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Pulitzer prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 17, 2019 - 12:19 pm
Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83.
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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 16, 2019 - 7:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities in Georgia have arrested a man they say was planning to attack the White House. An FBI agent's affidavit says 21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb of Cumming was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car for weapons. He's charged with attempting to damage or...
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AP
January 16, 2019 - 6:04 pm
BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial. The new area...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Karen Pence smiles as she gives a tour of the holiday decorations at the Vice President's residence in Washington. It’s back to school for Karen Pence. Mrs. Pence began teaching art to elementary students at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 16, 2019 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence's return to teaching at a Virginia school that lists "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" as among the disqualifying criteria for employees is drawing criticism from the nation's largest gay rights advocacy group. The office of the vice president's wife said it was...
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January 15, 2019 - 6:08 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a $1 million gift to The Greenwood Art Project in Tulsa. Bloomberg, a potential candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, announced the gift Tuesday from the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 Public Art...
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Trump McDonalds
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
January 15, 2019 - 7:34 am
The scent of burgers, fries and victory wafted through the stately White House on Monday as President Donald Trump saluted college football's Clemson Tigers for winning the national championship.
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missing ten Jayme Closs found
(Courtesy of Barron County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
January 14, 2019 - 3:03 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding her captive for three months decided to abduct the girl after spotting her getting on a school bus, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, told...
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missing ten Jayme Closs found
(Courtesy of Barron County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
January 14, 2019 - 2:59 pm
BARRON, Wis. (1010 WINS) -- A teenager who was kidnapped in Wisconsin says she witnessed her mother's death, and heard her father's. Investigators believe 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson broke into James and Denise Closs' home near Barron, Wisconsin on October 15. They say he fatally shot the...
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Donald Trump
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January 14, 2019 - 6:16 am
Here's what's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 24.
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. State Sen. Randy Feenstra, R-Hull, announced this week he'd seek the Republican nomination, facing the nine-term King. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 13, 2019 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican leader said Sunday he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to discuss King's future and role in the party and promised action following the Iowa congressman's recent comments in defense of white supremacy. "That language has no place in America. That is...
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