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The Latest: Teachers say they'll stay out on strike

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 5:47pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The Latest on a bill to give West Virginia teachers a pay raise to end a strike (all times local):...
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Communities pick up pieces as deadly nor'easter recedes

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 4:44pm
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....
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Florida lawmakers pass school-safety bill in rare session

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 3:43pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Senate spent hours debating a bill to increase school safety and restrict gun purchases in a rare Saturday session that often turned into a debate on gun control and arming teachers in the aftermath of last month's Parkland school shootings....
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Official Washington, press trade humorous jabs at Gridiron

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 3:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long the subject of barbed tweets from President Donald Trump, members of the Washington press corps sharpened their wits for musical and rhetorical takedowns of the president, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others Saturday night at the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club and Foundation....
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More flooding expected as deadly nor'easter moves out to sea

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 1:43pm
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....
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The Latest: Iditarod dog disappears before ceremonial start

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 1:43pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on the ceremonial start of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local):...
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Vulnerable lawmakers answer a noisy gun debate with silence

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:43pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- They crowded around the White House conference table this past week, lawmakers from California, Connecticut, Texas and Florida, eager to share their state's painful experience with gun violence....
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Authorities say man shoots himself to death near White House

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man shot himself to death Saturday as he stood near the fence along the north side of the White House, the Secret Service said. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were in Florida at the time....
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Kansas voting rights trial has national implications

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:43am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A conservative Republican who has supported President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegal votes cost Trump the popular vote in 2016 will have to prove Kansas has a problem with voter fraud if he's to win a legal challenge to voter registration requirements he's championed....
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Vulnerable lawmakers answer a noisy gun debate with silence

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:43am
NEW YORK (AP) -- They crowded around the White House conference table this past week, lawmakers from California, Connecticut, Texas and Florida, eager to share their state's painful experience with gun violence....
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Secret Service: Possible self-inflicted shot by White House

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene....
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Close watch to see how Trump handles expected Gridiron jabs

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump decided to mingle with members of the mainstream media he loves to lash out against, and his presidential debut at Washington's annual Gridiron dinner was certain to invite close watch to see how he handled the expected ribbing....
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More flooding expected as deadly nor'easter moves out to sea

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:43am
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....
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Virginia student's murder sparks bid to expand DNA databank

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 8:43am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Before Jesse Matthew killed 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities say he left a trail of DNA evidence linking him to a 2005 rape and the 2009 slaying of another female student....
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Man convicted of murder hopeful ruling leads to freedom

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 8:43am
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....
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Mostly male Oscar nominees reflect dearth of women in film

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 8:43am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Academy Awards voters made history year when they nominated Rachel Morrison for the cinematography Oscar - the first woman so recognized in the organization's 90 years. Greta Gerwig is also up for best director, only the fifth woman nominated in Oscar history. Yet in nearly every Oscar category, nominees are overwhelmingly male....
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