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FBI: White supremacist talked of Dylann Roof-type attack

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ? A white supremacist with felony convictions in South Carolina bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent, telling the agent he planned an attack in "the spirit of Dylann Roof," authorities said Thursday.


House votes to lift Obama limits on Alaska hunting, trapping
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The House has approved a bill to lift some Obama administration restrictions on hunting and trapping of bears, wolves and other predators on federal lands in Alaska.


U.S. immigrants skip work, school in anti-Trump protest

By Joseph Ax and Robert Chiarito NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Restaurants and other businesses around the United States shut their doors on Thursday and thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of cities across the country in a walkout aimed at protesting President Donald Trump's policies. Activists called on immigrants to stay home from work, avoid shopping and skip classes in "A Day Without Immigrants," an effort to highlight the vital role they play in American society. About 13 percent of the U.S. population, more than 40 million people, are foreign born, according to census data.



Amid controversy, Trump says campaign aides had no contact with Russia

President Donald Trump dismissed media reports that his presidential campaign team had contacts with Russian intelligence officials, saying on Thursday that he was not aware of any member of his team having been in touch with Russia ahead of the November election. As his administration grapples with a growing controversy about the relationship between his aides and Moscow, Trump also said he had not directed his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, to talk to Russia's ambassador about U.S. sanctions before taking office. Speaking at a White House news conference, Trump dismissed the controversy about the relationship between his aides and Moscow as a "scam" and "a ruse" perpetrated by a hostile news media.



Snap lowers valuation expectations in highly awaited IPO

Snap Inc , owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, set a lower-than-expected valuation range on Thursday, amid mounting investor concerns over its unproven business model, slowing growth and tight founder control. The company, which filed for an initial public offering earlier this month, was widely expected to be valued at between $20 billion and $25 billion. The lower valuation range reflected initial investor feedback, as well as Snap's aim to ensure there is sufficient demand for shares of the company that it trades up on its first day in public market.



White House taps billionaire to head intelligence review

WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Trump administration asked the founder of a New York-based private equity firm to lead a review of the intelligence community as President Donald Trump vows to crack down on what he describes as "illegal leaks" of classified information.



Spurs go down to Belgium in Europe League

Tottenham Hotspur have work to do in their Europa League round of 32 tie against Gent after losing 1-0 in the first leg in Belgium on Thursday. The only goal of the game came just before the hour mark when French striker Jeremy Perbet scored at the second attempt from a Danijel Milicevic cutback, as Gent coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck celebrated his 53rd birthday with a win. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pushed a Milicevic shot onto the post while Harry Kane had earlier struck an upright at the other end.



Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards home against burglary

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) ? A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said.



NC State: Gottfried won't return as men's basketball coach

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? North Carolina State says men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried won't return for a seventh season but will coach the remainder of this season.


CNN: Donald Trump attacks hasn't hurt network
NEW YORK (AP) ? The president of CNN says that neither the network's journalism or business have been hurt as a result of President Donald Trump's attacks.


Clinton praises Oscar de la Renta as proud immigrant

NEW YORK (AP) ? Hillary Clinton has praised Oscar de la Renta as an inspiration to striving immigrants like himself at an event honoring the late fashion designer with a series of commemorative stamps.



'Day Without Immigrants' protest closes many US restaurants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in the nation's capital and New York closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down.



Scherzer's knuckle causing pain; Nats make contingency plans

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) ? Neither Max Scherzer nor Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker is certain the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner will be ready to pitch when opening day rolls around.



Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) ? The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state's antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs.


Can internet-beaming balloons outmaneuver shifting winds?
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) ? An eccentric laboratory spun out of Google believes it has discovered a way to bring remote parts of the world online more quickly with a smaller fleet of internet-beaming balloons than it previously thought.

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