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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, second from left, speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, April 11, 2019, on the proposed Space Force.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
April 11, 2019 - 12:10 pm
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's proposal for creating a Space Force as a new military service encountered bipartisan skepticism in the Senate on Thursday, with several lawmakers questioning the need for expanding the military bureaucracy...
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In this April 1, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in Santa Ana, Calif.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo
April 11, 2019 - 11:08 am
By Brian Melley, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings. Avenatti, 48, was indicted late...
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A calf runs through an ice field on a ranch outside of Kilgore, Neb. on  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 while a bomb cyclone storm brings heavy snow and strong winds to several Rockies and Plains states.
Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP
April 10, 2019 - 7:01 pm
By Blake Nicholson Associated Press Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding...
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Donald Trump
Evan Vucci/AP
April 10, 2019 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter removed a campaign video posted by President Donald Trump after Warner Bros. Pictures complained about the use of the score from its 2012 movie "The Dark Knight Rises." Trump on Tuesday tweeted the video, which featured images of Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton...
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Attorney General William Barr
Andrew Harnik/AP
April 10, 2019 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he believes "spying did occur" on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled and aligning himself with the president at a time when Barr's independence is under...
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Survivors of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting embrace.
Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP
April 10, 2019 - 12:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Offering prayers and making speeches, Pennsylvania lawmakers came together in an unusual joint session Wednesday to commemorate the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack that killed 11 people last year. The service was held a day after the Pittsburgh mayor signed new gun...
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A router and internet switch
Charles Krupa/AP, file
Ian Bush
April 10, 2019 - 12:33 pm
(Associated Press/KYW Newsradio) — The House passed a bill Wednesday to restore Obama-era "net neutrality" rules, but the legislation faces slim odds of making it through the Republican-controlled Senate. The Save the Internet Act passed the Democrat-controlled House 232-190 Wednesday, with only...
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Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play sleeper
CPSC
April 10, 2019 - 12:06 pm
By Ray Sanchez (CNN) — Keenan and Evan Overton want to warn other parents about the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper after their son died while sleeping in the product. Three days before Christmas 2017, 5-month-old Ezra napped in the sleeper, while his father, Keenan Overton, was asleep on the...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before boarding Marine One helicopter, Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
April 10, 2019 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says there's only one person in charge of his immigration policy: Him. Trump was asked as he was leaving the White House Wednesday whether he had ever considering tapping his influential aide, Stephen Miller, to lead the department in the wake of Kirstjen...
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In this April 8, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a convention of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Las Vegas.
John Locher/AP Photo
April 10, 2019 - 10:57 am
By Elana Schor and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will unveil a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan on Wednesday, shaking up the 2020 presidential election by reopening the debate over his call to eliminate private health insurance...
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