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US presidents lead tributes to
US presidents lead tributes to 'America's pastor' Billy Graham

US presidents from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump led the chorus of tributes Wednesday to the influential evangelist Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to a dozen American leaders who has died at age 99. "The GREAT Billy Graham is dead," Trump tweeted. Trump ordered American flags to be flow at half-staff at the White House and other US public buildings and facilities on the day of Graham's interment.

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns
Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting.

Shaun White Makes History With Gold Medal Win In Halfpipe
Shaun White Makes History With Gold Medal Win In Halfpipe

American snowboarder Shaun White has won Winter Olympics gold for a historic third time in the snowboarding halfpipe, besting the field in Pyeongchang with a phenomenal 97.75 score in his final run and becoming the first person to win a trio of gold medals in the sport.

Shooting at an L.A. Middle School That Injured Four Children Was an Accident, Police Say
Shooting at an L.A. Middle School That Injured Four Children Was an Accident, Police Say

A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm

Erdogan's War in Syria Could Wreck U.S.-Turkey Relations
Erdogan's War in Syria Could Wreck U.S.-Turkey Relations

The Afrin offensive marks a major new phase of the Syrian conflict, likely bookending the conflict with ISIS and the civil war. Turkey's decision to launch an operation in Afrin in northern Syria has opened a new front and phase in the Syrian conflict. Ankara says its offensive alongside Syrian rebel allies is aimed at eliminating the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) control of the mountainous area around the city of Afrin that has been a mostly Kurdish-controlled enclave for five years.

Scientists develop blood test to detect eight types of cancer
Scientists develop blood test to detect eight types of cancer

Researchers are hoping that a new cancer screening test will eventually be part of routine health check-ups as a way to catch the disease early. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Arizona man says he sold ammunition to Las Vegas shooter
Arizona man says he sold ammunition to Las Vegas shooter

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An Arizona man named in court documents as a "person of interest" during the investigation of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history said he had met the shooter one time and sold ammunition to him.

Donald Trump reveals in State of the Union that he has signed an executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay open
Donald Trump reveals in State of the Union that he has signed an executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay open

Donald Trump has announced he will be keeping Guantanamo Bay open, hinting he may send new prisoners to the notorious US jail. During his State of the Union address , the US president announced that he had just signed an executive order on "protecting America through the lawful detention of terrorists". The executive order revokes former president Barack Obama's order to close the controversial detention facility and even opens the option of more suspected terrorists being held there. The reversal was a long-standing campaign pledge by Mr Trump. Mr Trump also vowed to use his powers to continue to detain any terrorists captured during armed conflict that the US deems to be a...

Rep. Joe Kennedy rips Trump, Republicans in Democratic State of the Union response
Rep. Joe Kennedy rips Trump, Republicans in Democratic State of the Union response

Rep. Joseph Kennedy III slammed President Donald Trump for "targetting laws" that protect Americans on Tuesday night as he delivered the Democratic response to the State of the Union address.

Here are the pissiest faces from Trump's State of the Union
Here are the pissiest faces from Trump's State of the Union

On Tuesday night, Donald Trump gave his first official State of the Union speech, and not everyone in attendance was thrilled. SEE ALSO: There's a typo on State of the Union tickets because America in 2018 is just one big typo Whether because of his bombastic tweets, his policies, or just, you know, him, many people - mostly opposing Democrats - had quite a few sour expressions throughout the night as Trump's hour-plus speech unfolded.  Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) pic.twitter.com/g7EEMAfMVP - Adam Freelander (@adamplease) January 31, 2018 Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) "Michael Corleone sits in the back of the courtroom as members of the syndicate testify against him in front of...

Police say Texas kidnap victim fatally shot while pulling on FBI agent
Police say Texas kidnap victim fatally shot while pulling on FBI agent's rifle

The Houston Police Department released new information Tuesday about the investigation into the shooting death of a kidnap victim during an FBI raid.

Trump proposes US citizenship plan for 1.8 mn undocumented immigrants
Trump proposes US citizenship plan for 1.8 mn undocumented immigrants

US President Donald Trump's administration has unveiled a sweeping new immigration plan to Congress that offers 1.8 million young unauthorized immigrants known as "Dreamers" a path to citizenship over 10-12 years. In a comprehensive reform that will be formally presented next week, Trump also asked Congress Thursday to eliminate the popular "green card lottery" program and severely restrict family immigration, steps analysts say could cut in half the more than one million foreign-born people moving to the country annually.

Next Kansas governor seeks to patch up legislator relations
Next Kansas governor seeks to patch up legislator relations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Incoming Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer begins his tenure needing to mend relations with fellow Republicans in the Legislature, whose clashes with his GOP predecessor intensified in recent months.

Erdogan says Turkey will
Erdogan says Turkey will 'thwart games' along its borders, start in Syria's Manbij

Turkey will "thwart games" along its border, starting with Syria's Manbij region, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, as the Turkish military entered the fifth day of its incursion into northern Syria's Afrin region. Speaking to local administrators in Ankara, Erdogan also called on international NGOs to support Turkey's operation against the U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG. "I have doubts of the humanity of those who support this organisation (YPG) and call Turkey an invader," Erdogan said in a speech to local administrators in Ankara.

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