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Daughter’s plea draws 50,000 birthday cards for US veteran

When Sue Morse requested on Facebook that friends send her father well-wishes for his Dec. 30 birthday, she expected maybe 160 cards. He got 50,000.


McCarrick accuser cooperates with NYC prosecutors

Associated Press VATICAN CITY The key accuser in the sex-abuse case against ex-Cardinal


GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN | Trump tries to blunt impact; takes heat

Associated Press WASHINGTON The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans:


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Sen. Rob Portman says he expects government shutdown to end in a few days

The Republican expects the president to declare a national emergency to secure funds for his border wall.


Lax US immigration, marriage laws enable forced marriage

Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.


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Man arrested in teenager’s abduction, parents’ deaths

A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said.


Defense challenges mother’s confession in deaths of 3 sons

She is accused of smothering her children over 13 months By HOLLY ZACHARIAH The Columbus


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Mothers seek to get house arrest changed

Associated Press WAVERLY, Ohio The mothers of a husband and wife charged in an Ohio family


Suspect dies after crash during chase

Associated Press FRANKLIN, Ohio Police in Ohio say a shoplifting suspect who was leading


US withdrawal from Syria has begun, defense official says

Associated Press BAGHDAD After days of conflicting statements about a time line for President


Trump: Changes coming to visas

Associated Press WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday promised changes in the way the


Shutdown set to hit record length

About 800,000 federal workers missed paychecks Associated Press WASHINGTON The partial


Report: Officials probed whether Trump worked for Russia

Associated Press WASHINGTON Law-enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald