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In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo, File
February 18, 2019 - 6:17 am
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties...
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J Pat Carter/AP Photo, File
February 17, 2019 - 11:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers have discovered a group of rare owls thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport, according to a newspaper report Sunday. The 10 burrowing owls are the most seen at LAX Dunes Preserve in 40 years, the Los Angeles Times reported. Among the...
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Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP
February 17, 2019 - 5:12 pm
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin found his 1995...
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Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
February 17, 2019 - 5:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film "Black Panther," Carter...
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Anthony Weiner
Mark Lennihan/AP, file
February 17, 2019 - 3:40 pm
AYER, Mass. (AP) — Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of...
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In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference.
Steve Helber/AP, file
February 17, 2019 - 11:50 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he's became a national face for transgender rights. His case almost went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated and...
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Mitch Hungerpiller of Birmingham, Ala., who invented a computerized system to automate the processing of returned mail, visits the Supreme Court on Feb. 14, 2019, where his decade-long fight with the post office over patent infringement will be heard.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
February 17, 2019 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than...
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President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci/AP
February 17, 2019 - 11:26 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told "Fox...
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker
Charles Krupa/AP
February 17, 2019 - 11:18 am
(Associated Press) — Democratic presidential candidates are courting voters in states with influential early roles in the 2020 primary as the busy pace of campaigning over the holiday weekend shows that the contest to challenge President Donald Trump is fully underway. The brisk pace of the...
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In this Tuesday, July 14, 1976 file photo, Jimmy Carter, center, meets with his staff, from back left, Pat Caddell, Jerry Rafshoon, his son, Chip and Jody Powell, and front left, Pat Anderson, at the Americana Hotel in New York.
AP Photo/Pool, File
February 17, 2019 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said Saturday night. He was 68. Caddell died Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, after suffering a stroke...
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