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Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

NEW YORK - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

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Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica - Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path ...

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1 billion log-ins

1 billion log-ins

A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest ...

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On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two ...

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Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman ...

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Stock slump continues

Stock slump continues

U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a ...

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Second cancers are on the rise

Second cancers are on the rise

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

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Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw

Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw

NEW YORK - Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull ...

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Indiana enlists NRA to train Guard on firearms

Indiana enlists NRA to train Guard on firearms

INDIANAPOLIS — The National Rifle Association has been instructing Indiana's National Guard members on how to use concealed weapons after Republican Gov. Mike Pence directed ...

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US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

NEW YORK — Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest ...

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Cheating website subscribers included WH, Congress workers

Cheating website subscribers included WH, Congress workers

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of U.S. government employees — including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies — used Internet connections in ...

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Scientists find how obesity gene works

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an ...

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Women in combat

Women in combat

WASHINGTON — Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services ...

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New study links preterm birth with microbes in mom's body

New study links preterm birth with microbes in mom's body

WASHINGTON - Scientists might have found a new way to tell who's at risk of having a premature baby, by checking the bacterial community that ...

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States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.

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Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. - Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty ...

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Oceanic junk

Oceanic junk

NEW DELHI — For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap ...

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Kerry calls for democracy as US flag is raised in Cuba

Kerry calls for democracy as US flag is raised in Cuba

HAVANA — Jubilant crowds waved American flags and chanted "Long live the United States!" as the Stars and Stripes rose over the newly reopened U.S ...

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National challenge of leaking mines dwarfs Colorado spill

National challenge of leaking mines dwarfs Colorado spill

SILVERTON, Colorado — It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned ...

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Despite order, office refuses to issue gay marriage license

Despite order, office refuses to issue gay marriage license

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A gay couple marched into the county clerk's office Thursday, carrying a federal judge's order that said the clerk can't ...

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Recording of MLK's 1st 'I Have a Dream' speech discovered

Recording of MLK's 1st 'I Have a Dream' speech discovered

RALEIGH, N.C. - Before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to hundreds of thousands of people gathered ...

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A century after lynching, town still wrestles over history

A century after lynching, town still wrestles over history

MARIETTA, Ga. - Down past the Big Chicken, the 56-foot-high, steel-beaked beacon of extra crispy that may be this town's most prized landmark, the wedge ...

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Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Townspeople affected by the millions of gallons of waste spilled from an abandoned gold mine and now flowing through their communities demanded ...

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Republicans push for national constitutional convention

Republicans push for national constitutional convention

AUSTIN, Texas - With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power to push for a federal ...

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Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Farmers, towns and tribes slammed water-intake gates shut as a sludge-laden plume from a Colorado mine spill rolled down principal rivers in ...

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Air controller study shows chronic fatigue

Air controller study shows chronic fatigue

WASHINGTON - Air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system ...

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Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

HOUSTON - A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent ...

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Holmes gets life term after jury fails to agree on execution

Holmes gets life term after jury fails to agree on execution

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree Friday on whether ...

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After raucous debate, GOP's field revs up the faithful

After raucous debate, GOP's field revs up the faithful

ATLANTA — The raucous field of Republican presidential candidates hustled back before voters Friday, hoping to build on momentum from their first meeting of the 2016 ...

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Poll shows few in US have received credit cards with chips

Poll shows few in US have received credit cards with chips

Even as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches to replace Americans' out-of-date credit cards with new cards embedded with computer chips, the vast majority of Americans ...

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Who are the stock market heavyweights?

Who are the stock market heavyweights?

NEW YORK — At $654 billion, Apple is the stock market's heavyweight.

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Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

WASHINGTON — A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with ...

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Senate blocks GOP bill to halt federal funds for Planned Parenthood

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt federal funds for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this ...

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US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

DETROIT - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me."

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Original sound of emperor's speech released

Original sound of emperor's speech released

    TOKYO — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World ...

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