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Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago

By DON BABWIN and HERB McCANN CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on…
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New Hampshire hopes to clarify unsettled Democratic contest

By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE, THOMAS BEAUMONT and HUNTER WOODALL MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrats are hoping that voters in New Hampshire will reset the party’s presidential nomination fight on Tuesday and bring clarity to…
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Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts

By ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan that recycles previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and Medicaid to promise a balanced…
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Trump trial closing arguments aim at voters, history

By LISA MASCARO and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial unfolded Monday more for history than to sway votes, one final chance to influence public opinion and set…
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US advises no travel to China, where virus deaths top 200

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death…
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U.S. stocks slip as China virus spreads, death toll spikes

By DAMIAN J. TROISE U.S. stocks fell in midday trading Thursday over heightened fears that the global economy could take a hit as the number of confirmed cases and the death toll from a virus…
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GOP lacks votes to block Bolton, other impeachment witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators, a pivotal juncture as Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses and face a potential setback in their hope of ending…
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US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China

By JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than…
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US stocks tumble amid global sell-off; Dow falls 410

By DAMIAN J. TROISE NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks tumbled following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan Monday after China announced a sharp rise in cases of a deadly new virus that…
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Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER “That’s what Donald Trump wanted investigated or announced — this completely bogus Kremlin-pushed conspiracy theory,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who…
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