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2 weeks ago

U.S. government and North Carolina escalate legal fight over transgender law

A fight between the Obama administration and North Carolina over a state law limiting public bathroom access for transgender people escalated on Monday as both sides sued each other, trading accusations of civil rights violations and government overreach.

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2 weeks ago

Clinton and Sanders face off in West Virginia as Trump looks on

Bernie Sanders has another chance on Tuesday to slow Hillary Clinton's march to the Democratic presidential nomination as West Virginians vote in their state's primary, a week after Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 10

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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2 weeks ago

Gas prices jump by 9 cents

The price at the pump has risen 50 cents over the past 12 weeks.

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Trump changes tune on tax hikes

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to clarify his remarks on raising taxes on Monday, saying he would not raise taxes on wealthy Americans but in any negotiations with Democrats in Congress, this group would most likely pay a higher rate than the one he has proposed.

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2 weeks ago

North Carolina officials sue U.S. Justice Dept. over transgender ‘bathroom law’

North Carolina officials sued the U.S. Justice Department on Monday for challenging the state's law on public restroom access, in the newest chapter of the fight over the rights of transgender Americans.

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2 weeks ago

Pentagon report reveals confusion among U.S. troops over Afghan mission

Amid fierce fighting after the Taliban captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last year, U.S. special forces advisers repeatedly asked their commanders how far they were allowed to go to help local troops retake the city.

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Obama says U.S. race relations have improved, but work to be done

President Barack Obama said in a commencement speech on Saturday that U.S. race relations have improved over the last three decades, but that significant work still needs to be done.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 9

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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2 weeks ago

Mercury poised for rare ‘transit’ across sun’s face on Monday

Stargazers will have a rare opportunity on Monday to witness Mercury fly directly across the face of the sun, a sight that unfolds once every 10 years or so, as Earth and its smaller neighboring planet come into perfect alignment.

A member of the NATO parachute demonstration team lands during a change of command ceremony at NATO military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium on Wednesday May 4, 2016. U.S. Army General Curtis  M. Scaparrotti was installed as NATO's 18th supreme allied commander Europe (SACEUR). The commander, by tradition an American general or admiral, is responsible for the overall direction and conduct of NATO's global military operations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

3 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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3 weeks ago

Anti-hunger group uses fake app to fool, educate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 14 percent of Americans, or more than 17 million people, are what is called food insecure, meaning at times of the year, they are uncertain of being able to acquire enough food for their household.

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3 weeks ago

Top reason Americans will vote for Trump: ‘To stop Clinton’

The U.S. presidential election may turn out to be one of the world's biggest un-popularity contests.

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3 weeks ago

U.S. cracks down on e-cigarettes and cigars, bans sales to minors

The U.S. government took wide-ranging steps to crack down for the first time on e-cigarettes and cigars, growing in popularity among teens, and banned sales to anyone under age 18 in hopes of sparing a new generation from nicotine addiction.

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Senators urge regulators to ID vehicles with possible faulty Takata air bags

Two U.S. Senators urged auto safety regulators to publicly name the makes and models of tens of millions of vehicles with potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators, according to a letter made public late on Thursday.

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3 weeks ago

Chagrined anti-Trump Republicans seek to recruit third-party candidate

Donald Trump's emergence as the last man standing in the Republican presidential race has prompted his critics inside the party to intensify their search for a candidate they could back as a serious third-party alternative.

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3 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 6

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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3 weeks ago

Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiatives

The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy.

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3 weeks ago

Fired up by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

As the Obama administration is counting down its final year in office, many Democrats are finding less to like about the president's health care law.

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3 weeks ago

U.S. to boost airport staffing to manage long security lines

With airlines worried that long security lines may discourage summer travelers, the U.S. government said it will add airport staff and bomb-sniffing dogs and ramp up pre-screening enrollment efforts.

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Dairy Overlay District May Come Soon to Yankton

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The Yankton County Commission will host a public meeting this week to talk about forming a dairy overlay district.

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Yankton Tax Revenues Dropped in April

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One of the most watched revenue indicators for the City of Yankton is slowing a bit.

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Trans Canada Plans to Replace Sections of Keystone Crude Oil Pipeline

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Later this summer and into the fall, crews from Trans Canada will be digging up, and replacing sections of the Keystone crude oil pipeline.

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PPRC Hosting Meetings on Eminent Domain

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The group called the Private Property Rights Coalition (PPRC) is hosting free informational meetings on the eminent domain process

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Nebraska Senator Fischer Opposes Third Party Support

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Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer says she remains opposed to any effort to promote a third party candidate for president.