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Silence from Trump as Moore-Alabama storm grows louder

Alabama Senate Moore

President Donald Trump dodged questions about the turmoil in the Alabama Senate race on Wednesday,...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2017. There are 42 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1997, Iowa seamstress Bobbi McCaughey (mihk-KOY‘) gave birth to the world’s first set of surviving septuplets, four boys and three girls. On this date: In...


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102-year-old survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew

Israel Holocaust Reunion

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace. Then he kissed both cheeks of his visitor and in a frail, squeaky voice began blurting out greetings in...


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Israel fires 'warning shot' amid Syrian border activity

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a “warning shot” after the Syrian military carried out construction along their frontier. The military says Syria violated the 1974 cease-fire agreement on the Golan Heights again Sunday by using heavy tools to...


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Zimbabwe's ruling party dismisses Mugabe as its leader in another blow to his presidency

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - On Sunday, the party that Robert Mugabe helmed for nearly four decades dismissed him as its leader, another blow to the longtime Zimbabwean president, whom the military detained last week. The party also told Mugabe that he must resign by noon on...


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White House budget director open to removing Obamacare mandate repeal from tax overhaul

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s budget director said Sunday that the White House is open to removing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate from the GOP legislation to overhaul the nation’s tax laws if it becomes an hindrance to the bill’s...


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Mel Tillis, stuttering country star whose music spoke pristinely, dies at 85

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Mel Tillis, a chart-topping County Music Hall of Fame songwriter and singer who turned a chronic stutter to his advantage, winning a following as a genial folksy performer onstage and in a side career in movies and on TV, died Nov. 19 at a hospital in Ocala, Florida....


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Person taken into custody after attempting to jump White House pedestrian barrier

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - An individual was taken into custody Sunday after attempting to jump the barrier along the north side of the White House, the U.S. Secret Service said. The agency tweeted about 8 a.m. that someone had attempted to jump the bike rack barrier along...


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Massive manhunt for killer of rookie police officer in small Pennsylvania town

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Investigators in Pennsylvania are looking for the man who they say killed a police officer after a traffic stop Friday night. Officer Brian Shaw, a 25-year-old patrolman, was shot just after 8 p.m. in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, about 20 miles northeast of...


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Mulvaney says would be OK to drop mandate repeal from tax plan

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The White House would support removing from the Senate tax plan a controversial provision to repeal the individual health care mandate of the Affordable Care Act, budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday -- a move that could help win the vote of key Republicans. The provision...


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Collins says changes are needed before she can support GOP tax plan

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Sen. Susan Collins said the Republican tax plan now working its way through the Senate “needs work” before she can support it. “I want to see changes in that bill, and I think there will be changes,” the Maine Republican said on ABC’s “This Week,” one of two appearances she...


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