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Southbound 5 Freeway in Gorman reopens after dozens are hurt in multi-vehicle crash

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LOS ANGELES -- All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in Gorman were reopened Saturday night after a fiery multi-vehicle crash forced the closure of the roads for about four hours, clogging weekend traffic for miles, authorities said.

The freeway was reopened shortly before 7 p.m., according to the California Department of Transportation.

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End of Mueller probe roils political scene, testing both parties as much remains unknown

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WASHINGTON -- The end of the special counsel's inquiry into the far corners of President Donald Trump's White House and campaign is poised to upend the political landscape. But with the final report still secret, both parties are left to scramble in the dark to seize political advantage.

Congress is still waiting for Attorney General William ...Read more

In a vast, dust-swept landscape, Islamic State caliphate ends in rubble and wreckage

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BEIRUT -- Its militants believed they would conquer Rome, Paris and Washington. It sought to smash the century-old borders that defined the Middle East, and create a project whose central slogan was "Enduring and expanding."

Instead, the culmination of that vision came in a dust-swept hamlet on Syria's border with Iraq on Saturday. There, U.S.-...Read more

Tracing the footsteps of Las Vegas gunman

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LAS VEGAS -- Some days, Stephen Paddock left an impression. Like the time he walked into the Sportsman's Warehouse in St. George, Utah, to buy guns wearing white gloves. Other times, he barely registered in a store clerk's mind.

But purchase firearms he did -- more than 55 of them in the year leading up to Oct. 1, 2017, when he carried out the ...Read more

Once the site of Bernie Sanders' last stand, California now is pivotal to his 2020 prospects

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LOS ANGELES--Tim Johnson hasn't stopped feeling the Bern.

A committed Bernie Sanders acolyte since 2016, Johnson was at a University of California, Los Angeles labor strike on Wednesday to watch the senator make his first California appearance as a 2020 presidential candidate. He's taking part in Sanders rallies this weekend as well.

"It's ...Read more

Off-duty Chicago police officer killed in attack on parked car

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CHICAGO -- An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot to death Saturday morning and a companion was critically injured when two assailants attacked a parked car on the city's Near North Side.

The men, both 23, were sitting in the car about 3:30 a.m. when the assailants walked up, and one pulled a gun and began firing into the vehicle.

Another...Read more

On anniversary of March for Our Lives, students organize nationwide celebration

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One year ago Sunday, at the center of a huge Washington rally, Emma Gonzalez rattled off the names of her dead classmates and teachers, standing in pained silence for several minutes as tears rolled down her cheek.

The crowd was confused. A chant broke out. Her timer buzzed.

"Since the time that I came out here, it has been six minutes and 20 ...Read more

Pentagon, Trump cheer liberation of Islamic State in Syria

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BEIRUT –– The last territory held by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been liberated, the Pentagon said, hours after a largely Kurdish fighting force in Syria claimed victory.

Saturday's statement by acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan followed one by President Donald Trump. Unlike the president, who's said for months that victory ...Read more

Barr not ready to give Congress Mueller's 'principal conclusions' in Russia investigation

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WASHINGTON -- Attorney General William Barr apparently decided he was not ready Saturday to provide Congress with a summary of the "principal conclusions" from the Russia investigation.

Barr received a confidential report from special counsel Robert Mueller Friday, and he subsequently released a letter to senior members of Congress saying he ...Read more

'Remain in Mexico' policy may prompt more illegal border crossings

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SAN DIEGO -- Three months into the Department of Homeland Security's new program that requires asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico until their U.S. immigration hearings, experts said the policy may encourage illegal border crossings.

This past week, migrants rushed the border at least four times at Playas de Tijuana, many of them claiming...Read more

Report blames lack of leadership at VA for Forever GI Bill implementation failures

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs failed to modify its electronic systems and lacked an accountable official to oversee implementation of the Forever GI Bill, resulting in a bungled introduction last year that affected thousands of college students, a new report from the agency's inspector general says.

The Forever GI Bill, the widely ...Read more

Scale of destruction from Cyclone Idai remains unclear as deaths toll tops 600

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BERIA, Mozambique -- The number of dead from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi rose to at least 615, the United Nations said Saturday, citing official figures from the national governments.

The death toll in Mozambique reached 417, Environment Minister Celso Correia said, while the number of dead in Zimbabwe was 139. In Malawi, 59...Read more

Mueller ends Russia investigation in silence

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WASHINGTON -- The end of an investigation that rivets the nation usually calls for a news conference from the person in charge, but Robert Mueller chose a different approach.

The special counsel sent a security officer to the Justice Department Friday to deliver his long-awaited final report on the Russia case, and then joined his wife and ...Read more

Italy joins China's Belt and Road infrastructure project

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ROME –– Chinese President Xi Jinping recruited Italy's populist government to his global Belt and Road development project with the signing of an agreement that worries the U.S. and the European Union as China pushes for economic domination.

Italy is the first Group of Seven nation to volunteer for a role in the big international project.

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Syrian Kurds celebrate victory over Islamic State

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DAMASCUS, Syria -- U.S.-allied Syrian fighters have declared the defeat of Islamic State by seizing the extremist militant group's last stronghold in eastern Syria after months of fighting.

"We stand here today to declare the physical defeat of Daesh," said Mazlum Kobane, the chief commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), ...Read more

Scale of destruction from Cyclone Idai remains unclear as deaths toll tops 600

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BERIA, Mozambique -- The number of dead from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi rose to at least 615, the United Nations said Saturday, citing official figures from the national governments.

The death toll in Mozambique reached 417, Environment Minister Celso Correia said, while the number of dead in Zimbabwe was 139. In Malawi, 59...Read more

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