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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline - a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month....
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Quotations in the News
"If confirmed as attorney general, I would be myself. I would be Loretta Lynch." - Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, facing skeptical questioning during her Senate confirmation hearing....
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Police barracks ambush suspect due to enter plea
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A survivalist accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush is expected to enter a plea of not guilty....
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Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity
DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there....
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Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) -- An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting spree at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court....
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Venezuelan hedge fund manager to be sentenced in huge fraud
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Nearly four years after he confessed to running a massive fraud scheme, a former hedge fund manager is expected to be sentenced in a Connecticut case that had its biggest fallout in Venezuela, where the state oil company had hundreds of millions of dollars invested with the disgraced financier....
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4-alarm fire in San Francisco building kills 1, injures 6
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Fire officials say one person is dead and at least six people have been injured in a massive, four-alarm fire at a residential building in San Francisco's Mission District....
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Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows....
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Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite....
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Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases....
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Transfer station readies for reopening amid stalled lava
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- The public has a few days left to get a glimpse of Hawaii lava from a viewing area set up by the county....
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Irish police officer shot during visit to New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities....
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State board votes to take over Little Rock School District
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Arkansas Board of Education voted Wednesday to take control of Little Rock schools less than six months after a federal judge granted more independence to the historically embattled district and ended a quarter-century of payments to boost integration....
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McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image....
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Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow....
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