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1 killed in blaze on 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York

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| Officials said four firefighters also suffered minor injuries. The cause of the fire is not yet known but an investigation is ongoing.

Trump administration seeks new border crackdown

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The White House has announced plans to end a policy often called "catch and release." The administration also will bring tougher charges against first-time illegal border crossers.

US job growth slows with 103,000 added in March

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The American job market recorded its 90th consecutive month of net growth in March — but growth was much slower than analysts had expected.

US orders sanctions on Russian oligarchs, officials — including Putin's son-in-law

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The Treasury Department says 12 companies owned by the oligarchs are also targeted, along with a state-owned arms-dealing company and a subsidiary bank.

'Concerned' evangelicals plan to meet with Trump as sex scandals swirl

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Trump denies knowledge of a payment to a porn star to cover up a sexual encounter. Evangelical leaders, worried about the midterms, have arranged a meeting with the president at Trump's D.C. hotel.

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Surgeon general urges more Americans to carry opioid antidote

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Police officers and EMTs often have naloxone at the ready. Access to the drug for the general public has been eased in the past few years, too.

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60 US diplomats leave Russian posts, expelled over spy poisoning dispute

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The Americans include 58 employees of the U.S. embassy in Moscow and two staff members of the Consulate General in the Ural city of Yekaterinburg.

Trump order will send National Guard troops to Mexican border

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The move has many precedents. Every president since Ronald Reagan has called on the National Guard for limited, temporary missions along the frontier.

Despite swirl of conspiracy theories, investigators say the MLK case is closed

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Fifty years after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., alternate theories about his death continue to flourish. Three men who investigated the crime said they're confident in their conclusions.

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