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White House Appoints Outspoken Ambassador As New Acting Head Of Intelligence

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Richard Grenell, the vocal and frequently controversial U.S. envoy in Berlin, replaces another acting director. Grenell, a Trump loyalist, has no background in intelligence.

Centuries-Old Law Against Cursing In Public Repealed By Virginia Legislators

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"Profane swearing" has been illegal in the commonwealth since 1792. The repeal now awaits the governor's signature.

Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch

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The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.

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Lax Regulations And Vulnerable Residents 'A Recipe For Problems' In Eldercare Homes

Assisted living-type facilities often are subject to less scrutiny than nursing homes. Investigations in Vermont and elsewhere have revealed patterns of poor care and deaths.

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Nevada Debate Could Be A 'Make Or Break' For Bloomberg, Analysts Say

How Mike Bloomberg defends against expected attacks from his Democratic rivals could impact how well he does on Super Tuesday, where he is placing a big bet, analysts say.

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How Warming Winters Are Affecting Everything

Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.

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Newlywed Police Officers Cut Date Night Short To Stop Armed Robber At Restaurant

"We just looked at each other: 'Is this what's going on? Let's go,' " Elizabethtown (Ky.) Detective Chase McKeown said, describing how he and his wife acted to stop a man with a gun.

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ICE Subpoenas Washington County Sheriff's Office To Get Around Oregon's Sanctuary Law

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said late Tuesday it would comply with subpoenas from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for information the agency is seeking about two people the agency would like to deport.

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To Combat Homelessness, Spokane Is Starting To Put Relationships Before Punishments

America's worsening homelessness crisis can feel like an intractable problem. But Spokane, Wash., may be having some early success trying some new tactics to help its most vulnerable.

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'We Are Part Of The United States': The 1st People Counted For The 2020 Census

Weeks before the 2020 census rolls out to the rest of the U.S., the head count has already wrapped up in Toksook Bay, a fishing village in southwest Alaska that's home to the Nunakauyarmiut Tribe.

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6 Democrats Are Set To Debate In Nevada. Here's What You Need To Know.

Three days before the Nevada caucuses, six candidates will face off in a debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

Nation | World

Sudan Says It Is Settling Lawsuit From Families And Victims Of USS Cole Attack

The move is aimed at helping Sudan get off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. The bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 killed 17 people aboard the ship.

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Trump Commutes Sentence Of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

The move would free Blagojevich, once seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, from federal prison four years before he would have been eligible for parole and clear his convictions.