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March 18, 2019

Mafia don's killing is a reminder that the mob is alive. Just not as flashy
Cigar-chomping Mafia bosses in dapper suits once dominated perceptions of organized crime in the United States. While the dons are less flamboyant now and shun the spotlight, their work continues in the shadows, experts say. ... More >>

N.C. man vanished after wife's death. Police found him in Arizona, they say
Police found a North Carolina man -- sought in the death of his wife -- on the other side of the country Sunday, authorities said. ... More >>

Nebraskans are recovering from historic floods, but more are on the way
Many Nebraska towns have become islands, highways are now fast-flowing streams and dozens of flood records have been broken -- but there may be more flooding to come. ... More >>

Los Angeles gas explosion sends clouds of smoke over the skyline
A 9,000-gallon tanker that was leaking gasoline caught fire in Los Angeles, the city's fire department said Sunday. ... More >>

At world's busiest airport, a brigade of beagles helps the US save billions
Meet Chipper, Marlee, Chaze, and Cardie--America's newest, and cutest, federal officers. By sniffing out meat and plant products, hundreds of these cuddly hounds are helping the U.S. stay safe from invasive pests that could wreck the nation's economy. ... More >>

The college cheating scam opens a new front in the affirmative action debate
If considering students' race in college admissions is wrong, why is the normal practice of considering their parent's wealth or connections OK? The college cheating scam has opened a new front in the affirmative action debate. ... More >>

George W. Bush: 'Immigration is a blessing and a strength'
Former President George W. Bush appeared at a naturalization ceremony Monday where he praised the nation's immigrant history and called on lawmakers to deliver comprehensive immigration reform. ... More >>

O'Rourke's first week: massive fundraising and a few stumbles
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North Carolina GOP ignores alleged fraud ahead of new congressional race
The North Carolina GOP attempted last week to rewrite history in a fundraising email that blamed Democrats for the state's new congressional election, neglecting to mention allegations of a criminal fraud scheme allegedly run by a consultant to the Republican candidate in the midterm race. ... More >>

New Colorado law will give state's electoral college votes to national popular vote winner
Colorado could be part of voting history next general election day, joining 11 other states looking to ensure that their electoral college votes echo the will of the American majority to elect the next president. ... More >>

Prada slips in China as Louis Vuitton and Gucci power ahead
Prada is feeling China's economic slowdown as it struggles to keep pace with its global rivals in the biggest market for luxury goods. ... More >>

Investors are in a holding pattern. Here's why
Investors are doing a lot of waiting lately. ... More >>

Lyft plans to raise more than $2 billion in its IPO
Lyft has set a price range for its initial public offering, which could value the company at about $20 billion. ... More >>

7 facts on stage 3 lung cancer
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Employee accused of stealing from customers' cash payments
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Viral video shows cop striking woman
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PD: Woman nearly drowned after crash
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VO: Subway riders break into song on struck train
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Boyfriend, girlfriend dead after barricade situation
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PD: Man dressed as unicorn robs convenience store
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People rescuing dog from pond need to be rescued
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Stunned man finds bright green iguana in toilet
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Shipmates hold gender reveal for deployed sailor
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Investigators: 3-yo.was stabbed to death by father
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Teen 1st in state to receive robotic mobility device
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Dramatic rescues of animals trapped in floodwaters
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School bus driver arrested on DUI charge
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Millions of gallons of sewage dumped into river
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City sees record flooding, threat not over
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