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HUD secretary declares all federal public housing will be smoke-free in 18 mos.
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HUD secretary declares all federal public housing will be smoke-free in 18 mos.

Smoking will be banned in federally funded public housing within 18 months, under new regulations unveiled yesterday by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro in a visit to Boston, where it all began. Castro made the announcement at the ...
Sarah Palin for VA?
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Sarah Palin for VA?

Sarah Palin has emerged as a strong last-minute candidate for secretary of Veterans Affairs, reportedly with the backing of President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, in a race for the coveted post that Scott Brown is also fighting for. T...
Agitators: Police shooting may be legal but it isn't right
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Agitators: Police shooting may be legal but it isn't right

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A prosecutor's decision to clear a Charlotte police officer in the killing of a black man left some African-American community leaders saying while the shooting may have been legal, it wasn't right. Many of them called on Charlotte p...
2,000 veterans plan to protect Dakota Access pipeline protesters
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2,000 veterans plan to protect Dakota Access pipeline protesters

The Veterans Stand For Standing Rock group said it plans to gather up to 2,000 veterans starting Sunday to help protect Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. The group defines itself as a non-violent demonstration to defend protesters from what it describes as...
Mexico disappointed at Carrier agreement to keep jobs in US
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Mexico disappointed at Carrier agreement to keep jobs in US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon are expressing disappointment at Carrier Corp.'s announcement it will keep hundreds of jobs in the United States rather than send them south of the border. Carrier says it has made a deal with ...
Attack at Ohio State: A lifesaving defense
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Attack at Ohio State: A lifesaving defense

Frightening and disturbing as it was, Monday's car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus could have been much worse. Yet it should prompt a thorough review that changes the OSU policy and an Ohio state law that sharply limit students' ability to...
Gold Star families: Burning flag in protest is 'extremely offensive'
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Gold Star families: Burning flag in protest is 'extremely offensive'

Gold Star families and combat veterans say they get that protesters have a right to disrespect the American flag -- their loved ones and comrades fought and died so they could do that -- but they don't think those demonstrators understand what they are doing a...
Ohio Terrorist wrote, 'I am warning you Oh America!'
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Ohio Terrorist wrote, 'I am warning you Oh America!'

A portrait of the Ohio State University attacker as an Islamic State-motivated lone wolf emerged from his Facebook posts as authorities investigated whether the Somali-born student's car-and-knife rampage was an act of terrorism. "If you want us Muslims to ...
Sanctuary city Seattle sets aside money to help illegal alien students
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Sanctuary city Seattle sets aside money to help illegal alien students

The city of Seattle is allotting $250,000 to address the needs of undocumented immigrant students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools and their families. The move is part of an executive order Mayor Ed Murray signed Thursday, reaffirming Seattle's status as ...
Democrats stick with Pelosi
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Democrats stick with Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats have re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader. The California lawmaker, who has led the party since 2002, turned back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan on Wednesday. Her win came despite disenchantment among some in th...