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From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power
NEW YORK (AP) -- People participating in marches in the United States and around the world walked in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on the anniversary of his inauguration....

The Latest: New Jersey's first lady tells marchers, #MeToo
The Latest on women's marches around the world (all times local):...

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown....

Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life....

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected
NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse....

Small-town budgets hurting from loss of mini Walmarts
LUTHER, Okla. (AP) -- Luther sold its youth football field to Walmart about three years ago so that the company could build one of its Express stores, using the money from the sale and the new tax revenue to pay off the roughly $200,000 in debt that resulted from an embezzlement scandal involving the former town treasurer....

Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town
Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running....

Maine town manager leads segregation group, promotes whites
JACKMAN, Maine (AP) -- The town manager of a rural Maine community says he's the leader of a racial segregationist group, and he believes the United States would be better off if people of different races were to "voluntarily separate."...

Records: Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolar
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After three months of investigation, police have learned more about Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock: He was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend....

Congressman denies allegation in misconduct claim he settled
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that the New York Times reports stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide after she rejected his romantic overtures....

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Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
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Correction: Women's Marches story

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Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

Small-town budgets hurting from loss of mini Walmarts

Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts

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Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten