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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017




Esteban Santiago, center, is led from the Broward County jail for an arraignment in federal court, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Lynne Sladky / Associated Press)

UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 9:25 P.M.

Accused airport shooter pleads not guilty to 22 charges

The Iraq War veteran charged with killing five people and injuring six others in a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale’s international airport pleaded not guilty to the allegations against him on Monday. Esteban Santiago, 26, leaned over the wooden lectern in court and appeared to read along as U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer read the entire indictment aloud to him – including the names of all five people killed in the mass shooting.

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In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, speak at a college basketball game in Houston. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 1:49 P.M.

George HW Bush released from Houston hospital, returns home

Former President George H.W. Bush was released Monday from Houston Methodist Hospital where he received treatment for pneumonia for more than two weeks. Bush, 92, was experiencing breathing difficulties when he was admitted Jan. 14. During his treatment, which included a stay in intensive care, doctors inserted a breathing tube and connected him to a ventilator.

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigns for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Eau Claire, Wis. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 1:45 P.M.

Analysis: Republicans say it’s not a ‘Muslim ban.’ Trump, Giuliani not helping them make that case.

A familiar talking point has permeated the many Republican defenses of Donald Trump’s controversial travel entry ban: It’s not a “Muslim ban.” But it’s unavoidable to note that the ban covers citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries -- the only seven countries it targets. And even some Republicans are suggesting that it amounts to a religious test, or at least worrying it has the appearance of one. For that perception and storyline, Trump has himself to thank.

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Parents wait at Lions Park in West Liberty, Ohio, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, to pick up their children after a shooting at West Liberty-Salem Schools. (Marshall Gorby / Associated Press)

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 1:34 P.M.

School shootings rise when economy struggles, study suggests

A new study finds that school shootings rise when the economy tanks, even as violent crime in general appears to be unaffected. Researchers analyzed data from 379 shootings in schools between 1990 and 2013 and found a link between changes in national and local unemployment rates and the frequency of shootings.

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 11:49 A.M.

Bobcat escapes from National Zoo in Washington

WASHINGTON – A bobcat has escaped from its enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington but the zoo says the animal poses no danger to people. Zoo officials say the female bobcat was found to be missing Monday morning. The ...

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