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18 years later, America vows to ‘never forget’ 9/11

By KAREN MATTHEWS and JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after the deadliest terror attacks on American soil. A crowd of…
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Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains from President Barack Obama’s health…
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Juul warned over claims e-cigarette safer than smoking

By MATTHEW PERRONE (AP) — Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping company Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims…
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Aid effort picks up momentum as some Bahamians seek way out

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — A few meager possessions stuffed in plastic bags, some of the haggard Bahamians who lost homes to the ravages of Hurricane Dorian are waiting at a small airport…
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Hurricane Dorian rakes Carolinas as it moves up the coast

By MEG KINNARD CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian raked the Carolina coast with howling, window-rattling winds and sideways rain Thursday, spinning off tornadoes and knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses…
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Deadly Hurricane Dorian parks itself over the Bahamas

By RAMON ESPINOSA, DÁNICA COTO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Practically parking itself over the Bahamas for a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian pounded away at the islands Tuesday in a catastrophic…
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Hurricane on track for Florida after strike in Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian posed an increasing menace to Florida Thursday as it pushed over open waters after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The U.S. National…
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TS Dorian expected to strengthen, could hit Puerto Rico

By DÁNICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian made a last-minute shift in its path on Tuesday, threatening Puerto Rico with a direct hit as forecasters said it could reach near-hurricane…
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Judge orders drugmaker to pay $572 million in opioid lawsuit

By SEAN MURPHY NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million,…
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US exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs

By PATRICK WHITTLE PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift the seafood business farther north. China, a huge and growing customer…
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