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Netanyahu Tries to Leave Graft Charges Behind on Visit to Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the Trump White House this week will give him an opportunity to divert attention from a widening corruption probe to a stage where he can showcase achievements. But while he is sure to trumpet successes such as winning U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, behind the scenes…

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Avalanche closes Mammoth Mountain, popular California ski destination, after eight partially buried

In this photo provided by the Heavenly Mountain Resort, fresh snow covers most of a table and chairs Friday, March 2, 2018, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (Photo: AP) An avalanche closed a popular ski destination in California on Saturday after eight people were partially buried in snow and rescue crews scoured the area for…

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Trump on China’s Xi consolidating power: ‘Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day’

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Florida Senate passes, immediately reverses temporary ban on AR-15 sales

Last Updated Mar 3, 2018 8:13 PM EST TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It appeared Florida’s upper chamber had approved a ban on AR-15-style rifles Saturday, but a later roll call vote clarified that it did not have the votes to pass. After it appeared the two-year moratorium on the sale, delivery and transfer of AR-15-style rifles…

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AIPAC to renew commitment to advance Israeli agenda

Correction 4/3/2018: A previous version of this article stated that AIPAC membership has reached 500,000. This is incorrect. According to latest estimates from AIPAC, the lobby group says it has more than 100,000 members. Washington, DC – The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, is holding its 2018 policy conference in Washington, DC, on…

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Full Monty python: Florida snake swallows deer heavier than itself

Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida recently came upon something they had never seen before: an 11ft python that had consumed an entire deer that weighed more than the snake itself. The wildlife biologists stumbled upon the bloated snake in Collier Seminole state park. When they moved it, it began regurgitating a white-tailed deer…

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The Nintendo Switch made me swear off physical games

I got my Switch exactly a year ago today, and I’ve spent hundreds of hours (and dollars) on games for Nintendo’s newest console. But unlike every other console I’ve owned, I’ve bought exactly one physical game for the Switch — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — which I preordered alongside my Switch…

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At least 6 killed in deadly storm, thousands without power

The nor’easter moved out to sea Saturday, but not before it knocked out power to more than 900,000 customers from the mid-Atlantic to New England. “People in these homes need to plan for a prolonged outage,” Kurt Schwartz, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, said Friday night. “This is a multi-day restoration event.” By…

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John Kelly Acknowledges He Mishandled Accusations About Rob Porter

Mr. Kelly also said that Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, had been unaware of an issue with Mr. Porter’s background investigation, even though Mr. Porter had mentioned to Mr. McGahn in January 2017 that he was worried that his former wives had damaging information against him. (That month, his first wife, Colbie…

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Authorities: California family lived in filthy desert hovel

The mounds of trash, old toys and furniture caught the attention of a Southern California sheriff’s deputy passing through the desert earlier this week. As he approached, he spotted a hovel cobbled together with plywood and plastic sheeting. And then came the shocking discovery that a couple and their three children — ages 11 to…