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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. State Sen. Randy Feenstra, R-Hull, announced this week he'd seek the Republican nomination, facing the nine-term King. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 13, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican leader said Sunday he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to discuss King's future and role in the party and promised action following the Iowa congressman's recent comments in defense of white supremacy. "That language has no place in America. That is...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2012 file photo, Italian Cesare Battisti attends the presentation of his book about his experience in prison in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Italy sent an aircraft to Bolivia on Sunday Jan. 13, 2019, to pick up fugitive communist militant Cesare Battisti after he was captured there nearly three decades after he was convicted of murder, setting the stage for a climax to one of Italy’s longest-running sagas. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
January 13, 2019 - 2:53 pm
ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder in his home country nearly three decades ago was arrested in Bolivia, authorities said Sunday, setting the stage for a climactic end to one of Italy's longest-running efforts to bring a fugitive to justice. Hours later, Cesare...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 photo, thousands of teachers rally against the nation's second-largest school district in downtown Los Angeles. A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is all but inevitable starting Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. The teachers' union rejected a new offer Friday from the LA Unified School District after hours of talks. United Teachers Los Angeles called the district proposal "woefully inadequate." With no new talks scheduled, pickets are likely to begin at 7 a.m. as teachers push for a raise and lower class sizes. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 13, 2019 - 2:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is all but inevitable starting Monday after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. Talks broke down Friday when the teachers' union rejected as "woefully inadequate" a new...
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Snow falls on the White House as a winter storm arrives in the region, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 13, 2019 - 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A Donald Trump ally says the president isn't giving in on his demands for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — the issue that's led to a partial government shutdown now in its 23rd day. Sen. Lindsey...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, the parents of this 7-week old red wolf pup keep an eye on their offspring at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C. A pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast have led to the discovery that red wolves, or at least an animal closely aligned with them, are enduring in secluded parts of the Southeast nearly 40 years after the animal was thought to have become extinct in the wild. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
January 13, 2019 - 11:49 am
DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and...
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A conventional beef burger, left, is seen Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, next to "The Impossible Burger", right, a plant-based burger containing wheat protein, coconut oil and potato protein among it's ingredients. The ingredients of the Impossible Burger are clearly printed on the menu at Stella's Bar & Grill in Bellevue, Neb., where the meat and non-meat burgers are served. More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like meat. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
January 13, 2019 - 7:44 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska...
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FIL E- In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam and the governor predicts a bill will pass in 2019. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
January 13, 2019 - 7:41 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don't expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime soon. While there's broad agreement on the idea of...
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January 13, 2019 - 4:55 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Accusations of racism have engulfed a South African school after a photograph appearing to show white and black children separated by race circulated on social media. Authorities are investigating the school, which says it does not tolerate racism and was besieged by protesters...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014 file photo, Pat Boone, right, and wife Shirley Boone arrive at Lipscomb University for the Dove Award, in Nashville, Tenn. Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died at age 84. Milt Suchin, Pat Boone's manager, says in a statement that Shirley Boone passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, surrounded by her four daughters, who sang to her. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
January 13, 2019 - 4:46 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84. She passed away on Friday surrounded by her four daughters, Cherry, Lindy, Debby and Laury, who sang to her, Milt Suchin, Pat Boone's manager, said in a statement...
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In this photo taken with slow shutter speed Pope Francis leaves after celebrating an Epiphany Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Pope Francis has appealed to European leaders to show “concrete solidarity” to 49 migrants stranded aboard a pair of rescue vessels. Francis, addressing faithful in St. Peter’s Square Sunday, noted that the migrants, rescued in the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
January 13, 2019 - 1:50 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is offering new parents a bit of advice, telling them it's perfectly normal to fight but just not in front of their children because of the "anguish" it causes. Francis asked permission Sunday to give his counsel during a ceremony to baptize 27 newborns, an annual...
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