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Utah Repeals 1973 Law That Criminalized Sex Outside Of Marriage

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| The "fornication law" had designated sex between unmarried people as a class B misdemeanor, carrying a penalty of up to six months in jail or a maximum fine of $1,000.

Bump Stock Ban Proceeds After Supreme Court Denies Gun Makers' Request To Halt It

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Gun makers had a sought a temporary hold on the ban, which went into effect on Tuesday. The court denied the second such appeal, allowing the ban to proceed while challenges move through the courts.

Housing Department Slaps Facebook With Discrimination Charge

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development says Facebook allowed advertisers to use their platform to unlawfully discriminate by restricting which users can see housing ads.

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Air Force Needs Almost $5 Billion To Recover Bases From Hurricane, Flood Damage

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Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida's Panhandle was hit by Hurricane Michael in October. Then Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska was inundated by flooding this month.

Why Pedestrian Deaths Are At A 30-Year High

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"It's great advice to tell people to use a crosswalk, but that's not very useful if the crosswalk doesn't exist," says Tom Ellington of the Pedestrian Safety Review Board in Macon, Ga.

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Migrants In Maltese Custody After They Hijack Ship That Rescued Them

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More than 100 migrants were picked up from a sinking boat in the Mediterranean. When they realized the ship was returning to Libya, they commandeered the vessel and demanded to be taken to Europe.

Jury Awards $80 Million In Damages In Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Trial

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The verdict represents the second time a jury has decided in favor of a multimillion-dollar damage award after concluding that Roundup caused cancer.

Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To Abducting Jayme Closs And Killing Her Parents

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Jake Thomas Patterson faces the possibility of life in prison for intentional homicide. He said he wanted to spare Jayme and her relatives from worrying about a trial.

Immigration System At The 'Breaking Point,' Homeland Security Official Warns

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A flood of migrant families and children arriving at the southern border is straining the U.S. immigration system. Authorities say daily apprehensions are at the highest levels in over a decade.