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Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2017. There are 101 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On September 21, 1897, responding to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, the New York Sun ran its famous editorial by Francis P. Church that declared, “Yes, Virginia,...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he randomly slapped a customer and then stole the man’s green chile cheeseburger before dashing away. Santa Fe police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Frazier on Sunday near the Shake Foundation where authorities say the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials say. Trump has already slashed refugee admissions once since taking office. Now he...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War, the White House announced Wednesday. Trump will award retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose of...
BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is heading to Boston to talk to law enforcement officials about transnational organized crime. Sessions is expected to give remarks Thursday at the U.S. attorney’s office in the federal courthouse in Boston. Targeting transnational gangs such as MS-...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted on the SEC’s website, Chairman Jay Clayton said a review of the agency’s cybersecurity risk...
NEW YORK (AP) — Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway, a classic Hollywood expose and a confession to an adulterous affair, has died at age 99. Ross...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Nine elderly patients died after being kept inside a nursing home that turned into a sweatbox when Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning for three days, even though just across the street was a fully functioning and cooled hospital. From the perspective of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building. The overall drop occurred even though would-be homebuyers face...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday appealed for support from fellow senators for his GOP health care bill despite “all its imperfections.” “We’re going to vote,” Graham told broadcaster Sean Hannity. “Everybody will be held accountable.” Graham made his comments in...

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