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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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Zimbabwe president defies mounting pressure to leave office

Zmbabwe Political Turmoil-10

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe defied calls to quit Sunday, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings this week and more protests demanding his ouster. In a televised address, the 93-year-...


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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 Country 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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Judge dismisses lawsuit against W.Va. public school district that taught Bible classes

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of teaching Bible classes in a West Virginia public school district because the district has suspended the classes for a year while it evaluates the program. The Bible in the Schools program,...


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Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away. Introduced into the state for hunting decades ago, wild turkeys are thriving and have invaded urban areas, perhaps seeking food, water and safety...


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Puerto Rico Unity March draws thousands to DC in plea for disaster aid

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Thousands of demonstrators packed the National Mall on Sunday in support of disaster relief for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican flags flapped in the wind as speakers - one after another - gave impassioned pleas for funding and support for...


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Justice Department pushing Iran-connected charges in HBO hack, other cases

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials are preparing to announce several cases involving Iranian suspects in the coming month, including charges stemming from the high-profile hacking of HBO, according to people familiar with the matter. Last month, national...


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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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TransCanada sends more crews to Keystone pipeline leak

APTOPIX Keystone Pipeline Leak

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota from its Keystone pipeline. TransCanada said Saturday it is making progress in its investigation into the spill cause on farmland in Marshall...


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Democrats pick former federal prosecutor for special congressional election in

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON, Pa. - Conor Lamb, a 33-year old Marine veteran and assistant U.S. attorney, won the backing of local Democrats here in a special election to replace a Republican who resigned in disgrace over a sex scandal. “There will be no doubt who represents the...


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