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  • Can't buy love? Drug price hikes are putting sex beyond reach

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Imagine not being able to afford one of life’s great pleasures – sex.That’s tru ...
    NEW: Dec. 5, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Romney rankles Trump supporters

    NEW YORK (AP) – As President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his “thank y ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Democrats pick up the broken pieces of the Midwestern wall

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuil ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

    WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endanger ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won’t grant an easemen ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Senate votes to stop robots from stealing your tickets

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate doesn’t want you to have to fight a robot for a chance to see the hit m ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Merchant Marines could get Congressional Gold Medal

    WASHINGTON – The House passed a bipartisan measure on Wednesday to award World War II Merchant Marin ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • White House announces support for women in military draft

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration declared its support Thursday for requiring women to regi ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • If Trump gets his Tariffs, Americans would face higher prices

    WASHINGTON (AP) – American consumers and businesses would pay – literally – if President-elect Donal ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Science panel urges makeover of food allergy warning labels

    WASHINGTON (AP) – “Made in the same factory as peanuts.” ‘’May contain traces of tree nuts.” A new r ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Creator of McDonald’s top sandwich, the Big Mac, dies

    PITTSBURGH (AP) – You probably don’t know his name, but you’ve almost certainly devoured his creatio ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • The tax man cometh: California ponders legal pot, paying up

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from back ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Pipeline protest arrests strain North Dakota's court system

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Acces ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Escaping wildfires meant fleeing through hell-like landscape

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with e ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Trump taps 'Obamacare' foe, champion of privatizing Medicare

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Reaching deep into conservative territory, President-elect Donald Trump chose Geor ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:49 pm
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