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The Latest: Spared Texas inmate expresses gratitude

Texas Execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate (all times local): 6 p.m. A convicted killer spared from execution by Texas’ governor says he’s “thankful” because of what it means for his dad. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday accepted the state parole board’s...


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Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

Airbnb Renovations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate thousands of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they’re booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, is aimed at winning over travelers who aren’t sure they can trust...


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Armed sheriff's deputy stayed outside Florida school while mass killing took place

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The armed school resource officer assigned to protect students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took a defensive position outside the school and did not enter the building while the shooter was killing students and teachers inside with...


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Texas governor agrees with parole board, spares convicted killer from execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas governor agrees with parole board, spares convicted killer from execution.


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Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from affair

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday afternoon by a St. Louis grand jury on felony invasion of privacy charge, according to city officials. Greitens had allegedly threatened to blackmail a woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair by saying he...


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Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Paul Manafort was using fraudulently obtained loans and tax-cheating tricks to prop up his personal finances as he became chairman of the Trump campaign in 2016, according to a new 32-count indictment filed against him and his business partner Thursday. The indictment...


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Federal lawsuit says some TPS holders should be able to seek green cards

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to shield thousands of U.S. immigrants from being deported after their temporary protected status is cancelled by President Donald Trump. Since the Trump administration announced the end of TPS over the next 20 months for...


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Mattis expected to back allowing transgender troops to stay in the military

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to propose to President Donald Trump that transgender members of the U.S. military be allowed to continue serving despite the president’s call last summer for a ban on all transgender service, according to two U.S....


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US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

Obit Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. The evangelical movement that Graham helped solidify and embodied for much of the second half of the 20th...


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Correction: Neurologist-Sexual Abuse story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about a neurologist charged with repeatedly raping a patient in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the year the alleged abuse ended. Accuser Hillary Tullin says she called a sexual abuse hotline last year...


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