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Man arrested for threatening to kill Schiff, Schumer over impeachment
A Western New York man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he threatened to kill Rep. Adam Schiff and Sen. Chuck Schumer.
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Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says 'not a chance in hell' Medicare for All would pass
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., joins ABC News Political Director Rick Klein on "Powerhouse Politics" ahead of tonight's primary debate in Las Vegas.
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Utah senators unanimously pass bill to decriminalize polygamy
Currently, polygamy is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
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Trump's Phoenix rally kicks off counterprogramming spree
President Donald Trump will kick off his West Coast campaign swing Wednesday with a rally in Phoenix.
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21st century secession: This state's residents want to join another state
A group of conservative Oregon residents are seeking to have eastern counties of the state secede and join Idaho.
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Trump says he's the nation's top cop, a debatable claim
The title is more typically accorded the attorney general.
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Pompeo says he'll raise case of US citizen allegedly tortured in Saudi custody
Ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest visit to Saudi Arabia, top lawmakers urged him to raise the case an American citizen who has been reportedly tortured.
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Iran reports 2 novel coronavirus deaths, the country's 1st cases
Iranian authorities said two patients diagnosed with novel coronavirus in the country are now dead, reports the state-run Fars News Agency.
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NASCAR driver released from hospital following Daytona 500 crash
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital after he was seriously injured during a fiery crash in the Daytona 500.
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Florida can't bar ex-felons from voting over fines, fees: Court
A federal court upheld an injunction Wednesday that allowed former Florida felons to vote without the state-imposed mandate to pay fees.
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Pentagon's No. 3 official resigns at Trump's request, but unclear why
The Pentagon's number three official resigned on Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump.
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Former NYPD commissioner says Trump told him to 'move on' with pardoning
Bernie Kerik says he was "pretty emotional" after getting off the phone with President Trump.
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3 men found dead in a cemetery, officials say killings were 'a message'
Three men were found dead in a cemetery, police said.
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Klobuchar backed by first super PAC ahead of Nevada debate, caucuses
With the Nevada caucuses coming up on Feb. 22, the super PAC committed to launch “six figure buys” in a “new effort” to introduce the senator to voters in Nevada, South C
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Blagojevich speaks out about commutation from Trump
Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor convicted of trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat, spoke out Wednesday about having his sentenced commuted by President Trump.
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Democrats set to clash at Las Vegas debate with Bloomberg in their sights
The Democrats storming Nevada in the lead up to Saturday's caucuses are set to first face off in Wednesday night's debate, a matchup in a more diverse early state.
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13-year-olds started blaze that killed 1 firefighter, left another unaccounted for
Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested for allegedly starting a fire that's left one firefighter dead and another unaccounted for, authorities said Wednesday.
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Jury selection to begin in Robert Durst murder trial
Jury selection is set to begin in Los Angeles Wednesday in the trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst, accused of killing his close friend Susan Berman.
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EU imposes sweeping regulations on facial recognition, Artificial Intelligence
The European Union is set to announce Wednesday sweeping new proposals regulating technology including artificial intelligence and data collection. The proposals could place a temporary ban on all facial recognition in public, create a single market for data throughout the entire EU, and ask for almost $22 billion to invest in A.I.. The new tech regulations have sent Silicon Valley executives, like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai, to Brussels to lobby the EU's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager in the last week. While details of the plan have yet to be released, European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen has sought to confront "high-risk AI," or its application in sectors like health care, policing, and transport since she took office in December. Some tech executives, like Pichai, have expressed cautious support of the plans. "There is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated," Pichai said in a speech in Brussels...
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Candelight walk will honor birthday of woman killed allegedly by ex-boyfriend
After a young New Jersey woman was killed, allegedly at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, her family is honoring what would have been her 26th birthday.
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Former North Korean diplomat declares run for National Assembly in South Korea
Thae Yong-ho has declared a run for a seat in South Korea’s National Assembly.
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Rapper Pop Smoke shot, killed in Hollywood Hills home: Sources
One mad was dead after a home invasion in Hollywood Hills, according to police. Sources confirm it was rapper Pop Smoke.
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Uber launches feature that allows riders to report unsafe behavior in real time
Uber has launched a new feature to allow riders to report unsafe behavior in real-time.
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Woman seeking Trump's DNA fights his effort to delay suit
The writer has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s.
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Utah lawmakers get tough on porn, ease up on polygamy
Utah lawmakers have voted to put new regulations on pornography and remove some on polygamy in separate proposals moving quickly through the Legislature
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Trump delivers on pledge for wealthy California farmers
President Donald Trump is delivering the spoils of victories in California's water wars when he visits that state
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Trump vows to 'clean up' LA at Olympic meeting
President Donald Trump has veered into politics during a briefing on preparations for the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles, criticizing the city's political leadership for failing to curtail its homeless epidemic
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Landscape architects shift emphasis to the ecosystem
Landscape architects are finding themselves on the front lines of the climate change crisis
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Missing 76-year-old hiker found alive, authorities say
A 76-year-old man who had vanished while hiking in Northern California was found alive Tuesday night, authorities said.
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Heavy rain and snow forecast across the South as Arctic blast moves to Northeast
A storm system that moved from the Midwest to the Northeast Tuesday brought 6 to 8 inches of snow from the Great Lakes to New England and caused numerous accidents.
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