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State: EPA didn't clue in Utah on San Juan River contamination

Utah water quality regulators, however, weren't notified of the updates after the Gold King Mine spill.

Obama: 'strange things' happen when voters are scared

President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the... Read more »

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Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead (+video)

A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said. Read more »

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Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein-predicted ripples

In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein... Read more »

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Darwin Day notwithstanding, evolution debate keeps, well, evolving

In 2005, a federal judge ruled that “intelligent design” — the idea that life is so complex it must have involved some sort of supernatural creator — isn’t science,... Read more »

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Digesting the new dietary guidelines

After two years of research and debate, the U.S. government has updated its guidelines on what Americans should eat. Here's what they say -- and why the report has so many people upset. Read more »

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Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to FBI

Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday, and the leader of a 2014 standoff with federal authorities was criminally... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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APNewsBreak: Report says EPA knew mine spill was possible

A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Obama administration opening 2-front campaign on Syria

The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Woven of dignity: Black seamstress' legacy on display

For generations, any woman in who owned a dress made by Willie Otey Kay owned an heirloom, a coveted gem, a treasure beyond price. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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IMF nominates managing director Lagarde for second term

The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories

North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Authorities reach $3.2B settlement with Morgan Stanley

Federal and state authorities on Thursday announced a $3.2 billion settlement with Morgan Stanley over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Young adults swipe right on Tinder, but is it just a game?

Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Former Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Son: Gunman who killed 2 deputies had emotional problems

The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police. Read more »

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Applications for US jobless aid fell sharply last week

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Are candidates focusing enough on drug addiction?

The CDC has called the drug problem an epidemic and candidates have taken on the subject regularly during the election, many with personal stories of loved ones affected by drugs, though few have... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Justice Dept. enters Ferguson court case in strong position

The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand, given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Fargo police say officer shot during standoff won't survive

A police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, said... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now

Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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FBI says it has surrounded last occupiers at Oregon refuge

The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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This week in history: The HMS Dreadnought proved a revolution in naval affairs

On Feb. 10, 1906, the HMS Dreadnought was launched in Portsmouth, England. The new vessel boasted 10 12-inch guns and used steam turbines instead of coal for propulsion. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that tarnished his long career and appeared to... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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2 deputies, suspect dead in suburban shopping area gunfire

A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout nearby, authorities and witnesses said. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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For virtual reality pioneers, no rush to succeed in 2016

Palmer Luckey doesn't just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions

Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Larycia Hawkins, Wheaton College offer gratitude, move on

At an often-emotional press conference to discuss the confidential agreement they had reached to part ways, Wheaton College’s president and Larycia Hawkins expressed gratitude for their time... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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West gathers digital arsenal against Islamic State -- to what effect?

Twitter recently announced it had suspended 125,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.” Read more »

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Bernie Sanders supported religious liberty in menorah dispute

As mayor of Burlington, Vt., Bernie Sanders took a decisive stand on a religious liberty question, supporting the placement of a Hanukkah menorah on public property, according to documents... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Burger King's next conquest: Hot dog king

Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Carly Fiorina ends 2016 Republican bid for President

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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2 female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Gov. Chris Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to end his campaign for the Republican nomination for president after a disappointing finish in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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What to expect if you're giving up sugar for Lent

If you're giving up sugar for Lent, you have plenty of company. It's an increasingly popular choice for the people who make sacrifices in the six weeks leading up to Easter. But be prepared; your... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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AP Exclusive: Iranian drone first over US carrier since 2014

An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier last month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, according to a U.S. Navy report obtained by The... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Post-conviction hearing for 'Serial' Podcast subject Adnan Syed wraps after 5 days

A retired Baltimore judge who will determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast "Serial" deserves a new trial said the five-day post-conviction hearing that... Read more »

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If Splenda gives Swiss rats cancer, does that mean we shouldn’t use it?

If the American-made sweetener Splenda gave Swiss rats cancer, does that mean we shouldn't use it? That's what one consumer advocacy group says, but others say the science is suspicious. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Bug spray sales will spike in the U.S. as Zika spreads

Obama has a $1.8 billion plan to combat Zika. Here's how other industries are responding to the spreading virus. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

President Barack Obama sent Congress his final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Kansas City teacher astonishes with $2 million gift to Jesuits

Even people who knew Anna Kurzweil well wouldn’t have guessed she was a millionaire. She grew up on a farm outside of Kansas City, the youngest of eight children, and entered the convent for... Read more »

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Exit polls: Dems trust Sanders more than Clinton

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary after convincing voters that he was more honest and trustworthy than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Trump wins New Hampshire after Iowa disappointment

Donald Trump nailed down a solid first electoral win in New Hampshire's presidential primary Tuesday, demonstrating his unorthodox campaign can translate large crowds at rambunctious rallies into... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insistence of... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Pope briefs priests: Don't be smug, don't judge sinners

A specially-recruited group of priests received last-minute instructions from Pope Francis Tuesday before fanning out through the world to show a more merciful face of the Catholic Church to sinners. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year (+ video)

Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Fries with that? Man accused of tossing gator at fast-food drive-thru restaurant

Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Yearly one-night homeless count draws criticism, defenders

Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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