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Arkansas River Flooding
Yell County Sheriff's Department via AP
June 01, 2019 - 5:00 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Crews were making a "last ditch effort" on Saturday to save low-lying parts of a small Arkansas city from floodwaters pouring through a breached levee, and authorities downstream were warning people to leave a neighborhood that sits across the swollen river from the state...
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Google
Carsten Koall / Stringer / Getty Images
June 01, 2019 - 3:43 pm
Brian Fung, CNN Business (CNN) -- The Justice Department is laying the foundation for a potential antitrust investigation of Google, three people familiar with the matter say — zeroing in on one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful tech companies as policymakers worldwide are calling for...
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Virginia Beach Shooting Victims
Courtesy City of Virginia Beach via AP
June 01, 2019 - 9:04 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The 12 people who were fatally shot in a Virginia Beach government building were remembered Saturday during a somber news conference and prayer vigil as officials sought to put the focus on those who died and not the gunman. Police Chief James Cervera identified the...
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Final vote for recreational marijuana use in Illinois House.
Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP
May 31, 2019 - 9:37 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization plan to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned on the issue. Those 21 and older would be able to...
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Victim points to photos of Catholic priests accused of sexual misconduct.
Jae C. Hong/AP
May 31, 2019 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Quantifying its vast sex-abuse crisis, the U.S. Roman Catholic Church said Friday that allegations of child sex abuse by clerics more than doubled in its latest 12-month reporting period, and that its spending on victim compensation and child protection surged above $300 million...
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Virginia Beach shooting
Kaitlin McKeown/The Virginian-Pilot via AP
May 31, 2019 - 5:38 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people on three floors and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him following a "long gun-battle," authorities said. Four other...
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Disney firefirghters
John Raoux/AP
May 31, 2019 - 5:20 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters for Walt Disney World's private government say they're understaffed and that poses a safety risk as the Florida theme park resort grows even bigger with this year's openings of a new Star Wars land and air gondolas. "We just don't have enough firefighters...
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Abortion-rights supporters
Jeff Roberson/AP
May 31, 2019 - 2:51 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge issued an order Friday ensuring Missouri's only abortion clinic can continue providing abortions, acting just hours before the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility's license was set to expire. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services had said it would not...
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Pan pizza
Shannon O'Hara
May 31, 2019 - 1:17 pm
Pizza Hut has gone ahead and given its Original Pan Pizza a makeover for the first time in 40 years. Effective immediately, the chain has altered the recipe to their most popular item since first unveiling it in 1980. WHY?! RT if you’re an Original Pan stan. — Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) May 27, 2019 The...
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This Feb. 1, 2018 file photo shows an IRS W-4 form in New York. On Friday, May 31, 2019, the IRS is expected to release a proposed update to the form. Experts say that while it will be much more accurate, it will also be much more difficult.
Barbara Woike/AP Photo, File
May 31, 2019 - 12:24 pm
By Sarah Skidmore Sell, AP Personal Finance Writer The IRS has proposed an update to the Form W-4 that it says will increase its accuracy and reduce its complexity. But experts say it may prove a bit more difficult for employees to complete. The form, which is used to help employers know how much...
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