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Reports: Prince had painkiller Percocet in his system at time of death

Music superstar Prince's autopsy found the painkiller Percocet in his system, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KSTP-TV reported on Thursday, citing so ...

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Cooler weather for fire-struck Fort McMurray, after more evacuations

ANZAC, Alberta - Cooler weather and possible rain forecast for the Canadian city overwhelmed by wildfire offered hope on Thursday that controlling the ...

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U.S. regulators ban e-cigarette, cigar sales to minors

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - U.S. regulators on Thursday took their first steps to crack down on e-cigarettes and cigars, increasingly popular among American ...

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Report: Prince was to meet with doctor for painkiller addiction

The body of music superstar Prince was found one day before a doctor was to meet him to help end an addiction to pain killers, the Minneapolis Star Tr ...

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Obama’s visit to poisoned Flint spotlights economic inequality

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's visit Wednesday to poisoned Flint, Michigan, provides both a balm for residents still fearful of their water sup ...

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‘May the Fourth Be With You’: fans celebrate Star Wars Day

LONDON - From dressing up as stormtroopers to hosting movie marathons, film fans celebrated Star Wars Day on Wednesday with all things dedicated to th ...

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Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

By Phil Stewart and Andrea Shalal, ReutersSTUTTGART, Germany - Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blas ...

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Sickout closes Detroit schools

All but a handful of Detroit Public Schools were closed Monday after teachers - angry that the troubled district may not be able to pay them over the ...

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Prosecutors consider more charges against former drug company CEO

Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, who last year became a lightning rod for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices, may face additional U.S. ...

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Analysis: After dropping out, Ted Cruz’s rise and fall is explained by a cruel paradox

WASHINGTON - Ted Cruz rose in the presidential race by painting Republican leaders as sellouts and insisting only he had the courage to fight a broken ...

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Report: U.S. families struggling with teens’ phone addiction

WASHINGTON - Half of teenagers in the United States feel addicted to their mobile phones, with most checking the devices at least every hour and feeli ...

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Rebels launch assault in Aleppo

BEIRUT/MOSCOW - Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital in the latest ...

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Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

STUTTGART, Germany - Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunni ...

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Astronomers discover 3 planets orbiting red sun

Astronomers have discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting a small red sun, just 40 light-years away.Researchers say all three worlds are potentia ...

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Ringling elephants take final bow

NEW YORK - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants performed for the last time Sunday, ending a 145-year spectacle that delighted fans but ...

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