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    Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group and the state’s largest teacher membership group said Thursday that teachers will walkout April […]
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    Trump says anti-drug briefing he heard shows need for wall

    'Drugs are flowing into our country,' Trump said. 'We need border protection.'
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    U.S. experts back cannabis-based drug for childhood seizures

    WASHINGTON — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group’s recommendation, GW Pharmaceuticals’ syrup would become the first drug derived from the cannabis […]
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    After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. The U.S. has 2,000 troops in Syria assisting local Arab and Kurdish fighters against IS, even as President Donald Trump resists deeper U.S. involvement and […]
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    Police: Utah parents planned murder-suicide that killed kids

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police documents say a couple who recently moved from Switzerland to Utah planned a murder-suicide that left their family of four dead, buying sleeping pills and researching shootings. The report says 43-year-old Jessica Griffith believed she suffered from terminal health problems and discussed in text messages with her husband a […]
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    ‘Pharma Bro’ moves to New Jersey _ for federal prison stay

    FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) — The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. Martin Shkreli was sent from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix. Shkreli, who was dubbed “Pharma […]
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    The Latest: EMT surprised Prince needed 2 shots for overdose

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Newly released investigative documents in Prince’s death show a paramedic’s surprise that it took two shots of an opioid antidote to revive the pop superstar after his plane made an emergency landing. The emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, came […]
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    New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show. Health data firm IQVIA’s Institute for Human Data Science released […]
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    Americans reflect on legal pot ahead of 420 holiday

    America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th […]
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    Convicted ex-high school athlete wants off sex offender list

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge is hearing arguments about whether a man convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl should be removed from Ohio’s sex offender registry. Judge Thomas Lipps scheduled the hearing for Thursday in Juvenile Court in Steubenville to consider the request of former Steubenville High school football player Ma’Lik […]