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Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Thai Party Fields Transgender Candidate for Prime Minister

By Alan Fram, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller |
Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pl...

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Skewed Picture of Border Perils

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Skewed Picture of Border Perils

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | Feb 16
President Donald Trump describes drugs flowing across the hinterlands from Mexico, a federal prison population laden with criminals who are in the U.S. illegally and a Texas city transformed by a border barrier into a safe place to live. It's misleading.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Feb 16
None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts.

2020 Dems Hit Early Voting States; Weld Explores GOP Bid

2020 Dems Hit Early Voting States; Weld Explores GOP Bid

By Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples | Feb 16
Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run.

Vatican Defrocks Former Us Cardinal McCarrick Over Sex Abuse

Vatican Defrocks Former Us Cardinal McCarrick Over Sex Abuse

By Frances D'Emilio and Nicole Winfield | Feb 16
ope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.

Trump Emergency Declaration Faces Fights in the Courts

Trump Emergency Declaration Faces Fights in the Courts

By Mark Sherman | Feb 16
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.

Runner Recalls Desperate Fight with Thrashing Mountain Lion

Runner Recalls Desperate Fight with Thrashing Mountain Lion

By P. Solomon Banda | Feb 16
Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he found its neck with his foot and suffocated the young cat.

Southern Baptist Leader Sorry He Supported Accused Pastor

Southern Baptist Leader Sorry He Supported Accused Pastor

By Travis Loller | Feb 16
A prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention said he was wrong to support a Kentucky pastor accused of covering up sex abuse.

Analysis: Shutdown Saga Offers Lesson in Divided Government

Analysis: Shutdown Saga Offers Lesson in Divided Government

By Andrew Taylor | Feb 16
When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs.

Illinois Man Being Fired from Job Fatally Shoots 5 Workers

Illinois Man Being Fired from Job Fatally Shoots 5 Workers

By Carrie Antlfinger and Amanda Seitz | Feb 16
The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois.

Judge Halts Air Force's Efforts to Discharge Airmen with HIV

Judge Halts Air Force's Efforts to Discharge Airmen with HIV

Feb 16
A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Air Force to temporarily stop discharging service members who are HIV-positive, ruling that it's working under a policy that is "irrational" and "outdated."

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