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Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

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The fate of Bowe Bergdahl -- the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in 2009 in Afghanistan -- now rests in the hands of a judge.

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Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

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Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Letter penned a day before Titanic sank sold at UK auction

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A letter written by one of the Titanic's passengers a day before the ship sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England

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Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

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The parent company of the Fox News Channel says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February.

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Long Islanders lend a hand to animals in Puerto Rico

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"Not only one hurricane, but now this is our third one and we have not stopped."

Saturday, Oct 21

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UK paper sorry for airbrushing out Solange Knowles's braids

LONDON -- Britain's Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine.

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Spain moves to dissolve Catalan government

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The Spanish government announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new regional election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control…

54 policemen killed in raid on militant hideout, Egyptian authorities say

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At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by…

President Trump continues Twitter swipes at Democratic rep

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump continued his feud on Saturday with Rep. Frederica Wilson after she suggested the controversy over his condolence call to the family of a slain soldier killed in Niger was racially charged.

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Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of JFK records

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President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Friday, Oct 20

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U.S. says 2 more American victims confirmed in Cuba attacks

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Two more U.S. government workers have been confirmed to be victims of invisible attacks in Cuba, the United States said Friday, raising the total to 24.

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Ahoy! Old Ironsides, oldest warship afloat, tours harbor

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The newly refurbished USS Constitution, nicknamed Old Ironsides, has taken its 1st spin in 3 years

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Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollution -- from filthy air to contaminated water -- is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

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Puerto Rico's dual crises show its territorial status is the worst of both worlds

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It is not our place to weigh in on whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, or an independent country. But under the status quo, the island's residents seem to be experiencing the worst of both worlds.

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Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case

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Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding.

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Attorney to detail another rape allegation against Weinstein

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Harvey Weinstein is now facing criminal inquiries in three cities after an Italian actress told Los Angeles detectives the disgraced film mogul raped her in a hotel room in 2013.

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Dog loses love of bomb sniffing, booted from CIA

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A puppy lost its love for sniffing out bombs and the CIA lost a recruit.

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New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

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A new Battle of the Alamo is brewing over a revamp of the site where Texas independence fighters were overrun by Mexican forces in 1836.

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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

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Environmental pollution -- from filthy air to contaminated water -- is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

Paul Ryan pokes fun at President Trump in speech at NY event

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House Speaker Paul Ryan poked fun at himself, the Senate's top Democrat and even the Catholic church on Thursday night. But the top target of the speaker's ribbing, as he faced hundreds of New York's elite at a charity dinner that…

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Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

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The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promises for "massive tax cuts and reform."

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Kelly defends Trump's calls to families of fallen soldiers

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The chief of staff says he is "stunned" and "broken hearted" by the criticism of Trump's call to the fallen soldier's family.

NYPD: No criminal allegations in city found against Weinstein

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NYPD officials on Thursday dampened expectations that movie producer Harvey Weinstein -- accused of rape and sexual harassment -- could face criminal charges, saying detectives have so far found no prior related complaints within city…

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Sen. John McCain to guest star on 'The View' for daughter's birthday

Meghan McCain, who joined "The View" last week, turns 33 on Monday.

Immigrant advocates march on LI, call for 'clean Dream Act'

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Nearly two dozen advocates of legal status for young immigrants known as Dreamers walked for hours from Bay Shore to Massapequa Park on Thursday to call attention to the deportation threat posed by the pending end of a program that shields…

Trump thrusts Kelly's private tragedy into public spotlight

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President Donald Trump's political brawl over his role as consoler-in-chief is a remarkable contrast with his Memorial Day tribute to U.S. personnel lost to war

Thursday, Oct 19

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JetBlue stops selling tickets on a dozen travel websites

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JetBlue stops selling tickets on 12 small travel websites to drive customers to the airline site instead

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First Trump trip across Pacific: Tension from nukes to trade

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Next month brings Donald Trump's longest overseas trip to date as president. This brings many anxieties for many people, as no White House event these days is routine.

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2-story 'Star Wars' replica in yard for Halloween is big hit

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A two-story "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state

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Passenger says Delta crew stopped her from singing anthem

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A Georgia physician said her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing the U.S. national anthem aboard a Delta Air Lines plane carrying the soldier's casket was stopped by a flight attendant who told her it would violate company policy.