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Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

Hawaii Mistaken Missile Alert-3

A push alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2018. There are 348 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 17, 1893, Hawaii’s monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Lili’uokalani (lee-LEE‘-oo-oh-kah-LAH‘-nee) to...


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Doctor says Trump is 6-3, 239 pounds, and the Internet has so many athlete comparisons

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The results of President Donald Trump’s first formal medical exam since taking office were announced Tuesday, and the big news was that the physician involved, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, said the 71-year-old president received a perfect score on a cognitive test....


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South sees snow, ice and record-breaking cold

Winter Weather Deep South

ATLANTA (AP) — The South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures in New Orleans and other cities. The snowfall sabotaged morning rush hour even before it began, sending...


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The Health 202: Some Republicans blame Medicaid for opioid epidemic

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans will push a new line of attack on the Medicaid program at a hearing Wednesday morning: that expanding the federal insurance program for low-income Americans has contributed to the country’s opioid overdose epidemic. It’s an argument...


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The Latest: Ice prompts closure of interstate on Gulf Coast

Winter Weather Deep South

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local) 8:50 a.m. Icy conditions are hampering travel as far south as the Gulf Coast, where stretches of a major freeway have been closed. Louisiana transportation officials say Interstate 10 is closed in multiple...


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More actors expressing regret about working with Woody Allen

Film-Woody Allen

NEW YORK (AP) — A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen and his next film, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct. Timothee Chalamet on Tuesday said he will donate...


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The Finance 202: Big banks debate what to do with tax windfall

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Some of the tax cut’s most ardent fans work on Wall Street, where the new law has helped turbocharge the stock market rally and is set to deliver a major boost to the bottom lines of the biggest banks. So, investment titan Larry Fink sounded like a wet...


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Girl's escape exposes horror of 13 siblings kept captive

Shackled Children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl who looked closer to 10 jumped out a window, called 911, and showed the world the strange and secret horror she and her 12 brothers and sisters had been living through. Her parents had made their suburban Southern California home a private school, a prison,...


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The Latest: Dylan Farrow speaks out

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a growing number of actors who are distancing themselves from Woody Allen in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Woody Allen’s adoptive daughter says she hopes people will believe her when she talks about her...


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The Latest: Aunt: Captive children lived a strict existence

Shackled Children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local): 4:25 a.m. The sister of a woman who along with her husband faces allegations of keeping their 13 children captive in their California home says her nieces and nephews faced an extremely strict...


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