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Alex Brandon/AP, file
December 17, 2018 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is challenging a Maryland federal judge's decision allowing a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to go forward. Justice lawyers want an appeals court to take the case instead. They filed papers Monday seeking to send the...
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Nancy Buchholz holds her husband Jeff's picture, who died six weeks after being diagnosed with cancer this spring.
Stacy Bengs/AP Photo
December 17, 2018 - 1:54 pm
By Tom Murphy, AP Health Writer People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It's a radical idea: On-demand insurance that lets customers buy some of their coverage only if and when they need it, similar to how TV viewers might rent a new...
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Crane company fires 3 employees after they post inappropriate pictures in Camp Fire wreckage
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images via CNN
December 17, 2018 - 11:13 am
By Amir Vera, CNN (CNN) -- One picture showed a dead cat with a beer bottle in its mouth. In another, a man is jumping through a burned trampoline. And then there's the one where two men pretend to go for a drive in the charred remains of a motor home. The photos are among several taken by...
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What to expect if there's a partial government shutdown
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December 17, 2018 - 10:44 am
By Clare Foran, CNN (CNN) -- A possible partial government shutdown is only a hand full of days away with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a dispute over border security with no resolution in sight. Funding expires for a number of key government agencies on December 21...
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In this Dec. 12, 2018, photo, "justice" is displayed in a Merriam-Webster dictionary in New York. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle and President Trump's Twitter feed.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo
December 17, 2018 - 10:14 am
By Leanna Italie, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows "toxic," picked by Oxford...
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Annunciation House director Ruben Garcia answers questions from the media after reading a statement from the family of Jakelin Caal Maquin, pictured at left, during a press briefing at Casa Vides, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in downtown El Paso, Texas.
Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP
December 17, 2018 - 10:05 am
By Julie Watson, Associated Press (AP) -- Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it's unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by...
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This Oct. 23, 2018 file photo shows HealthCare.gov website on a computer screen in New York.
Patrick Sison/AP Photo
December 17, 2018 - 7:45 am
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including...
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Ministry of Antiquities/ Egypt
December 16, 2018 - 4:19 pm
(CNN) -- A more than 4,000-year-old private tomb containing "exceptionally well-preserved" drawings has been discovered south of Cairo, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said the tomb had been discovered at the Saqqara archaeological site and was...
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Win McNamee/Getty Images
December 16, 2018 - 2:11 pm
(CNN) -- Since Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed in early October, the Supreme Court has stayed mostly above the fray, adjusting to a new colleague and hearing a docket of cases that lack the blockbuster status of previous terms. That's all about to change. The court, with its strong 5-4...
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Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File
December 16, 2018 - 9:45 am
(The Associated Press ) The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from U.S. officials who said she had not been given food or water for days. In a statement released by lawyers, the parents of Jakelin Caal said the girl had been given...
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