Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked two major drug companies for not raising their prices and said his administration was working toward "substantially" cutting prescription-drug prices.

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19.Jul.2018


Fierce winds, arid conditions threaten to stoke deadly Oregon wildfire

Fierce winds and arid conditions threatened to feed a massive wildfire in central Oregon on Thursday, a day after it killed a tractor operator who was trying to clear brush.

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19.Jul.2018


Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYs

More than 100 survivors who went public with gut-wrenching stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar joined in a show of solidarity on Wednesday as they accepted an award for courage at the annual ESPYs ceremony.

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19.Jul.2018


Helicopter blows over tent on California Army base, 22 injured: U.S. Army

A number of soldiers have been injured on a U.S. Army base in California when a military helicopter blew over a tent during an annual training exercise, the base said.

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19.Jul.2018


U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent jailed pending trial

A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States.

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18.Jul.2018


California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges

A California man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to opening social media accounts to provide support to Islamic State, according to court documents.

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18.Jul.2018


One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. West

A tractor operator was killed while trying to clear brush around a massive wildfire in central Oregon and two firefighters were injured battling a blaze burning at the edge of Yosemite in California, officials in the two states said on Wednesday.

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18.Jul.2018


Two rare shark attacks reported along New York's Fire Island beaches

Two youngsters frolicking in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National Seashore in New York suffered puncture wounds to their legs on Wednesday in apparent shark attacks that would mark the state's first such incidents in 70 years, authorities said.

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18.Jul.2018


California high court orders proposal to split up state removed from November ballot

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal's validity.

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18.Jul.2018


Lava from Kilauea 'collapse explosion' destroys Hawaii structures

A "collapse explosion" at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Wednesday sent a surge of lava that destroyed structures in an evacuated housing development, geologists and civil defense authorities said.

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18.Jul.2018


In U.S. prisons, tablets open window to the outside world

Marvin Worthy, confined to a New Jersey state prison since 2004, cannot watch his son play basketball or visit him in college. But for the past three years, a tablet computer has kept their relationship alive.

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18.Jul.2018


Migrants in U.S. custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'

During their detention last month in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Laredo, Texas, Karen and her two young sons were constantly cold. The family, which fled violence in Honduras, slept on a hard floor in a holding cell without mattresses, she said, their clothes still wet from crossing the Rio Grande.

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18.Jul.2018


Lockdown, sparked by report of armed man, ends at Washington, DC university

American University in Washington ended a lockdown on Wednesday prompted by reports of a man carrying a handgun near its campus, school officials said.

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18.Jul.2018


States sue U.S. over policy tying funds to immigration compliance

New York and five other states filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to block the Trump administration from making cooperation with federal immigration authorities a condition for receiving millions of dollars in federal funding for law enforcement.

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18.Jul.2018


Florida family allowed to keep 'Starry Night' house mural

A Florida couple has won a nearly year-long legal battle for their right to cover their house and wall with a mural of Vincent van Gogh's famed "The Starry Night" painting, after being told the unusual decoration violated city code.

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18.Jul.2018


U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela made public

Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public on Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers said.

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18.Jul.2018


U.S. court blocks EPA decision not to enforce 'glider truck' limits

A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would have lifted strict limits on the number of remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as “glider trucks” that could be sold.

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18.Jul.2018


U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina jailed

A U.S. judge ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed on Wednesday pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk.

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18.Jul.2018


Cuomo widens poll lead over Nixon in New York governor race

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo widened his lead over Cynthia Nixon, an actress and activist running to his left in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election in September, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

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18.Jul.2018


California wildfire moves toward Yosemite, small mountain towns

A fierce California wildfire crept toward the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Tuesday as crews fought through steep, often inaccessible terrain and thick smoke to protect a string of small mountain communities in the path of the flames.

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18.Jul.2018