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A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," ''transgender" and "science-based."...

More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, state invoices show....

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The biggest figures and institutions in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality in the industry in the wake of the huge wave of revelations spurred by allegations against Harvey Weinstein....

Sen. Schumer: Bomb-detection units needed at transit hubs
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Transportation Security Administration should speed up plans to deploy the technology nationally....

Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government's plan, saying the agency didn't inform them about chemicals it plans to release on grounds the tribes consider sacred because more than 100 children are buried there....

Flames threaten rich California enclave, residents flee
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters trying to prevent one of the biggest fires in California's history from consuming homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito were hoping less powerful winds would help them after they managed to stop it from burning thousands of residences....

SpaceX capsule back at space station with pre-Christmas haul
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A recycled SpaceX capsule is back at the International Space Station, just in time for Christmas....

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis....

The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- Phil Heasley caught the fish of his life, but the $2.8 million in tournament prize money got away....

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