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Quake Hits Mid-Atlantic Region; No Immediate Damage Reports

DOVER, DELAWARE —  An earthquake has jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.1 magnitude quake struck just after 4:45 p.m. Thursday, and was centered about 6 miles (10 kilometers) east-northeast of Dover, …

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Possible Deal for Flynn? Washington Reading Tea Leaves

WASHINGTON —  The few public signs emanating from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation increasingly raise the prospect that former national security adviser Michael Flynn is looking to cut a deal. But many questions remain about what charges, if any, Flynn would face and whether Mueller’s prosecutors are focused on his …

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Test System for Nuke Attack

HONOLULU —  Hawaii is preparing for the possibility of a nuclear strike from North Korea days after the nation tested its most powerful weapon to date. The state on Friday will start testing a siren intended to warn people of an impending nuclear attack. It will be incorporated into monthly …

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‘Lady Bird’ Named Best Picture by New York Film Critics

NEW YORK —  Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird has been named best picture by the New York Film Critics Circle, which also awarded Gerwig best director and its star, Saoirse Ronan, best actress. The film critics’ group announced its awards Thursday on Twitter, throwing its fullest support behind Gerwig’s coming-of-age tale. …

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Native Americans Fear New FCC Rules Could Force Them Offline

WASHINGTON —  Some Native Americans are voicing concern that a recent decision by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission could leave many low-income communities on tribal lands offline. The FCC voted November 16 to scale back its Lifeline assistance program, which since the 1980s has provided phone and internet services at …

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US Putting Off Planned Ban on Its Use of Cluster Bombs

The Pentagon has put off indefinitely a planned ban on using certain cluster bombs, which release explosive sub-munitions, or bomblets. The U.S. military considers them a legitimate and important weapon, although critics say they kill indiscriminately and pose hazards to civilians. A 2010 international treaty outlaws the use of cluster …

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