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Sheriff meets with armed group, asks them to leave

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Three Oregon sheriffs met with leaders of an armed group to try to persuade them to end their occupation of a federal wildlife refuge after many local residents made it plain that's what they want.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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All the winter's a weird weather stage; Here are the players

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for weather whiplash as powerful climatic forces elbow each other for starring roles in a weird winter show.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Big-dollar baby formula thefts dog stores, police across US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent arrests in Utah of three people accused of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of baby formula is the latest example of a problem that officials say is vexing stores and police nationwide as thieves systematically swipe the mixture from shelves and resell it to unsuspecting parents.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Schools mull medical marijuana policies over student use

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer cannabis to students with prescriptions for it.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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US recruits tech leaders to help disrupt Islamic State group

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — With extremists finding fertile ground for recruitment online, the White House is dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley to seek the tech industry's help in disrupting the Islamic State group and other terrorists.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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All 17 miners trapped in New York salt mine are rescued

LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Seventeen miners trapped in one of the world's deepest salt mines were rescued Thursday morning, ending a 10-hour ordeal that began when their elevator broke down 900 feet underground.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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In the groove: Scrape marks in ground linked to dinosaurs

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've discovered evidence of a frenzied mating ritual by dinosaurs: long grooves in the ground etched by the pawing of clawed feet.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Alabama chief justice denies defying US Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore stood firm Thursday in his position that the state's probate judges should not issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a stance he insisted is not in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last summer that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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