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Cuomo vows to keep Statue of Liberty open amid federal shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:44:05 -0500

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state would step in — as it did during the last federal shutdown in 2013.


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Report: Las Vegas mass shooting meticulously planned, but motive remains elusive

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:01:20 -0500

Mass murderer Stephen Paddock stalked multiple public gatherings before killing 58 Las Vegas concert-goers and injuring 700, police say.


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Visitors Enjoy National Park Despite Shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:18:35 -0500

Visitors could still venture into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds even though visitor centers, public toilets and other facilities run by the National Park Service were closed. (Jan. 20)


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This fish with human-like teeth is causing problems in Arizona

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:37:53 -0500

The pacu fish start out as pets that people dump into lakes once they get too big to manage.


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Rep. Patrick Meehan to be investigated after claims he used taxpayer money for settlement

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:38:52 -0500

Paul Ryan is ordering an investigation after the New York Times reports that U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint.


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Women's March 2018: Resist, Vote, Take Action

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:28:33 -0500

People participated in women's marches nationally with a message of taking action. Last year the marchers voiced their discontent. This year, they are pledging to vote, run for office, and elect new politicians in the 2018 midterms. (Jan. 20)


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New Jersey’s first lady: ‘I was sexually assaulted’

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:56:03 -0500

Speaking at the Women's March on New Jersey in Morristown, New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy revealed that she had been sexually assaulted in college.


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Across the nation, women march for equality

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:42:58 -0500

Across the United States and abroad, activists reconvene and march again on the one-year anniversary of the Women's March.



White House Says Democrats Having Temper Tantrum

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:36:35 -0500

Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a federal government shutdown. (Jan. 20)


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Ryan Blames Democrats For "Reckless Shutdown"

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:18:35 -0500

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says the partial government shutdown is "inflicting needless uncertainty on our country" and he is blaming it all on Senate Democrats. (Jan. 20)


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Meet Preston, the dog comforting Larry Nassar's victims

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:40:36 -0500

Preston weighs nearly 70 pounds and his size alone helps children feel protected.


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Seven days of heroin: Elliana's story

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:58:40 -0500

When we met Stephanie Gaffney, she was recovering well from addiction. Then she overdosed. What happened to her? What would happen to her daughter?


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Report: Vegas shooter bought 55 guns in 1 year

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:24:30 -0500

Most of the firearms were rifles of various calibers. He also purchased more than 100 firearm related items through a variety of retailers.


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Phoenix premieres new Van Sant film at Sundance

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:28:33 -0500

At the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Joaquin Phoenix talks about playing alcoholic quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan in Gus Van Sant's new movie, "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot." (Jan. 20)


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Thousands March On Washington Against Abortion

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:03:34 -0500

Anti-abortion activists and protesters carried posters and shouted slogans in support for the unborn on Friday, when they descended on the nation's capital from various parts of the country for the annual March for Life rally. (Jan. 19)


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Dems, Republicans blame each other after government shuts down

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:26:49 -0500

The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending. In a late-night vote, Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have kept the government running for four weeks. (Jan. 20)


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Democrats plead for bipartisan budget

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:57:18 -0500

Democratic senators gathered on Capitol Hill to express frustration with the budget negotiations. They say that there is bipartisan legislation that Republicans are thwarting. (Jan. 19)


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Today in History for January 20th

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:28:31 -0500

Highlights of Today in History: Iran releases American hostages; Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy innaugurated as President. (Jan. 20)


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Third person in eight days hit by Brightline train; this time it's not fatal

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:37:37 -0500

The nonfatal incident occurred after a pedestrian tried to beat an oncoming train in Fort Lauderdale.


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It may soon cost you to drive around Manhattan

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:56:27 -0500

"Congestion Pricing" may soon affect drivers in certain parts of New York City.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing the measure to ease traffic congestion and raise funds for mass transit.


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Disgraced ex-doctor sobs at sentencing hearing

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:35:18 -0500

Disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar broke down Friday as one of his victims spoke during the fourth day of his sentencing for sexually assaulting young gymnasts, and others, under the guise of medical treatment. (Jan. 19)



After 4 deaths on tracks, Brightline vows to ramp up safety efforts in South Florida

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:14:12 -0500

Additional signs, safety "ambassadors" and even drones might be used to teach the public the dangers of trying to beat trains across the tracks.


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Hundreds of journals found in home with 13 captive children

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:37:17 -0500

One expert thinks that these diaries-turned-evidence could have been what kept the siblings sane.


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New chief in Baltimore vows to cut violent crime

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:12:29 -0500

Following a record year in per-capita homicides, Baltimore's mayor on Friday fired the city's police commissioner, and appointed a new one, saying a change in leadership is needed to reduce violent crime more quickly. (Jan 19.)


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Thousands march on Washington against abortion

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:04:39 -0500

Anti-abortion activists and protesters carried posters and shouted slogans in support for the unborn on Friday, when they descended on the nation's capital from various parts of the country for the annual March for Life rally. (Jan. 19)