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Thursday, Feb 22

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Senate to weigh punishment for member accused of misconduct

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The California Senate is expected to debate punishment for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct Thursday, including what could be the first expulsion in more than a century. The highly unusual session comes a day after Republicans and…

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Alleged Florida high school shooter has $800000 inheritance, reports say

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Florida high school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on February 19, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Cruz is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Walmart 4Q profit misses, sales better than expected

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Walmart reported a 42.1 percent drop in fourth-quarter profits, weighed down by restructuring charges and bonuses delivered to its workers. But the world's largest retailer enjoyed better-than-expected sales as its efforts to offer more…

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New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

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The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month. Matt Maddox, who was appointed CEO on Feb. 6 after Wynn resigned…

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Minnesota's $5B case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

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Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades. The long…

Monday, Feb 19

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Doctors blast Trump's mental illness focus to fight violence

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Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. "The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense," said Dr…

Sunday, Feb 18

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter recovering after surgery at Emory

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital after a successful surgery Sunday, according to a statement sent by The Carter Center. She had scar tissue removed from a portion of her small intestine caused by…

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You may be able to better avoid heart attacks with this common snack, study says

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What's your go-to snack? If it's yogurt, you may be in luck because it may help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new report. » RELATED: You can avoid strokes and heart attacks with these two household fruits,…

Saturday, Feb 17

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Winn-Dixie, once iconic grocery chain, takes another hit

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Winn-Dixie once played a significant role in Atlanta's grocery scene, but the company has no more stores in the area. This photo from 1958 shows the Winn Dixie that was located on Piedmont Road in what was Broadview Plaza, a new shopping…

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Police: Mother accused of giving child hydrochloric acid, chlorine as autism 'cure'

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An Indianapolis mother is accused of feeding her child a dangerous homemade concoction in an attempt to "cure" the child's autism, police said. The woman's husband claims his wife placed drops of hydrochloric acid and a water purifying…

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Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left

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A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress' most…

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Study: Common household chore just as damaging as smoking 20 cigarettes a day

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Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report. >> Read more trending news. Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study,…

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Houston firm sues ex Venezuelan oil czar Ramirez over bribes

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Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez was sued Friday by a Houston company that alleges he was behind demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the South American country. The civil…

Friday, Feb 16

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The Latest: Trump decries 'far-fetched' collusion theories

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President Donald Trump says "far-fetched theories" about collusion in the 2016 election "only serve to further the agendas of bad actors, like Russia." Trump is reacting to news that special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russians…

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Khodorkovsky plots out a long game: a post-Putin Russia

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He once was Russia's richest man, and then for 10 years its most famous prisoner. Now Mikhail Khodorkovsky wants to try a new mantle: godfather of Russian democracy. Khodorkovsky is playing a long game, looking well past the Russian…

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Man takes wife's ashes to restaurant for Valentine's Day lunch

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A man is seated at a table in a Texas restaurant, weeping into his napkin. It's Valentine's Day, and while at first glance he appears to be alone, an ornate bottle across from him is filled with the ashes of his late wife. The photo, taken…

Thursday, Feb 15

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US stocks keep gaining as tech, industrial companies rise

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U.S. stocks are rising Thursday as investors continue to snap up shares of companies that do better in times of faster economic growth, such as industrial and technology companies and banks. A round of solid results from companies…

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Senate rejects immigration plan by bipartisan senators

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A divided Senate rejected a bipartisan plan Thursday to help young "Dreamer" immigrants and parcel out money for the wall President Donald Trump wants with Mexico, as Republican leaders joined with the White House and scuttled what seemed…

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Group of senators reaches immigration deal on Dreamers, wall

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A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed at balancing Democrats' fight to offer citizenship to young "Dreamer" immigrants with President Donald Trump's demands for billions to build his coveted border wall with…

Wednesday, Feb 14

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Olympic baby: Michael Phelps welcomes son

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The record-holding medal-winner announced via Instagram that his family has added another bundle of joy. Phelp's wife Nicole gave birth to the couple's second son, Beckett Richard Phelps, the “Today” show reported. The Olympian made the…

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How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers? No one knows

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Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal…

Tuesday, Feb 13

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Reports: Russian contractors killed by US strike in Syria

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An unknown number of private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions. Officials in both Moscow and Washington…

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'Adios Amazon': Tech giant sparks Georgia Capitol debate

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With Atlanta among the 20 cities on the short list to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters, the corporate giant's name has become a contentious rallying cry inside the conservative Georgia Capitol. Lawmakers and lobbyists in…

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

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With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian interference. You'd be wrong. Federal efforts to help states…

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Official: US believes ex-Venezuela oil czar took bribes

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U.S. prosecutors believe Venezuela's former oil czar received bribes as part of a major graft scheme that allegedly took place in the OPEC nation's oil industry, an American official familiar with the probe said. Rafael Ramirez, who was…

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Trump's high-spending budget reverses longtime GOP dogma

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President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America's social safety net but mounting spending on the military, formally retreating from last year's promises to balance the federal budget.…

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Opioid makers gave $10M to advocacy groups amid epidemic

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Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The investigation by…

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Flu kills DeKalb County high school student, 15

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The interior of Carolinas MED-1, a mobile medical facility located outside of the Marcus trauma and emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital, on Jan. 29. The facility houses 14 extra emergency room beds and has an operable emergency…

Monday, Feb 12

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White House response reflects obstacles facing abused women

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When Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness stepped forward to tell the story of how they were physically, verbally and emotionally abused by their ex-husband, who had since become a top White House aide, President Donald Trump had…

Sunday, Feb 11

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Couple's life savings sink away 2 days into boating adventure

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Tanner Broadwell holds his dog with Nikki Walsh at Madeira Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. The couple who abandoned their workaday lives to buy a sailboat for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure instead lost almost everything when it…