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Women's March 2018: Year-old 'resistance' now aims for the ballot box

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One year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2018. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gave birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence,...


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Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the “powerful army” of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison. More than 80 of the women and girls...


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Teen who allegedly killed his girlfriend's parents charged with murder

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A 17-year-old from Fairfax County who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend’s parents before wounding himself was formally charged on Friday, police said. The teenager has been charged as a juvenile with two counts of murder for the deaths of Scott Fricker, 48, and...


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Latest: Nassar sobs as abuse victim testifies at sentencing

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former sports doctor who sexually assaulted gymnasts and others (all times local): 6 p.m. Disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar broke down as a victim spoke during the fourth day of his sentencing for sexually assaulting young gymnasts...


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Justice Department to retry Sen. Menendez following mistrial on bribery charges

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Justice Department plans to put Sen. Robert Menendez back on trial on corruption charges, following a mistrial last year in which most jurors wanted to acquit the New Jersey Democrat. The trial in Newark federal court of Menendez and his co-defendant,...


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Small-town activists fueled by the Women's March take aim at midterm elections

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. METHOW VALLEY, Wash. - Donald Trump’s election so shocked Patricia Leigh that she did something she hadn’t done since college - march through the streets in protest. Inspired by the Women’s March that followed Trump’s inauguration last January, the 66-year-old has...


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The Washington region knows how a shutdown feels. And it's not good.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Washington-area residents and elected officials tried to prepare Friday for the effects of a federal government shutdown, a familiar possibility that keeps thousands of residents from being paid, costs contractors serious money and leaves restaurants and...


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Va. woman pleads guilty in death of son found in her car

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman whose son’s remains were found in the trunk of her car more than 10 years after he was last seen alive pleaded guilty Friday in his death. Tonya Slaton, 46, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Hampton Circuit Court, records show. Slaton had previously...


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Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They are safe for now and, according to authorities, they are relieved. But the 13 children, aged 2 to 29, rescued from what was described as nothing less than a torture chamber will have years of therapy ahead, experts say, as they learn to live in a world that, until a...


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Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Psychological experts say 13 children rescued from a California home that’s been described as nothing less than a torture chamber will...


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