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Mushers focus on trail ahead as Alaska's Iditarod kicks off

AP US News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 09:00
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's famed Iditarod begins Sunday following a difficult year for the long-distance sled dog race that included a champion's dog doping scandal, the loss of a major sponsor, discontent among mushers and increasing pressure from animal rights activists. 2018-03-04T08:49:44-05:00 2018-03-04T01:35:10-05:00
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West Virginia teachers strike to go on over elusive pay deal

Reuters US News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 06:43
(Reuters) - West Virginia teachers said their strike would go on at least through Monday, as state lawmakers unraveled the governor's promise of a raise in a late Saturday night legislative session, union officials said.
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Police investigate why student gunned down his parents

AP US News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 06:00
Investigators were trying to figure out why a Central Michigan University student charged with fatally shooting his parents acted so strangely the day before the killings that he was taken to a hospital. 2018-03-04T05:49:17-05:00 2018-03-04T04:32:59-05:00
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Police investigate why student gunned down his parents

AP US News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 03:00
Investigators were trying to figure out why a Central Michigan University student charged with fatally shooting his parents acted so strangely the day before the killings that he was taken to a hospital. 2018-03-04T02:53:25-05:00 2018-03-04T01:09:06-05:00
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U.S. Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

Reuters US News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:53
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - More than 1.5 million customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States early on Sunday, and communities on the New England coast faced more flooding two days after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least nine people.
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Tourist's parents file lawsuit in Grand Canyon copter crash

AP US News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:00
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of a British tourist who died after the Grand Canyon sightseeing helicopter he was in crashed have filed the first wrongful death lawsuit related to last month's crash. 2018-03-04T00:49:49-05:00 2018-03-03T00:34:52-05:00
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Bikes everywhere! Dockless bikes up access, sometimes chaos

AP US News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:00
DALLAS (AP) — Shared bikes that can be left wherever the rider ends up are helping more people get access to the mode of transportation that reduces car traffic and increases exercise. But they are also producing some chaos — discarded bikes cluttering public spaces, blocking sidewalks and even placed in trees and lakes. 2018-03-04T00:49:49-05:00 2018-03-03T10:10:00-05:00
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Senate votes; West Virginia teachers say strike won't end

AP US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 23:00
Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. 2018-03-03T23:00:32-05:00 2018-03-03T22:32:25-05:00
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Senate votes; West Virginia teachers say strike won't end

AP US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 22:00
Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. 2018-03-03T21:52:22-05:00 2018-03-03T20:52:28-05:00
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Police: Gun in student's shooting of parents belonged to dad

AP US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 22:00
A 19-year-old student charged with fatally shooting his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory had been acting so strangely the day before the killings that campus police talked to his mother and then took him to a hospital for suspected drug abuse, authorities said Saturday. 2018-03-03T21:52:22-05:00 2018-03-03T20:32:58-05:00
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Police: Gun in student's shooting of parents belonged to dad

AP US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 20:00
A 19-year-old student suspected of fatally shooting his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory had been acting so strangely the day before the killings that campus police talked to his mother and then took him to a hospital for suspected drug abuse, authorities said Saturday. 2018-03-03T19:59:42-05:00 2018-03-03T17:07:49-05:00
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Communities pick up pieces as deadly nor'easter recedes

AP US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 20:00
BOSTON (AP) — Coastal communities in the Northeast experienced damaging high tide flooding and the lingering effects of powerful, gusting winds Saturday even as residents tried to shake off a nor'easter that had already inundated roads and basements, snapped trees and knocked out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses from Virginia to Maine. 2018-03-03T19:59:42-05:00 2018-03-03T18:42:38-05:00
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Police: Gun in campus shooting belonged to suspect's dad

AP US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 17:00
A 19-year-old student suspected of fatally shooting his parents at a Central Michigan University dormitory had been acting so strangely the day before the killings that campus police talked to his mother and then took him to a hospital for suspected drug abuse, authorities said Saturday. 2018-03-03T16:54:31-05:00 2018-03-03T16:51:13-05:00
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More flooding expected as deadly nor'easter moves out to sea

AP US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 17:00
BOSTON (AP) — People along the Northeast coast braced for more flooding during high tides Saturday even as the powerful storm that inundated roads, snapped trees and knocked out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses moved hundreds of miles out to sea. 2018-03-03T16:54:31-05:00 2018-03-03T15:50:12-05:00
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Unidentified man shoots, kills self near White House: Secret Service

Reuters US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 14:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man fatally shot himself in the head along the north fence of the White House on Saturday, the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement.
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Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

Reuters US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 13:41
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - Nearly 2 million customers remained without power along the eastern U.S. seaboard on Saturday as residents braced for more flooding in the wake of a powerful storm that killed at least seven people.
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Unidentified man wounded in shooting near White House

Reuters US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 13:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unidentified adult man was wounded along the north fence line of the White House on Saturday in what District of Columbia police said was being investigated as a self-inflicted shooting.
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More flooding expected as deadly nor'easter moves out to sea

AP US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:00
BOSTON (AP) — Coastal areas from Maryland to Maine remain under flood warnings as a powerful nor'easter moves further out to sea after inundating roads, snapping trees and knocking out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses. 2018-03-03T10:59:28-05:00 2018-03-03T10:19:37-05:00
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Man convicted of murder hopeful ruling leads to freedom

AP US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Witnesses have recanted. Another man has confessed. Now, a man who was convicted in 2001 of killing a woman in his Missouri hometown is awaiting a decision from the state's highest court that could determine whether he will be released — and finally get to spend time outside of a prison visitors room with a college-age daughter who was just a baby when he was first arrested. 2018-03-03T10:59:28-05:00 2018-03-03T10:14:20-05:00
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Killer storm exits U.S. Northeast, leaving floods, outages

Reuters US News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:34
PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - A powerful storm that killed at least seven people moved away from the northeastern United States on Saturday but will continue to lash the coast with damaging winds, hampering power restoration efforts and causing additional flooding, forecasters said.
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