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Jerusalem: Exhausted and adrift, Palestinians offer muted response to Trump

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When Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, analysts warned it could bring a wave of violence. But the response of outraged and distrustful Palestinians has been muted, and some are ready to abandon the two-state solution for…

What foiled New York subway attack says about lone-wolf ...

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As many New Yorkers express relief at the relatively minor impact of the latest terror attack on their city, experts point out that, in the US, both suicide attacks ...

Final probe into the sinking of El Faro may bring safety ...

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) begins the final meeting of the probe into the El Faro maritime disaster. The NTSB has drafted new safety ...

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In Alabama election, a state wrestles with its identity ...

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To many, the race is not just about a seat in the US Senate, but the image Alabamians hold of their state – and want to project to the rest of the nation.

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These 'Star Wars' fans combine dressing up with doing good ...

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Don’t be fooled by the 501st Legion’s sinister appearance. The 'bad guys doing good' donated 182,000 volunteer hours in 2016 and raised $889,000 for charity.

Monday, Dec 11

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Why GOP faces challenge selling tax cuts to younger voters ...

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December 11, 2017 —Millennials are a key demographic for politicians. They are the biggest group of taxpayers, home buyers, and – soon – voters. So how is tax ...

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ISIS-inspired suspect behind New York explosion that ...

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December 11, 2017 New York—A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times ...

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How Congress's inaction has left children's health program on life support

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December 8, 2017 San Antonio, Texas; and Los Angeles—Dakota Flores sees a future for her children that she never had. Tyler and Harmonie, both in middle school in San Antonio, Texas, are flourishing. Both are honor roll students, choir…

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Both sides dig in for final push in Alabama's Senate race ...

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December 11, 2017 Huntsville, Ala.—Alabama Democrats see Tuesday's special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race ...

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Strong winds keep southern California wildfires burning ...

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California fires in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas continue, fueled by dry conditions and strong Santa Ana winds. Firefighters work to contain the flames as new ...

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What Flynn's guilty plea could mean for Mueller probe, and for Trump

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Documents released in relation to Michael Flynn's plea refer to instructions from a “very senior” official, suggesting the Mueller probe is getting close to the Oval Office, with more bombshells likely ahead. Michael Flynn, President Trump…

Saturday, Dec 9

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After many days in court, travel ban nearing final ...

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Friday, a full panel of judges on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Virginia about the third version of the White House travel ban, just days ...

Friday, Dec 8

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Moore campaign strategy follows in the footsteps of ...

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December 8, 2017 Birmingham, Ala.—He has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. He speaks unscripted. He skimps on fundraising. He undervalues get-out-the ...

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New California wildfires threaten San Diego area ...

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Wildfires endanger homes, businesses, and racing stables in the San Diego area as residents are evacuated and firefighters battle to control the flames.

Skirball fire underscores calls for collaborative wildfire ...

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December 8, 2017 Los Angeles—On the morning of Dec. 6, Laura Lenk woke to the sound of sirens. She had parked for the night at a lot at the Leo Baeck Temple, a ...

Thursday, Dec 7

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Franken resignation shows Democrats' line in the sand ...

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December 7, 2017 Washington—Sen. Al Franken (D) of Minnesota’s decision to resign his seat – announced Thursday from the floor of a somber, almost funereal ...

Massachusetts justice system wrestles with how to define ...

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Reform in the Bay State includes a proposal to raise the juvenile age to 18 – and adult to 19. With the delay of 'adult' milestones, such as full-time employment ...

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Some states aim to get more foster youth graduating from ...

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Foster children don't always have the support system they need to navigate adult decisions for a successful college experience. Some states are hoping to change that ...

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What recognizing Jerusalem means for US role as Mideast mediator

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December 6, 2017 Washington—As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pledged – to the roaring approval of evangelical Christians and some pro-Israel donors – to buck longstanding policy and quickly move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel…

House bill expands concealed-carry rights and background ...

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The House has passed a bill that would allow a concealed-carry gun permit issued in one state to be valid across state lines. Provisions in the bill also address the ...

One woman’s journey from CEO to minister to puppeteer ...

As a pastor in Detroit, Lottie Hood created the Underground Railroad Living Museum Flight to Freedom Tour. Then she brought all her experiences together to help at ...

Southern California wildfires continue as Santa Ana winds ...

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First responders continue to several wildfires across southern California. The largest blaze, the Thomas Fire, burned more than 90,000 acres and destroyed more than ...

Wednesday, Dec 6

Time magazine names 'The Silence Breakers' as Person of ...

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Time magazine has honored the women who have experienced sexual misconduct and brought their experiences to light with its Person of the Year Award. The cover will ...

Female TV journalists search for solutions to change a ...

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December 6, 2017 —Women who say they were sexually harassed or mistreated by powerful men in television news have banded together to form a support network aimed at ...

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Soaring West Coast homeless population drives national ...

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December 6, 2017 Los Angeles —The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living ...

Trump to announce US embassy move to Jerusalem - CSMonitor.com

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Despite warnings from global leaders, President Trump intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, recognizing the Holy City as the capital. Analysts warn ...

Tuesday, Dec 5

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In Alabama, Republican women split sharply over Roy Moore ...

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December 5, 2017 Mountain Brook, Ala. —When voters head to the polls next week in Alabama’s high-stakes Senate race, one question will be key: Will suburban ...

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Deportations soar while border arrests plunge - CSMonitor.com

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December 5, 2017 San Diego —The federal government, in the most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Trump, says Border Patrol ...

Rep. Conyers steps down amid sexual harassment claims ...

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After a storm of sexual misconduct allegations and pressure from Democratic colleagues, Rep. John Conyers (D) of Michigan resigns from his position in Congress ...

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Trump's travel ban allowed to stand, for now - CSMonitor.com

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December 5, 2017 Washington—It's not a final ruling, but the Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by ...