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Tesla CEO Elon Musk (center) arrives at U.S. District Court in Los Angeles this week.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 18:57

The Tesla CEO was embroiled in a Twitter spat with one of the rescuers of 12 boys and their soccer coach in Thailand last year.

President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meet in New York.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 18:52

There are lots of reasons U.S. foreign aid can be held up or frozen. There's even a law that governs the issue. But many experts say what happened over the summer with Ukraine is highly irregular.

Rep. Duncan Hunter said Friday he would soon resign his congressional seat.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 17:06

The California Republican congressman's resignation marks a dramatic change in fortunes for the son of a once-powerful member of the House Armed Services Committee.

The White House called the House impeachment process "completely baseless" and ruled out participation in next week's hearing.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:18

Democrats had offered to allow the president to have attorneys representing him at future impeachment hearings in the House.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks toward the main railway entrance to Birkenau, the largest of the camps that made up the Auschwitz complex in Poland. It was the German chancellor's first visit to the former Nazi death camp, an enduring symbol of the Holocaust, since taking office 14 years ago.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:43

It was the German leader's first official trip to the Nazi concentration camp. "These crimes are and will remain part of German history," she said, "and this history must be told over and over again."

Lauren Bruner, a survivor of the USS Arizona which was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, died earlier in 2019 at the age of 98.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:14

Lauren Bruner died in September and on Saturday, his remains will return to the USS Arizona. He is expected to be the final USS Arizona survivor to be interred on the sunken warship.

Medicare's overhauled Plan Finder debuted at the end of August. But health care advocates and insurance agents say the website has had big problems ever since, including inaccurate details about prices, which drugs each plan covers and their dosages.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:11

With a deadline for Medicare enrollment looming, some lawmakers and advocates are concerned that Medicare hasn't done enough to reach out to consumers who might be affected by website problems.

Va. Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Friday that he is "deeply disturbed" by reports of a young girl being strip searched at a corrections facility last month.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:43

An 8-year-old girl was strip searched at Buckingham Correctional Center last month. A prison spokesperson says the prison staffer who approved the search didn't have the authority to do so.

Pete Buttigieg talks to the press after a Sunday morning service at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C., last weekend.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:24

The global consulting firm has become a talking point on the campaign trail lately. Pete Buttigieg, particularly, has been criticized for his time there.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visits a military unit in Ukraine's Donetsk region on Friday.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:32

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will have his first meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris, in an effort to end a five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has cost 13,000 lives.

An FBI official at the scene of a shooting, Thursday in Miramar, Fla. Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed in the shootout between the armed robbers and police authorities.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:58

Police officers in South Florida exchanged gunfire with two armed robbers Thursday. The resulting skirmish ended with both suspects dead, along with a hostage and a bystander.

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:40

Previte, who died Nov. 16, spent 30 years working with at-risk youth and kids in detention in Camden, N.J. The center she ran became a national model. Originally broadcast in 1993.

Activists demonstrated against virginity tests in New Delhi in 2009.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:28

When the rapper T.I. said he has his teenage daughter undergo an annual virginity test, protests arose in the U.S. In fact, the virginity test is a global issue.

Red flags hang outside homes in Apia, Samoa, indicating that the residents have not been vaccinated for measles.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 12:06

Government officials say anti-vaccination advocates have complicated their efforts to turn the tide on an epidemic that has killed at least 63 people, most of them children.

Paul Williams (left) helps Scott Beatty build his 'backpack' guitar. It has a smaller body, meant to easily fit in a pack. Beatty is in the Culture of Recovery program which teaches instrument making to people recovering from addiction.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 11:44

In a region ravaged by job loss and addiction, a musical tradition provides a lifeline for people in recovery.

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