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Cold snap exposes cracks in upkeep of timeworn schools

The recent spell of cold weather exposed the poor state of school buildings in many big-city districts, including Baltimore, where the failure of heating systems closed dozens of institutions after children were left shivering in frigid classrooms.

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Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake.

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Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.

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Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters.

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Some guns sold by law enforcement end up at new crime scenes

A yearlong Associated Press analysis found more than a dozen firearms sold by law enforcement agencies in Washington state since 2010 later became evidence in new criminal investigations.

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'Mississippi Burning' KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92

Edgar Ray Killen, a 1960s Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted decades later in the "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92, the state's corrections department announced Friday.

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Africa startled by Trump's sudden and vulgar attention

Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. But it wasn't what people had hoped for.

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Torrential California mudslide takes lives of elderly, young

The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. He died with his wife of more than 50 years, Alice.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 12, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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GOP, Dem senators have immigration deal, White House says no

Three Republican and three Democratic senators said Thursday they'd reached an election-year accord to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and to bolster border security. But the White House and several GOP lawmakers said they'd not accepted the proposal, plunging the issue back into uncertainty just eight days before a deadline that threatens a government shutdown.

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Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17

Hundreds of rescue workers slogged through knee-deep ooze and used long poles to probe for bodies Thursday as the search dragged on for victims of the mudslides that slammed this wealthy coastal town. Seventeen people were confirmed dead and eight others were missing.

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8 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people. Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran, state television reported.

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States rethink sexual misconduct policies after complaints

After a tumultuous few months that saw numerous lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct, a majority of state legislatures across the country are considering strengthening sexual harassment policies that have gone unheeded or unchanged for years.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 11, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Louisiana teacher speaks out after arrest at board meeting

The Louisiana teacher who was ejected from a school board meeting and handcuffed after speaking out about salaries — a video-recorded arrest that sparked outrage — said Wednesday her treatment was appalling and encouraged others to speak out.

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Death toll hits 15 in California mudslides; 24 missing

The death toll from the mudslides that struck Southern California climbed to 15 on Wednesday, with 24 people unaccounted for, as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars.

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7-Eleven probe opens new front on immigration

U.S. immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency.

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Medical credit cards can mean aches and pains for patients

Few people look forward to a trip to the doctor or dentist, especially if they're not sure how they will pay for it.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 10, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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US decision would hit families' pocketbooks in El Salvador

Every two weeks, Flor Tovar receives a lifeline in the form of cash wired from her husband living in the United States.

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6 dead in Southern California as rain triggers mudslides

At least six people were killed and homes were torn from their foundations Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month.

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4 ex-fraternity members get jail in pledge's hazing death

Four New York City men were given jail sentences Monday in the death of an 18-year-old fraternity pledge during a 2013 hazing ritual in Pennsylvania, with a judge saying she believes they succumbed to "brainwashing" and "indoctrination" that is rampant at fraternities around the nation.

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North Korea to join Olympics in South Korea as tensions ease

The rival Koreas took steps toward reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks Tuesday, as North Korea agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, hold talks on lowering tension along their border and reopen a military hotline.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 9, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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List of winners for 75th annual Golden Globe Awards

List of winners for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: