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APNewsBreak: US approved thousands of child bride requests

Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.

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Activision shares down after split with Bungie

Shares in video game publisher Activision fell more than 9 percent in premarket trading, a day after an announcement that its eight-year partnership with game developer Bungie was ending.

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US official says withdrawal from Syria has begun

After days of conflicting statements about a timeline for U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday that the withdrawal process has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements.

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Miami airport to close terminal as gov shutdown continues

Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend due to the government shutdown because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport's normal rate.

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2018 Vikings grades: Safety Harrison Smith leads a deep secondary

The Vikings defense became the NFL's first since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the 1998 and 1999 seasons to force the fewest passing touchdowns in back-to-back seasons. Historical success wasn't uninterrupted. Early hiccups and an infusion of young talent for ailing starters led to the ninth-most...

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GM raises 2018 forecast, predicts stronger 2019 earnings

General Motors strengthened its pretax profit estimate for 2018 and predicted even stronger performance for 2019 as it executives made a presentation to investors on Friday.

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The Latest: Miami airport to close terminal amid shutdown

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):

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Petco eliminating nearly 300 jobs in northern Wisconsin

Petco Animal Supplies Stores is shuttering its Drs. Foster and Smith operations, eliminating 289 jobs at the online business based in Rhinelander.

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Morning forecast: High around 34, partly sunny

Morning Star Tribune Local Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Weather Video Forecast

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Gorsuch named as trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been elected to serve as a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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How's the US economy doing? Shutdown makes it harder to say

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has begun to make it harder to assess the health of the economy by delaying or distorting key reports on growth, spending and hiring.

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Wisconsin town rejoices after missing teen found alive

A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive barely an hour's drive away, by a woman who stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and pounded on her neighbors' door shouting: "This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!"

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New Wizards telecast opens door to sports betting through TV

A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home.

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Federal workers seek loans, second jobs as shutdown lingers

Rachael Weatherly is a senior adviser for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but she's considering trying to get a job at a grocery store.

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California heads to court to fight Trump birth control rules

A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.

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Shutdown squeezing Alabama city built on federal spending

Once known for its cotton trade and watercress farms, Huntsville, Alabama, is now the ultimate government town: About 70 federal agencies are located at the Army's 38,000-acre Redstone Arsenal. More than half of the area's economy is tied to Washington spending.

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Jason Zucker scores twice, Wild returns home with a win over Winnipeg

Slumping Wild forward Jason Zucker resurfaced Thursday to ensure the team didn't sag in its return home. Zucker scored twice in the 3-2 home victory.

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Wild returns home to upend Jets

Sarah McLellan recaps the 3-2 win over the Jets in her Wild wrap-up.

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