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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>>

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>>

Trump ousts Steve Bannon: influential, divisive strategist

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

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

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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>>

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>>

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>>

Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

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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>>

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>>

Gun charge against NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene is dropped

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Texas police chiefs start adapting to sanctuary cities law

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Even as Texas' new law targeting so-called sanctuary cities remains in legal limbo, police chiefs and sheriffs are making changes to comply. More>>

Charlottesville woman's family: Fight injustice like she did

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Family members of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally say the best way to honor Heather Heyer is to continue her fight against injustice. More>>

Charlottesville violence revives painful past for minorities

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The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, revived a painful past for minorities and the activists who once led the civil rights movement. More>>

President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever Video included

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Even as some Republican leaders distance themselves from Trump, his most ardent grassroots supporters still back him. More>>

Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line

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Missouri utility regulators reject proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest. More>>

Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them Video included

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The CEO of Campbell Soup is resigning from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump. More>>

Ousted chief justice makes runoff in Alabama Senate race

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Alabama Sen. Luther Strange will face off with Ten Commandments judge Roy Moore in a Republican runoff for the Senate seat that previously belonged to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. More>>

Body scanners being piloted in Los Angeles subway system

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Passengers boarding subway trains in Los Angeles may soon be shuffled through airport-style body scanners that are aimed to detect firearms and explosives. More>>

Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T. rex relative

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Researchers at one of the nation's top federal laboratories have used neutron beams and high-energy X-rays to produce the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull. More>>

Driver of Texas trailer indicted for 10 passengers' deaths

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A federal grand jury has indicted the driver of a tractor-trailer crammed with people crossing into the United States in an alleged human smuggling operation that led to 10 people's deaths. More>>

Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

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A federal appeals court panel has ruled that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. More>>

Colorful portraits show faces of New Hampshire drug crisis

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What started as one mother's private outlet for grief has grown into a larger effort to both comfort others and reduce the stigma of addiction in New Hampshire. More>>

Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival

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Marine conservation groups say accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whales threaten the species' survival. More>>

Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC Video included

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The company behind Fritos and Tostitos is celebrating its Cheetos brand with a three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to the cheesy puffed cornmeal snack that coats your hands with orange dust. More>>

Colorado resort won't host anti-immigration conference

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A Colorado resort says it won't host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group in April following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville. More>>

National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

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National Parks Service officials say they will discontinue the agency's policy encouraging U.S. national parks to eliminate the sale of disposable plastic water bottles years after first implementing the ban. More>>

Donald Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying

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Even as some Republican leaders distance themselves from Trump, his most ardent grassroots supporters remain thrilled. More>>

Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

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Mourners will gather in Charlottesville on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally. More>>

Virginia clashes bring attention to anti-fascist movement

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The deadly white nationalist demonstration in Virginia has brought new attention to an anti-fascist movement whose members have been a regular presence at protests around the country in the last year. More>>

5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

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The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Viral photo doesn't show 'antifa' beating cop

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A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. More>>

The Latest: 2 pilots, 3 crew on missing Army helicopter

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The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii. More>>

Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

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With angry threats between the US and North Korea escalating, an American public looks at the possibility of returning to a Cold War era of possible nuclear war that once appeared to be over. More>>

Mayor: Baltimore statues came down 'quietly, quickly'

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Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there. More>>

Phoenix mayor not happy about President Trump's rally plans

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President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is not happy about it. More>>

'Please don't let her be dead': man who saved fiancee

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With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancée away at the last second from a car charging through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Man gets life in prison for Chinese student's beating death

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A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for beating to death a University of Southern California graduate student from China. More>>

Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration

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Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. More>>

Winner of Utah GOP primary cuts nuanced stance on Trump

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Moderate Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for Chaffetz seat. More>>

Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'

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A Minnesota couple who began their life together through an arranged marriage nearly 20 years ago are about to renew their vows. More>>

Texas governor suggests 'bathroom bill' likely dead for now

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it wouldn't get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House. More>>

Youngest victim of marathon bombing has park named after him

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The mother of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing says she's pleased that work is about to begin on a park named after her son. More>>

Police: Teacher let son sell LSD and allowed teens to use it

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An Ohio elementary school teacher faces criminal charges over allegations she let her 15-year-old son sell drugs and let teenagers use the psychedelic drug LSD in her home. More>>

University of Florida says no to white nationalist event

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The University of Florida is denying a request by a group headed by white supremacist Richard Spencer to rent space on the campus for a September event. More>>

The Latest: Strange, Moore head to runoff in GOP Senate race

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Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore are headed to a Republican primary runoff to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. More>>

Man drives himself to hospital with nail in his heart

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The doctor who operated on a Wisconsin man who shot himself with a nail gun says the nail punctured the patient's heart. More>>

Woman gets OK for license plate inspired by 'covfefe' tweet

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Ohio officials have granted a woman's request to have President Donald Trump's mysterious tweeted typo, "covfefe," on her license plate. More>>

Infant left outside in plastic bag released from hospital

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Authorities say an 8-month-old girl who survived being abandoned in a plastic bag left in an upstate New York yard has been released from a hospital. More>>

Michael Moore leads audience of Broadway play to Trump Tower

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Michael Moore has led the audience of his Broadway play to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump's comments about last weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Moore, Strange in GOP runoff in Alabama Senate race

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Alabama voters will be casting ballots Tuesday in party primaries for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. More>>

'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends

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The Texas Legislature has adjourned for good, ending its month-long special session a day early. More>>

Montana's Health Co-op remains standing as others falter

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Montana's health care co-op resumes accepting new enrollees on Sunday after it voluntarily pulled itself from the state's insurance marketplace in December. More>>

Report: Woods had marijuana, painkillers in system at arrest

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A toxicology report shows that Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. More>>

AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

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A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again sputtered out Tuesday. More>>

North Korea threat prompts Guam natives to assert rights

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The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island's indigenous people. More>>

Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

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The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died. More>>

SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

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SpaceX is about to launch several-thousand pounds of research to the International Space Station _ plus ice cream. More>>

China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

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North Korea say that leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific. More>>

Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate statues

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Deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, fuels another re-evaluation of Confederate statues. More>>

Wingtip of Delta Air Lines plane clips another plane

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Officials say the wingtip of a Delta Air Lines plane struck an American Airlines plane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. More>>

DJ in Taylor Swift case wasn't interested in backing down

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Soon after a jury determined that Taylor Swift had been groped by a radio station host before a concert in Denver, the singer-songwriter vowed to become a voice for other victims of sexual assault. More>>

Rudy Giuliani undergoes surgery after falling on vacation

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery over the weekend after falling while on vacation on Long Island. More>>

Trump comments please, anger, then please hate group leaders

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President Donald Trump's denouncement of hate groups has disappointed and even angered some of the white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis who supported and felt emboldened by his presidential campaign. More>>

Moderate Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for US House seat

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Three GOP candidates hoping to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress will face off in a special election Tuesday after weeks of the candidates trying to burnish their conservative credentials and fend off attack ads from deep-pocketed outside groups. More>>

Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

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Congressional Budget Office: Higher premiums, fewer insurance options if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies. More>>

British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to US charges

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A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack is expected in court Monday to hear federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information in 2014. More>>

Backlash over GOP bills to shield drivers who hit protesters

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The vehicle attack on counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has brought attention to a push in some state legislatures to shield drivers from liability when they accidentally injure protesters blocking public streets. More>>

Man beaten at protest says police were indifferent to attack

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A Virginia man says police failed to come to his aid as he was beaten by white supremacists during Saturday's violent protests that led to three deaths. More>>

Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

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The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature is poised to restrict insurance coverage for abortions over the objections of opponents who are decrying that no exception would be made in cases of rape or incest. More>>

The Latest: Curtis wins GOP primary for US House seat

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A popular mayor has won Utah's Republican primary to become the overwhelming favorite to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz. More>>

Fugitive sought for dumping radioactive oilfield waste

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Federal officials say a fugitive who escaped custody in Wyoming four years ago is being sought for the illegal dumping of radioactive oilfield waste in North Dakota. More>>

Korea fight is latest conflict for indigenous people of Guam

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The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island's indigenous people. More>>

Missouri woman fired after post against police support sign

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Missouri woman says she was fired from her job after criticizing a coffee shop on social media for displaying a 'Back the Blue' sign supporting police. More>>

AP Explains: How the Texas 'bathroom bill' keeps faltering

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A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people is lurching toward defeat for a second time and now has little path forward this year. More>>

US: 'Zero' chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018

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U.S. water managers say there will be no water cutbacks in 2018 for millions of residents and farmers served by the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River, thanks to heavy snows last winter. More>>

Los Angeles officers justified in fatal shooting of man, 18

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A civilian oversight board has found Los Angeles police officers acted within policy in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man that sparked several Black Lives Matter protests. More>>

Northern California officials brace for political rallies

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Northern California authorities are bracing for politically charged protests in the coming weeks amid growing concerns of violence after the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

The Latest: LA officers justified in fatal shooting of man

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Authorities say three people were arrested after protesting during a Los Angeles Police Commission meeting where the oversight panel was expected to review the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old. More>>

Mormon church specifically condemns white supremacy

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The Mormon church is specifically condemning white supremacist attitudes in its strongest statement since a Virginia rally over a Confederate War monument descended into deadly violence. More>>

Mom called police over threatening acts by Virginia driver

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The mother of a man charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally had previously called police because of her son's threatening behavior. More>>

Safety council: Motor vehicle deaths dip slightly in 2017

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The National Safety Council says preliminary data shows motor vehicle deaths and injuries were down slightly in the first six months of 2017, although they are still significantly higher than two years ago. More>>

Big tree falls in Central Park, injuring woman and 3 kids Video included

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Authorities say a large tree fell in Central Park, injuring a woman and three children and sending them to a New York City hospital. More>>

Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

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Protesters in North Carolina toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier that had stood for nearly a century in a protest Monday against racism. More>>

North Korea nuke conflict renews push to change Guam govn't

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The nuclear conflict with North Korea that has made Guam the target of a threatened attack has provided momentum to change the government of the Pacific island. More>>

Water agency hires firm to evaluate Niagara Falls discharge

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The public agency that was responsible for black, smelly water being discharged into water below Niagara Falls says it's hired an engineering firm to evaluate the discharge. More>>

Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on historic Northwest Passage's sea ice, wildlife, native communities. More>>

White nationalists groups plan to be 'more active than ever'

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White nationalists say they're planning more events after a rally drew hundreds of supporters to Virginia over the weekend. More>>

Santa Fe Indian Market fuses tradition with contemporary art

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For nearly a century, American Indian jewelers, potters and other artists have been gathering in the heart of northern New Mexico to show off their creations as part of one of the nation's most prestigious art markets. More>>

Police response scrutinized after violence at Virginia rally

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Law enforcement experts say police should have been better prepared to deal with potential violence at a white nationalists rally in Virginia over the weekend. More>>

Poll: Support for charters drops markedly over past year

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Poll shows support for charter schools falling significantly, but no direct link seen to Trump. More>>

Holocaust memorial vandalized for second time this summer Video included

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The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized for the second time this summer. More>>

Trump arrives home in New York, but protesters don't see him

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Thousands of protesters and heavy security are ready to greet President Donald Trump as he returns to his New York City home for the first time since his inauguration. More>>

Japanese siblings accept WWII soldier's flag from US veteran

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The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. More>>

Reward offered to catch Nevada lake invasive fish dumper

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Nevada game wardens who spend most their time hunting for big-game poachers have turned their sights on an even more serious threat to nature in the mountains around Great Basin National Park near the Utah line. More>>

Trump considers Arpaio pardon; critics call out president

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Critics say a reported plan by Trump to pardon former Phoenix-area sheriff Joe Arpaio amounts to an endorsement of racism. More>>

Charlottesville driver previously accused of beating mother Video included

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An Ohio man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia will remain in jail - at least until he has an attorney. More>>

White nationalists: Charlottesville just a beginning

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White nationalists say Charlottesville, Virginia, was a landmark in what they see as an expanding drive to promote their agenda. More>>

Swift justice: Jury takes Taylor's side in groping lawsuit Video included

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Jurors are due back in court to consider if a former radio host groped Taylor Swift backstage before a concert in Denver in 2013, and to decide if the singer's mother and her radio liaison set out to destroy his career after the allegations. More>>

The Latest: Student leaders say campuses should be safe

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A Virginia judge has denied bond for an Ohio man accused of plowing his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally until he has an attorney. More>>

'Out for blood': Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

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The FBI has arrested a 23-year-old man who authorities say attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank. More>>

Americans sentenced in Panama for 5 murders

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A court in Panama has sentenced American William Dathan Holbert to 47 years in prison for robbing and killing five other Americans in a Caribbean tourist destination. More>>

The Latest: DJ in Taylor Swift case: Court was only option

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Taylor Swift, her mother Andrea Swift, and former radio DJ David Mueller are in Denver federal court as the judge and attorneys for both parties review proposed jury instructions in the groping case. More>>

The Latest: Intel CEO resigns from Trump business council

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "too much has been read into" President Donald Trump's statement Saturday in the aftermath of violence at a demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

The Latest: US WWII vet returns flag to Japan soldier's kin

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A U.S. World War II veteran has returned to a fallen soldier's family a Japanese flag he took from the man's body 73 years ago. More>>

Virginia violence adds to push to remove Confederate statues Video included

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As a descendant of Civil War combatants who wore the blue and gray, the mayor of Kentucky's second-largest city says he's taking his own stand _ pushing to remove two Confederate statutes from prominent spots in downtown Lexington. More>>

Texas A&M calls off planned white nationalist rally

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Texas A&M University has condemned the views of a white nationalist who plans a "white lives matter" rally on campus next month. More>>

One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

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The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. More>>

California official sues EPA over records on administrator

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California's attorney general is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to provide records he contends could show conflicts of interest by Administrator Scott Pruitt. More>>

Judge won't reinstate girls after boys' basketball dispute

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A judge has refused to overturn a decision to banish two sisters from their Roman Catholic school in New Jersey after a dispute over one of them wanting to play on the boys basketball team. More>>

Hate-watch groups agree rally was largest in decade or more

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Authorities have not provided a crowd estimate for the Saturday rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville that descended into chaos. More>>

Trump attacks exec for quitting council over Charlottesville

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Merck CEO says he's stepping down from President's American Manufacturing Council. More>>

North Dakota offers to settle with Dakota Access developer

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North Dakota regulators are offering to settle a complaint against the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. More>>

Vietnam War veteran receives medals after a 45-year wait

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A Vietnam war veteran in Pennsylvania has finally received medals for his service after 45 years of waiting. More>>

Simone Askew is first black woman to lead West Point cadets Video included

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Simone Askew is making history as the first black woman to lead the Long Grey Line at the U.S. Military Academy. More>>

Officer on fatal Charlottesville crash: 'Hahahaha love this'

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A Massachusetts police department is investigating a Facebook comment purportedly made by an officer "mocking" the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that killed one person and injured at least 19 others. More>>

Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally

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Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. More>>

AP Explains: How Robert E. Lee's image transformed over time

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Confederate Army Gen. Robert E. Lee was vilified during the Civil War only to become a heroic symbol of "The Lost Cause" and eventually a racist icon. More>>

Officials: 3 killed at race track were known gang members

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A sheriff says three men were shot and killed during an auto racing event in southeastern Wisconsin. More>>

Questions about lawyers' fees put El Chapo defense in limbo Video included

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Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman wants new lawyers in his U.S. drug trafficking case. More>>

Guam's tourism popularity unhurt by North Korea threats

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The U.S. territory of Guam has been the subject of angry threats exchanged by North Korea and the United States during the past week, but that's not keeping tourists away from the tropical island. More>>

Skydiver rescued after spending hours stuck in tree

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A skydiver who was blown off course in Massachusetts has been rescued after spending hours stuck about 70 feet up in a tree. More>>

The Latest: Experiments, ice cream launched to space station

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SpaceX launches science experiments to the International Space Station _ plus ice cream. More>>

Daily Mail branches into TV with syndicated US show

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The Daily Mail is branching into television, hiring ESPN football analyst Jesse Palmer to host a daily syndicated show starting next month. More>>

Armed militia, clergy, more unite against white nationalists

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Opponents of the Saturday white nationalist rally that descended into chaos included clergy, students, Black Lives Matter activists, armed militia members and protesters with the anti-fascist movement known as "antifa.". More>>

Political violence 'didn't come out of nowhere'

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Historians and political scientists have been warning that American politics has become a pressure cooker, full of racial tension building once again to the point of a deadly clash like the one on Saturday that claimed three lives. More>>

Crash suspect's ex-teacher says he idolized Hitler, Nazism

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A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a helicopter crashed into the woods as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally that left three dead and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's roiling racial divisions. More>>

Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea

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Federal researchers in the Bering Sea have made contact with one of the rarest whales on earth. More>>

Sheriff: 3 shot dead at Wisconsin auto racing event

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A Wisconsin sheriff says three men were shot and killed during an auto racing event. More>>

Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally

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A day after a white supremacist rally spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia, protesters plan to converge in front of Trump Tower in New York and elsewhere around the country to decry hatred and racism. More>>

In Colombia, Pence tries to strike balance on Venezuela

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Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Latin America at a time of unrest in Venezuela. More>>

Utah Republicans divided in battle for Chaffetz's House seat

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The Republican race to fill the congressional seat abandoned by Utah's Jason Chaffetz is pitting the state's GOP establishment against further-right conservatives split over two candidates. More>>

Experts: Violence the result of political pressure cooker

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With the polarization of America and the empowerment white supremacist groups took from Donald Trump's election, many saw the violence of Charlottesville as inevitable. More>>

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