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Amazon and Foxconn reflect a growing trend: Deliver it now

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Job announcements by Amazon and Foxconn reflect a growing trend: Reach customers now. More>>

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Man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

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U.S. prosecutors say a man is facing federal smuggling charges after trying to receive three king cobras hidden in potato chip canisters through the mail. More>>

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint Video included

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Scientists are building yeast DNA from scratch, a stepping stone toward making new organisms. More>>

In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

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For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases. More>>

Judge recommends contested giant Hawaii telescope for permit

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A hearings officer is recommending that a construction permit be granted for a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain summit that some consider sacred. More>>

'Secret garden' filled with rare species open after century

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A Sierra Nevada meadow hidden from public view for more than a century is opening for public tours after it was purchased by conservation groups. More>>

'Fired by tweet:' Troops, veterans react to transgender ban Video included

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'Fired by tweet:' Transgender active-duty troops shocked by Trump's ban. More>>

Isolated Qatar hires firm founded by Trump aides amid crisis

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Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S. politicians. More>>

US salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico; 1 dead

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U.S. health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico that has killed a person in New York City and sickened another 46 people in 12 states. More>>

Police: Bieber accidentally hits photog with pickup truck

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Police say Justin Bieber has accidentally struck a photographer with his pickup truck in Beverly Hills. More>>

Ohio State Fair opens but rides closed after deadly accident

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The Ohio State Fair will be open Thursday, a day after one person was killed and seven others were injured when an "aggressive thrill" ride broke apart. More>>

Prosecutor: Martin Shkreli repeatedly lied to investors

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A jury is set to hear closing arguments at the securities fraud trial of former biotech CEO and social media provocateur Martin Shkreli. More>>

US-Mexico border mayors convene amid high-stakes debates

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The first meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association since Donald Trump became president of the United States begins Thursday as the stakes of debate in their nation's capitals could hardly be higher. More>>

US conservatism expands to final frontier: City Hall

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A prominent group that has helped U.S. state governments implement conservative legislation is expanding to cities. More>>

'Fired by tweet:' Troops, veterans react to transgender ban Video included

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'Fired by tweet:' Transgender active-duty troops shocked by Trump's ban. More>>

Inmates' escape video shows everything is caught on tape

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California inmates' escape video another extreme example of the age of catching everything on camera. More>>

Trump mistreats native son Jeff Sessions, Alabama GOP says

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President Donald Trump finds some of his strongest support in Alabama, but his public flogging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dismaying Republicans who consider the conservative stalwart to be a home state hero. More>>

Federal authorities to announce charges in cruise ship death

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Federal authorities planned to announce charges in what was described as a domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship in U.S. waters off Alaska that led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman. More>>

Wicked good poems: Boston gets its 1st anthology of poetry

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Dozens of prominent poets will commandeer the courtyard of the Boston Public Library on Thursday to read aloud from the city's first anthology of poetry. More>>

New York eyes textalyzer to bust drivers using cellphones

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APNewsBreak: New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a crash was texting while driving. More>>

California Supreme Court ruling could end bullet train suits

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The California Supreme Court is set to issue a ruling that could have big implications for the state's $64 billion high-speed rail project. More>>

Advocate: 2 pardoned brothers steered into financial straits

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Advocate: Two brothers who stood to collect thousands of dollars for decades of wrongful imprisonment were steered into financial straits. More>>

California knocks Trump as it extends climate change effort

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Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions. More>>

California state prosecutor charged with child porn

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A deputy attorney in California has been charged in San Diego with possession of child pornography. More>>

GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare' Video included

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The Senate is plunging into full-fledged debate on the Republican effort to demolish the Obama health care law. More>>

AP Exclusive: Boy Scouts chief expected a fiery Trump speech

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AP Exclusive: The Boy Scouts of America says it anticipated President Donald Trump would spark controversy with a politically tinged speech at its national jamboree in West Virginia but felt obliged to invite him out of respect for his office. More>>

FBI arrests suspect in woman's death on Alaska cruise ship

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The FBI is investigating the death of a Utah woman stemming from a domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship traveling in U.S. waters off Alaska. More>>

Teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

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A California teenager has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a crash that killed her younger sister. More>>

Experts: Software theft shows threat of mercenary hackers

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Experts say the indictment of two Iranian men on charges they broke into the computer system of a tiny Vermont defense contractor shows that mercenary hackers who sell stolen data to friendly governments are a growing threat to U.S. companies. More>>

Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

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Authorities are warning about a rise in virtual kidnappings _ where con artists falsely claim to be holding victims' relatives for ransom. More>>

Records: Student-loan forgiveness has halted under Trump

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The Education Department says it has not approved any applications for student-loan forgiveness in cases of possible fraud since President Donald Trump took office. More>>

Mexican government reuniting smuggling victims with families

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A Texas congressman says a truck that carried dozens of immigrants passed through a Border Patrol checkpoint about two hours before it was discovered outside a San Antonio Walmart. More>>

Center called 'powerful first step' as Ferguson still mends

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National Urban League president calls new job training and education center in Ferguson, Missouri, 'a powerful first step'. More>>

APNewsBreak: Man charged in igniting massive Utah wildfire

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Utah prosecutors have filed misdemeanor charges against a man accused of sparking a massive wildfire that's cost about $34 million to fight. More>>

Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

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At least one person has been killed and several others injured in a ride malfunction on opening day of the Ohio State Fair. More>>

Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children

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For decades, U.S. doctors have been performing surgery on intersex children before they are old enough to have a say in that decision, but that practice is now under assault. More>>

Cellphone video shot by California inmates shows escape

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Video shot with a contraband cellphone shows the escape of three inmates from a maximum-security wing of a California jail last year, as well as scenes from their days on the run. More>>

Mom: Man shot by Virginia police dealt with 'mental issues'

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Mother: Virginia man who authorities say was killed by police after attacking officer with ax was a "sweet, gentle" person who dealt with mental issues in the past. More>>

'Pharma Bro' won't stop talking, except to jury in trial

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli says on social media that he's being railroaded at his securities fraud trial, but he won't be defending himself in court. More>>

4 years in prison for harassing pregnant Hawaiian monk seal

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A judge has sentenced a Hawaii man to four years in prison for harassing a pregnant Hawaiian monk seal. More>>

Horrific crimes on Indian reservation draw prison sentences

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Prosecutors say a Montana man turned every parent's nightmare into reality when he chased down a 4-year-old girl at night in a park, snatched her while a friend watched helplessly, then raped her and left her for dead on an American Indian reservation. More>>

Landing massive Foxconn plant huge victory for Walker

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker just got what may be the biggest political boost of his career and it couldn't have come at a much better time. More>>

Police: Stabbing on Boston Common leaves 2 injured

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Boston police say two people have been wounded, one critically, in a stabbing on Boston Common. More>>

Sex abuse victims seek help to track ex-priest's whereabouts

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Two men who say they were raped by a Catholic priest at the center of the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal say they worry about children's safety after his scheduled release from prison Friday. More>>

Small plane misses cars but kills 4 aboard in highway crash

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Authorities say a small plane crashed on a Utah highway, killing two couples heading for a vacation but narrowly missing cars when it barreled across the lanes through a gap in traffic. More>>

Sculpture commemorates 1957 desegregation at Arkansas school

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An Arkansas high school that was desegregated 60 years ago is getting a sculpture illustrating the incomplete progress in the push for educational equality. More>>

Feds: Mayor, ex-mayor in 2 Pennsylvania cities sold favors

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The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been indicted on federal corruption charges. More>>

Child killer put to death in first Ohio execution in 3 years

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Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years. More>>

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon

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A group of Iowa businessmen has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines over the death of a giant rabbit after a flight from London to Chicago. More>>

Minneapolis police chief tightens officer body camera policy

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Minneapolis' acting police chief says officers will be required to have their body cameras on when they respond to all calls, as well as in certain other situations. More>>

Trump's anti-Sessions tweets dismay Alabama's Republicans

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President Donald Trump finds some of his strongest support in blood-red Alabama, but his public flogging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dismaying Republicans who consider the conservative stalwart to be a home state hero. More>>

Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

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A Mississippi man charged with killing eight people is set to make a court appearance. More>>

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report Video included

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Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most. More>>

Outdoor industry flexes political muscle in US land fight

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Outdoor recreation industry leaders aren't going quietly as they stage their last trade show in Utah before moving it to Colorado. More>>

Advocate: Fees, loans threaten pardoned brothers' livelihood

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A court appointed advocate says lawyer fees and high-interest loans are threatening the financial futures of two North Carolina brothers who have collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for their three decades of wrongful imprisonment. More>>

Parents, former Scouts alarmed by Trump's speech at jamboree

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President Donald Trump's wide-ranging speech at the national Boy Scout jamboree has incensed some parents, former Scouts and others. More>>

The Latest: Minneapolis expands required use of body cameras

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Minneapolis officials say they'll require police officers to turn on their body cameras when responding to all calls and anytime they initiate traffic stops or other actions. More>>

US hits Venezuela with more sanctions ahead of vote

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is poised to hit Venezuela with new sanctions amid widespread unrest ahead of weekend elections that would lead to a rewrite of the country's constitution. More>>

Concerns increase in Wisconsin over deal for Foxconn plant

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Concerns are rising among lawmakers and others over what incentives Wisconsin may offer to become the first U.S. home of global electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn. More>>

Pharmaceutical company Celgene settles suit for $280 million

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A pharmaceutical company has agreed to cough up $280 million to settle a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles alleging it committed fraud promoting two cancer drugs for unapproved purposes. More>>

Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples

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South Carolina's highest court says people in same-sex relationships should get the same legal protections against domestic violence as heterosexual couples. More>>

Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees Video included

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A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand. More>>

Dad: Ex-Marine killed in Syria 'had a mission' in IS battle

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The father of a former Marine killed in Syria says his son "had a mission" to advance democracy, which is why he joined the battle against the Islamic State group. More>>

Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism

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Texas senators has begun an emotionally charged floor debate over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. The chances of passage remain tenuous even though Republicans firmly control the Legislature. More>>

10 white caskets and memories: Funeral honors flood victims

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Mourners are paying tribute to 10 family members who died together in mere seconds when a flash flood rushed through the swimming hole where they were celebrating a birthday. More>>

New York City's transit agency unveils $836M subway plan

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The head of New York City's transit agency has unveiled an $836 million plan to stabilize the beleaguered subway system, promising that riders will see progress within the next year. More>>

Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism Video included

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President Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledge solidarity in fighting terrorism. More>>

The Latest: Trump talks 'new immigration system' in Ohio

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President Donald Trump takes a victory lap in Ohio with the very voters who put him in office. More>>

Artist uses Iraq refugees, war veterans in radio project

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An Iraqi-American artist is launching a 10-part radio broadcast that features voices of Philadelphia-area Iraqi refugees, Iraq war veterans and the "Walter Cronkite of Iraq" recalling their memories of the culturally rich nation. More>>

Cuomo to meet with US transportation chief amid transit woes

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New York's governor is headed to Washington to meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao amid New York City's ongoing transit troubles. More>>

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group

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Mexico's foreign ministry says 25 of the migrants found inside a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Texas Walmart were Mexican. More>>

Celgene Corp. to pay $280M to settle cancer drug fraud suit

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A New Jersey pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging it committed fraud promoting two cancer drugs for unapproved purposes. More>>

Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

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Authorities are warning about a rise in virtual kidnappings _ where con artists falsely claim to be holding victims' relatives for ransom. More>>

Sister: Teen driver in fatal California crash not at fault

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A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities say killed her sister in California. More>>

Cincinnati police rebuke critics over role in shooting case

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Police in Cincinnati are expressing displeasure over criticism of their role in the case of a University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist. More>>

Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat

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Nevada's new toad species is already on the brink of extinction. More>>

Trump administration cuts short anti-teen pregnancy grants

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Dozens of teen pregnancy prevention programs deemed ineffective by President Donald Trump's administration will lose more than $200 million in funding following a surprise decision to end five-year grants after only three years. More>>

Court orders Uzbek terror suspect detained until trial

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An appellate court has reversed a judge's decision to release a man detained for 5½ years for allegedly providing material support to an Uzbek terror organization. More>>

Correction: Train-SUV Collision story

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A U.S. official says federal investigators have concluded that an unusual rail design contributed to the death toll in a fiery commuter rail crash that killed six people in a New York City suburb in 2015. More>>

Trump message chief willing to 'fire everybody' for leaking

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President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's ready to clean house in order to prevent information leaks that have plagued the administration. More>>

NTSB: We can't know why SUV was on tracks before train crash Video included

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Federal safety investigators will present their findings following a commuter rail crash that killed six people in the suburbs of New York City in 2015. More>>

Ex-Marine killed in Syria passionate about fight against IS

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The father of a former Marine says he was notified by the U.S. State Department that his son was killed in Syria while fighting for a Kurdish militia battling the Islamic State group. More>>

The Latest: Haley urges UN to get serious about Hezbollah

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President Donald Trump and Lebanese Minister Saad Hariri are pledging to fight terrorism to the end. More>>

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

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The gruesome discovery of a tractor-trailer full of dozens of dead and suffocating people outside a San Antonio Walmart reflects a durable business model for smugglers. More>>

Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

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President Donald Trump's rage against perceived political enemies Monday while speaking to Boy Scouts has infuriated parents and former Scouts. More>>

Priest at center of clergy sex abuse scandal to be released

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Prosecutors say one of the most notorious figures in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal has completed his prison sentence on child rape charges and will be released this week. More>>

Minneapolis police shooting tests mayor as re-election looms

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The fatal shooting death of an Australian woman in Minneapolis could factor into the city's looming mayoral election as police-community relations again spill into local politics. More>>

Boat captain leaps into sea to save crew after capsizing

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A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast. More>>

Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge at California jail

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Officials say a model who accuses Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion of bringing heroin to a California jail. More>>

Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for 8 1/2 years after stopping anti-HIV medicines. More>>

Rosenstein: "mutual respect" needed for confidence in police

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Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says building public confidence in law enforcement "is one of our great challenges.". More>>

Family of brain-dead California girl fights to reverse death

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More than three years after a coroner declared a teen girl dead, a Northern California judge is deciding whether to revoke her death certificate at the family's request. More>>

Guards: 2 unreported uprisings at troubled Kansas prison

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Guards say there were two previously unreported mass disturbances at the El Dorado Correctional Facility before last month's prison uprising. More>>

Woman, son convicted of killing her husband, pouring acid

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A New York jury has found an upstate woman and one of her sons guilty of killing the woman's estranged husband and pouring acid on his face to make identifying his body more difficult. More>>

Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

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The small Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems. More>>

Trump ask federal appeals court to dismiss protester lawsuit

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Attorneys for President Donald Trump have asked a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by protesters who said they were roughed up by his supporters at a campaign rally in Louisville last year. More>>

Rescuer clung to boy plucked from Arizona flash flood

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A helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as fast-moving floodwaters tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona. More>>

Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote

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A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co. plant for United Auto Workers representation could turn on a key voting bloc _ the 1,500 Nissan employees who were initially hired through contract labor agencies. More>>

Police: S. Carolina mom killed woman, 2 kids, then herself

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Authorities say a woman used a gun she stole from her parents to shoot and kill at woman at her estranged husband's apartment complex, kill her two children and then herself in South Carolina. More>>

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

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A 60-year-old man who was arrested after authorities say at least nine people died in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer found outside a Walmart in San Antonio is due in federal court. More>>

Burr-Hamilton? Angry lawmaker singles out 'female senators'

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A Republican congressman says it's "absolutely repugnant" that the GOP-led Senate has failed to vote to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law and he is singling out "some female senators from the Northeast.". More>>

McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

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The Senate plans a vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it's a mystery what they are voting on. More>>

AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it's time to get a gun

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From ministers to bankers, American black women are picking up firearms and learning how to shoot. More>>

Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

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Last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program has died at its San Antonio park. More>>

Teenage driver livestreams crash that killed sister

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A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities say killed her sister in California. More>>

11 states sue over EPA delay of new chemical safety rules

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A coalition of 11 states has filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's decision to delay new chemical plant safety rules from taking effect for at least two years. More>>

$1M bail set for Colorado man accused of killing teenage son

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A judge has set bail at $1 million for a Colorado man who was arrested in the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son. More>>

Latest: Official: At least 25 migrants in truck were Mexican

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A federal criminal complaint says the driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants in San Antonio told investigators he was unaware there were people inside until he parked. More>>

Highway Patrol: 2 dead, 6 hurt in South Dakota crash

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At least two people were killed and six hurt when a car slammed into a group of people and then into a nursing home Monday in southeast South Dakota in an apparent accident, authorities said. More>>

US soldier pleads not guilty to support for Islamic State

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A U.S. Army soldier based in Hawaii is pleading not guilty to charges of attempting to support the Islamic State group. More>>

Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data

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A federal judge has cleared the way for President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud to resume collecting detailed voter information from the states. More>>

The Latest: Parents say teen didn't mean to kill sister

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The parents of a teenage driver who livestreamed on Instagram the fatal crash that killed their younger daughter in California say they believe their daughter didn't mean for her sister to die. More>>

Evangelical leaders rally around Kushner amid Russia probe

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Evangelical leaders are rallying around White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. More>>

Woman convicted of taking baby at mall gets 1½ to 7 years

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A woman convicted of befriending another woman at a suburban Philadelphia shopping mall and then taking her baby has been sentenced to 1½ to seven years in prison. More>>

Charges dropped in Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

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A judge in Cincinnati has dismissed charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist, after a prosecutor declined to pursue a third murder trial. More>>

Maker of panels in London fire says builders control usage

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The leader of a U.S. company that manufactured panels on a London apartment tower where at least 80 people perished in a fire says the firm quit making it available for high-rises because it doesn't control how the material is installed on buildings. More>>

The Latest: Groups rally for ex-cop, slain motorist in Ohio

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A judge in Cincinnati has dismissed charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist, after a prosecutor declined to pursue a third murder trial. More>>

Police: Driver heavily armed during interstate shootout

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Police say a driver who shot at officers during a chase that closed a busy highway near St. Louis is dead. More>>

Court: Police can't detain immigrants without charges

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The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that state court officers don't have the authority to detain people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally if that person is not facing criminal charges. More>>

Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heat

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Experts say the temperature inside a tractor-trailer where eight smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. More>>

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump Video included

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Officials at the San Joaquin Valley air district say they can't meet some federal standards, so they're seizing upon Donald Trump's election to wage a campaign against enforcement of ever-tightening rules. More>>

Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

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A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction _ surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle. More>>

Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

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Black women are picking up firearms and learning how to shoot, citing a desire to protect themselves and fears about today's political climate. More>>

Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest

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Several hundred people have evacuated their homes in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia after heavy rain sent a creek over its banks. More>>

Dad of Hawaii boy who vanished in 1997 is sentenced in death

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The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter two decades after the child disappeared. More>>

Judge Oks deal to spare life of dog that got disputed pardon

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A court hearing could determine the fate of a dog that was due to be euthanized before Maine's governor tried to grant clemency to the pooch. More>>

Trump's new messenger says briefings back on camera

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President Donald Trump's new communications chief says television cameras can start rolling again in the White House briefing room. More>>

How smugglers use trucks with sometimes deadly results

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It could take months for investigators to determine exactly how and why a scheme to smuggle dozens of Mexicans into the United States ended with the deaths of 10 in a tractor-trailer discovered in Texas. More>>

Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heat

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Experts say the temperature inside a tractor-trailer where nine smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. More>>

New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

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The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday. More>>

In Minneapolis, fake sign warns of 'easily startled' police

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The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of "easily startled" officers. More>>

James A. Finley, longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, dies

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James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died. More>>

Some urge sprinkler mandates across US after Honolulu fire

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The U.S. has a mixed bag of laws on whether older high-rise apartment buildings must install fire sprinklers that weren't required when the towers were first built. More>>

US student is freed after week held in China in taxi dispute

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An American university student is free after being detained for a week by Chinese authorities for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute. More>>

O.J. Simpson had a 'conflict-free life'? Not really

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When O.J. Simpson told a parole board last week that he led a "conflict-free life" before going to prison for a bungled Las Vegas heist, he seemed to forget that he had some serious run-ins with the law. More>>

Few US cities mandate sprinklers in old residential towers

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While most U.S. cities mandate sprinklers in newly built high-rises, many older residential towers lack the safety measure. More>>

GOP favor dropping tax beneficial to blue states

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Republicans favor dropping deduction for state and local taxes, a break that mostly benefits heavily Democratic states. More>>

California firefighters bring nearly dead dog back to life

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A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is doing OK after a firefighter rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life. More>>

Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

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There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases. More>>

Hockey Hall of Famer Dick Gamble to get ring back

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A scuba-diving treasure hunter who found an American Hockey League Hall of Fame ring in one of New York's Finger Lakes is returning it to its owner. More>>

US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

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A U.S. lawmakers says a detained American college student has been released by Chinese authorities a week after his arrest for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was reportedly roughing up the student's mother. More>>

Who benefits most from state and local tax deduction?

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Who benefits most from state and local tax deduction?. More>>

How smugglers use trucks with sometimes deadly results

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It could take months for investigators to determine exactly how and why a scheme to smuggle dozens of Mexicans into the United States ended with the deaths of 10 in a tractor-trailer discovered in Texas. More>>

9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

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Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case. More>>

The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

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The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store. More>>

Groups make DIY bike lanes to show US cities what could be

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Activists frustrated by the state of the roads in cities such as Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Boston are taking a do-it-yourself approach to improving them. More>>

Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

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Crews have stopped the growth of a huge wildfire that has destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park. More>>

Correction: Chicago-Pokemon Go story

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Huge crowds at Chicago's Grant Park experienced technical glitches at the Pokemon Go Fest. More>>

Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

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The marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is down to the final three players vying for the top prize of more than $8.1 million. More>>

California man accused of trying to support terrorist group

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Court documents show a 22-year-old California man has been charged with attempting to support terrorism by allegedly using social media to promote the Islamic State and offering to join the organization. More>>

The Latest: Pennsylvania man OK with 2nd at main poker event

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New Jersey's Scott Blumstein is this year's World Series of Poker champion. More>>

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

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A federal grand jury in Hawaii has indicted a U.S. soldier for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. More>>

'Let 1994 go': Simpson case's racial symbolism now a relic

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A generation later, OJ Simpson's racial symbolism is now largely a relic as black Americans wrestle with more familiar injustices. More>>

Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

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Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911. More>>

Alabama man to display head of 820-pound hog shot in yard

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A south Alabama man didn't even leave home to bag an 820-pound hog. More>>

Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

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A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband could get up to 20 years in prison at her sentencing hearing. More>>

US fines American, Frontier and Delta over violation claims

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Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to settle government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers. More>>

Major California wildfire slows as residents try to recover

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The people of the small, Northern California Gold Rush town of Mariposa are slowly making their way back home after a wildfire left the place a ghost town for most of the week. Some 61 homes have been destroyed by the blaze. More>>

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

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Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and drivers by teaching armed motorists how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over. More>>

California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

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Gov. Jerry Brown's plea to lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful, bolstering his credibility as a world climate leader. More>>

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

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Shoppers will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges after President Donald Trump's administration ended contracts that brought assistance into 18 cities. More>>

Father of Colorado boy, 13, arrested for boy's 2012 death

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Police have arrested the father of a 13-year-old boy for his 2012 death in Colorado. More>>

Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires

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Critics: President Donald Trump's performance in the White House is making it harder for Republicans _ and billionaires _ in the coming elections. More>>

Father of Colorado boy, 13, arrested for boy's 2012 death

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Police have arrested the father of a 13-year-old boy for his death. More>>

The Latest: Mayor says chief nominee is relationship builder

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Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911. More>>

Dad of teen who vanished on fishing trip denies negligence

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The mother of a Florida teenager who disappeared along with his friend while on a boating trip is suing the other child's parents and grandfather, alleging they were negligent in letting the boys go out on the ocean alone. More>>

The Latest: Devastating California wildfire is slowing

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A wildfire that destroyed 60 homes near Yosemite National Park in California has slowed down, but it's far from being contained. More>>

Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive

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Prosecutor says an infant whose remains were found buried in southwestern Ohio was born alive. More>>

Lawsuit: Effects of 'bathroom bill' linger in North Carolina

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A revised lawsuit says transgender people in North Carolina say are still effectively prevented from using restrooms matching their gender identity under a law that replaced the state's notorious "bathroom bill.". More>>

Mother sentenced to life terms for killing twin 2-year-olds

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An Arizona woman has been sentenced to two life terms plus 20 years in the 2015 drowning deaths of her 2-year-old twins and the attempting killing of a 3-year-old son. More>>

Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language

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The small Hopi tribe is among 19 tribes in Arizona that lost some funding for schools when a land developer stopped making payments to an education trust fund. More>>

O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

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When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October after nine years, he will have some sports mementos, his NFL pension and, with any luck, certain life skills he says he acquired behind bars. More>>

World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

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New study finds that production of plastic is soaring; three-quarters ends up as waste. More>>

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

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An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges. More>>

Reward tops $100K: Where did it come from and who gets it?

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When two Georgia inmates escaped from a prison bus leaving two dead guards in their wake, the reward for information leading to their capture rose quickly. More>>

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