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Immigrants saved him from an attack by an asylum opponent. Now this German mayor is refusing to back down on refugees.
The attacker berated Altena Mayor Andreas Hollstein — who had accepted more migrants than required under German rules — for his pro-refugee policies. Hollstein credited an immigrant family with saving his life and has doubled down on his stance on asylum.


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Federal appeals judge retires amid investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct
The announcement by Alex Kozinski, a powerful judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, comes days after The Washington Post reported on allegations by 15 women that Kozinski had subjected them to inappropriate behavior, including having clerks watch porn in his chamber.


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GOP faces a five-day sprint to pass tax bill, forge deal to avoid a shutdown
Republicans, on a self-imposed tight deadline, aim to quickly pass their massive tax plan early in the week. But the bigger drama may come later, when they’ll try to reach an agreement with Democrats to keep the government running after Friday.









‘The will is totally gone’: Years of conservative attacks sap IRS oversight of charities
The fall in oversight at the Internal Revenue Service, a byproduct of repeated budget cuts, comes as the number of politically active and financially complex charities grows.



Trump says he has no plans to fire Mueller as effort to discredit Russia probe heats up
President Trump criticized Robert S. Mueller III for gaining access to transition team emails. A spokesman for the special counsel denied any wrongdoing, and some legal experts questioned the claim that the emails were improperly obtained.









‘We feel like our system was hijacked’: DEA agents say a huge opioid case ended in a whimper
Investigators said they could show that McKesson Corp. had failed to report suspicious orders involving millions of highly addictive painkillers sent to drugstores from California to Florida. Some of those went to corrupt pharmacies that supplied drug rings. Investigators wanted a $1 billion fine and criminal charges brought against McKesson. That’s not how things worked out. This report comes from a joint investigation with “60 Minutes.”





















The power is back on at Atlanta’s airport, but thousands of travelers remain stranded
It could take days to clear up the snags at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after a nearly 12-hour outage that paralyzed the world's busiest airport.


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New national security plan paints China and Russia as U.S. competitors that want to realign global power in their interests
President Trump will present the strategy, which follows his “America First” doctrine, in a speech today. An official said the plan does not expressly “overturn” strategies of former president Barack Obama or his predecessors, but it frames Trump’s priorities differently.


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Carolina Panthers owner to sell team amid NFL inquiry into allegations of misconduct
According to a report, multiple former team employees received settlements after inappropriate behavior and comments by team owner Jerry Richardson, including sexually suggestive remarks and acts.


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The government admits it studies UFOs. So about those Area 51 conspiracy theories ...
The Pentagon’s confirmation of a $22 million program to analyze “anomalous aerospace threats” was a eureka moment — the first (of presumably many) alien-related secrets that have slipped out of the clenched jaws of the government.


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In Fox’s overblown ‘Christmas Story Live,’ no shot-out eyes, and perhaps some clearer vision
The latest live-for-TV event was a combination of tribute and smart innovation to that persistently nagging notion that Christmas past is always better than Christmas present.


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