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Mega Millions: 1 winning ticket sold in New York for $425M jackpot Mega Millions: 1 winning ticket sold in New York for $425M jackpot
One lucky winner will start the new year $425 million richer after matching all six numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions. There was one winning ticket sold in New York for the New Year's Day drawing, according to the Mega Millions website. Seven other players won at least $1 million after matching all but the Mega Ball. The winning numbers were 34, 44, 57, 62, 70 and Mega Ball 14. The $425 mil...
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Americans have a New Year's resolution for Washington: Cut it out, already Americans have a New Year's resolution for Washington: Cut it out, already
Americans have a New Year's resolution in mind for Washington: Cut it out. In a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll welcoming 2019, the most frequent suggestion from voters by far was for official Washington to resolve to stop squabbling and work across party lines. Indeed, setting an example of citizen bipartisanship, Democrats, Republicans and independents all united behind that idea as their t...
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Winter forecast: Snow expected to follow the ho ho ho, starting in West and blanketing Midwest Winter forecast: Snow expected to follow the ho ho ho, starting in West and blanketing Midwest
Denver, Minneapolis and other cities major airport hubs across the West and Midwest were bracing for likely travel-disrupting storms Wednesday into Thursday. The disruptions will be due to Winter Storm Eboni, according to the Weather Channel. Wednesday afternoon, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer declared a "state of disaster emergency" that he said was in response to the storm will would hit parts ...
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These visitors scaled a fence at a closed national monument to play in the sand These visitors scaled a fence at a closed national monument to play in the sand
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — Like kids who can't resist looking at Christmas presents behind a closed closet door, hundreds of unauthorized visitors climbed a dune-covered fence Monday to gain access to White Sands National Monument, officially off limits because of the federal government shutdown. On Monday, a line of cars was parked along the perimeter of the monument where the dunes come closest to th...
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Cyntoia Brown's professor speaks as clemency decision nears: 'She's ready to serve people' Cyntoia Brown's professor speaks as clemency decision nears: 'She's ready to serve people'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — To some, Cyntoia Brown is a murderer, convicted of shooting a man in the back of the head while they were in bed together. To others, she is a victim of child sex trafficking, forced into prostitution as a teenager and then punished for defending herself. Brown, now 30, was sentenced to life in prison for killing Nashville real estate agent Johnny Allen in August 2004 when...
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Trump says he's prepared for a long government shutdown as midnight deadline looms Trump says he's prepared for a long government shutdown as midnight deadline looms
WASHINGTON – Parts of the federal government appeared headed for a shutdown at midnight Friday after an emergency White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans failed to produce a clear pathway for ending a budget standoff. With the clock ticking, Trump said he was "totally prepared for a very long shutdown." The chances of fa shutdown are “probably very good,” he sa...
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Trump is right to withdraw US troops from Syria. We've done our job by defeating ISIS. Trump is right to withdraw US troops from Syria. We've done our job by defeating ISIS.
American policy on Syria took U-turn Wednesday with the news that President Donald Trump was preparing for a “full” and “rapid” withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Syrian civil war. After the news broke, Trump took to Twitter to declare, “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there.” Trump is right to accept victory in Syria. By September, ISIS had lost 99 percent of the terri...
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US bans 'bump stock' gun device used in mass shootings US bans 'bump stock' gun device used in mass shootings
The Trump administration has banned the use of bump stocks, devices that let rifles fire like machine guns, after promising to do so earlier this year. The final date to destroy or turn in the devices is 21 March, said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. The push to ban bump stocks followed the deadly mass shootings in Las Vegas in October 2017 and Parkland, Florida in February. Pr...
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2 Chicago police officers killed in 'grim reminder of the dangers' of law enforcement 2 Chicago police officers killed in 'grim reminder of the dangers' of law enforcement
Two Chicago police officers were killed in the line of duty Monday when they were struck by a passenger train while investigating a report of gunfire near tracks on the city’s South Side, authorities said. They become the third and fourth police officers killed in the line of duty in Chicago in 2018. They were identified as Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary, 31. "There they were ... doi...
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Mick Mulvaney, new chief of staff, once called Trump 'terrible human being' Mick Mulvaney, new chief of staff, once called Trump 'terrible human being'
WASHINGTON - Mick Mulvaney, who was tapped this week to replace Gen. John Kelly as the president's acting chief of staff, once called Donald Trump a "terrible human being." While campaigning to retain his South Carolina House seat during the 2016 election, Mulvaney denounced Trump, who is now his direct boss. Still, Mulvaney said he was forced to support the then-Republican nominee because the ...
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