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King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

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Two of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s children and the pastor of his historic Atlanta church marked...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2018. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded...


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UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

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CAMBERLEY, England (AP) — The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer cooperation on defense, security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union. But President Emmanuel Macron also delivered a firm message: the U.K. cannot keep coveted...


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Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

Lebanese Hackers

LONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. Mobile security firm...


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'How dare you': Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor

Doctor Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney said being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal. Dr. Larry Nassar won’t be sentenced until next week to accommodate the many victims who want to speak....


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Trump wades into Pa. race seen as test of GOP strength

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CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — The White House insisted it was not a political event. But that didn’t stop President Donald Trump from throwing his support Thursday behind a Pennsylvania Republican in a House race that is widely viewed as a test of whether the party can stave off Democratic gains. Speaking...


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Ex-Milwaukee cop pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution

Police Shooting Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee police officer who was acquitted last year in a fatal shooting that sparked two nights of riots pleaded guilty Thursday to soliciting prostitution in an unrelated sexual assault case that could have sent him to prison for decades. Under the deal with Dominique...


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2017 was among the planet's hottest years on record, government scientists report

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. 2017 was among the hottest years ever recorded, government scientists reported Thursday. The year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA said, while scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported 2017 was the third-warmest they...


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Analysis: If Trump is as healthy as his doctor says, he's beating long odds

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - If President Donald Trump really is the picture of extraordinary vitality portrayed by the White House physician this week, he is defying long odds, according to experts and medical research. Tuesday’s depiction of Trump as much healthier than the average...


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Hogan has more cash than all Democrats in governor's race combined

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan had more campaign cash in the bank heading into 2018 than the seven Democrats vying to challenge him combined, according to records filed Wednesday. The numbers - Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, both Republicans, raised $5.4 million in...


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Facing congressional inaction, states move to ban bump stocks

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. States and municipalities nationwide are attempting to ban bump stocks -- devices used to make rifles fire more rapidly -- after Congress failed to act on bipartisan resolve to restrict them following their use in a Las Vegas massacre last year. At least 15 states are...


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