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The Latest: Trump says US will 'probably' end NAFTA

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A spokeswoman for President Donald Trump says he will not pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (ahr-PY'-oh) while visiting Arizona. More>>

Walmart dives into voice-activated shopping with Google

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Walmart dives into voice-activated shopping in partnership with Google. More>>

Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas

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Conservation groups are airing TV ads and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water in the nation. More>>

Uncounted Kansas ballots fuel fears about Kobach's proposals

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A conservative firebrand promoting President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a Kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as similarly sized states did. More>>

The Latest: Phoenix police lob pepper spray as rally ends

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Phoenix police lob pepper spray after protesters throw rocks, water bottles as Trump rally breaks up. More>>

Protests turn unruly after Trump's Phoenix speech

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President Donald Trump's first political event since the violence of Charlottesville has drawn several protest groups to Phoenix, and authorities are taking extra precautions to keep the peace. More>>

3 of 10 missing US sailors identified after warship crash

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Sailors with ties to Michigan and Illinois are among 10 who are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asia. More>>

Tillerson says US could punish Pakistan if no cooperation

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President Donald Trump vows to continue fighting in Afghanistan despite his initial inclination to withdraw. Yet he insists the U.S. will not offer "a blank check" after 16 years. More>>

New ski resort operator in New Hampshire raising concern

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Some New Hampshire residents are speaking out against the new owner of a popular ski resort, saying the company's past legal troubles raise concerns about whether it can be trusted to manage the facility that dates to the 1950s. More>>

To E or not to E - USC didn't in spelling Shakespeare's name

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Visitors to the University of Southern California might be muttering, "What fools these mortals be," as they pass a new statue of the legendary queen of Troy and notice William Shakespeare's name seemingly misspelled at its base. More>>

Charlottesville votes to shroud statues after the violence

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Anger boils over at the first Charlottesville city council meeting since a deadly white supremacist rally. More>>

Afghanistan vets reassured by Trump reversing calls for exit

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Veterans who have fought in America's longest war found it reassuring that President Donald Trump reversed his past calls for a speedy exit from Afghanistan. More>>

103-year-old Cambodian woman becomes US citizen

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A 103-year-old Cambodian woman who survived starvation, suffering and war in her native land is now a United States citizen. More>>

Latino coalition: CBS diversity progress is part of new push

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CBS and Hispanic media activists say the network has stepped up its efforts to increase Latino representation in its shows. More>>

Cosby's retrial delayed as new legal team joins case

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Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will be delayed as his new legal team gets up to speed on the case. More>>

California dad to be sentenced in 5-year-old son's killing

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A California man who admitted killing his 5-year-old son amid a contentious custody battle is scheduled to be sentenced. More>>

Report: Half of state's labor force holds bachelor's degrees

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A new report finds that half of all workers in Massachusetts held a bachelor's degree or higher in 2016, marking the first time any U.S. state has reached that threshold. More>>

US amends info request related to Inauguration Day protest

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The Justice Department is defending its request for information about an anti-Trump website that prosecutors allege was behind destructive Inauguration Day protests. More>>

Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply

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Denver is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs, but few may apply. More>>

Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions

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Missouri preparing for its 2nd execution of 2017, even as condemned inmate Marcellus Williams continues to declare his innocence. More>>

Judge: Racism behind Arizona ban on Mexican-American studies

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A federal judge in Arizona has ruled that an ethnic studies ban that shuttered a popular Mexican-American program was enacted with racial discrimination. More>>

Judge seeks quick trial for deported Mexican man

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Lawyers for a Mexican man who was shielded from being deported will try to persuade a judge who has been a target of President Donald Trump's scorn that the administration wrongly expelled their client from the United States. More>>

Missouri woman charged with killing autistic daughter

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Authorities: Burned bones found on a rural Missouri property are those of a missing 16-year-old girl, biological mother jailed on investigative hold. More>>

Navy rescues pilot ejected from jet off San Diego coast

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The U.S. Navy has rescued a pilot who ejected from an aircraft off the San Diego coast. More>>

Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome' Video included

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Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'. More>>

Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan

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A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that seeks to block construction of a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan. More>>

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

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Researchers find wreckage of USS Indianapolis, ship that carried critical components of Hiroshima bomb and became worst maritime disaster in Navy's history. More>>

Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

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American Indian tribes hope for renewal in the upcoming solar eclipse, though not all will watch. More>>

Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps

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From zoo visitors to professional astronomers, people across the United States gathered science from total solar eclipse. More>>

'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse Video included

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Americans are staking out prime viewing spots along a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the sun Monday. More>>

Commuter train crashes into parked train, injuring dozens

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A regional rail spokeswoman says no life-threatening injuries in train crash at a suburban Philadelphia terminal. More>>

Latest: McCulloch confident inquiry board will confirm guilt

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Death penalty opponents are protesting Missouri's planned execution of an inmate who maintains his innocence. More>>

US wife of Barcelona victim seeks last person who saw him

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The wife of the only American killed in last week's Barcelona terror attack says she's trying to find a waiter who may have been the last person to see her husband alive. More>>

Jury refuses to convict 4 in Nevada ranch standoff retrial

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A federal jury in Las Vegas has refused to convict four accused gunman in a 2014 standoff with federal authorities near the Nevada ranch of anti-government figure Cliven Bundy. More>>

Buddy the blind sea lion goes to Los Angeles Zoo

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Nearly 700-pound blind California sea lion named Buddy is said to be adapting well to his new home at the Los Angeles Zoo after being rescued at a Southern California beach last year. More>>

Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

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The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is. More>>

Authorities eye immigration status of children found at sect

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A former member of a military-style Christian sect says that for years she's been trying to draw attention to the New Mexico group whose leader has been charged with dozens of counts of child sexual abuse. More>>

The Latest: Minnesota mom of slain girl says family grieving

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The biological mother of a 16-year-old girl whose burned remains were found at a home in Missouri has been charged with murder in the girl's death. More>>

Iowa computer programmer gets 25 years for lottery scam

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A judge has sentenced lottery computer programmer Eddie Tipton to up to 25 years in prison for rigging a computer program to make it possible for him to pick winning numbers in several lottery games over six years. More>>

Los Angeles wants in on suit over Trump sanctuary conditions

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Los Angeles is seeking to join a lawsuit by San Francisco over immigration restrictions placed on a major federal grant by the Trump administration. More>>

The Latest: Slain driver's family hopes for quick decision

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A lawyer says the family of an unarmed black driver who was fatally shot by Indianapolis police officers hopes the appointment of a special prosecutor will lead to a decision soon on whether those officers will face charges. More>>

Priest urges haters to repent; reveals his Ku Klux Klan past

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A Virginia priest is taking a leave of absence after disclosing he once was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. More>>

DNA issues raised amid secret hearings in ex-cop rape case

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Defense attorneys are challenging DNA evidence that helped convict an Oklahoma City police officer of raping women while on duty, although sealed court filings and secret hearings have concealed the latest legal wrangling from the public. More>>

AP-NORC poll: Hispanics see barriers to nursing care

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AP-NORC poll: Few older Hispanics are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs. More>>

Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that's climbed to $700M

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The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $700 million, giving players a chance to dream of winning the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. More>>

Man who shot judge was stopped earlier for faulty headlight

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A sheriff says the man who shot a judge outside an Ohio courthouse drove to a neighboring bank, walked quickly toward him from a parked car and fired, and the judge returned fire. More>>

Police: Kennedy family members incited partygoers into 'mob'

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Police in Massachusetts say a member of the Kennedy family screamed incoherently and threw himself into a wall after he was confronted by police responding to complaints about a loud party and fireworks. More>>

Pop-up New York City dinner draws thousands, all in white

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A pop-up dinner featuring white-clad guests bringing their own tables, chairs and food has drawn thousands to the plaza outside New York City's Lincoln Center. More>>

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

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A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. More>>

A coal country dispute over an alleged Trump promise unmet

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The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to issue a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants. More>>

Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

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In towns and cities along the path of the solar eclipse, some school districts are seizing the opportunity for ready-made science lessons. More>>

Anger over rally violence boils over in Charlottesville

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Anger boiled over Monday at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos. More>>

Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape

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Donald Trump is headed to Arizona for a rally two years after stopping in Phoenix during his campaign. More>>

Officials end search for missing helicopter crew in Hawaii

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A massive ocean search for five soldiers who disappeared after a helicopter crash last week has ended after no signs of life were spotted. More>>

Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

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A judge has ordered Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte to be booked, photographed and fingerprinted after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May. More>>

AP-NORC poll: Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes

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An AP-NORC poll finds that few older Hispanics are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs. More>>

LA Times ousts editor-publisher and other top managers

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The Los Angeles Times' parent company is bringing in a new publisher, editor and other top newsroom managers in a shake-up it says is part of a plan to move one of the nation's flagship newspapers more quickly into the digital age. More>>

2 members of Kennedy family arrested after noise complaints

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Two members of the Kennedy family have been arrested in Massachusetts following complaints about a loud party and fireworks. More>>

Nation's political split on display at Trump Phoenix visit

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The nation's political split over President Donald Trump is expected to be on full display Tuesday as hard-core backers of the Republican president flood into the Phoenix Convention Center and police brace for protests from opponents outside. More>>

Military-style Christian sect leader charged in abuse case

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A leader of a western New Mexico military-style Christian sect faces 100 child sexual abuse charges. More>>

Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

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Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire. More>>

Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

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A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives. More>>

Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii

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Officials have suspended the search for five Army soldiers who were in a helicopter crash during offshore training in Hawaii last week. More>>

Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda

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Sen. John McCain's packed agenda while on break from Congress in his home state of Arizona has hardly been the schedule of a typical brain cancer patient - or even someone about to turn 81. More>>

VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areas

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says his agency will propose changes to make it easier for rural areas to receive funding to build nursing homes for veterans. More>>

Slain woman became anti-violence activist after sister died

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A Connecticut woman who became an anti-violence activist after her sister's killing four years ago and who was found slain with her 9-year-old daughter last week is being remembered as "a wonderful human being.". More>>

Feds say brake problems preceded derailment in Pennsylvania

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Federal investigators say crews encountered air brake problems before a freight train derailed in Pennsylvania earlier this month, causing hazardous material to ignite and forcing residents from their homes. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Christian sect member not stunned by new case

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A western New Mexico military-style Christian sect with anti-Semitic leanings says claims of child abuse and child sexual abuse by leaders are false. More>>

July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land

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US government scientists calculate that Earth broiled last month to more record-like heat, calling it part of man-made global warming. More>>

Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

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If you want good eclipse watching weather, Oregon and Idaho look like the best spot. More>>

Summer hike turns tragic when parents tumble off cliff

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A family hike in a western New York gorge turns tragic when a mother and father died after falling off a cliff and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured. More>>

Man denies purposely spraying manure on border patrol car

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A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about immigration enforcement is scheduled to appear in court. More>>

Texas college could influence other Confederate statue moves

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University of Texas removes statues of Robert E. Lee, other prominent Confederate figures at Austin campus. More>>

Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slender Man attack

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One of two teenagers charged with stabbing a classmate to impress a fictitious character called Slender Man has decided to plead guilty to a lesser charge. More>>

Suspect in Florida officers' killings said: 'I'm innocent'

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A police document says the suspect in the fatal shootings of two police officers in Florida shouted "I'm innocent" as he was arrested. More>>

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

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Major tech companies are taking a firmer stand against white supremacists in the wake of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick's protest

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest is still causing debate in and around the NFL a year later as the embattled quarterback looks for a chance to play again. More>>

Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty

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In Indian Country, most tribes opt out of the death penalty for federal crimes on tribal land. More>>

The Latest: US coast-to-coast total eclipse comes to an end Video included

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Forecasters say it looks like a big chunk of the nation on the path of the total eclipse will get clear viewing for the sky show. More>>

Attorneys for condemned Missouri man seek halt to execution

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Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man. More>>

Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet

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A federal lawsuit accuses the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming a Muslim-American radio host by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" behind a deadly bombing at a concert in England. More>>

Fallen forensics: What a 2016 report has to say about them

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What a 2016 report has to say about various forensic methods that are coming under fire. More>>

US, Canada, Mexico pledge quick work to update NAFTA

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U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history. More>>

1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'

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Leader of a march attacked by Klan, Nazis in Greensboro in 1979 sees hope for a 'justice river'. More>>

Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy

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Prosecutors say the fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched online between a professor and university employee. More>>

Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host, dies at 91

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Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. More>>

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark Video included

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Millions of eclipse watchers are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the sun Monday. More>>

Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91

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Jerry Lewis, multitalented entertainer and filmmaker, dies at 91 in Las Vegas. More>>

Rescuers expand search for Army helicopter crew in Hawaii

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The Coast Guard has expanded its search for five crew members of a downed Army Black Hawk helicopter that crashed into the ocean off the coast of Hawaii more than four days ago. More>>

Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizes

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Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated apologizes to Trump and his family, but says she has no plans to resign. More>>

Florida zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort

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A Florida-based zoo and conservation society has decided not to hold its annual gala at President Trump's Florida resort. More>>

Free speech supporters: Outnumbered, but rally was a success

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Supporters of a conservative "free speech rally" that drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters say the event was a success. More>>

3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash

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A leading U.S. hospital says it will pull an annual fundraiser from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after all. More>>

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

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Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health has died. More>>

Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial

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Attorneys in the corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will have plenty of factors to consider when they begin the final phase of jury selection this week. More>>

Incentives offered for new agents at remote border crossings

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is offering hiring bonuses and job security to people willing to work at some of the nation's most remote border crossings with Canada and Mexico. More>>

No bond for suspect in officers' fatal shooting in Fla.

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A suspect in the fatal shooting of two police officers in Florida will be staying in jail after a judge denied him bond Sunday, saying there was probable cause for his first-degree murder charge. More>>

Suspect in killings of 2 Fla. officers arrested at bar

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Florida authorities say two Kissimmee police officers have been shot. More>>

NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

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NASA and PBS are marking 40 years since the back-to-back launches of the Voyager spacecraft. More>>

Massive counterprotest upstages Boston "free speech rally"

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Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans upstaged planned "free speech rally" by a small group in Boston a week after a violent clash in Virginia. More>>

Numbers drawn for Powerball jackpot, estimated at $535M

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Powerball players will hold their breath as numbers are drawn for one of the nation's biggest lottery jackpots. More>>

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

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Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. More>>

Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

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The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick

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Dozens of current and former members of the New York Police Department and others rallied Saturday in support of Colin Kaepernick. More>>

Mastermind of lottery fraud faces 25-year prison sentence

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A former lottery computer programmer who has pleaded guilty in Iowa to running a criminal scheme that allowed him to collect $2 million in lottery winnings in four states is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. More>>

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

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Duke University has removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee days after it was vandalized. More>>

The past is still present in a changing Virginia

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How Virginia chooses to remember its past is a highly combustible issue, as shown by the deadly violence that erupted last weekend over plans to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. More>>

The Latest: About 20 protesters linger near Dallas cemetery

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Demonstrators are arriving at a counterprotest ahead of a conservative rally that's getting underway on Boston Common. More>>

'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

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Conservative activists and leftist counter-protesters are preparing for a rally on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. More>>

Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case

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A Los Angeles judge has denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski's victim to end the criminal case against the fugitive director. More>>

Northwestern prof, Oxford staffer extradited to Chicago

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An Oxford University employee accused of killing a 26-year-old hair stylist has been extradited to Chicago. More>>

The Latest: Gov. takes case from non-death-penalty lawyer

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Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot in two cities. More>>

Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville's temple

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The presence of hundreds of white nationalists and deadly violence last weekend has members of Charlottesville's lone synagogue confronting new levels of anxiety and resolve. More>>

Evacuation orders affect hundreds in California, Oregon

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Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse. More>>

Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her

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A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month, but instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she's asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless kids at her school. More>>

NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

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NASA has launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites. More>>

Feds allege California Marines involved in $67M health fraud

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Federal authorities say Southern California Marines were recruited for a scheme that bilked the government's military health insurance provider out of $67 million. More>>

Small earthquake strikes off Hawaii island's east coast

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A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. More>>

Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses

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Colleges are bracing for more violence on campus after a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia became the latest example of hatred migrating from the internet to the streets. More>>

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

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The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says she won't talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death. More>>

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

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Nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit opioids prescribed to first-time users; American Medical Association criticizes move. More>>

Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse

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Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. More>>

The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking

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For thousands of years, people have made up stories to explain why the sun suddenly disappears during the middle of the day. More>>

The Latest: Suspect in stabbing death back in Chicago

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A Northwestern University professor accused with another man in the brutal stabbing death of a 26-year-old hair stylist has returned to Chicago from California to face murder charges. More>>

Eclipse concerns cause school district to cancel classes

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A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. More>>

Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop Video included

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Dashcam video of a white officer repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than how Ohio police had initially described it. More>>

Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground

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A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States. More>>

The Latest: Trump offers support to Kissimmee PD

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Florida gov. 'heartbroken' after 4 officers shot. More>>

Family: California man celebrating marriage killed in Spain

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The State Department says at least one American was killed and one injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain. More>>

Helicopter crew had life vests, air bottles during crash

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All five crew members that were aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed over the Pacific had life vests and an air bottle for underwater breathing. More>>

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist Video included

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White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. More>>

Pardon of Joe Arpaio would refute crux of immigration debate

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The possibility of President Donald Trump pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has led to criticism that it would contradict a key theme in the immigration debate. More>>

Underwater devices look for Army helicopter crew off Hawaii

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The Navy is using remotely operated underwater vehicles and sonar to help in the search for a missing Army helicopter and its five-member crew off Hawaii. More>>

Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

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Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon have been ordered to evacuate because of a rapidly growing wildfire that's already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway. More>>

NY subway tiles with Confederate flag look to be altered

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Transit officials have decided to alter subway tiles at a Manhattan station that have a cross-like design that's been compared to the Confederate flag. More>>

Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug

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A death penalty expert says Arkansas may have found a reliable source for an execution drug. More>>

Lawmaker who made Trump assassination remark may face ouster

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Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted Facebook comment hoping for President Donald Trump's assassination could face effort to remove her from office. More>>

California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

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California regulators say they're tightening the rules on a pesticide popular with farmers over new health concerns. More>>

Woman: Oregon train stabbings could have been prevented

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A Portland woman says police could have prevented a fatal attack on two men who came to the aid of teenage girls being harassed on Portland light-rail train if they had taken her earlier complaint against a white supremacist more seriously. More>>

NFL linebacker Greene says dropped gun charge 'was false'

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A gun charge against a former NFL linebacker has been dropped after his lawyer says the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied. More>>

Brother of Sinaloa cartel leader arrested in Arizona

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The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities. More>>

Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

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Eclipse chasers from around the globe will be watching again when the sun goes dark in the US. More>>

Why hate came to the progressive island of Charlottesville

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Why hate came to Charlottesville, a progressive island surrounded by conservative Virginia. More>>

Troopers pay tribute to 4 people killed in 1997 shootings

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New Hampshire state troopers have gathered to remember comrades who were among those killed or wounded 20 years ago in one of the region's worst shootings. More>>

California mass killer spared death sentence

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A California judge has ruled that a convicted mass killer will be spared the death penalty amid a long-running scandal over authorities' use of jailhouse informants. More>>

Trump to address American Legion convention in Reno

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President Donald Trump will visit northern Nevada and address the American Legion convention next week. More>>

Federal judge delays sentencing man who plotted US attacks

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An Ohio man charged with plotting to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving overseas training is scheduled to be sentenced. More>>

New Hampshire confirms identity of suspected serial killer

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New Hampshire authorities say they have confirmed the identity of a suspected serial killer. More>>

Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

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Archaeologists say DNA from ancient bones of domesticated turkeys provides a clue into the mysterious exodus of cliff dwellers from southwestern Colorado 700 years ago. 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>>

Tennessee site marks milestone with shipment to US nuke dump

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A federal lab in Tennessee has made its first shipment in five years to the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, marking another milestone as the U.S. gets its multibillion-dollar cleanup program back on track. More>>

'Spectacular' autumn foliage is forecast for New England

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New England's fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it's enough to make a maple leaf blush. More>>

Judge: Ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed for contempt

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An ex-treasure hunter jailed on contempt-of-court charges is ready to argue before an Ohio judge why his imprisonment should be ended. More>>

US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

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More than 110 U.S. post offices offering special postmarks for Monday's solar eclipse. More>>

Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

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A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans has been removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House. More>>

Search area expands for Army helicopter missing off Hawaii

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A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. More>>

Lawsuit: Birth control for sentencing breaks violated rights

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A federal lawsuit claims a Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of inmates by reducing their jail time if they underwent free birth control procedures. More>>

Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug; execution to be set

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Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal drug, and the state's attorney general has asked the governor to set an execution date for a death row inmate condemned for a 1991 killing. More>>

US Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

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Trump's response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is drawing criticism from some American Jews who are usually reluctant to criticize him. More>>

Guatemalan immigrant seeks sanctuary in Manhattan church

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A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. is entering a church in Manhattan with her three children to seek refuge from immigration authorities. More>>

Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

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The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the threat. More>>

A grim subway reality: Corpses sometimes kept in break rooms

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Transit workers are complaining about the longstanding police practice of using employee break rooms and bathrooms to temporarily store the bodies of people struck and killed by subway trains. More>>

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

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Many white Southerners are upset that neo-Nazis and the KKK have become a face of the fight over Confederate monuments. More>>

Acclaimed modernist architect Gunnar Birkerts dies at 92

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Gunnar Birkerts, an internationally acclaimed modernist architect who designed buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and the University of Michigan Law Library, has died. More>>

Legal deal over harsh CIA interrogations marks a milestone

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A settlement has been reached in a key lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror. More>>

LL Bean boosting production of iconic boot

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L.L. Bean is kicking it up a notch as demand continues to surge for its iconic boot. More>>

Illinois conservative group's cartoon sparks racial clash

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Political cartoon circulated by conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner triggers accusations of racism and insensitivity in wake of deadly rally attack in Virginia. More>>

Michigan State University rejects white nationalist event

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Michigan State University says it's denied a request to rent space to a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer. More>>

Parents of Newtown victims want to know if teachers had keys

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Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in the Newtown school massacre are demanding to see evidence that two slain teachers had access to keys that could have been used to lock their classroom doors. More>>

US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

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A new report finds drug overdose deaths among US teens have inched up after years of decline. More>>

Columbus officer who shot 13-year-old boy feared gunfight

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Records show the white Columbus police officer who fatally shot a black 13-year-old boy after a suspected robbery last year feared a gunfight with the teen. More>>

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

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A former candidate for New York governor whose insults of Barack and Michelle Obama preceded calls for his ouster from the Buffalo school board has been removed from the post. More>>

Despite recurring turmoil, Mississippi hasn't budged on flag

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White supremacists waved the Confederate battle flag amid weekend violence in Virginia, prompting critics to say Mississippi should remove the symbol from its state banner. More>>

Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial

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Maine's Republican governor says taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. More>>

FAA changes San Francisco landing rules after close call

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Federal officials are imposing new rules on nighttime landings at San Francisco International Airport after an Air Canada jet nearly struck planes on the ground last month. More>>

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