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Recovery underway in West Virginia

Recovery underway in West Virginia

RAINELLE, W.Va. - When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.

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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion ...

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Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

WASHINGTON — A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the ...

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911 call: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

911 call: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and warned a crisis negotiator that ...

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Divided Senate hits gridlock on guns

Divided Senate hits gridlock on guns

WASHINGTON - A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on ...

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Trump to longtime campaign manager: You're fired

Trump to longtime campaign manager: You're fired

NEW YORK - Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and

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Obama embraces Orlando families

Obama embraces Orlando families

ORLANDO, Fla. — Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a ...

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Orlando massacre aftermath: Stress counseling, huge investigation

Orlando massacre aftermath: Stress counseling, huge investigation

ORLANDO, Fla.- Police offered stress counseling and debriefing Wednesday to the SWAT team and other officers who witnessed the nightclub carnage, as the FBI tried ...

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Body of boy snatched by gator found in Disney lagoon

Body of boy snatched by gator found in Disney lagoon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged ...

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Southern Baptists condemn use of Confederate flag

Southern Baptists condemn use of Confederate flag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday urged Christians to stop displaying the Confederate battle flag, recognizing that it is perceived by many as ...

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Reports: Orlando gunman led secret life as gay man

Reports: Orlando gunman led secret life as gay man

ORLANDO, Fla. - The murky picture of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen grew more complex Tuesday with word that the FBI is investigating whether he had been ...

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A familiar tragedy

A familiar tragedy

DENVER - The deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history has people around the world wondering why mass violence keeps happening in America.

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Trump faces uphill climb to White House

Trump faces uphill climb to White House

PHILADELPHIA — The presidential primaries are just about over and the nominees have emerged. And the general election begins with Democrat Hillary Clinton already ahead of ...

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GOP insiders pressure Trump to steer clear of controversy

GOP insiders pressure Trump to steer clear of controversy

NEW YORK — Weary Republicans are looking for assurances that Donald Trump can maintain the discipline needed to stay on message as he prepares for a ...

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Building a malaria-proof mosquito

Building a malaria-proof mosquito

WASHINGTON — A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive ...

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Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary

Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary

NEW YORK — Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first ...

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CDC: 1 in 4 US women obese

CDC: 1 in 4 US women obese

NEW YORK — The nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in ...

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Muhammad Ali dead at 74

Muhammad Ali dead at 74

He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly ...

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Zoos' dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

Zoos' dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn't from the police. Instead, the ...

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'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites

'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites

NEW YORK — Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism — labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert — are cutting the lives of ...

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US hiring grinds to a near-halt

US hiring grinds to a near-halt

WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring slowed to a near-standstill in May, sowing doubts about the economy's health and complicating the Federal Reserve's efforts to ...

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Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn't be a pricey hassle

Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn't be a pricey hassle

WASHINGTON — Treating hearing loss shouldn't be such a pricey hassle. That's the message from a prestigious government advisory group that's calling on ...

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Too much salt

Too much salt

WASHINGTON — From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they ...

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Dozens imprisoned in Russia for social media posts, shares

Dozens imprisoned in Russia for social media posts, shares

TVER, Russia - Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: "Squeeze Russia out of yourself ...

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Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla

Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla

CINCINNATI - Police said Tuesday they are investigating the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had ...

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Floods pound Texas

Floods pound Texas

RICHMOND, Texas - Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record-high on Tuesday as more ...

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Sky high

Sky high

NEW YORK - Billionaires' Row.

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