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                                Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

Democrats elect Perez party chairman on second ballot

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                                Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 11:54 am
Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman on Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman after a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump. Read More
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                                The Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the U.S.

Muhammad Ali’s son detained at airport: ‘Are you Muslim?’

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                                The Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the U.S.
Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Read More
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                                Adam Purinton, who has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the Wednesday night shooting at a crowded bar in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe. One man was killed and two were injured in the shooting.

Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a ‘drunken mess,’ not political

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                                Adam Purinton, who has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the Wednesday night shooting at a crowded bar in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe. One man was killed and two were injured in the shooting.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm
A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a “drunken mess” after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday. Read More
 
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                                The Supreme Court’s task is deciding whether the law, meant to prevent communications between sex offenders and minors via social media, is so broad that it violates the Constitution’s free-speech protections.

Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

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                                The Supreme Court’s task is deciding whether the law, meant to prevent communications between sex offenders and minors via social media, is so broad that it violates the Constitution’s free-speech protections.
Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word. Read More
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                                The beaches adjacent to the Tijuana Estuary are posted with signs declaring them unsafe due to pollution that flows through the estuary after feeding in from Tijuana, Mexico in Imperial Beach, Calif.

Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border

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                                The beaches adjacent to the Tijuana Estuary are posted with signs declaring them unsafe due to pollution that flows through the estuary after feeding in from Tijuana, Mexico in Imperial Beach, Calif.
Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report. Read More
 
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                                Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, foreground left, addresses the media in front of the New York Times offices, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 in New York. Maloney voiced outrage over the White House decision to block The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico and others from a press briefing in Washington.

NY congresswoman urges open White House press briefings

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                                Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, foreground left, addresses the media in front of the New York Times offices, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 in New York. Maloney voiced outrage over the White House decision to block The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico and others from a press briefing in Washington.
A New York congresswoman has voiced outrage over the White House decision to block The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico and others from a press briefing. Read More
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                                Mohamed Farah poses at his office in Minneapolis. Farah is executive director of Ka Joog, a group that works to engage Somali youth in Minnesota. The group rejected $500,000 in federal funding earlier this month, saying the actions and statements of President Donald Trump are anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant.

Minnesota Somali group: Rejecting federal grant was right

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                                Mohamed Farah poses at his office in Minneapolis. Farah is executive director of Ka Joog, a group that works to engage Somali youth in Minnesota. The group rejected $500,000 in federal funding earlier this month, saying the actions and statements of President Donald Trump are anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant.
The leaders of a Minnesota nonprofit that works to improve the lives of young Somalis knew the stakes were high when they rejected $500,000 in federal funding earlier this month. Read More
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                                Teams compete against each other playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive during the Dreamhack Masters e-sports tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A permanent 15,000 square-foot e-sports facility is scheduled to open in Las Vegas.

Vegas gets e-sports arena in effort to attract millennials

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                                Teams compete against each other playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive during the Dreamhack Masters e-sports tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A permanent 15,000 square-foot e-sports facility is scheduled to open in Las Vegas.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 8:13 am
The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. Read More
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                                Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market.

Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

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                                Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market.
Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed. Read More
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                                A giant Oscar statue at The Oscars Greenroom in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards will be held Sunday.

Syrian who worked on nominated film can’t attend Oscars

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                                A giant Oscar statue at The Oscars Greenroom in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards will be held Sunday.
U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation’s civil war, “The White Helmets,” that has been nominated for an Academy Award. Read More
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                                With the outcome of Saturday’s vote uncertain, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, left, and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, right, made a final push Friday to cajole support from the hundreds of state party leaders, donors and activists who make up the Democratic National Committee and determine the party’s direction.

As party rebuilds, Democrats seek a new DNC leader

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                                With the outcome of Saturday’s vote uncertain, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, left, and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, right, made a final push Friday to cajole support from the hundreds of state party leaders, donors and activists who make up the Democratic National Committee and determine the party’s direction.
Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories. Read More
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                                Hawaii opposite Stijn van Tilburg puts down a kill against Pepperdine outside hitter Alex Harthaller during the third set.

No. 4 Hawaii sweeps No. 10 Pepperdine

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                                Hawaii opposite Stijn van Tilburg puts down a kill against Pepperdine outside hitter Alex Harthaller during the third set.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 10:34 pm
Sophomore opposite Stijn van Tilburg put down 15 kills with just one error and No. 4 Hawaii swept No. 10 Pepperdine, 25-21, 25-19, 25-11 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball match tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read More
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                                Hawaii pitcher Dominic DeMiero worked against San Francisco during the first inning.

Rainbows fall in 11 innings again

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                                Hawaii pitcher Dominic DeMiero worked against San Francisco during the first inning.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 10:24 pm
The University of Hawaii baseball team lost a game — 3-1 to San Francisco — and its cool tonight at Les Murakami Stadium. Read More

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