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The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his home by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti.

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press March 14, 2019
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A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east.

By BLAKE NICHOLSON and NELSON LAMPE Associated Press March 14, 2019
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The U.S. is issuing an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft "effective immediately," in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people, President Donald Trump said.

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press March 13, 2019
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Democrats are accusing President Donald Trump of going back on his campaign promise to protect Medicare after he introduced a 2020 budget that calls for steep cuts in Medicare payments to hospitals.

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press March 13, 2019
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Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, spurring over 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press March 12, 2019
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Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to get their children into some of the most elite schools

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press March 12, 2019
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Airlines in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner Monday after the second devastating crash of one of the planes in five months.

By ELIAS MESERET and YIDNEK KIRUBEL Associated Press March 11, 2019
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President Donald Trump will seek $8.6 billion in his new budget to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, two administration officials said Sunday, setting up another showdown with Congress, which has resisted giving him more money for his signature campaign promise.

By LISA MASCARO AP, Congressional Correspondent March 10, 2019
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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term.

By MATTHEW BARAKAT & STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press March 7, 2019
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Allen Weisselberg is seemingly everything his longtime boss, Donald Trump, isn't.

By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer March 7, 2019
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Santa Anita has canceled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months.

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer March 7, 2019
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted Wednesday the crisis at the southern border is not manufactured, as she faced questions from Democrats for the first time since they took control of the House.

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press March 6, 2019
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As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether the Trump administration can ask people if they are citizens on the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is quietly seeking comprehensive information about the legal status of millions of immigrants.

By GARANCE BURKE and FRANK BAJAK Associated Press March 6, 2019
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A London man appears to be free of the virus that causes AIDS after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the "Berlin patient," doctors reported.

By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer March 6, 2019
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The Mormon church said Tuesday it will rename websites, social media accounts and employee email addresses to get rid of "Mormon" and "LDS" as the faith continues a push to be known by the religion's full name and not shorthand nicknames it previously embraced and promoted.

By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press March 5, 2019
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The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said Tuesday.

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press March 5, 2019
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Two girls who were lost in a dense Northern California forest for nearly two days say they survived frigid nights by huddling under a tree branch and a huckleberry bush and by thinking “happy thoughts.”

By Associated Press March 5, 2019
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Dozens were missing in Lee County nearly a day after the twister struck, according to the sheriff, who said that crews had combed the hardest-hit areas but that other places had yet to be searched.

By KIM CHANDLER & JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press March 4, 2019
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Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills, 90210," died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist said

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer March 4, 2019
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The white, bullet-shaped Dragon capsule, developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX company under contract to NASA, closed in on the orbiting station nearly 260 miles above the Pacific Ocean and, flying autonomously, linked up on its own, without the help of the robotic arm normally used to guide spacecraft into position.

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer March 3, 2019
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The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the "Alien" movies. SpaceX needs to nail the debut of its crew Dragon capsule before putting people on board later this year.

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer March 2, 2019
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But a new generation of teen leaders "flipped" public sentiment after the shooting last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, she said, helping to elect lawmakers in 2018 who are willing to buck the powerful gun lobby, including the National Rifle Association.

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent March 2, 2019
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The state Food Safety and Sanitation Program received a complaint about Stormy and an environmental health officer saw the cat in the store, said Jeremy Ayers, section manager for the agency.

March 2, 2019
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An Indian air force pilot whose captivity in Pakistan caused fears that the Asian subcontinent could erupt into war was handed over to Indian officials at a border crossing on Friday in a "gesture of peace" by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, and his return may temporarily defuse tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir.

By ASHOK SHARMA and ZAHEER BABAR, Associated Press March 1, 2019
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YouTube said Thursday it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids — potentially affecting millions of posts on the site — after reports last week that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on innocuous videos of children.

By RACHEL LERMAN, AP Technology Writer February 28, 2019