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False ballistic missile alert freaks out Hawaii

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| Emergency management officials say someone "pushed the wrong button," sending a Saturday morning alert that warned of an incoming missile.

Trump's idea of good vs. bad immigrant countries has a long history

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The President's recent vulgar slur appeared to favor the revival of a discriminatory immigration policy abolished by Congress more than 50 years ago.

Trump Administration will let states require people to work for Medicaid

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The Trump Administration is encouraging states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to keep their health insurance coverage. Opponents argue that good health leads to the ability to hold down a job.

VA clears the air on doctors talking to veterans about marijuana use

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Officials want health care providers to discuss how the use of medical marijuana could interact with patient care, but doctors still can't point vets to state-approved marijuana programs.

A tale of two sisters, both struggling to figure out life after ISIS

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Farah and Raffal Khaled live in Mosul, Iraq. But the sisters see their futures very differently. One wants to stay and rebuild. The other can't wait to leave.

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Israel accused of revoking Jerusalem residency permits from Palestinians

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Jerusalem's mayor won't acknowledge claims by rights groups that Israel has revoked these papers from thousands of people.

Investigators suspect arson after home of Roy Moore's accuser burns

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Authorities don't believe the fire that destroyed Tina Johnson's home is related to allegations against Moore — but they are talking with a person of interest in the case.

Astronaut John Young dies at 87

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One of NASA's most accomplished astronauts, he flew in space six times, including a moon landing. He later helped choose crews for shuttle missions.

Evangelicals and Mormons — political allies but theological rivals

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Conservative Christians and Mormons vote the same way on many social issues, but religious differences still spur harsh criticisms between the groups.

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