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Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 9:02pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student....
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NBA setting up hotline to report misconduct, work concerns

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:02pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA is establishing a confidential hotline for league and team employees to report concerns about misconduct in their workplace....
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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:02pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. The Republican governor responded that he made a mistake but committed no crime....
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US women headed for worst figure skating finish in Olympics

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:01pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- One by one, the best in American figure skating fell to the ice, their Olympic hopes dashed in the opening seconds of their short programs at the Pyeongchang Games....
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NRA accuses gun-control advocates of exploiting FL shooting

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of the National Rifle Association on Thursday accused gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting, striking a defiant tone amid a renewed debate over guns and school safety....
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Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all....
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Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:01pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election....
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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:01pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday....
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US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:01pm
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) -- In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence....
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Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:00pm
One student was teased about being a "brown, bald lesbian." Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. When a group of teens posed for a photo, they were accused of lapping up attention from the news cameras and "partying like rock stars."...
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Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:00pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- With two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures....
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Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:58pm
Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks "the instincts" of a law enforcement officer and can't easily see herself carrying a gun in class....
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Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:58pm
One student was teased about being a "brown, bald lesbian." Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. When a group of teens posed for a photo, they were accused of lapping up attention from the cameras and "partying like rock stars."...
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California lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct resigns

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:58pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct resigned Thursday just ahead of a possible vote to expel him, delivering a scathing resignation letter that called the investigation process a farce....
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Janney thought film acclaim eluded her _ then came 'I Tonya'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:58pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Academy Awards seem like formality when it comes to the best supporting actress category this year....
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Science Says: European art scene began with Neanderthals

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- From the murky depths of Spanish caves comes a surprising insight: Neanderthals created art....
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The Latest: Spokesman: Graham planned own funeral carefully

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:56am
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the death of Billy Graham (all times local):...
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Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:56am
Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks "the instincts" of a law enforcement officer and can't easily see herself carrying a gun in class....
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Texas' vow to streamline Harvey recovery and aid backfires

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:56am
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- After Hurricane Harvey hammered Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott pledged that the country's largest conservative state would lead its own recovery, streamlining federal aid to storm victims while avoiding the staggering inefficiencies of earlier Washington-controlled disaster responses....
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Vonn scatters grandfather's ashes near downhill course

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:56am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind....
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