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UNHCR: Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million mark

UN refugee agency says number of Syrians who have fled country's civil war has topped the 5-million mark

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

How North Carolina's last-minute deal to repeal the bathroom bill came together

(c) 2017, The Washington Post.More than a year after North Carolina became the first state in the nation to enact legislation preventing transgender people from using public bathrooms and locker...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Illinois considers strengthening internet privacy rights

Illinois lawmakers are considering several measures that advocates say would enhance internet privacy rights at a time when federal protections are being rolled back

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Historian: NY town's blade-embedded 'Scythe Tree' needs trim

A poplar tree dating back to before the Civil War has grown around three farm tool blades and is in need of a trimming

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

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The Latest: Spacewalking astronauts lose piece of shielding

Spacewalking astronauts have lost an important piece of shielding needed for the International Space Station

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

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The Latest: Merkel praises Turkey for refugee reception

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has renewed her praise for Turkey's efforts to take care of refugees

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

North Carolina lawmakers say they've agreed on a deal to repeal the bathroom bill

(c) 2017, The Washington Post.Lawmakers in North Carolina announced late Wednesday that they have reached an agreement to repeal a costly and highly criticized law that restricts which public...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Nature groups want role in suit challenging marine monument

Environmental groups that want to save a marine monument created by former President Barack Obama in the ocean off of New England are asking to intervene in a lawsuit

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

US stock indexes edge higher in early trading; oil rises

U.S. stock indexes are edging higher in early trading as investors weigh the latest batch of company earnings, deal news and economic data

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

White House calls for changing, but not scrapping, NAFTA in draft letter

(c) 2017, The Washington Post.The Trump administration will seek many modest - but numerous - changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to a draft of a letter sent last week to...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

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Turkey criticizes US arrests in Iran sanctions case

Turkey's foreign minister says a Turkish banker and a Turkish businessman arrested in the United States for allegedly helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions are the target of a politically motivated case

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Colorado bears waking up from hibernation seek food, trash

Colorado wildlife officials say it's time to start securing trash and putting bird feeders away _ bear hibernation period is over

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Associated press