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5 dead, child wounded after series of California shootings

Deadly California Shooting

A gunman killed four people and wounded a number of others at random Tuesday at multiple locations...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2017. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1942, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of humankind, opened on Broadway. On this date: In...


World

Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe’s capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President Robert Mugabe and calls for him to quit immediately. Still clinging to his now-powerless...


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US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

US Nuclear Weapons

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a...


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'Faithful' Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

Detroit Priest Sainthood Candidate

DETROIT (AP) — A priest known for his steadfast devotion to the needy cleared a threshold on the way to possible sainthood Saturday as the Roman Catholic Church beatified Solanus Casey, who is credited with the miraculous cure of a woman with a chronic skin disease. More than 60,000 people attended...


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Anti-gay supporters rally for Moore, worrying LGBT community

Alabama Senate Moore LGBT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies. Flanked by a huge sign for Moore’s Senate campaign, one supporter railed against the “LGBT mafia” and “homosexualist gay terrorism.” Another warned that “homosexual sodomy” destroys those who...


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Surgeons remove worms, parasites from N. Korean soldier

South Korea Koreas Tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long as 27 centimeters (11 inches), hospital officials said. The soldier, whose name...


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Powerful group lauds approach to stacking courts with conservative judges

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Trump campaign came up with two lists of potential judicial selections, White House Counsel Donald McGahn II recounted for a boisterous audience Friday at the annual conclave of the conservative legal group The Federalist Society. The first was filled with the...


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Disaster claims soar in year of calamities

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. SANTA ROSA, Calif. - The number of Americans registered for federal disaster aid jumped tenfold this year, costing billions of dollars in additional emergency funding as the nation nears the end of a historically calamitous year. More than 4.7 million Americans - or...


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Trump faced public and private pressure to halt elephant hunting trophy imports

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A combination of public and private pressure prompted President Donald Trump to overturn his administration’s recent move to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported back to the United States as trophies, according to...


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Defiant Alabama digs in for Moore

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BRENT, Ala. - Embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore is pinning his hopes for victory on Alabama’s long-held tradition of sharp defiance to perceived threats from forces outside the state. That rebellious spirit, which dates to long before the state’s segregationist Gov....


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