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Federal Charge Brought In Assault On Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul

A neighbor allegedly blindsided the lawmaker outside his home in Bowling Green. Now Rene Boucher has signed an agreement to plead guilty. He faces a possible 10 years in prison.

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Justice Department To Retry Sen. Robert Menendez And Friend In Corruption Case

The senior senator from New Jersey is accused of taking bribes and the case produced a mistrial last year. Menendez is seeking reelection this year.

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Supreme Court To Hear Latest Challenge To Trump's Travel Ban

After losing several lower court rulings, the Trump administration will finally get a hearing by the justices on legality of its entry restrictions.

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Facebook Moves To Decide What Is Real News

It will combat fake news by pushing up news articles that come from "high quality" sources, and pushing down the others. It's asking users which news organizations they trust.

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Eagles v. Hotel California: After Lawsuit, Band Reaches A Settlement

The rock band sued a hotel in Mexico that has the same name as the "lovely place" in their iconic 1976 song. That hotel was trying to trademark the phrase "Hotel California" in the U.S.

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Jury Acquits Railroad Employees In Lac Megantic Fire Disaster

The Canadian panel found three men not guilty of criminal negligence in the derailment and explosion of a train carrying crude oil. The resulting firestorm killed 47 people.

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Man Pulls 5 1/2-Foot-Long Tapeworm Out Of His Body, Blames Sushi Habit

A recent podcast episode shared, in grisly detail, the story of a California man who discovered a parasitic worm wriggling out of him. He and his doctor suspect raw salmon was the culprit.

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Las Vegas Police: No Other Suspects In October Massacre, And No Motive

The lack of a motive and other suspects persisted despite looking into nearly 2,000 leads and sifting through thousands of hours of video, police say in a newly released investigation report.

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World's Regard For U.S. Leadership Hits Record Low In Gallup Poll

The global approval rating for U.S. leadership fell to 30 percent — lower in President Trump's first year in office than under former President George W. Bush, and a sharp fall from the Obama era.

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Trump Appointee Resigns After Bigoted Comments Surface

Carl Higbie, appointed by President Trump to serve in the agency that runs AmericCorps, has apologized for remarks that derided black people, Muslims and other groups.

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Top Stories: Pope Angers Chileans; Turnover In Trump White House

Also: A government shutdown looms as Congress can't agree on a spending bill; a powerful storm roars through Europe; and former CIA Director Stansfield Turner dies.

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Pope Francis Riles Many In Chile By Accusing Bishop's Critics Of Slander

On the last day of his visit to Chile, Pope Francis set the simmering resentment some hold against the Catholic Church to a full boil.

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Stansfield Turner, Who Headed CIA Under Carter, Dies At 94

The Navy admiral tapped by President Carter to lead the spy agency conducted a controversial downsizing of risky clandestine operations — a move that angered many in the intelligence community.

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Hurricane-Force Winds In Europe Halt Flights, Rip Roofs And Topple Trees

The storm, packing winds up to 126 mph and known in Germany as "Friederike," hit hardest there and in the Netherlands, but also affected France and Belgium.

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Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Death Of Half A Million Honey Bees

The unidentified juveniles, aged 12 and 13, allegedly ransacked a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.

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Justice Department Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Court Ruling Protecting Dreamers

After a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA, the Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to bypass the usual appeal process and hear its case this term.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister To Take A Baby Break

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's youngest prime minister in 150 years, will become only the second female leader to give birth in the modern age.

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USA Gymnastics Severs Ties To Karoyli Ranch Where Olympians Say They Were Abused

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who is competing in the 2020 Tokyo games, said on Monday it would break her heart to return to the training facility where she says she was abused.

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Former Wisconsin Officer, Acquitted In Fatal Shooting, Takes Sexual Assault Plea Deal

Last June, a jury found Dominique Heaggan-Brown not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide. Thursday, he accepted a plea deal in an unrelated case.

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Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

There are hundreds of digital currencies worldwide. The price of the largest, best known one just plummeted by 50 percent. Now, investors are watching for a boom — or a bust.

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