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students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla
NEW YORK (AP) — The mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school — which killed 17 students and staff, and sparked nationwide student-led marches for gun control — was the top news story of 2018, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.  The No. 2...
In this March 15, 2015, file photo, an Apu cutout is displayed at a Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart Truck
NEW YORK (AP) — They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn could deliver. He is storming out the door. She is throwing his golf clubs after him. The music is jaunty. He is charmingly irritated. Then: He strides up to her,...
Aretha Franklin who passed away this year.
(AP) — In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a seemingly bygone era of U.S. politics. George H.W. Bush was a president, vice president, congressman, CIA director and Navy pilot during World War II, where he flew 58...
Pope Francis delivers his Christmas message
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish for fraternity among people of different nations, cultures, faiths, races or ideas, describing the world’s differences as a richness, not a danger, and championing the rights of religious minorities. His plea Tuesday for stronger bonds among...
Canadian Lt. Maj. Chris Hache takes a call while volunteering at the NORAD Tracks Santa center
DENVER (AP) — The government may be partially shut down, but that won’t stop hundreds of volunteers dressed in Christmas hats and military uniforms Monday from taking calls from children around the world who want to know when Santa will be coming. The military says the NORAD Tracks Santa won’t be...
 In this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, Madonna performs during the Women's March on Washington.
(AP) — A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: THE CLAIM: Madonna told Fox News: “I heavily regret my...
Nativity Scene in the East Room of the White House
(AP) — A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: THE CLAIM: As part of this year’s “Christmas Traditions”...
In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, the Salt Lake Temple, is shown
WASHINGTON (AP) — About two-thirds of Mormon voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but President Donald Trump’s approval rating among members of the faith lagged behind, according to a nationwide survey of midterm voters. And as Republican Sen. Mitt Romney prepares to join...
This Oct. 28, 1986, file photo shows Rosa Parks at Ellis Island
(AP) — A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Rosa Parks’ Daughter Praises Trump’s Response...
Adam Sandler
(AP) — A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: Charlottesville Killer Was Hillary Supporter,...

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