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President Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

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President Donald Trump says he's signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to "ban all devices" like bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre.

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Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost

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The Trump administration is clearing the way for a lower-cost alternative to comprehensive medical insurance plans sold under former President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Fred Rogers, America's favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018

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Fred Rogers is gone but definitely not forgotten.

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Teen, 17, arrested after alleged threat to "shoot up" Pennsylvania school

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Authorities say a teenager has been arrested after an alleged threat of violence toward a Pennsylvania high school.

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The Latest: Teens press for gun control outside White House

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Dozens of teenage students are lying down on the pavement in front of the White House to demand presidential action on gun control after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Florida.

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State Fair offers special ticket packages for one-day sale

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The New York State Fair is running a one-day sale on packages of fair admission, rides, food and games.

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State parks attendance rose again in '17, topping 71 million

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Attendance at state parks rose last year once again, with 71.5 million visitors to parks and historic sites across New York state.

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'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

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Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too.

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Beijing Olympics will add 2 women's hockey teams

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The women's hockey tournament will increase from eight to 10 teams for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

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Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims

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President Donald Trump has kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate.

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PennDOT worker setting out flares killed on icy I-99

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State police say a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation worker was struck and killed on an interstate.

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Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

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Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane in the Daytona 500.

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4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical

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Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition.

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Schumer: Trump budget cuts funds for gun background checks

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Sen. Charles Schumer says President Donald Trump's budget proposal cuts millions of dollars from existing background check systems and would make it harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

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Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

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The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of low-income heating assistance.

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State parks attendance rose again in '17, topping 71 million

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Attendance at state parks rose last year once again, with 71.5 million visitors to parks and historic sites across New York state.

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Life or death main decision for school shooting suspect

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The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming that the only question left for the courts if he's convicted is whether he'll be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.

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The Latest: Protesters push for gun control at Florida rally

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Protesters held signs and urged for change to gun laws in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after 17 people were shot and killed at a high school some 25 miles away.

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Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

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Senators want to bolster research of organic agriculture

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A pair of U.S. senators is introducing legislation designed to improve organic farming research.

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Florida legislators struggle with how to respond to shooting

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Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the Florida Legislature is grappling with how to respond.

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Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws

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Teen survivors of the deadly shootings at a Florida high school are fast becoming advocates for stronger weapons laws.

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Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

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President Donald Trump has made a grim pilgrimage to a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting.

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Mall of America stabber sentenced to 15 years for attack

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A 20-year-old Minneapolis man who said he was inspired by the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for attacking two brothers at the Mall of America.

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No injuries following reports of shots fired at WA college

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Fire officials in Washington state say they know of no people with injuries following reports of possible shots fired at a community college south of Seattle. 

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13 Russian nationals charged in Mueller investigation

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.

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FBI statement on shooting in Parkland, Florida

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On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him, according to the FBI. 

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The Latest: FBI failed to investigate tip on school shooter

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The FBI says it failed to investigate a specific report in January that Nikolas Cruz could be plotting a school shooting.

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Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

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Republican Mitt Romney is trying for a political comeback as he launches a Senate campaign in Utah.

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The Latest: Trump blames Dems for immigration bill fail

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of abandoning "Dreamers," immigrants brought to the country as children and who stayed illegally, because they wouldn't back his immigration plan.

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Victims of the Florida mass shooting

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When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, he claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them.

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Ex-teacher accused of making bomb, using students for help

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A former New York City high school teacher has been accused of paying students to dismantle fireworks for gunpowder so he could eventually make a bomb.

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Cuomo: 'It's time this nation followed New York's lead'

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging U.S. lawmakers to follow the state's lead and pass legislation similar to the New York Safe Act.

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Police report: Suspect confessed to shooting

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The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school. 

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Flu vaccine only 36 percent effective; season intense so far

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The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

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Comptroller: Cuomo's budget plan raises oversight concerns

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New York state's comptroller says the budget proposal submitted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives him "significant flexibility" to adjust spending after the plan is approved by the Legislature.

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Cops: NY driver hit highway barrier on purpose; 3 kids hurt

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Police say a New York woman intentionally ran her car into a concrete highway barrier-- causing head injuries to her three children.

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Sheriff: 17 fatalities in Florida school shooting, former student in custody

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The Latest on a shooting at a Florida high school. 

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Porn star who alleged Trump affair: I can now tell my story

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Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom President Donald Trump's personal attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss her alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

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Six-day search in Adirondacks ends; man safe in California

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A Toronto firefighter who was the subject of a massive six-day search involving eight government agencies at an Adirondack ski center has been located safe and sound -- in California.

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Cuomo: Prohibit cops from having sex with people in custody

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's time New York made it illegal for police officers to have sex with people in their custody.

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Trump Administration proposes replacing food stamps with 'Blue Apron' style delivery

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The Trump Administration is looking to deliver food directly to approximately 38 million food stamp recipients.

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Cuomo: Breweries booming in New York State

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that there are now 400 breweries in New York, eclipsing the previous high set in 1876, when  there were 393 breweries.

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NY diocese begins program for survivors of clergy abuse

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The Syracuse diocese of the Roman Catholic Church is establishing a reconciliation program for survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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Injured climber airlifted off Oregon mountain

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An Oregon Army National Guard has airlifted an injured climber off Mount Hood, but others remain stranded on the state's highest peak.

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VIDEO: New York Gov. Cuomo unveils new family dog 'Captain'

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New York's first family has a new first dog.

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NY Senate leader endorses DeFrancisco for governor

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The leader of the New York Senate has endorsed Republican John DeFrancisco's campaign for governor.

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Mayors, other local officials wrapping up Albany conference

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Mayors and other municipal officials from all across New York state are wrapping up their winter conference in Albany.

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Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89

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Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89.

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NY Gov. Cuomo's favorability, re-election ratings tumble

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A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability and re-election ratings falling just a month after a survey of registered New York state voters gave the Democrat some of the highest ratings during his two terms.

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Judge to decide if teen is tried as adult in school shooting

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The Latest on a hearing whether a teenager is to be tried as an adult in a South Carolina school shooting

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Police: Donald Trump Jr.'s wife exposed to white powder

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Police say Donald Trump Jr.'s wife opened an envelope that contained white powder, felt ill and was taken to New York City hospital as a precaution.

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NY lawmakers: pass new rules for social media political ads

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Two New York state lawmakers are urging their fellow legislators not to pass a state budget without including new rules for political ads on social media.

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Weinstein's attorney: Lawsuit 'without merit'

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A lawyer for disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein says he believes a "fair investigation" by New York's attorney general will show that many of the allegations against Weinstein are "without merit."

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Israeli minister says strikes sent clear message to Iran

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Israel's minister of intelligence says that by striking key Iranian sites in Syria, Israel has sent a clear message to Iran that it won't tolerate an Iranian military foothold on its doorstep.

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Long Island man arrested on cockfighting charges

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 Authorities say a Long Island man has been arrested on charges accusing him of possessing more than 60 roosters trained for cockfighting.

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Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

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A blackout has hit northern Puerto Rico after an explosion set off a big fire at a main power substation in the U.S. territory.

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White House extends condolences for Russia crash

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The Trump administration has expressed sympathy for the families of the 71 people killed in a plane crash outside Moscow.

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Takata settles with injured drivers to exit bankruptcy

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Takata Corp's U.S. unit has reached a settlement with representatives of those injured by lethally defective air bags, paving the way for the company to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy and move forward with a reorganization plan.

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New York attorney general files lawsuit against Weinstein

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New York's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. following an investigating into allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

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President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan.

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The Latest: Police: Kentucky gunman killed parents, 2 others

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Kentucky State Police say a gunman killed his parents, his girlfriend and his girlfriend's mother in a weekend shooting spree in Kentucky.

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The Latest: Helicopter company cooperating in crash probe

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The Nevada-based company whose tour helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing three people on board and injuring four others, says it cooperating fully with investigators.

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Senate to debate immigration, but Trump is the question mark

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The Senate will open up a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday.

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The Latest: Russian plane carrying 71 crashes near Moscow

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A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people has crashed near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city's airports. No survivors have been reported.

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Police: 2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect held

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Police in Ohio say two officers have been fatally shot at a home in a Columbus suburb, and a suspect is in custody.

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Mainland colleges help Puerto Rican students, vexing island

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Dozens of mainland U.S. universities are helping Puerto Rican students continue their studies while the island recovers from last September's Hurricane Maria, but islanders worry they'll stay away too long.

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Mayor defends fire company's choice of sex offender as chief

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The mayor of a tiny northwestern Pennsylvania town is standing by its volunteer fire company's election of a registered sex offender as its fire chief.

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Kolb drops out of NY governor's race; GOP field now at 2

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Republican state lawmaker Brian Kolb has dropped out of the race for New York governor.

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Officials: Guard shoots just-released inmate after attack

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Authorities say a prison guard leaving work for the day has shot and critically injured a just-released inmate who attacked the officer in a parking lot near the prison.

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Lobbying expenses spiked as Congress shaped tax code rewrite

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Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic tax overhaul in decades.

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The Latest: Trump explains refusal to declassify Dems' memo

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President Donald Trump is explaining his decision not to declassify a Democratic memo, saying the document is "very political" and needs heavy redactions.

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Government star witness in Cuomo ex-aide trial arrested

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The government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been arrested.

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President OKs budget deal, shutdown comes to an end

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The Latest on Congress and spending legislation.

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Philadelphia cleaning up after Super Bowl parade

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Philadelphia is cleaning up the streets one day after hundreds of thousands celebrated the Eagles' Super Bowl victory with a parade. 

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Senate passes massive budget agreement

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The Senate has passed a massive, bipartisan budget agreement and spending bill to reopen the shuttered federal government.

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Markets Right Now: China share benchmark falls 5.5 percent

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Stocks are sliding further on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its second big weekly drop in a row. More>>

Senate goes into recess, ensuring shutdown

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A short government shutdown is assured as the Senate has recessed until just after a Thursday midnight deadline to pass a temporary funding bill.

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Searchers look for 49-year-old skier in the Adirondacks

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State police and forest rangers are searching Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks for a 49-year-old Toronto firefighter who was last seen by his skiing party Wednesday afternoon.

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The Latest: Fans keep it mostly peaceful at Eagles parade Video included

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Early birds are headed to the Eagles Super Bowl parade in Philadelphia. More>>

Olympic team's chefs mistakenly order 15,000 eggs

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Olympic athletes require plenty of protein, but not this much.

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George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election

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Former President George W. Bush says there's "pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in US election. More>>

Cuomo plans NY tax change to avoid $1.5B hit on taxpayers

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top budget official says the Democrat wants to separate the state's tax rates from the federal rates to keep New Yorkers from a $1.5 billion income tax increase. 

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Parts of Elmira prison locked down after suspected gang fights

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In what has been described as a dangerous week for corrections officers, certain parts of Elmira Correctional Facility have been put on lockdown after a series of fights, according to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA).

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Oneida County native named US flag bearer for Winter Olympics

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Erin Hamlin’s final Olympics will start with her having the distinction of carrying the American flag into Friday’s official start of the Pyeongchang Games, after winning a vote held by her fellow Team USA athletes.

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Naked man covered in cooking oil attacked family

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A Pennsylvania man is facing charges after police say the 19-year-old attacked his family while tripping on LSD and then resisting arrest while naked and covered in cooking oil.

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Defense lawyer attacks credibility of key government witness

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A defense lawyer is attacking the credibility of the government's star witness in the trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Dunkin' Donuts to stop using foam cups by 2020

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Foam cups at Dunkin' Donuts will soon be history, removing what the company estimates will be a billion of them each year from the waste stream.

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Body tentatively ID'd as missing NY man found at his home

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A body tentatively identified as a New York man who disappeared last year has been found at the man's Hudson Valley home.

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White House aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse

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One of President Donald Trump’s top White House aides resigned Wednesday following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. 

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First baby with Down syndrome wins Gerber Baby of the Year

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A baby from Georgia with Down syndrome has been named Gerber's 2018 Spokesbaby.

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Senate leaders announce 2-year budget deal

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The Senate’s top Republican says there’s Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. 

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SLIDESHOW: Various views of the 'super, blue, blood moon'

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The moon provided a rare triple treat Wednesday morning.

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