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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017





WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 12:39 P.M.

Groups sue to block Trump’s order on government regulations

WASHINGTON – Organizations opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order to curb government regulations filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block it. The president’s order was issued on Jan. 30 and required federal agencies to repeal two existing regulations for ...

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks at a news conference in his campaign office in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. (Elena Ignatyeva / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 11:57 A.M.

Court bars Russian opposition leader from presidential race

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was convicted Wednesday in a retrial of a 2013 fraud case and given a suspended sentence, a ruling that bars him from running for president next year and appears to reflect the Kremlin’s reluctance to let President Vladimir Putin’s most charismatic foe into the field.

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In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, file photograph, a black cat lounges on a small bed in Morristown, N.J. New Jersey could become the first state to prohibit veterinarians from declawing cats. (Mel Evans / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 11:17 A.M.

To declaw cats or not? New Jersey could be first with ban

Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing. The measure, which cleared the lower chamber of the Legislature last month, bans onychectomies and flexor tendonectomies on a cat or any animal unless a veterinarian deems them medically necessary. Sponsors in the state Senate are reviewing possible changes, and it’s not clear when it will move forward.

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In this Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Chris Kennedy listens during a trustees meeting in Urbana, Ill. (Rick Danzl / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 10:30 A.M.

RFK’s son Chris Kennedy announces run for Illinois governor

Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy will join the Democratic race for Illinois governor, campaign aides to the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy said. “Today I am announcing my run for governor because I love Illinois,” Kennedy said in a statement. “But we have never been in worse shape. We don’t need incremental improvement. We need fundamental change in state government.”

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud talks to the Associated Press while visiting Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. (Kamran Jebreili / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 10:13 A.M.

Former prime minister, a US citizen, wins Somalia vote

A former prime minister who holds dual Somali-U.S. citizenship was declared Somalia’s new president Wednesday, immediately taking the oath of office as the long-chaotic country moved toward its first fully functioning central government in a quarter-century.

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In this March 16, 2016, file photo, Trump Tower is seen in New York. The U.S. military is looking to rent space at Trump Tower for use when President Donald Trump returns to his longtime home in New York City. (Mark Lennihan / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 9:42 A.M.

Pentagon looking to rent space at Trump Tower

The United States military is looking to rent space at Trump Tower for use when President Donald Trump returns to his longtime home in New York City. A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday that the Department of Defense was looking for the space “in order to meet official mission requirements.”

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