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Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday dug in on their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants — a hard-line stance celebrated by liberal groups who have shrugged off risks of a government shutdown.

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Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 17, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday.

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Watch: Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan

Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor.

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Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president's mental fitness for office.

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Hear: Sex abuse victim speaks against ex-doctor

Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children — one with the warning that "little girls don't stay little forever."

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California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. Inside, it was a veritable torture chamber for 13 siblings who lived with their parents, police said.

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Sexual abuse victim to ex-doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'

One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on her as a child and warned him that "little girls don't stay little forever."

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Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

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*Update* - 13 siblings, some chained to beds, held captive in California home, police say

California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 16, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Pope begs forgiveness for 'irreparable harm' from sex abuse

Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit.

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My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

Federal law bars marijuana users from having guns or ammunition.

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California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides

California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed 20 people

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On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks on another man: President Donald Trump.

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Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty - and books

Dead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty.

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Trump defends himself anew against claims of racism

President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.

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King’s words on hate and love still resonate

Amid contentious political fights, one of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memorable quotes from his book “Strength to Love” remains relevant.

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Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously Sunday off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the Black Sea.

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France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns.

Trump says program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'

President Donald Trump said Sunday that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children is "probably dead," casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days before a deadline on a government funding deal that Democrats have tied to immigration.

Pregnant teen who sued over abortion leaves federal custody

A pregnant immigrant teenager who told a judge that she was being prevented from having an abortion while in federal custody has been released, giving her the ability to obtain the procedure.

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Watch: Hawaii officials apologize for false missile alert

A false alarm warning of a ballistic missile heading to Hawaii sent the islands into a panic. Hawaii officials apologized repeatedly, saying the alert was sent when someone hit the wrong button during a shift change. (Jan. 13)

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Trust and truth under Trump: Americans are in a quandary

When truck driver Chris Gromek wants to know what's really going on in Washington, he scans the internet and satellite radio. He no longer flips TV channels because networks such as Fox News and MSNBC deliver conflicting accounts tainted by politics, he says.

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