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Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access oil pipeline work
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday about whether to stop the final bit of construction on the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, perhaps just days before it could start moving oil....

Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. His allies hope it will help him move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that he has dealt with so far....

What's the buzz? Pot-growing lights vex ham radio operators
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Retired Coast Guard officer Roger Johnson sometimes notices a harsh buzz when he turns on his amateur radio, and he blames high-powered lighting used to grow pot....

Thousands throng to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday celebrations
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads....

Oscar winning 'Moonlight' shines on Miami's Liberty City
MIAMI (AP) -- Oscar winning film "Moonlight" presents a view of Miami that never shows up in a tourism video. Far from the sun and glamour of South Beach or the artists and hipsters of Wynwood, it shows predominantly black communities, truly known by few outside the people who live there....

AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord....

Activist to address immigration, health after Trump speech
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An activist who will deliver a Democratic response in Spanish to President Donald Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress plans to address his administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants and the need for affordable health care....

Plane nose-dives into California homes, killing 3 people
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition nose-dived into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities and witnesses said....

Kellyanne Conway kneels on Oval Office couch, sparks debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Photos of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch with her shoes on have sparked an online debate about decorum in the executive mansion....

Sessions: More violence around pot than 'one would think'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department will try to adopt "responsible policies" for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says, adding that he believes violence surrounds sales and use of the drug in the U.S....

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