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Cummings provided strength, calm, for urban…

He stood up for the poor and the disadvantaged throughout urban America - but Elijah Cummings mainly provided a strong voice and calm presence for his hometown of Baltimore, where he was revered as an advocate and champion

Share of Americans with no religious affiliation…

The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians

GM contract: worker pay hikes, factory closings…

Under tentative four year contract at GM, raises and bonuses for workers, company can close factories in Ohio, Michigan and one near Baltimore

Alicia Alonso, the grande dame of Cuban ballet…

Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, has died at age 98

'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

The vast catalog of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, including 'Spirited Away' and 'Princess Mononoke,' is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service

The mysterious brainless 'blob' that can learn…

A yellow organism, which looks like fungus but acts like an animal, has gone on display at a Paris zoo.

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US envoy key to Ukraine probe distances himself…

Ambassador Gordon Sondland distances himself from President Donald Trump, plans to tell lawmakers he was disappointed Trump directed him to work with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy

The Latest: Rights group blasts Venezuela seat on UN agency

Human Rights Watch is calling Venezuela's "undeserved and narrow election" to the U.N. Human Rights Council "a slap in the face to the country's countless victims who've been tortured and murdered by government forces."

Coast Guard, Mexican Navy search for plane, Missouri pilot

A US Coast Guard plane and a Mexican Navy vessel are searching the Gulf of Mexico for a small plane after its pilot flew hundreds of miles beyond his destination in Louisiana

Why Thousands Of Cuban Asylum Seekers Are Stuck…

For the first time in 50 years, Cubans no longer receive special treatment at the border. That means the U.S. is keeping thousands of them in Mexico.

New Name in Wearable Tech: the Vatican

Describing your smart device as "aimed at the peripheral frontiers of the digital world where the young people dwell" maybe isn't the hippest way to appeal to the younger generation. But that's exactly what the Vatican intends with its Click to Pray eRosary announced Wednesday. The bracelet features a "smart...

J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

Johnson & Johnson agrees to $117M multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs, by not fully disclosing their risks.

Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping…

The governors from several Northeastern states say they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping

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Solid earnings, Britain-Europe deal push US…

A round of solid corporate earnings and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union put investors in a buying mood.

The Latest: Senate Syria measure blocked from…

The Senate's top Democrat is pushing for quick approval of a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria, but a Republican is blocking the move

Native American tribe begins work on $100M casino expansion

A Native American tribe is planning a $100 million expansion of its western Michigan casino that will include adding new dining, entertainment and gaming space

‘Turkey is not afraid of US sanctions threat’

Security is a greater priority than the threat of US sanctions, says Turkey's foreign minister.

Jury seated in opioid case, but settlement talks…

A jury has been selected for the first federal opioid trial, but talks to settle the case before opening arguments next week are taking another step

Black bicycle deliveryman acquitted of fatal stabbing

A jury says a Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman acted in self-defense when he fatally stabbed a real estate developer in a case that carried racial implications

Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Union leaders have reached a long-sought Brexit deal

Border Patrol's growing presence at hospitals raises fears

Medical professionals and human rights advocates warn Border Patrol agents are growing their presence at hospitals and creating a chilling effect on immigrant populations around the country

New York City Council To Vote On Plan To Close…

The city council is scheduled to vote on a plan to close the eight jails on Rikers Island and build a system of smaller, borough-based jails instead.

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Jennifer Aniston's Instagram Debut Set a New…

Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram on Tuesday—and her debut will be hard to top. So many people viewed her newly created profile that it caused the app to crash, CNN reports. The Guinness Book of World Records says she set a new record by getting 1 million followers in just...

2 accused in probe of Giuliani associates are due…

Two businessmen are being arraigned on charges they conspired with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions