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Gun Studies: Permit Laws Reduce Murders; Red Flag Laws Cut Suicides

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| There's a new push to study the real-life effects of gun laws. "Red Flag" laws lower suicide rates; reductions in homicides are associated with tougher gun permit requirements.

2 Climbers Fall To Their Deaths From El Capitan In Yosemite

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The two men were reportedly experienced climbers. El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park is considered one of the world's most challenging climbs.

New Hampshire Mothers Struggling With Opioid Addiction Fight To Keep Their Children

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New Hampshire parents who are trying to overcome opioid abuse face a ticking clock and limited state resources to try to keep their parental rights.

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More Vets Who Are Coping With PTSD From Sexual Assaults Get Honorable Discharges

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Heath Phillips is one of those getting the upgrade once thought impossible. He had accepted a lesser discharge to avoid court martial with "no clue" it would cut him off from jobs and veterans' aid.

President Trump Orders Help For Coal And Nuclear Plants

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President Trump has ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take immediate steps to help financially troubled coal and nuclear power plants.

Boeing Workers At South Carolina Plant Vote To Unionize

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The flight line workers will be represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union, despite intense resistance from Boeing.

Lessons From Hurricane Irma: When To Evacuate And When To Shelter-In-Place

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As the 2018 hurricane season begins, experts and emergency managers have been studying last year's evacuations before Hurricane Irma. Nearly seven million people left Florida to escape the hurricane.

South Carolina Lottery Christmas Winners Won't Get Prizes

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The state lottery commission ruled it will not pay out more than $30 million to people who bought tickets "printed in error." Gamblers will only be reimbursed $1 for each ticket.

State Releases Videos Made By Parkland, Fla., Shooting Defendant

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Nikolas Cruz discusses his plans in cellphone videos made before the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He says he'll be the next school shooter of 2018.