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DETROIT - An advocacy group is suing Detroit election officials, claiming they violated the National Voter Registration Act by failing to properly maintain city voting rolls, including listing long-dead residents and keeping multiple registrations for the same people. The "failure" to comply with federal voter registration laws "undermined the confidence of Detroit's properly registered voters ...

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NEW YORK - An associate of Rudy Giuliani who is accused of injecting Ukrainian money into the U.S. political system has lied about his wealth and should be thrown in jail, prosecutors said Wednesday. Lev Parnas, who is accused of running a straw donor scheme, has "seemingly limitless access to foreign funds" and misled authorities repeatedly about his money, Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebekah ...

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YouTube changed its anti-harassment policies, six months after a controversy involving a Vox Media journalist and a conservative commentator brought the delicate issue to light. In an official note posted on YouTube's blog page Wednesday, the video-sharing platform announced that it had been working "over the last several years" in ways to quickly remove content when it violated its community ...

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CHICAGO — Los médicos reunidos en Chicago esta semana para el encuentro anual de la Asociación Médica Estadounidense (American Medical Association, o AMA) se encuentran cada vez más en el centro incómodo de un debate nacional sobre "Medicare para Todos". Un grupo de médicos, enfermeros y estudiantes de medicina protestó por la reunión y criticó la oposición de la asociación a Medicare para ...

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UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. sees "deeply troubling indications" that North Korea may be poised to engage in a major provocation, United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft warned. "In practical terms, this would mean that the DPRK could launch space vehicles using long-range ballistic missile technology, or that they could even test-launch intercontinental ballistic missiles, which are designed to ...

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WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is being sued over allegedly failing to preserve official notes about President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and a court ruled Wednesday that the case could move forward. That means Pompeo must either provide evidence that he complied with the Federal Records Act, which requires the State Department to collect and ...

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SAN FRANCISCO - A second federal judge barred President Donald Trump from using military construction funds for his Mexico border wall, with a U.S. court ruling Wednesday in Oakland, Calif., echoing one Tuesday in El Paso, Texas. The Trump administration and Congress remain at odds over how much taxpayer money to spend on border security as a government shutdown looms next week absent a budget ...

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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans say there is an early consensus building within their ranks for a short impeachment trial that could see the GOP-led chamber vote on a likely acquittal of President Donald Trump without hearing from any witnesses. Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, said a growing number of the Senate's 53 GOP members want to simply let House Democrats make their case to ...

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NIAMEY, Niger - An attack on a military camp in western Niger has left 71 military personnel dead, according to an army statement read on national television late Wednesday. Fifty-seven of the attackers were also killed, the statement said, while 12 people were injured and several others were missing. The assault took place Tuesday evening. Unidentified armed attackers arrived at the camp in ...

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Broward sheriff's deputy has been fired for an arrest in April in which he slammed a teenager's head against the asphalt, a violent encounter that drew accusations of police brutality and criminal charges against him and two other deputies. The Broward Sheriff's Office fired Deputy Christopher Krickovich on Tuesday after the completion of a review and disciplinary ...

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Era un día ocupado en una panadería del sur de Filadelfia una mañana del otoño de 2016. El teléfono sonaba sin cesar. Había pasteles que empacar y una mesa de galletas que debía reabastecerse constantemente. Una convención de estudiantes, académicos y científicos en la ciudad estimulaba la actividad del negocio. Con su uniforme y su delantal, Anyssa El Manfaa estaba ocupada atendiendo pedidos, ...

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JUJUY, Argentina — La Casa Blanca se está preparando para la probable derrota electoral del gobierno conservador pro-estadounidense de Argentina, el ejemplo más reciente de cómo la cambiante política latinoamericana está complicando la agenda del presidente Donald Trump en la región, incluida la expulsión del presidente izquierdista de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, y la represión de la avalancha ...

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When Kea Turner's 74-year-old grandmother checked into Virginia's Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital with advanced lung cancer, she landed in the oncology unit where every patient was monitored by a bed alarm. "Even if she would slightly roll over, it would go off," Turner said. Small movements - such as reaching for a tissue - would set off the alarm, as well. The beeping would go on for ...

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MINNEAPOLIS - The deal reached Tuesday by the White House and Democrats for a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico drew praise in Minnesota, where farmers, food companies and manufacturers have been eager for government officials to take the brakes off trade. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a compromise that should hasten congressional approval of a key economic initiative for President ...

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An internal Federal Aviation Administration analysis completed a month after the first crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in Indonesia last fall estimated a high risk of further accidents. That revelation drew urgent questions in Congress Wednesday as to why the MAX was not grounded then, before the second crash in Ethiopia. The FAA analysis projected that without action, the failure of the flight ...

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LOS ANGELES - Some know it as "The Beverly Hillbillies" mansion, others as Chartwell. Now, it has a new name: California's chart-topper. The Bel-Air residence of late media mogul A. Jerrold Perenchio has sold for the highest price in California history, about $150 million. Although the exact number isn't clear, people familiar with the deal who asked for anonymity because they were not ...

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Here's one thing you can say for President Donald Trump's biggest trade pact so far: The new version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is better than the one Trump originally negotiated a year ago. House Democrats and the Trump administration announced a number of changes Tuesday that will make the agreement more enforceable, likely assuring its passage through Congress. Once approved, the ...

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President Donald Trump's myriad abuses of power could easily provide the basis for several articles of impeachment. But on Tuesday House Democrats unveiled only two, both related to Trump's unconscionable attempt to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations that would benefit him politically. Even if you think the bill of particulars should be longer - and this page has suggested a possible ...

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WASHINGTON - The annual mountain of catalogs is pouring into our mailboxes again. With thoughts of impeachment swirling in our heads, we decided to curb our natural antagonisms and spread some cheer from said catalogs before they go into the recycling bin. Jim Jordan, the overwrought Ohio Republican congressman who likes to shout observations with no apparent questions at cowering witnesses, ...

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TEL AVIV, Israel - Israel's parliament on Wednesday set in motion the process of dissolving itself and calling a third round of elections within a year, as lawmakers passed blame around for the stalemate. The Knesset passed the first reading of a bill to dissolve itself and set an unprecedented third round of elections with a large majority. The bill must still pass two more readings set for ...

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BALTIMORE - Just to be standing in the Babe Ruth Birthplace Sports Legends Museum in Baltimore on Wednesday, wearing a blue throwback Johnny Unitas Colts jersey and hearing tales of Unitas' feats and those of other Baltimore sports legends, was a surreal moment for LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. The Athens, Ohio, native spent three years on the bench at Ohio State, waiting his turn behind J.T. ...

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Add it to the list of investigations involving America's mayor. The Justice Department's top watchdog confirmed Wednesday he's still investigating whether FBI agents in New York illegally leaked information about Hillary Clinton to Rudy Giuliani before the 2016 election. Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his review of the FBI's investigation of possible coordination ...

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CHICAGO - With much of Illinois anticipating the state's legalization of marijuana in January, activists are urging immigrants not to use or buy cannabis or work in the new industry, as it could lead to drastic measures like deportation. Immigration attorneys and advocate groups gathered Wednesday in Chicago's Loop to get word out that any noncitizen - including legal residents - could be ...

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GREG COTE'S THURSDAY PICK JETS (5-8) at RAVENS (11-2) Line: BAL by 15 {. Cote's pick: BAL 34-7. TV: 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Fox/NFL. People do win the lottery. Major upsets do happen. Ever heard of the Miracle On Ice? OK this won't be one of those to launch NFL Week 15. The Jets winning at Baltimore Thursday night is as likely as me winning a Pulitzer Prize for this prediction capsule - and then ...

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More than twice as many Cubans were deported this year compared to last year, according to new data released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On Wednesday, federal officials released its latest deportation statistics, which showed that 1,179 Cubans were detained nationwide during the 2019 fiscal year, compared to last fiscal year's 463. In 2017 there were 160 arrests - that's a ...

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia area's largest factory complex - the Boeing helicopter works in Delaware County - appears to have dodged a fiscal missile this week as area Congress members of both parties joined forces to pressure Washington into restoring funds for Army Chinook CH-47 helicopter upgrades that had been cut by the Trump administration last winter. The National Defense ...

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SAN DIEGO - Before getting a record nine-year, $324 million deal from the Yankees for pitcher Gerrit Cole on Tuesday night, agent Scott Boras dished out one of his patented strained metaphors, saying "major league teams are like birds" during the offseason. "There are hummingbirds where they'll buzz around and move through the process," Boras said at the winter meetings. "There are probably ...

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At times, Jeff Sessions proved a pleasant surprise as attorney general by resisting some of President Donald Trump's most outrageous demands. By contrast, his successor, William Barr, has been a distinct disappointment. That conclusion partially reflects the incorrect expectation that Barr, who held the same post under President George H. W. Bush, was an establishment moderate like Bush who ...