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At least 4 dead after small plane crashes into California homes
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:04 pm

KABC-TV(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) -- At least four people are dead and one hospitalized after a small plane crashed into two homes in Riverside, California, according to officials.

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Duo gets prison time for racial slurs, death threats at black child's birthday party
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:04 pm

Douglas County Sheriff's Office(ATLANTA) -- A Georgia judge sentenced a couple to prison time today for their involvement in a 2015 incident in which a group they were part of waved Confederate flags, shouted racial slurs and made armed threats, all at adults and children attending a child's party outside of Atlanta.

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Sessions questions Justice Department reports on Ferguson and Chicago policing
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:04 pm

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Newly minted Attorney General Jeff Sessions questioned reports published by his agency about policing in Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri, describing "some of it" as "pretty anecdotal and not so scientifically based."

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Philadelphia Jewish community feels 'threatened' after gravestones toppled
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:04 pm

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- After an incident in which hundreds of headstones at a cemetery were found broken and overturned, the head of The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia said the local Jewish community is feeling threatened.

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Department of Justice withdraws from part of voter ID lawsuit in Texas
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 11:04 pm

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice has just dropped out of a portion of a voting rights lawsuit in Texas that could signal a shift in stance on the issue since Jeff Sessions was sworn in as attorney general.

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Spicer: 'We did our job' by arranging pushback against Russia reports
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 9:03 pm

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer told ABC News' Jonathan Karl that the White House "did [its] job" by pointing reporters to sources who could dispute The New York Times' reporting on the Trump campaign contacting Russians prior to the election.

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Listening to America: Wichita residents discuss political climate in Kansas
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 9:03 pm

ABC News(WICHITA, Kan.) -- President Trump will outline his plans for the nation in his first major address to Congress Tuesday night.

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President Trump: Oscars 'too focused' on politics, Best Picture mix-up 'was sad'
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 9:03 pm

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump offered his opinion Monday on the Best Picture mix-up at the Academy Awards, saying that the ceremony's focus on politics distracted from its organization and "glamour."

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Top House Republican hasn't seen 'evidence' of Trump-Russia contacts
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The chairman on the House Intelligence Committee said Monday that he had not seen any "evidence" of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian government amid an investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election.

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Astrid Silva: Meet the woman delivering the Democratic response to Trump in Spanish
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 9:03 pm

Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Immigration activist Astrid Silva will be delivering the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress in Spanish on Tuesday night.

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