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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
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WASHINGTON (AP) " Federal laws will no longer include outdated and offensive terms used to describe minority groups. President Barack Obama signed a bill striking the several terms, including "Negro" and "Oriental" on Friday, the White House said. Those terms will be replaced with "African American" and "Asian American." The bill removing the terms passed the House in February and the Senate last week. No one in either chamber objected. The language targeted by the...

Updated at 5:09 PM

FOS-SUR-MER, France (AP) " Behind a barricade of flaming tires, striking workers in front of the Fos-sur-Mer oil depot are standing firm, playing the accordion " and slowly draining France of its fuel. The union-led blockade, one of several...

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BALTIMORE (AP) " A Baltimore officer was acquitted of assault and other charges Monday in the arrest of Freddie Gray, dealing prosecutors a second straight blow in their attempt to hold police accountable for the black man's death from injuries...

Updated at 5:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with Bob Corker in New York on Monday, intensifying speculation that the U.S. senator from Tennessee may be on Trump's vice presidential shortlist. Speaking to...

Updated at 4:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Washington will maintain economic sanctions against Russia over its support of armed separatists in eastern Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea and is hopeful that the European Union will do the same, a senior U.S. official...

Updated at 4:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and two other high-ranking Democrats say they will support a bipartisan bill to set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals that have gone unregulated for...

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Across the nation, abortion-rights activists are closely following Monday's appeals court hearing involving an Indiana woman convicted of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs. Lawyers for...

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NEW YORK (AP) " A Texas woman who spontaneously donned a Chewbacca mask she bought for a Facebook video says she feels like she deserves a gold medal after the post garnered more than 135 million views. Candace Payne tells ABC's "Good...

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Be grateful Memorial Day is coming up, because you're going to need that extra day off to watch all these good...

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Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart. The...

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