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FILE--In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, neighbor Liza Tozier, and her son, Avery Sanchez, 6, drop off his large "Teddy" as a gift for the children who lived on a home where police arrested a couple accused of holding 13 children captive in Perris, Calif., More than $120,000 has been donated to help the 13 siblings who authorities say were kept chained to beds for months by their parents and starved so much that their growth was stunted. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)
DA seeks to bar parents from contacting 13 kids kept captiveCalifornia prosecutors are asking a judge to bar the parents accused of torturing their children from contacting the victims
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New Navy Warship Will Be Stuck in Ice Until SpringUnless the plan all along was to send it to invade Canada, a newly commissioned $440 million Navy warship won't be much use this winter. The USS Little Rock, which was commissioned in Buffalo on Dec. 16, has been stuck in Montreal since Christmas Eve because of heavy ice and...
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In this Dec. 7, 2017, photo provided by Drew Bird Photography, Jaeah Lee poses for a photo in San Francisco. Lee is one of two freelance journalists who have won the first American Mosaic Journalism Prize for reports on the struggles of U.S. immigrants and others, which was announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. The prize was created by the Heising-Simons Foundation, a family-run charity in Silicon Valley, for reporting on groups the founders say are underrepresented or misrepresented. (Drew Bird Photography via AP)
2 freelance writers win new journalism prize in CaliforniaTwo freelance journalists have won the first American Mosaic Journalism Prize for reports on the struggles of U.S. immigrants and others the prize founders say are underrepresented or misrepresented
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Kentuckty State Police Lt. Michael Webb speaks during a media briefing at the Marshall County Board of Education following a shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.  A couple of students were killed and others injured Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School when a 15-year-old classmate opened fire.   (Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun via AP)
'People just ran': Students fled for lives in fatal shootingWitnesses describe students running silently for their lives as a gunman opened fire in a Kentucky high school
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's nominee for chairman of the Federal Reserve, sits in the audience before being called to testify during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, approved Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Powell taking over as Fed chairman at time of economic calmPowell taking over as Fed chairman at time of economic calm but with potential risks
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4 people including 2 boys wounded in drive-by shootingFour people including two boys have been wounded in a drive-by shooting in Philadelphia
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2004, file photo, Lee Boyd Malvo enters a courtroom in the Spotsylvania, Va., Circuit Court. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2018, in a case focusing on the life sentences given to D.C. sniper Malvo. A federal judge in Virginia found that Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. Malvo was 17 when he was arrested in a series of random shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia in 2002. (Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star via AP)
DC area sniper requests a hearing to ask for lower sentenceLawyer for former teenage sniper who terrorized nation's capital and it suburbs in 2002 asks appeals court to grant him a hearing to argue for a lighter sentence
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In a Sept. 25, 1963 photo, The Rev. Martin Luther King,Jr., left, VP Joseph E. Lowery, and Wyatt Tee Walker, right, executive director of the SCLC meet at First African Baptist Church, for the SCLC convention in Richmond, Va. The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, who helped assemble the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail" from notes the incarcerated King wrote on paper scraps and newspaper margins, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 23, 2018, in Chester, Va., said his daughter Patrice Walker Powell. He was either 88 or 89. Family records showed different years of birth, said Powell, who confirmed his death.  (Carl Lynn/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
MLK confidant and civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker diesThe Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, a civil rights leader and lieutenant to the late Martin Luther King Jr., has died; Walker helped King assemble his famous 'Letter from Birmingham Jail.'
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Family members escort their children out of Marshal North Middle School near Palma, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, after the students where transported from Marshal High School. The students were transported to the middle school to be picked up by family members after a deadly shooting at the high school. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)
The Latest: Police ID 2 students fatally shot at schoolAuthorities have released the names of the two students killed in a shooting at a Kentucky high school
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This Monday, Jan. 9, 2018 photo shows debris and mud piled up at Butterfly Beach in Montecito, Calif., after heavy rain brought flash flooding and mudslides to the area. Officials said Monday, Jan. 22, that it will be a gradual process getting residents back into homes in Montecito. (AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)
Report: Conflicting California mudslide warnings issuedA newspaper report has found that in the days before mudslides devastated California neighborhoods, officials released conflicting evacuation orders that left some hard-hit neighborhoods out of the warning zone
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This undated photo provided by the Sedgwick County (Kansas) Sheriff's Office shows, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Andrew J. Pleviak. A probable cause affidavit made public Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, says KAKE-TV Anchor Deb Farris met with the Wichita Police Department in March for an interview during which police photographed about 185 screen shots of text messages between her Pleviak. Farris told local police that her source at ICE was sending her sensitive law enforcement material and text messages that were sexual in nature. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP)
ICE agent arrested after Kansas TV anchor goes to policeNewly released court documents show an immigration agent is facing federal charges after a Wichita television news anchor told police that he was sending her sensitive law enforcement material and texting messages that were sexual in nature
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FILE - This Jan. 1, 2018 file photo shows marijuana plants for sale at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. An alliance of California marijuana growers is trying to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would strangle smaller cultivators. A lawsuit filed Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 in Sacramento by the California Growers Association argues that regulations would improperly allow businesses to acquire an unlimited number of certain growing licenses, which would drive out smaller farmers. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner, File)
Court challenge seeks to block vast California pot farmsAn alliance of California marijuana growers is trying to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would strangle smaller cultivators
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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