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9-Day Student Protest At Howard University Ends With A Deal

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Students occupying the administration building at Howard University in Washington, D.C., called an end to the protest after school officials promised to meet most of their demands.

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Trump Administration Seeks New Border Crackdown

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors to consider tougher charges against people who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time.

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Hungary’s Satirical ‘Two-Tailed Dog’ Party Will Debut In Sunday Elections

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A man holds a dog as supporters of the Two-Tailed Dog Party march in the streets in Budapest on March 15.

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Full Transcript: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg On Protecting User Data

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Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg speaks onstage during The 2018 MAKERS Conference at NeueHouse Hollywood on February 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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South Korea’s Ex-President Sentenced To 24 Years For Corruption

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Supporters of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye with her portrait stage a rally to call for her release near the Seoul Central District Court on Friday.

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‘Concerned’ Evangelicals Plan To Meet With Trump As Sex Scandals Swirl

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Donald Trump seen during at a church in Las Vegas in October 2016. White evangelicals fueled his campaign, but some now worry about recent sex scandals and the affect they could have on the midterms.

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U.S. Farmers Likely Among Hardest Hit By Chinese Tarriffs

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We’re going to go to rural Missouri now for another view of the tense trade situation between the U.S. and China. Today, China announced possible tariffs on $50 billion worth of U.S. goods. Like actual tariffs imposed earlier this week, the additional ones now being threatened target farmers, some of America’s most successful exporters. Frank Morris ...

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Surgeon General Urges More Americans To Carry Opioid Antidote

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams is recommending that more Americans be prepared to save people from opioid overdoses.

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Brazil’s Lula Must Begin Prison Sentence During Appeals, High Court Rules

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Brazilian former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks on March 19 in Brazil. He lead in opinion polls and says the case against him is to prevent him from running for president again.

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Suspect Dead In Shooting At YouTube Headquarters

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Police say a woman opened fire at YouTube’s offices in San Bruno, Calif., around lunchtime today. She is dead, police say from a self-inflicted wound. Three people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Sam Harnett of member station KQED has been covering this. He joins us now from outside YouTube’s offices. And, Sam, we ...

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U.N. ‘Actively Looking’ At Afghan Airstrike That Reportedly Killed Dozens

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A wounded resident receives treatment at a hospital after an Afghan airstrike in Kunduz on Tuesday.

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Democrats Claim Victory In Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Race

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Tuesday, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet won a 10-year seat on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. The supposedly nonpartisan race turned out to be a partisan-driven slugfest heading into the fall midterms.

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