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Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap

Senate Babies-2

Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound.

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, April 23, the 113th day of 2018. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 23, 1968, student protesters began occupying buildings on the campus of Columbia University in New York; police put down the protests a week later. The...


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Lords defeat may for third time on Brexit, this time over rights

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.K.‘s upper house voted against Prime Minister Theresa May on a key piece of Brexit legislation for the third time in a week, further complicating her plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union. The House of Lords voted 316 to 245 on Monday in favor of an...


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Waffle House suspect remains on the run, may be armed

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A mentally unstable gunman stole a BMW from a dealership and escaped capture days before killing four people at a Waffle House, police said Monday as their manhunt intensified more than 24 hours the attack. “The crime he committed, a quadruple murder, there’s nothing more...


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UK man convicted of hate crime for Nazi-salute dog video

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish man who filmed a dog appearing to give Nazi salutes was fined 800 pounds ($1,200) on Monday after being convicted of a hate crime, in a case that has sparked a debate about the limits of free speech. Mark Meechan filmed his girlfriend’s pug responding to phrases such as...


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The Latest: Police: Waffle House suspect stole a car earlier

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Police in Nashville, Tennessee, say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a local Waffle House stole a BMW car several days earlier. Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron...


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Waffle House hero wrestled gun from shooter, then he raised more than $26,000 for

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. James Shaw Jr. single-handedly wrestled an AR-15 from a man at a Waffle House who had just gone on a shooting rampage in Antioch, Tennessee, early Sunday morning, killing four people. Shaw said he didn’t consider it heroic when he rushed at the man, took his gun and...


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Armenia's prime minister resigns amid large-scale protests

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan stepped down on Monday amid large-scale protests against corruption and his rule, a move that could potentially alter the former Soviet republic’s reliance on Russia. Anti-government demonstrations erupted almost two...


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The Latest: Kate leaves hospital hours after giving birth

Britain Royal Baby

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the royal baby birth (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have left a London hospital and headed home with their newborn son. The duchess, who gave birth Monday morning, emerged from St. Mary’s Hospital about seven hours later...


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One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the circulation of the oceans, leading to a world of fast-rising seas and even...


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Italy picks new mediator in search for government majority

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Italian President Sergio Mattarella asked lower house Speaker Roberto Fico to find out whether the anti-establishment Five Star Movement could govern with the center-left Democratic Party, in the latest attempt to break a seven-week impasse. The head of state appointed 43-year-...


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