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Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

Medicaid Work Requirements States

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2018. There are 348 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 17, 1893, Hawaii’s monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Lili’uokalani (lee-LEE‘-oo-oh-kah-LAH‘-nee) to...


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The Latest: Experts say escape tough for captive children

Shackled Children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local): 9 p.m. Psychiatrists are not surprised it took years for a 17-year-old California girl to escape the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children. Such behavior is...


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13 siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet

Shackled Children

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted years. It’s not clear why the teenager waited so long to act, but psychiatrists say such behavior is not...


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Asian shares advance after Wall Street rally; eyes on China

Japan Financial Markets-8

Shares were broadly higher in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000. Traders are awaiting the release of Chinese GDP figures later Thursday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 0.7 percent to 24,050.53...


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Student's videos containing racial slurs quickly condemned

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama student repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media, prompting immediate condemnation from school officials and her apparent expulsion Wednesday. University President Stuart R. Bell called the videos “highly offensive and deeply...


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The Latest: Electric grid manager asks customers to conserve

Winter Weather Deep South

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A regional electricity grid manager is asking customers in most of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and a slice of eastern Texas to reduce their power usage Thursday morning, saying electrical...


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At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

Winter Weather Deep South

ATLANTA (AP) — Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather. At least 10 people died, including a baby in a car...


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Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

Apple-Investments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after...


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Sheriffs, immigration officials unveil plan to work together

Immigration Sheriffs

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Seventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement, offering what officials say is a template that can be used nationwide to overcome legal obstacles preventing tight working relationships. The new plan will...


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Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not

Mistaken Alert Fallout Shelters

NEW YORK (AP) — A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol. But these days, that might not be the best option, or even an...


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