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Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

Utah Abortions Anesthesia

Utah doctors say they haven't changed anything about the way they perform abortions at 20 weeks...

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In nearly 3 years on job, Phil Jackson hasn't fixed Knicks

Knicks Embattled Jackson Basketball

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had a half-season of clues about what Phil Jackson thought of him, and now it was his turn to evaluate his boss. Anthony had trumpeted his trust in Jackson when he re-signed in 2014 and reaffirmed it months later, even as Jackson continued trading away key players...


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'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

Health Overhaul Addiction Treatment

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation’s opioid-addiction crisis. In Kentucky, which has been ravaged worse than almost any other state by...


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Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

Immigration Enforcement

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration’s plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through this country. Previous U.S. policy called for only...


World

Egypt activist out of prison but still only half free

Egypt Half Day Of Freedom

CAIRO (AP) — It’s that time of day — just before 6 p.m. to be exact — when Ahmed Maher must leave his family and spend the night in a tiny room in the local police station. It’s a grim routine that will likely define the life of the iconic “revolutionary” for the next three years. In his final...


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Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship lifted off successfully Wednesday on a supply mission to the International Space Station. A Soyuz-U booster rocket carrying the Progress MS-05 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 11:58 a.m. (0558 GMT) from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch complex in...


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Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

Malaysia North Korea

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the...


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The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Before Milo Yiannopoulos gained (and lost) a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) invitation, a book deal and a job, the now-former Breitbart News writer had already said and written many offensive things. That’s his appeal to the people who admire and...


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WP-Bloomberg correction: CHICKENS

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. This correction refers to the slug CHICKENS (Brulliard, Post) that moved Feb. 9. A Washington Post story about keeping backyard chickens healthy incorrectly referred to Peter Brown, a regular on the podcast “Backyard Poultry With the Chicken Whisperer,” as a...


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Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender students, reversing federal guidance that required the nation’s public schools to allow children to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that matched their gender identities. In a letter to the...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2017. There are 312 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this...


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