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For sale: Restored home of Salem witch trials refugeeA once-run-down home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled is on the market after an extensive renovation project
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NPR's Nina Totenberg, left, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stand onstage at the New York Academy of Medicine after doing a question and answer session as part of the Museum of the City of New York's David Berg Distinguished Speakers Series Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in New York. Totenberg questioned Ginsburg on her health, the state of the Supreme Court, and the upcoming biopic about her life. (AP Photo/Rebecca Gibian)
'The Notorious RBG' draws sold-out audience in New YorkSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unlikely national rock star, but "The Notorious RBG" is now the subject of a second film this year
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Trump's Old Chief of Staff Plans to Join the MilitaryReince Priebus is trying to join the US Navy. The former White House chief of staff—who resigned the post after six months —has a letter of recommendation from Defense Secretary James Mattis to help him become a reserve officer, the Washington Post reports. "Reince's experience, education, and personality make...
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Scott Walker Stuns With His Version of Venn DiagramTo no one's surprise, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation Friday limiting the power of Gov-elect Tony Evers. But he did throw the world a curveball by explaining the new law with a uniquely reimagined Venn diagram, per the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal . At a Green Bay news conference, Walker displayed a...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, State District Court Judge Ralph Strother leaves his courtroom at the McLennan County Courthouse in Waco, Texas. Judge Strother who accepted a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The District Attorney overseeing the case holds two Baylor degrees. The prosecutor who proposed the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law school. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP File)
Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproarLocal leaders say plea deal allowing former Baylor student to serve no jail time highlights outsized influence alumni play in shaping local criminal justice system
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols Sunland Park along the U.S.-Mexico border next to Ciudad Juarez. A 7-year-old girl who had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father, died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday, Dec. 13. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
The Latest: Migrant girl's family disputes officials' storyLawyers for the family of a 7-year-old girl who died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody say she did not suffer from a lack of food or water before being picked up by authorities
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2 women in custody in death of 4-month-old boy at NYC hotelA 4-month-old boy has died after he was found unconscious and unresponsive at a New York City hotel
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., poses for a portrait outside his home in Bladenboro, N.C. State investigators have described Dowless as a “person of interest” in their probe into 2018 voting irregularities involving absentee ballots. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File)
Worries about ballot security overshadow disputed House raceDemocrats and Republicans concede a do-over election might be needed in disputed North Carolina congressional race after warnings about the potential for voter fraud in a rural county went unheeded for years
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Another NY Lawyer Caught in Racist TiradeWhat's up with New York lawyers? Months after one was caught on video spewing anti-immigrant rhetoric in a restaurant, another flung racist insults on the subway and apparently assaulted a woman of Asian descent. Anna Lushchinskaya, 40, shouted profanities at a 24-year-old Tuesday after bumping into her on the northbound...
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Report: Federal Air Marshal Service curtailing surveillanceThe Federal Air Marshal Services acknowledges it's curtailing a domestic surveillance program accused of spying on unwitting passengers
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Family: Man left woman to die on freeway during first dateThe family of a Florida waitress fatally struck by numerous cars while lying on a freeway says they have solved the mystery of how she got there
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state's insurance commissioner announced Wednesday, Dec. 12.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
All evacuation orders lifted in deadly California wildfireAll evacuation orders have been lifted in Paradise more than a month after a devastating wildfire that wiped out the Northern California town
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