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 2020-10-25 20:25 

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Some Michigan sheriffs won't enforce open carry ban at polls...

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) - Some sheriffs have said they won't enforce Michigan's top election official's ban on openly carrying guns near polling places on Election Day. Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel called Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson'...

 2020-10-25 20:21 

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John O'Connor: Watergate led to partisan journalism...

An occasional interview series with Americans who are challenging the status quo. As far as John O'Connor is concerned, what many consider to be contemporary journalism's finest hour was actually its death knell. Watergate has always aroused passi...

 2020-10-25 20:16 

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U.K. military seizes control of Libya-registered oil tanker in English Channel, ending standoff with...

LONDON (AP) - U.K. military seizes control of Libya-registered oil tanker in English Channel, ending standoff with ship stowaways....

 2020-10-25 20:16 

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Man killed in shooting at Wichita after-hours night club...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 41-year-old man was shot and killed inside an after-hours nightclub in Wichita, police said. Costella Reed, of Wichita, died after being shot early Saturday in the Apple Lounge in north Wichita. Reed was inside the nightclub when a ...

 2020-10-25 20:05 

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Massachusetts high school goes remote after house party...

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts high school will shift to fully remote learning after students attended a house party, where they didn't wear masks and shared drinks, the district's superintendent said Sunday. Marblehead responded to a ho...

 2020-10-25 19:57 

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Louisiana governor urges residents to prepare for Zeta...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging storm-weary residents to prepare for the possibility that Tropical Storm Zeta could hit the state as a hurricane in the middle of the week. Edwards said in a news release that his office is...

 2020-10-25 19:49 

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New Yorkers line up for hours in 2nd day of early voting...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Voters across New York waited in long lines for hours to cast their ballots in the second day of early voting in the presidential election on Sunday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday he didn't have turnout numbers yet, but that "I...

 2020-10-25 19:49 

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Wisconsin health officials worry about contact tracing plans...

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - A key element of Wisconsin's plan to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be difficult. With an average of 3,400 daily cases reported in the last week in Wisconsin, and an additional 3,626 positive tests confirmed in ...

 2020-10-25 19:47 

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The Vermont town of Berlin is getting a new police chief...

BERLIN, Vt. (AP) - The police department in the Vermont town of Berlin is getting a new chief. James Pontbriand, a detective with the Barre police department, is expected to start work in Berlin next month. Pontbriand will be replacing Bill Wolfe, who ret...

 2020-10-25 19:46 

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Average US gas price falls 3 cents to $2.22/gallon...

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents over the past two weeks to $2.22 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that prices have declined since six weeks ago and are e...

 2020-10-25 19:45 

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Bodies of migrants found in fertilizer shipment in Paraguay...

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - Paraguayan officials say workers have discovered the remains of seven people - apparently would-be migrants - in a shipment of fertilizer from Serbia. Three of the men were Moroccan and one was from Egypt, the chief investigfator...

 2020-10-25 19:41 

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2 killed when small plane crashes northeast of Houston...

WOODBRANCH, Texas (AP) - Officials say two persons were killed in the crash of a small plane Sunday morning north of Houston. The crash happened about 8:30 a.m. Sunday in a residential neighborhood in Woodbranch, 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Hous...

 2020-10-25 19:24 

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Trump calls out media, Big Tech shielding Biden: 'Swamp is deep and it is vicious'...

President Trump on Sunday told a rally crowd that he would defeat Democrat challenger Joseph R. Biden despite the left-wing news media and Big Tech stacking the deck against him. "The swamp is deep and it is vicious. These people are vicious. They don...

 2020-10-25 19:20 

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Missouri reports small increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri health officials reported a relatively small number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday after several days of more than 1,000 new cases. The state has confirmed 167,495 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, a...

 2020-10-25 19:16 

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Joe Biden gives State Department hope for power, money...

The prospect of a Biden victory next month has sent hopes soaring in the diplomatic establishment that the State Department could be in for more money and more clout over the next four years as it claws back power lost in recent decades to the Pentagon an...

 2020-10-25 19:13 

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South Dakota tops 1,000 virus cases for 2nd time in 3 days...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The number of new COVID-19 cases in South Dakota increased by more than 1,000 for the second time in three days, state health officials reported Sunday. The state Department of Health reported 1,063 new cases in the last day, two ...

 2020-10-25 19:08 

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Utility cuts power to 26,500 Californians over wildfire risk...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric started cutting power Sunday to tens of thousands of customers in Northern California and planned outages for many more to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires due to extreme fire weather. The nation's l...

 2020-10-25 19:06 

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Pandemic election pays off for ruling British Columbia party...

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) - The leftist New Democrats won a majority government in the British Columbia election this weekend as voters rewarded Premier John Horgan with a second term after he took a gamble on calling an election during the COVID-19...

 2020-10-25 19:01 

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Israel to begin human trials of coronavirus vaccine...

JERUSALEM (AP) - The state-run Israel Institute for Biological Research announced Sunday that researchers will begin human testing on its coronavirus vaccine next week. The institute said clinical tests on an initial group of 80 people would begin Nov. 1....

 2020-10-25 19:00 

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2 men accused of robbing 2 Tucson banks about an hour apart...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Two men suspected of robbing a couple banks in Tucson about an hour apart have been arrested, authorities said. Pima County Sheriff's deputies responded to two bank robberies Saturday afternoon in Tucson. After the first robbery a...

 2020-10-25 18:58 

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Snow, cold weather puts damper on Colorado wildfire...

DENVER (AP) - Snow and cold weather on Sunday put a damper on a wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate in northern Colorado and burned part of Rocky Mountain National Park, but fire officials warned it would not be enough to put out the ...

 2020-10-25 18:57 

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White Mountain National Forest rescinds fire restrictions...

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - Restrictions on setting fires in the White Mountain National Forest have been lifted now that the region has gotten more rain. Forest officials enacted rules Sept. 25 that allowed fires only in metal fire rings, pits or pole mounted g...

 2020-10-25 18:55 

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Man with metal detector finds 222-year-old coin near church...

EMBDEN, Maine (AP) - A man with a metal detector has found a long-hidden, 222-year-old coin under a few inches of soil outside a church in Maine. Shane Houston, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was on a metal-detecting trip with a friend from New Hampshire w...

 2020-10-25 18:45 

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Police: Lincoln man arrested after setting fire to apartment...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln man was arrested after he intentionally set a fire in his apartment early Sunday, police said. Trent Burgess, 30, was booked into the Lancaster County jail on suspicion of first-degree arson, The Lincoln Journal-World report...

 2020-10-25 18:36 

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Liberal media, Big Tech and progressives pursue a relentless revolution against free speech...

This past month, America's "progressives4; showed they will do anything to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. This includes having social media, along with "legacy" media, spike articles by America's fourth largest newspaper, The Ne...

 2020-10-25 18:36 

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Louisiana district suspends more students for online weapons...

HARVEY, La. (AP) - A Louisiana school district that faced a backlash for suspending a student after a teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual class has suspended at least three other students for weapons spotted during online learning. In the tw...

 2020-10-25 18:31 

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UN: 11 migrants drown off Libya; third shipwreck in week...

CAIRO (AP) - At least 11 migrants trying to reach Europe, including a pregnant woman, drowned Sunday when their boat capsized off the coast of Libya, the U.N. migration agency said, making it the third migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea in a week....

 2020-10-25 18:30 

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For Trump and Biden campaigns, it's not just having money, but spending it wisely...

This year, as in 2016, Democrats have far more money to spend in their campaign against Donald Trump and far more than their Republican counterparts in the states as they seek to retake the Senate. Money may be the "mother's milk of politics" ...

 2020-10-25 18:20 

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Illinois reports more than 4,000 new confirmed virus cases...

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois reported more than 4,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 24 deaths, health officials said Sunday. The state's Department of Public Health reported a 6.1% positive test rate over the past seven days. Labs reported 72,097...

 2020-10-25 18:17 

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Fear and anxiety spike in virus hot spots across US...

Preslie Paur breaks down in tears when she thinks of her state's refusal to mandate face masks. The South Salt Lake City, Utah, woman can't work at her special education job due to an autoimmune disease. Her husband, also a special ed teacher, rec...

 2020-10-25 18:17 

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Former longtime New Mexico lawmaker Nick Salazar dies at 91...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Former New Mexico state Rep. Nick Salazar, who served in the Legislature for 46 years until his retirement in 2018, has died. He was 91. State officials said Salazar died late Friday. No cause of death was immediately available. But ...

 2020-10-25 18:09 

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Indiana's COVID-19 hospitalizations highest since April...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's hospitals entered the weekend with their most COVID-19 patients since the first weeks after the coronavirus outbreak reached the state seven months ago, according to state health officials. The state health department has...

 2020-10-25 18:03 

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Iowa man died after apparently falling out tree stand...

OLLIE, Iowa (AP) - A 76-year-old man died after he apparently fell from a tree stand while hunting, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said. The agency said law enforcement officers found Raymond Byers' body after he was reported missing Thursda...

 2020-10-25 18:03 

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EDITORIAL: Voting early nullifies late debates...

Americans admire decisive action, but there aren't many handed out for going off half-cocked. Tens of millions of Americans tuned in Thursday night to watch Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden match wits in their final showdown before the 2...

 2020-10-25 18:03 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Biden belongs behind bars...

During the last presidential debate, the real Joe Biden came out and showed what a pathological liar he is. Througout the event, when challenged he shook his head from side to side and denied what most of the public has seen in the news. His son's lap...

 2020-10-25 18:03 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Left, right must come together...

Demented Democrats, anyone? The woods are full of them. The more common one is the basement dweller, as seen on television debating Donald Trump. This particular specimen is a great metaphor for how deep and dark Democrats are taking the world. President ...

 2020-10-25 18:03 

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Biden corruption the tip of the iceberg...

I struggle to believe that anyone needs to watch a debate on television before making a decision on which presidential candidate to vote for. Debates on television are media events aimed at raising ratings. Joe Biden may go down hard over the information ...

 2020-10-25 17:49 

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AOC backs Pelosi if she's 'most progressive' speaker candidate...

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, said Sunday that she would support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bid for another speakership — if the California Democrat is the most progressive contender. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, the most prominent m...

 2020-10-25 17:42 

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Amy Coney Barrett sent to Senate, confirmation likely Monday...

Senate Republicans advanced President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Sunday on a party-line vote, setting up her final confirmation vote for Monday night that is all but certain to succeed. By 51 to 48, Judge Barrett's confirmatio...

 2020-10-25 17:35 

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Shasta County returns to less restrictive virus tier...

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California county has been moved back to a less restrictive tier for coronavirus infections after pleading with state officials to avoid closing down businesses. Shasta County will return to the red tier for substantial v...

 2020-10-25 17:34 

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North Dakota confirms 851 new virus cases, lowest in 4 days...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota health officials on Sunday reported 851 new cases of the coronavirus, the lowest total since the state set a daily record with 1,038 positive tests on Thursday. The update showed eight new deaths, including three people ...

 2020-10-25 17:34 

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Analysis: La. session ends with petition debated for months...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The direct strike at Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus restrictions didn't come through legislative action in the special session that Republican lawmakers called primarily to undermine the Democratic governor...

 2020-10-25 17:33 

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Health experts question Pence campaigning as essential work...

Health policy specialists questioned White House officials' claim that federal rules on essential workers allow Vice President Mike Pence to continue to campaign and not quarantine himself after being exposed to the coronavirus. Campaigning is not an ...

 2020-10-25 17:30 

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Gretchen Whitmer: No evidence of Biden wrongdoing...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defended Sunday former Vice President Joseph R. Biden against claims that his son leveraged the family name for foreign cash, saying there was "not a scintilla of evidence that there was wrongdoing by Joe Biden." She...

 2020-10-25 17:28 

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Police investigate death of 18-year-old in car crash...

FLOYD, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a teenager dead. Virginia State Police said Katerina Renee Higgins, 18, was driving a Ford Mustang in Floyd County early Sunday when the car left the road and struck a...

 2020-10-25 17:27 

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Sudan says it will discuss trade, migration with Israel...

CAIRO (AP) - Sudanese and Israeli officials will meet in the coming weeks to discuss a package of cooperation deals to "achieve the mutual interests of the two peoples," Sudan's Foreign Ministry said Sunday. The ministry statement came three d...

 2020-10-25 17:23 

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Authorities: Man steals police car in NJ, crashes it in NYC...

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) - A man who stole a police cruiser from an accident scene in northern New Jersey eventually led authorities on a pursuit into New York City that ended when the driver crashed into a parked car, officials said, Frank Suarez, 31, of Bayon...

 2020-10-25 17:21 

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Law enforcement fatally shoots Arkansas man in Kansas...

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an Arkansas man was shot and killed by law enforcement officers after a police pursuit. Wesley Jordan, 32, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died in the shooting Friday in Independ...

 2020-10-25 17:18 

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Tennessee death row inmate's family awaits miracle DNA test...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Carl Payne believes his son is innocent of murder. He believes that for 33 years, his son has been wrongfully imprisoned, facing the death penalty. And he believes that God has allowed it, choosing this family like the biblical Queen...

 2020-10-25 17:17 

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How retailers are reinventing Black Friday during COVID-19...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Will COVID-19 finally be the thing that makes Black Friday a thing of the past? With the coronavirus spreading, local businesses and national retailers can't risk attracting the crowds that normally show up - often camping outsi...

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