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Local inflation hits at 12-year high, widest gap with U.S. cost-of-living increases since 1980

Local inflation averaged 1.3 percent between 2009 and 2016. That was the slowest pace of increase for the region's cost-of-living index for any eight-year period since 1940.

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Bill on federal workers’ back pay in shutdown heads to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries.

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U.S. official says withdrawal from Syria has started

BAGHDAD (AP) — After days of back and forth over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pullout American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday the process of withdrawal has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements.

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USA Gymnastics has not paid U.S. men’s national team members this month

The pursuit of competing in the Olympic Games has one constant: sacrifice. For former Oklahoma gymnast Allan Bower, it meant putting off medical school to train for the 2020 Olympic Games. Bower seemed to have everything to make his Olympic dream a reality and justify putting his other dream on...

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