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In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, waves to the crowd after speaking at Women's Unity Rally organized by Women's March NYC at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan in New York
Kathy Willens/AP Photo, File
February 15, 2019 - 8:25 am
By Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. And proposing...
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In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo the Queensbridge Houses sit beneath the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, upper right, in New York.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo, File
February 15, 2019 - 8:08 am
By Michael R. Sisak and Josh Boak, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union...
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President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump, responds to reporters' questions outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo
February 15, 2019 - 7:54 am
By Lolita Baldor and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with Mexico, he still needs money to pay for it. And shifting money from other accounts to deliver the $5.7 billion he wants is not without political problems. The...
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Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday.
CNN
February 14, 2019 - 10:32 pm
By Katie Bernard, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday. Ninety percent of those calls will have familiar caller IDs, but there isn't an effective way of...
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Travis Kauffman responds to questions during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Fort Collins, Colo., about his encounter with a mountain lion while running a trail just west of Fort Collins last week.
David Zalubowski/AP Photo
February 14, 2019 - 9:44 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman's wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a "barbarian yell," jammed his foot onto the animal's neck and held it there until the cat quit thrashing and died. After a couple of minutes, Kauffmann recalled...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump waves to protesters while playing golf at Turnberry golf club in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain.
Peter Morrison/AP Photo, File
February 14, 2019 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese. The White House on Thursday released results of his most recent physical, revealing that his Body Mass Index is now 30.4. That's based on the fact that he's now carrying 243 pounds on his 6-foot...
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ILE- In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, a couple kayak on the Rogue River adjacent to where Wolverine World Wide's tannery once stood, in Rockford, Mich.
Neil Blake /The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File
February 14, 2019 - 5:49 pm
(AP) — Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water around the country. Environmentalists, congressional Democrats and state officials countered that the...
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William Barr
Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
February 14, 2019 - 3:27 pm
By David Shortell (CNN) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general. The vote was 54-45, primarily on a party-line basis with most Republicans backing President Donald Trump's nominee and most Democrats opposed. This will be Barr's second tour as attorney general; he led the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, a woman takes a snapshot by the border fence between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, as seen from Mexico.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Ap Photo, File
February 14, 2019 - 3:22 pm
UPDATED: Feb. 15, 5:50 a.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency...
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Graffiti has been painted on a sidewalk by someone opposed to the location of an Amazon headquarters in Long Island City in Queens, New York City.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo, File
February 14, 2019 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly abandoned plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and others objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives promised to the company. "We are disappointed to have...
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