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Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 people — more than 70 times the official toll of 64, study says. Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 people — more than 70 times the official toll of 64, study says.
Hurricane Maria likely killed thousands of people across Puerto Rico last year, more than 70 times the official estimate, a Harvard study released Tuesday says. Authorities in Puerto Rico placed the death toll at 64 after Maria roared through the island Sept. 20, destroying buildings and knocking out power to virtually the entire U.S. territory of more than 3 million people. Researchers at t...
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USC president to step down amid scandal involving university gynecologist USC president to step down amid scandal involving university gynecologist
LOS ANGELES — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school’s board of trustees said Friday. The university’s board has “agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the process of selecting a new president,...
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George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine
Former president George H.W. Bush was hospitalized in Maine on Sunday, according to his spokesman Jim McGrath. The former chief executive was taken to Southern Maine Health Care after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue, McGrath tweeted just after 2 p.m. ET. Bush will likely remain in the hospital for a few days for observation. McGrath tweeted that Bush, the nation's 41st president, wa...
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Hillary Clinton says she is afraid of losing her country Hillary Clinton says she is afraid of losing her country
American democracy is under very serious threat, Hillary Clinton said during a speech at Harvard University on Friday. The failed 2016 presidential candidate called on the audience to "stand up and defend reason and facts" as visited the Cambridge, Mass., university to accept the school's Radcliffe Medal, which honors women who have had a "transformative impact on society." "It's not been a...
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Indiana school shooting injures student, teacher; suspected shooter detained Indiana school shooting injures student, teacher; suspected shooter detained
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — One teen and a teacher were injured Friday in a middle-school shooting about 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The teacher was transported to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital and the student was taken to Riley Hospital for Children, IU Health spokeswoman Danielle Sirilla said. She did not know their conditions. Jason Seaman, who has been a science teacher fo...
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U.S. troops guarding nuclear weapons were taking LSD, records show U.S. troops guarding nuclear weapons were taking LSD, records show
WASHINGTON — One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.” Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press show they bought, distributed and used the hallucinogen LSD and other mind-alter...
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Tuesday's elections reward military veterans, bring Stacey Abrams closer to making history Tuesday's elections reward military veterans, bring Stacey Abrams closer to making history
WASHINGTON — Voters in Georgia, Kentucky and Arkansas cast ballots in primaries Tuesday while Texas held a primary runoff election. President Trump won each of the four states in 2016, but Democrats are eyeing potential pickup opportunities in congressional races while making a closely watched play for the governor’s mansion in Georgia. Here are some takeaways: Coalitions count In the ma...
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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to resign May 29, run for Congress Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to resign May 29, run for Congress
PHOENIX — Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will step down as the leader of the nation's fifth-largest city at noon on May 29 to run for Congress. Stanton announced his bid for Congressional District 9 in October to run for the seat Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema will vacate to run for U.S. Senate, but he's stayed quiet about his resignation plans until now. State law requires elected offi...
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Supreme Court backs employers over workers in first of two major labor cases Supreme Court backs employers over workers in first of two major labor cases
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt an initial blow to millions of workers Monday in the first of two major disputes this term pitting corporations against labor unions. In a 5-4 decision controlled by the court's conservative wing, the justices ruled that employers have the right to insist that labor disputes get resolved individually, rather than allowing workers to join together in class-ac...
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Trump plans to nominate Pacific Command's Harry Harris as ambassador to South Korea Trump plans to nominate Pacific Command's Harry Harris as ambassador to South Korea
Just weeks ahead of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump on Friday named Adm. Harry Harris as his intended nominee for the next ambassador to South Korea. Harris — described by the White House as "a highly decorated, combat proven Naval officer with extensive knowledge, leadership and geopolitical expertise in the Indo-Pacific region" — is currently the command...
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