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The Latest: Police name Alabama officer shot following callAn Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery has been identified
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FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census.  The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money.(AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census dataA top Census Bureau official says an internal agency team found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from encrypted data _ but with lots of mistakes
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Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico borderAlaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports
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Multiple fatalities after hostage standoff, police shootingAuthorities say there have been multiple fatalities after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a hostage situation and a subsequent police shooting
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FILE - In this July 13, 2016 file photo, Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son Joshua Holt at her home in Riverton, Utah. Holt, a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail, has died at age 50. Former U.S. Rep. Mia Love said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that Holt died unexpectedly Sunday at her home in the Salt Lake City suburb of Riverton. Love says Laurie Holt's husband Jason Holt went to wake her for church and found her unresponsive. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Mother who helped free son from Venezuelan jail praisedThe family and friends of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral Saturday
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Supporters gave Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a standing ovation following her inaugural address at the Renaissance School for Musical Theater and Technology in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
Back in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez says to keep up the fightRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is urging supporters to keep up the kind of activism that resulted in Amazon rescinding its plan to build a campus in New York City
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, smiles as she listens to a patron while visiting a coffee shop on Main Street in Concord, N.H., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Gillibrand visited New Hampshire as she explores a 2020 run for president. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
The Latest: Gillibrand accuses Trump of dividing peopleSen. Kirsten Gillibrand wrapped up a two-day swing through New Hampshire with a rebuke of President Donald Trump
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FILE - In this Monday, April 18, 2005 file photo, U.S. Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick attends a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. On Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 the Vatican announced Pope Francis defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession.  (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, files)
The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment 'important'The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican's decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for "administering justice" for McCarrick's crimes
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Mexico: Makeshift migrant shelter near border to close soonAuthorities in Mexico say an improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas, will close next week
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United States Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan talks to the media at a meeting of ministers of Defense during the International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
Shanahan says he hasn't determined amount for border wallThe acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump's border wall project.
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This undated booking photo provided by the Aurora Illinois Police Department shows Gary Montez Martin, who police say killed multiple people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse after he was fired, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Aurora Illinois Police Department via AP)
The Latest: CEO: Gunman passed background check when hiredThe gunman who killed five co-workers in Illinois passed a background check when he was hired 15 years ago.
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The Latest: Acting defense chief unsure on border moneyThe acting secretary of defense says he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump's border wall project
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