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Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on ...

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How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers?

How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers?

CHICAGO — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.

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FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access ...

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Sheriff's report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack

Sheriff's report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack

PARKLAND, Fla. — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of ...

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Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

Gunman kills at least 17 people at Florida high school

PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into ...

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Trump says 'OK with me' if plan to rebuild roads founders

Trump says 'OK with me' if plan to rebuild roads founders

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges - then immediately raised doubts about how ...

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Ga. officer, suspect killed in shootout

Ga. officer, suspect killed in shootout

LOCUST GROVE, Ga.  — As police tried to serve an arrest warrant at a home outside of Atlanta, the criminal suspect became combative and both sides ...

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Mars on Earth

Mars on Earth

DHOFAR DESERT, Oman — Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Mars ...

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Dow industrials plunge 1,000

Dow industrials plunge 1,000

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrials plunged more than 1,000 points for the second time this week as a sell-off in the stock market ...

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Sexual assault reports doubled at West Point

Sexual assault reports doubled at West Point

WASHINGTON — The number of sexual assaults reported at the U.S. Military Academy roughly doubled during the last school year, according to data reviewed by ...

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Trump flirts with flashy military parade

Trump flirts with flashy military parade

WASHINGTON — For generations, as America's authoritarian rivals strutted their tanks, troops and jets through main thoroughfares in dramatic displays of strength, the United States ...

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Girl Scouts lobby to relabel bridge

Girl Scouts lobby to relabel bridge

ATLANTA — Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia gathered inside the state Capitol on Tuesday, offering cookies and smiles as they sought to convince lawmakers ...

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Worst day for stocks since 2011

Worst day for stocks since 2011

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half ...

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Does cellphone use cause brain tumors?

Does cellphone use cause brain tumors?

WASHINGTON - Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some ...

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Super Bowl ads shy from politics

Super Bowl ads shy from politics

NEW YORK — Peyton Manning takes a family to Universal Parks & Resorts. Chris Pratt works out to get in shape to tout Michelob Ultra. Bill Hader ...

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Groundhog Day report: Flu's worsening shadow blanketing US

Groundhog Day report: Flu's worsening shadow blanketing US

NEW YORK — It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead.

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US adds a robust 200K jobs

US adds a robust 200K jobs

WASHINGTON — Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month ...

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A lunar showstopper

A lunar showstopper

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.

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Trump calls for 'new American moment' in national address

Trump calls for 'new American moment' in national address

WASHINGTON — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called upon lawmakers Tuesday night to set aside differences and "summon the unity" needed to make ...

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Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook's kids app

Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook's kids app

BOSTON — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids.

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In State of Union, Trump to make his case on economy

In State of Union, Trump to make his case on economy

WASHINGTON - Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to ...

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France sees worst rains in 50 years

France sees worst rains in 50 years

PARIS - Floodwaters peaked in Paris on Monday and were threatening towns downstream as the rain-engorged Seine River winds through Normandy toward the English Channel.

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Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

WASHINGTON — Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first ...

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Gymnasts' parents say they'll 'never get rid of the guilt'

Gymnasts' parents say they'll 'never get rid of the guilt'

LANSING, Mich. — Some parents thought they were misinterpreting the doctor's techniques. Others assumed their children were lying or mistaken.

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Scientists successfully clone monkeys

Scientists successfully clone monkeys

NEW YORK — For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important ...

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Do e-cigarettes help or harm?

Do e-cigarettes help or harm?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage ...

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2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting

2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting

BENTON, Ky. — A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at ...

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Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years - since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify ...

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