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Multiple women eyeing 2020 hands Dems ‘wonderful challenge’

Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a "wonderful challenge" – four or more women running for president in 2020. To many activists, that means a field more reflective of a party that counts women as a crucial voting bloc.

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Trump offers a 'Dreamers' deal for border-money proposal

In a bid to break the shutdown impasse and fund his long-promised border wall, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protection for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But while Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise," Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a "non-starter."

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Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress

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Congress to probe report Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a "concern of the greatest magnitude." Trump's current lawyer said the allegations sparking the inquiry are "categorically false."

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Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, dismissing as just one perspective the shocking dashcam video of the black teenager's death that led to protests, a federal investigation of the police department and the rare murder conviction of an officer.

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Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for trip abroad

It took President Donald Trump one day to flex his executive power back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, denying her an aircraft to visit troops abroad in apparent response to her attempt to delay his State of the Union address.

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US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history.

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Pelosi says Trump 'silent' on postponing State of the Union

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump has yet to respond to her request that he postpone his State of the Union address until the government is reopened so workers can be paid for providing security for the grand Washington tradition.

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2 US service members, 2 US civilians killed in Syria blast

Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a patrol in Syria on Wednesday

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After years of King’s remarks, why now for the GOP response?

Why now? Despite his seemingly endless string of racist comments and insults about immigrants, Iowa Rep. Steve King had the Republican Party's backing through nine elections and GOP presidential contenders often lined up for his endorsement in the state's lead-off caucuses.

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Last year’s Central American caravan dwindles, new one forms

The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018 midterm election has quietly dwindled, with many having gone home to Central America or put down roots in Mexico.

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Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia.

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Sears staves off liquidation, stores to remain open

Sears will live on— at least for now.

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Trump’s attorney general nominee: ‘I will not be bullied’

Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.

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The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid.

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Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending that officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants.

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Man pleads guilty after alligator threat

A man who police say placed a 3-foot alligator on top of another man in Connecticut as part of an extortion attempt has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

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Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide

A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.

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Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

President Donald Trump denied Monday he ever worked for Russia, answering a question he declined to directly address over the weekend.

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Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

Max Glauben was 17 and had already lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march from one German concentration camp to another.

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Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths

A 21-year-old man shot a Wisconsin couple to death at their home in a scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she managed to escape in an isolated north woods town, authorities said Friday.

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US cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline

The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.

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Cohen, ex-Trump lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo of a promised Democratic effort to scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to Russia.

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Trump threatens emergency declaration ahead of border visit

President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall.

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Texas landowners dig in to fight Trump's border wall

As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way.

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