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    Women’s March dinner joke serves up a political challenge

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey politician shared a meme on Facebook during January’s Women’s March on Washington asking whether the protest would be “over in time for them to cook dinner,” it sparked an uproar that led women to pack a meeting to demand an apology . One woman brought a […]
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    Oregon day care shuttered after 2nd death in 2 years

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Regulators in Oregon have shuttered a day care facility after a second baby died there in as many years, an unprecedented number of deaths at a single day care center for the state. Authorities have not said what caused the 10-month-old boy’s death earlier this month at Broadway Children’s Center in […]
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    Mom: Cub Scout kicked out of group after asking about guns

    DENVER (AP) — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans. It’s the latest political flashpoint for the Boy Scouts, of which the Cub Scouts is a part. The organization faced harsh blowback after President Donald […]
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    More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

    These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud. The information indicates whether a state is willing to comply with, is denying or is undecided on the request for data. Some of the states that are willing to […]
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    Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

    President Donald Trump’s advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own — with some of its own members raising concerns about its openness. This past week, two members fired off letters to commission staff complaining about a lack of information about the panel’s agenda and demanding answers about its activities. That comes […]
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    Georgia town to honor graves of more than 1,100 blacks

    Discriminated against in life, they were forgotten by their community in death, buried in unmarked graves in the back of the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, Georgia. The final resting places of the 1,146 black souls who once lived and worked there were anonymous. Though loved ones may have initially marked the spots with a […]
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    Authorities: 7-year-old boy attacked, killed by 2 pit bulls

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy was apparently attacked and killed by two pit bulls in Massachusetts. The Middlesex district attorney’s office says a preliminary investigation suggests the boy was attacked Saturday in Lowell after entering a fenced area where the dogs were located. Officers responded to a report of an injured […]
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    Police officer fatally shot at domestic dispute call

    GIRARD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute in the northeast part of the state. Authorities say 31-year-old Girard police officer Justin Leo was shot just after 10 p.m. Saturday as he and another officer approached the door of a home and the suspect opened […]
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    Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — now rests in the hands of a judge. A sentencing hearing for Bergdahl starts Monday at Fort Bragg and is expected to feature dramatic testimony about […]
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    Park hikers may have died in ‘sympathetic murder-suicide’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a “sympathetic murder-suicide.” Rachel Nguyen, 20, and […]