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Takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic debate

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and JUANA SUMMERS MIAMI (AP) — The roster for Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate demonstrated some of the party’s major divisions — even before candidates started talking. __ BAD MOMENT FOR BIDEN…
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Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats’ 1st debate

By JUANA SUMMERS and STEVE PEOPLES MIAMI (AP) — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and a Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first…
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Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

By NOMAAN MERCHANT HOUSTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the…
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Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

By MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for…
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Tuskegee Airman who flew 142 WWII combat missions dies at 99

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — World War II pilot Robert Friend, one of the last original members of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, has died at the age of 99. Friend’s daughter, Karen Friend Crumlich, told…
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Restaurants could be 1st to get genetically modified salmon

By CANDICE CHOI NEW YORK (AP) — Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5…
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AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip

By MARCIA DUNN and EMILY SWANSON CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back…
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33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM and MATT ROURKE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia’s port in what they described as one of the largest drug…
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Louisiana governor: Upriver floods a disaster for fisheries

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor says floodwaters from the Midwest are severely hurting people who make their living from coastal seafood, so he’s asking the federal government to declare a fisheries…
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Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries

By PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war…
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