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Maine governor to seek ‘spiritual’ help AUGUSTA, Maine – Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he intends to seek “spiritual guidance” in hopes of quieting a controversy he created when he...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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General rips Iranian navy’s actions in gulf WASHINGTON – The top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East sharply criticized Iran on Tuesday for recent high-speed maneuvers by Iranian patrol...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Washington, D.C. Obama administration proposes health fixes WASHINGTON– In one of its last chances to tinker with President Obama’s signature health care law, the administration on Monday proposed...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Oregon Widow of slain refuge occupier plans to sue PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon police and two FBI agents could face a lawsuit from the widow of an Arizona rancher who took part in the Malheur Wildlife...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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GM recalling 368,000 vehicles to fix wipers NEW YORK – General Motors is recalling nearly 368,000 vehicles to fix a defective part that could prevent the windshield wipers from working. The problem...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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U.S. proposes limiting speeds for trucks DETROIT – The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation’s highways. A new proposal Friday...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Court overturns ban on burkinis in France PARIS – France’s top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty LAS VEGAS – Two defendants became the first to plead guilty Thursday to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Team finds WWII-era ship off West Coast SAN FRANCISCO – An underwater expedition along the California coast has revealed for the first time a sunken World War II-era aircraft carrier once used in...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Regulators want to ban dolphin swims HONOLULU – Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State’s most popular tourist...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Iran Russia stops using base for air strikes TEHRAN, Iran – Russia has stopped using an Iranian air base for launching airstrikes on Syria for the time being, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Flooding in South hurts rice harvest LONOKE, Ark. – Heavy rain that brought record flooding to Louisiana recently has put a damper on the nation's harvest of rice, a food staple that usually likes...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World