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States on Zika’s front line see big gaps in funding, expertise

By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do ...

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Baltimore officer acquitted on all counts in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE - A judge found police officer Edward M. Nero not guilty of all criminal charges in the case of Freddie Gray, whose death last year in polic ...

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Supreme Court again rejects Illinois ex-governor’s corruption appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected for the second time flamboyant former two-term Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appeal of conv ...

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Secret Service shoots gun-wielding man near White House

A U.S. Secret Service agent shot a man who brandished a gun near the White House on Friday while President Barack Obama was out golfing, and the man w ...

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Golfer Mickelson says he’s returning Dean Foods trading gains

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson said on Thursday he has agreed to return gains he made in 2012 from trading in Dean Foods Co stock and said he fel ...

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Greece finds pieces of plastic in sea search for missing EgyptAir plane

An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean south of Greece on Thursday, with At ...

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Morley Safer, legendary '60 Minutes' reporter, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES - Emmy-winning newsman Morley Safer, one of the first reporters to convey the brutality of the Vietnam War to America's TV viewers and a m ...

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Kerry, Egyptian leader explore path to calming conflicts

Israeli-Palestinian friction, tension and war in Libya, Syria command attention ReutersCAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held brief talks We ...

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Trump threat to renegotiate U.N. climate deal causes dismay abroad

OSLO/WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's vow to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected U.S. president caused dismay abroad on Wednesday, w ...

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Late-model dinosaurs were freakishly horned, spikey

Two newly discovered dinosaurs unearthed in Montana and Utah illustrate the exotic appearance some of these giant reptiles developed, with fanciful ho ...

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Analysis: Sanders’ dilemma is to go for broke or go for influence

WASHINGTON - The cruel irony of Bernie Sanders' recent victories in West Virginia and Indiana is that they further narrowed his path to the nomination ...

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U.S. extends overtime pay to 4.2 million salaried workers

The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled the final version of a long-awaited and controversial rule to extend overtime pay to 4.2 million U.S. wor ...

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Facebook’s politics under scrutiny, but federal oversight seen unlikely

WASHINGTON - As Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg prepares to meet conservative leaders on Wednesday to discuss allegations about political ...

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As oil boom goes bust, Oklahoma protects drillers, squeezes schools

NEWCASTLE, Okla. - After intense lobbying, Oklahoma's oilmen scored a victory two years ago. State lawmakers voted to keep in place some of lowest tax ...

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House drops draft requirement for women

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives stripped a requirement that women register for the military draft from a sweeping annual defense policy bill ...

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