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The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district.
"We know that people in Kansas, just like everywhere else in this country, just like families in the Bronx, just want a fair shake," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the surprise winner in a New York House primary last month, told a frenetic crowd of more than 3,000 in a Kansas suburb of Kansas City.
Headlining a rally with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez sought to infuse the final weeks of Democrat Brent Welder's congressional primary campaign with the enthusiasm that lifted her over 20-year Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley last month.
The Mega Millions drawing took place Friday night, offering players a $433 million jackpot — the 6th largest in the lottery game's history.
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More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely would not have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.
Tracy Beck, of Kansas City, Missouri, said she recalled the family members waiting in line. After they stopped for a picture, she said, a ticket taker realized they should have boarded at a different location and reassigned them.
The grief-stricken community, known for its country shows and entertainment, hosted two vigils Friday night. About 300 people gathered in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks of Branson and others mourned at a church, singing "Amazing Grace" at both locations.
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Trump said "I don’t see any reason why it would be" Russia who hacked Democrats in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Friday.
While they said the payment was never made, the recording by attorney Michael Cohen adds to questions about whether Trump tried to quash damaging stories in the run-up to his 2016 election.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer of mutual assistance in criminal investigations with the United States this week might have sounded diplomatic — President Donald Trump called it an "incredible offer" on Monday and the White House took it seriously.
But in Congress and the diplomatic community, it was received like a bat to the head. Many argued that by cooperating Trump would be exposing Americans serving their country to made-up charges just for doing their jobs. And on Thursday, after days of bipartisan backlash, the White House officially shot the idea down.
Behind Putin's offer appears to be an focus on a six-year-old U.S. sanctions law called the Magnitsky Act.
Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize winning restaurant critic for the L.A. Times is dead at 57.
Police chased a man driving a stolen tractor through the streets of Denver Friday night.
An NGO claims it cleaned up over 30 tons of plastic waste off the coast of Santo Domingo.
President Donald Trump’s refusal to publicly condemn Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election until a wall of bipartisan criticism forced a series of White House walk-backs appears to be following a familiar script.
Possible pivotal points in his presidency leave his supporters unfazed as Trump breaks norms, forcing his advisers to struggle with the fallout.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters," Trump famously said during a 2016 campaign rally.
Yes, each time Trump has weathered the criticism. Will it be any different now?
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The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available.
Bayer said the safety of its Essure implant has not changed, but it will stop selling the device at the end of the year due to weak sales.
The German company had billed the device as the only non-surgery sterilization method for women. As complaints mounted and demand slipped, it stopped Essure sales in Canada, Europe, South America, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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Israel struck Hamas targets in Gaza on Friday, killing at least four Palestinians, after gunmen killed an Israeli soldier near the border, officials said.
Israeli military officials said a "terrorist squad" fired at troops, killing one soldier, NBC News reported. The military did not specify the condition of the other soldiers who came under fire.
"Hamas chose to escalate the security situation — and will bear the consequences for its actions," the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
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Brazil's National Indian Foundation released footage from 2011 of an indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe chopping down a tree in the Amazon.
JetBlue Airways Corp. is restructuring its operations and "eliminating a number of positions" through layoffs, buyouts and attrition, spokesman Doug McGraw confirmed Friday.
The low-cost carrier called mandatory meetings at its Long Island City headquarters Friday to lay out the details of the plan following a review of its organization over the last several months, CNBC reported.
The cuts will mostly impact the company's behind-the-scenes operations in New York, not flight crews, McGraw said. The company is trying to lessen the blow by cutting positions as people resign and offering compensation packages to employees who leave voluntarily, he said.
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Newly released video shows rare images of a so-called uncontacted indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe in Brazil's Amazon.
The images show a man chopping down a tree. The sound of his ax hitting the trunk and bird calls can be heard.