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Trump sees 'new chapter of American greatness' in big speech

Trump sees 'new chapter of American greatness' in big speech

WASHINGTON — Heralding a "new chapter of American greatness," President Donald Trump stood before Congress for the first time Tuesday night and issued a broad call ...

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Jewish centers cope with bomb threats

Jewish centers cope with bomb threats

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to repair and restore ...

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AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics

PORTLAND, Ore. - In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied ...

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In Trump's speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

In Trump's speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

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7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

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Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

WASHINGTON — Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping ...

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Atlanta vies with other cities for test tracks for self-driving cars

Atlanta vies with other cities for test tracks for self-driving cars

ATLANTA - Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other ...

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Updated: feb. 20, 2017 9:30 p.m.
Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' pledge helps first Americans

Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' pledge helps first Americans

BOSTON - Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."

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Critics: Don't ignore domestic threats

Critics: Don't ignore domestic threats

OKLAHOMA CITY  — Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed ...

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Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media

Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media ...

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New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

WASHINGTON — A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape — and even record the ...

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No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

WASHINGTON — Don't expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity ...

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Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

ATLANTA - They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been ...

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Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the ...

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Trump: Allow people in who 'want to love' US

Trump: Allow people in who 'want to love' US

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - President Donald Trump vowed Monday to allow only people who "want to love our country" into the United States, defending ...

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Updated: feb. 06, 2017 9:58 p.m.
Growing number of women leading US police departments

Growing number of women leading US police departments

LOS ANGELES - When Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm at the scandal-ridden Oakland Police Department, she inherited an agency that the city's mayor likened to ...

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Updated: feb. 06, 2017 9:57 p.m.
Researchers create weapons in battle against fake news

Researchers create weapons in battle against fake news

NEW YORK - The fight against fake news is not just being waged by Google, Facebook and big media companies.

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Super Bowl advertisers tread carefully

Super Bowl advertisers tread carefully

NEW YORK — Super Bowl advertisers are treading carefully this year to avoid alienating customers as a divisive political climate takes some of the buzz away ...

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US suspends enforcement of travel ban

US suspends enforcement of travel ban

WASHINGTON — The government on Saturday suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban and scurried to appeal a judge's order, plunging ...

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Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre

Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre

PARIS — Paris was plunged into panic — again — when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker who lunged at them with two machetes on Friday ...

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Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test

Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China Friday in retaliation for Iran ...

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Confederate emblem has staying power on Mississippi flag

Confederate emblem has staying power on Mississippi flag

JACKSON, Miss. — The Confederate battle emblem still waves on the Mississippi flag and appears in little danger of being erased anytime soon.

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Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected ...

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Trump defends immigration order

Trump defends immigration order

WASHINGTON - Defiant in the face of an international backlash, President Donald Trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban. Protests ...

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Updated: jan. 30, 2017 9:22 p.m.
A commuter's dream

A commuter's dream

WASHINGTON - Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried ...

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