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The Latest: Jury sends 4 questions to Manafort judge

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local):

Jury ends first day of deliberations in ex-Trump aide Manafort's trial

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The case is the first to go to trial stemming from Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, although the charges largely predate Manafort's five months working on Trump's campaign, including three as chairman.…

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Connecticut's Mass K2 Overdose Raises Fears About Fentanyl’s Growing Reach

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"I really hope people aren't adding fentanyl to these compounds."

Man held on suspicion of killing wife, two kids in Colorado

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The body of a woman, believed to be the spouse of Christopher Watts, 33, has been recovered, authorities said. Watts was taken into custody late on Wednesday for the suspected murder of his wife Shanann Watts, 34, and of the couple's…

Manafort jury ends first day of deliberations with questions

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt.

U.S. Secretary of State names special representative for Iran

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The move came as the administration prepared to increase economic pressure on Iran by restoring sanctions to force Tehran to end its nuclear weapons program and support for militant groups in the Middle East. Hook will lead a newly…

Vatican expresses 'shame and sorrow' over abuse of 1,000 children by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania

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The Vatican has expressed "shame and sorrow" in its first response to a groundbreaking US Grand Jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The report accuses over 300 "predator" priests throughout Pennsylvania of…

Vatican Feels 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Abuse By Pennsylvania Priests, Spokesman Says

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As Catholics in the U.S. grapple with fallout from a grand jury's shocking

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Republicans Are Using An Unprecedented Partisan Vetting Process To Rush Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

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WASHINGTON ― Republicans are circumventing the normal vetting process for

Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill

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Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people's homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed hospitalizing more than 70 people.

Video: Huge barn find of American muscle cars unearthed in Iowa

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A large collection of classic American pick-ups and muscle cars has been discovered in Iowa – including several rare Chevrolets and a Starsky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino

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The Catholic Church Ignores This Child Sexual Abuse Law

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One of the most damning findings from the recent grand jury investigation into

Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

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Rights groups Thursday condemned a suicide blast inside a school that killed dozens of students in Kabul a day earlier, as outrage over the attack grew while tearful families buried loved ones in the war-weary Afghan capital. The attack…

Turkey will emerge stronger from lira crisis despite row with U.S.: minister

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In a conference call with thousands of investors and economists, Albayrak - who is President Tayyip Erdogan's son-in-law - said Turkey fully understood and recognized all its domestic challenges but was dealing with what he described as a…

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White supremacist scolded live on camera by his father during interview

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The organiser of a white supremacist march in Washington DC at the weekend has been left red-faced, after a video emerged showing him being scolded by his father during an interview in his family home. Jason Kessler, 34, organised last…

Vice President Mike Pence Prays With Mollie Tibbetts' Family During Visit to Iowa

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The missing college student hasn't been seen since July 18.

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

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TRURO, Mass. (AP) — On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water on Thursday, a day after a New York man became the first person to be attacked by a shark off…

Omarosa Releases 'Secret Tape' Of Lara Trump Discussing High-Paying Campaign Job

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Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday unveiled a recording of Lara Trump

Colorado Mom Shanann Watts Allegedly Killed by Husband Chris Watts Gushed About Him Online

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Chris Watts reportedly confessed to killing his wife and two children.

Eight-second 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet Debuts on Woodward, Must Be Trailered There

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Ford's turn-key drag-racing special pulls at the heart strings with a name from Mustang's past.

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Japan Had Plans to Build Battleships with 20-Inch Guns. This Is Why It Never Happened.

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Had the war not come, Japan would have bankrupted itself spending on these massive ships.

US stocks climb ahead of China trade talks; Walmart surges

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are surging Thursday as China and the U.S. prepare to hold their first trade discussions in months, a potential sign of progress toward ending the trade war between them. Walmart is surging after the retailer…

Manafort trial - latest updates: Jury to begin deliberations after prosecutors accuse former Trump campaign manager of lying

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Jurors will begin deliberations in the case against Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who is on trial for financial fraud. On Wednesday, prosecutors told jurors Mr Manafort had lied to keep himself flush with cash for…

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Andrew Cuomo: "We Will Reach Greatness When Every American is Fully Engaged"

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Andrew Cuomo: "We Will Reach Greatness When Every American is Fully Engaged"

Husband Charged With Murder After Making TV Plea for Missing Family's Safe Return

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After making a plea for the safe return of his pregnant wife and two daughters on TV, Christopher Watts was arrested in their disappearance.

What is synthetic marijuana?

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What is synthetic marijuana?

Bayer starts Monsanto integration as stock suffers

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German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Thursday that it would begin integrating seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto after a mega-merger, but its stock price was battered by the US firm's legal woes. Two months after the $63…

Russia's S-500: How Putin Could Kill Air Force F-22s and B-2 Stealth Bombers?

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Russia’s fearsome new S-500 air and missile defense system has apparently entered production—and is setting new records for missile engagement range.

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Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Forty-six people overdosed Wednesday at or near a Connecticut park from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana, requiring paramedics to be stationed there to provide treatment, authorities said.

Bayer presses on with Monsanto integration as stock suffers

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German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Thursday it would finally begin integrating US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto into its business, after meeting competition authorities' final conditions for the merger. Two months…