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US Senators Begin Probe of Rising Insulin Prices Two U.S. senators launched an investigation into rising insulin prices on Friday, sending letters to the three leading manufacturers seeking answers as to why the nearly 100-year-old drug's cost has rapidly risen, causing patients and taxpayers to spend m
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Venezuela Opposition Leader Guaido Appears at Aid Concert Defying orders banning him from leaving the country, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan made a surprise appearance at a star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia, joining thousands of other Venezuelans in pressuring President Nicolas Maduro into all
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California Parents of 13 Plead Guilty of Torture, Abuse A California couple pleaded guilty Friday of torture and years of abuse that included shackling some of their 13 children to beds and starving them to the point it stunted their growth. David and Louise Turpin will spend at least 25 years in prison after
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NASA Clears SpaceX Test Flight to International Space Station NASA gave its final go-ahead Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test flight of a newly designed crew capsule to the International Space Station on March 2. NASA has awarded SpaceX $2.6 billion and B
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Trump Administration Denying, Delaying More Foreign Skilled-worker Requests The Trump administration is denying and delaying more skilled-worker visa petitions than at any time since at least 2015, in keeping with its promise to increase scrutiny of foreign workers, according to data the government released on Friday. U.S. offici
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Iowa Sportscaster Suspended for 'King Kong' Comment The play-by-play announcer who calls University of Iowa men's basketball games was suspended Friday for the rest of the season for referring to the University of Maryland's Bruno Fernando as "King Kong'' during a game. Hawkeye Sports Properties, the multi
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Trump Denies Reversal of Syria Troop Decision U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that his decision to leave a small number of U.S. troops in Syria did not constitute a reversal of his plan to withdraw all troops from the country. "I am not reversing course," Trump told reporters at the White Hou
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Virginia Republicans Want Democrat's Sex Assault Accusers to Testify Virginia Republican lawmakers on Friday said they plan a hearing where two women who have accused the state's Democratic lieutenant governor of sex assault can testify about their allegations. The hearing would keep alive a series of scandals that envelop
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Two Pakistani Army Officers on Trial for Spying Pakistan's military, in a rare announcement, said Friday that it had initiated court-martial proceedings against two senior officers on charges of espionage. The army spokesman made the revelation at a news conference at the general headquarters in Rawalp
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R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he sexually abused underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three betwe
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