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22-year-old Maine Navy sailor killed overseas

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A Maine sailor stationed with the U.S. Navy has died overseas.
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Fed can keep rate hikes gradual without risking inflation: Evans

Fed can keep rate hikes gradual without risking inflation: Evans

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CHICAGO - The Federal Reserve can stick to a series of gradual U.S. interest-rate increases over the next couple of years without much risk of an unhealthy surge in inflation, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said on Tuesday.
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Democratic FCC commissioner stepping down after policy clash

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WASHINGTON - A Democratic commissioner on the top U.S. telecommunications regulator said on Tuesday she is stepping down after more than eight years in the job and after clashing with Republican efforts to roll back many regulations.
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Debt could dissuade students, hurt U.S. economy, says Fed official

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Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said rising debt levels could dissuade students from pursuing higher education, buying homes and funding other investments.
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Anheuser-Busch Announces Bold 2025 Sustainability Goals

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In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, Anheuser-Busch has announced its U.S. 2025 Sustainability Goals. This ambitious set of goals aim to focus on four key areas: renewable electricity and carbon reduction, water stewardship, smart agriculture and circular packaging.
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China's Huawei Tech retrenches in U.S. after years of criticism

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WASHINGTON - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , viewed with suspicion in congress as a potential threat to U.S. national security, has laid off five employees at its Washington office and slashed lobbying expenditures, according to sources familiar with the matter and government filings.
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New AUMF? Critics Warn Against Giving President Even More War Powers

New AUMF? Critics Warn Against Giving President Even More War Powers

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As the 17-year-old War on Terror rages on-and with the international community still reeling from the illegal missile strikes that the U.S., U.K., and France launched on Syria over the weekend-Congress is considering a measure that critics warn will expand the executive branch's authority to wage war.
Some lawmakers have tried for years to replace the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force that has been used by three administration to justify military actions across the globe. Now that President Donald Trump has repeatedly ignored reminders that only Congress can approve attacks not...
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Fed's Williams sees U.S. inflation at or above goal for years

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San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said he expects U.S. inflation to rise to the U.S. central bank's 2-percent goal this year and to continue at that goal for a couple of years.
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Almost a year before he turned in his report, Mueller warned that much of...

Almost a year before he turned in his report, Mueller warned that much of the coverage of his probe wasn't true

Special Counsel Robert Mueller warned that much of the coverage of his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 wasn't accurate almost a year before he turned in his report. The... Read more ...

1-year-old boy playing in front yard mauled to death by neighbor's Rottweilers

1-year-old boy playing in front yard mauled to death by neighbor's Rottweilers

Neighbors said the dogs have a history of digging out of their yard. Read more ...

Belichick, Brady, Kraft wish Rob Gronkowski well following retirement...

Belichick, Brady, Kraft wish Rob Gronkowski well following retirement announcement

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has announced he is retiring from the NFL. Read more ...

Seat dispute leads to shooting at NC theater

Seat dispute leads to shooting at NC theater

One person was shot at a movie theater in Concord on Sunday evening, according to police. At about 6 p.m., authorities responded to a shooting call at the AMC Theater at... Read more ...

It's cheaper to replace most coal plants with renewables than keep them...

It's cheaper to replace most coal plants with renewables than keep them open, per report

It would be more expensive to keep the majority of U.S. coal plants open than to replace them with new wind and solar power alternatives, according to new findings published... Read more ...

Pelosi and Schumer charge that Attorney General William Barr is 'not in a...

Pelosi and Schumer charge that Attorney General William Barr is 'not in a position to make objective determinations' about the Mueller report

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized Attorney General William Barr as biased and called for special counsel Robert Mueller's report to... Read more ...

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

BOSTON - Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons. Read more ...

Organic avocados sold in NC stores recalled for possible listeria contamination

Organic avocados sold in NC stores recalled for possible listeria contamination

A recall was issued Saturday, March 23, for some California-grown organic avocados sold at stores in North Carolina. Read more ...

‘Hard to find a black cat in a dark room, if it isn't there' - Kremlin on...

‘Hard to find a black cat in a dark room, if it isn't there' - Kremlin on Mueller report

Russia doesn't interfere in the affairs of other countries and has no intention of doing so, the Kremlin said, dismissing accusations of meddling in US elections, contained in... Read more ...

Takeaways from the Mueller report summary

Takeaways from the Mueller report summary

Here are takeaways of special prosecutor Robert Mueller's report, based on the Justice Department's summary. Read more ...