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Out of prison, former coal exec launches Senate campaignFormer coal executive kicks off Republican primary bid for US Senate by wooing working class, but 1 father of a mine blast victim calls candidacy a 'slap' in the face
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FILE - This Feb. 4, 1979 file photo shows CIA Director Stansfield Turner. Stansfield A. Turner, who as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter oversaw reforms at the agency in the wake of the scandal uncovered by the Church Committee, has died. He was 94.  Turner’s secretary, Pat Moynihan, confirmed to the Washington Post that Turner died on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at his home in Seattle but Moynihan did not disclose the cause. (AP Photo/File)
Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, diesStansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, second left, is escorted through "The Holocaust: Annihilation, Liberation, Rescue" exhibit, by Yuri Kanner, left, president of the Russian Jewish Congress, and Ilya Altman, right, founder and co-chairman of the Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Center in Moscow, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in the United Nations visitors lobby.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Russian minister warns against reviving Nazis at exhibitionRussia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has opened an exhibition on the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union, saying the world must not only commemorate the millions of victims but "do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies in the future."
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to reporters as he walks towards the Senate as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dimThe House has approved a bill preventing a weekend government shutdown, but the Senate prospects are dim.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President Donald Trump is greeted by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, as he arrive at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Vice President Mike Pence, is second from left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, is right, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OKMinority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a "very short-term" government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, a parked limousine burns during a demonstration after the inauguration of President Donald Trump in downtown Washington. The U.S. government announced on Thursday that it is abandoning its prosecution of more than 120 defendants charged with crimes over their involvement in violent protests on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration one year ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Government drops prosecution of 129 inauguration defendantsThe U.S. government is abandoning its prosecution of more than 120 defendants charged with crimes over their involvement in violent protests on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration one year ago
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, listens as supporter Doug Smith poses a question during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The onetime coal businessman will face U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in the May 8 GOP primary.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Convicted ex-coal CEO woos working class, opening Senate bidFormer coal executive kicks off Republican primary bid for US Senate by wooing working class, but 1 father of a mine blast victim calls candidacy a 'slap' in the face
The Associated Press1 hour ago
House Roll Call: Funding the government through Feb. 16House Roll Call: Legislation to fund the federal government through Feb. 16.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this image made from a video, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, with her partner Clarke Gayford speaks to journalists in front of home in Auckland, New Zealand Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Ardern announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June. (TVNZ via AP)
New Zealand prime minister announces she's pregnantNew Zealand's prime minister has announced she is expecting her first child in June
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Ex-coal baron Senate bid: 'Slap' for miner's dadFormer Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship kicks off US Senate bid from West Virginia; 1 father of a mine explosion victim present calls the candidacy 'a slap in our face'
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2009, file photo, shows Senior Zimbabwean MDC opposition official Roy Bennett, left, and his wife Heather, relax at a friends home in Mutare about 200 km east of Harare, Zimbabwe, following his release from prison. A fiery helicopter crash killed Bennett and his wife, while on holiday in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, authorities said Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.
Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilotsHelicopter crash in New Mexico claims wealthy Texas investor and decorated pilots
The Associated Press2 hours ago
United Nations U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley listens during a U.N. Security Council meeting on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Thursday Jan. 18, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
US says Africa important but no apology for TrumpThe chair of the Africa Group at the United Nations says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told ambassadors that "Africa is very important for the United States" _ but she didn't apologize for President Trump's vulgar comment about the continent as demanded
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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