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File-In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, teen migrants walk in line inside the Tornillo detention camp in Tornillo, Texas. Government investigators say many more migrant children may have been separated from their parents than the Trump administration has acknowledged. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)
January 17, 2019 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government...
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In this Jan. 15, 2019, photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., questions Attorney General nominee William Barr as he testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Monday’s observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in politics: race. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 17, 2019 - 10:21 pm
Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in American politics: race. At least a half dozen declared or potential presidential candidates...
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President Donald Trump speaks about American missile defense doctrine, Thursday, Jan 17, 2019, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 17, 2019 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are both flexing their political powers as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown remain stalled. Trump issued a letter to...
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Teachers, parents and students picket under the rain in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. A new round of contract negotiations began between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides were sitting down Thursday for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether any new contract offers would be on the table. Union officials tempered expectations, saying a quick deal was unlikely. District officials have said teacher demands could bankrupt the school system. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 17, 2019 - 6:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of contract negotiations started Thursday between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides would sit down for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether...
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Ex-Officer Joseph Walsh, center, and his attorney Todd Pugh, right, chat as they walk in the courthouse Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Chicago. Former Detective David March, ex-Officer Joseph Walsh and Officer Thomas Gaffney, three Chicago police officers accused accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014, were acquitted by a judge on Thursday.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 17, 2019 - 5:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, dismissing as just one perspective the shocking dashcam video of the black teenager's death that led to protests, a federal investigation of the police department and the...
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FILE - This Jan. 24, 2018 file photo shows U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, at a news conference in Honolulu. Now a candidate for president, Gabbard is responding to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by recording a new YouTube video. The nearly four-minute long clip shows Gabbard apologizing for statements she made that were hurtful to LGBTQ people. She has apologized for such comments before, but has come under renewed criticism since she announced during a CNN interview last week that she would run for president. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File)
January 17, 2019 - 4:23 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday responded to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by apologizing in a video. The nearly four-minute-long clip, which was shot in her Washington, D.C. backyard, shows Gabbard standing in the snow saying...
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Satish Udpa waves after being named interim president of Michigan State University, Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 2019, during a Board of Trustees meeting at the Hannah Administration Building at MSU in Lansing, Mich. The board acted Thursday, a day after John Engler said he'd step down next week . Engler's resignation comes amid fallout from remarks he made about some victims of former sports doctor and convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 3:40 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Its new temporary leader, Satish Udpa, is a high-ranking but low-...
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A sign with the Sackler name is displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The Sackler name adorns walls at some of the world's top museums and universities, including the Met, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But the family's ties to the powerful painkiller OxyContin and the drug's role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis are bringing a new kind of attention to the Sacklers and their philanthropic legacy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 17, 2019 - 2:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world's great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family's ties to OxyContin and the painkiller's role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and...
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January 17, 2019 - 2:10 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the deeply disputed presidential election. Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a...
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January 17, 2019 - 2:06 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish cybersecurity expert charged with spying for China cooperated with Poland's government on security measures for a visit by Pope Francis and a Catholic Church event that brought hundreds of thousands of young people to the country in 2016, a Polish radio station said...
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