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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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America's forever war is expanding. Again.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. This week, the Trump administration announced that the United States is committing to an extended military presence in Syria. At an event at Stanford University on Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said about 2,000 U.S. troops will remain indefinitely in...


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Shutdown looms as Senate Democrats dig in against GOP spending plan

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The showdown over government funding shifted Friday to the Senate after the House passed a short-term extension that was cobbled together with enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt. Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a...


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'Horrific' conditions in home where siblings were found

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. What first started as neglect, officials said, became dangerous and pervasive child abuse over the years. If they misbehaved, the 13 siblings living in a Southern California home would be tied to their beds as punishment - first with ropes, until a child whose limbs...


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The day Eartha Kitt attacked the Vietnam War at the White House

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - She didn’t want to go to the White House. Eartha Kitt, a self-proclaimed “sex kitten” who played Catwoman and crooned “Santa Baby,” was an enigmatic star with a sultry voice and a remarkable talent for playing to the camera. Orson Welles once called her...


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Wife of Michigan father deported after 30 years is coming to State of the Union

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Cindy Garcia has had a long, exhausting and life-changing week. And by all appearances, the whirlwind is going to continue. On Monday morning, she watched immigration agents escort Jorge Garcia, her husband of 15 years, through the security gates at Detroit...


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Vandals nearly destroyed an Iowa bee business. This week, police arrested two boys.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Three days after Christmas, Justin and Tori Englehardt headed outside to dust snow off the 50 beehives on their property near Sioux City, Iowa. What they found was disheartening. All of the hives were overturned. Clumps of dead, frozen bees littered the area. The shed...


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Clues sought in copter crash that killed Zimbabwean leader

Helicopter Crash-Zimbabwe Opposition Leader

RATON, N.M. (AP) — A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area of New Mexico. Investigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the...


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10 Things to Know for Today

APTOPIX Budget Battle

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE BUDGET BILL STANDS Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend in large part over Democratic demands to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. 2....


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Pope sparks renewed outrage in Chile after backing bishop accused of covering up abuse

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. It was supposed to be an apology tour but the pope’s Chile visit drew unexpected ire on Thursday after the head of the Catholic Church came to the support of Juan Barros, a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. The remarks came at the end of a visit that was...


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