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Aftershocks following Southern California earthquake

By JOHN ANTCZAK and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on the July 4th holiday, rattling nerves…
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Trump touts July 4 military ‘salute’; critics see politics

By ROBERT BURNS, LOLITA C. BALDOR and DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marshalling tanks, bombers and other machinery of war for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on…
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Facebook mail site evacuated after possible sarin scare

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. Authorities put the site under quarantine as they…
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Nebraska measure could tip the number of states with casinos

By GRANT SCHULTE LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters may decide next year whether to legalize casino gambling in a ballot measure that could tip the number of states that allow commercial gambling into the…
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Takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic debate

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and JUANA SUMMERS MIAMI (AP) — The roster for Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate demonstrated some of the party’s major divisions — even before candidates started talking. __ BAD MOMENT FOR BIDEN…
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Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats’ 1st debate

By JUANA SUMMERS and STEVE PEOPLES MIAMI (AP) — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and a Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first…
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Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

By NOMAAN MERCHANT HOUSTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the…
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Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

By MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for…
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Tuskegee Airman who flew 142 WWII combat missions dies at 99

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — World War II pilot Robert Friend, one of the last original members of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, has died at the age of 99. Friend’s daughter, Karen Friend Crumlich, told…
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Restaurants could be 1st to get genetically modified salmon

By CANDICE CHOI NEW YORK (AP) — Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5…
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