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Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holidayThe United States is marking Presidents Day, a day that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump upends traditional notions of the office
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ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta
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FILE - In this April 14, 2010, file photo the auxiliary spillway, left, is under construction at Folsom Dam, in Folsom, Calif. Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers to spend nearly $1 billion constructing the auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam, scheduled to be completed in 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designsThe destruction inflicted by Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast compelled federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter
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Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrantsTwo hunters accused in a shooting on a Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the U.S. illegally
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In a Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 photo, Kentucky Republican state Sen. Ralph Alvarado sits in the Senate floor in Frankfort, Ky. Alvarado, a medical doctor in the Kentucky Senate, is leading the effort to restrict smoking in a state that leads the country in smoking rates. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco countryA medical doctor in the Kentucky Senate is leading the effort to restrict smoking in a state that leads the country in smoking rates
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on African American History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump’s administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the “fiduciary rule,” which requires certain financial professionals to act in their clients’ best interests when providing retirement advice. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
The fiduciary rule and youThe "fiduciary rule," a measure proposed to protect retirement account investors, has been delayed, but here's what you need to know about it now
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Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimesA New York measure seeks to toughen the penalties if pets are harmed during the commission of a crime
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This photo provided by Hydro Flask shows company president Scott Allan. Hydro Flask, the Bend, Ore.-based maker of insulated stainless steel beverage bottles, was founded in 2009 with one product line that was sold at a local market. It was acquired by Helen of Troy for $210 million in 2016 and now sells more than 100 products in 17 countries. (Christian Heeb/Hydro Flask via AP)
Insider Q&A: Hydro Flask CEO Scott AllanHydro Flask CEO on how the Bend, Oregon maker of colorful stainless steel bottles manages its fast-paced growth while keeping in touch with its outdoorsy roots
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SpaceX launches a rocket from NASA's historic moonshot padSpaceX launches a rocket from NASA's historic moonshot pad
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Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first AmericansNative Americans are hoping President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first"
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Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under fireGun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of being able to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms
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FILE - This April 6, 1993 file photo shows Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in New York.   Kenneth McKoy of the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, N.C., said Abdel-Rahman died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, after a long battle with diabetes and coronary artery disease. Abdel-Rahman was sentenced to life in prison after his 1995 conviction for his advisory role in a plot to blow up landmarks, including the United Nations, and several bridges and tunnels.  (AP Photo/ Mark Lennihan, file)
Some involved in Omar Abdel-Rahman's case had own notorietySheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, died in prison Saturday
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