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200 million eggs recalled after nearly two dozen sickened with salmonella

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Federal officials say nearly 207 million eggs have been recalled because of fears that they may...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 19, the 109th day of 2018. There are 256 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 19, 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing...


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Cosby talk of quaaludes aired in court ahead of drug expert

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers turned to their star witness in the comedian’s sexual assault retrial, countering the harrowing accounts of a half-dozen accusers with a woman who says chief accuser Andrea Constand mused about framing a celebrity in hopes of a big payday. Temple...


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The Latest: Cosby at courthouse, drug experts to testify

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Bill Cosby has arrived for the ninth day of his sexual assault retrial. The 80-year-old comedian arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Thursday morning where the jury is expected to hear...


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The Finance 202: Fed report shows business execs worry about Trump's trade moves

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Business executives across the country are registering alarm about the Trump team’s aggressive push on trade - even as the president’s base largely embraces the moves. The Fed’s latest beige book report released Wednesday - for which each of the nation’s 12 regional...


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Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

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ATLANTA (AP) — An Alabama mayor says the last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up her town has finally been emptied. For more than two months, the sludge has blown an unbearable stench throughout the small town of Parrish. Mayor Heather Hall said on social media...


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New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data...


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Opioid prescriptions fell 10 percent last year, study says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Prescriptions for opioids fell sharply last year, the steepest drop in the amount of painkillers dispensed to patients in 25 years, according to a report from IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, the research arm of a health-care data firm. The number of...


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Senate committee plans Monday vote on Pompeo as secretary of state

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has set a vote for Monday on Mike Pompeo’s nomination as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state. Pompeo, who has made headlines in recent days for his secret trip to North Korea over Easter weekend, won the...


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Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He’s met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he is Trump’s second-most frequent caller. Yet the...


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Larry Kudlow's claim that the Obama stimulus was 'all spending'

(c) 2018, The Washington Pos. “So, look, the trouble I had with the Obama program was it was all spending. It was all spending and most of it was not spending for infrastructure. Most of it was spending for welfare programs and social spending. That’s not a growth prescription. It’s just spending....


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