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Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. His allies hope it will help him move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that he has dealt with so far....

Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial because of worldwide media reports that the actor's lawyers say brand him a "serial rapist."...

AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense....

Thousands throng to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday celebrations
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads....

AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord....

Former disciples describe storage annex for 'worst sinners'
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- It was the most dreaded place on the Word of Faith Fellowship grounds - a one-story, four-room structure that former members of the sect say was reserved for the most brutal physical and emotional punishment....

Activist to address immigration, health after Trump speech
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An activist who will deliver a Democratic response in Spanish to President Donald Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress plans to address his administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants and the need for affordable health care....

3 dead, 2 injured in plane that hits houses in California
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities said....

Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access oil pipeline work
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday about whether to stop the final bit of construction on the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, perhaps just days before it could start moving oil....

Iranian baby with heart defect impacted by Trump doing well
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Physicians say a 4-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition who was affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban is "out of the woods" and making good progress after her life-saving surgery last Friday....

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