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Trump defends vulgar immigrant comments, partly denies them

President Donald Trump has offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries a day earlier. Trump said Friday he was only expressing what many people think but won’t say about immigrants from economically depressed countries. That’s according to a person who spoke to the president as […]

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Haiti ‘shocked’ by Trump comments, summons U.S. envoy

Haiti on Friday expressed shock at reports that U.S. President Donald Trump referred to the Caribbean nation as a “shithole,” and summoned the top U.S. diplomat in the country for an explanation. Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole […]

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U.S. museum extends $10 million reward for the recovery of stolen art

A US museum has extended indefinitely a $10 million reward for the recovery of 13 works of art, including priceless Rembrandts and a Vermeer, stolen three decades ago. Last May, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum doubled to $10 million a long-standing reward for information leading to the recovery of all 13 works in good condition, […]

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75 women strangled, smothered in Chicago since 2001

An investigation by the Chicago Tribune has found that at least 75 women have been strangled or smothered over the last 17 years, though arrests have been made in just a third of the cases. The newspaper reports that the women’s bodies were found in vacant buildings, alleys, garbage cans and snow banks. Many of […]

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President Winfrey? No way, “I’ll beat Oprah” – Trump

President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump. “I’ll beat Oprah,” the president declared flatly at a White House meeting Tuesday – though he quickly added, “I don’t think she’s going to run.” Asked about all the presidential speculation suddenly swirling around Winfrey, the typically pugilistic Trump steered clear of nasty nicknames and colorful […]

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This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Oprah in 2020? mixed messages about her political intentions

As Democrats nationwide encourage Oprah Winfrey to seek the presidency in 2020, those closest to the media mogul are sending mixed messages about her political intentions. Her best friend, CBS News host Gayle King, said Tuesday that Winfrey is “intrigued” by the idea of a White House bid. “She loves this country and would like […]

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This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

U.S. Democrats’ kicks as Winfrey speech sparks talk of 2020 presidential race

Oprah Winfrey’s impassioned call for “a brighter morning even in our darkest nights” at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race – even if it’s only a fantasy. Even so, for Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps for a public that largely disapproves of […]

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Massive passenger plane lands at small NY airport during storm

A massive passenger plane had to land at a small New York airport because of runway closures at Kennedy Airport during the winter storm. WNYW reports that the Airbus A380 landed at 12:25 p.m. Thursday on a snowy runway at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor. The Singapore Airlines flight originated in Frankfurt, Germany. The […]

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This undated image provided by Heritage Auctions shows an 1880 $4 gold piece called a "Flowing Hair Stella," considered one of the great rarities in America gold coins. The coin sold at auction for $750,000 during the annual Florida United Numismatists Convention, in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Jan., 4, 2018. (Heritage Auctions via AP)

First copper coins on sale at auction in Florida

When is a penny worth $300,000? When it’s one of the first copper coins struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, in 1793. The annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention was held in Tampa this week. It’s considered one of the five largest coin and currency collectors’ shows in the nation, experts say, and three […]

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Nigeria says U.S. agrees delayed $593 mln fighter plane sale

The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons to Nigeria, the West African country’s air force said, confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concerns. Former U.S. President Barack Obama delayed the sale in one of his last decisions in office after […]

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US stocks mount milestone-shattering run in 2017

Taken a look at your stock portfolio lately? It’s a good bet it’s racked up solid gains this year. Wall Street has taken stock investors on a mostly smooth, record-shattering ride in 2017. The major stock indexes are closing in on double-digit gains for the year, led by Apple, Facebook and other technology stocks. The […]

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Nigerian air force says U.S. agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria -statement

The Nigerian air force said on Wednesday the United States had agreed to sell fighter planes to Nigeria, as the West African country continues its eight-year conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram. The sale of the 12 A29 Super Tucano aircraft, with weapons and services, is worth $593 million. The U.S. ambassador to Nigeria presented […]

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