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Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

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David Cassidy of ‘The Partridge Family’ fame has at age 67

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2017. There are 37 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1917, nine members of the Milwaukee police department and two civilians were killed when a bomb exploded inside a police station. (The suspicious-looking...


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Retailers work to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday

APTOPIX Holiday Shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers worked hard to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday, offering in-person deals meant to counter the ease of shopping by phone on Amazon. A better economy and colder weather helped, to be sure. But stores have also tried to improve the store experience and offer better...


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The Latest: Macy's says it's fixed gift, credit card issue

APTOPIX Holiday Shopping Black Friday-5

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Black Friday (all times local): 6:30 p.m.: Macy’s says it has “fully resolved” problems on Black Friday related to its processing some gift and credit cards. The chain blamed the glitch on “overcapacity” that caused some transactions to take longer to process. It says...


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While eyes are on Russia, Attorney General Jeff Sessions dramatically reshapes the

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. For more than five hours, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sat in a hearing room on Capitol Hill this month, fending off inquiries on Washington’s two favorite topics: President Donald Trump and Russia. But legislators spent little time asking Sessions about the...


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Mueller probe appears to be prompting lobbyists to register as foreign agents

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump famously promised that, if elected president, he would “drain the swamp” - upending the culture in Washington that favors the well-connected. It is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III whose work seems to be sending shock waves through the...


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Young voters' turnout a GOP hurdle in Virginia

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. RICHMOND - As bad as the overall outcome of Virginia’s recent election was for Republicans, there was one facet of the vote that raises special alarm for the party’s future. That’s the performance of young voters, who came out in historic numbers and overwhelmingly...


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UMBC gets its first Rhodes scholar

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Earlier this week, Lee Blaney showed up for a morning class at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he works as an associate professor. He was at the front of the room getting ready, doing professor stuff. Then, he heard his students begin to cheer. “I...


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House moves toward mandatory anti-sexual harassment training for members, aides

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The House took an important step Friday toward requiring members and staff to undergo training to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination, a change that would bring employment standards in Congress more in line with the rest of the federal government....


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Trump denounces attack in Egypt, calls again for travel ban

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday denounced the deadly mosque attack in Egypt and reached out to its president, asserting the world must crush terrorists by military means — and insisting the U.S. needs a southern border wall and the travel ban tied up in courts. “Need the WALL,...


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How the Pentagon is preparing for the coming drone wars

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. More than a decade after the improvised explosive device became the scourge of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is battling another relatively rudimentary device that threatens to wreak havoc on American troops: the drone. Largely a preoccupation of...


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