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February 01, 2019 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pulling the plug on a decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russia, lifting what it sees as unreasonable constraints on competing with a resurgent Russia and a more assertive China. The move announced Friday sets the stage for delicate talks with U.S...
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Cory Booker
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February 01, 2019 - 7:06 am
By Rebecca Buck, CNN (CNN) -- Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat who rose to prominence as Newark's charismatic and ambitious mayor, announced Friday that he is running for president. Booker chose the first day of Black History Month to launch his campaign, timing that nods to Booker's own...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with American manufacturers in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Washington.
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January 31, 2019 - 10:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that "unity" will be the theme of his first State of the Union address under divided government and that he respects Stacey Abrams, who will give the Democratic response. "I hope she does a good job. I respect her," Trump said of Abrams, who...
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In this Nov. 13, 2017, file photo, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at a news conference during the USCCB's annual fall meeting in Baltimore.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
January 31, 2019 - 9:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Catholic leaders in Texas on Thursday identified 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, a number that represents one of the largest collections of names to be released since an explosive grand jury report last year in Pennsylvania. Fourteen dioceses in Texas...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an organizing event at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H.
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January 31, 2019 - 8:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is expected to officially announce her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on February 9. The Massachusetts senator is telling supporters she'll make a "BIG announcement" that day. Warren opened her presidential exploratory committee exactly...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, federal agents enter an upscale apartment complex where authorities say a birth tourism business charged pregnant women $50,000 for lodging, food and transportation, in Irvine, Calif.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File
January 31, 2019 - 8:21 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Dongyuan Li's business was called "You Win USA," and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver babies who would automatically enjoy all the benefits of American citizenship. Over two years, the now-41-year-old raked...
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A display of the fentanyl and meth that was seized by Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend at the Nogales Port of Entry is shown during a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Nogales, Ariz.
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January 31, 2019 - 7:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the synthetic drug that is helping fueling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load...
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FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks about proposed reforms to Medicare Part B drug pricing policies at the Brookings Institute in Washington.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File
January 31, 2019 - 7:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Thursday unveiled a plan to channel now-hidden prescription drug rebates directly to patients, saying it would bypass middlemen and lower prices for consumers. The proposed regulation from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar would eliminate...
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Snow Roads
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Hadas Kuznits
January 31, 2019 - 4:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Why is the United States facing such a sudden, extreme cold snap? Stephen Strader, assistant professor of geography and the environment at Villanova University, says climate is influenced by jet streams. "The jet stream separates cold air to the north and warm air to...
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) scores a touchdown past New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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Steve Tawa
January 31, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the run-up to the Super Bowl, at a briefing in Atlanta, the Philadelphia area's top federal prosecutor revealed separate indictments charging 13 people with trafficking in counterfeit tickets for sporting and concert events, including the Eagles' Super Bowl...
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