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Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

Medicaid Work Requirements States

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2018. There are 349 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford Jr.,...


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Parents arrested, kids chained in Calif. house of horrors

Shackled Children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. Police went to the family home...


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Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

Hong Kong Robot Designer

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his...


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Sharapova, Kerber and Djokovic into 2nd round in Australia

Australian Open Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks on Day 2 of the Australian Open. Six-time champion Djokovic and 2014 Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka returned from long injury layoffs with victories in their...


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DuVernay, 'black-ish,' 'Power' win at NAACP Image Awards

49th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community’s power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such...


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Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert

Landslide Washington State

UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway. People in Washington are especially wary of...


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Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

Palestinians Refugees

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can’t imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months. Living with 25 relatives in a crowded home in this teeming Gaza Strip slum, the meager rations provided...


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Melania Trump's fashion style true to her Europe roots

Trump One Year Melania Fashion

PARIS (AP) — Slovenian-born Melania Trump has been unafraid to go against her husband’s “America First” agenda and stay true to her roots, if there’s a message to be taken from her bold, foreign-flavored wardrobe in 2017. In her first year as first lady, Mrs. Trump has often wrapped herself in the...


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US allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat

Canada South Korea

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America’s side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy. The 20-nation gathering on Canada’s...


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California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

Shackled Children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. The girl, who was so small...


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