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Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans
BOSTON (AP) -- Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."...

Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco country
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They knew smoking was bad, they just couldn't quit....

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago....

The Latest: Storm aiming for California renews flood fears
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Latest on storms in California (all times local):...

2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms....

Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low....

Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors....

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump - to the dismay of some and delight of others - upends traditional notions of the office....

Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Residents returning to homes damaged by flooding should be prepared to evacuate again as yet another powerful Pacific storm takes aim at Northern California, officials warned Sunday....

Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants
PRESIDIO, Texas (AP) -- Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally....

 
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