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Oliver North named president of the NRA
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Oliver North named president of the NRA

By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North’s appointment as the next president of the National Rifle Association gives some star power to the gun lobby but also inspires disdain by gun-control advocates who call it a tone-deaf move that shows an unwillingness to find solutions to gun violence. North,...

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New York attorney general resigns amid abuse allegations

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for women’s issues and an antagonist to the policies of President Donald Trump, announced late Monday that he would be resigning from office hours after four women he was romantically involved with...

Trump proposing billions in spending cuts to Congress
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Trump proposing billions in spending cuts to Congress

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is finalizing a multibillion-dollar roster of proposed spending cuts but is leaving this year’s $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill alone. The White House said it is sending the so-called rescissions package to lawmakers Tuesday, with Capitol Hill GOP aides saying about $7 billion would come...

Cavanaugh leads fundraising in lieutenant governor primary
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Cavanaugh leads fundraising in lieutenant governor primary

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Public Service Commission president Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh has outpaced her Republican opponents in fundraising for the lieutenant governor’s June primary, receiving thousands from coal mining companies. Cavanaugh raised nearly $150,000 in April to reach $1.1 million in total contributions. She came into the campaign with more than...

Why this guy picks up his girlfriend in a themed car
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Why this guy picks up his girlfriend in a themed car

By MEGAN WYATT, The Advertiser LAFAYETTE, Ala. (AP) — For the past few weeks, Zach Doell has picked up his girlfriend from school each day in a new embarrassing and entertaining way. He’s arrived on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus in everything from a makeshift Batmobile and ice cream truck to a “Jersey Shore”...

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Coast Guard responds to barge fire near Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a barge carrying scrap metal caught fire on a river near southwest Alabama. A news release says the barge caught fire on the Mobile River around 10 a.m. Sunday. No crewmembers were reported to be aboard the barge when it caught fire. There have been no reports...

Hawaii volcano destroys 26 homes, spews lava 200 feet in air
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Hawaii volcano destroys 26 homes, spews lava 200 feet in air

By CALEB JONES, JENNIFER PELTZ and SOPHIA YAN, Associated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano jumped to 26 Sunday as scientists reported lava spewing more than 200 feet (61 meters) into the air. Some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated prepared for the possibility they may...