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 2020-01-23 04:43 

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Impeachment trial not ready for broadcast prime time...

NEW YORK (AP) - The first night of arguments in favor of President Donald Trump's impeachment before the U.S. Senate was judged not ready for prime time by many of the nation's television executives. ABC, CBS and NBC all stuck with regularly sched...

 2020-01-23 03:49 

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Protest messages shared in Hong Kong Lunar New Year packets...

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's anti-government protests are putting a new spin on a Lunar New Year tradition. Every year, adults hand out red packets stuffed with cash to children and young, single adults. Messages printed on them generally convey wishe...

 2020-01-23 02:30 

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Seattle shooting: Multiple people shot, fire department says...

SEATTLE — Six people have been shot in downtown Seattle and one of those people has died, authorities said. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said authorities began receiving calls at about 5 p.m. Wednesday of multiple gunshot victims. One person w...

 2020-01-23 02:26 

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The Seattle Fire Department says six people were shot downtown Wednesday night, and one of those peo...

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Fire Department says six people were shot downtown Wednesday night, and one of those people has died....

 2020-01-23 01:31 

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Police: Multiple people shot in downtown Seattle...

SEATTLE (AP) - Multiple people have been shot in downtown Seattle, police said. The Seattle Police Department said on Twitter Wednesday that officers were investigating a shooting near the heavily trafficked area. The suspect fled and police were searchin...

 2020-01-23 01:23 

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Martha McSally channels Donald Trump in fight to hold Arizona Senate seat...

Rep. Adam B. Schiff's opening argument Wednesday at the Senate impeachment trial described President Trump as a serial election "cheat" who must be stopped before the November vote, while the president lobbed insults back at the proceedings fr...

 2020-01-23 01:18 

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Man set on fire in Los Angeles electrical explosion...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An explosion in an electrical box set a man on fire Wednesday in Los Angeles and left him criticially injured, authorities said. A sub-contractor was working near an electrical panel at a commercial building in Pacoima at about 1 p.m. w...

 2020-01-23 01:06 

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Survivor says doorbell-ringing prank led to deadly attack...

TEMESCAL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A doorbell-ringing prank led a man to chase and ram a car full of teenagers, killing three, a survivor said. Three other teen boys were injured when their Toyota Prius was struck, went off the road and slammed into a tree Su...

 2020-01-23 00:46 

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Trump administration restores women's health funds to Texas...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Eight years after Texas lost federal dollars over barring Planned Parenthood in a women's health program, the Trump administration Wednesday allowed the state to resume getting as much as $350 million in another reversal of an Oba...

 2020-01-23 00:37 

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U.S.-Russia 'engagements' show risk of oil mission in Syria...

President Trump says he is determined to keep control of Syrian oil fields as the country's civil war plays out, but exactly how far the U.S. military is willing to go to protect those valuable energy reserves remains a mystery and represents a key qu...

 2020-01-23 00:30 

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UN chief urges action to end Syria conflict, support rights...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued "a very strong appeal" Wednesday for a political solution to Syria's nearly nine-year conflict, and he called for a global "push-back against the push-back" on ensuring hu...

 2020-01-23 00:24 

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Colorado judge rules ICE violated law by withholding records...

DENVER (AP) - Immigration and customs officials violated federal law by refusing to release documents about people who are not citizens, a Colorado federal court judge said. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement used the rule to deny the release of...

 2020-01-23 00:08 

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Arizona bill would make building private border wall easier...

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Legislature would let property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border build a wall without seeking a city or county construction permit under a measure that advanced Wednesday. Republicans on the House Federal Relations Committee a...

 2020-01-23 00:01 

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Wanted California fugitive is fatally shot by police in Mesa...

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a known violent and wanted fugitive from California has been fatally shot by police in Mesa. Tempe police detectives who are part of the Fugitive Task Force Squad and Special Investigations Bureau were conducting surveil...

 2020-01-22 23:58 

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Oklahoma troopers shoot, kill man after vehicle pursuit...

MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers on Wednesday shot and killed a suspected car thief who crashed the truck he was driving during a pursuit, authorities said. The troopers were responding to a report of a stolen vehicle shortly befor...

 2020-01-22 23:55 

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Donald Trump second-term agenda features middle-class tax cuts, expanded travel ban...

President Trump is crafting a second-term agenda that is a defiantly bigger version of his first term, outlining in the midst of his impeachment trial election-year plans for deeper tax cuts for the middle class and an expansion of the travel ban that emb...

 2020-01-22 23:39 

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Collin J. Haynie charged in Grantsville, Utah killings...

GRANTSVILLE, Utah — A teenage boy shot his mother and sister after she picked up the girl from school, then killed two more siblings as they returned home on a weekday evening, prosecutors said Wednesday. Collin J. Haynie, 16, was charged with 10 fe...

 2020-01-22 23:30 

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'Schumer is the devil,' impeachment protester yells...

One protester erupted inside the Senate chamber on Wednesday during President Trump's impeachment trial, yelling that Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer is the "devil." The man, who the press was restricted from viewing, was promptly ar...

 2020-01-22 23:27 

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California governor urges judge to reject PG&E bankruptcy...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric's blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operat...

 2020-01-22 23:23 

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Utah prosecutors charge teenager as an adult in the shooting deaths of his mother and three siblings...

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) - Utah prosecutors charge teenager as an adult in the shooting deaths of his mother and three siblings....

 2020-01-22 23:19 

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Trump breaks own presidential tweet record as impeachment trial opens...

WASHINGTON — President Trump set a presidential record for activity on his favorite social media platform Wednesday, tweeting and retweeting at length about the Senate impeachment trial, the Democrats who want to replace him and much, much more. By ...

 2020-01-22 23:16 

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Louisiana teen dies after being shot in weekend robbery...

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A high school senior found shot in his Chevy Camaro during a weekend robbery died Wednesday, authorities said. Lafayette police confirmed the death of Matthew Carter, 17, news outlets reported. They said two teens were arrested over ...

 2020-01-22 22:37 

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MLB to test but not use computer umps at spring training...

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball will test computer plate umpires during spring training but will not use the system for decisions in any exhibition games. MLB experimented with the automated balls and strikes system during the second half of last se...

 2020-01-22 22:31 

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Joe Biden slaps down possible impeachment trial testimony swap...

OSAGE, Iowa — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., said Wednesday he won't agree to appear as a witness before the Senate as part of a testimony swap with Republicans in President Trump's impeachment trial. Mr. Biden was asked at a to...

 2020-01-22 22:31 

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William Barr: No repeat single-sourced Crossfire Hurricanes...

Attorney General William Barr has tightened the procedure for opening a criminal probe into a presidential campaign after the Justice Department inspector general found the FBI's momentous decision on July 31, 2016, to target Trump aides never reached...

 2020-01-22 22:29 

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Portrait of judge taken down because of his 'racist past'...

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina county has removed a portrait of a 19th-century state Supreme Court justice from a courtroom at the request of a judge who said it didn't belong there because of the justice's "racist past." Senio...

 2020-01-22 22:23 

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Actor says she was conned into protesting Huawei extradition...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A Vancouver actor said Wednesday she was tricked into holding a protest sign outside the court where an extradition hearing is underway for a top executive at the Chinese tech giant Huawei. Julia Hackstaff said an acquai...

 2020-01-22 22:16 

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Police: Body found in Baltimore car fire fatally shot first...

BALTIMORE (AP) - A victim recently found inside a burning car in East Baltimore had been shot to death, police said Wednesday. The Baltimore City Fire Department responded to a call for a reported brush fire near the Lake Clifton High School complex Monda...

 2020-01-22 21:41 

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Houston ISD discuss metal detectors after Bellaire shooting...

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Independent School District officials are exploring options to increase security, including the addition of metal detectors, following a deadly shooting at one district high school. Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan wrote in a b...

 2020-01-22 21:16 

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U.S. envoy urges Kosovo, Serbia turn eyes on economy, jobs...

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) - U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for talks between Balkan rivals Serbia and Kosovo was in Pristina on Wednesday in an effort to urge both countries to resume negotiations and reach a final reconciliation agreement. R...

 2020-01-22 21:14 

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3 wounded in Salem shooting, 1 critical...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say 3 people were wounded in a shooting in east Salem Tuesday night. Authorities responded to a report of gunshots after 11 p.m., the Statesman Journal reported. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said deputies found a c...

 2020-01-22 21:03 

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Liberal media feel justified in treating President Trump with disdain...

The news media of the late 1700s and early 1800s consisted almost entirely of partisan political operations. Historian Ron Chernow writes that newspapers of that time period "were avowedly partisan and made no pretense of objectivity. It was a golden ...

 2020-01-22 20:44 

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1 suspect killed, 1 wounded in Florida police shooting...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida police officers opened fire on three armed robbery suspects in a late-night confrontation, killing one and wounding another, authorities said early Wednesday. Officers had set up an undercover operation after someone atte...

 2020-01-22 20:42 

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Canada justice dept. lawyer says Huawei exec committed fraud...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A Canadian justice department lawyer said Wednesday that fraud, not sanctions, is the crucial element for a judge to consider when deciding if a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei should be extradited to the U...

 2020-01-22 20:30 

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Moderate earthquake shakes Turkey, no casualties reported...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A moderately strong earthquake shook buildings in western Turkey on Wednesday, causing a few derelict structures to collapse, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of any casualties. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency...

 2020-01-22 20:17 

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HRW: Armed groups move freely on Colombia-Venezuela border...

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Illegal armed groups operate with virtual impunity along the border between Colombia and Venezuela, and civilians are suffering as a result, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Researchers said in a report that they found credible a...

 2020-01-22 20:11 

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Adam Schiff cites Russia collusion in opening argument at Trump impeachment trial...

Rep. Adam B. Schiff's opening argument at the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump boiled down the case to a simple concept: The president attempted to "cheat" in the 2020 election. Mr. Schiff, who is leading the prosecution for House D...

 2020-01-22 20:07 

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Man convicted of targeting people linked to daughter's death...

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The father of a slain West Virginia woman has been convicted of shooting at people connected to his daughter's murder case. Gregory Allen Adkins, 65, of Branchland, entered a Kennedy plea to two counts of wanton endangerment b...

 2020-01-22 19:45 

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BOOK REVIEW: 'The New Class War'...

In what well may be an understatement, Professor Sean Wilentz characterizes Michael Lind as "One of those wonderfully unpredictable writers who does not allow his allegiances to overrule his ideas." In his late 20s, armed with degrees from the Uni...

 2020-01-22 19:28 

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Intruder shot during Danville home invasion identified...

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Police say an eastern Illinois homeowner shot and killed an intruder during a home invasion. A Danville man told police that at least two people armed with handguns and wearing ski masks kicked in his door and attempted to rob him Su...

 2020-01-22 19:26 

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Ground broken to replace WVa high school destroyed by floods...

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) - Ground has been broken for a new West Virginia high school to replace one destroyed by 2016 floods. Gov. Jim Justice attended the ceremony Wednesday for the new Herbert Hoover High School in Elkview about 13 miles (21 kilometers) nor...

 2020-01-22 19:26 

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Lawmakers assured review of nuclear weapons work to be open...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A review of a proposal to ramp up production of key components for the United States' nuclear arsenal will be open and transparent, according to members of New Mexico's congressional delegation. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin ...

 2020-01-22 19:14 

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2nd inmate dies from California prison walking cane attack...

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) - A second inmate has died from an attack by another inmate last week at a central California prison, officials said Wednesday. Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, was pronounced dead on Sunday at an outside hospital, three days after authorit...

 2020-01-22 19:00 

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Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All isn't affordable for anyone...

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has released her new road map for Medicare for All. She's proposing a series of executive actions and bills that would transition the country to a government-run health system during her first term in...

 2020-01-22 18:43 

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Man gets probation for stealing WWII dog tags from archives...

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - A Virginia National Guard sergeant was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months of supervised probation for stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Di...

 2020-01-22 18:37 

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Trump administration to approve Keystone pipeline on US land...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Trump administration on Wednesday will approve a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, federal officials told The Associated Press, pushing the controversial $8 billion project cl...

 2020-01-22 18:36 

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Canada matching donations to fund for Iran plane families...

TORONTO (AP) - Canada's federal government said Wednesday it will match donations to a fund set up to help families of those who died in the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner in Iran this month. Parliamentary Secretary Omar Algabra said the government w...

 2020-01-22 18:27 

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GOP senators defend impeachment trial, compare Democrats' case to a 'half-prepared term paper'...

Republican senators defended the procedure for President Trump's impeachment trial Wednesday, saying the House Democrats' case is unfinished, arguing it's wrong to ask the Senate to clean up their work. The move came before the senators gather...

 2020-01-22 18:08 

Washington Times

State unemployment rate unchanged from November...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's unemployment rate for December was 2.6%, unchanged from the November rate and slightly higher than last year, state employment officials said Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted estimate for December 2018 was 2.4 % ...

 2020-01-22 17:41 

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Russia's Putin remains secretive about his future role...

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin remained tight-lipped about his future role Wednesday as he fast-tracks a set of constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt to maintain his dominance over the nation's political scene after his curr...

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