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Whitey Bulger juror says she regrets murder conviction

The notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of murder, extortion and drug trafficking, then spent 16 years on the lam after he was tipped to his pending arrest. In ...

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Boy Scouts’ future uncertain after bankruptcy filing

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing ...

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Staunch Trump ally Armstrong aims to tackle practical issues

A freshman congressman from North Dakota who spent much of his first term defending President Donald Trump during impeachment hearings said he wants to return to Washington and begin working on practical issues. Republican Rep. Kelly Armstrong, the first lawmaker ...

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Biden in Vegas takes on Sanders’ gun votes in fiery speech

Joe Biden, standing on a Las Vegas stage roughly 1,000 feet from the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, took on White House rival Bernie Sanders for his past vote to exempt gun manufacturers from liability ...

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One thing unites establishment Democrats: Fear of Sanders

A growing number of Democratic lawmakers, union officials, state leaders and party strategists agree that Bernie Sanders is a risky nominee to put up against President Donald Trump. There’s less agreement about whether — and how — to stop him. ...

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Missouri farm awarded $265M in suit against BASF and Bayer

A jury on Saturday awarded $265 million in punitive damages to a southeastern Missouri peach farmer who argued that weedkiller dicamba that had drifted onto his orchards from other farms had severely damaged his trees — an award that could ...

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Mom of Missouri inmate killed in jail attack settles for $5M

The mother of a Missouri county jail inmate who died after another inmate attacked him for nearly 20 minutes in view of surveillance cameras settled a lawsuit for $5 million. Audrain County denied any negligence or fault in the agreement ...

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Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven ...

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With ‘Mother Nature in charge,’ dams unleash floodwaters

Days and days of heavy rain have created a dilemma for authorities managing dams along swollen rivers in Mississippi and Tennessee. The water has to be released eventually, worsening the flooding for people living downstream. Dramatic video posted by a ...

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Liz Weston: Beware of these overhyped financial strategies

A good rule of thumb when you’re trying to eat healthy is to beware of any food you see advertised. The most beneficial fare — whole grains, fruits, vegetables — tend not to have a marketing budget. Similarly, investments that ...

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Maine might be the next state to require cage-free eggs

Maine might join a growing number of states that require cage-free facilities for chickens that lay eggs for commercial consumption, but some industry advocates have concerns about what it would mean for businesses. Democratic Rep. Maggie O’Neil of Saco has ...

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