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Illinois moves to implement internet privacy safeguards
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Democratic lawmakers in Illinois are considering implementing their own internet safeguards at the state level after Republicans in Washington voted to roll back Obama-era internet privacy protections that were to take effect later this year....

Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef
NEW YORK (AP) -- Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef....

'The Codfather' pleads guilty to evading fishing quotas
BOSTON (AP) -- A U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal....

Republican foes of health care bill win praise in districts
BUCKNER, Kentucky (AP) -- One of the House Republican rebels, Kentucky Rep. Tom Massie, wasn't just "no" on the GOP health care bill to replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Massie was "hell no."...

AP-NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump's overall performance two months into his presidency. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy....

SpaceX launches its first recycled rocket in historic leap
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX successfully launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights....

North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticism
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments....

North Carolina hopes 'bathroom bill' deal saves NCAA events
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit when the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports....

US economy grew at steady 2.1 percent rate in Q4
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than earlier estimates, as consumers ramped up spending that's expected fuel growth throughout 2017....

Vague trade plan after Trump's tough talk
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has submitted a vague set of guidelines to Congress for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, disappointing those who wanted a major overhaul of a decades-old trade deal that Trump described as "disaster" during the presidential campaign....

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