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After border agent is killed and partner injured in Texas, Trump renews call for wall

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Authorities were searching southwest Texas for suspects or witnesses after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner injured Sunday while on patrol in the state’s Big Bend area, officials said. Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were “responding to...


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After border agent is killed and partner injured in Texas, Trump renews call for wall

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Authorities were searching southwest Texas for suspects or witnesses after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner injured Sunday while on patrol in the state’s Big Bend area, officials said. Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were “responding to...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2017. There are 41 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1947, Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey. On this date: In 1620, Peregrine White...


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Former AP reporter recalls surreal spectacle of Manson trial

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked — not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of just how small he was. The cult leader, accused of the most notorious murders in decades, arrived...


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Charles Manson, cult leader and serial killer who terrified nation, dies at 83

Special To The Washington Post. Charles Manson, the fiery-eyed cult master whose lemming-like followers staged a bloody two-night murder rampage in Los Angeles in 1969 that gripped the city with fear and shocked the nation, died on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, California. He was 83. A...


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Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He...


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World Cup bribes, death threats: Corrupt world of FIFA

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Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out. The millions of dollars in “inducements” to secure contracts to televise matches. The bribes sought by FIFA executives with the power to determine World Cup hosts. The death threats for cooperating...


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The Latest: Plans for Manson's remains 'undetermined'

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of Charles Manson (all times local): 11 p.m. Prison officials say it’s “undetermined” what will happen with the remains of cult leader Charles Manson. Manson died Sunday night after nearly a half-century behind bars. He was 83. Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman...


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Collapse of German coalition talks deals Merkel blow, raises prospect of new elections

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN - The sudden collapse of talks to form a coalition government left German politics in turmoil on Monday, with Angela Merkel reckoning with one of the worst crises of her 12-year chancellorship. The breakdown of the talks ends the possibility that Europe’s...


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Along the U.S. border with Mexico, a gate briefly opened and a couple wed

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A crowd cheered as three border agents propped open a heavy metal gate known as the “Door of Hope” - a rare, fleeting opening in the 2,000 mile border between the United States and Mexico. Twelve families lined up on Saturday at the door straddling San Diego and...


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