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ATLANTA — The Georgia man accused of killing eight people at three metro Atlanta spas — including six women of Asian descent — pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of murder and was sentenced to life in prison, even as he faces the death penalty on the other murder charges. Robert Aaron Long, 22, reached a plea agreement with Cherokee County prosecutors to avoid the death penalty for his role ...

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday announced a new round of sanctions against the besieged Cuban government for its violent crackdown on demonstrators, blacklisting the defense minister and a paramilitary police force. Officials said the sanctions targeted specific members of the communist-ruled island’s government who were deemed responsible for the repression of protesters ...

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LOS ANGELES — Thomas J. Barrack Jr., the chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and a prominent Southern California businessman, was arrested Tuesday on federal charges that he and two associates were part of a secretive, years-long effort to shape Trump’s foreign policy as a candidate and later, president, all to the benefit of the United Arab Emirates. Barrack, 74, and ...

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SEOUL, South Korea – In a week's time, the now-anachronistically named 2020 Olympic Games will finally get underway. It's a moment Japan has long been preparing for — since March of last year, when the Tokyo Games were pushed back because of the pandemic; since 2016, when Japan's then-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took the baton from Rio de Janeiro in a Super Mario get-up; since 2013, when the ...

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog sharply criticized the FBI’s inquiry into former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar, who was accused of molesting scores of young gymnasts, concluding in a lengthy report released Wednesday agents made “fundamental errors” in their investigation and did not respond with a sense of urgency to the allegations. The 119-page report by the ...

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday tried to solidify a fragile coalition of Democrats to make progress on his massive infrastructure proposal that would both rebuild the nation’s roads and enact a broad array of social programs, such as new Medicare benefits, child-care assistance and immigration reform. Biden visited Capitol Hill a day after a group of Democrats said their social ...

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LOS ANGELES – The fires have burned more than 140,000 acres, from soaring mountains along the California-Nevada border to forest north of Mt. Shasta and the gateway to Yosemite. But many of 2021’s biggest blazes have one thing in common: They are burning faster and hotter than some firefighters have seen this early in the year. A winter and spring of little rain and minimal snow runoff — ...

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday decried new Republican-backed state laws restricting voting rights, calling them “unconscionable” attempts to “deny the will of the people” — primarily, people of color — and “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War.” The remarks, the president’s most forceful on the subject to date, served as a rebuke to Republicans in the ...

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HOUSTON — Texas Democrats have become outlaws, fleeing the state as Gov. Greg Abbott threatens to arrest and confine them in the latest battle over voting rights. More than 50 Texas Democrats flew to Washington, D.C., this week, breaking quorum during a 30-day special session of the state Legislature due to end in August, effectively stalling Republican colleagues’ proposed voting ...

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WASHINGTON — U.S. officials Monday pledged to “stand firmly” with Cubans who have unleashed a rare, robust wave of protest and called on the Havana government to refrain from a violent crackdown, even as authorities there shut down the internet and deployed counter-demonstrators into the streets. “The Cuban people are demanding their freedom from an authoritarian regime,” President Joe Biden ...