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Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

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Residents of high-tax states would be affected most by the GOP's plan to eliminate or reduce the deduction for state and local taxes, but the change also could affect millions of other filers, including some in Republican-led states. More>>

Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

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A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent. More>>

Justice deletes Facebook post, tells people to 'lighten up'

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An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate says he deleted a Facebook post outlining his sexual history after being criticized in part for potentially identifying some of the women. More>>

'Faithful' Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

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Priest who dedicated himself to helping others is on a path to sainthood decades after his death; beatification Mass planned Saturday. More>>

Keystone pipeline leak won't affect last regulatory hurdle

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The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons in rural South Dakota but officials don't believe it has polluted water. More>>

Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny

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The director of Puerto Rico's power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and following scrutiny of a contract awarded to Whitefish Energy Holdings Inc. More>>

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for over two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself physical therapy. More>>

New US weather satellite launched from California

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An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California. More>>

20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2½ minutes

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NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet. More>>

Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for pot

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A Pennsylvania couple is suing the police and an insurance company because they say they were detained and handcuffed for hours after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana. More>>

Navy grounds air crew that made vulgar drawing in sky

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The air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the U.S. Navy said Friday. More>>

Hawaii psychiatric patient says he's surprised escape worked

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A Hawaii psychiatric patient who acknowledges killing a woman nearly four decades ago said he escaped from his hospital and flew to California to prove he could live responsibly in the community. More>>

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions Video included

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Tesla looks to enter the trucking business with new electric semi. More>>

California's legal pot countdown: What's coming by Jan. 1

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The rules that will govern California's legal marijuana economy next year have been published, giving businesses and consumers a glimpse into the future. More>>

Report shows Takata recall still moving slowly

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A new report issued Friday says auto companies have replaced only 57 percent of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years. More>>

Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior

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Four Democratic candidates for Florida governor are asking for the state party chairman to step down after a report that he makes women feel uncomfortable. More>>

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

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A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor has volunteered explicit details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying he was trying to de-legitimize the national "media frenzy" over politicians' sexual indiscretions. More>>

Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter's assault

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Law enforcement officials in Montana have released a trove of materials from their investigation into a Republican House candidate who assaulted a reporter on the eve of his election to the U.S. House. More>>

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

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Scientists for the first time have tried gene editing inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. More>>

The Latest: Alabama's GOP governor to vote Moore for Senate

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The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will not step down in the face of sexual misconduct allegations. More>>

Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial 'liar'

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An ex-marketing executive from Argentina is due back on the witness stand for a fourth day in the U.S. corruption case against three former South American soccer officials. More>>

The Latest: Party chairman resigns over sexual comments

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Four Democratic candidates for Florida governor are asking for the state party chairman to step down after a report that he makes women feel uncomfortable. More>>

Some residents unaccounted for after huge senior center fire

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A huge fire has broken out at a senior living community in Pennsylvania. More>>

Detroit priest known for his humility to be beatified

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A Detroit priest celebrated for his humility and for bringing people to God will be beatified in a ceremony in Detroit this weekend, bringing him a step closer to possible sainthood. More>>

Parents sue over boy's death in rotating Atlanta restaurant

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Family of 5-year-old boy whose skull became crushed in rotating wall of a hotel restaurant sues Atlanta hotel, accusing it of negligence in his death. More>>

Consumers' market remake if 'Obamacare' mandate repealed

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Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. More>>

Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict _ not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington. More>>

Killer of 7 in Connecticut sentenced to life in prison

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An East Coast drifter who killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003 is set to be sentenced to life in prison. More>>

Correction: Deadly-California-Shootings story

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A neighbor who became one of the first victims of a Northern California gunman told a judge earlier this year that she and her family lived in fear of him. More>>

2 charged after dad killed defending young son from theft

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Police have arrested two people after the fatal stabbing of a New Jersey man who relatives say was trying to defend his 8-year-old son from being robbed. More>>

'Friendship' defense, lack of 'smoking gun' aided Menendez Video included

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Comments by jurors in the bribery trial of US Sen. Bob Menendez indicate they felt the government's case wasn't strong enough to convict the New Jersey Democrat and a wealthy friend. More>>

Ex-Homeland Security secretary recovering from heart attack

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A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge remains in critical condition a day after undergoing an emergency heart procedure. More>>

Advocacy groups: Killings of transgender people increase

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Advocacy groups say at least 25 transgender people in the U.S. have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record. More>>

GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear Video included

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Republicans stretch closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. More>>

Agency: Improper wait list used for vets' mental health care

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Watchdog agency confirms whistleblower claim that Colorado facility kept improper wait lists for veterans' mental health care. More>>

Report: VA clinic where vet set self on fire was remiss

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Government investigation finds problems with veterans clinic where Gulf War vet set self on fire, died. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Judge: Pennsylvania State Police afraid of public scrutiny

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Lawyers for Pennsylvania State Police are squaring off against a district attorney in court over a grand jury investigation that state police want to shut down. More>>

Top-ranked Baltimore officer cleared in police van death

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A police disciplinary panel has cleared a Baltimore officer in an internal review of the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in a police van in April 2015. More>>

Menendez avoids 'political grave,' but cloud still looms Video included

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New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year. More>>

15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out

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Judge throws out 15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago police officer. More>>

Bystander thought she was going to die in highway shooting

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A bystander says she thought she was going to die when a man fleeing police in a high-speed chase rammed her car and was shot to death by police on Interstate 95. More>>

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge hospitalized

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A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is in critical condition after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin, Texas. More>>

Woman rescued after falling 10 feet into home septic tank

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A New Jersey woman was rescued after falling into an empty septic tank behind her home. More>>

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link? Video included

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A new analysis says a surge in suicide rates and depression among U.S. teens may be linked with rising social media use. More>>

The Latest: Senate will resume Menendez ethics inquiry Video included

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The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked. More>>

Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her

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A Los Angeles radio host says U.S. Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. More>>

Nevada seeks to use untried execution drugs including opioid

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Nevada seeks to use untried drugs in next execution, including fentanyl. More>>

Killer Charles Manson alive as reports swirl of ill health

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Spokeswoman for California prisons says mass killer Charles Manson is alive, can't comment on reports of hospitalization. More>>

Gunman ran victims off road, chased them on foot

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One of the people killed in a Northern California shooting rampage was driving to the store with her husband when they were randomly targeted. More>>

Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decade

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Experts say Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria. More>>

Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

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A showdown is looming in the nation's capital over whether to open America's largest wildlife refuge to oil drilling. More>>

Doing nothing, Trump may witness US goal in Mugabe's ouster

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Without lifting a finger of its own, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to prise Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian President Robert Mugabe. More>>

Change of plea for Ohio man suspected of Bosnian war crimes

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A judge has set a change of plea hearing for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide. More>>

New Jersey senator's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

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Jurors are returning for the seventh full day of deliberations in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez. More>>

Drug firm founder pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

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The founder of a pharmaceutical company charged with leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it is due in court in Massachusetts. More>>

Escaped hospital patient aimed to show he could be outside

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AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and made it to California before he was captured this week. More>>

Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should've resigned over sex affair

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US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says former Democratic President Bill Clinton should have resigned over his sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky 20 years ago. More>>

Children quieted others at California school as gunman fired Video included

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As a gunman unleashed bullets outside, quick-thinking school officials saved dozens of children by whisking them inside and into lockdown mode. More>>

Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

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The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. More>>

Congressman, climate change activist honored with JFK awards

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A Republican congressman from Florida and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change are being honored with this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. More>>

Witness says he paid $160M in bribes to soccer officials

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A New York judge has been reviewing prosecutors' claims that a former South American soccer official made a potentially threatening gesture as its star witnesses testified at his bribery trial. More>>

Student kicked off Kansas basketball team in anthem flap

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A Muslim student athlete who refused to observe the national anthem for religious reasons has been kicked off the basketball team at a Kansas college. More>>

Actress Rose McGowan arraigned on cocaine charge

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Actress Rose McGowan is scheduled to appear in a Virginia court to be arraigned on a felony charge of cocaine possession. More>>

The Latest: Sierra Club urges Nebraska to reject Keystone XL

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TransCanada Corp. says its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota. More>>

Baltimore detective dies after being shot on duty

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A Baltimore homicide detective who was shot in the head while conducting an investigation has died. More>>

Key dates in the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez Video included

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Key dates in the bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. More>>

AP photographer tells how Mnuchin photo came to be

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AP photographer who took photo of Mnuchin and his wife that became an internet hit tells how it came to be. More>>

Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

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The $500 million Museum of the Bible, built by the owners of the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain, opens Friday in Washington. More>>

Divorcees warily eye GOP plan to cut alimony tax deduction

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A congressional proposal to eliminate the tax deduction for alimony is generating concerns about higher taxes for men and less spousal support for women. More>>

Records: Man posed for photo with dead wife, then cut her up

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Court records say a man posed for photos with his dead wife and their two young children before dismembering her body in a Kansas City hotel room. More>>

In Kentucky town, gay-marriage opponent Davis still divides

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Residents of an eastern Kentucky county famous for a county clerk's refusal to issue marriage license to same-sex couples fear the 2018 elections could re-ignite the controversy. More>>

Loophole allows fundraisers during Oklahoma special session

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Oklahoma legislators have been unable for weeks to reach an agreement on how to plug a $215 million hole in the state budget, but they don't appear to be having problems raising thousands of dollars from lobbyists at lavish fundraisers. More>>

Kansas jailer accused of sex with inmates, impregnating one

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Kansas investigators say a jailer who was fired last year for smuggling tobacco into his lockup had sex with male and female inmates and paid for one to get an abortion. More>>

Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trial

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Study shows monthly shot works as well as daily drug to treat opioid addiction and prevent relapse. More>>

Man found unfit for trial over Ten Commandments destruction

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A man charged with crashing his vehicle into Arkansas' Ten Commandments display nearly three years after he was accused of destroying a monument at Oklahoma's Capitol has been found mentally unfit to go to trial. More>>

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

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Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. More>>

Who created Game of Life? Court aims to find out

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Testimony is set to begin in federal court in Los Angeles in a lawsuit over one of the most popular board games of all time: The Game of Life. More>>

Pence praises GOP 'momentum,' but some governors may be wary

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Republicans who control two-thirds of the nation's governorships are gathering in America's largest red state, discussing how to keep dominating heartland politics. More>>

Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450M Video included

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A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the half-millennia since the artist's death is set to be auctioned Wednesday in New York. More>>

Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen win National Book Awards

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Jesmyn Ward has won the National Book Award for fiction for her novel 'Sing, Unburied, Sing,' while Masha Gessen's 'The Future is History' has received the nonfiction prize. More>>

Ex-college coach guilty of sexually assaulting player

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Jurors have convicted a former college basketball coach in New Jersey of sexually assaulting a male teenager who played on a traveling team that he also coached. More>>

Newly discovered Chandler story chastises medical industry

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A newly discovered Raymond Chandler story has everything from an indictment of the medical industry to some mysterious scribble. More>>

Treasury head, wife mocked for photo of them holding money

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A photo of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife posing with a sheet of new $1 bills is prompting people to poke fun at them online. More>>

Las Vegas shooting lawsuits stack up with 14 more filed

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Legal action stemming from the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert is picking up with lawsuits filed on behalf of 14 concertgoers. More>>

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate's vein

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Ohio is set to execute a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death. More>>

Ex-members of church urge overturning of court agreement

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Ex-members of controversial North Carolina-based church urge reversal of court agreement that places stipulations on investigations of child abuse allegations involving the sect. More>>

Couples sue fertility clinic over eggs with genetic defect

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2 couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced back to donated eggs are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic. More>>

Quick-thinking school staff saved kids at California school Video included

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As a gunman unleashed bullets outside, quick-thinking school officials saved dozens of children by whisking them inside and into lockdown mode. More>>

Police knew 'madman' had guns before killing rampage

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The gunman behind a rampage that killed 4 and injured 10 in California was free on bail and had been the subject of a domestic violence call the day before. More>>

The Latest: 7 hospital staff on unpaid leave after escape

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Employees of a Hawaii psychiatric hospital will be placed on unpaid leave for 30 days while authorities investigate how a patient who was tried for murder escaped and flew to California over the weekend. More>>

Hawaii acknowledges failures after dangerous patient escapes

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The search for a dangerous man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital moved to California after officials said Tuesday he boarded a flight to the state from Maui two days earlier. More>>

Charges dropped against man seen punched by officer in video

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A judge has dismissed all charges against an unarmed black motorist who was punched by a white police officer more than a dozen times during a traffic stop outside Cleveland. More>>

Despite 7 women's statements, Bush unlikely to be prosecuted

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Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched six women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted. More>>

California launch of new US weather satellite postponed

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Officials have postponed the California launch of a new type of U.S. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts. More>>

US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system in an unprecedented step to ensure patients with mental disorders take medicine prescribed for them. More>>

Washington Post didn't pay Roy Moore accusers

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The Washington Post didn't offer money to women in exchange for accusing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of abusing them, despite a series of widely-shared articles on social media. More>>

Wanted polygamist free after 15 years on the lam in Mexico

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A polygamist who fled to Mexico about 15 years ago with this wives and kids while facing child molestation charges in Arizona is now free after the charges were dropped. More>>

The Latest: Moore campaign site adds form to report media

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National Republicans are pressuring Alabama's party to get Roy Moore to abandon his U.S. Senate race. More>>

Diplomat, playing a game of trust, dies in fall off terrace

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Australian diplomat engaged in risky game of trust on 7th-floor terrace near Empire State Building falls to his death, police say; Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls death of Julian Simpson 'shocking tragedy'. More>>

Police: 'Miracle' more weren't shot by man with guns, armor

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Authorities say it's a "miracle" that more people weren't shot when a man with two semi-automatic rifles opened fire on a suburban Buffalo retail store, wounding one man before being tackled by police. More>>

Nevada rancher's son tells US jury militia 'saved my life'

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Cattleman and states' rights figure Cliven Bundy's eldest son is going before a jury to provide firsthand allegations of government misconduct ahead of an armed standoff that ended a federal roundup of family cattle in April 2014. More>>

The Latest: Leonardo Christ painting sells for record $450M Video included

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A rare painting of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for a record $450 million at a New York auction; previous record for artwork was $300M for Willem de Kooning's 'Interchange'. More>>

Thousands mourn 8 family members killed in Texas church

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One of the survivors of a mass shooting at a small Texas church will hold a funeral Wednesday for his pregnant wife and three of her children, his parents, a brother and a toddler niece. More>>

The Latest: Family in Texas church shooting to be buried

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Hundreds of people have lined up to attend a funeral for eight relatives killed in a mass shooting at a small Texas church. More>>

Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Hurricane Harvey

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Federal investigators say they've seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considering moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution. More>>

Feds say rainbow crosswalks in Kentucky pose safety hazard

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The federal government wants the mayor of Kentucky's second-largest city to remove a rainbow-colored crosswalk because it says the gesture honoring the LGBT community is a safety hazard. More>>

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

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It has been nearly 50 years since a Louisiana man was sentenced to life in prison in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse but after a judge overturned his conviction he is expected to walk out of prison Wednesday morning a free man. More>>

Another day ends with no verdict in Menendez bribery trial Video included

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Jurors in the bribery trial of US Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend could hear new instructions from the judge as they resume deliberations. More>>

Man arrested in shooting that killed 2 at Atlanta concert

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Police in Atlanta have made an arrest in a shooting at a rap concert that left two people dead. More>>

After Maria, US schools get influx of Puerto Rican students

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Anthony Valencia, 10: All smiles and back to school _ on US mainland _ as part of Puerto Rican exodus after Hurricane Maria. More>>

The Latest: Louisiana man freed after rape conviction tossed

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A lawyer for Wilbert Jones says his freedom is a great credit to our courts, that they're willing to confront pain and rectify a past injustice, in this case freeing a man she says was wrongly convicted nearly 50 years ago for a rape he didn't commit. More>>

The Latest: Ohio sets new execution day after failed try

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Ohio's prisons director called off the execution of a sick inmate after several unsuccessful attempts to insert an IV. More>>

Police say man on video near 2 of 4 shootings is suspect Video included

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Police and federal agents are searching a normally quiet, working class Tampa neighborhood for a killer after the latest shooting there _ the fourth in a little more than a month. More>>

Southwest pilot with loaded gun arrested before boarding

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Authorities have arrested a Southwest Airlines pilot after a loaded 9mm pistol was found in his carry-on luggage before he boarded his aircraft at St. Louis' Lambert Airport. More>>

Court says passenger can face driving charges in crash

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Rhode Island's high court has ruled that a man can face criminal driving charges for causing a serious crash despite the fact that he was technically a passenger. More>>

California gunman's mom says he told her "it's all over now"

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The family of a gunman who shot 14 people and killed four in Northern California said he had declared he was "on a cliff" with "nowhere to go.". More>>

Talk about vintage: Pottery shards show 8,000-year-old wine

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Pieces of pottery found in the nation of Georgia reveal the earliest known evidence for the origins of today's winemaking industry. More>>

Fund set up to preserve African-American historical sites

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation is setting up what it hopes will be a $25 million fund for the preservation and protection of African-American historical sites. More>>

Couple offering large reward for missing record-holding cats

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Live traps are being placed in a suburban Detroit neighborhood in hopes of catching two Guinness World Records-holding cats and two others believed missing after a fire destroyed their owners' home. More>>

Autopsy: Mother's dismembered remains found in storage unit

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Preliminary autopsy results show that dismembered human remains found inside a suburban Kansas City storage unit were those of woman whose husband was sleeping in the unit with their 4-day-old baby and 2-year-old. More>>

Amid calls to step down, Moore finds refuge with his base

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Republican Roy Moore sought refuge among his evangelical base amid calls from national Republicans for him to drop out of the Alabama Senate race because of allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. More>>

Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for Army secretary

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The Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick for Army Secretary, Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper. More>>

Newly discovered painting shows Washington's wartime tent

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The recent discovery of a 235-year-old painting offers a never-before-seen glimpse into the Revolutionary War. More>>

Who owns Maine's seaweed? Top court will have to decide

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A fight over who owns the seaweed that can be harvested along the coast of Maine is going all the way to the state's highest court. More>>

Big vote totals don't convert to wins for House Democrats

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Democrats' big wins at the polls in Tuesday's elections were not enough to gain control of the House of Delegates, and some say gerrymandering is to blame. More>>

Trump expected to significantly reduce 2 Utah monuments

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's office says President Donald Trump is expected to significantly downsize two sprawling Utah national monuments. More>>

House to adopt mandatory anti-sexual harassment training

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A Congresswoman at a hearing on sexual harassment said a friend of hers confided that a member of Congress exposed himself to a staff member. More>>

Senate GOP intent on scrapping health mandate in tax bill Video included

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As Republicans stake their claim to middle-class rescue in tax cut legislation deemed to carry tax hikes for millions, President Donald Trump plans an in-person appeal to lawmakers as the proposal faces a crucial vote in the House. More>>

Police hunt killer after 4th slaying in Tampa neighborhood Video included

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A fourth person has been found shot to death in a Florida neighborhood that may be targeted by a serial killer. More>>

Experts: Bush groping allegations would be hard to prosecute

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Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched six women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted. More>>

Videos lead defense opening in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas

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A stubborn rancher's refusal to recognize federal authority in the West will be set before a jury as trial starts for cattleman Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a co-defendant in a 2014 armed standoff against government agents. More>>

The Latest: Police: Escaped mental patient is in California

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Police in Hawaii say an escaped psychiatric hospital patient who had been tried for murder took a flight to California on Sunday after flying to Maui from Honolulu. More>>

Search for Hawaii psychiatric patient moves to California

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Authorities say a Hawaii man found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity escaped from the state psychiatric hospital and caught a flight from Maui to an unknown destination. More>>

Delay makes it unlikely San Francisco will sell pot Jan. 1

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will take up legal cannabis regulations Tuesday after weeks of wrangling over where to allow new recreational stores come January 1. More>>

Gunman targeted neighbors then continued rampage

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Authorities say three people have been killed in shootings at multiple locations in rural Northern California, and the shooter was killed by law enforcement after also wounding students at an elementary school. More>>

Is gun-maker liable for Newtown? Court takes up the case

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The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether gun maker Remington Arms should be held liable for the 2012 Newtown school massacre. More>>

The Latest: Gunman's mother says son was frustrated by feud

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A parent says he was in a Northern California classroom targeted by a gunman when bullets smashed through the window and hit a student. More>>

AP Explains: Can GOP keep Roy Moore out of the Senate? Video included

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Senate Republicans face unappealing options if they want to oppose welcoming Roy Moore into the fold. More>>

Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

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New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure; now nearly half of US adults have it. More>>

NTSB: Amtrak's lax safety led to crash that killed 2 workers

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The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting Tuesday to review the findings of an investigation into an Amtrak crash last year near Philadelphia that killed two maintenance workers. More>>

Is your own MD best in the hospital? Study eyes hospitalists

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Study suggest old-fashioned family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospital patients. More>>

Louisiana man to be freed after judge tosses 1971 rape case

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A Louisiana judge who threw out a man's conviction in the 1971 rape of a nurse will decide whether to free him after nearly 50 years in prison. More>>

Jury in Menendez bribery case again doesn't reach a verdict Video included

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Jurors in the bribery trial of US Sen. Bob Menendez will resume deliberations a day after they told the judge they are at an impasse. More>>

Court won't stop execution of sick inmate who needs pillow

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Ohio is starting final preparations for executing a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death this week. More>>

GOP confronts long-shot options for dealing with Moore Video included

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Senate Republicans face unappealing options if they want to oppose welcoming Roy Moore into the fold. More>>

Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

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A new study suggests that women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and are more likely to die. More>>

Postal Service: Red ink for 11th year in row as mail slumps

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The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service is reporting a financial loss for the 11th straight year, citing declining mail volume and costs of its pension and health-care obligations. More>>

The Latest: Man to be freed after 1971 conviction tossed

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A Louisiana man who has spent nearly 50 years in prison will be freed after a judge overturned his conviction in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse. More>>

The Latest: Sessions doesn't recall talk with Carter Page

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that he does not remember speaking to Carter Page during the 2016 presidential campaign about a trip that the former foreign policy adviser took to Russia. More>>

New sex assault allegation hits Moore; he calls it false Video included

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore says a lawsuit will be filed over the newspaper report carrying allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago. More>>

Hundreds rally in support of imprisoned rapper Meek Mill

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Hundreds of people have gathered in Philadelphia to protest rapper Meek Mill's imprisonment on probation violations. More>>

Judge weighs sorority sisters' dispute over dog

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A federal judge is deciding whether a dog trained to help an Ohio State University student during panic attacks can stay at her sorority house despite another student's allergy. More>>

College to name school for late journalist Gwen Ifill

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A college in Boston will name one of its schools after the late Gwen Ifill, a co-anchor of PBS' "NewsHour" and veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates. More>>

Rand Paul back in the Senate, walking gingerly after assault

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Sen. Rand Paul is returning to Washington following an attack in his yard that left him with six broken ribs. More>>

In search of federal judges, Trump taps mostly white men

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Diversity isn't the keyword in describing the gender and racial makeup of President Donald Trump's nominees to the federal bench so far. More>>

The Latest: Moore calls new allegation 'absolutely false' Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama "should step aside" in light of allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. More>>

Box Office Top 20: 'Thor: Ragnarok' repeats at No. 1

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"Thor: Ragnarok" topped the box office again in its second weekend, adding $57.1 million from North American theaters. More>>

Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive aquifer

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The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states is drying up steams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who rely on it to water their crops. More>>

Frozen treats, other supplies rocketing toward space station

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A load of supplies is headed to the International Space Station, this time from Virginia. More>>

Analysis says Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million

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The chairman of the House's tax-writing committee is expressing confidence that his chamber won't go along with the Senate's proposal to eliminate the deduction for property taxes. More>>

Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

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A U.S. appeals court is allowing enforcement of part of the Trump administration's newest version of the travel ban that bars foreign nationals who don't have a "bona fide' ties to the U.S., including family relationships. More>>

Hate crimes rose for 2nd year in a row in 2016, FBI reports

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The FBI says hate crimes rose for the second straight year in 2016, with increases in attacks motivated by bias against blacks, Jews, Muslims and LGBT people. More>>

Video recovered, 10 more charged in Penn State frat death

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Investigators are filing new charges after recovering deleted security camera footage taken in a Penn State fraternity house basement the night a pledge consumed a dangerous amount of alcohol and suffered fatal injuries. More>>

Lawsuit cites "inhumane" conditions in St. Louis jail

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A lawsuit claims inmates at a medium-security jail in St. Louis live in "inhumane conditions" that include rodent feces in food, infestations of bugs and snakes, and unbearable overcrowding. More>>

Justices add anti-abortion counseling to free-speech lineup

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The Supreme Court is stepping into a free speech fight over California's attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. More>>

Frustration sets in after coal mine health study suspended

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Some people living near mountaintop coal mines in West Virginia are frustrated the Trump administration has suspended the latest federal study on the health impact of surface mining in Appalachia. More>>

Firm: At least 15 people have caught fire after Taser stun

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The maker of Tasers says at least 15 people caught fire and five died after being shocked near flammable materials, similar to a man in Oklahoma who was stunned, then went into his gasoline-soaked van. More>>

Fatigue, poor regulation led to deadly California bus crash

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Federal safety investigators say a sleep-deprived driver and a bus company with a poor safety led to an August 2016 crash in California's Central Valley that killed four passengers and injured 20 others, including the driver. More>>

Attorneys defend Mississippi law on denying LGBT services

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Attorneys for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant defend state law that lets government workers and private business people cite religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people. More>>

US sage grouse policy heading back to square one

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Federal scientists and land managers who've been crafting strategies to protect sage grouse habitat across much of the West for nearly two decades are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans. More>>

Catholic cardinal condemns "forces of division" and fear

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Head of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops condemns what he calls the forces of division in society, urges 'humane' approach to border security. More>>

Menendez jury says it's deadlocked; judge says to keep going Video included

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Jury deliberations in the bribery trial of Democratic US Sen. Bob Menendez are scheduled to resume amid uncertainty over the fallout from comments made by an excused juror last week. More>>

Inmate will get pillow to help him breathe during execution

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Ohio's prisons agency is providing a condemned inmate a pillow to help him breathe during his execution this week. More>>

Hundreds in Hollywood march against sexual harassment

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Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan and Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman are among the hundreds of women, men and children who gathered in the heart of Hollywood Sunday afternoon for a pair of dual marches protesting sexual harassment. More>>

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