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By Bill Pennington FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — An instant after a violent collision Saturday evening in the pivotal, hard-fought game between New England and Buffalo, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman lay motionless on the turf as if unconscious. It was, Edelman said hours later, a ruse. When he slammed into Bills defensive back Jordan Poyer while running a crossing route e…

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By Nicholas Fandos WASHINGTON — A fiercely divided House Judiciary Committee pushed President Trump to the brink of impeachment on Friday, voting along party lines to approve charges that he abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress. After a fractious two-day debate steeped in the Constitution and shaped by the realities of a hyperpartisan era in America…

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Sen. Kamala Harris of California dropped out of the Democratic presidential race Tuesday after months of slumping poll numbers, a dramatic comedown after her campaign began with significant promise. The decision to drop out of the race comes after upheaval among staff and disarray among Harris' own allies. She told supporters in an email Tuesday that she lacked the mone…

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By Sharon LaFraniere and Zach Montague WASHINGTON – Roger Stone, a former aide and longtime friend of President Donald Trump, was found guilty on Friday of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election in what prosecutors said was an effort to protect Trump. Stone, 67, was charged with lying to the House Intelligence Commit…

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By Ian Austen OTTAWA — Don Cherry, the colorfully dressed fixture of “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcasts, was fired on Monday after comments that were widely viewed as a racist attack on the patriotism of immigrants. “Following further discussions with Don Cherry after Saturday night’s broadcast, it has been decided it is the right time for him to immediately step do…

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WASHINGTON – President Trump announced on Sunday that a commando raid in Syria this weekend had targeted and resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State, claiming a significant victory even as American forces are pulling out of the area. "Last night, the United States brought the world's number one terrorist to justice," Tr…

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WASHINGTON – Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's loyal and sometimes combative communications director, will replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary, the first lady announced Tuesday. She will also take on the added role of communications director, a job that has been vacant since the departure of Bill Shine in March. Grisham joined the Trump cam…

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By Christopher Mele A Virginia Beach city worker walked into a municipal building on Friday afternoon and fired on co-workers indiscriminately, killing at least 11 people and injuring six others, the authorities said. Chief James A. Cervera of the Virginia Beach Police Department said the gunman, who was a current, longtime city employee, was dead after officers open…

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By Sharon LaFraniere and Eileen Sullivan WASHINGTON – Robert Mueller, the special counsel, on Wednesday characterized for the first time his investigation of whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, saying “if we had confidence the president did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” In what he said would be his only comments on his nearly two-year inq…

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By Bruce Weber Tim Conway, whose gallery of innocent goofballs, stammering bystanders, transparent connivers, oblivious knuckleheads and hapless bumblers populated television comedy and variety shows for more than half a century, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 85. His death was confirmed by his publicist, Howard Bragman. With a sweetly cherubic face, a decept…

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By Ellen Barry and Palko Karasz LONDON – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, whose marriage last year brought historic change to Britain's royal family, on Monday welcomed a son, the first interracial baby in the monarchy's recent history. The newborn is seventh in line to the British throne, behind his father, Prince Harry. It is not clear whether the child will receive…

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By Melissa Hoppert The speedy Maximum Security, the only undefeated horse in the field, had appeared to win the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at rain-soaked Churchill Downs to keep his streak intact, but an objection lodged by what appeared to be the second- and third-place finishers (Country House at 65-1 and Code of Honor at 14-1) led to his disqualification. Af…

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By Peter Baker Attorney General William Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he did not misrepresent the report by special counsel Robert Mueller, despite Mueller’s complaint that the attorney general’s initial public letter describing the investigation’s findings did not capture its full context. In a letter from the special counsel to the atto…

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By Christopher Mele A man has been taken into custody in connection with a shooting at a synagogue in California on Saturday afternoon that resulted in injuries, authorities said. The Poway Station of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said on Twitter that the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. local time at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, California,…

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[The Justice Department has released a redacted version of the Mueller report on Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Read the report here.] By Peter Baker WASHINGTON – The Justice Department on Thursday released a redacted version of the long-awaited report by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, on his inquiry into Russian interfe…