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February 22, 2019 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to get financing of a wall on that border (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is pledging a veto if Congress passes a resolution blocking his use of a national...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by lurid rumors that made him Public Enemy No. 1 to the #MeToo movement, was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. Tandra...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 2:25 p.m. R&B star R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday in Chicago after he was charged with sexual abuse allegations spanning at least two decades. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on Friday...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The story Jussie Smollett told police had it all: racism, homophobia, politics, celebrity — all tied up with a hangman's noose. There was no question the news coverage was going to be massive. In many ways, that coverage is an object lesson in the foibles of modern reporting. The...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Friday that it would bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, a move certain to be challenged in court by abortion rights supporters. The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Teachers in Oakland, California, hit the picket lines just as West Virginia teachers went back to class in a kind of coast-to-coast tag-team display of the national teacher unrest that in many places has moved beyond pay to politics, tackling issues like charter schools and vouchers. Call it round...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:00 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A benefit concert on the Colombian border with Venezuela has kicked off with an artist singing a song about her personal struggles as a migrant. Strumming her ukulele, Reymar Perdomo on Friday sang...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:43 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Heightened tensions in Venezuela left a woman dead and a dozen injured near the border with Brazil on Friday, in the first deadly clash over the opposition's attempts to bring in emergency food and medicine that President Nicolas Maduro says isn't needed and has vowed to...
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Activists in Poland pull down a statue of a prominent deceased priest, Father Henryk Jankowski, who allegedly abused minors sexually, in Gdansk, Poland, on Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. The activists said it was an act of protest against the Polish Catholic Church for failing in resolving the problem of clergy sex abuse. The protest comes as Pope Francis has gathered church leaders from around the world at the Vatican to grapple with the church's sex abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Bartek Sabela/Gazeta Wyborcza)
February 22, 2019 - 11:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors say they have charged the first of three men who pulled down the statue of a prominent Solidarity-era priest this week amid allegations the priest sexually abused minors. Gdansk region prosecutors' spokeswoman Grazyna Wawryniuk said Friday the man was...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:56 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk." Israel Katz said in a live TV interview late Thursday that he did not regret his comment, insisting that "I, as a son...
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