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Residents ask state to test falling particles near TVA plant
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Residents ask state to test falling particles near TVA plant

Some residents living near a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee have asked the state to investigate unidentified particles they say are coating...

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WeWork plans to list its shares on the Nasdaq
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WeWork plans to list its shares on the Nasdaq

WeWork's parent company announced major changes in its corporate governance practices Friday as it revealed plans to list shares on the Nasdaq. The...

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Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition
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Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition

The U. S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national...

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Federal judge: Oregon pot racketeering lawsuit can proceed
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Federal judge: Oregon pot racketeering lawsuit can proceed

A judge has ruled that a racketeering lawsuit brought by a vineyard against a neighboring marijuana operation can go forward despite attempts to...

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Federal ruling hands authority over land to Keetoowah tribe
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Federal ruling hands authority over land to Keetoowah tribe

A federal appeals court has determined that land owned by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma can be placed in federal trust,...

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California governor announces deal to cap rising rent prices
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California governor announces deal to cap rising rent prices

California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached a deal with apartment owners and developers Friday on legislation that would cap how rapidly rents can rise as...

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Maryland pet stores sue to block state ban on dog, cat sales
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Maryland pet stores sue to block state ban on dog, cat sales

Pet stores are suing to block a Maryland law that will bar them from selling commercially bred dogs and cats, a measure billed as a check against...

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Target teams up with Disney to open shops
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Target teams up with Disney to open shops

with the Walt Disney Co., the Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open 25 Disney-branded stores starting Oct. 4, with 40 additional locations...

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'Peace park' removes United Nations flag after objections
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'Peace park' removes United Nations flag after objections

In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 photo, Lewis Randa, of Duxbury, Mass., displays a United Nations flag while standing near a bronze statue of...

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Report: 6 million acres of state lands in West inaccessible
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Report: 6 million acres of state lands in West inaccessible

More than 6 million acres (2.5 million hectares) of state property scattered across 11 states in the U. S. West are landlocked by private property...

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US long-term mortgage rates fall sharply: 30-year at 3.60%
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US long-term mortgage rates fall sharply: 30-year at 3.60%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell sharply this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan touching its lowest level since November 2016. Financial...

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Once a shrine to a retailer's brand, 'flagships' lose luster
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Once a shrine to a retailer's brand, 'flagships' lose luster

It used to be considered the retailer's crown jewel - a large format store on a swank corridor that showed off the best of what a brand had to...

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Groups sue for information on Arctic refuge lease sale
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Groups sue for information on Arctic refuge lease sale

An Alaska Native organization and three environmental groups sued the U. S. Interior Department on Wednesday, claiming its agencies withheld...

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1 of East Coast's last large video rental stores to close
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1 of East Coast's last large video rental stores to close

A video rental store that is believed to be among one of the last of its size on the East Coast is set to close in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot...

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77.8M acres in Gulf of Mexico for August oil, gas lease sale
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77.8M acres in Gulf of Mexico for August oil, gas lease sale

The federal government will offer 77.8 million acres (31.5 million hectares) in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development on...

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The Latest: Colorado, Nevada, Utah may gain US jobs in shift
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The Latest: Colorado, Nevada, Utah may gain US jobs in shift

The Latest on Bureau of Land Management headquarters moving from Washington to Colorado (all times local): A spokesman for Utah Republican...

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Architect known designing for African American museum dies
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Architect known designing for African American museum dies

Architect Phil Freelon, who designed buildings ranging from local libraries to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and...

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Sites in 3 states eyed for permanent child detention centers
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Sites in 3 states eyed for permanent child detention centers

A government spokesman says President Donald Trump's administration is evaluating vacant properties near five U. S. cities as potential permanent...

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Environmental group ends suit over land for endangered frog
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Environmental group ends suit over land for endangered frog

An environmental group is dropping its legal fight over critical habitat for an endangered frog, with a settlement now proposed in the case, but...

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Maine governor signs rules to finally allow pot sales
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Maine governor signs rules to finally allow pot sales

Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill Thursday setting up a legal framework for the sale of recreational marijuana to adults as early as next year....

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A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks
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A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks

In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019, photo, a visitor to Herald Square takes a photo with the Pride and Joy window display at the Macy's flagship...

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NC residents say a community pool has discriminatory rules
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NC residents say a community pool has discriminatory rules

Residents of a North Carolina community say a private pool is enforcing discriminatory rules that ban dreadlocks, weaves and baggy pants. News...

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Land swap may allow pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail
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Land swap may allow pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

A land swap with the federal government could allow a developer to install a natural gas pipeline that crosses the Appalachian Trail. The Roanoke...

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Glitzy casino opens on industrial waterfront. Will it work?
News 3 months ago
Glitzy casino opens on industrial waterfront. Will it work?

A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a...

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Lawmakers set to pass new rental protections for pricey NYC
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Lawmakers set to pass new rental protections for pricey NYC

State lawmakers are expected to approve new rental protections for more than a million New York City apartment dwellers. The bill up for a vote...

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Some rural states double down on attracting new residents
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Some rural states double down on attracting new residents

With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that...

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State leaders reach deal on new rent protections for NYC
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State leaders reach deal on new rent protections for NYC

Legislative leaders in Albany agreed Tuesday to tighten tenant protections for millions of New York City apartment dwellers and authorized cities...

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Get tough: Pot industry wants LA crackdown on rogue shops
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Get tough: Pot industry wants LA crackdown on rogue shops

The legal marijuana industry urged Los Angeles City Hall on Monday to get tougher with illegal shops that are gouging their businesses in open...

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Hundreds protest slow movement on rent rules in New York
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Hundreds protest slow movement on rent rules in New York

Hundreds of protesters frustrated by the slow movement of proposals to strengthen tenant protections in New York state have blocked access to the...

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Chain closes North Carolina stores over racist receipts
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Chain closes North Carolina stores over racist receipts

A national chain has closed two of its North Carolina stores and two workers were fired after racist names were added to two customer receipts....

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