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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2018. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, commanded by Lloyd “Pete” Bucher, charging its crew with being on a spying mission;...


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Latest: Seismologist: Tsunami chance reduced with quake type

Alaska Earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada’s British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local): 8:25 a.m. The Alaska earthquake was a type that usually produces less vertical motion, which means less chance...


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Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies

ADDITION Obit-Le Guin

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died suddenly and peacefully Monday at her home in Portland, Oregon, after several weeks of health concerns,...


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2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held

School Shooting Kentucky

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at his rural Kentucky high school. “He was determined. He knew what he was doing,” said Alexandria Caporali, who grabbed her stunned...


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Girl shot at Texas school 'in good spirits'; boy charged

School Shooting Texas

ITALY, Texas (AP) — A 15-year-old girl who was wounded in a Texas high school shooting is “in good spirits,” and the 16-year-old boy suspected of opening fire in the cafeteria has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault, officials said Tuesday. Italy Independent School District...


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Freshman emails every Claudia on campus after Tinder mishap

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri State University student who feared he swiped a potential sweetheart out of his life with a dating app mishap has emailed every Claudia on campus to find her. The freshman meant to swipe right on the woman’s Tinder profile — a sign that he wanted to meet her....


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Police: Angry fast-food worker beans supervisor with burrito

Flying Burrito Attack

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Police say a fast-food worker upset at having to work a morning shift has given new meaning to a burrito to go, slinging a hot one at his Taco Bell supervisor. Police in South Carolina say officers were called to the Spartanburg eatery Monday, where a supervisor reported...


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The Latest: Unclear if shooting case will go to adult court

School Shooting Texas

ITALY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 6:20 p.m. An assistant district attorney is declining to say whether the case of a 16-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside a Texas high school will remain in juvenile court or whether prosecutors will move...


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Michigan man accused of threatening to attack CNN identified with Hitler, former

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NOVI, Mich. - The man who federal authorities say threatened to kill CNN employees had declared in high school that he identified with Adolf Hitler and suggested “the Holocaust was exaggerated,” according to a former classmate. That description of Brandon Griesemer’s...


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He terrorized Tampa with a series of killings, officials say; now they want the death

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. State officials in Florida said Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty for the suspect in a string of four killings that unsettled the city of Tampa last year, if he is convicted of the crime. The prosecutor, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, made the...


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