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Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron
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Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron

By ANGELA CHARLTON,  Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between “yellow vest” protesters and police that left at least 71 injured in the French capital and caused widespread damage...

Questions remain about details of Alabama mall shooting
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Questions remain about details of Alabama mall shooting

By JAY REEVES,  Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — What exactly happened inside Alabama’s largest shopping mall on Thanksgiving night when police shot and killed a black man, sparking weeks of protests? That question remains unanswered more than two weeks later. The name of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. has become a rallying point for demonstrators...

Oklahoma’s Murray beats Alabama’s Tagovailoa for Heisman
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Oklahoma’s Murray beats Alabama’s Tagovailoa for Heisman

By RALPH D. RUSSO,  AP College Football Write NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won college football’s most prestigious individual award Saturday...

White House chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end
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White House chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control of the House....

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US hiring slowed to 155K jobs, jobless rate stayed 3.7%

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate remained 3.7%, nearly a five-decade low,...

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Church names 29 men accused of misconduct in south Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Almost 30 priests, deacons and other men have been “credibly accused” of sexual misconduct in south Alabama dating back to 1950, the Roman Catholic Church said Thursday as it released their names. Statements released along with a letter from Archbishop Thomas Rodi Jr. show that of 29 men suspected of wrongdoing,...

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Lawyers: Prison system in contempt of staffing order

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys for inmates are asking a federal judge to find the Alabama prison system in contempt of a court order to boost prison mental health staffing. Lawyers wrote in a Thursday motion that the Department of Corrections is “woefully short” of required staffing levels. Attorneys for inmates wrote that a court...

Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details
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Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. The special counsel and federal prosecutors in New York will have to file...

State spokeswoman Trump’s expected choice for UN ambassador
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State spokeswoman Trump’s expected choice for UN ambassador

By CATHERINE LUCEY, MATTHEW LEE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce he will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, officials familiar with the plans said. Two administration officials confirmed Trump’s plans Thursday. A Republican congressional aide said...

For-profit college closes operations, surprising students
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For-profit college closes operations, surprising students

By JEFF AMY and COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains announced Wednesday that it was abruptly closing in dozens of locations nationwide, after its accrediting agency suspended approval. Birmingham, Alabama-based Education Corp. of America said it was closing schools operating as Virginia College, Brightwood College, Brightwood...