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Pope Francis begins visit to Chile and Peru with apology for sexual abuse by priests

Pope Francis opened the first full day of his visit to Chile and Peru with a somber apology for clerical sexual abuse, confronting a scandal that has roiled the Roman Catholic Church here and elsewhere.

White House and House Intelligence Committee clash over testimony by former Trump aide Stephen Bannon

Los Angeles Times

The White House clashed with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday over testimony from President Trump’s former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, a dispute that could alter the course of congressional investigations into Russian…

Hollywood opening its wallet for Obama's presidential center in Chicago

Hollywood is opening its wallet for the Obama Foundation, which Tuesday reported 31 new donors who have contributed $1 million or more to the former president’s future center in Chicago.

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Indictment in Las Vegas mass shooting is possible, authorities say

Los Angeles Times

Stephen Paddock was the only gunman spraying bullets on an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas last fall, but on Tuesday police said criminal charges could still be filed in the mass shooting that left 58 people dead.

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Trump to ask Supreme Court for ruling on 'Dreamers' as Congress works for a deal

The Trump administration said Tuesday it would ask the Supreme Court to decide the fate of so-called Dreamers, but leave the immigration program in place until then — a move that should provide more time for Congress and the White House to…

Deep South grapples with yet another winter storm

Los Angeles Times

People across the Deep South hunkered down Tuesday as yet another frigid winter storm blanketed the region in snow, sleet and ice, shutting down interstates, canceling flights and prompting officials to close schools and government offices.

Tuesday, Jan 16

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White House doctor says Trump scored perfect marks on cognitive test, needs to lose weight

President Trump registered a perfect score on a cognitive screening test as part of his physical examination taken last week, the White House physician said Tuesday, adding that Trump requested the test to rebut accusations that his mental…

Suit by 22 state attorneys general seeks to block FCC's net neutrality repeal

A group of 22 Democratic state attorneys general, including those from California and New York, filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of tough net neutrality rules for online traffic.

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Number of Americans without health insurance grows in Trump's first year, new figures show

The number of Americans without health coverage, which declined for years after passage of the Affordable Care Act, shot up in President Trump’s first year in office, according to data from a new national survey.

Monday, Jan 15

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Martin Luther King III calls out Trump on immigration slur: ‘We got to find a way to work on this man’s heart’

Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by welcoming the descendants of slaves into their tribe after years of exclusion, while King's children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where King preached passionately…

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Patterson Park statue honoring national anthem is defaced, found sprayed with red paint

A statue paid for with pennies contributed by Baltimore school children more than a century ago was found sprayed with red paint Monday morning.

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For two days after his two years in jail, Cliven Bundy's supporters got to listen, talk and learn from their hero

Los Angeles Times

Inside the dimly lighted law office, there weren't enough seats. A receptionist went to a back room and found a few more chairs. On a small, sunken couch by the window, three people scrunched together. Of the nearly 30 people there, many…

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'They say we are cult, but the globe is the biggest cult of all': Inside a meeting of the flat Earth movement

Los Angeles Times

Moving with missionary zeal, Nathan Thompson swept into a brewpub here bearing a battered globe under his arm with the words “this is a scam” scrawled on the side.

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At two of the nation’s most historic black churches, sermons reflect on Martin Luther King and take sharp aim at Trump

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock had not planned to mention the words “Donald Trump.”

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'No, I'm not a racist,' Trump says as administration is forced to renew DACA permits

Los Angeles Times

The Trump administration, under court order, said it would resume taking applications to renew temporary protections from deportation for hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” who came to the country illegally as children, as the standoff…

Sunday, Jan 14

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Trump's Florida visits increase terrorism risk, Palm Beach County says

Los Angeles Times

President Trump’s frequent visits to South Florida make the area a high-risk target for terrorism, one that justifies more money from the federal government, Palm Beach County’s top law enforcement agency says.

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Government resumes accepting applications to renew DACA

Federal immigration authorities, in a victory for so-called Dreamers, quietly announced they have resumed accepting requests for renewals in DACA, the Obama-era program that shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from…

For nearly 40 minutes, Hawaii thought the end was near. Why did it take so long to learn missile alert was a mistake?

Los Angeles Times

It was a nice morning on the Big Island of Hawaii as Kevin and Pamela Spitze drove to an art show in Hilo when the words popped up on Kevin’s cellphone screen: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER.”

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Chelsea Manning, convicted of giving military documents to WikiLeaks, files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland

Los Angeles Times

Chelsea Manning, the transgender Maryland woman convicted of sharing thousands of military documents with Wikileaks, has filed her candidacy to challenge Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin in this year’s election.

Saturday, Jan 13

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Hawaii residents tweet about hiding and crying after false missile warning

Los Angeles Times

A false emergency message warning Hawaii residents of an incoming ballistic missile sent people scrambling in panic Saturday.

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Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn actress, report says

President Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in the Wall Street Journal.

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Vegas gunman’s girlfriend told investigators her fingerprints would probably be on ammo. And they were

Her fingerprints were on the ammunition. Her casino players’ card was found in his room. Investigators scoured her social media accounts and emails — one of which he, Stephen Paddock, had access to.

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For black Americans, Trump's 'shithole' comment was an insult to their histories

Los Angeles Times

The president’s question was this: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

Trump is transforming the GOP against legal immigration. Will Congress follow?

The furor over President Trump’s language about immigrants from “shithole countries” has partially obscured the substance of what he was demanding and the profound shift among Republicans away from opposing illegal immigration to pushing…

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Pakistan, U.S. try to soothe tensions over aid suspension

Los Angeles Times

In the weeks since the Trump administration withheld nearly $1 billion in security aid for Pakistan, Washington and Islamabad officials have been working to patch things up and avert a dangerous deterioration in their often troubled…

Friday, Jan 12

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'Shithole' and other racist things Trump has said — so far

President Trump disparages people from Africa and the Caribbean, continuing the pattern he set when he launched his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists.

Trump’s ‘shithole’ comments stirred anger and condemnation, but not from everyone

Reports of President Trump's statements during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday were met with quick reactions worldwide.