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Report: Russian social accounts sow election discord - again

By AMANDA SEITZ and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP - Four years after Russia-linked groups stoked divisions in the U.S. presidential election on social media platforms, a new report shows that Moscow’s campaign hasn’t let up and…
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Doctors try 1st CRISPR editing in the body for blindness

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone’s body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to…
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Tornadoes devastate Tennessee, killing at least 22 people

By TRAVIS LOLLER and KIMBERLEE KRUESI NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee as people slept early Tuesday, shredding at least 140 buildings and killing at least 22 people. Authorities described painstaking efforts to…
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Authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in US

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and GILLIAN FLACCUS SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus — a man in his 70s from a…
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Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%

By ALEX VEIGA and DAMIAN J. TROISE AP - Stocks sank again Friday after another wild day on Wall Street, extending a rout that handed the market its worst week since October 2008 at the…
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Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps

By MATT SEDENSKY and JON GAMBRELL BANGKOK (AP) — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick…
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Stocks slide on Wall Street, extending steep drops this week

By ALEX VEIGA AP NEWS - U.S. stocks shed the modest gains they had made in early trading and veered mostly lower in Wednesday afternoon, deepening the market’s losses for the week. Worry about economic…
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Desperate to stop virus’ spread, countries limit travel

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, guests were confined to their rooms in a hotel in the Canary Islands, governments issued travel warnings and…
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Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and was immediately handcuffed and led off to jail, sealing his…
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US: Taliban’s ‘reduction of violence’ deal to start tonight

By KATHY GANNON and MATTHEW LEE ISLAMABAD (AP) — The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will…
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