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Board recommends rejecting clemency for 2 Arkansas inmates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two of inmates facing lethal injection next month, as a new lawsuit challenges the state’s unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period. The...


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A Harvard negotiations expert explains why Trump failed to get a heath-care

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A number of parties share the blame for the Republicans’ failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act: The GOP’s hard-line Freedom Caucus. More moderate Republicans who couldn’t get behind a bill that cut health care for millions of Americans. Paul...


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Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico

Mexico Wall-Businesses-Q A

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambitious and surely his most contentious project yet: A wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. How? At what...


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AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

HB2 The Real Cost

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis. Over the past year, North...


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High court weighs curb on patent suit locations

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - If your company is being sued for patent infringement, there’s an awfully good chance you’ll need to get familiar with Marshall, Texas, population around 25,000. The Eastern District of Texas is where a stunning number of patent cases are born - nearly 45...


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World's biggest dinosaur footprint discovered in 'Australia's own Jurassic

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. More than 100 million years ago, on a muddy stretch of land that is now Australia, nearly two-dozen species of dinosaur once roamed. There were duck-billed ornithopods, which left long, three-toed tracks in their wake. Heavy armored dinosaurs pressed large, tulip-...


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Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed bills Monday overturning two Obama-era education regulations, continuing the Republican majority’s effort to undo key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy. Trump’s move scraps new requirements for programs that...


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Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting

Nightclub Shooting Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday urged more witnesses to come forward and offered reassurances amid questions about safety in public gathering spots. Police...


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The Latest: Club gives up liquor permit after fatal shooting

APTOPIX Nightclub Shooting Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local): 5 p.m. A Cincinnati nightclub is giving up its liquor license after a shooting over the weekend left one person dead and 17 wounded. A city official said Monday that the Cameo club also will remain closed until...


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Virginia Gov. McAuliffe: If Obamacare is here to stay, then it's time to expand

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Va. - The failure of Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare has emboldened Gov. Terry McAuliffe to renew his stalled crusade to expand Medicaid in Virginia. On Monday, the Democrat proposed an amendment to state budget language to give him power to set an...


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