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Fate of utility consumers under federal tax overhaul unevenUtility companies around the U.S. are reacting in varied ways to states' demands that they return proceeds of the federal tax cut to their customers.
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A model of the "Project Zebra" memorial stands in the Arts of the Albemarle building in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday, March 12, 2018. The city council initially OK'd the Russian-financed monument commemorating the World War II operation, but a new council has declined to sign a memorandum of understanding that would allow the plan to proceed. (AP Photo/Martha Waggoner)
Planned Russian statue starts mini-Cold War in American cityAn effort to honor a joint U.S.-Soviet spy mission in World War II has triggered a miniature Cold War in a small American city
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Federal heating aid program saved, expanded in Trump budgetA federal heating aid program has survived a second attempt by President Donald Trump to kill it
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Gun control rally begins where the movement was sparkedThousands of people filled a park near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at a "March for Our Lives" rally near the site of last month's school massacre in Parkland, Florida
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Construction workers excavate and widen Brays Bayou as part of a nearly $500 million flood control project Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Houston. The project, which will widen 21 miles of the bayou and build stormwater detention basins, has proceeded in fits and starts for more than 20 years due to inconsistent funding. The project is one of several large-scale flood control projects Houston-area officials are hoping to fully fund and build thanks to billions of federal dollars that have been allocated to pay for flood mitigation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
7 months after Harvey, flood-control projects' fate unclearSeven months after Hurricane Harvey, Houston-area officials are still looking for funding to undertake large-scale flood-control projects that include a new reservoir, deeper and wider bayous and a costal barrier system
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2 small earthquakes shake parts of northern OklahomaTwo small earthquakes have shaken parts of northern Oklahoma
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Shkreli Looked Forward to Psych Test. It Didn't Go WellThe negative headlines keep on coming for Martin Shkreli, even after his seven-year sentence over securities fraud. Newly unredacted court documents show that the 35-year-old thought he'd aced his psychiatric evaluation and hoped it would be made public to show reporters how smart he was, reports CNBC . "I want to...
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Woman begs for return of baby's ashes stolen from Ohio homeAn Ohio woman is urgently asking whoever broke into her Columbus home to return an urn containing the ashes of her stillborn daughter
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Website, app allows students to report safety concernsAn organization formed by parents whose children died in the 2012 shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School has launched a system that will allow students to report safety concerns anonymously online.
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Park Director Indicted Over Ride That Decapitated BoyLast year, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated riding a Kansas waterslide. Friday a grand jury indicted the company running the park and former director Tyler Austin Miles with involuntary manslaughter, saying they brazenly flouted safety rules and covered up previous accidents, USA Today reports. Caleb's death "appeared at first to...
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School District Arms Students With RocksActive shooters in one Pennsylvania school district better watch out: the teachers and students are armed with rocks. David Helsel, superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County, raised the plan at a state House committee meeting on education last week, the Hill reports. "If an armed intruder...
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People visit India's famed monument of love, the Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, Thursday, March 22, 2018. The 17th century white marble monument is India's biggest tourist draw, with about 3 million visiting every year. (AP Photo/R.S. Iyer)
AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past weekPHOTO GALLERY: Employee in protective clothing mans furnace in Germany; spring equinox celebrations at pyramid in Mexico; protester tries to avoid water cannon in Paris.
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