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Oregon GOP legislator ousted over state Capitol breach

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican lawmakers voted with majority Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives to take the historic step of expelling a Republican member who let violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol on Dec. 21.
Lawmakers remove state legislator over Oregon Capitol breach

Lawmakers remove state legislator over Oregon Capitol breach

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Lawmakers in Oregon on Thursday night expelled a Republican legislator who let violent, far-right protesters into the Statehouse. Rep. Mike Nearman was the first member of the House to be expelled in its 160-year history.
NY Times: Trump DOJ investigated House Dems, seized data

NY Times: Trump DOJ investigated House Dems, seized data

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats called for an investigation on Thursday after The New York Times reported that the Justice Department under President Donald Trump seized the communications data of members of the H
Schembechler son, players say Michigan coach knew of abuse

Schembechler son, players say Michigan coach knew of abuse

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Macron to reduce French military troops in Africa's Sahel

Macron to reduce French military troops in Africa's Sahel

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announced the future reduction of France’s military presence fighting Islamic extremism in Africa’s Sahel region.
French man gets 4-month prison sentence for slapping Macron

French man gets 4-month prison sentence for slapping Macron

VALENCE, France (AP) — A 28-year-old Frenchman who described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” was sentenced to four months in prison Thursday for slapping President Emmanuel Macron in the face.

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' pleads guilty to US charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire.
Pope rejects German cardinal's resignation, urges reform

Pope rejects German cardinal's resignation, urges reform

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis refused Thursday to accept the resignation offered by German Cardinal Reinhard Marx over the sex abuse scandal in the church, but said a process of reform was necessary and that every bishop must take responsibility for the “
Myanmar military plane crash kills 12, including senior monk

Myanmar military plane crash kills 12, including senior monk

BANGKOK (AP) — A well-known senior Buddhist monk was among at least 12 people who died when a plane belonging to Myanmar’s military crashed Thursday in the country’s central Mandalay region, state media reported.
Bear found stuck on power pole in southern Arizona city

Bear found stuck on power pole in southern Arizona city

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) — A bear in Arizona emerged unscathed from quite the power trip when it became stuck on a utility pole.