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US agency cracks down on Juul e-cigarette popular in schools

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials are cracking down on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators....
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Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:11am
BEIRUT (AP) -- Three years ago, Ahmad Mohsin was forced to relocate his campsite in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley after soldiers raided the community of Syrian refugees where he lived and smashed their belongings. The message was clear, he said: they were not wanted....
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US agency cracks down on Juul e-cigarette popular in schools

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 7:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials are cracking down on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators....
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A tale of 2 bats, and Babe Ruth's 60th home run in 1927

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 6:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927....
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AP-NORC poll: Privacy debacle prompts social-media changes

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 5:26am
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you've made changes to how you use social media since Facebook's Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle, you're not alone....
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Business and pleasure on menu for Macron's second day in US

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron opened the French president's visit with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington's house....
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Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:19am
One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone....
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Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:19am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The discovery in Iran of a mummified body near the site of a former royal mausoleum has raised speculation it could be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty....
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Stuck in jail: Poor Mississippi inmates wait long for trial

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 1:19am
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) -- Jerry Sanders has been sitting in a jail cell on a relatively minor charge of methamphetamine possession for more than a year - longer than the sentence he could get if he's convicted....
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Car theft solved too late to prevent Waffle House tragedy

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:42pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After Travis Reinking allegedly stole a BMW from a Nashville area car dealer last week, police say they found it outside the apartment where he lived....
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Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:42pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points and collected seven rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night....
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Spokesman: George HW Bush is eager to get well, go to Maine

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:18pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said....
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Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:18pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in the U.S. on a PR blitz to transform his country's image....
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Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:18pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s....
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Ahead of summits, US tones down its war games with S. Korea

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 8:27pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Spring on the Korean Peninsula is normally the season of D-Day-style beach landings with big guns thumping in the distance and skies crisscrossed by the contrails of fighter aircraft....
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Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 8:27pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- James Harden gave Houston quite the jump-start with 22 of the team's 50 points in the third quarter, as the Rockets cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series....
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Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:51pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- A mistrial was declared Monday in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after an Arizona jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teen from Mexico but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter....
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Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:51pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are hitting stiff resistance....
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Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:41pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday....
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