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One dead, 14 wounded in Cincinnati nightclub shooting

One person is dead and 14 were wounded after at least one gunman opened fire early Sunday morning inside a Cincinnati nightclub, police said. Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate posted on Twitter that the incident was not related to terrorism and that authorities believed there was only one shooter. A suspect had yet to be taken into custody. “Motive ...

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Family of missing ex-FBI agent files lawsuit against Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using “cold, cynical and false denials” to torture his loved ones. The lawsuit by Robert Levinson’s family in U.S. federal court comes years after ...

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Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. RELATED LINKS The last 24 hours: a timeline of the Republican health care bill collapse Trump and Ryan scramble to pick up the pieces after Obamacare repeal fails Where does Congress go next on ...

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Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerland. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought up the proposal at a Turkish-U.K. forum in the southern city of Antalya, referring to the British departure from the EU and saying Turkey “might” ...

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In the state with the highest medical debt, it’s the middle class who carries the burden

Americans are no strangers to medical debt, and the burden is most severe in Mississippi, where nearly 40 percent of adults under age 65 owe hospitals or doctors, according to the Urban Institute. But the men and women carrying that debt are not always poor — they’re increasingly middle class. And their inability, or refusal, to pay their bills is ...

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Thousands in London take to streets to protest Brexit plan

LONDON — Thousands of demonstrators are gathering under sunny skies in central London to protest plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union . The Unite for Europe march included many carrying EU flags just days before Britain is expected to begin its formal divorce from the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May plans to trigger Article 50 Wednesday, setting ...

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U.S. command: Mosul airstrikes were at the request of Iraq

BAGHDAD — An initial review of airstrikes over the past days indicates that the U.S.-led coalition has struck fighters and equipment of the Islamic State group west of the northern city of Mosul at the request of Iraqi security forces, where there were allegations of civilian casualties, the Pentagon said Saturday. The coalition said in a statement that the airstrike ...

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Canada determined to diversify despite Keystone XL approval

TORONTO — Canada’s natural resource minister said Saturday his government is happy the Keystone XL pipeline has finally been approved by the White House , but he noted that obstacles remain and said Canada remains determined to diversify its oil exports beyond the United States. The minister, Jim Carr, told The Associated Press that President Donald Trump’s approval of the ...

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Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against marijuana crackdown

DENVER — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. RELATED LINKS Budding regulation in one of California’s marijuana meccas What medical marijuana can and can’t do for your health A bill pending in the Legislature would allow ...

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Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

WASHINGTON — House Republicans’ failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax reform. RELATED LINKS Where does Congress go next on health care? WATCH: Paul Ryan speaks after Republicans withdraw health care bill Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their ...

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