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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. Smollett, who is black and gay, has said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs early Jan. 29, 2019. Chicago police said on Saturday, Feb. 16, "the trajectory of the investigation" into the reported attack on Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the "Empire" actor. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
The Latest: Fox says Smollet a pro on set, role not cutFox Television says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "continues to be a consummate professional on set" and has reiterated that he's not being written out of the show
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Head of Marine Le Pen's party list for the European Parliament elections, Jordan Bardella speaks during an interview with Associated Press in Nanterre, outside Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
French far-right EU candidate says his party equals progressThe top French far-right candidate in European parliamentary elections says that his party epitomizes progress with its return to the grassroots of a fortress France
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Women and children ride in the back of a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, in Baghouz, eastern Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The evacuation signals the end of a week long standoff and opens the way to U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recapture the territory. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclaveTrucks carrying civilians leave last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo, John Byrd of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's Central Identification Laboratory speaks to reporters on recently repatriated remains from North Korea  at the White House in Washington. Byrd told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, the remains of at least a couple more American soldiers killed in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by North Korea. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
More US remains from Korean War nearing final IDA U.S. government scientist says the remains of at least a couple more American soldiers killed in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by North Korea
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Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican for his weekly general audience, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Abuse survivors demand Vatican transparency, accountabilitySurvivors of clergy sexual abuse have met with organizers of a Vatican prevention summit and demanded zero tolerance for abusers and for religious superiors to be held accountable when they protect priests who rape and molest children
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Juan Carlos Cruz talks to journalists prior to the start of a meeting with organizers of the summit on preventing sexual abuse at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. A dozen survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of Pope Francis' landmark summit on preventing abuse and protecting children. Chilean survivor Juan Carlos Cruz, who was asked by the Vatican to invite survivors to the meeting, told reporters Wednesday that Francis would not be attending, as had been rumored. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
The Latest: Pope meets advocates for Polish abuse victimsA Polish lawmaker says she and a group of activists handed Pope Francis a report on alleged cases of priests sexually abusing children in Poland
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, the logos of Huawei are displayed at its retail shop window reflecting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. The head of Britain's cybersecurity agency says government oversight of Huawei has proven it can flag up security problems, suggesting he doesn't think the Chinese company needs to be banned from supplying mobile networks. Ciaran Martin, the CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre, also said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 that one of the conditions for maintaining good cybersecurity is having "sustainable diversity" in the telecommunications equipment supplier market. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approachBritain's cybersecurity chief says the country can handle the risks involved with using mobile networks made by China's Huawei
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Matesic, right, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
US stocks edge higher in midday trading, extending gainsU.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday, extending modest gains from a day earlier, as investors reviewed the latest batch of company earnings reports
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High court rules for retired US marshal in W.Va. tax disputeThe Supreme Court is siding with a retired U.S. marshal who argued that West Virginia discriminated against former federal law enforcement officers like him by giving a more generous tax break to onetime state law enforcers.
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