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Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's so-called "bathroom bill" that they hope removes any obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting sporting events....

A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban
HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban hours before it was set to take effect issued a longer-lasting order Wednesday....

'Dreamer' reunites with family, says he's hopeful for future
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Their hug was silent, their smiles broad. After more than six weeks in custody, a Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was freed Wednesday pending deportation proceedings....

Distraction cited as pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year - the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday....

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different....

Crews to investigate head-on crash that killed 13 in Texas
CONCAN, Texas (AP) -- Federal investigators will get their first look Thursday at the scene of a head-on collision between a pickup truck and small church bus in southwest Texas that crumpled the front of the bus and killed 13 senior adults returning from a church retreat....

Muslim immigrant to join California lieutenant governor race
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Pakistani-born doctor announced Wednesday that he is joining the 2018 race for lieutenant governor on a platform of saving the Affordable Care Act, providing free community college education and fighting what he termed "Donald Trump's hate."...

World's oldest spacewoman sets spacewalking record
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman, Peggy Whitson, broke another record Thursday as she floated out of the International Space Station to set up a new parking spot....

Federal agency refuses to ban pesticide used on crops
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of the pesticide on food after a government review concluded it could harm children's brains....

American Airlines pilot dies after medical episode on flight
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An American Airlines pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing in Albuquerque....

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