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McCain tells Trump to provide wiretap evidence...UNICEF says 2016 was worst year or Syria's children...University launches Biden policy institute

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 13, 2017 at 12:50 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the presidential campaign. Sen. John McCain, a Republican, is asking the administration to either provide the evidence by Monday, or retract the accusations against the Obama administration. President Donald Trump tweeted last week: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"

NEW YORK (AP) — Road crews in Philadelphia already have begun treating streets, ahead of a powerful nor'easter that could bring blizzard conditions Monday and Tuesday. The Philadelphia area is expected to get 6 to 12 inches of snow. Boston and New York could see up to 18 inches. And farther south, the nation's capital is also expecting snow ahead of Wednesday's scheduled start of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations' child relief agency says at least 652 children were killed in Syria in 2016, making it the worst year yet for the country's rising generation. UNICEF says at least 255 children were killed in or near schools last year and 1.7 million youngsters are out of school. One of every three schools in Syria is unusable, some because armed groups occupy them.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say troops have shot and killed a Palestinian man who stabbed two policemen in the Old City in Jerusalem. A police spokeswoman identifies the attacker killed Monday as a 26-year-old Arab resident of east Jerusalem. The two policemen were moderately wounded.

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is joining officials at the University of Delaware, his alma mater, for Monday's launch of the Biden Institute. The Institute is a new research and policy center focused on domestic issues including economic reform, environmental sustainability, criminal justice and civil rights. Biden will be the founding chair of the Institute, which will be part of the university's School of Public Policy and Administration.

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