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Explosion reported in Manhattan; New York police say one person in custody

Manhattan Explosion Report-3

A suspect who set off an explosion in the New York City subway was taken into custody after the...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2017. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, then...


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Suspect in car attack faces new 1st-degree murder charge

Confederate Monument Protest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally this summer in Charlottesville had his most serious charge upgraded to first-degree murder Thursday. James Alex Fields appeared in court for a preliminary hearing, where...


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Holocaust survivors worldwide celebrate Hanukkah

Germany Hanukkah Holocaust Survivors

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of Holocaust survivors participated in the third candle lighting of Hanukkah in Berlin, Jerusalem and New York on Thursday — part of a tribute to survivors worldwide that was organized by the Jewish Claims Conference. In Berlin, three survivors lit candles after sundown at...


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EU's Tusk warns of bruising Brexit battle ahead, urges unity

Belgium EU Summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief Donald Tusk warned Thursday of a bruising Brexit battle ahead as Britain and the remaining 27 EU countries move onto to discussions over their future trade relations. As all 28 EU leaders, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, arrived in Brussels for a...


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Music promoter dangled possible Putin meeting for Trump during campaign

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. About a month after Donald Trump launched his presidential bid, a British music promoter suggested his Russian pop-star client could arrange for the new candidate to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to an email obtained by The Washington Post. The...


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House interview with longtime Trump aide fuels tension on intelligence panel

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A planned House Intelligence Committee interview with President Donald Trump’s longtime personal assistant in New York next week has inflamed long-simmering tensions on the panel, as Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to limit their participation in...


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Trump pledges to whittle federal regulations down to 1960 levels

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to scale back the scope of federal regulations to the level it stood in 1960, suggesting that he could get there “fairly quickly” by pushing ahead with a deregulatory effort that has wiped dozens of rules off the...


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The Latest: New Polish leader expects formal warning from EU

Belgium EU Summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Poland’s prime minister says he expects the European Commission to formally warn his country next week that it is violating the European Union’s fundamental values. The step would embarrass Poland and could bring...


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DeVos hit with two lawsuits in one day over backlog of student debt relief claims

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Pressure is mounting on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to take action on thousands of federal student loan forgiveness applications languishing at the U.S. Department of Education. On Thursday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra suedDeVos and the department...


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House to vote on spending bill that Senate won't pass, rekindling shutdown showdown

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders filed a government funding bill late Wednesday that bows to the wishes of conservative lawmakers but is widely seen as unpassable in the Senate because of Democratic opposition. The move sets up a showdown between the two chambers...


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