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Cortez Masto: Perry signals commitment on plutonium removal

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has indicated a commitment to provide a timeline for removing secretly shipped plutonium out of Nevada. The Democrat made the comments at a meeting with reporters following her address to a joint session of the Nevada Legislature on Wednesday. U.S. […]
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Hickenlooper says he’d suspend death penalty as president

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he would suspend the federal death penalty if elected president. Hickenlooper, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, made the pledge during a CNN town hall Wednesday night. As governor, Hickenlooper refused to execute a quadruple-murderer. He said he was opposed to the death penalty and wouldn’t carry […]
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Gillibrand ‘open to improving’ opioids bill after criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says she’s “open to improving” a Senate bill that would limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain. The senator from New York was addressing criticism she received last week when she tweeted that she and Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado had introduced the bill “because no one […]
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Long Thai crisis morphed coup leader’s career into politics

BANGKOK (AP) — Prayuth Chan-ocha became prime minister in a very Thai way: He led a military coup. Now after five years of running Thailand with absolute power, he’s seeking to hold on to the top job through the ballot box. The military’s thinly veiled proxy party has put forward Prayuth as its nominee for […]
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Australia says tensions with Turkey ease after WWI remarks

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says tensions between his country and Turkey have eased after conciliatory comments from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office on Wednesday. A diplomatic row flared in the wake of Friday’s gun massacre at two mosques in New Zealand, when Erdogan warned Australians and New Zealanders going to Turkey […]
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10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grants

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writer Hernan Diaz and playwright Michael R. Jackson are among 10 winners of $50,000 grants for emerging artists. The Whiting Awards, established in 1985, have previously gone to Tony Kushner, Colson Whitehead and Lydia Davis among others. On Wednesday night, the Whiting Foundation announced that awards for this year also […]
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As more are buried, emotional prayer service planned in NZ

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people were expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the two New Zealand mosques where 50 worshippers were killed in a white supremacist attack. Two more of the victims were being buried Thursday as authorities identify and release […]
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Nicaragua government says it will free all jailed protesters

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega’s administration promised Wednesday to free within 90 days all demonstrators arrested in the year since protests erupted against the Nicaraguan government. The release of more than 700 opposition protesters had been the main demand of the opposition for continuing talks with the government. In return, the government is […]
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Schedule glitches lead judge to deny deportation request

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scheduling glitches led an immigration judge to deny a Trump administration request to order four migrants deported because they failed to appear for initial hearings in the U.S. while being forced to wait in Mexico. The refusal Wednesday by Judge Scott Simpson was a setback for the administration’s highly touted initiative […]
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Federal judge blocks another Kentucky abortion law

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For the second time in days, a new Kentucky law imposing more restrictions on abortion has been temporarily halted by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge David J. Hale on Wednesday issued an order temporarily blocking a measure to ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the […]
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Federal judge blocks 2nd Kentucky abortion law within days

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For the second time in days, a federal judge on Wednesday issued an order temporarily blocking a new Kentucky law aimed at imposing more restrictions on abortion. U.S. District Judge David J. Hale granted another temporary restraining order sought by the American Civil Liberties Union in its legal feud with the […]
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Police release more records in Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Accounts of Las Vegas police collecting bullet fragments and tracing gun purchases are among newly released records from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More than 750 pages of documents were distributed Wednesday by Las Vegas police. However, a motive remains unknown for the carnage that killed 58 people […]
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South Dakota governor signs bills aimed at curbing abortion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed a package of bills aimed at curbing abortion. Noem said the bills will “crack down on abortion providers in South Dakota” by requiring providers to use a state form women must sign before they can end a pregnancy. “A strong and growing body […]
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Dierks Bentley joins list of performers for NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month’s NFL Draft festivities. Bentley will perform a free outdoor concert April 27 in downtown Nashville to coincide with the draft and the running of the Nashville Marathon. Grammy-winning country performer Tim McGraw and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe […]
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Scripts from ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ to be digitally preserved

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hollywood producer Carl Reiner and the National Comedy Center say they’re working together to digitally preserve Reiner’s collection of scripts from the 1960’s “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” The scripts are full of Reiner’s handwritten changes to the dialogue. Reiner, who turned 97 on Tuesday, says creating and producing the comedy […]
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With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding. But the expected shortfalls will be covered by taxpayers instead of coal companies, adding more debt to the already struggling fund. […]
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2020 Democrats’ new litmus test: Abolish Electoral College

The Green New Deal and “Medicare for All” are old news. The hottest position in the Democratic presidential field this week is abolishing the Electoral College. Elizabeth Warren kicked things off at a CNN town hall Monday night when the Massachusetts senator drew enthusiastic applause by saying: “Every vote matters, and the way we can […]
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Attorney slams Engler for attending game amid Nassar probe

DETROIT (AP) — John Engler’s front-row interest in Michigan State University basketball has led to a war of words over the former school president’s availability to speak to investigators about the Larry Nassar scandal . Things have become so nasty that Engler’s attorney has advised him not to cooperate if state Assistant Attorney General Christina […]
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Man uses nude mannequins to send message to ‘nosey’ neighbor

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jason Windus gave his California neighbor something to look at during a dispute over the height of a backyard fence — naked mannequins having a garden party. Four of the fashion dummies are seated in wicker chairs around a matching table. Another is standing with its arms over its head […]
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Live Free and Fly: New Hampshire House approves state raptor

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It was a good day for red-tailed hawks and a bad day for coyotes Wednesday as the New Hampshire House voted in favor of honoring one predator but against protecting another. Four years ago, lawmakers made national news by refusing to pass a bill promoted by Hampton Falls fourth-graders designating the […]
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Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he’s selling paper

LINDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan says he has a deal to sell the business. Editor Goodloe Sutton tells The Associated Press this week’s issue of The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, could be his last. Sutton wouldn’t go into details about the supposed buyer, […]
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Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jury is awarding $250,000 in damages to woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge. The verdict, including $200,000 in damages against Choctaw County Sheriff Cloyd Halford and $50,000 against the county, was handed down Tuesday after a two-day trial in federal court in Aberdeen. Jauch was jailed in […]
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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks got a brief bump from news that the Federal Reserve doesn’t plan to raise rates this year, but still ended mostly lower Wednesday after those gains faded. Bond prices rose sharply after the Fed forecast slower economic growth. That sent bond yields down to the lowest they’ve been in more than a year. Banks […]
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West Virginia trooper indicted in excessive force case

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia state trooper who was fired after an investigation into a traffic stop beating has been indicted in federal court. A grand jury indicted 29-year-old Michael Kennedy of Morgantown on Wednesday on one count of deprivation of rights under color of law — language used to describe crimes […]
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Dakotas tribes seek more crime-fighting help from feds

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian reservations in the Dakotas need more resources and cooperation from the federal government to combat crime and improve safety, tribal leaders told members of Congress on Wednesday as they detailed a range of problems including drug trafficking, sex crimes, and missing and murdered indigenous women. Officials with federal law […]
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Police: Suspect cuts tracking device, crashes into truck

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man suspected of stealing more than a half-million dollars from his dead girlfriend fatally crashed his motorcycle into a tractor-trailer. The Miami Herald reports that 59-year-old Alejandro Aparicio died Sunday afternoon when he rode head-on into the truck in the Everglades. The truck’s driver was hospitalized and later […]
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2 extradited in slaying tied to charity-gone-wrong story

BALTIMORE (AP) — A truck driver who blamed his wife’s slaying on a case of charity gone wrong is being flown back to Baltimore along with his daughter to face murder charges. When Jacquelyn Smith was fatally stabbed in December, her husband said she was attacked after handing $10 to a panhandler with a baby. […]
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Officer responds after boy calls 911 over missing teddy bear

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer came to the rescue after a 12-year-old boy with autism who lost his teddy bear called 911 for help. Woodbridge Police Officer Khari Manzini arrived at Ryan Paul’s home Saturday after the boy called and hung up the phone. Manzini says his training in autism response […]
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Attorneys: Church list of accused Illinois clergy incomplete

CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates for clergy abuse victims say their list of 395 priests or lay people in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children is far more extensive than the names already released by the state’s six dioceses. Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman say the disparity shows church leaders continue […]
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R. Kelly asks judge to let him travel to Dubai to perform

CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R&B singer R. Kelly wants a judge to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, saying he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex-abuse charges. A defense filing Wednesday in Chicago says Kelly would do three to five concerts in […]
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