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From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

2018 Sundance Film Festival - Respect Rally Park City Womens March Utah

People participating in marches in U.S. and worldwide walk in support of female empowerment,...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2018. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of ‘49. On this date: In...


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'Enjoy hell:' Doctor's sentence next for assaulting gymnasts

Doctor Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After listening to the riveting pleas of more than 150 victims, a judge is set to sentence a Michigan doctor who parlayed his reputation and personal charm into years of sexual abuse by molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes instead of solving their sports...


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Foreigners linked to Palestinians face Israeli visa troubles

Israel Turning Away Foreigners

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — American Kate Hamad doesn’t dare leave Ramallah, fearing trouble, even deportation, if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city in the West Bank. Israel rejected her request for a visa renewal three months ago, she said, even...


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'People just ran': Students fled for lives in fatal shooting

CORRECTION School Shooting Kentucky

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — They ran silently, too stunned to shout. Some of the children ran into classrooms to hide from the boy with the gun. Some ran out of the building, into the fields, across the streets, through the doors of nearby businesses. “No one screamed,” said 16-year-old Alexandria Caporali,...


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Big quake and tsunami fears rattle temblor-prone Alaskans

Alaska Earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When it comes to earthquakes, Alaskans are major pros. But even they get rattled by the strong ones, as Tuesday’s early morning shaker proved. In the popular cruise-ship town of Seward, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Anchorage, Fire Chief Eddie Athey said the...


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Japanese snowboarder has tricks, height for Olympic gold

Winter X Hirano

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — His first name, loosely translated into English, means “Walk the Dream .” No wonder, then, that back home in Japan, expectations soar nearly as high as snowboarder Ayumu Hirano’s jumps above the halfpipe. Hirano stands at only 5-foot-3 (1.61 meters) but his newest tricks are...


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DA seeks to bar parents from contacting 13 kids kept captive

Shackled Children

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents accused of torturing 12 of their children and keeping them chained to beds for months and so malnourished their growth was stunted will appear in court Wednesday as prosecutors ask a judge to bar them from contacting their kids. The court proceeding is the latest step...


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President asked whom FBI head voted for in 2016

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Shortly after President Donald Trump fired his FBI director in May, he summoned to the Oval Office the bureau’s acting director for a get-to-know-you meeting. The two men exchanged pleasantries, but before long, Trump, according to several current and...


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Schumer has rescinded offer to Trump on border wall funding

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Hopes for a fresh start on immigration slammed into political reality Tuesday as the Senate’s top Democrat said he had rescinded an offer to President Donald Trump on a border wall and the White House called an emerging bipartisan compromise “dead on...


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She claims paramedics said her 6-year-old had common flu symptoms and left. Now her

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Six-year-old Emily Muth first fell ill with the flu on Jan. 16. Three days later, she had difficulty breathing, so her mother, Rhonda Muth, called for an ambulance. Muth said a paramedic told her that labored breathing was a common symptom of the flu, so the ambulance...


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