This Sept. 17, 2019, photo shows refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room of the White House in Washington. Sunlight streaming into the Red Room had left

First lady Melania Trump has done a lot to spruce up White House

Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency.
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Guantanamo Bay costs U.S. $13 million per prisoner

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Members of the military saluted the U.S. flag in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in April. Set up nearly 18 years ago to house detainees in the war on terrorism
With the world's most expensive detention program taking on a sprawling and permanent feel, the expense is likely to continue far into the future.

Car smashes into lobby of Trump Plaza in New York

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Workers remove a black Mercedes-Benz that crashed into the lobby of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Authorities said th
Police say a car has smashed through the glass-doored front lobby of the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York.
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, Robert O'Brien, U.S. Special Envoy Ambassador, arrives at the district court in Stockholm, Sweden, where U.S

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's naming hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien, who Trump had monitor the criminal case in Sweden against American rapper A$AP Rocky, as his new national security adviser.
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Federal plan to end state mileage standards draws criticism

The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.
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Explosion at Maryland school injures child, 2 adults

An explosion in the boiler room of a Maryland school has injured a child and two adults.
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DNR wants to rename Peshtigo River State Forest

The state Department of Natural Resources wants to rename a state forest after a former Democratic governor.
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Dad charged in St. Louis fire that nearly killed 4 children

A father whose four young children were allegedly left alone and nearly killed in a St. Louis house fire has been charged with four counts of child endangerment.
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Residents seek backup power as storms, fires cause blackouts

Climate change has led to deadlier wildfire seasons in the American West and more severe hurricanes and storms barreling up the Southern and Eastern coasts. The dramatic weather frequently knocks out power, leading some residents of storm-ridden or fire-prone areas to seek backup power options for their homes.
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Saving pets: Program lends hand to low-income animal owners

Of all the animals peering sadly through the cage bars of shelters across the country, 25% of them once had an owner who gave them up for one reason or another, according to national statistics.
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APNewsBreak: Alabama man arrested in terrorism probe

An Alabama man has been apprehended as part of a yearslong terrorism probe in which the FBI says he told agents he would execute a U.S. soldier if ordered to do so by the Islamic State group.
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Humana co-founder David Jones Sr. dies

David A. Jones Sr., who invested $1,000 to start a nursing home company that eventually became the $37 billion health insurance giant Humana Inc., has…
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Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages

In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported.
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Markets Right Now: Stocks fall as market waits on Fed

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Flash flood risk persists in Texas as Imelda moves inland

Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana as the tropical depression moves inland over the next few days.
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Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Bermuda's government called up troops and urged people on the British Atlantic island to make final preparations for an expected close brush Wednesday with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm. Authorities ordered early closings of schools, transportation and government offices.
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Federal lawsuit filed over 2017 St. Louis protest arrests

A federal lawsuit alleges that St. Louis police officers mistreated scores of protesters two years ago.
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Facebook slashes price, size of Portal video call gadget

Facebook is slashing the price and the size of the Portal, its screen and camera-equipped gadget for making video calls with friends and family as it attempts to get the device into more homes.
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Dillinger family members apply again to exhume his grave

Family members of 1930s gangster John Dillinger have submitted a new application to exhume his Indianapolis gravesite.
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Police to share more info about Virginia Beach mass shooting

Police in Virginia Beach say they'll release the findings of their investigation into the mass shooting that killed 12 people at a municipal building.
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Indictment made public for man charged in El Paso attack

Officials in Texas have released the grand jury indictment filed last week against a 21-year-old man accused of killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart last month.
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Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers that brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day.
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Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, references a copy of the Mueller Report that he requested, as he testifies to t

Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at 1st impeachment hearing

The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics."