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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Holds News Conference Discussing Efforts To Reduce Violent Crime
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DOJ Appeals DACA Ruling

The Trump administration appealed a ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and announced plans to seek a U.S. Supreme Court review even before an appeals court issues a decision

Donald Trump, Ronny Jackson

Trump Is in Good Health, White House Doctor Says

President Donald Trump's doctor has recommend that he lose some weight, but said that the president is in excellent physical and mental health otherwise. "There's no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issue"

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Welcome Third Child

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West welcomed a baby girl via surrogate to their family early on Monday morning. This is the third child and second daughter for the celebrity couple, who are already parents to daughter North, 4 1/2, and son Saint, 2

Mormon President, Salt Lake City, USA - 16 Jan 2018

Mormon Church Appoints New President

The Mormon church appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon as its new president, following a longstanding succession plan that aims to keep the faith on course with a minimum of upheaval

The Palestinian Central Council meeting

Abbas Urged to Reject Recognition of Israel

Palestinian leaders have called on President Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw recognition of Israel and break off security cooperation following the Trump administration naming Jerusalem as the Israeli capital

"Downsizing" New York Screening

Matt Damon Apologizes for Sex Assault Comments

After drawing criticism for his comments on sexual assault in December, actor Matt Damon weighed in again on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that aim to combat sexual harassment and assault in workplaces across several industries, and apologized for potentially causing people pain

California Storms

California Mudslide Death Toll Rises to 20

The death toll at the scene of devastating mudslides in a Southern California community rose to 20 as the list of those still missing shrunk to four. A Santa Barbara County spokesman said authorities located a body

Police Arrest Parents After Escaped Child Calls 911 On Parents Who Kept 13 Siblings Restrained In Shackles

Thirteen Siblings Found Shackled in California

Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. Police arrested the parents

Will Cape Town Run Out of Water?

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on track to be the first major city in the world to run out of water

Philippines' Mayon Volcano spews, Albay - 15 Jan 2018

Thousands Flee As Lava Flows Down Volcano

Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive