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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

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A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene. More>>

Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

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The fate of Bowe Bergdahl rests in a judge's hands now that the Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. More>>

Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

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Trump's voter fraud commission draws complaints from US senators and its own members for a lack of transparency and failing to respond to requests for information. More>>

Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of allegations

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Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when it renewed host's contract in February months before ousting him. More>>

The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M

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President Donald Trump has recorded a video message for the hurricane relief concert that five former U.S. presidents are attending. More>>

Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

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All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for hurricane relief. More>>

The Latest: O'Reilly says he was one of many accused at Fox

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21st Century Fox knew of sexual harassment allegations against Bill O'Reilly when host's contract renewed in February months before his ouster. More>>

No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize

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David Letterman, the longest-running late-night host in American history, is being honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. More>>

Mom: Cub Scout kicked out of group after asking about guns

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A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans. More>>

Georgia town to honor graves of more than 1,100 blacks

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North Georgia town to honor more than 1,100 African-Americans buried in unmarked graves in a previously segregated cemetery. More>>

Bergdahl due to be sentenced for endangering comrades

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009. More>>

Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'

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Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide.". More>>

Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig national

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn't want you to assume he's steering himself toward the White House. More>>

More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

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How states are handling Trump's voter information request. More>>

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

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Mourners are expected to pack the funeral of a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman. More>>

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

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Former White House adviser Steve Bannon has broadened his attacks on the Washington establishment to include a former Republican president, depicting George W. Bush as a failure. More>>

APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future

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APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader to help bring the nation's oldest civil rights organization back to prominence. More>>

Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'

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Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they died in a 'sympathetic murder-suicide'. More>>

Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'

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Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they died in a 'sympathetic murder-suicide'. More>>

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

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A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000. More>>

US probe alleges corruption by top Honolulu law enforcers

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A U.S. investigation has found a former Honolulu police chief and his prosecutor wife bilked clients and relatives out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on their lavish lifestyle. More>>

Guards kill inmate, wound second at California prison

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Guards have killed an inmate and critically wounded another at California State Prison-Sacramento. More>>

Alleged office gunman got jobs, guns despite criminal past

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A witness to the deadly shooting rampage inside a Maryland granite company says the suspect had grown increasingly hostile recently and had tried to pick fights with co-workers. More>>

Prosecutor: Pharmacist in meningitis case gambled with lives

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Attorneys are preparing to make their closing arguments in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in a deadly meningitis outbreak. More>>

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

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Spacewalking astronauts are providing some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm. More>>

Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

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U.S. forecasters say the odds are good that much of the nation will have a warmer than normal winter. More>>

TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

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Attorney to detail new rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein. More>>

White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop

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White nationalist Richard Spencer claims victory after boos and anti-Nazi chants drown out his latest speech during a tour of college campuses. More>>

3 arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech

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Police say three men were arrested after a shot was fired at a group of people following the appearance of white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida. More>>

Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence

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A man who pleaded guilty to murder and sexual assault in the death of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation is set to be sentenced. More>>

No distress call after fishing boat with foreign crew wrecks

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A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet. More>>

Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget Video included

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Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades. More>>

New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

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A new Battle of the Alamo is brewing over a revamp of the site where Texas independence fighters were overrun by Mexican forces in 1836. More>>

California wildfire victims search burned homes for memories

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Some California residents who fled their houses nearly two weeks ago after wildfires threatened them started have started returning home. More>>

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

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Former White House adviser Steve Bannon brings pro-Trump message of Republican revolt to Democratic California. More>>

US probe alleges corruption by top Honolulu law enforcers

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A former Honolulu police chief who retired amid a federal investigation into department-wide corruption has been indicted and arrested. More>>

The Latest: Bannon bashes GW Bush at California GOP meeting

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Former White House adviser Steve Bannon says there has not been a more destructive presidency than George W. Bush's. More>>

Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting left funeral notes

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An off-duty Las Vegas police officer who was killed by a gunman shooting from a hotel into a crowded open-air concert will be remembered with church and graveside ceremonies and a funeral procession past the site of the Oct. 1 massacre. More>>

The Latest: Slain Vegas officer buried at veterans cemetery

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Traffic stopped on the Las Vegas Strip on Friday as a long police motorcade passed the site where an off-duty officer was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More>>

Alabama inmate defiant before execution for killing officer

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A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he cursed at the state and said: 'I hate you.'. More>>

US official: IS burrowing for footholds from Asia to Africa

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Top U.S. official says losing real estate in the Middle East will not sharply affect Islamic State militants' ability to inspire attacks against the West or burrow footholds in the Philippines and Africa. More>>

ICE arrest without warrant of man inside house investigated

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A video taken by a man remodeling a Portland home shows federal immigration agents arresting his co-worker in the house, even though they acknowledged they didn't have a warrant. More>>

Sessions defends 'sanctuary' ban to sheriff challenging it

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending a ban on "sanctuary cities" at a meeting attended by a Texas sheriff who has challenged the policy. More>>

Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

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The Trump administration says the federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed budget year, an $80 billion spike that comes as Republicans controlling Washington are moving quickly to draft a $1.5 trillion rewrite of the tax code. More>>

US says 2 more American victims confirmed in Cuba attacks

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The United States says two more government workers are confirmed victims in the unexplained Cuba attacks. More>>

Ahoy! Old Ironsides, oldest warship afloat, tours harbor

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The newly refurbished USS Constitution is taking its first spin under sail in three years. More>>

Deputies: Man had arsenal, note promising 'bloody revenge'

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Sheriff's deputies conducting a child porn raid on a Florida home found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade silencer, along with a note promising "bloody revenge.". More>>

Police: Ford worker killed himself at Detroit-area factory

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Police say a disgruntled worker shot and killed himself at a Ford Motor factory in suburban Detroit. More>>

Wheels of justice in Texas slowed down by damage from Harvey

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Courthouses damaged by Hurricane Harvey slow court proceedings in parts of Texas, raising concerns about delayed justice. More>>

3 arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech

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Police say three men were arrested after a shot was fired at a group of people following the appearance of white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida. More>>

Police investigate 3rd suspicious death in Florida community

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Police believe the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old autistic man who took the wrong bus home from work is linked to two other suspicious deaths in a Florida neighborhood. 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>>

Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case

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Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding. More>>

Parole board rejects condemned Ohio inmate's mercy request

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The Ohio Parole Board has rejected a request for mercy from a condemned killer who has cited his poor health and tough upbringing in an attempt to avoid execution. More>>

The Latest: Spacewalker's jetpack bad; ordered back inside

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NASA has declared a spacewalker's jetpack unreliable and is ordering him back inside the space station. More>>

US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer

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U.S. regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer, 1st one for adults. More>>

California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

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California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to speed up recovery as fire authorities say they've stopped the progress of wildfires that have killed at least 42 and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California. More>>

Lawsuit: Prison did nothing as fungus ruined inmate's brain

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Relatives of man who died at a Kansas prison in April allege in a lawsuit that health care staffers ignored his pleas for help while he suffered for months from a form of meningitis caused by a fungus in his brain. More>>

Judge won't throw out ruling explaining Arpaio's conviction

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The judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's now-pardoned criminal case has refused a request to throw out a blistering ruling that explained her reasoning in finding the lawman guilty of a crime. More>>

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

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The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall are taking shape at a construction site in San Diego. More>>

Mormons allow more technology, smartphones for missionaries

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The Mormon church's gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries is taking another step forward with expansion those allowed to use technology and the swapping out tablets for smartphones. More>>

Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 49 in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 49 in the U.S. territory after officials confirmed a death from a bacterial disease that spreads through animals' urine. More>>

Survivors attend benefit concert for Vegas shooting victims

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Some survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting said they were ready for closure, though they confessed feeling engulfed by anxiety and security fears while gathering in a large group for the first time since the attack. More>>

Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million

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California officials say the cost to repair the damaged spillways at the nation's tallest dam will be at least $500 million, nearly double the original estimate. More>>

Rock thrown from highway overpass kills Michigan man in car

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Michigan authorities are asking for the public's help in finding out who threw a rock from a highway overpass that smashed a car windshield and killed a 32-year-old man. More>>

Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear

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Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month's elections. More>>

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls Video included

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President Donald Trump strongly rejected the claim Wednesday that was he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain Army sergeant. More>>

Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul

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Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate. More>>

Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

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The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die. More>>

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments. More>>

White nationalist Spencer drowned out by protesters

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Hundreds of people are protesting with signs and anti-Nazi chants outside a University of Florida auditorium where white nationalist Richard Spencer was preparing to speak. More>>

Vegas shooting survivors attend benefit concert

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American country music duo Big & Rich will be as concerned with security as they are about their singing with their return to a Las Vegas stage after the mass Oct. shooting. More>>

Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile

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A multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on alert for more than 10 hours ended when officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings. More>>

Los Angeles police open Weinstein sex assault investigation

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Police in Los Angeles say they have launched an investigation of Harvey Weinstein involving a possible sexual assault in 2013. More>>

GM reaches $120m settlement with states over switches

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GM reaches $120m settlement with 49 states and D.C. over defective ignition switches. More>>

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

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How's that? Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance, experts say. More>>

Student, 2 others die in shooting near Colorado university

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Three people, including a Colorado State University student, were killed and one person was wounded in a pre-dawn shooting outside an apartment building near campus. More>>

Court to review ruling allowing abortion for immigrant teen

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An appeals court has temporarily stayed a judge's ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion. More>>

The Latest: Alabama executes man who killed police officer

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An Alabama inmate who challenged the state's execution drug method has been put to death for killing police officer in 1997. More>>

Jury picked in murder case that stoked immigration debate

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After being asked detailed questions about their views on Latinos, immigration and guns, a jury has been selected for the murder trial of the man who fatally shot Kate Steinle. More>>

Chicago-area man gets maximum 15-year term in terrorism case

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Federal judge gives former college student from suburban Chicago a maximum 15-year prison sentence for seeking to join terrorist-linked militants fighting in Syria. More>>

Ex-deputy who shot unarmed man released early from prison

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A white former Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed black man when he mistook his firearm for a stun gun has been released from prison after serving less than half of his four-year sentence. More>>

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

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A survey finds that children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV or using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes. More>>

Site of Amazon's HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle

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Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas. More>>

Feds secure rare hate crime conviction for mosque threat

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Prosecutors secured a relatively rare federal hate crime conviction punishable by a tough sentence on Thursday as a Florida man pleaded guilty to leaving a voicemail that threatened to shoot people at a mosque. More>>

California won't make its attorney licensing exam easier

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Becoming a lawyer in California isn't going to get easier after the state Supreme Court decided not to lower the minimum passing score on one of nation's toughest licensing exams for attorneys. More>>

Deported Mexican man drops lawsuit against US over removal

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An immigrant who had been shielded from deportation but was sent back to Mexico has dropped his lawsuit against the Trump administration. More>>

Thousands eligible for DACA renewals failed to apply in time

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Thousands of young immigrants eligible for renewed protections from deportation did not submit their status renewal applications in time. More>>

Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling

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The federal government is collecting public comment on a proposal to drill in Arctic waters from an artificial island. More>>

Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd home

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Missouri officials are proposing an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis for a new Amazon location instead of a single headquarters in one of the metropolitan areas. More>>

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period

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Uncertainty and confusion are mounting as millions of Americans prepare to select health insurance policies when the new open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act begins on Nov. 1. More>>

Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has found more stability in state Medicaid programs after recent years of surging enrollments and costs. More>>

Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

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Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users. More>>

Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

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A convicted sex offender who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his multiple victims is set for execution Wednesday. More>>

Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story

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A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. More>>

Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen

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A judge has ordered the federal government to allow a pregnant 17-year old immigrant who entered the country illegally to undergo an abortion. More>>

The Latest: Prosecutor grateful for ex-cop's conviction

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An Oklahoma prosecutor says he is not surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in the fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. More>>

Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial

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A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend has told jurors he had no choice but to shoot the young man. More>>

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

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The many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will not only have to find or build a new place to live. They'll have to do it in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation. More>>

Hotel guard describes getting shot before Las Vegas massacre

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The hotel security guard who is a witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history says he was shot while walking down a hotel hallway outside where Stephen Paddock was holed up in a suite. More>>

GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

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A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is on shaky ground. More>>

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family Video included

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Trump and the new politics of honoring families of the fallen. More>>

Q-and-A: A look at most recent travel ban rulings

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So far, the third time isn't the charm for President Donald Trump's travel ban. More>>

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

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A sheriff's office in northeastern Maryland says it is on the scene of a shooting at an office park. More>>

States ask US court to keep up health subsidies cut by Trump

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Nineteen top state government lawyers are asking a U.S. judge in California to force the Trump administration to make health care subsidy payments that the president abruptly cut off last week. More>>

Jerry Sandusky denied new trial on child sex abuse charges

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A Pennsylvania judge is set to announce whether former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will get a second shot at persuading a jury he's innocent of child molestation charges. More>>

The Latest: Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma cop of manslaughter

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A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend has told jurors he had no choice but to shoot the young man. More>>

Man convicted in plot to behead blogger over cartoon contest

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Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a man accused of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group. More>>

Divers removing 30-year-old junk reef off California coast

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Divers are removing hundreds of old tires, plastic jugs and other junk that were dumped off the Southern California coast nearly 30 years ago by a man who thought he was helping the ocean environment. More>>

Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

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Authorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home. More>>

Guilty pleas entered in sweeping Indian-art fraud probe

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A defendant has pleading guilty to a misdemeanor criminal charge in the sale of fake Native American jewelry that was manufactured in the Philippines. More>>

Utah man will be tried on murder charge in girl's suicide

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An 18-year-old Utah man accused of filming a teen girl's suicide has been ordered to stand trial for murder. More>>

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

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California Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency to combat hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego. More>>

Lawsuit: Bighorn sheep threatened by domestic sheep grazing

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Environmental groups say in a lawsuit that the U.S. Forest Service is illegally jeopardizing bighorn sheep with deadly diseases by allowing thousands of domestic sheep to graze in eastern Idaho as part of agricultural research activities. More>>

Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US

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A new Pew Research Center survey shows Republicans and Democrats have sharply different views on the state of gender equality in the United States. More>>

Mike Pence's brother launches run for Indiana US House seat

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Greg Pence, one of Vice President's Mike Pence's older brothers, files document indicating run for Congress in Indiana. More>>

Judge: Newest travel ban 'same maladies' as previous version

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A U.S. judge has blocked the third version of a travel ban issued by President Donald Trump this year. More>>

Liberian rebel commander guilty of immigration fraud

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A Liberian accused of war crimes has been convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander so he could enter the U.S. More>>

Drugs suspected as Navy sailors die days apart at same home

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A U.S. Navy spokeswoman says drug overdoses are suspected in the deaths of two submarine sailors whose bodies were found in the same house four days apart. More>>

Trump: Lawmaker 'fabricated' account of his talk with widow

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A Florida congresswoman says President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he 'knew what he signed up for'. More>>

Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

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A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. More>>

Elvis house, Marilyn dresses, JFK radio up for auction

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A house said to be a boyhood home of Elvis Presley and land where he played are part of an upcoming celebrity auction. More>>

Bannon praises Flake opponent, slams Senate leader McConnell

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Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon waded into an Arizona U.S. Senate race with an appearance at a fundraiser for a challenger to incumbent Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. More>>

Guilty plea but no jail for jewel thief Doris Payne, 87

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A notorious jewel thief recently arrested at a Walmart in Georgia got a warning _ but no jail time _ during her latest trip to court. More>>

DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations

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The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he has stopped taking campaign donations pending a review by an outside ethics group. More>>

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

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Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses. More>>

Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue

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Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region's deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to determine the cause. More>>

Vegas hotel security guard's disappearance draws attention

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A union official representing the Las Vegas hotel security guard shot by Stephen Paddock before he rained gunfire on a music festival says the guard disappeared last week before he was scheduled for TV interviews. More>>

Californians head back home to altered lives, communities Video included

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A week after fleeing in fear of wildfire, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods, facing damage both physical and emotional. More>>

Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying

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A Maryland prosecutor says a man has been indicted on a hate-crime charge for allegedly stabbing a college student to death "because of his race.". More>>

Women in California Capitol speak out against harassment

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An effort is under way to encourage women to share stories of sexual harassment in California's Capitol. More>>

Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

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The political action committee affiliated with former presidential strategist Steve Bannon is endorsing state Sen. Kelli Ward over Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. More>>

Police: Woman who feared deportation drowned 2 boys

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Police in Delaware's largest city have charged a woman with drowning her infant son and the baby's 5-year-old half brother. More>>

'Praying to have business': Workers hit hard by wildfires

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Residents in California wine country are increasingly worried about the ability to pay their bills as wildfires drag on. More>>

Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

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The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. More>>

NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

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Federal investigators say the pilot in a Texas hot air balloon crash that killed 16 people took off with opioids and sedatives in his system that likely contributed to ignored weather warnings and flying into a power line. More>>

US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

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New government research shows obesity rates for U.S. children, teens and adults aren't getting any better. More>>

Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

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A Missouri appeals court has thrown out a $72 million verdict awarded to a woman who claimed baby powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her ovarian cancer. More>>

Chinese nationals indicted on illegal drug manufacturing

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Justice Department says a pair of Chinese nationals have been indicted on charges of manufacturing tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were peddled in the United States. More>>

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

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President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration. More>>

Bergdahl: Trump has reaffirmed criticism, tainting case

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Bowe Bergdahl says President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his criticism of the soldier _ preventing him from receiving a fair sentence on charges he endangered comrades in Afghanistan. More>>

Case reveals legal rules of thumb tricky with iPhone sensors

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Judge in Chicago is latest to weigh in on still-disputed legal questions about whether suspects can be ordered to put their fingers on sensors to unlock an iPhone. More>>

Michigan judge rescinds order in sex offender custody case

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Michigan judge rescinds his order that gave a convicted sex offender joint legal custody of a child born to a woman who said the man raped her when she was 12. More>>

Terror scheme or fantasy? Jurors weigh beheading plot case

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Attorneys are set to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. More>>

Chicago fires 2 officers in United passenger dragging case

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Chicago Department of Aviation fires two security officers involved in incident in which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat. More>>

Man admits fatally shooting daughter over lack of 'respect'

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An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his daughter while she slept, saying he believed she disrespected his rules by coming home late and not cleaning her room. More>>

Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing Video included

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's guilty pleas on charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan have set up a dramatic sentencing hearing later this month that could land him in prison for life. More>>

The Latest: Friend says Florida woman bawled before trip

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An investigator says a Nebraska man accused of helping his Florida girlfriend kill herself was "pretty convincing" that he believed she had late-stage cancer. More>>

Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

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Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend's death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn't find any tumors. More>>

325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

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Authorities say a 325-pound Florida woman has been charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. More>>

Air Force Academy probes alleged cheating, misconduct

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Cheating by more than a dozen freshman cadets on a test and alleged misconduct by members of the lacrosse team are under separate investigations at the Air Force Academy. More>>

Minnesota judge allows 'necessity defense' in pipeline case

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Minnesota judge takes unusual step of allowing climate change protesters to use a 'necessity defense' in a pipeline case. More>>

Official: Serial killer suspect's call to cops led to arrest

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A law enforcement official says a suspected serial killer was arrested in Louisiana last week after he called a sheriff's office and claimed responsibility for a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth. More>>

Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast

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Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others. More>>

Correction: Confederate Monument-Protest-Lawsuits story

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The city of Charlottesville will join a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the heavily armed bands of white nationalists and militia groups that descended on the Virginia city for a violent summer rally from returning. More>>

Houston-area "Tourniquet Killer" set to die

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A convicted sex offender who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his multiple victims is set for execution Wednesday. More>>

Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

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President Donald Trump is in South Carolina Monday, hoping his stumping for Gov. Henry McMaster's re-election fares better than it did in Alabama, where Trump's chosen candidate lost the GOP primary. More>>

Las Vegans help after tragedy with garden, free services

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The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people who ended up dying in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. More>>

Democrat Bredesen confirms interest in Tennessee Senate race

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Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is confirming that he is considering a bid to succeed retiring Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. More>>

Rape allegation makes Muslim teen's death a capital case

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An already disturbing case about a 17-year-old Muslim girl killed as she walked to her mosque took another unsettling turn after an indictment alleged the victim was raped as well. More>>

NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction

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A jury that says it's close to a verdict will resume deliberating the fate of a man charged with setting off a bomb in Manhattan last year that injured 30 people. More>>

Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

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Members of Minnesota's large Somali community are stunned by the bombing in their homeland that killed more than 300 people and left hundreds more injured. More>>

911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

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Emergency calls from sweltering Florida nursing home show staff increasingly agitated after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning _ a disaster that ultimately claimed 14 elderly lives. More>>

Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee

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A Democratic senator is demanding that the White House withdraw the nomination of Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar. More>>

County duo Big & Rich to perform at Las Vegas benefit

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Event organizers say the American country duo Big & Rich is returning to the stage in Las Vegas this week for a concert people affected by the Oct. 1 shooting. More>>

Man wounded in shooting during fight in Tombstone saloon

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Arizona authorities say a saloon shooting in the Old West town of Tombstone put one man in the hospital with a leg wound and another in jail. More>>

White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

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Trump's chief economist says plan to cut corporate tax rates will cause average household incomes to jump $4,000 a year. More>>

McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech

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US Sen. John McCain is this year's recipient of the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal. More>>

Exact cause of fatal Honolulu high-rise fire remains mystery

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Honolulu fire officials say the cause of a deadly high-rise apartment fire can't be determined. More>>

Capital murder charges filed in Muslim teen's death

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A grand jury has indicted a man on capital murder and rape charges in the killing of a 17-year-old girl whose death has rattled northern Virginia's Muslim community. More>>

Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss Video included

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With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. More>>

Authorities make final arrest in border agent's killing

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The U.S. Attorney's Office says authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of several defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly seven years ago. More>>

Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

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The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. More>>

Cause of deadly Honolulu high-rise fire can't be determined

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Honolulu fire officials say the cause of a deadly high-rise apartment fire can't be determined. More>>

Court documents provide details in Honolulu corruption case

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A Honolulu Police Department officer and retired major arrested by the FBI are expected to appear in federal court. More>>

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