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Trump reassures CIA officials

Trump reassures CIA officials

LANGLEY, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump moved to repair his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies on his first full day in office, but ...

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President Trump

President Trump

WASHINGTON — Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking ...

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Trump sweeps in for his big day

Trump sweeps in for his big day

WASHINGTON — With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a ...

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Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

WASHINGTON — Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.

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Trump launches Twitter attack against Lewis

Trump launches Twitter attack against Lewis

NEW YORK — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a ...

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Health care: What's next for GOP?

Health care: What's next for GOP?

    WASHINGTON — Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald ...

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Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON — Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained ...

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2016 US weather: Warm and wild

2016 US weather: Warm and wild

WASHINGTON - With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in ...

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Quirk may shield US coast during busy hurricane seasons

Quirk may shield US coast during busy hurricane seasons

WASHINGTON — A climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as they approach ...

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Businesses ready to fight bathroom bills in red states

Businesses ready to fight bathroom bills in red states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sean Henry, the president of Tennessee's NHL team, is stunned he even has to explain why he hopes state legislators will snub ...

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Federal prosecutor tackles heroin scourge that claimed his own son

Federal prosecutor tackles heroin scourge that claimed his own son

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there ...

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IS claims responsibility for New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul

IS claims responsibility for New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - The Islamic State group on Monday made an unusual claim of responsibility for a major terrorist attack in Turkey, saying a "soldier of the ...

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Year's top news filled with division - and no middle ground

Year's top news filled with division - and no middle ground

Fed up with Europe's union across borders? Reject it. Disgusted with the U.S. political establishment? Can it.

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'Turbocharged' storm clobbers northern New England

'Turbocharged' storm clobbers northern New England

PORTLAND, Maine — The most powerful nor'easter in nearly two years brought heavy snow, powerful winds and even thunder and lightning to northern New England ...

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Putin looks past Obama to Trump

Putin looks past Obama to Trump

HONOLULU — Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U ...

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Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country, most notably ambushes ...

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Obama retaliates against Russia

Obama retaliates against Russia

HONOLULU  — In a sweeping response to election hacking and other bad behavior, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials ...

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Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained in Germany

Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained in Germany

BERLIN — German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on ...

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Cells dripped into the brain help fight a deadly cancer

Cells dripped into the brain help fight a deadly cancer

DUARTE, Calif. — A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after ...

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Trump  takes credit for 8,000 jobs from Japanese mogul

Trump takes credit for 8,000 jobs from Japanese mogul

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald Trump on Wednesday touted plans by a Japanese mogul to bring 8,000 jobs to the United States.

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'Star Wars' princess Carrie Fisher dead at 60

'Star Wars' princess Carrie Fisher dead at 60

NEW YORK — No one could make us laugh through the pain like Carrie Fisher.

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Republicans plan tax overhaul

Republicans plan tax overhaul

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans are planning a massive overhaul of the nation's tax system next year, a heavy political lift that could ultimately affect families ...

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Analysis: GOP vexed by factions on replacing health law

Analysis: GOP vexed by factions on replacing health law

WASHINGTON - Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they're in different camps over replacing ...

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Fans mourn George Michael as charities reveal his work

Fans mourn George Michael as charities reveal his work

LONDON - Grieving fans on Monday mourned the death of George Michael as British charities revealed that the pop star had secretly been a major behind-the-scenes ...

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Blizzards, ice storms wreak havoc across northern Plains

Blizzards, ice storms wreak havoc across northern Plains

CHICAGO - Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Plains on Monday, with blowing and drifting snow forcing the ...

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AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016

AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016

NEW YORK - The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for ...

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Updated: dec. 24, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Midwest buying spree lifted US new-home sales in November

Midwest buying spree lifted US new-home sales in November

WASHINGTON - A buying spree in the Midwest spurred new U.S. home sales last month to the fastest pace since July.

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Updated: dec. 24, 2016 9:30 a.m.
Putin praises Trump, denies hacking claims

Putin praises Trump, denies hacking claims

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the United States will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge ...

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US allows UN condemnation of Israeli settlements

US allows UN condemnation of Israeli settlements

UNITED NATIONS - In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the U.N. Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlements in ...

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Holiday splurging not an option for many

Holiday splurging not an option for many

ELIZABETH, N.J. - At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his expectations ...

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Trump: US must 'greatly strengthen' nuclear capability

Trump: US must 'greatly strengthen' nuclear capability

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the ...

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