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Pope denounces climate change deniers

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BONN, Germany — Pope Francis denounced those who deny global warming and urged negotiators at climate talks in Germany to avoid falling prey to such “perverse attitudes” and instead accelerate efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Francis issued a message Thursday to the Bonn meeting, which is working to implement …

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DOD account "erroneously" retweets tweet that Trump should resign

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The Pentagon’s official Twitter account retweeted a tweet saying President Trump should resign, a move that was made “erroneously,” according to the Department of Defense’s chief spokesperson. On Thursday afternoon, the Pentagon’s account retweeted a tweet from the account “Proud Resister,” claiming Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, Sen. Al Franken …

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Troubled history of hospital where "psychopath" escaped

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Last Updated Nov 16, 2017 4:22 PM EST HONOLULU — More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and made it to California before he was captured this week. Many of the …

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Interstellar visitor shaped like giant pink fire extinguisher

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A newly discovered object from another star system that’s passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher.  That’s the word this week from astronomers who have been observing this first-ever confirmed interstellar visitor.  “I’m surprised by the elongated shape — nobody expected that,” …

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Rampage in California highlights "ghost gun" dangers

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LOS ANGELES — The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He built his own at home. Kevin Janson Neal, 44, was armed with what authorities believe were …

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White House press briefing — live updates

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Last Updated Nov 16, 2017 4:05 PM EST White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders updated the press and took questions at the White House Thursday afternoon. Earlier Thursday, in response to the House’s passage of a GOP tax overhaul bill, Sanders said in a statement that “President Donald J. …

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Sen. Franken responds to sexual misconduct accusations

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Last Updated Nov 16, 2017 3:05 PM EST Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, issued another statement responding to accusations by anchor Leeann Tweeden that the senator “kissed and groped” her without her consent while they were entertaining troops on a December 2006 USO Tour. In addition to Tweeden’s allegations of unwanted sexual …

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Experts say photo of Billy the Kid, lawman is real deal

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Experts now believe a photo purchased at a flea market for $10 shows Billy the Kid standing with the lawman who ultimately killed him, making the snapshot potentially worth millions.  Frank Abrams, a North Carolina attorney, first spotted the tintype photo in Asheville in 2011. The self-described history buff said …

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