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Protesters gather near Trump's Florida home, bow their heads
NEW YORK (AP) -- In Palm Beach, Florida, home to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carrying anti-Trump signs as they prepared to march as part of Saturday's planned protests....

Mountains yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) -- The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown....

Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life....

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected
NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse....

Small-town budgets hurting from loss of mini Walmarts
LUTHER, Okla. (AP) -- Luther sold its youth football field to Walmart about three years ago so that the company could build one of its Express stores, using the money from the sale and the new tax revenue to pay off the roughly $200,000 in debt that resulted from an embezzlement scandal involving the former town treasurer....

Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town
Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running....

Maine town manager leads segregation group, promotes whites
JACKMAN, Maine (AP) -- The town manager of a rural Maine community says he's the leader of a racial segregationist group, and he believes the United States would be better off if people of different races were to "voluntarily separate."...

Records: Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolar
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After three months of investigation, police have learned more about Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock: He was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend....

Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A big change is looming on the horizon near Jamestown Island, site of Britain's first permanent settlement in North America: 17 transmission towers - four nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty - are set to rise to help meet Virginia's growing energy appetite....

Baltimore's new police leader faces numerous challenges
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Deputy Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, who has steadily risen through the ranks during a 30-year career with Baltimore's police department, will take the helm of the force in a city struggling with a feverish pace of killings....

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