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  • Taco Bell cashier out after putting racial slur on receipt

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Taco Bell says an employee who used a racial slur to refer to an Asian-American customer no longer works for the fast-food chain. The company issued the statement Tuesday following reports that… The post Taco Bell cashier out after putting racial slur on receipt appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Sabres D McCabe to have season-ending shoulder surgery

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe will miss the remainder of the season to have surgery to repair a shoulder injury that has nagged him for much of the year. McCabe was… The post Sabres D McCabe to have season-ending shoulder surgery appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Attorney linked to Trump campaign aide's Ukrainian political work pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney linked to Trump campaign aide’s Ukrainian political work pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators. The post Attorney linked to Trump campaign aide’s Ukrainian political work pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Red Sox trade minor league slugger Brentz to Pirates

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Bryce Brentz to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash. The teams made the deal Tuesday. Brentz played a total of 34 games for Boston… The post Red Sox trade minor league slugger Brentz to Pirates appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

    CHICAGO (AP) — A storm system that’s brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in… The post Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Man linked to art heist found competent, sentencing set

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed mobster who authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history has been found competent to proceed to sentencing in an unrelated… The post Man linked to art heist found competent, sentencing set appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Slippery road blamed for crash that killed 4

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest (all times local): 2 p.m. A storm system that’s brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains is being blamed for… The post The Latest: Slippery road blamed for crash that killed 4 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Planned Parenthood clinic that was attacked to remain closed

    EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey will remain closed for several weeks as it fixes damage caused by what authorities say was an intentional truck crash. The driver of… The post Planned Parenthood clinic that was attacked to remain closed appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Shulkin intends to stay in VA post with White House support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, fighting for political survival over travel abuse, says he has the president’s trust and will not be leaving his post. Speaking after a meeting at the White… The post Shulkin intends to stay in VA post with White House support appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Man who died in Yellowstone in 2017 was looking for treasure

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels. KULR-TV reports that Jeff Murphy… The post Man who died in Yellowstone in 2017 was looking for treasure appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Italy warns of election meddling as parties court Russia

    ROME (AP) — Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in the March 4 general election, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake news on… The post Italy warns of election meddling as parties court Russia appeared first on WTOP.

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  • School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize them

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — When two teenagers slaughtered 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado 19 years ago, young people across the country learned the news the old-fashioned way: largely on… The post School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize them appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Prisons spokesman disputes lawsuit's claims

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over conditions at a Louisiana prison (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A spokesman for Louisiana’s corrections department disputes the allegations in a lawsuit that claims… The post The Latest: Prisons spokesman disputes lawsuit’s claims appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AP-Nasdaq

    At the hour the Nasdaq Composite Index was UP 49.53 at 7288.99. The post AP-Nasdaq appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: School shooting survivors head to state capital

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A group of students who survived the Florida school shooting have started their 400-mile trip to the… The post The Latest: School shooting survivors head to state capital appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Mayfield rejects Manziel comparisons with NFL combine near

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Baker Mayfield doesn’t like comparisons to Johnny Manziel, although the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma wasn’t surprised by them after an arrest and other antics during his time with the… The post Mayfield rejects Manziel comparisons with NFL combine near appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Student shoots self in Ohio middle school, no one else hurt

    MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom. Investigators say no other students have been hurt and they don’t know yet… The post Student shoots self in Ohio middle school, no one else hurt appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Brazil's lower house approves military intervention in Rio

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces amid a spike in violence. The military took over Friday, but the… The post Brazil’s lower house approves military intervention in Rio appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

    The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major… The post Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Parts of Warsaw Ghetto wall to become historic monuments

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A regional official in Poland wants two fragments of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto put on a list of historical monuments. The proposal published on Tuesday says the red… The post Parts of Warsaw Ghetto wall to become historic monuments appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Character witnesses testify for embattled Allentown mayor

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Religious, community and business leaders in Pennsylvania’s third-largest city are taking the witness stand in defense of the embattled mayor in his federal corruption trial. Two pastors, a teacher and a… The post Character witnesses testify for embattled Allentown mayor appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Greece : 2 ex-ministers sue witnesses in pharma bribe case

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two former Greek government ministers have filed criminal lawsuits against witnesses who allegedly implicated them and other former officials in a pharmaceuticals scandal. Evangelos Venizelos, Greece’s deputy prime minister and foreign… The post Greece : 2 ex-ministers sue witnesses in pharma bribe case appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Picasso, Monet works up for auction in Rockefeller art trove

    LONDON (AP) — An art collection amassed by billionaire David Rockefeller could raise more than $500 million for charity when it is auctioned this spring. Auctioneer Christie’s is selling hundreds of artworks including major paintings… The post Picasso, Monet works up for auction in Rockefeller art trove appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Rights groups want probe of civilians held by Myanmar army

    BANGKOK (AP) — Rights groups are urging authorities in Myanmar to investigate and release information about two ethnic Kachin civilians believed to be held by soldiers in the country’s north, where fighting has raged between… The post Rights groups want probe of civilians held by Myanmar army appeared first on WTOP.

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