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Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap

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Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound.

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, April 23, the 113th day of 2018. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 23, 1968, student protesters began occupying buildings on the campus of Columbia University in New York; police put down the protests a week later. The...


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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. VEHICLE PLOWS INTO PEDESTRIANS A van veers onto a sidewalk at a busy intersection in Toronto and strikes down passers-by, killing nine and injuring more a dozen others. The driver was in...


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Jury: Atlanta attorney who shot wife guilty of murder

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ATLANTA (AP) — After telling the judge Monday morning that they were stuck and couldn’t reach a verdict, jurors deliberated a few more hours before deciding that a well-connected Atlanta attorney intentionally shot his wife, causing her death. Jurors found 75-year-old Claud “Tex” McIver guilty of...


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Trump-Macron relationship may be put to the test

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - French President Emmanuel Macron’s long-shot diplomatic mission to persuade President Donald Trump to preserve the Iran nuclear deal began Monday with smiles and yes, a handshake, that masked the difficult discussions underlying the first state visit...


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Freitas raises more than rivals in Virginia's GOP primary for U.S. Senate

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - A little-known Republican state legislator who hopes to challenge Sen. Tim Kaine in November outraised his two GOP primary rivals in the first three months of this year. Del. Nicholas J. “Nick” Freitas (Culpeper), in his third year in Virginia’s House...


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Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said. Police and federal agents had mounted a massive manhunt...


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Rosenstein argues first case before the Supreme Court

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, wearing a formal morning coat and silver tie, strode into the Supreme Court chamber Monday afternoon to fulfill a longtime dream. On a mahogany table, he set down several binders filled with briefs, along with a...


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Dems' chances may rest on flipping GOP strongholds in cities

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DALLAS (AP) — As Dallas has evolved from reliably red to deeply blue, joining many other big cities, one enclave has remained the beating heart of country club conservatism — home to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and former President George W. Bush. Just north of downtown,...


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Colorado Republican congressman kicked off primary ballot

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., is pursuing legal action to keep his name on the June 26 primary ballot after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that hundreds of signatures on his candidate petitions were collected by people who did not live in his district. “We recognize...


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Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

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HOUSTON (AP) — A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara. Jim McGrath says on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.” He...


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