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FILE- In this June 4, 2019, file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is photographed in St. Louis.
Jeff Roberson/AP Photo, File
August 19, 2019 - 3:36 pm
By David Crary and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood's...
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Adnan Syed
Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS/Sipa USA
August 19, 2019 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a Maryland man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial" are asking the Supreme Court to step into the case. Lawyers for defendant Adnan Syed say in court papers Monday that the justices should order a new trial for Syed and reverse a Maryland...
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In this May 13, 2019, file photo New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house Monday, May 13, 2019, in Staten Island, N.Y.
AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File
August 19, 2019 - 12:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, New York City's police commissioner on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man whose dying cries of "I can't breathe" fueled a national debate over race and police use of force. Police...
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The Pentagon is seen from an airplane over Washington, DC on July 11, 2018.
Xinhua/Sipa USA
August 19, 2019 - 12:40 pm
By Ryan Browne, CNN (CNN) — The US military conducted a flight test of a conventional ground-launched cruise missile off the western coast of the US Sunday, a missile test that would have been previously banned under the now defunct Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the Pentagon said...
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Jeffrey Epstein
New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, file
August 19, 2019 - 12:01 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria's Secret...
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Russian message in a bottle
Tyler Ivanoff via AP
August 19, 2019 - 10:41 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska. Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles northwest of Anchorage, television station...
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Marijuana seized alongside jalapeno peppers
U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP
August 19, 2019 - 9:34 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port. A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego. A CBP news...
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Greenland
Felipe Dana/AP
August 19, 2019 - 8:13 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump's idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is "an absurd discussion," Denmark's prime minister said. Mette Frederiksen, who was visiting the world's largest island to meet...
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Jack Whitaker
Richard Shotwell/In vision/AP, file
Mark Abrams
August 19, 2019 - 7:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump reacts at the end of his speech at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo, File
August 18, 2019 - 5:00 pm
By Matthew Lee WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are...
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