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'Declaration of War'

North Korea's top diplomat says President Donald Trump's tweet that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" was a declaration of war against his country by the United States

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Senate Scrambles to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible

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Trump Takes On NFL Anthem Protesters

President Trump sent mixed messages about the kneeling movement sweeping the sports world — appearing to support the unprecedented solidarity among NFL players hours after criticizing similar protests

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Kushner Used Private Email for White House Business

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, occasionally used his personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House. His lawyer said any non-personal emails have been forwarded to his official account and preserved

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Kingsman Takes the Crown of Weekend Box Office

The R-rated spy comedy "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has taken over the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated $39 million debut. The 20th Century Fox release pushed the Stephen King sensation "It" into second place

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Searchers Still Digging For Survivors of Mexico Quake

Search teams are still digging in dangerous piles of rubble hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings, while officials say they have so far cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen

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President Trump Issues New Travel Ban

President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. Officials say the measures are required to keep the nation safe

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Anthony Weiner Sentenced to Prison

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency

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The Best Places to Travel in October

Before the winter holidays commandeer your end-of-year travel plans, consider getting away this October. Fall foliage peaks in October, especially in the eastern United States — and it's not all about the New England

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Puerto Ricans Search for Wi-Fi and Cell Signal

On Puerto Rico, communication with the U.S. mainland became a resource nearly as precious as power and water in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Ricans are gathering around where signals were strongest, to get in touch with loved ones

Eight Wounded in Church Shooting In Tennessee

1 Killed, 7 Injured in Nashville Church Shooting

A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said

The Richest Women of the Kardashian-Jenner Clan

Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which on Sunday begins its 10-year anniversary since the first episode aired, has effectively instigated an empire — with each of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters earning a net worth of well over $10 million