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Oscars organization votes to expel disgraced mogul Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment-2

The organization behind the Oscars on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to expel Harvey Weinstein, the...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2017. There are 75 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 17, 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted in Chicago of income tax evasion. (Sentenced to 11 years in prison, Capone was released in 1939.) On this date: In...


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Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

Travel Ban Lawsuit Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.” It was the third set of travel restrictions issued by...


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Wildfires worsen housing crunch in Northern California

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SANTA ROSA, Calif. - For the five years that Horacio Hernandez and Laura Gomez rented a two-bedroom home in this city’s Coffey Park neighborhood, they’d felt reassured by the fact that there was a fire hydrant on their corner and a fire station less than a mile away....


Business

Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal

Spain Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s top court ruled Tuesday that an independence referendum in Catalonia was unconstitutional, adding weight to government efforts to block the region from breaking away from the rest of the country but not persuading demonstrators demanding the release of two jailed...


World

The defeat of ISIS in Raqqa tests US commitment to Syrian Kurds

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - U.S.-backed forces in Syria claimed Tuesday that they had full control of the Islamic State’s onetime capital of Raqqa, heralding an end to the militants’ presence in their most symbolically important stronghold and raising new questions about the United...


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Senators strike deal to save Obamacare payments as insurers push to raise rates

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. States and insurance companies scrambled to raise premiums for insurance plans sold on the Affordable Care Act exchanges -- even as Senate leaders reached a deal on Tuesday that would fund the subsidies in the short term. The subsidies, called cost-sharing reductions -...


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MS-13 associates plead guilty in connection with Virginia revenge killing of Maryland

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. One MS-13 member clicked a cigar cutter open and closed with a metallic ring, while another told the 15-year-old they would cut her fingers off, the prosecutor said. Another gang member asked where the gasoline was so they could burn the girl up. Ten members and...


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Northam maintains fundraising lead

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam maintained his commanding financial lead over Republican Ed Gillespie through September, new campaign finance filings show. Northam, the current lieutenant governor, ended the month with $5.7 million on hand...


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Trump's joke about Pence affirms long-held concerns of many in the LGBT community

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Even before President Donald Trump announced his campaign for the presidency or chose his running mate, the country’s LGBT community was concerned about Mike Pence. The former Indiana governor, who bills himself as a Christian first, a conservative second and a...


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Judge rules in favor of children who were handcuffed at school

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A Kentucky sheriff’s deputy who handcuffed an 8-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl at school violated the children’s constitutional rights, a federal judge ruled, labeling the move “excessive force” and an unnecessary reaction to their misbehavior. The American Civil...


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