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Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers sayRussia-linked Twitter networks are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say
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Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen Pence, left, speaks to anti-abortion supporters and participants of the annual March for Life event, during a reception in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Latest: VP Pence takes off on trip to Middle EastVice President Mike Pence has departed for the Middle East, despite the looming threat of a government shutdown
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Sen. Rand Paul's alleged attacker charged with federal crimeThe man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Republican lawmaker's yard in Kentucky has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement
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Florida Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, announce there will be no new offshore drilling in the State of Florida. Both met at the Tallahassee International Airport, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn't finalAn Interior Department official says the Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action
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US likely to designate embassy in Jerusalem as early as 2019The Trump administration is considering a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to an existing building in Jerusalem temporarily until a new embassy can be built in the holy city
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Businessman may get 6-month delay in deportationOhio businessman who faces deportation to Jordan may be able to stay in US about 6 months while case is reviewed
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An aide delivers several pizzas to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Latest: Trump still planning to go to DavosAdministration officials say President Donald Trump would be allowed to travel to Davos, Switzerland, next week even if the government has been partially shut down
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Pope Francis listens to the speech by Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Pope: Corruption is 'social virus' infecting Latin AmericaPope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a "social virus" infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru's president and high-ranking political leaders
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Court in Chicago hears arguments on sanctuary citiesOral arguments before a federal court have focused on whether the Trump administration is overstepping its authority by seeking to withhold safety grants from sanctuary cities, like Chicago, unless they do more to help enforce U.S. immigration laws
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, crews work on a border wall prototype near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, in San Diego. A U.S. official says recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico found their heights should stop border crossers. U.S. tactical teams spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the models in San Diego. An official with direct knowledge of the results said they point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best design. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information is not authorized for release. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossersU.S. tactical teams have spent weeks trying to climb over and chisel through the prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico and found their heights should keep people out
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Senate schedules showdown vote for 10 p.m. EST on House GOP bill averting government shutdownSenate schedules showdown vote for 10 p.m. EST on House GOP bill averting government shutdown
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Morgan McCaul confronts Dr. Larry Nassar during her victim impact statement in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of a sentencing hearing Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
Column: After Nassar, still a battle to protect athletesColumn: In some ways, Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing feels like the final chapter in a nightmare that went on for far too long, but we're still at the beginning of the struggle to transform a sporting culture that allowed his depravity to thrive
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