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Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end

President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control of the House.

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Tim Rossovich, actor and former NFL player, dies at 72

Tim Rossovich, a consensus All-America defensive end at Southern California who played in the NFL before going on to an acting career, has died. He was 72.

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Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M Starwood hotel brand guests

Hackers stole information on as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel empire over four years, obtaining credit card and passport numbers and other personal data, the company said Friday as it acknowledged one of the largest security breaches in history.

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Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

PARIS — The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week.

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Can a sitting president be indicted while in office?

WASHINGTON — For the first time, prosecutors have tied President Donald Trump to a federal crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his presidential campaign in 2016.

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GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit's rebound

General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's comeback since its 2014 bankruptcy exit.

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Rap concert stampede in Italy leaves 6 dead, over 50 hurt

A stampede at a rap concert in an overcrowded Italian disco killed five teenagers early Saturday along with a woman who had brought her young daughter to the event, authorities said.

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US: Trump lawyer met Russian who offered 'political synergy'

President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the federal special counsel said.

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Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it inflamed nationwide.

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Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack

HONOLULU — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the attack that killed and wounded thousands unfolded.

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Kelly may depart in expected White House shakeup

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House.

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Survivors gathering at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

About 20 survivors are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago.

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Eiffel Tower to be closed as Paris braces for more protests

The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum in Paris will be closed on Saturday as French authorities tighten security to prevent another outbreak of violence following three weeks of anti-government protests.

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Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.

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Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump.

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Residents return to California town leveled by wildfire

Joyce and Jerry McLean sifted through twisted metal and broken glass Wednesday on the property where their mobile home once stood, hoping to find precious family possessions that might have survived the devastating California wildfire that leveled Paradise.

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Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in an emotional home state farewell.

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Toxic amounts of vitamin D spur dog food recall

Elm Pet Foods, others recall dog food over vitamin D

Several companies are recalling dog food over high levels of vitamin D. High levels of the vitamin could cause kidney failure in dogs.

Inland Real Estate closes medical office purchase in Arizona

Inland Real Estate Acquisitions, LLC announced today that it negotiated and closed the purchase of a portfolio of eight medical office buildings located in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale and Scottsdale.

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Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime.

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2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 2 found, 5 missing

A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after colliding early Thursday, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said.

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China demands Canada release Huawei executive

China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks.

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Watch: NASA, SpaceX ship holiday cheer to Space Station

Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Christmas turkey is rocketing toward the International Space Station, along with cranberry sauce and fruitcake.

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Ceremonies for Bush draw together presidents, world envoys

The nation's capital bids its final farewell to the late former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday in a service of prayer and praise that is drawing together world envoys, Americans of high office and a guy from Maine who used to fix things in Bush's house on the water.

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Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn's cooperation as "substantial."

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