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Today in History for March 15th

Highlights of Today in History: Julius Caesar assassinated in Rome; Johnson urges passage of Voting Rights Act; Worldcom CEO Bernard Ebbers convicted of fraud; Elizabeth Taylor marries Richard Burton; "My Fair Lady" debuts on Broadway. (March 15)         

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Is Mike Pence unfair to women, gays? Those who work with him slap down Democrats' criticism

As Vice President Mike Pence increasingly becomes a punching bag for Democrats running for president, some of his defenders are punching back.        

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Police re-captured an escaped Missouri inmate. Then he got away in a stolen patrol car.

Travis Lee Davis escaped from his cell in Missouri late Saturday night. When he was caught by officers in Oklahoma, he stole a police car and fled.        

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Opinion: Phil Mickelson gets out in front of connection to architect of college bribery scandal

Phil Mickelson expressed his disappointment in Rick Singer and his company, which guided the PGA Tour star’s family through college admission process.        

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Report: Ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight had serious trouble right after takeoff

The Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner that crashed in Ethiopia and triggered a global grounding of the vaunted planes had accelerated wildly after takeoff        

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Report: Ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight had serious trouble right after takeoff

The Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner that crashed in Ethiopia and triggered a global grounding of the vaunted planes had accelerated wildly after takeoff         

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Lori Loughlin fired by Hallmark after admissions scandal; Olivia Jade dropped by sponsors

Hallmark's parent company Crown Media stated: "We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin..."        

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One Direction pop star Louis Tomlinson's sister Félicité dies tragically at 18

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson's sister Félicité has died tragically at age 18. The grieving Tomlinson has pulled out of a concert performance Friday.        

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When can the bribes begin?: Today's Toon

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Study: One in three teens screens positive in emergency rooms for suicide risk

Researchers examining youth suicide risk screening at three urban children’s hospitals wanted to see results for preteens ages 10 to 12.         

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Gannett's cartoonists from across the country draw their takes on news and politics.         

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Alleged Gambino crime boss Frank Cali's slaying a throwback to bygone era, experts say

The gunshots that killed the alleged boss of New York's Gambino crime family Wednesday night could be called the mafia's crackling proof of life.         

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Stars arrive at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles.        

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Stars arrive at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles.        

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12 senators break with President Trump, vote to end his border emergency; veto expected

Thwarting President Donald Trump on his signature domestic policy issue, the Republican-controlled Senate voted to block his national emergency.         

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Howard Stern goes after Wendy Williams: 'Keep your opinion to yourself'

Howard Stern and Wendy Williams are at each others' throats with a new feud that began with Williams' contentious discussion of Stern's new book.        

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Do all students cheat on their college applications? No, consultants say, but there are plenty of problems.

The world of high-priced college consulting is largely unregulated, but advisers say they stress the importance of honesty in applications.        

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Trump receives Shamrock Bowl from Irish PM

President Donald Trump received a Shamrock Bowl as part of day long festivities with Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to celebrate an early St. Patrick's Day. (March 14)         

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Is Mike Pence unfair to women, gays? Those who work with him slap down Democrats' criticism

As Vice President Mike Pence increasingly becomes a punching bag for Democrats running for president, some of his defenders are punching back.         

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross defends citizenship question on 2020 census

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.         

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