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Pope Francis confirms 17 new cardinals, cautions against raising walls
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Pope Francis confirms 17 new cardinals, cautions against raising walls

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Pope Francis on Saturday confirmed 17 new members of the College of Cardinals while pleading with the world to reject the hostilities being directed against immigrants and refugees. During his homily at the ceremony, Francis i...
Dakota Access Riots: Police Break Out the Water Cannons
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Dakota Access Riots: Police Break Out the Water Cannons

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Tension flared anew on the Dakota Access pipeline as protesters tried to push past a long-blocked bridge on a state highway, only to be turned back by a line of law enforcement using water cannon and what appeared to be tear gas. S...
McCain: I don't give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do
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McCain: I don't give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do

Senator John McCain has issued a stiff warning to President-elect Donald Trump on the subject of torture, insisting the United States would not reinstate waterboarding. “I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do. We will not wa...
Obama promises he will criticize Trump as he sees fit
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Obama promises he will criticize Trump as he sees fit

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Sunday he doesn't intend to become his successor's constant critic - but reserved the right to speak out if President-elect Donald Trump or his policies breach certain "values or ideals." Offering a rare glimps...
Texas, Missouri police officers shot in ambushes
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Texas, Missouri police officers shot in ambushes

A police officer has been fatally shot in San Antonio, Texas, and another in St. Louis was shot in the face but is expected to survive, in what authorities are calling the latest in a series of target attacks on law enforcement. The San Antonio detective wa...
Chicago: 2 teens charged with murder in shooting of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' grandson
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Chicago: 2 teens charged with murder in shooting of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' grandson

A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl have been charged with murder in the shooting death of Jovan Wilson, the grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, police announced Sunday. Tariq M. Harris, 16, of the 8100 block of South Loomis Boulevard, and Dijae T. Bank...
Legal marijuana may be doomed next year
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Legal marijuana may be doomed next year

Big Marijuana might have a big problem. It's called Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Justice as the next attorney general. It is probably unwise to invest in marijuana production and trade before the Washingt...
Man Admits He Reported Fake Crime accusing Trump Supporters
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Man Admits He Reported Fake Crime accusing Trump Supporters

In the latest case of a faked hate crime, a 20-year-old man has admitted he made it up when he told Malden cops he was harassed by two men proclaiming it's "Trump country now." The man, whose name police have not released, had filed a complaint saying when ...
San Diego Takes a Hard Look at the Financial Risks of Being a Sanctuary City
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San Diego Takes a Hard Look at the Financial Risks of Being a Sanctuary City

If San Diego County falls under the definition of "sanctuary city," it could lose up to $724.3 million in federal funding under President-elect Donald Trump's proposed immigration policies. The city of San Diego could lose $8.1 million. Neither the city ...
Remind Me Why the NFL is Playing in Mexico
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Remind Me Why the NFL is Playing in Mexico

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans players are being advised by the team not to leave the hotel and not to order room service during their trip to Mexico City for Monday night's game against the Oakland Raiders. The game is part of the NFL's international serie...