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Searches resume after tornado kills 23 in Alabama

Rescuers tore through rubble and wreckage Monday in a search for survivors amid homes torn from foundations, shredded metal dangling from battered trees and dead animals lying among debris after a powerful tornado ripped through…
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Sully the service dog has new role helping wounded vets

Sully, the service dog who symbolized devotion lying by former President George H.W. Bush's flag-draped casket, has a new mission. The 2-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever on Wednesday joined Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's dog…
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Hyundai, Kia recall over 500K vehicles as fire risk spreads

Hyundai and Kia have added more than a half-million vehicles to 3 ½-year string of U.S. recalls for engine failures and fires.  Three recalls released Thursday by the government add new problems and vehicles to…
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Labor union sues General Motors to stop plant closings in 3 states

The United Auto Workers has sued General Motors in federal court to stop the closing of plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, claiming the company is forbidden from idling plants under its current contract. The…
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Walmart cutting greeters from workforce

Walmart is cutting greeters from its workforce, and some workers with disabilities say the company is targeting them. More than a thousand store locations are making the switch to customer hosts instead of greeters. This…
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Cedar Rapids man in custody after leading police on manhunt near I-80, Mississippi River

Illinois State Police said it has arrested a 25-year-old man from Cedar Rapids who led authorities on a chase and manhunt Monday morning along I-80 and the Mississippi River.  Authorities say Frank M. Scott is…
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Vandals in North Carolina set fire to Gen. Lee statue, but not the Confederate one

Vandals in Dunn, North Carolina, last week doused the marble statue of Gen. Lee with a flammable liquid and set it on fire.  But if they think they targeted Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, they…
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Syracuse basketball coach Boeheim strikes and kills a pedestrian on highway

Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway. Syracuse police say the man had been in a car with some others before…
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Boy raises money for border wall with hot chocolate stand

A 7-year-old boy in Texas has raised more than $2,200 for President Donald Trump's border wall through a hot chocolate stand, but he and his parents say not everyone approves, with one person even calling…
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Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020. The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary in 2016 and told Vermont Public Radio on Tuesday that he…
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