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Senate Democrats skip hearing amid post-Kavanaugh tensions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when it seemed the partisan divide on the Senate Judiciary Committee couldn't get much worse, it did....Read more

The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video 'if it exists'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks on the missing Saudi journalist (all times local):...Read more

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In ads and speeches, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single message...Read more


UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

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GENEVA (AP) — U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl or woman is a virgin...Read more

Turkish police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish crime-scene investigators entered the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday to search...Read more

Russia: Student gunman kills 17, wounds 40 in Crimea

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials said a 18-year student attacked his vocational school Wednesday in Crimea, going on a rampage that...Read more

Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

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MONTREAL (AP) — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans...Read more

Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to pull the United States out of an international postal treaty that allows China...Read more


US housing starts sank 5.3 percent in September

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction fell 5.3 percent in September, a sign that recent hurricanes and rising mortgage rates may be...Read more

The Latest: Priest pleads guilty in child sex abuse case

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BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Catholic priest pleading guilty to child sexual abuse charges (all times local):...Read more

California surgeon due in court on drug, assault charges

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California surgeon and his girlfriend are expected to appear in court on charges they drugged and...Read more

Smoke forces Melania Trump's plane back to military base

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WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of...Read more