

Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

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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>>

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

'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>>

Lawmakers to question Oxfam on handling of 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Under fire, 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>>

Trump seizes on Mueller charge as proof of 'no collusion'

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President Donald Trump is seizing on what was absent in special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment as proof that his campaign didn't collude with Russians. More>>

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

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The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation. More>>

House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill

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The Senate has wrestled itself into an immigration stalemate, leaving hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in limbo. More>>

Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties

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Developers rebuilding a Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the rebirth of the Coco Palms Resort when two men showed up claiming to own the property. More>>

VA's chief of staff steps down after travel flap

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The Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency's chief of staff has stepped down after an investigation found she had doctored emails to justify Secretary David Shulkin's wife accompanying him on an European trip at taxpayer expense. More>>

Can middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois?

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A former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year is campaigning as a middle-class candidate in an Illinois governor's race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire. More>>

EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

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Travel vouchers show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 in travel over six months last year, including 10 trips to Pruitt's home city of Tulsa. More>>

Lawyer: California man in Russia probe 'has made mistakes'

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The attorney for a California man who pleaded guilty to unwittingly selling bank accounts to Russians meddling in the US elections says his client made a mistake. More>>

Republican senator charged with video voyeurism, extortion

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Rhode Island state Sen. Nicholas Kettle arrested on charges of video voyeurism, extortion; Republican senator's lawyer calls voyeurism charge 'nonsense,' says he has no idea what extortion charges are about. More>>

GOP director takes sole responsibility for anonymous website

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Maine Republican Party executive director says he alone was responsible for running anonymous website that published articles Democrats say slandered their unsuccessful mayoral candidate. More>>

Pakistan scrambles to avoid terror financing watch list

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Pakistan is scrambling to steer clear of a global watch list for terrorism financing, the latest U.S. pressure tactic to get its difficult ally to crack down on militants crossing the border to fight in Afghanistan. More>>

Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings Video included

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Democrats say Congress needs to do more to help prevent the kind of shooting tragedy that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school this week. More>>

California Senate misconduct probe concludes

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A California lawmaker suspended amid a sexual misconduct allegation is suing for reinstatement and arguing he's being treated unfairly because of his race. More>>

In many US states, 18 is old enough to buy a semiautomatic

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The young age of the man accused in the Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people has revived the debate over age requirements for gun purchases. More>>

Key senator to stop blocking US arms sales to Persian Gulf

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A key U.S. senator says he will no longer block Persian Gulf nations from buying American-made lethal weapons even though the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors remains in a stalemate. More>>

Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns

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Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns laws. More>>

Trump signs bill providing more access to 911 calls

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President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law that will provide more direct access to the 911 system for callers using a multi-line telephone in an emergency. More>>

Trump to host Netanyahu at White House next month

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President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House next month. More>>

Clarification: White House-Spanish story

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A year into the Trump administration, the White House website still has no Spanish-language content. More>>

Pentagon watchdog raises doubts about Afghan war progress

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A Pentagon watchdog agency is raising fresh doubts about progress in the 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan. More>>

Bannon interviewed in Mueller's Russia investigation

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Under threat of subpoena, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview. More>>

White House aide to Kushner departs for family business

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A top aide to Jared Kushner is leaving the White House to return to his family's real estate company. More>>

US intel sees signs of Russian meddling in midterms Video included

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The nation's top intelligence officials say the U.S. is seeing signs of Russian meddling in upcoming midterm elections. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

The Latest: Trump blames Dems for immigration bill fail

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of abandoning "Dreamers," immigrants brought to the country as children and who stayed illegally, because they wouldn't back his immigration plan. More>>

How Trump has responded to moments of national grief

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A look at how President Donald Trump has responded to moments of national grief'. More>>

The Latest: Gun safety groups aim to oust pro-NRA lawmakers

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Jimmy Kimmel opened his late night show by accusing President Donald Trump and congressional leaders of doing "worse than nothing" to stop mass shootings like the killings of 17 people by a teenager with an AR-15 assault weapon at a Florida high school. More>>

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

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Federal efforts to secure elections against Russian meddling have lagged ahead of the first 2018 primaries. More>>

Romney's Utah bid for Senate could revive rift with Trump

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Mitt Romney and President Donald Trump exchanged harsh criticisms of one another during the 2016 presidential campaign but also have a history of being willing to sit down with each other when mutually beneficial. More>>

Hungary's Orban steps up crackdown on critics before vote

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Hungary's prime minister is stepping up efforts to silence civic group critical of his government ahead of April elections which will likely result in his third consecutive term. More>>

Public money fuels Indiana Senate candidate's publicity bid

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Indiana congressman who warns about 'out-of-control' government spending used $3M in public and taxpayer money for self-promotion. More>>

South African limbo ends with new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

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Ramaphosa poised to become South Africa's new president in parliament vote Thursday. More>>

Ideas to redraw maps beat deadline in gerrymandering case

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It's deadline day in Pennsylvania's gerrymandering case for Gov. Tom Wolf and others to submit maps of new congressional district boundaries that they want the state Supreme Court to adopt. More>>

Ramaphosa aims to lead South Africa out of corruption swamp

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South Africa's new leader Cyril Ramaphosa aims to lead country out of corruption swamp, but 2019 election poses challenge. More>>

California lawmaker alleges racism may be behind suspension

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Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is facing fresh allegations of misconduct in her office just days after she took a leave of absence amid an investigation into alleged groping. More>>

Tense times in US-Turkey relations as officials huddle

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States and Turkey are having an open dialogue about their growing differences over the fight in Syria, and are "finding common ground.". More>>

Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings Video included

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Democratic lawmakers are responding to the deadly Florida school shooting with calls for expanded background checks. More>>

'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills Video included

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A bipartisan agreement on the status of young immigrants and a border wall with Mexico has emerged from a group of 16 senators. More>>

The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims Video included

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The police officer who arrested the high school shooting suspect in Florida says the teen looked like a "typical high school student" when he spotted him walking away from the school. More>>

Trump cites mental health _ not guns _ in speech on shooting Video included

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President Donald Trump says the suspect in a deadly school shooting in Florida was "mentally disturbed.". More>>

Justice Thomas: confirmation process not what it ought to be

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas tells audience in Washington that he believes the Congress' process for confirming judges and others in government will discourage "some of our best people" from serving. More>>

'3 Billboards' protest in London for high-rise fire victims

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Activists for victims of a deadly London high-rise fire have taken inspiration from an Academy Award-nominated film to press for more action by police. More>>

Florida shooting revives debate over gun age requirement Video included

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The deadly shooting in Florida has drawn attention to an age gap in gun laws: You must be 21 to buy a handgun but you can be 18 or younger to buy a long gun in the United States. More>>

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes Video included

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High school shooting that claimed 17 lives plunges Florida city into mourning. More>>

The Latest: White House blasts Democrats over immigration

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A bipartisan agreement on the status of young immigrants and a border wall with Mexico has emerged from a group of 16 senators. More>>

Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs

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President Donald Trump again trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support for cleanups of some iconic US waterways. More>>

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case Video included

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A law enforcement official says the former student suspected of killing at least 17 people at a Florida high school posted "very, very disturbing" material on social media before the deadly shooting rampage. More>>

US says detainee studied in Louisiana, became IS fighter

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The U.S. says an American detained by U.S. forces was carrying thumb drives containing bomb-making files and documents describing work he did for the Islamic State group at the time he surrendered in Syria last year. More>>

Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

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A federal appeals court has ruled that President Donald Trump's latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional. More>>

The Latest: Obama calls for gun safety laws after shooting

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says that after the school shooting in Florida, people should "think less about taking sides" and more about pulling together. More>>

I, spy: New Manhattan attraction offers espionage history Video included

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Visitors to a new attraction opening in New York City can learn about the elements of spying, its history and find out what kind of spy they could be. More>>

A talkative Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on becoming himself

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, actor, dedicated civil-rights activist, historian and legendary basketball player but never a big talker _ until now. More>>

Clarification: Melania Trump story Video included

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Melania Trump has brought some Valentine's Day cheer to children receiving medical treatment at a private facility on the campus of the National Institutes of Health. More>>

Shulkin to pay back some expenses after Europe trip faulted

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is pledging to repay more than $4,000 for his wife's airfare for an 11-day trip to Europe that mixed business and sightseeing. More>>

Amtrak: We'll stop service on tracks lacking speed controls

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Amtrak's president and CEO says the railroad will consider suspending service on tracks that don't have speed controls in place by a Dec. 31 deadline. More>>

Experts: What states can do to secure their elections

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Experts: What states can do to secure their elections. More>>

US denies plan for 'bloody nose' strike on North Korea

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The Trump administration doesn't have a "bloody nose" strategy focused on a military strike against North Korea's nuclear program without provoking a full-scale war, according to senators who've been briefed by the White House. More>>

US urges Malaysia protect Uighurs facing deportation

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The United States is urging Malaysia to provide temporary protection to 11 Uighur Muslims. More>>

2 firms paid $50 million by Trump inaugural committee

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Newly-filed federal tax documents show President Donald Trump's inauguration committee paid two private companies more than $50 million while donating $5 million to charitable causes after the January 2017 event in Washington. More>>

Priebus: Chaos reigned in early days of Trump White House

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President Donald Trump's first chief of staff says all those reports about chaos in the early days of the Trump White House are true _ and then some. More>>

The Latest: Trump postpones Penn. rally after shooting

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The White House says President Donald Trump will address the nation about the Florida school shooting at 11 a.m. EST. More>>

Pennsylvania man the 7th teen to enter Kansas governor race

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The field of teenage candidates running for Kansas governor has grown to seven, and the latest contender isn't even from the state. More>>

Visitor logs for White House agencies to be made to public

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The public soon will learn who's been visiting key White House agencies after Secret Service settles lawsuit over visitor records. More>>

Gov't says health costs to keep growing faster than economy

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Gov't says U.S. health care spending will keep growing faster than the overall economy through 2026. More>>

New Virginia lawmakers have little luck making laws

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The wave of Democrats who won seats in the Virginia House of Delegates last year are having little success getting legislation passed. More>>

Romney postpones announcement on Senate race after shooting

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AP sources: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is running for the Senate in Utah. More>>

Porn star says she feels free to discuss Trump encounter

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Porn star who alleges she had a sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006 says she feels free to discuss her past with the man who would become president now that Trump's personal attorney has acknowledged paying her $130,000 just before Election Day. More>>

The Latest: Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa's president

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The Latest: Zuma's resignation now final, parliament says; new leader to be chosen Thursday. More>>

Greek ex-prime minister files complaint vs current leader

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A former Greek prime minister accused of involvement in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal has filed a criminal complaint against current Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and another six people, including the deputy justice minister and three prosecutors. More>>

Interior to implement massive overhaul despite criticism

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke implementing a massive overhaul of his department despite growing opposition from members of Congress. More>>

Trump breaks silence on domestic abuse, Kelly out of sight Video included

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President Donald Trump has said the words Democrats and Republicans alike had been listening for when he explicitly denounced domestic violence. More>>

Scandals finally catch up with South Africa's Zuma

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As scandal after scandal unfolded, South African President Jacob Zuma maintained an affable demeanor in public, rallied his support base and, it is alleged, enabled his corrupt associates. Eventually, he ran out of options. More>>

EPA chief says he flies first class due to security concerns

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers. More>>

Israel's Netanyahu is no stranger to scandals

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fighting for his political life after being accused of taking bribes from billionaire supporters, is no stranger to scandal. More>>

Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law

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Federal judge in New York to hear arguments in lawsuit that targets federal marijuana lawslaws. More>>

The Latest: Students describe shooting suspect as troubled Video included

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Authorities say a shooter at a Florida high school is still at large. More>>

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

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South African police raid residential compound of a business family suspected of using its ties to President Jacob Zuma to influence Cabinet appointments and land state contracts. More>>

Trump shows willingness to raise fuel taxes

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President Donald Trump is signaling his openness to a 25-cent fuel tax increase to help pay for his infrastructure proposal in a meeting with members of Congress. More>>

Despite complaints, Interior boss pushing big reorganization

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Two Democratic congressmen are accusing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of withholding key information from lawmakers while launching a massive overhaul of his department. More>>

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