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February 14, 2019 - 7:32 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Not in the Valentine's Day spirit? A Texas zoo has a cockroach that can help. The El Paso Zoo is running a promotion called "Quit Bugging Me" that allows people to name cockroaches after ex-spouses, former friends or anyone else on the nope list. On Thursday, the cockroaches...
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A pedestrian passes Valentine's day stuffed animals for sale ahead of the holiday in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that romance-related scams have surged recently and generated more losses than any other consumer fraud reported to the agency last year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 13, 2019 - 3:08 pm
Is it love? Maybe not. The FTC announced this week that romance-related scams have surged recently and generated more losses than any other consumer fraud reported to the agency last year. The number of these romance scams reported to the agency jumped from 8,500 in 2015 to more than 21,000 in 2018...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2007, file photo, guard towers loom over the administrative maximum security federal prison called Supermax near Florence, Colo. Experts say the drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who will be sentenced on June 25, 2019, for smuggling enormous amounts of narcotics into the U.S and having a hand in dozens of murders, seems the ideal candidate for "Supermax" prison also known as ADX for "administrative maximum," a facility so secure, so remote and so austere that it has been called the "Alcatraz of the Rockies." (Chris McLean/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's "El Chapo." Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States...
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February 12, 2019 - 8:09 pm
The national debt is the total of the annual budget deficits. The Congressional Budget Office forecasts that the deficit will keep rising, top $1 trillion annually beginning in 2022 and never drop below $1 trillion through 2029.
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AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File
February 12, 2019 - 11:38 am
Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked...
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FILE - In this May 19, 1980, photo, people walk past ruins in the Culmer section of Miami after rioting over the acquittal of four police officers charged with the 1979 beating death of Arthur McDuffie, a black motorcyclist. When future Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and future Attorney General Mark Herring admitted dressing up in blackface in the 1980s racial stereotypes and racist imagery in popular culture seemed to be everywhere. There also was racial unrest and historic elections of black mayors. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 10, 2019 - 10:48 am
At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy "Trading Places." Sports announcers of that time often described Boston Celtics player Larry Bird, who is white, as "smart" while describing his black NBA opponents...
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In this May 23, 2018, photo, Seattle Police Crisis Response Team Sgt. Eric Pisconski displays guns seized from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.
Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP
February 09, 2019 - 3:48 pm
In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states such as Illinois have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders across...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., acknowledges cheers as she takes the stage during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Lawrence, Mass.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
February 09, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone."
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