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US announces new sanctions on North Korean shipping firms, Chinese trading companies, in

WASHINGTON (AP) — US announces new sanctions on North Korean shipping firms, Chinese trading companies, in push to isolate North Korea.


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US attacks militants in Somalia and Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier. U.S. Africa Command, which manages U.S. military operations on the continent, said...


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Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Obstacles Getting Health Care

The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Rico 15 extra days to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after the destruction face problems well beyond timing....


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Years Before Heading Offshore, Herpes Researcher Experimented On People In U.S.

Three years before launching an offshore herpes vaccine trial, an American researcher vaccinated patients in U.S. hotel rooms in brazen violation of U.S. law, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found. Southern Illinois University associate professor William Halford administered the shots...


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Massachusetts Grabs Spotlight By Proposing New Twist On Medicaid Drug Coverage

In the absence of new federal policies to tame break-the-bank drug prices, Massachusetts’ state Medicaid program hopes to road-test an idea both radical and market-driven. It wants the power to negotiate discounts for the drugs it purchases and to exclude drugs with limited treatment value. “This...


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Report: Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct

Sexual Harassment Conyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances, BuzzFeed News reported Monday. The website reported that Conyers’ office paid the woman over $27,000 to settle the...


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US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

Immigration Temporary Status Haiti

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. The Homeland Security Department said...


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Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent

Bigger Rains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says. Future storms will also be wilder, soaking entire cities and huge portions of states,...


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Enter to win ski passes by saying how you want local taxes used

Weber Dealers

The Weber Dealers Association wants to know how you want local entities to spend the extra tax dollars they will get from auto sales in the county. And they’re giving away passes to Powder Mountain to people who participate.


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Missouri still needs Real ID extension

Missouri is still waiting to receive an extension from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to delay Real ID Act enforcement in the state. In October, the federal department granted the state a grace period until Jan. 22. This means that on Jan. 22, if Missouri has not received an extension,...


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