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GOP Sen. Alexander of Tennessee not seeking 2020 re-election

GOP Sen. Alexander of Tennessee not seeking 2020 re-election

NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee announced Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2020, giving the red state its second open Senate contest in two years.
Girl's death shows communication issues on US-Mexico border

Girl's death shows communication issues on US-Mexico border

Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health.
Flynn's ex-business associates charged with illegal lobbying

Flynn's ex-business associates charged with illegal lobbying

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Daughter tells of dad's unlikely bond with Charles Barkley

Daughter tells of dad's unlikely bond with Charles Barkley

BOSTON — A chance meeting in a hotel lobby sparked an unlikely friendship between former NBA star Charles Barkley and a cat litter scientist in Iowa.
May says postponed Brexit vote to be held week of Jan 14

May says postponed Brexit vote to be held week of Jan 14

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain's Brexit agreement with the European Union will be held the week of Jan.
Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

Silicon Valley is becoming Silicon Nation. Google announced Monday it will spend more than $1 billion to build a new office complex in New York City that will allow the internet search giant to double the number of people it employs there.
Mother sues in case of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds

Mother sues in case of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds

PORTLAND, Maine — The mother of a toddler whose disappearance prompted the biggest criminal investigation in Maine history sued Monday in hopes of unearthing more details.
Pelosi flashes survival skills - and she'll need them in '19

Pelosi flashes survival skills - and she'll need them in '19

WASHINGTON — Rep. Nancy Pelosi is formidable but not immortal. The California Democrat seems to have sewn up her return as House speaker next month, but she also has accepted a maximum four-year expiration date on her tenure.
Not into bingo, 84-year-old Texas woman gets college degree

Not into bingo, 84-year-old Texas woman gets college degree

RICHARDSON, Texas — After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn't be blamed for finally relaxing, but that's not her.
Actor Geoffrey Rush accused of sexual misconduct

Actor Geoffrey Rush accused of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK — "Orange Is the New Black" actress Yael Stone alleged actor Geoffrey Rush engaged in sexually inappropriate behaviour when they starred in "The Diary of a Madman" in 2010.