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Yankees stop using Kate Smith recording of ‘God Bless America’ while investigating racism

NEW YORK >> The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer.

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Columbine community moves ahead, awaits details on teen

LITTLETON, Colo. >> A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead today with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen “infatuated” with the shooting to buy a shotgun and...

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List of health companies at risk in the ‘Medicare for All’ debate

As presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) grabs headlines with his plan for “Medicare for All” and targets doing away with private health insurance, equity analysts have been working overtime to tell investors what companies have the most to lose.

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MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teams

St. Louis and Sacramento, California, have been invited to submit formal bids for franchises as Major League Soccer’s Board of Governors formally unveiled plans today to expand to 30 teams.

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Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican students

MEXICO CITY >> Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico’s capital.

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Marvel closes a decade-long story with ‘Avengers: Endgame’

LOS ANGELES >> About five years ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found himself on a retreat in Palm Springs plotting the future for the wild, experimental “cinematic universe” that he helped start in 2008 . He wanted to do something that they hadn’t done. He wanted an ending.

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Deputies look for naked burglar who stole from Little League

DUNEDIN, Fla. >> Authorities in Florida are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man who they say burglarized a Little League concession stand wearing nothing more than a ballcap and gloves.

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Boat inspection leads to spectacular blaze at Pier 16

U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel were inspecting a fishing boat at Pier 16 today when a neglected stove apparently caught fire, leading to a spectacular blaze.

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Michelle Wie missed the cut at the LPGA’s Lotte Championship, finishing at 10 over after shooting 77 in today’s second round, repeating her score of Wednesday’s first round.

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SAN FRANCISCO >> There’s some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies — Zoom and Pinterest — saw their stocks soar on their first trading day.

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NEW YORK >> The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

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Gov. David Ige is prodding state lawmakers to resurrect a controversial bill that would give public water users, including Alexander & Baldwin, the electric utilities, farmers and others, more time to meet stringent requirements for obtaining long-term leases, a move that has angered opponents of...

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Police arrested this afternoon a 25-year-old man on suspicion of kidnapping and third-degree sexual assault.

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WASHINGTON >> At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic.

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State transportation officials will offer special-use lanes for limited morning hours, while several contraflow lanes on Oahu and Kauai will remain closed, for the Good Friday holiday.

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NEW YORK >> Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate.

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WASHINGTON >> Gina Haspel, director of the CIA, made a rare public appearance today to give a nostalgia-laced recruiting pitch to students at Auburn University. But she was confronted instead by a heckler shouting about her role in torturing suspected militants in the years after the Sept. 11...

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PARIS >> Cannes Film Festival organizers announced its 2019 lineup today, pitting leading names in world cinema including Ken Loach and Pedro Almodóvar against each other in competition for the top prize, the Palme d’Or.

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