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Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government

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Chances of a government shutdown grew Monday as Republicans concluded that they would be unable to...

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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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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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A 10-year-old who was healthy as 'an ox' catches a deadly case of the flu

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Nico Mallozzi was known for his antics, his sly smile - and his good health. The 10-year-old hockey player from New Canaan, Connecticut, is depicted in photographs suited up and looking fierce on the ice. His coaches said he “captivated, entertained and kept us on our...


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Judge bars US from transferring American ISIS suspect held in Iraq until next week

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A federal judge barred until Tuesday the transfer by U.S. authorities of an American held four months without charges in Iraq to another country, while she decides whether to permanently ban his transfer while he challenges his detention in court. The government has...


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Ex-Milwaukee officer reaches plea deal in sex assault cases

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee police officer acquitted of fatally shooting a black man, sparking two nights of riots, pleaded guilty Thursday to lesser charges in sexual assault cases that had gotten him fired. Under the deal with Dominique Heaggan-Brown, prosecutors dropped the most serious...


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Civilian deaths tripled in US-led campaign against ISIS in 2017, watchdog alleges

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. U.S. and allied strikes against the Islamic State may have killed as many as 6,000 civilians in 2017, as international forces pushed militants out of strongholds in Iraq and Syria, a watchdog group said Thursday. “In 2017 the war against ISIS moved into the most...


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South cleans up after unusually intense storm that killed 15

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Southerners shoveled, scraped and plowed their way Thursday out of a snowy deep freeze that caused a standstill across much of a region accustomed to mild winters. At least 15 people died, including a baby in a car that slid off an icy overpass outside New Orleans, and a 6-year-...


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Former Milwaukee police officer acquitted in fatal shooting takes plea deal in sex

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Milwaukee police officer acquitted in fatal shooting takes plea deal in sex assault case.


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Michigan State agrees to let Richard Spencer give a speech on campus

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Michigan State University will allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus in March, after settling a lawsuit brought by a supporter. “This is a resounding First Amendment victory for people of the right-wing or alternative-right political persuasion,”...


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The Latest: Father doesn't believe son chained children

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the case against the parents of 13 children found malnourished, some chained to furniture, in their Perris, California, home (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The father of the man accused by California authorities of abusing his 13 children says he doesn’t believe...


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