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Trump Tweets Don't Help TV Football Ratings

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins rushes the ball against the Oakland Raiders during the second half at FedEx Field on Sunday. Brad Mills / USA Today via Reuters Sunday night’s game, a 27-10 victory by Washington over Oakland, declined over the same week last year, when Chicago played Dallas. It had an 11.6 rating compared […]
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Hidden Treasure: Unveiling of Ancient Underwater Forest off Alabama Coast

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Deep beneath the surface, off the coast of Alabama, lies a hidden treasure not known to man for thousands of years: an ancient underwater forest. Long concealed and preserved under a thick layer of sediment are clusters of cypress trees, which scientists believe was uncovered by Hurricane Ivan back in 2004. […]
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Anthony Weiner Going to Prison for Almost Two Years in Sexting Scandal

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner arrives at U.S. Federal Court on Monday for sentencing after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor. Lucas Jackson / Reuters The prison term will be followed by supervised release for three years, and Weiner must submit to DNA collection and comply with federal and state […]
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Anthony Weiner Going to Prison for Almost Two Years in Sexting Scandal

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner arrives at U.S. Federal Court on Monday for sentencing after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor. Lucas Jackson / Reuters The prison term will be followed by supervised release for three years, and Weiner must submit to DNA collection and comply with federal and state […]
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Spike in Violent Crime in '16 Was Biggest Increase in 25 Years

Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Chicago on Jan. 1, 2017. Scott Olson / Getty Images A total of 17,250 murders were reported, an increase of 8.6 percent from 2015. The murder rate, or the number of offenses per 100,000 people, was 7.9 percent. Overall, total violent crimes were up 4.1 percent. Though […]
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Spike in Violent Crime in '16 Was Biggest Increase in 25 Years

Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Chicago on Jan. 1, 2017. Scott Olson / Getty Images A total of 17,250 murders were reported, an increase of 8.6 percent from 2015. The murder rate, or the number of offenses per 100,000 people, was 7.9 percent. Overall, total violent crimes were up 4.1 percent. Though […]
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Puerto Rico Holds Its Breath Over Hurricane-Battered Dam

The damaged Guajataca Dam on Saturday. ALVIN BAEZ / Reuters On Saturday, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said 70,000 people could be in danger on the U.S. territory if the dam failed. He urged area residents to evacuate. However, local officials later said the number who were evacuated was much smaller. In Isabela, the mayor’s […]
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Trump 'Kneel' Attack Gives His Base Reason to Stand

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally for Senator Luther Strange at the Von Braun Centre on September 22, 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama. Marvin Gentry / Reuters Trump said Sunday that his comments had “nothing to do with race.” “I’ve never said anything about race,” the president told reporters. “This has nothing to […]
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Trump Restricts Visas From Eight Countries

Yemeni demonstrators protest President Donald Trump’s travel order Feb. 2 in New York. Lucas Jackson / Reuters file In a proclamation issued Sunday night, Trump blocked the issuance of all visas from North Korea and Syria, while for Iran, nearly all visas were blocked except those for students and exchange visitors. Issuance of all immigrant […]
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One Killed, Seven Wounded in Church Shooting in Tennessee

Firefighters outside Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, on Sunday. Metro Nashville Police Department The church’s minister, Joey Spann, and his wife, Peggy, were among the injured, Nashville Christian School said in a post on Facebook. Joey Spann was a Bible teacher and coach at the school, according to the statement. Forty-two people […]