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  • Border Patrol arrests group of 376 in Arizona desert

    A group of 376 Central Americans was arrested in southwest Arizona, the vast majority of them families who used short, shallow holes dug under a barrier to cross the border, authorities said Friday. The group dug under a steel barrier in seven spots about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of a

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  • Jimmy Carter: Trump should form advisory panel on China

    Jimmy Carter says President Donald Trump would benefit from a few behind-the-scenes advisers who could help improve U.S. relations with China. Carter said in a speech Friday in Atlanta he plans to send Trump a letter urging him and Chinese President Xi Jinping to find a small group of six

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  • US markets leap (again) on China trade war rumors

    Another day, another report on China trade talks that's exciting Wall Street. The Dow jumped 336 points, or 1.3%, on Friday. The S&P 500 climbed 1.3%, while the Nasdaq advanced 1%. All three major indexes surged nearly 3% on the week. US markets have advanced four weeks in a row, the longest winning streak since the summer. Markets gathered steam on Friday after Bloomberg News reported that China has offered to go on a "six-year buying spree" to boost imports from America. The goal would be...

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  • Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

    Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a

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  • Correction: Obit-Mary Oliver story

    Correction: Obit-Mary Oliver story

    Washington Post
  • Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

    Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5

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  • Brooke Henderson leads by 2 shots in LPGA opener in Florida

    Brooke Henderson of Canada played bogey free Friday on her way to a 4-under 67 and a two-shot lead in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, the winners-only start to the LPGA Tour season. Ariya Jutanugarn hit shots all over Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons and was not sure how she

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  • Shutdown hits home for Trump; he lives in government housing

    The partial government shutdown is hitting home for President Donald Trump in a very personal way. He lives in government-run housing, after all. Just 21 of the roughly 80 people who help care for the White House — from butlers to electricians to chefs — are reporting to work. The rest have

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  • The problem with Netflix's viewership numbers

    Netflix typically keeps its viewership numbers a secret, but the company offered the public a rare glimpse of how some of its original programming fared in an earnings report that came out on Thursday. Media observers, however,were immediately skeptical. "Sooooo we're just taking Netflix's self-reported numbers as fact now, cool, cool," New York Times TV critic James Poniewozik tweeted. "Related: I am on track to have six-pack abs within the month." Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter's TV...

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  • Facility where comatose woman had baby faces new abuse claim

    A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth last month is looking into another abuse allegation. Hacienda HealthCare officials said Friday that a female patient accused a registered nurse and a certified caregiver, both women, of abuse

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  • The shutdown hasn't shut down D.C.

    There's no doubt that tourist attractions in Washington, D.C., are especially hard hit by the partial federal government shutdown. The nation's capital is home to the Smithsonian museums, galleries and National Zoo, as well as the memorials on the National Mall -- all operated by the federal government. But that's not all that Washington has to offer. Ask any resident, and they will tell you there is so much more to enjoying the District of Columbia than visiting federally funded sites. And...

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  • How the shutdown has snarled Americans' travel plans

    The partial US government shutdown raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks. Here's where things stand on travel:Many national parks open but with limited facilitiesAlthough National Park Service sites across the country have been closed during previous government shutdowns, many have remained open -- but severely understaffed -- under the Trump administration. Some park sites have been operating for weeks without...

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  • Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

    America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of

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  • Linehan out as Cowboys offensive coordinator after 5 seasons

    Scott Linehan is out as offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys only days after coach Jason Garrett sent mixed messages about the future for the oft-criticized assistant. Garrett, in a statement released by the team Friday, described the move as a mutual decision after he and Linehan

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  • 3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

    Michigan's attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate "without fear or favor" the scandal over Flint's lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. Instead,

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  • These are the Americans killed in Syria

    Four Americans -- an Army chief warrant officer, a Navy chief cryptologic technician, a Defense Department civilian, and a contractor -- died in the suicide bombing in Syria this week. The blast, believed to have been carried out by ISIS, occurred in the northern city of Manbij on Wednesday and left a total of 14 people dead. Service members were "conducting a routine patrol" at the time of the explosion, the US-led coaltion Operation Inherent Resolve said. The Pentagon identified three of those...

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  • Canada says it won't be deterred by Chinese pressure

    Canada's public safety minister said Friday that the country won't be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei was banned from supplying equipment for 5G networks, highlighting the growing rift between America's neighbor and the emerging super power. There are

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  • The Latest: Canada pushes for release of jailed citizens

    The Latest on Canada (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Canada's ambassador to China says his message to Chinese authorities is that it's not in their interest to arrest people and use them as bargaining chips. Envoy John McCallum told reporters on Friday that his top priority is to win

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  • Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

    Richard Phillips said he didn't mope much during the 45 years he wrongfully spent in prison. He painted watercolors in his cell: warm landscapes, portraits of famous people like Mother Teresa, vases of flowers, a bassist playing jazz. "I didn't actually think I'd ever be free again. This

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  • 45-foot waves could hit Bay Area coast, ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ on Sunday

    The worst storm of the new year has passed through the Bay Area, but a high surf advisory remains in effect Friday as large waves continue to crash along the coast. Waves between 25 to 35 feet are expected to batter local shores, with "favored locations" expected to see occasional waves exceeding 45 feet, according to the National Weather Service. So far, breaking waves between 17 to 21 feet have been spotted along San Francisco's coastline, along with open ocean waves around 15 feet, said Matt...

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  • Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal

    UFC and ESPN have launched a partnership that would have seemed inconceivable even a decade ago

    Washington Post
  • Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

    The legal pressure on the family behind the painkiller OxyContin intensified this week and is likely to grow. The Sackler family came under scrutiny when a legal filing in Massachusetts detailed how family members and other Purdue Pharma executives sought to push prescriptions for the drug

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  • Arrow Electronics gets larger role with Schmidt IndyCar team

    Arrow Electronics has significantly increased its partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and will enter the 2019 season as the title partner of the IndyCar team. Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports unveiled its two-car driver lineup Friday at the Pepsi Center in Denver, not far from

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  • Researchers come face-to-face with huge great white shark

    Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, told The Associated

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