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MARRAKECH, Morocco - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a stirring appeal Wednesday to all countries - including his own - to press ahead with the fight against climate change, saying a failure to do so would be a "betrayal of devastating … more
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that anyone who burns an American flag should face unspecified "consequences," such as jail or a loss of citizenship. But the Supreme Court has held that flag-burning is a form of speech … more
CONCORD, N.H. — Democrats around the country are demanding change from a national committee they say has focused too heavily on the White House at the expense of governorships, legislatures and state party operations."It's got to be helping us … more
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy. Francis wrote … more
Columbus, Ohio — Well before he exited the Earth's atmosphere, John Glenn flew at least 149 combat missions — 59 during World War II and 90 during the Korean War.It must have been difficult on his wife, Annie Glenn (maiden name, Castor). … more
MIAMI (AP) - Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, including the seizure of Elian Gonzalez, died early Monday. She was 78. Reno died from … more
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war.It also is America's longest war. Now in its 16th year and showing little sign of ending, it will soon … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress convening for a new session. (All times EST):7:00 a.m.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pledging to hold President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to account … more
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — After a judge ruled Monday that Dylann Roof is competent to represent himself, the same jury that last month unanimously found him guilty in the slayings of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church will return … more
CANNON BALL, N.D. - Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite … more
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