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Former Trump Adviser Rick Gates to Plead Guilty

A former top adviser to the Trump campaign is expected to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. A plea could signal that Rick Gates is planning to cooperate with Mueller

Flu clinic

Flu Season May Be Starting to Wind Down

This year's sweeping flu season may be starting to wind down, but activity is still high throughout the country, with 13 more pediatric deaths bringing the season's total close to 100

Team USA Women Olympics Medals

Team USA's Women Are Beating the Men

American women have shined at the 2018 Winter Olympics, becoming the driving force behind the U.S. Olympic team's wins in PyeongChang. Of the 21 medals Team USA has won so far, 12 of them belong to women

Shooting At High School In Parkland, Florida Injures Multiple People

Florida Considers Raising Age to Buy a Gun

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced on Friday that he wants to raise the age limit in the state for buying a firearm to the age of 21, just one week after a 19-year-old shot allegedly 17 people at a high school in the state

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Dog Injures Child Boarding Southwest Flight

Southwest Airlines said that a dog injured a child as passengers boarded a flight in Phoenix, an event likely to fuel the debate over the growing number of emotional-support animals on planes.

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Trump Levels 'Largest-Ever' Sanctions on North Korea

The Trump administration is hitting more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions in the latest bid to turn up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, a senior administration official said

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Russia Blocks U.N. Ceasefire in Syria

World leaders called for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days