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At Least 15 People Dead After Crowded SUV Collides With Truck In California

| Hospital officials say they believe the SUV had 27 people in it when it collided with a semitruck that was carrying gravel.

The Florida Democratic Party Has A Problem: It's Broke And Disorganized

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After losing two seats in Congress and several in the legislature in November's election, Florida's Democratic Party is soul searching with a new party chairman at the helm.

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Gov. Cuomo Grants N.Y. AG's Request To Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Two former aides to Cuomo have come forward with complaints of sexual harassment during their time in his administration. The investigation's findings will be disclosed in a public report.

In Pope Francis, Biden Has A Potential Ally — Who Shares The Same Catholic Detractors

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The pope and the president share liberal stances on climate change and economic disparity. A theology scholar argues U.S. Catholic Church leadership is increasingly allied with the political right.

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Former French President Sarkozy Found Guilty Of Corruption, Sentenced To Jail

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Nicolas Sarkozy, who served as president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted of bribery and influence peddling. He was sentenced to three years in jail, with two of the years suspended.

Virginia Lawmakers Sign Off On Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

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The bill would legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults starting in 2024. But some Democrats and advocates say the legislation doesn't do enough to address racial disparites in drug laws.

Alaska Town Now Vaccinating Everyone 16 And Older

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Everyone in Sitka, Alaska, who's age 16 or older can get the COVID-19 vaccination. The tribal health service there has been so efficient, they've already vaccinated those at higher risk.

Report On Khashoggi Killing Prompts Calls For Penalties Against Crown Prince

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Lawmakers and journalists are calling on President Biden to punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a report found he had approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

At Least 25 Dead After Prison Break In Haiti In Which Hundreds Of Inmates Escaped

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As of late Friday, more than 200 inmates were still on the run, according to authorities. The outbreak is another setback for a country gripped by political turmoil and gang violence.