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The Latest: George HW Bush, Barbara, in hospital overnight
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Latest on the hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):...

Former president's movement disorder mimics Parkinson's
Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been placed in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease. The 92-year-old Bush also broke a vertebra in 2015 and has used a motorized scooter or a wheelchair in recent years. Some answers to common questions about his health:...

CIA publishes guidelines for handling Americans' info
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two days before Donald Trump takes office, the CIA on Wednesday published for the first time its guidelines for how it collects, stores, searches and shares information about Americans. New rules put limits on those who can search it and require they give a reason....

Trump's America: Rural-urban divide in Georgia
LULA, Ga. (AP) -- Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in the north Georgia town of Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur as president, the two share this expectation: Donald Trump will be good for business....

Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that once offered hope to working parents quickly turned into an empty promise because state lawmakers never came up with a way to pay for the benefit, resulting in an indefinite delay of its implementation....

Chelsea Manning: a potent symbol for transgender Americans
NEW YORK (AP) -- For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension - serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance....

Federal study on Dakota Access pipeline to move forward
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge said Wednesday he won't keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota....

To avoid more 'Daily Show' ridicule, Arizona kills bills
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona lawmaker's proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation....

Missouri, New Hampshire could become right-to-work states
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Newly bolstered Republican majorities are moving quickly in several states to diminish the power of organized labor with new laws prohibiting mandatory union fees in workplaces....

Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people....

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