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Zach Strief
December 18, 2018 - 8:17 am
The New Orleans Saints squeaked by the Carolina Panthers 12-9 Monday night. “That’s an odd combination right there,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees admitted. While Brees and the Saints offense to struggled to string together scoring the drives, the defense stymied Cam Newton and the Panthers...
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In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo, immigrants who entered the United States illegally wait to board a plane for a deportation flight to El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Houston. An obscure division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operates hundreds of flights each year to remove immigrants. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 17, 2018 - 1:03 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and checked inside their mouths for anything hidden. Then one by one, they climbed a mobile staircase and onto a charter plane the...
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This Oct. 22, 2018 photo shows the Cardinal Bea House on the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Cardinal Bea House played host to at least 20 Jesuit priests accused of sexual abuse. (Emily Swing/Reveal via AP)
December 17, 2018 - 11:17 am
On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. A 1978 story in People magazine called Poole "Western Alaska's Hippest DJ . Comin' at Ya with Rock'n'Roll 'n...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna arrives for a hearing in 54th District Court during a hearing in Waco, Texas. Local leaders say a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University fraternity president to serve no jail times highlights the outsized influence alumni play in shaping the criminal justice system in and around Waco. Jacob Walter Anderson was accused of raping a woman outside a 2016 fraternity party. The plea agreement allows him to avoid jail or being listed as a sex offender. The judge, prosecutor and defense attorney in the case all have degrees from Baylor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 4:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, police stand guard after the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. The board overseeing North Carolina’s public universities is meeting to decide the fate of "Silent Sam." The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors was meeting Friday, Dec. 14, to discuss a proposal to build a $5 million building to house the statue at UNC-Chapel Hill. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
December 14, 2018 - 4:34 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's public university system rejected a proposal Friday to build a $5 million structure to house a toppled Confederate statue, opting instead to "go back to the drawing board" to figure out what to do with the monument. University of North Carolina System...
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This photo provided by Earl Granville, Alex Douglass gives a thumbs up after his surgery at the Hospital of Special Surgery in Manhattan on Dec. 12, 2018 in New York. The Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot in a 2014 ambush has had his right leg amputated below the knee. (Earl Granville via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 1:24 pm
A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot in a 2014 ambush has had his right leg amputated below the knee. Trooper Alex Douglass underwent the surgery this week at a New York City hospital. His friend Earl Granville said Friday that Douglass had been having some medical complications with...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Shakira performs at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Spanish prosecutors charged the Colombian singer with tax evasion on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
December 14, 2018 - 12:34 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. The Colombian singer denied the charges. The charges published Friday allege that Shakira listed the Bahamas as her...
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December 14, 2018 - 6:02 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kelly Clarkson is sending some love to the mom who was captured lip-syncing on a fan cam while her son dove for cover in his hoodie. The video of Mandy Remmell's performance of Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" at Tuesday's University of Maryland basketball game, and her 10-...
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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 1:44 pm
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has picked up a new accolades: ESPN The Magazine has named him the fifteenth most dominant athlete in the world. The list includes athletes from all sports, and even includes one non-human: Justify, the thoroughbred racehorse that won the Triple Crown in...
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December 13, 2018 - 10:40 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Police say an armored truck spilled cash on a New Jersey highway, causing multiple crashes as motorists stopped to grab the money. Police Capt. Phil Taormina says it looks as if the armored vehicle had an issue with the locking device on one of its doors. The chaos...
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