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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Holds News Conference Discussing Efforts To Reduce Violent Crime
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Is President Trump Next?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the special counsel's Russia investigation, the Justice Department said Tuesday, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible interview with President Donald Trump

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Powell Confirmed by Senate as Federal Reserve Chair

The Senate has approved President Donald Trump's selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month. Senators voted 85-12 to confirm Powell to lead the nation's central bank

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Tammy Duckworth Announces Pregnancy

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth announced her pregnancy, which will make her the first member of Senate to give birth while in office. The 49-year-old will deliver her second daughter this spring, her office said

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Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

The 2018 Oscar nominations are out and there were more than a few names that deviated from expectations. Here are some of this year's nominees' most unexpected inclusions and — perhaps more importantly — disappointing exclusions

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Deadly Shooting at Kentucky High School

A suspect was taken into custody after two people were killed and 19 others wounded at a rural Kentucky high school. Police were seen leading a teenager away in handcuffs and said the suspect will be charged with murder

Ursula Le Guin

Feminist Sci-Fi Writer Ursula K. Le Guin Dies at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88. Le Guin died peacefully in Portland, Oregon, her family said

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Suspect Arrested in 7-Year-Old's Rape and Murder

A suspected serial killer has been arrested following the rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Amin, whose body was found in a trash heap in Kasur, Pakistan, earlier this month. Zainab's murder led to deadly protests

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Hawaii Governor Couldn't Correct False Missile Alert

David Ige would have corrected this month's false alarm about a ballistic missile approaching Hawaii earlier had he remembered his Twitter password, he said. His office did not post an official correction for roughly 15 more minutes

Kodiak, Alaska

Alaska Out of Tsunami Danger After Earthquake

A tsunami watch was triggered for the entire West Coast of the United States, all the way down to the Mexican border. It was canceled hours later – but not before evacuations near Kodiak, Alaska

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Neil Diamond Says He Has Parkinson's Disease

Neil Diamond, 77, announced his retirement from touring on his website this week due to the onset of Parkinson's disease. The third leg of Diamond's 50th Anniversary tour, scheduled in Australia and New Zealand in March, has been cancelled

Mike Pence, Benjamin Netanyahu

U.S Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem in 2019: Pence

Vice President Mike Pence told Israel's parliament that the U.S. Embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, ahead of schedule, as he pledged to barrel ahead with a plan that has set off weeks of unrest

Philippines Volcano

Philippine Volcano Eruption May Be 'Imminent'

The Philippines' most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 40,000 villagers to shelter in evacuation centers