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Democrats allege conspiracy

Democrats allege conspiracy

NEW YORK -- The national Democratic Party sued President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks on Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents.

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Last respects by the thousands

Last respects by the thousands

HOUSTON -- His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years.

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Southwest sought more time for inspections

Southwest sought more time for inspections

DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead.

Southwest pilot lauded for landing

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The pilot's voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended, telling air traffic control she had "149 souls" on board and was carrying 21,000 pounds -- or about five hours' worth -- of fuel.

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Passengers rushed to provide CPR to woman in plane emergency

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Syria keeps investigators from alleged poison site

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DOUMA, Syria -- Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.

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Trump lawyer forced to reveal surprise client

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NEW YORK -- A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trump's personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal a secret -- that he had also done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity.