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McConnell confident Dems won’t keep Gorsuch off high court

WASHINGTON – A showdown loomed over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Tuesday as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to more than 25. Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Man exonerated for attempted murder free after 20 years

LOS ANGELES – A man whose attempted-murder conviction was tossed by a California judge walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison. Marco Contreras, now 41, was embraced by his mother as his...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

TRENTON, N.J. – U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Police: Bus shooting suspect says he feared other passenger

LAS VEGAS – A police report says a man accused of killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker Las Vegas Strip transit bus told detectives he felt threatened by a man who sat near him...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Study: Livestock grazing can benefit struggling bird species

BILLINGS, Mont. – A new study disputes a widely-held view that livestock grazing is largely incompatible with a ground-dwelling bird that has suffered a dramatic population decline across its...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Four-legged fugitives run free on California highway

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway – followed by a mule. Commuters east of San Francisco on Monday...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Attorney General: Sanctuary cities risk fed funds Weekly reports list locales not cooperating with deportation efforts

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Oregon navigates politics of tribal mascots

BANKS, Ore. – This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, as aides signaled a...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help. Arizona authorities say...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Next worry: Trump says Obamacare will ‘explode’

ATLANTA – Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world