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Homeless population on the rise

Homeless population on the rise

LOS ANGELES — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people ...

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Executions up in 2017, but down by half from decade ago

Executions up in 2017, but down by half from decade ago

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed ...

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Tax reform bill clears Senate

Tax reform bill clears Senate

WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his ...

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Postal regulators move to let stamp prices jump higher

Postal regulators move to let stamp prices jump higher

WASHINGTON — Seeking to bolster the ailing U.S. Postal Service, federal regulators moved on Friday to allow bigger jumps to stamp prices beyond the rate ...

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Dow Jones sets mark, tops 24,000

Dow Jones sets mark, tops 24,000

Investors are exuberant and for good reason: the global economy is strong, corporate earnings are solid, Washington appears closer to delivering lower taxes on corporations ...

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Tampa police: Finding gun was key in arrest

Tampa police: Finding gun was key in arrest

TAMPA, Fla. — A recent college graduate who was charged in four slayings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood over the past 51 days used the same ...

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House OKs anti-harassment training

House OKs anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON — The House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training as lawmakers faced heavy pressure to address ...

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Top Dems pull out of Trump meeting

Top Dems pull out of Trump meeting

WASHINGTON — Congress' top Democrats abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he declared he didn't "see a ...

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Chemical company's response to water worries: Silence

Chemical company's response to water worries: Silence

RALEIGH, N.C. — Americans have grown accustomed to hearing apologies from everyone from cheating car-makers to cheating presidents, but a Fortune 500 chemical company with ...

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Does cellphone-sweeping technology go too far?

Does cellphone-sweeping technology go too far?

NEW YORK — New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive ...

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Cancer and unhealthy behavior

Cancer and unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK — A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and ...

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GOP tax plan clears House

GOP tax plan clears House

WASHINGTON — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite ...

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'God is so good' says man freed after 5 decades in prison

'God is so good' says man freed after 5 decades in prison

BATON ROUGE, La. — A 65-year-old man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole walked out of prison on Wednesday, saying "God ...

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Workers at Calif. school averted disaster

Workers at Calif. school averted disaster

CORNING, Calif. — A tiny Northern California elementary school would have turned into a "bloodbath" if not for quick action by school workers who rushed small ...

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Police hunt serial killer in Tampa

Police hunt serial killer in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. — Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they ...

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Rise in teen suicide, social media linked

Rise in teen suicide, social media linked

CHICAGO — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there ...

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Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads 'hacks'

Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads 'hacks'

HANOI, Vietnam — Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying ...

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Moore continues to deny accusations

Moore continues to deny accusations

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. — A defiant Roy Moore on Saturday insisted the allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago were false and voters in Alabama would "see ...

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Pall of church shooting shrouds town's Veterans Day ceremony

Pall of church shooting shrouds town's Veterans Day ceremony

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — First responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed Saturday in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was ...

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