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DIVIDED AMERICA: Yearning for unity, enduring divisiveness
Though they live about 1,730 miles apart, though they've never met, though they are of different races and backgrounds, Lauren Boebert and Dorothy Johnson-Speight speak almost in unison when they lament the fracturing of America....

Trump brand loses luster with affluent
NEW YORK (AP) -- Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog....

Man accused of filming crime spree, killing relatives on lam
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities have spent more than 24 hours seeking a man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent crime spree that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts and killing his aunt and uncle, apparently attempting to sever their heads....

Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election....

Researchers link virus to Alaska birds with deformed beaks
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Biologist Colleen Handel saw her first black-capped chickadee with the heartrending disorder in 1998....

Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crash
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony....

Guard seeks federal aid for soldiers told to return bonuses
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Members of Congress and veterans leaders on Monday called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 soldiers in California alone who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan....

Officials investigate claim of noose put on black student
WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) -- Stone High School's football team was making a name for itself as the Tomcats turned around years of mediocrity with a winning season under the school's first-year coach....

Poll: Clinton gaining ground with young voters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Liane Golightly has finally decided who she'll vote for on Election Day. Hillary Clinton is not a choice the 30-year-old Republican would have predicted, nor one that excites her. But the former supporter of Ohio Gov. John Kasich says it's the only choice she can make....

'Jackie' says PTSD hampers memory of sex assault, aftermath
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The woman who claimed she was brutally gang raped in a story by Rolling Stone magazine that was later retracted said in a video played in court that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which makes it difficult to recall the details of her assault and the years that followed....

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