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'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

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An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. More>>

The Latest: Hundreds attend funeral for designer Kate Spade

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Family: Fashion designer Kate Spade's father dies on the eve of her funeral. More>>

Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death

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Florida authorities say they've arrested a man in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion. More>>

Airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

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American Airlines says it has asked the US not to use its flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their parents. More>>

Over 100 arrested in immigration raid at meatpacking plant Video included

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U.S. immigration agents have arrested more than 100 workers at an Ohio meatpacking plant, the second large-scale raid in the state within the past two weeks. More>>

FDA reconsiders added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is backing off its plan to label pure natural products like maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. More>>

5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas

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Prosecutors: 5 people charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash of SUV fleeing Border Patrol, sheriff's deputies in South Texas. More>>

Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

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Ted Cruz initially defended the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policies, but has since staged an about-face and proposed his own bill ending immigrant family separation. More>>

Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

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A letter signed by 120 victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar demands that Michigan State University's governing board remove interim school president John Engler. More>>

'Don't leave me, Mom': Detainee tells of separation from son Video included

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'Don't leave me, Mom': Woman from El Salvador describes separation from 8-year-old son after crossing border. More>>

2 Senate rivals get attention for different reasons

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A Republican and Democrat hoping to unseat Maine's popular independent Sen. Angus King are getting some attention, one for his arrest, the other for his dance moves. More>>

Michigan State approves $500 million bond for settlement

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Michigan State's board of trustees set to meet to address a plan to pay a $500 million settlement to Larry Nassar's sexual abuse victims. More>>

Prosecutor: Drunken man caused fatal crash during test drive

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Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man was drunk and on drugs while test-driving a truck and was trying to "see what it was capable of" when he caused a deadly crash. More>>

Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families Video included

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About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says. More>>

Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

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Virginia's two Democratic senators are seeking answers from federal authorities about oversight of a juvenile detention facility where immigrant children say they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement. More>>

New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

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Government study shows newer flu vaccine was only slightly more effective in seniors than traditional shots. More>>

At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

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Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border. More>>

Trump postpones Thursday's annual congressional picnic

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President Donald Trump says he's postponing this week's picnic for members of Congress, saying the timing "doesn't feel right.". More>>

Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers

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A stream of mourners has been leaving mementos at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was killed as he left a Florida motorcycle dealership. More>>

Lewandowski doubles down after comment about disabled child

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Corey Lewandowski doubles down on 'wah wah' comment on girl with Down's Syndrome. More>>

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

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Trump administration officials have no clear plan on how to reunite some of the 2,300 minors separated from their families at the border as a result of a zero-tolerance policy of criminally prosecuting anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally. More>>

The Latest: Chicago teen apologizes in Facebook feud slaying

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A Chicago teenager who killed another girl during a street fight that started as a Facebook feud over a boy will be eligible for parole next April. More>>

PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

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The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell the game online after being dumped by PayPal. More>>

Man who set up wife's killing must serve life sentence

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A New Jersey appellate court has upheld the conviction of a New York man accused of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while they walked with one of their young sons. More>>

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

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AP Explains: US has split up families and detained children throughout its history. More>>

Legal fight winding down in hospital hepatitis C case

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A New Hampshire hospital is closer to holding others financially accountable for a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C. More>>

Sister led California police to shackled, starving siblings

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Prosecutors are expected to make their case against a Southern California couple accused of starving and shackling some of their 13 children. More>>

Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

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Michigan State University's interim president is apologizing for emails in which he said a victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer. More>>

Feds seek removal of 20-day limit on immigrant family holds Video included

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A civil rights group attorney says federal prosecutors unexpectedly dropped misdemeanor charges against 17 adult immigrants who crossed the border with children. More>>

Family separations at the border alarm child-welfare experts

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Child welfare agencies in the U.S. make tough decisions daily to separate children from their parents, but they have options for minimizing the trauma that aren't being used in the family separations at the Mexican border. More>>

Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

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Investigators in Florida say they don't have a motive and have made no arrests in the death of troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion. More>>

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida

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Florida lawmakers were barred Tuesday from visiting a Miami-area facility housing children who entered the U.S. illegally and alone. More>>

Guatemalan man recalls fear, agony of separation from child Video included

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A Guatemalan man who fled his country to seek asylum after he was kidnapped and extorted says he lived through anguish when was separated from his then 2-year-old daughter for seven days at the U.S.-Mexico border last Thanksgiving. More>>

Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar

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Die-hard Trump supporters remained steadfast, even as heart-rending photos of children held in cages and audio of terrified children crying out for their parents stoked outrage among Democrats and Republicans alike. More>>

California advances biggest US change to police use of force

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California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that has cleared its first hurdle. More>>

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

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Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs. More>>

Land deal ties Interior secretary's family, Halliburton boss

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's family is involved in a land deal with the head of an energy services giant that has business with the Interior Department. More>>

Business leaders speak out against child separation policy

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Business leaders condemn Trump administration policy on separation of immigrant children. More>>

The Latest: UN: Trump family separations order falls short

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The U.N human rights office says President Donald Trump's decision to stop the U.S. policy separating migrant parents from their children doesn't go far enough. More>>

Lawyer: empty gun clip irrelevant in teen's fatal shooting

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A Pennsylvania District Attorney says a black teen fatally shot by an officer as fled from a traffic stop had an empty gun clip in his pocket, but the family's attorney says that has no bearing on whether the shooting was justified. More>>

Baltimore's tough-talking prosecutor a formidable candidate

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Baltimore's tough-talking prosecutor is likely to give challengers a run for their money in the upcoming Democratic primary _ despite her failure to convict officers in connection with the death of a black man while in police custody. More>>

Chicago teen eligible for parole next April in 2014 killing

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Chicago teenager set to be sentenced for killing another girl during a 2014 street fight that started as a Facebook feud over a boy. More>>

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

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A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah.". More>>

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

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Trump supporters steadfast even as photos of children in cages and audio of terrified children crying out for their parents stoked outrage. More>>

Immigration courts packed with cases of kids crossing border

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Children arriving on border await fate in nation's complex, backlogged immigration courts. More>>

Mother of 4-year-old boy arrested, admits she dumped body

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Texas authorities have identified a dead child found washed ashore in South Texas eight months ago and accused the child's mother and her girlfriend of dumping his body. More>>

Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest Video included

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Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the city and its police department because officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation in January. More>>

Arizona man sentenced to prison for cyberattack in Wisconsin

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An Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for his conviction in a 2015 cyberattack that interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin. More>>

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

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Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant. More>>

Maddow breaks down reading AP story on 'tender age' shelters

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MSNBC political commentator Rachel Maddow broke down while trying to read an exclusive Associated Press story about babies and toddlers taken from their parents at the southern border and being sent to "tender age" shelters. More>>

Supreme Court sides with 'Buckets of Money' financier

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The Supreme Court is siding with a financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" retirement strategy who challenged the appointment of the administrative law judge who ruled against him in a fraud case. More>>

Angry Republican teachers create split inside Oklahoma GOP

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Nearly 100 teachers, many of them Republicans, are running for political office in Oklahoma. More>>

AP Sources: Michigan State counsel gets $1.2M, even if fired

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Two people familiar with the situation say Michigan State's appointed general counsel Robert Young will make $1.275 million over three years even if he is fired for cause if the school's board approves his contract. More>>

Judge dismisses Cuomo from woman's sexual harassment lawsuit

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A judge has dismissed all complaints against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state made in a lawsuit filed by a woman who says a former Cuomo appointee sexually harassed her. More>>

4 new mountain lion kittens found in California mountains

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Four new mountain lion kittens have been found by researchers studying the wild cats living in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains. More>>

California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

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California lawmakers are trying to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring in the movie industry through the state's film tax credit program. More>>

Authorities: 3 dead in shooting outside a Walmart in Alabama

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Authorities: Gunman crashes vehicle outside a Walmart store in Alabama, opening fire and killing 2 women before taking own life. More>>

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Can GOP fix immigration amid border crisis

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WHAT'S HAPPENING: House GOP leaders are working furiously to get reluctant Republicans on board in hopes of resolving broader immigration issues ahead of the November midterm elections. More>>

Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

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President Trump's executive order aimed at halting the breakup of immigrant families sparked widespread confusion Wednesday about how the reversal will play out and concern that children will still be in detention, even if they remain with their families. More>>

Trapped campers, swimming bears in Montana as floods hit US

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Helicopters have rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days. More>>

Paul McCartney drives down memory lane for 'Carpool Karaoke'

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It was a magical mystery tour as Paul McCartney led James Corden through his hometown during a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on CBS' "Late Late Show.". More>>

Senator denied entry to see Florida child migrant facility

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Florida lawmakers barred from visiting a Miami-area facility housing children who entered the U.S. illegally. More>>

Judge disputes California aimed to hinder border enforcement

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California has sued the Trump administration more than half a dozen times over its immigration policies, so the state will find itself in an unusual position when it's forced to defend its own immigration moves in court. More>>

Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

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With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in the nine U.S. states that have legalized adult use of the drug. More>>

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

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Could infections somehow set the stage for Alzheimer's? A provocative new study suggests some types of viruses just might play a role. More>>

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

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APNewsBreak: Schools where late doctor claimed ties are mum on any connections as Ohio State investigates sex abuse claim. More>>

Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often

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Toxic algae blooms are happening more often and lasting longer, including in drinking water reservoirs, and officials and scientists link their spread to climate change. More>>

Pain medicine group cancels doctor training about marijuana

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Medical group abruptly cancels plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulls funding. More>>

Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket Video included

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First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents. More>>

Piece of sunken USS Arizona heading to Texas war memorial

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A piece of a battleship that sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor is heading to Texas for display at a war memorial. More>>

Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations

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'Pro-family' groups offer muted response to separation of parents and children at border. More>>

Colorado's independent voters get voice in party primaries

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Colorado is joining other states in allowing unaffiliated voters to vote in Democratic and Republican party primaries. More>>

Lawsuit: Chicago police falsely ID thousands as gang members

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A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang. More>>

Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

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Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday. More>>

Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen

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Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy killed just seconds after he fled a traffic stop during a confrontation partly captured on video. More>>

APNewsBreak: Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC

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APNewsBreak: The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep next month. More>>

Ivanka Trump stayed silent for days as border crisis mounted

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Ivanka Trump, self-styled "force for good" in the administration, out of sight amid immigration crisis. More>>

Democratic attorneys general urge end to border separations

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Democratic attorneys general are demanding that the Trump administration end a "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

APNewsBreak: About 500 kids reunited with families since May

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Mayors who gathered at a holding facility for immigrant children at Texas' border with Mexico say that President Trump has failed to address a humanitarian crisis of his own making. More>>

Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban

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A group of scientists says China' decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need to find new solutions. More>>

What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

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Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart. More>>

Obama, like Trump, grappled with family immigration

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The Trump administration isn't the first to grapple with the question of how to handle tens of thousands of immigrant families arriving on the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Police, FBI seeking Washington-area serial rapist

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The FBI and multiple Washington-area police departments are looking for a still-unknown serial rapist they believe has committed at least six sexual assaults and could be responsible for many more. More>>

AP Explains: Where do kids split from parents go?

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The government hasn't worked out a streamlined way to reunite kids and parents separated at the border under the new zero-tolerance policy requiring all immigrants who cross the border illegally to be prosecuted. More>>

California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfires

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A Northern California utility says it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wildfires that whipped through wine country last October. More>>

Hundreds attend funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade

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The family of fashion designer Kate Spade says her father died on the eve of her funeral in her hometown of Kansas City. More>>

Google, Facebook, others speak out against child separation

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CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple and others speak out against child separations at the border. More>>

LAPD's highly-produced body camera video draws scrutiny

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Los Angeles police are drawing scrutiny from community members after releasing professionally produced and edited body camera video. More>>

Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes

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President Donald Trump is throwing out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth. More>>

Uzbek refugee found guilty of supporting terror group

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A refugee from Uzbekistan has been found guilty of conspiring to support a terrorist group and making plans to join the organization himself. More>>

People donate millions to help separated families

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In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families separated at the Mexico border. More>>

Judge: Consumer finance agency unconstitutionally set up

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A New York federal judge says the government's beleaguered consumer finance watchdog agency is unconstitutionally structured. More>>

Prosecutor: Abused kids upbringing like 'Lord of the Flies'

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A judge deciding whether a California couple should face trial on charges of child abuse has heard a chilling 911 call from a teenager and viewed photographs of the girl's two sisters shackled to beds. More>>

Court records: Woman charged in leak case reaches plea deal

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Court records indicate a woman charged with leaking U.S. secrets to a news outlet has reached a deal with prosecutors. More>>

Lawsuit: Military policy for non-citizens discriminatory

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A civil liberties group is suing the Trump administration in San Francisco over a policy that requires green card holders to pass a background check before they can start military service. More>>

Pearl Harbor survivor says goodbye before leaving Hawaii Video included

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A Pearl Harbor survivor has said what could be his final goodbye to the site where thousands of fellow sailors and Marines died nearly eight decades ago. More>>

Naked man arrested for burglary, animal cruelty

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A man has been arrested for breaking into an apartment and beating a dog while naked. More>>

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

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Trump got in the first jabs; now the world is punching back as trade brawl spreads. More>>

Navajo commission aims to raise awareness of hate crimes

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The killing this spring of a homeless Navajo man who police say was shot by two Albuquerque teens "for fun" has spurred advocates to urge more vigilance in reporting attacks perceived as targeting Native Americans. More>>

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

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Trump got in the first jabs; now the world is punching back as trade brawl spreads. More>>

Man charged with robbing Gronkowski's home arraigned

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One of three men charged in connection with a robbery at the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski while he was away at the Super Bowl has been held on $100,000 bail. More>>

ABC News apologizes for mistaken graphic on Manafort

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ABC News apologized for a graphic that aired on Wednesday, mistakenly saying that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had pled guilty to manslaughter charges. More>>

Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

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An Idaho couple who says their teenage son was sprayed with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed on U.S. land near their home has sued the government. More>>

Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

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A West Point cadet who tweeted pictures of himself at graduation with the message 'communism will win' is out of the Army with an other-than-honorable discharge. More>>

At Mexico border, US mayors say humanitarian crisis persists

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Mayors who gathered at a holding facility for immigrant children at Texas' border with Mexico say that President Trump has failed to address a humanitarian crisis of his own making. More>>

Judge denies Stormy Daniels' request to reverse case delay

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A federal judge has denied porn actress Stormy Daniels' request to reconsider delaying her legal fight against President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer. More>>

Nielsen's career forever linked to family border separations Video included

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Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is now the face of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

ACLU asks Vermont Gov. Scott to stop blocking online critics

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The American Civil Liberty Union's Vermont chapter has asked Republican Gov. Phil Scott to stop deleting critical posts and blocking constituents on Facebook, but his office says it is simply trying to encourage civil dialogue. More>>

Nigerian man sentenced to 15 years for IRS tax-return scheme

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A Nigerian man has been sentenced in Oregon to 15 years in federal prison for his role in bilking over $11 million via an identity-theft scheme from the Internal Revenue Service. More>>

Mississippi man pleads guilty in killing of Catholic nuns

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A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to the 2016 killing of two Roman Catholic nuns in an agreement that averts the possibility of the death penalty, which was opposed by the women's families and their religious orders. More>>

School district to improve bus safety after deadly crash

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A New Jersey school district will improve the safety of its buses after a crash last month that killed a student and a teacher. More>>

Authorities: Would-be thieves blow up ATM in failed heist

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Authorities say two people blew up an ATM inside a Philadelphia business during an unsuccessful robbery attempt. More>>

Trial postponed for teacher in 'fight club' case

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A Connecticut judge has postponed the trial of a former substitute teacher charged with organizing a student fight club. More>>

Ocean Resort Casino, formerly Revel, gets casino license

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Atlantic City's former Revel casino is getting a second chance as the Ocean Resort Casino. More>>

Plea deal possible in murder case over woman set on fire

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A judge in the trial of a man who authorities say set his ex-girlfriend on fire and caused her death has told attorneys in the case not to overlook the possibility of a plea agreement. More>>

OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices

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OPEC and Russia are expected to approve raising oil production, but just how much is up in the air. More>>

Pilot of Saudi royal family jet arrested in Maine

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A pilot on a Saudi Arabian royal family jet that landed in Maine was arrested on a warrant for theft out of Florida. More>>

Judge appears skeptical of Trump suit against California

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A U.S. judge appeared skeptical of some of the Trump administration's key arguments for seeking to block three California laws intended to protect immigrants, questioning the scope of federal power over immigration during a lengthy court hearing. More>>

Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor during 1 last visit Video included

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A Pearl Harbor survivor has said what could be his final goodbye to the site where thousands of fellow sailors and Marines died nearly eight decades ago. More>>

Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

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Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video shot from a nearby home. More>>

Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility Video included

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Hundreds of unaccompanied child immigrants arrested at the U.S. border are being held in metal cages at a family detention facility in McAllen, Texas. More>>

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

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The Supreme Court's decision to avoid a definitive ruling about partisan gerrymandering shifts the focus to other states, most notably North Carolina. More>>

Nevada sets 1st execution since 2006 after fight over drugs

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Nevada will carry out its first execution in 12 years using a never-before-tried combination of drugs that drew a court challenge over concerns that a convicted murderer could suffer during the lethal injection. More>>

Mormons post questions asked during youth interviews

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The Mormon church is for the first time posting the list of questions lay leaders are supposed to ask youth during closed door, one-on-one interviews that have come under scrutiny for sexual questions that sometimes arise. More>>

Police video from Las Vegas shooting shows chaos, confusion

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Police body-camera videos from the night of the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip show the chaos and confusion officers faced as waves of wounded and fleeing concert-goers sought help. More>>

The Latest: Malnourished California girl had arms of infant

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A preliminary hearing has begun for a Southern California couple accused of starving and shackling some of their 13 children. More>>

City where many slaves entered US to apologize for slavery

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The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade. More>>

The Latest: Bear suspected in missing Alaska hiker's death

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Alaska authorities say a missing man has been found dead near the site where a member of his search party was mauled by a brown bear near a suburb of Alaska's largest city. More>>

NTSB says plane gave several warnings before crash into lake

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The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report that says the plane that crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland killing all six people onboard issued multiple warnings about the aircraft's altitude. More>>

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

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Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes. More>>

H. Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis' Video included

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border "is a moral and humanitarian crisis.". More>>

Remains of Civil War soldiers found in pit of severed limbs

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Researchers find remains of 2 Civil War soldiers buried in surgeon's pit with batch of severed limbs on a Virginia battlefield. More>>

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

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The Los Angeles Times says veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine has been named its new executive editor. More>>

Forest Service proposes changes to sage grouse protections

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The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to sage grouse protections in six Western states by eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open for mining. More>>

Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage Video included

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Politicians and advocates are flocking to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit immigration detention centers and turn up the pressure on the White House amid a growing uproar Monday over its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. More>>

Rights group worried about immigrants dying in custody

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The death of a Vietnamese man under hospitalization after falling ill in custody in Arizona is bringing new attention to conditions for jailed immigrants just as the Trump administration moves to detain more people as it separates parents from children. More>>

Leaders of largest US black denomination decry separations

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The United States' largest black denomination has convened its annual meeting in Oklahoma City, and its leaders are denouncing the separation of immigrant children from families at the border. More>>

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

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Voters in a number of states will be deciding this year whether to change the redistricting process for congressional and state legislative seats, to make the process less partisan. More>>

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

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Experts say Trump's threatened auto tariffs would raise prices, cut sales and would bring industry layoffs. More>>

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

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Widespread flooding in parts of northern Wisconsin blamed for at least one death. More>>

Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot

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Tim Day has been identified as the armed suspect killed by a bystander Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in Washington state. More>>

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

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Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda. More>>

Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

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New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom. More>>

Jury to decide fate of elderly Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank'

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Attorneys are preparing to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged in the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner. More>>

Prosecutor: No charges in fatal shooting of unarmed man

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A Virginia prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man after he ignored their commands and spun quickly toward them during a nighttime encounter. More>>

States' redistricting plans facing challenges in court

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Gerrymandering has led to court fights in a number of states. More>>

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Border policy fuels backlash against Trump

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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Separation of migrant children from parents fuels backlash against Trump immigration policies. More>>

Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism

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A group of about 30 demonstrators say they're burning a Mississippi state flag because it symbolizes the racism at the heart of Mississippi's problems. More>>

Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

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Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police. More>>

Lawyers, family seek release of detained pizza deliveryman

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Lawyers, family ask for release of detained Ecuadorean pizza delivery worker. More>>

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

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A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block. More>>

James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

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Thirty years after his historic testimony saying global warming is here and a problem, scientist James Hansen wishes he was wrong about climate change. More>>

Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

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Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases. More>>

Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's

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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. More>>

Michigan man sentenced in gas station clerk's slaying

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A 48-year-old man already serving life in prison for killing a jogger has been sentenced to another mandatory life term for the kidnapping and slaying of a 25-year-old western Michigan gas station clerk. More>>

NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

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NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring; has spent more time off the planet than any other American. More>>

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

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The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems. More>>

St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower

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A raccoon that scaled more than 20 stories of a high-rise office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has made it to the roof. More>>

State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

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A state appeals court has reinstated the California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. More>>

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

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A sheriff says at least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. More>>

'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons

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A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has destroyed more than 600 homes since it began spraying lava out of a vent on a residential street last month. More>>

California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

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California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear. More>>

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

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Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film. More>>

Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban clears hurdle

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A California judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading figure in the white nationalist movement by permanently banning his social media account. More>>

Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store

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Police say a gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store. More>>

Justice Department deputy wins Supreme Court case

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The Supreme Court has ruled for the Trump administration in a case about prison terms that was argued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. More>>

Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City

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A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born. More>>

Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people

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Fear of people is driving many animals around the globe to shift from day to night to avoid people. More>>

Man will admit to impersonating general for helicopter ride

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A man accused of landing a chartered helicopter at a North Carolina technology company plans to plead guilty to impersonating an Army general. More>>

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

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Experts say Trump's threatened auto tariffs would raise prices, cut sales and would bring industry layoffs. More>>

Chicago TV host, athlete Brackett dies at 76 after bike fall

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Elizabeth Brackett, a longtime Chicago journalist and world-champion triathlete, has died at age 76 four days after an apparent bicycle accident. More>>

Arson suspected at bar where Zach Randolph's brother killed

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Investigators have determined a fire likely was intentionally set at an Indiana bar, one day after the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot there. More>>

Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

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Authorities say a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted. More>>

Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

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Erosion of immigrant protections began when Trump took office and continued for months. More>>

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

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Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. More>>