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That classification disqualifies one from immigration. But there is an immigrant in most Minnesotans, and “public charges” in us, as well.

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Opening statements in Jersey City murder trial stopped due to juror's illness

Opening statements in the murder trial of a 19-year-old Jersey City man where adjourned after a juror took ill today. JERSEY CITY -- The prosecution began presenting its opening statement today in the murder trial of a 19-year-old Jersey City man but the sudden illness of a juror caused an...

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Saudi crown prince’s carefully managed rise hides dark side

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates >> In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. But behind the carefully calibrated public-relations campaign pushing images of the smiling prince...

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Mike Zimmer calls report 'false' that Vikings don't expect Everson Griffen to return anytime soon

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was asked Thursday if the team expects defensive end Everson Griffen to return at any point in the 2018 season. “I saw the report and I think it was false,” Zimmer said. “Let’s just say that.” What report? “There was a report from, was it [ESPN’s Adam]...

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Judge loses it after NYCHA lawyers shift lead poisoning blame to residents

NYCHA residents should have known that their kids would get lead poisoning in the city’s public-housing complexes — just look at how crummy the apartments are, the scandal-scarred agency’s lawyers bizarrely claim in new court documents. The assertion surfaced in Manhattan federal court...

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The Trump Administration Wants Your Thoughts on Pot

As the World Health Organization considers rescheduling marijuana on an international level, the American public has a chance to tell the FDA what they think about weed

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Four Latinx romance novelists have formed the '4 Chicas Chat' to celebrate own voices and happily-ever-afters

On a sweltering three days in Denver in July, the “4 Chicas” are making their IRL (in-real-life) debut as the Romance Writers of America converge on the city for their annual conference. The ladies, romance authors Priscilla Oliveras, Alexis Daria, Sabrina Sol, and Mia Sosa, have been...

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Homicide detectives on Thursday sought public help to identify a Jane Doe who was shot and killed late Tuesday night in the parking lot of a Point Loma Heights shopping center. The victim, whom witnesses heard arguing with a man before she was shot, may have given birth “in the past few...

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Fatal limo accident a reminder that more oversight needed for Uber, Lyft too | Opinion

The public has the right to demand that the "for hire" vehicles they enter everyday adhere to best practices, including those related to safety and performance.

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Fatal limo accident a reminder that more oversight needed for Uber, Lyft too | Opinion

The public has the right to demand that the "for hire" vehicles they enter everyday adhere to best practices, including those related to safety and performance.

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Kyrsten Sinema in 2011: 'There’s something wrong with the people in public office in Arizona'

The video of Sinema's 2011 remarks resurfaced on social media and was recirculated by allies of her Republican Senate opponent, Rep. Martha McSally.         

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Lightfoot, city’s only openly gay mayoral candidate, unveils LGBTQ policy agenda

She wants Chicago Public Schools to have 24-hour drop in centers; LGBTQ youth struggling with homelessness would have a locker and a place to sleep.

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Country stars Craig Morgan, John Rich praise Trump's signing of Music Modernization Act

As musicians from all respects gathered at the White House for the signing of the Music Modernization Act, country singers Craig Morgan and John Rich took the time to address the public and voice how important the new legislation is to them.

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Murphy official who quit faced sexual assault allegation, sources say. GOP wants an investigation.

Albert Alvarez abruptly resigned last week from Gov. Phil Murphy's administration. The allegation stems from the spring of last year, when Murphy was running for governor. A top staffer in Gov. Phil Murphy's administration who resigned last week faced an allegation of sexual assault during a...

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Regulators fined the Bay Area’s transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting a track five years ago during a union strike. The California Public Utilities Commission also placed the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency on...

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Bay Area housing rules perpetuate racism, segregation, ‘Color of Law’ author says at SF event

The Bay Area's housing rules -- from zoning restrictions to public housing regulations -- segregated our cities, and are keeping them segregated, 'Color of Law' author Richard Rothstein told a San Francisco audience Wednesday.

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