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Book tells story of 8 US WWI heroes' link to Unknown SoldierA new book published in time for Memorial Day tells the story of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier through the experiences of the eight World War I heroes chosen to bring him home
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Missouri hospital closure problematic for expectant mothersSudden closure of a hospital has left some expectant mothers in the Missouri Bootheel region scrambling for care in an area that already has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the U.S.
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In this Aug. 22, 2017 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a remnant of World War II remains on Attu Island, Alaska. One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. American forces reclaimed the island on Memorial Day 1943, 11 months after Japan seized it. (Lisa Hupp/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
75 years later, 'forgotten' WWII battle haunts soldiersOne of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands
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FILE - In this  Jan. 26, 2011, file photo, a man, who did not wish to be identified, shovels snow to clear a driveway near 5pointz, a graffiti art gallery, in New York.  Police in Philadelphia have decided to close access to a popular public art space called Graffiti Pier. The coal pier along the Delaware River has been out of service for decades, and has since transformed into an outdoor graffiti museum, impromptu photo shoot location and intrepid picnic and fishing spot.   Fans are decrying the closure, and calling for the pier to be designated an official park. They don’t want it to go the way of New York City’s graffiti mecca,  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Philadelphia shuts Graffiti Pier, spurring calls for parkPolice in Philadelphia have decided to close access to a popular public art space called Graffiti Pier
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FILE - In this June 1943 file photo, a U.S. squad armed with guns and hand grenades close in on Japanese holdouts entrenched in dugouts during World War II on Attu Island, part of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. May 30, 2018 will mark the 75th anniversary of American forces recapturing Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian chain from Japanese forces. It was the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. (AP Photo/File)
AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, reporter lands on Attu IslandAP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, reporter lands on Attu Island in Alaska
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Conservative governor, liberal lawmakers clash in VermontVermont's fiscally conservative Republican Gov. Phil Scott is clashing with the state's famously liberal Legislature
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In this May 21, 2018 photo, a barn that can hold up to 4,800 hogs sits at the Will-O-Bett Farm outside Berwick, Pa. Residents who complain about foul smells from the hog operation have taken their fight to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
Cases against pork giant continue after big penalty slashedLawyers for the world's largest pork producer say jurors shouldn't hear about a rich company that ignored complaints for years when they're presented with claims a second time that industrial-scale hog operations harm rural neighbors
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FILE - This April 3, 2017, file photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter feed on a computer screen in Washington.  President Donald Trump violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
Why a judge says @realDonaldTrump can't block opponentsWhen a federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump could not block users with dissenting opinions on Twitter, the decision marked a turning point for constituents who interact with public officials on social media
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This Saturday, May, 26, 2018, photo shows a sign in the town of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. A group is trying to put up a memorial in the town to decorated African-American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard, who was beaten and blinded by a white police chief in Batesburg-Leesville in 1946. The brutality inflicted against Woodard by a Southern police chief is credited with inspiring President Harry Truman to integrate the military in 1948. (AP Photo/Christina L. Myers)
Civil Rights Historians tell little known story of WWII vetThe brutality inflicted against African American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard by a Southern police chief is credited with inspiring President Harry Truman to integrate the military, but few people know his name
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Police: Woman falsely claims stolen car had child insidePolice: Texas woman falsely reports car stolen with her 10-month-old baby inside so officers would quickly hunt down her missing vehicle
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In this May 25, 2018, photo, Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort, surveys his property in Phippsburg, Maine. Smith has hired a dozen seasonal workers from Puerto Rico and says he'd like to hire even more. With Maine's unemployment rate under 3 percent, Smith said he can't find enough local people to fill the jobs. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Visa woes have summer businesses looking to Puerto RicansTourism businesses look to Puerto Ricans amid red tape, visa limits on foreign workers
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80 messenger pigeons die in house fireEighty messenger pigeons that were bred in a Phoenix backyard have died in a fire
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