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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade under tight security. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade under tight security.
The 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will unfold early Thursday along what will likely be the most closely watched 2.6 miles of pavement ever. The midtown-Manhattan event, which attracts an estimated crowd of about 200,000 spectators, comes just weeks after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan killed eight people. New York City authorities say they’ll be wrapping Thursday’s parade in ...
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T-38 pilot killed in Texas crash identified. T-38 pilot killed in Texas crash identified.
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Air Force Capt. Paul J. "Stuck" Barbour was known for his adventurous spirit. Photos of Barbour shared on social media show the pilot smiling from the cockpits of several aircraft. Others have him jumping from waterfalled cliffs or diving into the waters of Guam. In 2013, Barbour used Facebook to document a 5,000-mile trip to visit friends and family that began at Barksd...
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Congress has been warned for years it is not doing enough to stop sexual harassment. Congress has been warned for years it is not doing enough to stop sexual harassment.
WASHINGTON — Congress was warned seven years ago by its own office that handles sexual harassment complaints that lawmakers are not doing enough to prevent harassment on the Hill. In regular reports to Congress since then, the Office of Compliance has urged Congress to mandate training for all offices, a recommendation that was never adopted. Now, with high-profile sexual harassment allegati...
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Senate candidate Roy Moore's accuser: I was a 14-year-old child Senate candidate Roy Moore's accuser: I was a 14-year-old child
A woman who says Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore abused her when she was a 14-year-old girl has described the alleged encounter. Leigh Corfman told NBC News that Mr Moore, then a 32-year-old prosecutor, "seduced" her at his house in 1979. Several Alabama newspapers have endorsed Mr Moore's Democratic opponent, a remarkable step in such a staunchly Republican state. Mr Moore, who denies...
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White House requests $44 billion in disaster relief for victims of hurricanes, wildfires. White House requests $44 billion in disaster relief for victims of hurricanes, wildfires.
WASHINGTON — The White House requested Congress approve $44 billion in disaster relief Friday in what would be the largest single round of disaster aid to address the widespread damage inflicted by hurricanes and wildfires over the last three months. The bulk of the money — $25.2 billion — would be in the form of traditional disaster relief through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and th...
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Two accidentally shot in church while discussing church shootings. Two accidentally shot in church while discussing church shootings.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an east Tennessee church on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said. Elder members of First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains were cleaning up about 1 p.m. after enjoying a luncheon held to celebrate Thanksgiving. They began talking about guns in churches, acc...
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Vet set himself on fire after long VA waits, appointment cancellation, investigation finds. Vet set himself on fire after long VA waits, appointment cancellation, investigation finds.
WASHINGTON — A veteran committed suicide by setting himself on fire in front of a New Jersey VA clinic after staff at the clinic repeatedly failed to ensure he received adequate mental health care, an investigation of the death found. Department of Veterans Affairs staff canceled an appointment Charles Ingram had in fall 2015 because a provider was unavailable, didn’t follow up to reschedule, a...
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In the Capitol’s shadow, massive Museum of the Bible readies for opening. In the Capitol’s shadow, massive Museum of the Bible readies for opening.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — In the new Museum of the Bible is a room full of Bibles, color-coded to show the more than 2,000 languages into which the holy book has been at least partially translated — and the similar number for which translation has “not yet begun.” That exhibit is just one example of how the 430,000-square-foot building with a view of the U.S. Capitol is meant to fascinate, educate and...
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Supreme Court to weigh anti-abortion speech restrictions. Supreme Court to weigh anti-abortion speech restrictions.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is wading back into the competing issues of reproductive rights and religious liberty. The court agreed Monday to decide whether a California law requiring pregnancy centers to post notices about publicly funded abortion and contraception services violates the free-speech rights of religious objectors. The justices have straddled the issues of abortion and cont...
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US rocket launch aborted after small plane enters airspace US rocket launch aborted after small plane enters airspace
A rocket launch in Virginia was aborted at the last moment when a small aircraft flew into restricted airspace. The unmanned cargo ship was about to be launched en route to the International Space Station (ISS) when mission control called "abort, abort, abort!". They had spotted a small aircraft flying in restricted airspace at 500ft (150m) near Wallops Island. The launch will be attempte...
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