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PHOTOS: Skip the flight, board the train to Glacier National Park

Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren't driving, so yes, we'd have some wine. We then sat back... Read more »

Published May 23, 2016

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LSU's live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer

The sixth live tiger to serve as Louisiana State University's mascot has been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer. Read more »

Published May 23, 2016

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Police, soldiers swarm Mexico's Acapulco, killings continue

Along with beach towels or sandals, there's a new popular beach accessory that says a lot about the violence gripping this once-glamorous resort: a small black leather tote hanging from the neck or... Read more »

Published May 23, 2016

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Risks in climbing Everest in focus as 3 die, 2 go missing

An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say... Read more »

Published May 23, 2016

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Massive Navajo farm heads into week 2 with no irrigation

gest farm on the Navajo Nation has been without water for more than a week after a pipeline break, endangering food crops worth millions of dollars and threatening jobs. Read more »

Published May 22, 2016

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Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the... Read more »

Published May 20, 2016

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Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method

The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is counting cases. Read more »

Published May 20, 2016

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Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite

New research released Thursday shows tiger sharks naturally favor waters near Maui that are close to some of Hawaii's most popular beaches for humans. Read more »

Published May 19, 2016

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Museum celebrates Star Trek at 50 with artifacts, tribbles

It's been 50 years since the Starship Enterprise began its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, and Seattle's EMP Museum is marking the anniversary with an exhibition... Read more »

Published May 19, 2016

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Airlines say Congress is contributing to long airport lines

As airport security lines get longer, the finger-pointing over blame is growing too. Read more »

Published May 19, 2016

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Senate vote sets up tricky talks ahead on anti-Zika bills

The Senate on Thursday approved its $1.1 billion plan to combat the Zika virus, setting the stage for difficult negotiations with House Republicans over how much money to devote to fighting the... Read more »

Published May 19, 2016

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House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a $622 million bill to battle the Zika virus, setting up challenging negotiations with the Senate and the White House. Read more »

Published May 18, 2016

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FDA OKs immunotherapy drugs for bladder, blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body's immune system, the first major advance in three decades against the most common type of bladder cancer. Read more »

Published May 18, 2016

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NY police: Belligerent, knife-wielding man killed by officer

A man became belligerent as he tried to buy beer at a grocery store Wednesday morning, pulled out an 8-inch knife that he refused to drop and was shot to death by police on a busy tourist-filled... Read more »

Published May 18, 2016

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Grand Canyon to have new leader following harassment report

The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has chosen retirement over a transfer after being told the park needed new leadership to address a longstanding pattern of sexual harassment and... Read more »

Published May 17, 2016

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Highlights from the New York Baby Show

New and expectant parents flocked to a Manhattan pier to scope out the latest gear and services at the New York Baby Show, where companies large and small from around the world peddle everything... Read more »

Published May 17, 2016

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Senate likely to advance $1.1 billion in Zika funding

After a three-month delay, the Senate is acting on President Barack Obama's request for money to combat the Zika virus. Read more »

Published May 17, 2016

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UN: More worrying about Zika but Rio Olympics shouldn't be moved

The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in... Read more »

Published May 17, 2016

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Post impeachment, Brazil's road ahead filled with challenges

To say that Michel Temer faces huge challenges would be an understatement. Read more »

Published May 15, 2016

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Spaniards evacuated due to massive tire fire return home

Thousands in the central Spanish town of Sesena were allowed to return home Saturday as firefighters tamped down a massive tire fire that had coated the area in thick, toxic smoke. Read more »

Published May 14, 2016

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Ice cream magnate auctioning off Monticello mansion replica

Just before his 100th birthday, ice cream magnate S. Prestley Blake gave himself a $7.7 million gift — a house built to replicate Monticello, the famed Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson. Read more »

Published May 14, 2016

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Pfizer says it's blocking use of drugs for lethal injections

eutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put... Read more »

Published May 13, 2016

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Privacy vs. science: Storing babies' blood samples

Two-day-old Ellie Bailey squirms in a hospital bassinet and cries as her tiny left heel is squeezed and then pricked with a needle to draw a blood sample. An Indianapolis hospital technician... Read more »

Published May 13, 2016

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International Modest Fashion Week takes off in Turkey

Spring colors, breezy fabrics, high necklines and long hemlines: The International Modest Fashion Week opened Friday in Istanbul as Turkey sought to be seen as a creative hotspot for conservative... Read more »

Published May 13, 2016

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TSA: 3,000 checked bags miss flights leaving Phoenix airport

More than 3,000 checked bags missed their outbound flights in Phoenix on Thursday because of a problem with a screening system at Sky Harbor International Airport, officials with Transportation... Read more »

Published May 12, 2016

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