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4 ex-fraternity members get jail in pledge's hazing death

Four New York City men were given jail sentences Monday in the death of an 18-year-old fraternity pledge during a 2013 hazing ritual in Pennsylvania, with a judge saying she believes they succumbed to "brainwashing" and "indoctrination" that is rampant at fraternities around the nation.

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North Korea to join Olympics in South Korea as tensions ease

The rival Koreas took steps toward reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks Tuesday, as North Korea agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, hold talks on lowering tension along their border and reopen a military hotline.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 9, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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List of winners for 75th annual Golden Globe Awards

List of winners for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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Smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean, 64 feared dead

As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving 3-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned, are feared dead after a traffickers' overcrowded rubber dinghy from Libya started sinking in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said Monday.

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Oprah for President? Twitter fans make the case

Oprah Winfrey's moving speech at the Golden Globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her presidential run.

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Oil tanker burning off China's coast at risk of exploding

An oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China's east coast is at risk of exploding and sinking, Chinese state media reported Monday, as authorities from three countries struggled to find its 32 missing crew members and contain oil spewing from the blazing wreck.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 8, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Far away from Hollywood, children benefit from Golden Globes

Nine-year-old Adalyn Ficken snuggled next to her dad in the reclining movie-theater seats, clutching a teddy bear in one hand and a cup of popcorn in the other, waiting for the film to start.

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US sees surge in women interested in running for office

Inside a classroom at a community college in Dallas, about two dozen women took turns sharing their names, hometowns and what they hoped would be their future titles.

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5 ways to assess whether the GOP tax plan is delivering

If President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are right, the $1.5 trillion tax cut plan they sped into law last month will make individuals and businesses more prosperous.

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Why cable bills are rising again and what can you do

Cable and satellite TV providers are ringing in the new year with an unwelcomed gift: higher cable bills.

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5 things small business owners should know or do in 2018

Small business owners have entered 2018 with many questions about how big their tax bills will be, but they're also optimistic about profiting from a strong economy. And aside from financial matters, owners with employees must stay mindful about one of the troubling issues of 2017, sexual harassment.

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Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.

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FBI probing Clinton Foundation corruption claims

The FBI is investigating whether the Clinton Foundation accepted donations in exchange for political favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, two people familiar with the probe confirmed Friday.

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Draped in black, Golden Globes will try on a new look

The Golden Globes have always been the less serious stop in route to the Academy Awards — the boozy, bubbly awards show put on by a little-known group with sometimes confounding taste.

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US employers add modest 148,000 jobs; unemployment 4.1 pct.

U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest that the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 5, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Virginia Republican's lucky win solidifies GOP House control

By luck of the draw, incumbent Republican David Yancey won a Virginia state House of Delegates race so close that its outcome was determined Thursday when an elections official pulled his name out of a ceramic bowl.

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Pot loses 'safe haven' status as federal prosecutors to decide legality

The Trump administration threw the burgeoning movement to legalize marijuana into uncertainty Thursday as it lifted an Obama-era policy that kept federal authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal.

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Windsor official backs homeless crackdown for royal wedding

A political storm is brewing ahead of Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding over whether to crack down on homeless people and beggars in the well-to-do English town of Windsor.

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Sessions ending federal policy that let legal pot flourish

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California.

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New health insurance rule aims to deliver on Trump promise

triving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed regulations to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 4, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Former heart surgeon set to become next Mormon president

The man set to become the next Mormon church president is a 93-year-old former heart surgeon whose conservative track record on the religion's leadership panel has led Mormon scholars to predict he won't make any major changes.