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                                In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, left, chats on the sidelines players on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Seattle.

Raiders bring RB Marshawn Lynch out of retirement

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                                In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, left, chats on the sidelines players on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Seattle.

Updated on  April 27, 2017 at 1:31 am
Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after agreeing on a two-year deal with the Raiders that paved the way for a trade to his hometown team in Oakland. Read More
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                                United Airlines is vowing to reduce, but not eliminate, overbooking — the selling of more tickets than there are seats on the plane.

United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10K

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                                United Airlines is vowing to reduce, but not eliminate, overbooking — the selling of more tickets than there are seats on the plane.
United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. Read More
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                                Texas Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, at podium, is surrounded by fellow lawmakers as he speaks against an anti-“sanctuary cities” bill that has already cleared the Texas Senate and seeks to jail sheriffs and other officials who refuse to help enforce federal immigration law today in Austin, Texas.

Texas poised to pass ‘sanctuary city’ ban with jail penalty

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                                Texas Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, at podium, is surrounded by fellow lawmakers as he speaks against an anti-“sanctuary cities” bill that has already cleared the Texas Senate and seeks to jail sheriffs and other officials who refuse to help enforce federal immigration law today in Austin, Texas.
Texas Republicans were poised today to take a big step toward banning “sanctuary cities” in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities. Read More
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                                Supporters of single-payer health care march to the Capitol today in Sacramento, Calif.

Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward

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                                Supporters of single-payer health care march to the Capitol today in Sacramento, Calif.
California lawmakers pushed forward today with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation’s most populous state by replacing insurance companies with government-funded health care for everyone. Read More
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                                In this Nov. 13, 2016 photo shows Maxine Yeakle, a Boca Raton High School student, displays a T-shirt that got her dismissed from school in Boca Raton, Fla.

Jefferson Muzzle ‘awards’ take aim at free-speech offenders

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                                In this Nov. 13, 2016 photo shows Maxine Yeakle, a Boca Raton High School student, displays a T-shirt that got her dismissed from school in Boca Raton, Fla.
A Tennessee sheriff accused of deleting atheists’ comments on a county Facebook page, a school chief who dismissed a teacher who stepped on the American flag in class, and the U.S. Senate for a bill targeting speech on college campuses are among the winners of the Jefferson Muzzles — satiric awards bestowed annually by a free-speech group. Read More
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                                Rick McVey, owner of Dilly Lily, poses for a photo at his shop today in Chicago.

Businesses like Trump tax plan, but they won’t rush to hire

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                                Rick McVey, owner of Dilly Lily, poses for a photo at his shop today in Chicago.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm
Giving workers a raise, investing in new machinery. Small business owners have long wish lists to choose from if the Trump administration’s plan to lower tax rates becomes law — but most don’t expect to go on a hiring binge. Read More
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                                Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania State Police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse on January 2015 after his preliminary hearing in Milford, Pa.

Jury sentences ambush killer to death in Pennsylvania

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                                Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania State Police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse on January 2015 after his preliminary hearing in Milford, Pa.
A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury today condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries. Read More

State Police Will Help Battle MS-13, Cuomo Says

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to this community in Suffolk County today to announce the creation of an anti-gang policing initiative to combat MS-13, the brutal transnational gang that he called “a current scourge” on the area. Read More
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                                The Twitter logo appears on a phone post in October on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Trump tweets don’t help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

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                                The Twitter logo appears on a phone post in October on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
You’d think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump’s megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline today, a first since going public. Read More
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                                This undated file photo provided by RR Auction shows a portion of a diary written in 1945 by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II.

JFK diary written in post-WWII Europe sells for $718,000

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                                This undated file photo provided by RR Auction shows a portion of a diary written in 1945 by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II.
A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler and the weakness of the United Nations sold for more than $700,000 today. Read More
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                                Police escort a woman who was rescued from a downtown Toronto crane early today. Some streets in the downtown core were closed as dozens of construction workers and commuters gazed skyward to watch police and firefighters try to rescue the woman who got stuck atop a tall construction crane.

Canadian firefighters rescue woman from crane in Toronto

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                                Police escort a woman who was rescued from a downtown Toronto crane early today. Some streets in the downtown core were closed as dozens of construction workers and commuters gazed skyward to watch police and firefighters try to rescue the woman who got stuck atop a tall construction crane.
A woman who was stuck on the top part of a construction crane in downtown Toronto for hours was rescued today after being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground. Read More
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                                United Airlines planes are parked at their gates in 2015 as another plane, top, taxis past them at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

Death of giant British rabbit adds to United Airlines’ woes

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                                United Airlines planes are parked at their gates in 2015 as another plane, top, taxis past them at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 4:03 pm
United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints. Read More
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                                This file aerial photograph taken March 2013 shows the Rio Grande Gorge, looking north from the Taos Gorge Bridge, which is now part of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument near Taos, N.M.

Trump order could scuttle New Mexico land swap

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                                This file aerial photograph taken March 2013 shows the Rio Grande Gorge, looking north from the Taos Gorge Bridge, which is now part of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument near Taos, N.M.
President Donald’s Trumps executive order to review the designation of national monuments on federal lands could scuttle an unapproved land swap with the state of New Mexico designed to generate more local income for education, the state’s land commissioner said today. Read More
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                                Lucas St. Clair, son of Burt’s Bees founder Roxanne Quimby, poses on land in August 2015 proposed for a national park in Penobscot County, Maine. Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak, can be seen in the background as a rainstorm passes through Baxter State Park. St.

Presidential order creates confusion about Maine monument

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                                Lucas St. Clair, son of Burt’s Bees founder Roxanne Quimby, poses on land in August 2015 proposed for a national park in Penobscot County, Maine. Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak, can be seen in the background as a rainstorm passes through Baxter State Park. St.
The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument created by Democratic former President Barack Obama doesn’t comprise enough land to trigger an automatic review under an executive order signed today by Republican President Donald Trump. Read More
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                                President Donald Trump speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, today, before signing an Antiquities Executive Order. The president is asking for a review of the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as “national monuments.”

Trump: national monuments a ‘massive federal land grab’

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                                President Donald Trump speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, today, before signing an Antiquities Executive Order. The president is asking for a review of the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as “national monuments.”

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm
President Donald Trump signed an executive order today directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands. Read More
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Arkansas’ set to conclude executions with 4th on Thursday

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Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm
Arkansas’ aggressive effort to execute condemned inmates is set to conclude Thursday after the state Supreme Court refused to halt the execution of a man who killed a former deputy prison warden following an escape. Read More
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                                This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Kenneth Williams.

Family buy plane tickets for condemned inmate’s daughter

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                                This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Kenneth Williams.

Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 2:55 pm
Family members of a man whose death was caused by Arkansas condemned killer Kenneth Williams said they’ve forgiven him — and bought plane tickets so the condemned man’s family could visit before his execution Read More
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                                Troy Worden, left, president of the Young Republicans and their attorney Harmeet Dhillon, right, talk with the media during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., today.

Coulter’s Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

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                                Troy Worden, left, president of the Young Republicans and their attorney Harmeet Dhillon, right, talk with the media during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., today.
Ann Coulter said today that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still “swing by to say hello” to all her supporters. Read More

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