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Trump bashes NAFTA in midst of talks to revamp trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week into talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump is already threatening to abandon the 23-year-old pact with Canada and Mexico. At a high-profile campaign-style rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, Trump predicted that the United...


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Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to reduce crashes significantly, according to two studies released Wednesday. At the same time, research by the...


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North Ogden looking for feedback on major expansion of Barker Park

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North Ogden City is asking residents for feedback on a major expansion that’s planned for Barker Park.


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Oregon, Texas Are Latest States To Put Down Markers On Abortion Coverage

Federal health insurance rules are a moving target, and it’s unclear whether Republicans will take another run at replacing the Affordable Care Act. In the meantime, some states are staking out strong positions on coverage of abortion, cementing their position regardless of how the federal...


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Dying At Home In An Opioid Crisis: Hospices Grapple With Stolen Meds

Nothing seemed to help the patient — and hospice staff didn’t know why. They sent home more painkillers for weeks. But the elderly woman, who had severe dementia and incurable breast cancer, kept calling out in pain. The answer came when the woman’s daughter, who was taking care of her at home,...


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Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

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PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump blamed the media Tuesday for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester. Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with a call for unity,...


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Tillerson says US could punish Pakistan if no cooperation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to end America’s longest war and eliminate Afghanistan’s rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days. In a national address Monday night,...


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AP-NORC poll: Hispanics see barriers to nursing care

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with health care providers, and few have confidence in long-term care facilities to meet their needs, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And...


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A 'Trump Doctrine'? Clues in his new Afghanistan plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes. In President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy, elements of a broader approach to America’s most pressing national security...


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The Latest: Tillerson raises prospect of punishing Pakistan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and US policy in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. could consider punishing Pakistan or cutting off its status as a major non-NATO ally if Pakistan doesn’t crack down on the Taliban and...


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