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The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed

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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of (all times local): 8:42 p.m. Alabama...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. On this date: In 1792, Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle began composing “War...


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The Latest: Dad says 'incompetency' led to school shooting

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A father whose daughter died in the Florida high school massacre said an investigative commission will discover the deaths could have been avoided it weren’t for...


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Investigators: School design contributed to massacre

School Shooting Florida

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — Faulty classroom design and failures in the police radio and 911 systems contributed to the chaos and deaths during the recent Florida high school massacre, a commission investigating the shooting was told at its first meeting Tuesday. Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective...


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White golf course owners said 5 African-American women played too slow. Then they called

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Five African-American women say they were discriminated against at a Pennsylvania golf club when they were told they were taking too long on the course - and then the police were called. On Saturday morning, the women - who according to local media were experienced...


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Supreme Court: Corporations can't be sued under centuries-old law for overseas rights

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that foreign corporations cannot be sued under a centuries-old law for complicity in human rights atrocities that occur overseas. The 5-4 ruling split the court along ideological grounds, and was the second time the court...


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In fierce closing arguments, Bill Cosby's attorneys attack accuser's case and call her a

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NORRISTOWN, Pa. - In a scathing closing argument Tuesday, one of Bill Cosby’s lead attorneys compared the cavalcade of sexual-assault accusations against the comedian to “witch hunts, lynching and McCarthyism.” The blistering remarks by Kathleen Bliss reached such a...


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Sessions declines to recuse himself from probe into Trump lawyer

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided against recusing himself from the investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, but will consider stepping back from specific questions tied to the probe, according to a person familiar with the matter. By...


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The Latest: Lawmakers honor man who snatched shooter's gun

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local): 12:10 p.m. In a brief address that drew a standing ovation, the man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Tennessee restaurant has told state lawmakers he faced “the true...


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In closing, defense calls Cosby accuser 'pathological liar'

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers urged a jury Tuesday to acquit the 80-year-old comedian of sexual assault charges they said were based on “flimsy, silly, ridiculous evidence,” arguing he was falsely accused by a “pathological liar” scheming for a big payday. The first big celebrity...


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US stocks tumble, erasing an early gain; bond yields climb

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes have surrendered an early gain and are falling sharply Tuesday as investors sell technology, industrial and retail stocks. Bond yields continue to rise and the 10-year Treasury note reached 3 percent for the first time in more than four years. Alphabet,...


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