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Walmart to pay employees for good attendance

Walmart workers will soon have a new way to boost their paychecks. The company plans to give bonuses to its employees who don't call out often. Walmart officials say the goal is to reward those…
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Drug company expands voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen

Tris Pharma has expanded its voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen because it may contain overly high concentrations of the drug.  The company, based in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, announced the move this week. It says…
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Tyson recalls some chicken nuggets, contamination possible

Tyson Foods is recalling some chicken nuggets after customers said they found pieces of "soft, blue rubber" inside. The U.S. Agriculture Department said the 5-pound (2-kilogram) bags should be thrown away or returned. The agency…
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Shooting that injured 5 officers started with a warrant attempt

Houston’s police chief says what began as an attempt to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house turned into a gun battle that killed two suspects and injured five officers, including four who…
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Forever Stamps now 55 cents

The price of a Forever Stamp is now 55 cents. The nickel increase is the largest hike since 1991 when the stamp went from 25 to 29 cents. The United States Postal Service is also…
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Rescuers heard missing 3-year-old calling out for his mother

 It took three harrowing days for a search team to find Casey Hathaway alive. Facing heavy rain, gusty winds and low visibility, rescuers and law enforcement combed the difficult Craven County, North Carolina, terrain --…
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General Mills recalls some flour over salmonella concerns

General Mills is voluntarily recalling some bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour because of salmonella concerns.  The 5-pound (2.26 kilograms) bags have a "better if used by" date of April 20, 2020 and the…
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Nearly 300 DHS employees called back to work

Nearly 300 furloughed Department of Homeland Security employees are being called back to work amid the longest government shutdown in history. Those federal workers -- all from the E-Verify division of US Citizenship and Immigration…
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Alabama officer killed in the line of duty

An Alabama police officer has died after being shot on Sunday, according to the Mobile Police Department.  Officer Sean Tuder, 30, was shot by a suspect with prior warrants while doing follow up work on…
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Government shutdown reaches Day 28 as Pres. Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.  The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal…
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