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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. According to figures released Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, by the U.S. Census Bureau, the past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Associated Press
December 30, 2019 - 2:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. grew from 2018 to 2019 by...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. President Donald Trump starts the new year knee-deep in daunting foreign policy challenges at the same time he'll have to deal with a likely impeachment trial in the Senate and the demands of a reelection campaign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Associated Press
December 30, 2019 - 2:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump starts the new year knee-deep in daunting foreign policy challenges at the same time he'll have to deal with a likely impeachment trial in the Senate and the demands of a reelection campaign. American troops are still engaged in America's longest war in...
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This still image taken from video provided by WLIO-TV shows 950 people throwing footballs at the same time on Oct. 25, 2019 at the Ada War Memorial Stadium football field in Ada, Ohio. The Ohio town long associated with the manufacturing of footballs has set a Guinness World Record for the most footballs thrown at once. The record-keeping organization certified the record. (
AP News
December 28, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ADA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio town long associated with the manufacturing of footballs has set a Guinness World Record for the most thrown at the same time. The organization certified the record after the attempt was made Oct. 25 by 950 people simultaneously throwing a football on the Ada War Memorial...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Judge Timothy Feeley, left, addresses former the Rev. Richard J. McCormick, 74, in Salem Superior Court in Boston. Joey Covino said the entirety of his adult life had been altered by McCormick’s abuse over two summers at a Salesian camp - failed relationships, his decisions to join the military and later the police, nightmares that plagued him. His decision to come forward led to McCormick being convicted of rape in 2014 and sentenced to up to 10 years. McCormick since has pleaded guilty to assaulting another boy. (Faith Ninivaggi/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
AP News
December 28, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. And yet the former Catholic priest was only just this month added to a...
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In this Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, photo, people visit the Newseum, in Washington. The Newseum will close the Pennsylvania Avenue location on Dec. 31, 2019. It attracted millions of visitors but lacked a solid financial plan to stay afloat. The mission of the Newseum is to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Associated Press
December 27, 2019 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2008, the Newseum — a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists — opened on prime Washington real estate. Sitting almost equidistant between the White House and the Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue, the glass-walled building...
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Associated Press
December 26, 2019 - 6:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two men have been kicked out of the Army National Guard after liberal activists uncovered their membership in a religious group with white supremacist ties. Brandon Trent East told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Alabama National Guard sent him a separation notice on Dec...
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FILE - This Dec. 6, 2019 file photo shows Harvey Weinstein, center, leaving court following a bail hearing in New York. A former model who accused Weinstein last year of sexually abusing her when she was 16 filed a new lawsuit against him Thursday, Dec. 19, saying she didn't want to be included in a proposed global settlement that would split $25 million among various accusers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Associated Press
December 26, 2019 - 4:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Los Angeles are reviewing eight cases accusing disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, an official said Thursday. The Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments each brought four investigations to prosecutors, according to Ricardo Santiago, a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015 file photo, clouds are lit by the rising sun over St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that’s sure to grow substantially in 2020 as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press review. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Associated Press
December 26, 2019 - 9:42 am
Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that’s sure to grow substantially in the new year as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press review. Seven of the state’s eight...
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George Trosset Jr. and George Trosset, who started surfing in Santa and Christmas costumes ten years ago behind their house on Christmas Eve, high five each other during the 10th annual Surfing Santas event in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. The event has grown and now raises money for two local non profits - Grind for Life, which helps with financial assistance for cancer patients, and the Florida Surf Museum. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)
Associated Press
December 25, 2019 - 4:12 pm
COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Who needs a sleigh when you've got a surf board? Some 600 surfers dressed as Santa chose surfboards instead of sleighs on Tuesday during an annual Christmas Eve surfing fundraiser in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Almost 10,000 spectators also turned out for the 10th Annual Surfing...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk at Mar-a-lago while there for Christmas Eve dinner in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
December 25, 2019 - 12:48 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are wishing Americans a Merry Christmas as they celebrate the holiday with their family in Florida. “The president and I want to wish each and every American a very merry Christmas," the first lady said in a video message...
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