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Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap

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Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound.

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, April 23, the 113th day of 2018. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 23, 1968, student protesters began occupying buildings on the campus of Columbia University in New York; police put down the protests a week later. The...


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Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: 'It was life or death'

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a “selfish” act of self-preservation and he doesn’t consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives. “When I grabbed the barrel of the...


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Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil’s small, silent sidekick “Mini-Me” in the “Austin Powers” movie franchise, has died. He was 49. A statement provided by Troyer’s representatives that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts said the actor died Saturday. No cause of...


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Beyond cookies: Thousands of girls are becoming Cub Scouts

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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren’t about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming the first sister-brother pair of Eagle Scouts. “I cut myself, too!” Tatum said, pausing only briefly during a recent Cub Scout meeting to touch her thumb to...


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New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him lynched in 1947. He was shot...


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Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in Nassar scandal

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn’t feel she should be held responsible for his actions. Karolyi told “Dateline NBC” in an episode...


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Waffle House suspect still being sought; residents on alert

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police are warning residents of a Nashville neighborhood to watch out for a suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people. More than 80 Nashville police officers continued to search for Travis Reinking early Monday, authorities said. Agents with the...


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Michigan water activist, 6 others win environmental prize

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism. LeeAnne Walters was repeatedly rebuffed by Gov. Rick...


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WP-Bloomberg correction: US-YEMEN

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. This correction refers to US-YEMEN (Ryan, Post) that moved April 17. --- A Washington Post article about senators questioning U.S. military support for Persian Gulf nations involved in Yemen’s conflict misidentified Pentagon official Robert Karem. He is assistant...


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Waffle House shooting: Authorities seized suspect's AR-15 after arrest near White House

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Months before the man suspected of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee on Sunday became the target of a manhunt, authorities arrested him for trying to breach a barrier near the White House and later seized his guns. Among the four weapons they took...


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