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Dutch election candidates make migration a key campaign issue in the crowded Netherlands

TER APEL, Netherlands (AP) — It is a familiar sight in this remote rural town: a migrant in a headscarf and thick winter coat carrying her belongings to the overcrowded reception center as a storm brews over the flat landscape. For many here and across this nation once known as a beacon of tolerance, it […]

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr controls the ball against the Boston Celtics in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game at Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr sustained undisclosed injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday, the team said, and is expected to miss significant playing time. The 27-year-old Oubre was transported to a hospital in stable condition after being hit, and released a few hours later. The teams says he is not expected

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Newly empowered Virginia Democrats nominate the state’s first Black House speaker, Don Scott

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s state House will soon have its first Black speaker in its more than 400-year history after the chamber’s incoming Democratic majority on Saturday chose Del. Don Scott to serve in the post. Scott was unanimously elected speaker-designee by the House Democratic Caucus, the group said in a news release. The

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Funerals for Maine shooting victims near an end with service for man who died trying to save others

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A series of funerals for the 18 victims of the mass shooting in Maine last month is nearing a somber conclusion, with one of the remaining memorials held Saturday for a husband and father of two sons who was killed while trying to save others from a gunman in a bowling

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Pope forcibly removes a leading US conservative, Texas bishop Strickland

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday forcibly removed the bishop of Tyler, Texas, a conservative prelate active on social media who has been a fierce critic of the pontiff and has come to symbolize the polarization within the U.S. Catholic hierarchy. A one-line statement from the Vatican said Francis had “relieved” Bishop Joseph Strickland

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Trump joins media outlets in pushing for his federal election interference case to be televised

Donald Trump is pushing for his federal election interference trial in Washington to be televised, joining media outlets that say the American public should be able to watch the historic case unfold. The Justice Department is opposing the effort to broadcast the trial, scheduled to begin in March, and notes that federal court rules prohibit

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4 wounded in shooting at Missouri shopping mall near Kansas City; 3 suspects in custody

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a shopping mall near Kansas City on Friday, wounding four people and sending panicked shoppers rushing for shelter. The shooting happened around 2:20 p.m. in the main entrance of the Independence Center, according to Independence police Officer Jack Taylor. One victim was hit in the head and was

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Republican faction seeks to keep courts from interpreting Ohio’s new abortion rights amendment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four Ohio Republican state lawmakers are seeking to strip judges of their power to interpret an abortion rights amendment after voters opted to enshrine those rights in the state’s constitution this week. Republican state Reps. Jennifer Gross, Bill Dean, Melanie Miller and Beth Lear said in a news release Thursday that

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Things to know about efforts to block people from crossing state lines for abortion

A federal judge and the U.S. Department of Justice this week said that states are going too far by trying to block people from helping others cross state lines for abortion. A ruling in Idaho and the federal government taking sides in an Alabama lawsuit are far from the final word, but they could offer

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