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Marijuana arrests fall to lowest level since 1996

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Arrests for simple marijuana possession in the United States fell to nearly a two-decade low last...

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Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say the first baby has been born from a new technique that combines DNA from three people. The goal is to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from the mother. The birth, of a boy, is revealed in a research summary published by the journal Fertility &...


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Neither Trump, Clinton exactly right about stop-and- frisk

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NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says the police tactic known as stop-and-frisk led to a drop in murders in New York City, while Hillary Clinton says it has been ruled unconstitutional. At the first presidential debate, neither was quite right. The New York Police Department’s use of stop-and-frisk, an...


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Trump blames others after combative debate with Clinton

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Donald Trump aggressively tried to pin the nation’s economic and national security problems on Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate, belittling the former senator and secretary of state as a “typical politician” incapable of delivering the change many Americans crave.


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Barriers used to protect soldiers now stopping floodwaters

Midwest Flooding

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s second-largest city has managed to keep flooding at bay largely because of barriers that were widely used to protect soldiers in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Crews in Cedar Rapids hastily erected Hesco barriers along nearly 10 miles of the Cedar River through...


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Hope fades for compensation for Flint residents - for now

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Lobbyists pushing Congress to create a compensation fund for the victims of the Flint, Mich., water contamination crisis said they are resigned to Congress not acting this year, but said they have not abandoned hope lawmakers will address the issue next...


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Consumer companies lead indexes higher; energy drops

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Tuesday and consumer stocks are making some of the biggest gains. Solid quarterly results from cruise line operator Carnival are giving travel-related companies a boost. Technology companies are also gaining. Energy companies are slipping with oil prices. A...


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Man pleads guilty to threatening GOP senators on Twitter over gun violence

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. A 28-year-old man from Arlington, Virginia, has pleaded guilty to threatening two Republican U.S. senators via Twitter. Kyler Schmitz appeared in Alexandria, Virginia, federal court Tuesday, saying little beyond his agreement that he was guilty on one count of making...


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Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock

Christie Traffic Jams

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on, a former loyalist testified Tuesday in the scandal that helped destroy...


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Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles

Target-CVS-Pill Bottle Anger

Longtime customers of Target’s pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow. After CVS began operating Target’s drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking — in some cases begging — the drugstore chain to bring back the retailer’s red prescription...


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Elizabeth Warren comes out against raising cap on charter schools in

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. There is a pitched battle under way in Massachusetts over charter schools, with proponents pouring money into an initiative on the November ballot that would raise the state cap on their growth and opponents arguing that charters are draining resources from...


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