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Women's March 2018: Year-old 'resistance' now aims for the ballot box

Trump One Year The Resistance

One year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew...

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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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The Latest: Pope denounces sexual enslavement in Amazon

Peru Pope

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Pope Francis is denouncing sexual enslavement of women in the Amazon who are trafficked and forced into prostitution, saying the “machismo” culture cannot stand. Francis says in a speech to...


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Latest: Michigan AG to review school's handling of Nassar

Doctor Sexual Assault-1

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former sports doctor who sexually assaulted gymnasts and others (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Michigan’s attorney general says his office will conduct a review of Michigan State University’s handling of complaints against a sports doctor who...


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Correction: Chelsea Manning-Maryland Senate story

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — In a story Jan. 18 about Chelsea Manning running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Manning filed in Montgomery County. She filed at the Maryland State Board of Elections in Annapolis. A corrected version of the story is below:...


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More blame Republicans than Democrats for potential government shutdown, Post-ABC poll

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. By a 20-point margin, more Americans blame President Trump and Republicans rather than Democrats for a potential government shutdown, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. A 48 percent plurality says Trump and congressional Republicans are mainly...


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Pele skips public appearance in England, stays home to rest

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pele has cancelled a trip to England, where the 77-year-old Brazilian was to receive an award from the country’s Football Writers Association. Pele’s spokesman said Friday that the cancellation was due to fatigue. “He didn’t travel because it was going to be to exhausting to go and...


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Trudeau's strict branding rules will take fun out of legal weed

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Recreational pot should be legal in Canada by summer, but it won’t be glamorous. Producers trying to market their product face a battery of proposed government restrictions similar to those governing the sale of cigarettes. Labels may have to display graphic health warnings,...


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Delta gets tough on flying emotional support and service animals

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The day of the service duck and emotional support chicken on airlines may be drawing to a close. Delta Air Lines said Friday it will more thoroughly vet passengers’ efforts to fly with all manner of unusual animals, which often board U.S. airlines under the guise of...


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The nation's first Medicaid work rules loom, and many fear losing health coverage

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Matt Bevin is exultant as his administration sets out to transform Medicaid. Only a week ago, he won federal permission to pursue a goal that has animated his two years in office: Making hundreds of thousands of poor Kentuckians hold jobs or...


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IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

Koreas Tensions Unification Flag

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that “much more exciting initiatives” promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend. “Watch this space,”...


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