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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2018. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gave birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence,...


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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown


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US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

Flu Season

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. “This is a season that has a lot...


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Appeals court stays order for changes in Texas foster system

DALLAS (AP) — A judge ordered Texas to make sweeping changes to its foster care system on Friday, two years after she found it unconstitutionally broken. In the scathing final order, U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack told the state the overhaul must include improvements in record keeping,...


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Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

Tom Petty

His wife and daughter released the autopsy results in a statement Friday. The overdose was due to a variety of medications, including fentanyl and oxycodone, according to the statement.


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Women will march again with aim to become a political force

Women’s Marches

A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of converting anger and enthusiasm into political force. The 2017 rally in...


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'Watching my family burn': Woman frantic after copter crash

Helicopter Crash-Zimbabwe Opposition Leader

RATON, N.M. (AP) — Andra Cobb was frantic when she called for help, telling an emergency operator that a helicopter she was riding in with her father, longtime partner and others had crashed in a remote part of New Mexico and that she was watching her “family burn.” Police released 911 recordings...


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The Latest: Ranchers among 1st to get to helicopter crash

Helicopter Crash Zimbabwe Opposition Leader

RATON, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash in New Mexico that killed five people, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A New Mexico sheriff says residents from nearby ranches were among the first to arrive at a fiery helicopter crash that killed five people,...


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Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Chinese scholar case

Missing Chinese Scholar

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a former physics student charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China, they told a judge in a Friday filing that also made a new allegation that the 28-year-old suspect once choked and sexually...


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Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

Shackled Children

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They are safe for now and, according to authorities, they are relieved. But the 13 children, aged 2 to 29, rescued from what was described as nothing less than a torture chamber will have years of therapy ahead, experts say, as they learn to live in a world that, until a...


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