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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks at the Dept. of Justice's Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go onAP source: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told Sen. Lindsey Graham that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will proceed
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US cutting counterterror forces in AfricaThe Pentagon says it is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and is studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world
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Friends of Cody Gifford-Coffman hug his father Jason during his funeral service at Perez Family Chapel in Camarillo, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, after they spoke about how Cody saved their lives during the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill. The 22-year-old was among a dozen people killed in a Nov. 7 shooting at the country music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Sarah Reingewirtz/The Orange County Register via AP)
Thousands warmly recall officer hailed as bar shooting heroThe sheriff's sergeant who gave his life saving others during a mass shooting last week was remember warmly as at turns, a loving family man, a devoted servant of God and, when the situation arose, a hero
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South Dakota turkeys head to White House seeking pardonsA pair of South Dakota turkeys will make their way to the nation's capital in the hopes of receiving presidential pardons and avoiding ending up as Thanksgiving dinner at the White House
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White official tells black woman he belongs to 'master race'A white county commissioner in northeast Kansas said he belongs to "the master race" as he critiqued a land-use proposal by a black city planner at a board meeting
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Jennifer and Tony Montalto, the parents of shooting victim Gina Montalto watch videos from the school shooting during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission meets Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Criticized deputy refuses to testify about school massacreThe then-sheriff's deputy who was on campus during the Florida high school massacre didn't appear to answer an investigative panel's questions
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, Golden Globe statues appear at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards nominations at the Beverly Hilton hotel  in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is giving $300,000 to help the victims of California’s wildfires and their families. The organization best known as the creators and organizers of the Golden Globe Awards on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 announced the donation to four organizations that also include money for victims and families of last week’s mass shooting in Southern California.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Golden Globes group gives $300,000 to wildfire victimsThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association is giving $300,000 to help the victims of California's deadly wildfires
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Palm Beach County Supervisor Of Elections Susan Bucher speaks to members of the media at the Supervisor of Elections office, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems, and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. Bucher said the machines underwent maintenance right before the election, but "I don't think they were designed to work 24/7." (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
The Latest: Florida Senate race likely headed to 2nd recountFlorida officials say the governor's race seems to be settled after a machine recount, but the U.S. Senate race seems likely to go to a hand recount
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Gregory Bush enters Jefferson County Circuit Court Division 2 to be arraigned, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. Bush, charged with killing two black shoppers at a Kentucky grocery store, appeared in court as family members of the victims looked on.  Bush was indicted this week on two counts of murder, wanton endangerment and one count of attempted murder. He pleaded not guilty to all charges during the brief court hearing Friday morning.  (David R. Lutman /Courier Journal via AP, Pool)
Hate-crime indictments returned in Kentucky grocery killingsA federal grand jury in Kentucky has charged a white man with three hate crimes in the shooting deaths of two African-Americans last month at a grocery
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Forest Service chief vows to end sexual harassment at agencyThe new chief of the U.S. Forest Service faced tough questions from a congressional panel over her plan to curb abuse within its ranks
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Official: Alabama prosecutor wounded, ex-trooper was suspectAuthorities say a prosecutor was shot and wounded in rural western Alabama before officers fatally wounded the suspect, a former state trooper
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters during an election night watch party in Atlanta. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, The Associated Press has found that stories circulating on the internet that U.S. District Judge Leslie Abrams, sister of the gubernatorial hopeful, presided over a complaint related to the too-close-to-call governor’s race, are untrue. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Absentee ballots reviewed in heated Georgia governor's raceAs the candidates in the disputed race for Georgia governor retreat further into their corners, counties across the state have begun a court-ordered process of reviewing absentee ballots and counting those previously rejected.
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