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    High court asked to iron out polling place clothing dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will likely ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the […]
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    Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI […]
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    For Duckworth, a baby will bring down yet another barrier

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it. The decorated Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in the mostly white, mostly male and very fusty Senate. And now, with a baby due […]
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    Police: 4 shot, including boy, 6, outside Texas steakhouse

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 6-year-old boy and three adults were shot in the parking lot of a popular West Side San Antonio Steakhouse. The San Antonio Express-News reports that San Antonio Police Chief William McManus says two of the adults’ injuries are life-threatening. The boy was shot in the leg and is expected to […]
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    Trooper shot and wounded in Texas while pursuing suspect

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say a Texas trooper has been shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect. The San Antonio Express-News reports the trooper pulled a man over Sunday afternoon in Guadalupe County. The Department of Public Safety says the man gave false information and a scuffle began as the trooper tried to arrest […]
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    Pennsylvania awaits first look at court’s congressional map

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s high court is on the cusp Monday of imposing a new congressional district map to take effect for the state’s 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and boosting the party’s quest to capture control of the U.S. House. Monday is the state Supreme […]
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    Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she has received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from “a vile attack” after two ex-wives accused Porter of domestic abuse. Porter resigned Feb. 7 after the accusations from Colbie Holderness […]
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    First hippopotamus born at new Dallas Zoo exhibit dies

    DALLAS (AP) — The first baby hippopotamus born at a new Dallas Zoo exhibit has died. The Dallas Morning News reports that zoo officials said a female hippo gave birth early Saturday to her first calf, but she did not help the newborn to the surface of the pool soon enough. Dallas Zoo vice president […]
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    Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon. The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world’s largest student-run philanthropy. […]
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    Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has landed on the median of a Northern California highway but that no injuries have been reported. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot reported engine trouble before bringing the plane down Sunday on a grassy strip dividing State Route 101 in Santa […]