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US coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

As NPR's Michele Kelemen reported last week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said his agency is considering a travel visa restriction to North Korea; but that would stop short of a full trav...

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Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber writes that the the gross amount is " fair and reasonable compensation for this wrongful death claim and is in the best interests of each Plaintiff". In Novemb...

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GOP Claims Victory in South Carolina Special Election

Norman's home county of York provided the final push that Norman needed to carry the election, handing him around 54 percent of the votes cast. Republican Ralph Norman and Democrat Archie Parnell...

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Muslims question whether girl's killing was road rage

Police in Fairfax, Virginia have found a body that they believe to be a 17-year-old girl missing after she was abducted walking from an IHOP restaurant to her mosque on Saturday night. Martinez Torres...

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Justice Dept. unveils plan to fight violent crime in 12 cities

Justice Dept. unveils plan to fight violent crime in 12 cities

Sessions said that he anticipates additional cities will join the program later this year. Among the other cities that will get federal funding include: Birmingham, Ala.; Indianapolis; Memphis, Te...

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USS Fitzgerald collision: Seven fallen sailors

The Coast Guard later changed the collision time to 1:30 a.m. after interviewing crewmembers aboard the container ship . Tanaka said officials are planning to get ahold of a device with commu...

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Planes in Phoenix grounded because of too much heat

Planes in Phoenix grounded because of too much heat

In the weeks leading up to the beginning of monsoon season, temperatures in Arizona, New Mexico, southern Nevada and Southern California typically climb to the highest they'll be all year. "We have ...

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Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps

The US Supreme Court announced Monday it would hear a case about possible gerrymandering in the drawing up of Congressional district boundaries, a running sore point between Republicans and Dem...

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Cosby trial shows sex-crime laws must change

Cosby trial shows sex-crime laws must change

The entertainer's wife of 53 years, Camille, slammed prosecutors for bringing the case to court, calling Steele "heinously and exploitively ambitious" in a statement released after the trial . "I was...

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Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race

Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race

Former Rep. Tom Price , whose departure to become Trump's health and human services secretary led to the special election , won each time he was on the ballot since 2004 with more than 60% of the vo...

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Video footage shows Minnesota traffic stop that ended with Philando Castile's death

Video footage shows Minnesota traffic stop that ended with Philando Castile's death

The moments after Castile's death, recorded and uploaded online by his girlfriend , have been seen by millions. The video was released Tuesday when the case file was closed and made available to th...

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SoCal wildfire near Big Bear spreads to 950 acres; voluntary evacuations remain

SoCal wildfire near Big Bear spreads to 950 acres; voluntary evacuations remain

The Pacific Crest hiking trail (PCT) at Hwy 18 to Van Dusen Road is also closed. The cause of the fire was under investigation. One firefighter had suffered a heat-related injury, officials told C...

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Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix when 120 expected

It's the third-highest temperatures ever recorded at Tucson International Airport. (AP Photo/Matt York). A couple runs through section of South Mountain Park at sunrise to avoid the excessive hea...

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Sen. Al Franken: The health care debate affects all of us

Sen. Al Franken: The health care debate affects all of us

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump "clearly wants a bill that has heart in it". Richard Blumenthal characterized as the "unconscionable and reprehensible" secrecy with w...

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NYC fire officials say 3 people injured at construction site

NYC fire officials say 3 people injured at construction site

Shortly before 5:30 p.m., a third person was still trapped in the basement and firefighters were working through a narrow hole to free him or her. The construction materials punched through the roof a...

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Local NYC Grocers Unhappy with Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

Even so, Mr. Mackey said at the town hall that, as part of Amazon, other store formats might emerge under a different name that don't necessarily meet the brand's high standards for natural and organi...

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Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

That is, until Spicer began holding off-camera briefings, forbidding networks from filming video or audio of the interviews. These sources confirmed that Spicer had already been reaching out to cand...

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Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles

Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles

Gary Cohn, Trump's top economic aide, said the administration doesn't want to engage in prolonged negotiations after the package is made public this fall. The "Better Way" tax reform plan proposed by ...

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McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

Many customers are finding it unaffordable - contrary to its official name, the Affordable Care Act , and to the ACA's mission, to get more Americans insured. He would not, however, commit to giving ...

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US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case

US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case

Depending on the ruling, up to seven states' congressional maps could be affected - including Texas , according to Michael Li , redistricting and voting counsel at New York University's Brennan Cent...

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Jobless rate down to 4.1 percent in May in Wyoming

Jobless rate down to 4.1 percent in May in Wyoming

In May of this year, the county had an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. Goodhue and Dodge counties both recorded jobless rates of 3.1 percent in May, down from 3.4 percent for Goodhue and 3.6 percent...

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Offensive Trademark Law Nixed by Supreme Court

Offensive Trademark Law Nixed by Supreme Court

The USPTO viewed the name as a racial slur but the musicians argued they were trying to reclaim the term and diminish its offensiveness. He had expected the Supreme Court to offer a more narrowly ta...

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Supreme Court Ruling in Gerrymandering Case Would Have Far-Reaching Effects

Supreme Court Ruling in Gerrymandering Case Would Have Far-Reaching Effects

In the Wisconsin case , the state contends Wisconsin is a purple state in national elections, but its geography favors Republicans in state elections. The case in the short term could affect congr...

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After the ISIS War, a US-Russia Collision?

The Guard has described the missile strike as revenge for attacks on Tehran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50, the first such IS assault in the country. The U....

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Supreme Court to decide whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional

The four liberals would have let it proceed. In a statement issued later by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Elias, an NDRC adviser, called the case "the latest sign that the courts ...

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Champions Trophy 2017: Eng vs NZ - Star of the Match - Jos Buttler

Champions Trophy 2017: Eng vs NZ - Star of the Match - Jos Buttler

Jake Ball bowled a tight spell of 31/2 in his eight overs to restrict New Zealand and the Kiwis' chances of qualifying for the semis now look very bleak. "We know they are going to come hard", he sa...

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California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

They said the man wrestled Felder to the ground as she pounded her daughter in the head with a piece of driftwood. A local resident from Humboldt County, California, said that he was "sent by Go...

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Trump attorney: President not 'under investigation for obstruction'

But there are conflicting signals about what is actually happening. The news last week was stunning and historic: the special counsel's investigation into the Russian Federation scandal now inclu...

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United States health chief 'in a receiving mode' on health bill ideas

Unlike the House bill's waiver scheme, the Senate approach being looked at would not allow states to permit insurers to charge people with pre-existing conditions more based on their health status. ...

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Tropical storm warning expanded along Gulf Coast

Tropical storm warning expanded along Gulf Coast

The estimated track takes it over Trinidad and Tobago sometime Tuesday, which are facing tropical storm warnings, as it the island of Grenada and the Venezuelan coastline. Beginning with the 2017 hurr...

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Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling

Today's decision marks a victory for Simon Shiao Tam , who has fought for almost a decade to register The Slants , the name of his dance-rock band based in Portland , Oregon, as a trademark. But ...

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Otto Warmbier's tour group: No more Americans to N. Korea

Warmbier's death could make it even harder, although some analysts think Moon could offer talks with the North as a way to get other detainees out of North Korea. "Now, the assessment of risk for Am...

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American Brooks Koepka wins US Open

American Brooks Koepka wins US Open

Here is what Justin Thomas of Louisville had to say Sunday after shooting a 3-over par 75 to finish 8-under at the U.S. Open and eight shots behind the victor after he had posted a U.S. Open past ...

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US Democrats Protest Senate Republican Healthcare Secrecy

US Democrats Protest Senate Republican Healthcare Secrecy

From the Senate floor, on Facebook , and on Twitter with the hashtag #HoldTheFloor , Democratic senators continue to rally the grassroots to fight this bill. In some ways on this GOP health care b...

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Trump confirms he's being investigated for Comey firing

Trump confirms he's being investigated for Comey firing

Earlier this week, the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller appeared to move closer to Trump. "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go...

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