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  • Wisconsin man headed to Arizona for new trial in son’s death

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  • Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

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  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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  • The Latest: Iowa gov to visit site of derailment, oil spill

    DOON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local): 2 p.m. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is set to visit the site of an oil train derailment and oil spill in the northwestern corner of the state. Reynolds’ office says in a news release […]
  • Eastern Washington man sentenced for producing child porn

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  • Houston heart transplant hospital could lose Medicaid funds

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding. The Houston Chronicle reports Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center was notified Friday that Medicare plans to halt funding to its heart transplant program in mid-August. Federal […]
  • Latino leaders question Census head over citizenship query

    PHOENIX (AP) — Latino elected officials from around the nation questioned the head of the U.S. Census Bureau on Saturday over the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 survey, denouncing it as a purely political move. Members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials said the decision to ask […]
  • Arkansas to evaluate river sinkhole where kayaker died

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  • Body of fisherman recovered from western Washington river

    GOLD BAR, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in western Washington say the body of a 57-year-old man has been recovered from the Skykomish River near Gold Bar. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says a drift boat with two fishermen aboard overturned at about 5 a.m. Saturday after hitting a rock in the river. Authorities say one […]