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Latest group of Central American migrants proceed with northern trek

Latest group of Central American migrants proceed with northern trekAround 2,400 migrants left a city shelter to begin the journey from the Mexican capital early Thursday morning, the latest caravan to embark upon the risky path to the U.S.-Mexican border despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s determination to prevent them from entering. Since last October, thousands of mostly Central American migrants have sought to cross into the United States, many traveling in caravans in order to minimize the risks of kidnapping and attacks by members of criminal gangs while in Mexican territory. The likelihood of having to wait weeks or even months at the border, where migrants face high rates of violent crime, has not dented the group’s enthusiasm.



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Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: police

Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: policeThe shooting occurred at the SunTrust Bank in Sebring, a town of about 10,000 people 95 miles (153 km) south of Orlando, around 12:30 p.m. ET (1730 GMT), Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said at a news conference. The 21-year-old suspect, identified as Zephen Xaver, called 911 dispatchers and said he had shot five people inside the bank, according to authorities. When police entered the bank, the gunman had barricaded himself inside but eventually surrendered, the Sebring Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook.



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Photos: Deadly winter storm wreaked havoc across the central US, mid-Atlantic region

Photos: Deadly winter storm wreaked havoc across the central US, mid-Atlantic regionA deadly winter storm that claimed the lives of at least nine people pummeled the central and eastern United States, leading to power outages, canceled flights and hundreds of car accidents.



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Eastern, central US to face more winter storms, polar plunge after calmer first half of this week

Eastern, central US to face more winter storms, polar plunge after calmer first half of this weekMore winter storms and Arctic air are in the offing for the eastern and central United States after a brief spell of calmer weather through the middle of this week.



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Polish Central Bank Chief Is Questioned in Watchdog Scandal

Polish Central Bank Chief Is Questioned in Watchdog ScandalThe latest in a string of central bankers from emerging Europe becoming involved in legal probes, Glapinski has rebuffed calls to step down from opposition parties that are demanding a parliamentary investigation into bribery allegations against the former head of the Financial Supervisory Commission. In November, Latvia’s anti-corruption bureau said it was carrying out a criminal probe involving central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics.



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Central US to be slammed by heavy, wind-swept snow in wake of Christmas

Central US to be slammed by heavy, wind-swept snow in wake of ChristmasAs people hit the road and take to the sky in the days following Christmas, a snowstorm is expected to take shape over part of the central United States.



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Central bank is US economy's 'only problem': Trump

Central bank is US economy's 'only problem': TrumpPresident Donald Trump renewed his verbal assault against the Federal Reserve on Monday, comparing the central bank to a blundering golfer after the stock market tanked yet again. “The only problem our economy has is the Fed,” Trump tweeted. The Federal Reserve is meant to be independent from the White House but Trump has trampled those barriers in his frustration at what he sees as the bank’s harmful interest rate policies.



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Tornado damages 80 mobile homes in central Florida

Tornado damages 80 mobile homes in central FloridaZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) — A tornado damaged 80 homes in a mobile home park and a 90-year-old woman was taken to a hospital after a roof fell on her head after a day of wild weather in central Florida Thursday.



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US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico

US pledges $  10.6B aid for Central America, southern MexicoMEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States pledged $ 5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $ 4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico.



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Colin Powell recalls George H.W. Bush's humility as central to his success

Colin Powell recalls George H.W. Bush's humility as central to his successColin Powell said that George H.W. Bush will be remembered for his remarkable humility as well as his foreign policy expertise.



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