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Fixing a massive NYC plumbing leak, 55 stories underground

Massive Tunnel Fix

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York City is in the midst of a plumbing repair job of monumental proportions. Hard-hat workers are toiling deep underground, 55 stories beneath the Hudson River, to eliminate gushing leaks in an aging tunnel that carries half the city’s water supply over 85 miles from...


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AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history

AP Explains Separating Families

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it’s not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so. Throughout American history, during...


Government

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

UN Haley

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It’s the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley said Tuesday the U.S. had...


Government

Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies. “You have to stand for something,” Trump declared Tuesday, as he...


Government

House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is “1,000 percent” behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border. And it’s uncertain...


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Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 Facebook feud slaying

Chicago Violence Teens Shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation...


Business

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

Sports Betting

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night’s New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to exceed 29. “I lived in Vegas 20 years...


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Bones of Civil War dead tell their horror stories

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The bullet probably hit the Union soldier as he was fleeing. It may have struck his cartridge box first, which sent it tumbling through the muscle of his right buttock, broke his right leg and buried itself sideways in his thigh bone just below the hip. His buddies...


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Carson's plan to raise rent for poorest Americans would have 'severe' impact on DC

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Dominique Toney had to head back inside to check on her sleeping 6-month-old - but first she wanted to hear the number again. Toney, 32, stood outside the door to her apartment, a squat and sprawling Depression-era apartment complex in Washington that...


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Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrats

Ohio Campaigns Probe Retaliation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio telemarketing company whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Democrats, The Associated Press has learned. An explosive memo...


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