SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A man opened fire inside of a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others in the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history, the governor said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats didn't wait to assemble the facts before they accused President Donald Trump of rewarding "thugs" in the Russian intelligence service by lifting certain sanctions. The facts don't support them.

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NEW YORK — President Donald Trump never said he wanted to ban shows with gay-themed content from television, including Fox's "Empire," despite the claims of a widely shared story quoting him in a purported interview with Fox News. The network said the president never made such a statement, n…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump moved to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines Tuesday, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental concerns. Both orders are subject to renegotiations of the agreements.

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FOSTORIA, Ohio (AP) — An erratic, speeding driver who led an Ohio officer on a brief pursuit turned out to be a 10-year-old boy who took his parents' car without permission and drove 11 miles to a nearby city to shop at a convenience store, police said.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant rights advocates are planning demonstrations at dozens of rallies across the country this weekend in what they are calling a "first salvo" against President-elect Donald Trump's pledged hard line on immigration.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a city bound by tradition, every president taps a legislative affairs director to work with Congress. President-elect Donald Trump appears ready to use a legislative whip like none other: Twitter.

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ANNA, Texas — In the Army, Richard Ress survived duty in some of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan, but on a July day in 2009, he seemed ready for his life to end in the back of a Texas police car facing his third drunken-driving arrest in less than a year.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama suggested strongly on Friday that Russia's Vladimir Putin knew about the email hackings that roiled the U.S. presidential race, and he urged his successor, Republican Donald Trump, to back a bipartisan investigation into the matter.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review on the election-season hacking that rattled the presidential campaign and raised new concerns about foreign meddling in U.S. elections, a White House official said Friday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Somali-born college student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by a police officer. Police said they are investigating whether it was a …

Comedy fans were elated when word came earlier this month that Dave Chappelle would be hosting “Saturday Night Live.” The elusive and popular stand-up comic hadn’t told jokes for a television audience in years, and his post-election episode brought in season-high ratings.

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Delta Air Lines is apologizing for not removing a passenger from a flight to Pennsylvania who rudely professed his support for President-elect Donald Trump and insulted those who didn't.

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HAVANA — Fidel Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his nearly 50 years of rule in Cuba, has died at age 90.

MIAMI (AP) — Within half an hour of the Cuban government's official announcement that former President Fidel Castro had died, Miami's Little Havana teemed with life — and cheers.

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is connecting with foreign leaders and considering new Cabinet-prospects Friday as he gathers with family for a long Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

NEW YORK  — After enjoying the Thanksgiving turkey, some Americans hit the shops for what retailers hope will be a new tradition to start the holiday shopping season.

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President-elect Donald Trump "doesn't wish to pursue" more investigations into Hillary Clinton's email practices, a top adviser said Tuesday, strongly signaling to congressional Republicans they should abandon years of probes into the Clintons after a bitter campaign in which he repeatedly branded his Democratic rival as crooked.

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since 1973 last week, evidence that businesses are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their workers.

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OREM, Utah (AP) — Five students were stabbed inside the boys' locker room of their Utah high school Tuesday and a 16-year-old student was taken into custody after school workers risked their lives to box him into a corner, police said.

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump time to rise to the daunting responsibilities of the office, breaking sharply from his Democratic allies who have quickly condemned Trump's first major decisions.

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump made his first two key personnel appointments on Sunday, one an overture to Republican circles by naming GOP chief Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff, the other a shot across the bow of the Washington establishment by tabbing Breitbart news executive Stephan Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Three days after Election Day, President Barack Obama used his last Veterans Day speech to urge Americans to learn from the example of veterans as a divided nation seeks to “forge unity” after the bitter 2016 campaign.

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NEW YORK — Demonstrators took to the streets in San Francisco and gathered in a New York City park Thursday to express their outrage over Donald Trump's unexpected presidential win while Trump supporters took to social media and denounced demonstrators as hypocrites or worse for not accepting defeat in a democratic process.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A day after Donald Trump's election to the presidency, campaign divisions appeared to widen as many thousands of demonstrators — some with signs declaring "NOT MY PRESIDENT" — flooded streets across the country to protest his surprise triumph.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding Hillary Clinton's staggering defeat, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was heartened by Donald Trump's call for unity after his stunning victory and "we are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country."

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A coalition of advocacy groups plans to send more than 1,000 volunteers to monitor polls in North Carolina on Election Day, along with a legal team of nearly 250 which will deploy from command centers to counties with the thorniest voting problems.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump warned on Thursday that a cloud of investigation would follow Hillary Clinton into the White House, evoking the bitter impeachment battle of the 1990s in a closing campaign argument meant to bring wayward Republicans home. Clinton and her allies, led by…

WASHINGTON  — The FBI will have to sort through thousands of newly discovered emails in its renewed examination of the practices of Hillary Clinton and her aides, a U.S. official said Monday, raising questions about whether any findings might be released before Election Day.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI informed Congress Friday it is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails that have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server. The FBI said in July its investigation was finished.

GARBERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Laura Costa's son and husband moved quickly with pruning shears as they harvested the family's fall marijuana crop, racing along with several workers to cut the plants and drop them in plastic bins ahead of an impending storm.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to lash Hillary Clinton to her husband's sprawling post-presidential empire, Donald Trump accused the couple of turning to corruption to enrich themselves while in public service. Michelle Obama boosted Clinton at a North Carolina rally, meanwhile, as the candidate …

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