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After criticism, Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has made an announced visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

In a steady rain, Trump visited the cemetery on Saturday during an annual event in which holiday wreaths are laid every December to honour the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. 85 more words

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O'Rourke, other Dems don't want tent city's contract renewed

AUSTIN, Texas — Rep. Beto O’Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress have toured a remote tent city in West Texas where they say 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million per day. 96 more words

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Nicaraguan police occupy building of independent news outlet

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan police have occupied the building of an independent media outlet which has documented abuses by government security forces and paramilitaries since April. 91 more words

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New figures show fewer Mormons in Utah's biggest county

SALT LAKE CITY — Fewer than half the residents of Salt Lake County belong to the Mormon church, according to new figures that illustrate how Utah’s largest county is becoming more religiously diverse. 480 more words

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Francis Marion National Forest grows

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The Francis Marion National Forest in South Carolina has grown by a few hundred acres.

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Lawyer argues scholar kidnapping case belongs in state court

PEORIA, Ill. — Lawyers for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese University of Illinois scholar have argued the case should be heard in state court, where the death penalty isn’t an option. 106 more words

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Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned

MOSCOW — Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular music. 295 more words

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