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Outspoken general named Trump's top security adviser

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors.

Anti-Trump rallies crop up again on 'Not My President's Day'

NEW YORK/CHICAGO Renewed protests against U.S. President Donald Trump flared on the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, with grassroots activists vowing to take to the streets in dozens of cities in "Not My President's Day" rallies. | Video

Feb 20 2017

U.S. top court spurns Alabama death row inmate; Sotomayor outraged

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a death row inmate's challenge to Alabama's execution method, prompting liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the court should have considered whether the lethal injection procedures amounted to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.

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Passengers walk through JFK checkpoint without being screened: NBC

Eleven passengers walked through a security checkpoint without being screened before apparently boarding planes at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday, national media reported.

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Washington memorials defaced by graffiti over holiday weekend

WASHINGTON Three of Washington's best-known monuments were defaced with graffiti over the Presidents Day weekend, the third major vandalism of memorials in the U.S. capital since 2013, a National Park Service spokesman said on Tuesday.

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U.S. Powerball lottery jackpot snowballs past $400 million

NEW YORK The expected jackpot in the U.S. lottery Powerball has surpassed $400 million for one of the few times in its history ahead of the next drawing on Wednesday night.

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Jewish centers report bomb threats across United States

MILWAUKEE Several Jewish community centers (JCC) across the United States were evacuated for a time on Monday after receiving bomb threats, the latest wave of threatened attacks against them this year, the national umbrella organization said.

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UPS tests drone deliveries in Florida with eye to cost cuts

Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc tested home delivery by drone in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, the first step in what the company hopes will be a move toward more automated delivery.

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Refugee claimants from U.S. strain Canada's border resources

HEMMINGFORD, Quebec Canadian police said on Monday they had bolstered their presence at the Quebec border and that border authorities had created a temporary refugee center to process a growing number of asylum seekers crossing from the United States.

5:57am EST

California police officer fatally shot while investigating car accident

A California police officer responding to a traffic accident in the Los Angeles area was fatally shot on Monday by a gang member who was involved in the collision, a law enforcement spokesman said. | Video

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