Kentucky's Paul shares Trump's skepticism of US intervention

On issue of resisting US intervention abroad, Trump finds an ally in Kentucky's Rand Paul
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Nearly 1,000 local leaders to attend Indiana opioid summit

A spokeswoman for the Indiana Supreme Court says nearly 1,000 local leaders from all 92 Indiana counties have registered to attend a Statewide Opioid Summit next week
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Michigan officials back federal wildlife conservation plan

Michigan officials want Congress to approve legislation that would boost funding for fish and wildlife conservation
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Alabama school district ditches uniform policy of 2 decades

An Alabama public school district is ditching its mandatory uniform policy, freeing the district's 24,000-plus students to wear whatever they want that complies with the new dress code
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Retailer's Georgia distribution facility to bring 130 jobs

A national retailer's plans for a distribution center in Georgia will bring 130 jobs to the area
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Georgia woman accused of putting dead newborn in freezer

Authorities say a Georgia woman put her newborn son in the freezer after her died
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22 people injured in California military base tent collapse

Authorities say 22 people have been injured in a tent collapse at a Central California military base
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10-month-old baby ingests meth; mother arrested

A West Virginia woman has been arrested after her 10-month-old baby tested positive for methamphetamine
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Arizona murder suspect held without bond after extradition

An Arizona murder suspect who fled the country 15 years ago is being held without bond in Phoenix after being extradited from Argentina
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Yavapai County judge plans to retire this fall after 4 years

Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Jeffrey Paupore has announced his intention to retire this fall after four years
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Selfies snapped on stolen cellphone used to ID thief

Louisiana police are searching for a man who stole a cellphone at gunpoint and then snapped few selfies on the device that uploaded to the rightful owner's cloud
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Police: Vandals damage tombs at historic Florida cemetery

Florida police say vandals have attacked multiple tombs at a historic Tampa graveyard
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Police: Homeless Mississippi man attacks man with knife

Authorities say a homeless man in Mississippi attacked another homeless man with a weapon the victim told police was a machete
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Arizona man found guilty of stealing from US military base

A former government contractor has been convicted of stealing and selling U.S. military equipment from his Arizona home
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Town outside Grand Canyon to break ground on housing project

A tiny town at the edge of the Grand Canyon's South Rim to break ground on housing project
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Toddler dies after being left in car for 8 hours

Authorities in Florida say they're investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car for more than eight hours
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Former state police officer to head Workplace Standards

Acting Kentucky Labor Secretary David A. Dickerson has appointed Dwayne Depp as the commissioner of the Department of Workplace Standards
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First 4 statues in Richmond women's monument fully funded

The first four statues have been commissioned for a new women's monument at Virginia's Capitol Square
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Woman hospitalized after stingray attack in Florida

Authorities say a woman was hospitalized after being stung by a stingray at a Florida beach
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Mississippi man gets 4 years for stealing sick dad's money

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $19,000 from his father who was in hospice care
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Tennessee officer charged with assaulting jail inmate

Authorities say a former corrections officer in Tennessee has been charged with assaulting an inmate
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Pre-K expansion back on agenda for key New Mexico panel

Key New Mexico lawmakers are scheduled to listen to early childhood education experts as advocates push to expand pre-Kindergarten classes through the state
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Panel to summarize 6 constitutional amendments invites input

A state panel that will provide explanations to voters on six proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution on November ballots is inviting the public to offer suggestions
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Ship coming home after striking chemical weapons facilities

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer that targeted chemical weapons facilities in Syria is returning to its port in Virginia
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Felon gets 10 years for having gun used to kill child

A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing the gun authorities say a toddler used to fatally shoot a 7-year-old
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New Mexico education commissioner abstains from pledge

A member of a state education panel that oversees New Mexico's charter schools is abstaining from standing or saying the Pledge of Allegiance
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Baltimore man in deadly heroin ring pleads guilty

A 24-year-old Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to a heroin distribution conspiracy linked to 27 overdoses _ nine of them fatal
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School board member sentenced for theft

A former school board chairwoman in Virginia is headed to jail for stealing public funds
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92-year-old woman charged in son's death to be arraigned

A 92-year-old Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting her son because he wanted to put her in an assisted living facility is scheduled to be arraigned
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Firefighter competition to be held at Virginia state fair

Firefighters from communities around the state will climb towers, hoist hoses and carry mannequins to safety during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at the Virginia state fair this fall
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West Virginia gets $690M for flood management projects

West Virginia will receive $690 million in federal funding for flood management and repair projects
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University: Grants to bolster training for future clinicians

The University of Arizona says two federal grants totaling $3.9 million will help bolster training of students to provide health care in rural communities and other areas deemed to be underserved
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NC Zoo holds contest to name newborn female rhino

The North Carolina Zoo is asking the public to come up with a name for the female southern white rhinoceros born there earlier this month
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State governors caught in crossfire of Trump's trade war

State governors are looking for ways to preserve foreign investment and commerce in the shadows of President Trump's disputes over trade with China
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Health officials to give update on Hepatitis A outbreak

Health officials plan to give updates Kentucky's Hepatitis A outbreak, including initiatives to slow it
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West Virginia hearings resuming on Supreme Court impeachment

West Virginia lawmakers are set to resume hearings to consider whether to recommend impeachment proceedings for indicted state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry
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Maui High School continues to grapple with overcrowding

Maui High School is bracing for years of overcrowding with record enrollment expected for next school year
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Alaska wants $15M back in Medicaid payments to providers

Alaska health officials are ordering health care providers to pay back millions of dollars in Medicaid payments they say were sent by mistake
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Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire

Authorities say it appears a tractor operator died while trying to restrain a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest
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Alaska sea creature identified as decomposing whale

A sea creature that Alaskan fishermen believed to be a giant squid turned out to be the decaying carcass of a humpback whale
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Lightning could leave farm out of 2,000 gallons of milk

Lightning strike damages key equipment at a Maine dairy farm, and officials say they may lose thousands of gallons of milk
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Washington state man sentenced for Manchester shooting

A Washington state man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a man while he was sleeping
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Vermont tax department misses deadline for adjustments

Vermont residents urged to take a second look at their property tax bills after state tax department misses deadline
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Investigators: Attacks on Washington worship halls linked

Federal investigators say the shooting and three arsons at places of worship for Jehovah's Witnesses in western Washington state are connected
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Police arrest mom who left child alone in noisy car

Police arrest New Hampshire woman who left her child alone in a hot car playing extremely loud music
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Serial Boston rapist sentenced to 22 years in prison

Man linked to a series of rapes in the Boston area sentenced to 18 to 22 years in prison
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Southern road to New Mexico spaceport gets paved

The southern road to Spaceport America is now paved after New Mexico officials had promised it more than decade ago
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Man jumps on roof while fleeing immigration officers

Man jumps onto the roof of a Massachusetts newspaper office while trying to flee U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers
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City Council committee votes against proposed 600-foot tower

Providence City Council's ordinances committee votes against a proposal to build what would be the tallest skyscraper in Rhode Island
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Rutgers to increase tuition by 2.3 percent

Rutgers University approves 2.3 percent tuition increase for the upcoming school year
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Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating a milestone Wednesday night
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Woman charged in crossbow killing dies in jail

A Pennsylvania woman who was charged with killing her mother with a crossbow has died in jail
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City approves plan to move Cleveland police headquarters

Cleveland City Council approves proposal to move police headquarters into the building that formerly housed the Plain Dealer newspaper
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Police officer, citizen help pull woman from burning car

Police officer and good Samaritan help rescue woman from burning car on Interstate 95 in Connecticut
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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from Kilauea volcano
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Illinois man stabs himself after jury's guilty verdict

Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case
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Alabama mom charged with kidnapping 3 children at gunpoint

An Alabama mother is accused of kidnapping her children from their guardian at gunpoint
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Businesses provide money to keep jobs-for-panhandlers going

Portland is going to continue its jobs-for-panhandlers program thanks to donations from more than a dozen businesses
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Armstrong Air & Space Museum sets expansion groundbreaking

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum in western Ohio will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion to the facility named for astronaut Neil Armstrong
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Frederick Douglass replica statues being made to mark birth

The first three of 13 replicas of the Frederick Douglass statue in a Rochester park are set to be installed as part of a tribute to the bicentennial of the abolitionist's birth
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Owner of American flag company indicted on tax charge

The owner of an Ohio company that makes American flags has been charged for failing to forward more than $160,000 in payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service
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Man accused in Texas student's death says he didn't kill her

A 20-year-old man on trial in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus in 2016 has taken the stand and denied killing her
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Appeals court hears Florida lawsuit seeking FBI 9/11 records

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a Florida lawsuit seeking disclosure of FBI files that might uncover a U.S.-based support network for some of the 9/11 hijackers
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State to invest $20M on new Binghamton water treatment plant

New York state will invest $20 million in a major overhaul of the sewage treatment plant in Binghamton
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Trump's Russia comments provoke division among veterans

Treason or honesty? U.S. military veterans alternately used both words to describe President Donald Trump's comments at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week.
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Jury deliberating in 'D Money' murder trial in Maine

A jury in Cumberland County is deliberating the fate of a man accused of killing a Maine couple on Christmas Day 2015
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Texas woman approaches City Council dressed as cockroach

South Texas woman showed up to recent City Council meeting dressed as a cockroach
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US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

Immigrants applying for a special visa awarded to victims of crime on U.S. soil are being detained and deported by President Donald Trump's administration
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Ohio legislative leaders, farmers: Cancel Kasich algae order

Farmers and state lawmakers are urging Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) to rescind last week's executive order intensifying Ohio's efforts to fight toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie.
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EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says

European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers _ that is, if handset manufacturers decide to make the most of the opening
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Kentucky editorial roundup

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials
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Tennessee editorial roundup

Summary of recent Tennessee newspaper editorials
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West Virginia editorial roundup

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South Carolina editorial roundup

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North Carolina editorial roundup

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Driver hurt in tanker blast at California medical offices

Officials say no patients or medical employees were hurt in an explosion involving an oxygen tanker truck that prompted the evacuation of Kaiser Permanente offices in the San Francisco Bay Area
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Georgia editorial roundup

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Mississippi editorial roundup

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Florida editorial roundup

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Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember 'our common humanity'

Former President Bill Clinton addressed the NAACP Convention in San Antonio, saying that the key to political leadership is remembering 'our common humanity'
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Louisiana editorial roundup

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Democratic Committee office struck by gunfire

Nine shots fired into Albany County Democratic Committee headquarters, no injuries reported
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Alabama editorial roundup

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Jury awards $300K in sex abuse case at Montana youth center

A Montana jury has awarded $300,000 to a mother who claimed a Billings youth treatment center failed to protect her son from being sexually abused by other residents
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North Carolina DMV OKs license plate honoring woman's wife

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has approved a woman request for a specialty license plate to honor her wife
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State offers conference for minority-owned businesses

Businesses owned by women or minorities can learn how to get state business at a conference Saturday in Tinley Park
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Man stabs himself moments after jury's guilty verdict

Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself moments after a jury found him guilty of criminal sexual assault
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Police return from days off, vacation to hunt for cop killer

A police officer on Hawaii's Big Island died after a shooting during a traffic stop Tuesday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect
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Probation handed man in 2010 death of violent roommate

A 50-year-old Chicago-area man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his roommate in 2010 was sentenced to 21/2 years of probation
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FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

FBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling
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The Latest: FBI offers $10,000 reward to find Hawaii suspect

Hawaii's entire Big Island police force is on "high-alert" and searching for a suspect who shot and killed an officer Wednesday, including off-duty officers and some who have returned to work from vacation and days off
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Tennessee county again seeks end to juvenile court oversight

A Tennessee county has once again requested a complete end to federal supervision of its juvenile court system
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The Latest: Southern California beach closures lifted

Authorities have reopened Southern California beaches that were closed by lightning strikes as thunderstorms moved across the region
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The Latest: Oregon wildfire grows to 70 square miles

A wind-whipped wildfire that started Tuesday in a rural area east of Portland, Oregon, has now burned 70 square miles (181 kilometers) and prompted additional evacuations
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