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WH claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia....
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Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass

TEMUCO, Chile (AP) -- Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country's largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate "elegant" agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence....
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Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

HOMS, Syria (AP) -- Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central Syrian city....
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Column: Kim Jong Un plays the Olympics like a champion

North Korea suddenly making nice for the duration of next month's Olympic Games in South Korea, putting seven decades of enmity on hold for 16 days with its offers to send athletes and entertainers across their heavily militarized border, won't fundamentally change what happens next....
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The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student's killing

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local):...
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Wolf taking steps to expand who gets OT pay in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Stymied by Republicans in his effort to pass a law raising the minimum wage, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is moving to boost pay in Pennsylvania through another means - by making hundreds of thousands of additional salaried employees eligible for overtime pay, administration officials said Wednesday....
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Justices ponder throwing out Pennsylvania congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court may soon decide how much partisan gerrymandering is too much, at least in terms of the state constitution....
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Lawyer for convicted AG: Investigator had too much power

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawyer for the former Pennsylvania attorney general convicted of leaking secret information then lying about it says the special prosecutor who investigated her had too much power....
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Pittsburgh to pay $5.5 million in suit over police shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city of Pittsburgh has agreed to pay $5.5 million to resolve a federal lawsuit filed by a black man who was paralyzed when he was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop....
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Waitress returns from Penn State hangout after 61 years

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- An 81-year-old waitress who has been a fixture at a popular Penn State hangout for more than six decades has worked her final shift....
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Alcoa reports deeper 4Q loss as restructuring continues

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Alcoa Corp. said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter loss widened to $196 million as it continued working to streamline operations....
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Philadelphia sues opioid makers in response to epidemic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit against drug companies that make prescription opioids, saying they've created "an unprecedented public health crisis."...
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Police: Elderly man, woman killed in apparent murder-suicide

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say an elderly man and woman found dead at a home near Pittsburgh died in what appears to have been a murder-suicide....
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Ex-Connecticut governor in halfway house after prison stint

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Federal prison officials say former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland has been transferred from a Pennsylvania prison to a halfway house to finish his sentence for campaign fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice....
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