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Government shutdown: Trump attacks Democrats as Senate vote looms

President tweets: ‘Dems want illegal immigrants to pour in’Vote on funding measure to 8 February due by 1am MondayAs the US government shutdown entered its second full day, and with a Senate vote scheduled on a Republican plan to end the stan

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Mobster acquitted in murder of NYPD detective dies at 84

A mobster who was accused of killing an NYPD detective in 1986 but set free after four trials died at age 84 Friday in New York after an illness.

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Immigrants pay terrible price as California hit by deadly mudslides

'Antonio wakes up, cries and cries, and then is given a sedative to go back to sleep, only to wake up again later and cry again'

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Congress asks whether Russian money funded Trump golf courses in UK and Ireland

'If you're familiar with Donald Trump's finances and the litigation over whether he's really a billionaire, you know, there's good reason to believe he doesn't have enough money to do this and that he would have had to have o

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Thousands rally across US one year after Women’s March – video report

Tens of thousands of women turned out across the US on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Women’s March, when millions rallied to demonstrate their unhappiness with the election of Donald Trump. Chanting slogans including ‘This is

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Medical Marijuana Gummy Bears Mistakenly Distributed In School By 5th Grader

A fifth-grade student was suspended from her New Mexico elementary school and her parents were placed under investigation after the child distributed medical marijuana gummy bears, local media reported. The incident took place last Thursday when the gi

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Pope Francis condemns violence against women and 'machismo culture' in Latin America

Violence against women cannot be treated as 'normal', says Argentine pontiff

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Khe Sanh veterans recall Vietnam battle's start 50 years ago Sunday

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the start of one of the most significant battles of the Vietnam War – the Battle of Khe Sanh.

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Who Is Dori Myers? Teacher Allegedly Performed Oral Sex On Teenage Student

A high school teacher in New York's Bronx area was accused of performing oral sex on her 14-year-old student, prosecutors said Saturday. Dori Myers, who taught social studies at The New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, was charged with c

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Tide Pod Overdose Update: Utah State University Student Hospitalized

A Utah State University (USU) student was rushed to a hospital Saturday after an incident of a "Tide Pod overdose," which reportedly took place at the on-campus housing.  Eric Warren, director of media relations at USU, said it was unclear what moti

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Government shutdown to prevent US troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games

U.S. troops stationed overseas found out Saturday that the government shutdown might have an unexpected impact on them: It might block them from seeing telecasts of Sunday’s NFL conference championship games.

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Nassar scandal has Michigan State president facing call to resign

The president of Michigan State University faced a call for her resignation Saturday over the school's handling of a sexual assault scandal involving former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

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California mudslides death toll rises after woman's body is found

The body of a Montecito woman was found Saturday, authorities said, raising the death toll of the Southern California mudslides to 21.

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Second day of global female empowerment marches scheduled

Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched, chanted and protested.

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US Army Apache Helicopter Crashes In California, Killing 2

An Army Apache helicopter crashed Saturday during a usual training mission at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.  The pilot and the co-pilot were killed, confirmed Lt. Colonel Jason S. Brown, army spokesman at the Pentagon, accordi

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Government shutdown to prevent U.S. troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games

U.S. troops stationed overseas slammed the government shutdown on Saturday after finding out that it might cause them to miss Sunday’s NFL conference championship games.

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Missing woman found dead in California mudslide

The body of a 28-year-old California woman, missing since savage mudslides hit nearly two weeks ago, was found Saturday, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office said.

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National parks open or closed? In shutdown, it's hit or miss

New York's governor has said he'll try to find state funding to open the Statue of Liberty to visitors in spite of the shutdown, just part of the parks drama arising from the stalemate in D.C.

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Women's March 2018: Hollywood A-listers Natalie Portman, Viola Davis and Scarlett Johansson address crowds at LA rally

Hundreds of thousands of people flood streets of Los Angeles in one of the biggest marches across the US

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Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?

Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis, and a tricky quiz.

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Military chopper crash in Calif. leaves 2 dead

A routine training mission at Fort Irwin turns deadly.

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US government shutdown latest: Democrats and Republicans trade blame as no deal reached on budget bill

Trump calls the shutdown a Democratic 'present', while the opposition says the Republicans have 'failed the American people'

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US will back two-state solution if both sides agree – Mike Pence

US vice-president, visiting Egypt, tries to reassure key Arab ally over Israeli-Palestinian impasseUS vice-president Mike Pence has told Egypt’s leader that the US would support a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians if the two sides ag

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Republican axed from ethics body after report on alleged sexual misconduct

Congressman Patrick Meehan, of Pennsylvania, denies allegation he harassed female staffer but is ordered to pay back taxpayer fundsA Republican congressman on Saturday denied an allegation of sexual misconduct made in a report that said he used taxpayer d

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Woman Gives Birth To Stillborn 10 Days After Death

A dead South African woman managed to give birth to a stillborn baby a day ahead of her scheduled funeral service.  Funeral home staff found a motionless baby between the legs of Nomveliso Nomasonto Mdoyi, 33, as her body was being moved into a c

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In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed thanks to a U.S.

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