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Las Vegas Women's March rally kicks off voter drive

Reuters LAS VEGAS Thousands of protesters gathered for the Women's March"Power to the Polls"rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, kicking off a national drive to register a million new voters as well as put more female candidates in ..

Senate votes to end US govt shutdown after deal

NYT New York The Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to end the three-day-old government shutdown, with Democrats joining Republicans to clear the way for passage of a short-term spending package that would fund the government ..

AFP Washington Facebook acknowledged Monday that widespread use of social media can be harmful to democracy, while pledging to work to minimize these risks. The world's biggest social network's comments were the latest ..

Reuters HARRISBURG The mayor of Pennsylvania's third largest city, Allentown, is scheduled to appear at the start of his federal corruption trial on Monday, accused of soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for ..

Bogota A man known as the"Big Bad Wolf"in Colombia for allegedly sexually abusing 274 children and selling videos, has been captured in Venezuela, a report said on Sunday. The suspect, Juan Carlos Sanchez, 37, has been arrested in ..

Bogota A landslide in southwestern Colombia has killed 13 people on a small public bus in a rain-soaked mountainous area, authorities said Sunday. The landslide struck an area not far from the town of Tuquerres in Narino on Saturday. ..

WASHINGTON In a decision expected to test the Trump administration's approach to tobacco regulation, US health advisers will vote this week on whether to allow Philip Morris International Inc to sell its novel iQOS tobacco ..

NewYork California's iconic Highway 101 in Santa Barbara reopened on Sunday nearly two weeks after it was covered with 12 feet of debris from mudslides, and a day after the discovery of a missing woman's body pushed the death ..

Reuters WASHINGTON The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed hear a bid by timber company Weyerhaeuser Co seeking to limit the federal government's power to designate private land as critical habitat for endangered species in a ..

AFP Brussels The European Union on Monday blacklisted seven senior Venezuelan officials over human rights violations, including the regime's intelligence chief, who the bloc accused of torture. Interior Minister Nestor ..

Reuters WASHINGTON The US Supreme Court on Monday threw out almost $1 million in damages won by a group of partygoers in a civil rights lawsuit against Washington police stemming from a 2008 gathering in a vacant house featuring ..

AFP ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis on Monday apologised to victims of sexual abuse after he caused outrage by appearing to support a controversial Chilean bishop. The pope acknowledged he had"hurt"people by suggesting there ..