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  • Palin's son seeks to bar media in assault proceedings

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is seeking to bar the media from covering court hearings after he was accused of assaulting his father last year.… The post Palin’s son seeks to bar media in assault proceedings appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse

    The Senate committee that oversees the U.S. military ordered an independent investigation of how the Defense Department handles sexual violence among children on bases as part of legislation that would overhaul how the Pentagon must… The post Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Hawaii school cleans, but ash still coats desks, floors

    HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii’s Big Island. He… The post Hawaii school cleans, but ash still coats desks, floors appeared first on WTOP.

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  • New charges declined against woman who lied about trooper

    WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — New charges won’t be filed against a woman who accused a Texas trooper of sexual assault during a traffic stop. In a Friday statement, Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson says… The post New charges declined against woman who lied about trooper appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on “legal loopholes” he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown… The post Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Disgruntled fans break into Brazil pre-World Cup training

    TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Disgruntled fans have broken into a Brazil training session for the World Cup and booed the national team over a lack of contact with local supporters. In the first and only… The post Disgruntled fans break into Brazil pre-World Cup training appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Marine who died in WWII buried in Massachusetts

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A decorated U.S. Marine killed during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II has finally been laid to rest in his home state of Massachusetts. Masslive.com reports a memorial service… The post Marine who died in WWII buried in Massachusetts appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions

    DUBLIN (AP) — 2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions. The post 2 major exit polls project that Irish voters have decided to repeal strict ban on abortions appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional. Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers ruled in favor of People United for Medical Marijuana… The post Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Indexes___________________________Close_____Dly Chg___Week Chg__Ytd Chg

    Balanced Fund 11734.10 – .04 + .20 + .42 Corporate A-Rated Debt 1937.97 + .30 + .91 – 2.79 Emerging Markets 348.37 – .25 – .26 – 2.16 Equity Income Fund 11513.50 – .37 –… The post Indexes___________________________Close_____Dly Chg___Week Chg__Ytd Chg appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Visitors to zoo witness gorilla birth in exhibit

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Visitors at a Pittsburgh zoo got a surprise when they witnessed a gorilla giving birth in the exhibit area. Moka, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s 22-year-old Western lowland gorilla, gave birth… The post Visitors to zoo witness gorilla birth in exhibit appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Veteran publicist to the stars Paul Bloch dead at age 78

    Paul Bloch, a veteran Hollywood publicist for Rogers & Cowan who counted John Travolta, Eddie Murphy and Tom Cruise among his clients in a career that spanned more than five decades, died Friday after a… The post Veteran publicist to the stars Paul Bloch dead at age 78 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Trump: Melania 'doing great' after recent kidney treatment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his wife is “doing great” nearly two weeks after kidney treatment. Trump answered a reporter’s question about the first lady as he departed the White House on Friday… The post Trump: Melania ‘doing great’ after recent kidney treatment appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Putin: We're held hostage to political strife around Trump

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bemoaned troubled relations with the United States, saying Russia wants to improve them but is effectively held hostage by the disputes surrounding President Donald… The post Putin: We’re held hostage to political strife around Trump appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Venezuela's ex-oil czar sees economic collapse accelerating

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s former oil czar said crude production in the OPEC nation will continue to plummet in the aftermath of President Nicolas Maduro’s re-election, as the embattled socialist leader takes the country… The post Venezuela’s ex-oil czar sees economic collapse accelerating appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Teacher who intervened in Indiana school shooting was shot 3 times and was undergoing surgery, brother tells newspaper

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Teacher who intervened in Indiana school shooting was shot 3 times and was undergoing surgery, brother tells newspaper. The post Teacher who intervened in Indiana school shooting was shot 3 times and was undergoing surgery, brother tells newspaper appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AP-Nasdaq

    Just before the half hour the Nasdaq Composite Index was UP 9.42 at 7433.85. The post AP-Nasdaq appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Students hand back in yearbook after racial slur is pictured

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Students at a coastal Georgia high school are being asked to hand back in their yearbooks after a racial slur made for some bad memories. The Savannah-Chatham County school district tells… The post Students hand back in yearbook after racial slur is pictured appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Court: more study needed on Yellowstone-area gold mining

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A gold exploration proposal just north of Yellowstone National Park has suffered a significant setback with a court ruling released Friday that faulted Montana officials for understating mining’s potential harm to… The post Court: more study needed on Yellowstone-area gold mining appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused

    NEW YORK (AP) — The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckoning. Since October, scores of men in entertainment, politics, media, and beyond have faced allegations ranging… The post Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Markets Right Now: Oil prices, energy companies fall sharply

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months following reports that OPEC countries plan to produce… The post Markets Right Now: Oil prices, energy companies fall sharply appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China's ZTE

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who spoke on… The post Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Texas military veteran arrested for allegedly mailing bombs

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities say a 40-year-old military veteran has been arrested in connection with two explosive devices found in southeast Texas in recent weeks. A probable cause affidavit says investigators found bomb… The post Texas military veteran arrested for allegedly mailing bombs appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Alaska corrections officials to provide Muslim inmates with nutritionally sufficient, pork-free meals when they break their Ramadan fasts at night. U.S. District Judge H. Russel… The post Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates appeared first on WTOP.

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