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Joycelyn Davis, a direct descendant of Clotilda survivor Charlie Lewis,stands for a portrait at the community center in Africatown in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
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February 08, 2019 - 8:30 am
By Jay Reeves, Associated Press MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the coastal Alabama community now shows scarcely a trace of its founders...
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In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, without tourists and park rangers to discourage them during the government shutdown, elephant seals have expanded their pupping grounds in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.
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February 01, 2019 - 12:36 pm
By Brady McCombs and Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua...
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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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In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photograph, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr.
Mehr News Agency, Majid Asgaripour, File/AP Photo
January 31, 2019 - 10:30 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Three European nations appeared poised Thursday to announce they have created a way for Iran to continue trade with them and avoid re-imposed U.S. sanctions, two Iranian officials said, setting up a potential collision with President Donald Trump's maximalist approach against...
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The Worldwide Threat Assessment, released by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Tuesday, also states that with the recent loss of territory, "ISIS will seek to exploit Sunni grievances, societal instability, and stretched security forces."
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January 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
By Zachary Cohen, CNN (CNN) -- Despite repeated claims by the Trump administration that ISIS has been defeated, US intelligence assesses that the terror group "very likely will continue to pursue external attacks from Iraq and Syria against regional and Western adversaries, including the United...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, a worker holds a sign promoting a sale for Huawei 5G internet services at a mobile phone retail shop in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong province.
Andy Wong/AP Photo, File
January 29, 2019 - 9:58 am
By Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China called on Washington on Tuesday to "stop the unreasonable crackdown" on Huawei after the United States stepped up pressure on the tech giant by indicting it on charges of stealing technology and violating sanctions on Iran. Beijing will "...
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A growing number of economists predict that the United States will experience a recession sometime later this year or in 2020. Investors are starting to worry about a downturn, too.
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January 22, 2019 - 10:45 am
By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business (CNN) -- A growing number of economists predict that the United States will experience a recession sometime later this year or in 2020. Investors are starting to worry about a downturn, too. About three quarters (73%) of investors expect a recession within the...
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Hadas Kuznits
January 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A consumer watchdog group has put out a new report showing increasing threats to U.S. food safety. A new report from the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group, titled " How Safe is our Food? " points to widespread problems with the U.S. food safety system...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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January 14, 2019 - 12:27 pm
By Yanan Wang and Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death Monday in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive. The court in...
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In this Feb. 2, 2016, file photo, Naila Amin, 26, looks out from a classroom window at Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y.
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January 11, 2019 - 10:20 am
By Colleen Long, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for...
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