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Lubbock restaurant defending controversial sign some are calling racist

The neon sign is a caricature of an African-American man, with a porter's cap, with the words Coon Chicken Inn written inside the mouth. The issue came up after a person attending a company Christmas party on Wednesday night at Cook's Garage noticed the sign hanging on the wall. 

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Winds temporarily calm on lines of huge California wildfire Video included

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The first firefighter has died in the battle against a series of major wildfires burning across Southern California. More>>

Republicans criticize Mueller's probe, but want him to stay Video included

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An FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team over politically charged text messages referred to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as an "idiot.". More>>

College student arrested; tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex

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Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

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Bombing underscores New York subway system's vulnerability Video included

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A Bangladeshi immigrant is expected to appear before a federal magistrate to face terrorism charges accusing him of setting off an explosive strapped to his body in a New York City transportation hub.

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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat Video included

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In making the appointment, the governor was weighing a short-term replacement against pressure from top Democrats in Washington to name someone who would run in 2018 in a special election to complete Franken's term ending in 2020.

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FedEx warns consumers about fraudulent email

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Crooks are taking advantage of the shipping rush before Christmas.

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Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

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A major security based on bitcoin, the digital currency that has exploded in popularly and volatility this year, will begin trading on a major U.S. exchange for the first time on Sunday. More>>

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset Video included

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An internationally watched Senate election is down to voters in Alabama who will choose between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

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Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money Video included

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Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged harassment by Trump spanning decades.

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Comment about Jews by Roy Moore's wife sparks new ridicule Video included

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The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore fought back against accusations that her husband doesn't support blacks or Jews, saying at one point that one of their attorneys "is a Jew.". More>>

Mother of three paralyzed after tree limb falls on her during storm Video included

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A mother of three teenage boys has been paralyzed after a tree limb fell on her during last week's storms, striking her in the back of her head and severing her spine. 

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Jimmy Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care in emotional return

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Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery. 

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Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget Video included

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Republicans are negotiating with Democrats on the contentious issue of how much the government should spend on the military and domestic agencies to avert a holiday shutdown, among other issues.

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Irate passenger threatens to 'kill everyone on flight'

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Scary moments on-board a Southwest Airlines flight from Portland to Sacramento Saturday. Video taken by another passenger and shared with Fox 12 shows an irate passenger threatening to “kill everyone on the plane”. 

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Crying Tennessee student's anti-bullying video goes viral, draws massive celebrity support

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A young man has spoken out against those who bully him at school in a video clip that’s making waves on the internet.

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Lights in the sky cause a stir in the Heartland

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Several residents of Illinois and Missouri reported seeing what looked like more than 15 aircraft flying southwest.

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Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in Video included

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The California Horse Racing Board says approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County.

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Mesa police release dramatic body camera video following Brailsford verdict

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The Mesa Police Department released dramatic body camera video Thursday, just hours after their former officer was acquitted in the murder trial of an unarmed man.  

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Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

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Massive Palestinian rallies expected after Friday prayers over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas Video included

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The committee will investigate whether Farenthold sexually harassed a former member of his staff and retaliated against her for complaining and allegations of inappropriate statements to other staff members.

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Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park Video included

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Southern California has already been hit hard by three major fires that have put tens of thousands of people under evacuation orders and destroyed at nearly 200 homes and buildings, a figure that is almost certain to grow.

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Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon sued for sex harassment

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Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by an assistant for his sports marketing firm, according to a lawsuit filed in California.

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'Heroes all': Survivors mark 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack Video included

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The crowds were smaller this year. There were fewer headlines and cameras and big names.

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FBI director counters Trump's attacks on his agency

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: AP Images) FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Credit: AP Images)
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 FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday countered strident attacks on his agency by President Donald Trump, saying, "There is no finer institution than the FBI."

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House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners' rights

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The bill would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons.

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Spanked children more likely to be violent partners, study says

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Parents who spank their children may be setting them up to be violent toward future partners, a new study suggests.

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Sen. McCaskill among female Democratic senators calling for Al Franken to resign

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At least four female Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday, marking the first time any senator has called on the Minnesota Democrat to leave office as allegations of sexual harassment continue...

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US flies B-1B over South in show of force against N. Korea Video included

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North Korea hates such displays of American military might at close range and claimed through its state media that the "U.S. imperialist war mongers' extremely reckless war hysteria" has put the region at risk of a nuclear war.

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Mexican acquitted of murder faces gun, immigration charges

(Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, right, is led into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, right, is led into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left.
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Federal authorities on Tuesday charged a Mexican man with new immigration and gun violations less than a week after a San Francisco jury acquitted him of murder for the shooting death of Kate Steinle.

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Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations Video included

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The new details of the allegation emerged as Conyers is expected to speak on a Detroit radio show Tuesday morning about his political future, according to his attorney.

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The Latest: California wildfire hops highway, nears ocean Video included

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Nearly 8,000 homes have been evacuated after a wind-whipped wildfire exploded overnight in Southern California. More>>

Q&A: Tax bill impacts 'Obamacare' and potentially Medicare

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There's concern among hospitals, doctors and insurers about the impact on coverage because the bill could undermine the Affordable Care Act's health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time.

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Trump's tweet raises obstruction specter, worries allies Video included

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The Twitter storm - more than a dozen tweets Saturday and Sunday - came after his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

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Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban Video included

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The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. More>>

Flu vaccine believed to be about 10% effective against influenza strain Video included

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Medical experts warn that the upcoming flu season could be more severe because of the vaccine's ineffectiveness.

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Trump offers full support for embattled Republican Roy Moore

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President Donald Trump endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on Monday, looking past sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP candidate to argue that his vote is needed in Congress. 

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Tax bill clears Senate in big boost for Trump, GOP Video included

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The Republicans eye a crucial final vote Friday on the Senate bill.

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Key events in Michael Flynn's interactions with Russia

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Timeline: Key events in Michael Flynn's interactions with Russia. More>>

Dad charged with murder after 7-year-old finds mom's body

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A Kansas City man has been charged with fatally stabbing his wife after the couple's 7-year-old daughter told a school counselor that she had found a body and authorities that she "didn't want to be next," according to investigators.

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Man deported 20 times sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexual assault of Portland woman

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A man with a long criminal history and who has been deported back to Mexico 20 times agreed to a plea deal Friday on charges including sexual assault, burglary and kidnapping.

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Trump lashes out at wrong Theresa May on Twitter

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President Donald Trump initially responded to British Prime Minister Theresa May's criticism of his retweeting inflammatory anti-Muslim videos from a fringe British political group by directing his message to the wrong Theresa May. More>>

New deer disease overshadows start of Ohio hunting season Video included

Hunting season opens with a warning about a disease threatening the deer population.  The issue is that this disease has the potential to spread to Humans. Hunting season opens with a warning about a disease threatening the deer population. The issue is that this disease has the potential to spread to Humans.
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Hunting season opens with a warning about a disease threatening the deer population. The main concern is that this disease has the potential to spread to humans. 

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Washington Post: Moore accuser came to outlet with fake story

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The Washington Post is reporting a woman tried to push a fake story involving Roy Moore in an attempt to embarrass the news organization. The woman claimed to have a relationship with Moore in 1992. She went on to allege the relationship led to an abortion when she was a teenager. The Washington Post says it never ran her story and later confronted the woman over what it believed to be a false claim. You can read the full report on The Washington Post website. Post reporters say t...

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Mental treatment ordered for man who said he cut up wife

Rey is charged in Kansas and Missouri with child endangerment. He's also charged with abandonment of corpse in Missouri. He isn't charged in his wife's killing. (File photo) Rey is charged in Kansas and Missouri with child endangerment. He's also charged with abandonment of corpse in Missouri. He isn't charged in his wife's killing. (File photo)
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A homeless man who told police he dismembered his wife in a Kansas City hotel room then slept in a Lenexa storage unit with her remains and their two children is headed to a mental hospital for treatment.

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Illinois among states to appeal 'net neutrality' repeal

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 State attorneys general, including in Illinois, are threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules. 

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Jury convicts woman of murder in teen's starvation death

Nicole Finn, of West Des Moines, talks to her attorney Thomas Augustine during Finn's trial for murder, kidnapping and child endangerment on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the Polk County Courthouse. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP) Nicole Finn, of West Des Moines, talks to her attorney Thomas Augustine during Finn's trial for murder, kidnapping and child endangerment on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the Polk County Courthouse. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)
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A jury has convicted an Iowa woman of murder in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter. 

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California police bust multimillion-dollar weed 'fortress'

In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 photo released by the San Bernardino Police Department, is a shut down marijuana operation of some 35,000 plants they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month in San Bernardino, Calif.  (AP Images) In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 photo released by the San Bernardino Police Department, is a shut down marijuana operation of some 35,000 plants they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month in San Bernardino, Calif. (AP Images)
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Police in Southern California raided a weed "fortress" on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an operation they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month. 

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Feds: Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years; fathered her kids

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A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere, during which time he fathered her nine children. 

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Putin: US hurts itself with "invented" Trump collusion case

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on Russia’s space program in the Bocharov Ruchei residence outside the Black Sea resort of in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin, RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on Russia’s space program in the Bocharov Ruchei residence outside the Black Sea resort of in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin, RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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 Russian President Vladimir Putin scoffed Thursday at allegations of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, saying the reports have been "invented" by Trump's foes and have hurt the U.S. political system.

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Essence magazine to honor Missy Elliott at pre-Grammy event

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Essence magazine will honor Missy Elliott at a pre-Grammy Award event next year. 

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Missouri city official accused of teasing co-worker with gun

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 A city official in the southeastern Missouri town of Poplar Bluff faces criminal charges for allegedly pumping a shotgun to tease a liberal co-worker. 

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Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

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Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet com

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5 Years after Sandy Hook, the victims have not been forgotten

In this Dec. 14, 2013 file photo, a makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre stands outside a home in Newtown, Conn., on the one-year anniversary of the shootings. (Credit: AP Photo) In this Dec. 14, 2013 file photo, a makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre stands outside a home in Newtown, Conn., on the one-year anniversary of the shootings. (Credit: AP Photo)

It remains among America's most heinous nightmares: the lives of 20 little children -- dancers and swimmers, pianists and painters, budding readers, little sisters and big brothers -- extinguished in a flash of violence...

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Texas mom finds kids, husband dead in home after apparent murder-suicide

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The Tarrant County medical examiner's office says Dawson fatally shot himself. The deaths of 9-year-old Luke Dawson and 5-year-old Aubrey Dawson were ruled homicides.

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Costas wins Hall's Frick Award for baseball broadcasting Video included

Announcer Bob Costas talks on the set before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) Announcer Bob Costas talks on the set before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
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Bob Costas has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the baseball Hall of Fame for broadcasting excellence.

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Turns out 'recommended' Premium gas doesn't do much Video included

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The term "Premium" gas is a little misleading. You may think it's better than "Regular" gasoline because, well, it is called "Premium" and it costs more. 

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Missouri residents concerned about nearby gun range

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 Homeowners living near a gun range in southwest Missouri are concerned about stray bullets that have been hitting homes. 

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Missouri mother charged with drowning baby

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A Missouri woman has been charged in the drowning death of her 6-month-old son. 

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Dems accuse Trump of unsavory insinuations about Gillibrand

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President Donald Trump laced into Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that she would come to his office "begging" for campaign contributions and "do anything" to get them. 

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Obama tweets: Final days to enroll in Obamacare are here!

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He may no longer be in office, but former President Obama is still encouraging people to sign up for his landmark health reform law. 

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Cops: Woman kidnapped with child rescued after mouthing "help me" at store

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A man authorities say kidnapped a woman and her child, holding them at their home, has been arrested after he took her to a store and she mouthed the words "help me" to several people. 

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Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

achel Crooks, left, Jessica Leeds, center, and Samantha Holvey attend a news conference, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York to discuss their accusations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. (KMOV) achel Crooks, left, Jessica Leeds, center, and Samantha Holvey attend a news conference, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York to discuss their accusations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. (KMOV)
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President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met." 

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11-year-old Michigan girl held at gunpoint, cuffed by police

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A Michigan mother has questions for her city's police department after they handcuffed and arrested her 11-year-old daughter. 

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Pentagon: Transgender people can enlist in military Jan 1

In this July 29, 2017 photo transgender U.S. army captain Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform during an interview with The Associated Press in Beratzhausen near Regensburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) In this July 29, 2017 photo transgender U.S. army captain Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform during an interview with The Associated Press in Beratzhausen near Regensburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon official tells The Associated Press that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump's demand to ban transgender individuals from the military. Two federal courts already have ruled against the ban. Potential transgender recruits will have...

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South Carolina serial killer says there are more victims

Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI, but he said "it was blown off." He also wrote, "At this point, I really don't see reason to give numbers or locations," reports say. (Credit: CNN) Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI, but he said "it was blown off." He also wrote, "At this point, I really don't see reason to give numbers or locations," reports say. (Credit: CNN)
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A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered.

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Athletes, entertainers rush to support bullied Tennessee boy

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 A Tennessee woman's video of her tearful son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers. 

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Wrongful conviction case headed to southeast Missouri judge

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Lawyers seeking to overturn a southeast Missouri man's conviction in a 2000 killing have finished making their case for their client's innocence during a special evidentiary hearing. 

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Police: 8-year-old boy hit, killed by KC garbage truck

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 Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say an 8-year-old boy has died after being hit by a garbage truck outside his grandparents" home. 

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After allegations, Moore avoids spotlight, questions

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Call it Roy Moore's great vanishing act - at least from the traditional campaign trail.

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Trump stays on message during controversial civil rights museum visit

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President Donald Trump honored civil rights heroes and local officials during remarks at the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi on Saturday, staying on message despite recent criticisms of his appearance there.

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Missouri prison program recognized for veteran rehab

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A new veterans ward in a Missouri prison is earning recognition for veteran rehabilitation. 

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Firefighters forced to step aside as winds powered infernos

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Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out. 

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AP sources: Yankees agree to deal to land Marlins' Stanton

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\After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. \

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Obama: Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany

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Former President Barack Obama says Americans must be vigilant in their defense of democracy or risk following the path of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. 

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Chicago to pay $31M to 4 wrongly convicted for rape, murder

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The city of Chicago has agreed to pay $31 million to four men imprisoned for 15 years for a rape and murder they didn't commit. 

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US employers add 228K jobs; unemployment rate stays 4.1 pct

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U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market's enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery. 

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Ex-Texas nurse pleads not guilty in 1980s deaths of 5 kids

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An imprisoned former nurse who prosecutors believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children in Texas pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder charges in the deaths of five children in the early 1980s. 

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Cops: Students at unrecognized fraternity tortured rat as part of hazing

Filthy conditions inside a bathroom at a house belonging to an unsanctioned fraternity near Brockport College are shown.  (Brockport Police Department via AP) Filthy conditions inside a bathroom at a house belonging to an unsanctioned fraternity near Brockport College are shown. (Brockport Police Department via AP)
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Members of an unrecognized fraternity at a state college tortured a rat as part of illegal hazing that occurred inside the group's house, according to police who announced charges against nine men on Thursday. 

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Employee: Kansas City business attacked for flying American flag

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An employee says her business was under attack by a man because they were flying an American flag. 

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FBI director defends his agency against Trump's attacks

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FBI Director Christopher Wray must defend America's top law enforcement agency against blistering attacks from President Donald Trump without putting his own job at risk.

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St. Louis Prize-winning author William Gass dead at 93

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William Gass, a leading experimental writer of the 1960s and '70s who went on to become an award-winning essayist and translator and an influence on many younger writers, died Wednesday at age 93. 

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Once charged with murder, man gets probation in ambush

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 A man once charged with first-degree murder in a drug trafficker's ambush killing in southwest Missouri has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. 

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No charges in Missouri woman's shooting by ex-boyfriend

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 Prosecutors say a Kansas City man won't be charged in his ex-girlfriend's shooting death after he cited self-defense in a case that has sparked outrage from the woman's relatives. 

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Haley: 'Open question' if US athletes can attend Olympics in South Korea

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Whether US athletes will be able to attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remains an "open question," US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday night. 

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Chicago police officer wounded in hand after foot pursuit

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Authorities say a plainclothes Chicago police officer was shot in the hand while chasing a person who fled from a stop by police.

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Gay man denied marriage license hopes to unseat county clerk

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David Ermold returned to the Rowan County courthouse Wednesday, nearly two years after Clerk Kim Davis refused to give him a marriage license because he was gay. 

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Bootleg alcohol in state prisons on the rise, guard says

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The Illinois budget crisis has apparently driven state prison inmates to drink.

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New Trump administration rule could force workers to share their tips

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The Trump administration is moving to scrap another Obama-era rule. 

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$110,000 rewarded to McDonald's manager for turning in suspected Tampa serial killer

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Officials have cleared up any confusion about who will receive the financial reward for the capture of Tampa's alleged serial killer.

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Carol Burnett Show to celebrate 50 years since debut with 2-hour special

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The Carol Burnett Show is celebrating five decades since its debut on CBS with a two-hour special Sunday. 

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White House considers replacing Secretary of State Tillerson

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The White House is discussing a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo. 

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ESPN eliminating 150 production, tech jobs in latest cuts

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ESPN is eliminating 150 production and technical employees as the sports broadcasting giant continues to shift its focus to a more digital future.

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Pope in Myanmar preaches forgiveness, healing of old wounds

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Pope Francis urged Myanmar's religious leaders and ordinary faithful on Wednesday to help the country heal its old wounds, preaching a message of forgiveness and tolerance as the country emerges from military dictatorship and seeks to make peace with its many ethnic minorities after decades of conflict. 

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Arby's is buying Buffalo Wild Wings

Arby's is buying Buffalo Wild Wings, the chain of sports bars, for $2.9 billion.

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10-year-old who crashed car into house: 'I wanted to kill people' Video included

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A Louisville family is shaken up after a truck slammed into the front of their house. The driver was a 10-year-old girl, and after the crash she told a police officer she "wanted to kill people." 

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Report: Many clients claim sex abuse at Massage Envy spas Video included

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More than 180 people across the United States have filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports and other sexual misconduct complaints against Massage Envy spas.

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'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' lead Golden Globes

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Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama "Big Little Lies" led the television nominees with six nods. 

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Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

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Olympians Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas say they were victims of assault when the doctor worked for USA Gymnastics.

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'The Goonies,' 'Titanic' added to National Film Registry

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The Library of Congress has announced that the films "The Goonies," "Titanic," "Field of Dreams" and "Die Hard" are among the 25 movies tapped for preservation this year.

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Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

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President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era plans to be a no-show.

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Man arraigned after allegedly posing as young boy on Instagram

Source: Saginaw County Prosecutor's Office Source: Saginaw County Prosecutor's Office
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A man has been arrested and arraigned after he was accused of posing as a young boy on Instagram and soliciting inappropriate photos from young female students.

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