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Gambling capital: DC votes to legalize sports bettingCity lawmakers in Washington have voted to legalize sports betting, making the District of Columbia the first U.S. jurisdiction without casinos to authorize sports books
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Feds: Ex-zookeeper offered cash from tiger sales for hitFederal prosecutors are accusing an ex-Oklahoma zookeeper and former gubernatorial candidate of trying to pay an FBI agent posing as a hit man with money from selling tigers
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Texas AG, universities face suit over Israel boycott lawThe American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has filed a lawsuit against the state's attorney general and others over a law requiring contractors to certify they do not boycott Israel
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Russia's Internet Research Agency (IRA) escalated its campaign of misinformation targeting US voters in 2015.
Social media and misinformation: It's a game of whack-a-moleSocial media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence elections and sow discord in the U.S
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Cuba eliminates gay marriage language from new constitutionCuba says language promoting the legalization of gay marriage will be removed from the draft of a new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea
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FILE - In this Monday, June 4, 2018 file photograph, baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., manages his shop after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that he could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs did not violate Colorado's anti-discrimination law. Attorneys for Phillips are in federal court in Denver Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, to seek to overturn a Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling that the baker discriminated against a transgender person by refusing to make a cake to mark the person's transition from male to female. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Colorado baker back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegationAttorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds say the state is punishing him again for not baking a cake celebrating a gender transition
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the assistant Democratic leader, is surrounded by reporters asking about the possibility of a partial government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Congress and President Donald Trump continue to bicker over his demand that lawmakers fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Shutdown talk recedes after White House eases wall threatPresident Donald Trump and leaders in Congress appear to be pulling back from a government shutdown
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Chicago drug trafficker testifies against El Chapo at trialA former Chicago drug trafficker who did business with the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo is testifying against
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The Latest: Standoff ends as US processes asylum seekersAttorneys say six Honduran asylum seekers have been allowed to claim asylum at a U.S. border crossing in San Diego after spending a chilly night on a tiny piece of U.S. soil
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UN: South Sudan still fragile but there's a chance for peaceThe U.N. peacekeeping chief says there is a chance for peace in South Sudan, with more progress since the warring sides signed a new peace deal in September than at any time since the conflict erupted five years ago
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
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