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Aziz Ansari story sparks heated debate over #MeToo Movement
by By DAVID CRARY and TAMARA LUSH
7 minutes ago
The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm....
[From AP Top News at 12:20 a.m. EST]
Trump to Pennsylvania, but don't call it a campaign trip
by By BILL BARROW
11 minutes ago
President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year....
[From AP Top News at 12:20 a.m. EST]
Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants, on to Peru
by By NICOLE WINFIELD and PETER PRENGAMAN
21 minutes ago
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Pope Francis wraps up his Chile visit Thursday by meeting with members of the South American nation's booming immigrant community, who are flocking to the region's strongest and most stable economy but are increasingly the focus of political and social discontent....
[From AP Top News at 12:20 a.m. EST]
Snowstorm, deep freeze leaves four dead in U.S. South
22 minutes ago
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A winter storm that caused at least four deaths in the U.S. South brought record low temperatures on Wednesday to parts of the region, where it coated roads with ice, snapped power lines and prompted public school closures.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban
49 minutes ago
SEOUL/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent.
[From Reuters: Top News]
13 siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet
by By BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL BALSAMO
53 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted years....
[From AP Top News at 12:20 a.m. EST]
Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South
by By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr.
54 minutes ago
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people....
[From AP Top News at 12:20 a.m. EST]
White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved
by By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR
2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's views on immigration and building a wall along the Mexico border have evolved since his presidential campaign, the White House chief of staff said Wednesday....
[From AP Top News at 12:20 a.m. EST]
Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work
3 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury
3 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
[From Reuters: Top News]
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