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Two senior officials at the U.S. Government Publishing Office, based in Washington, D.C., betrayed "public trust" and eroded employee morale by hiring unqualified workers, including an official's son, the agency's Office of Inspector General said in an internal report.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to reporters outside her home in Cambridge, Mass., on Dec. 31, after announcing plans to explore a campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Neighbors carry the coffin that contains the body of Jakelin Caal Maquin into her grandparents' home in San Antonio Secortez, Guatemala. The 7-year-old girl died while in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol.
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Even for conventional medical treatments that are covered under most health insurance policies, the large copays and high deductibles have left many Americans with big bills, says a health economist, who sees the rise in medical fundraisers as worrisome.
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Just in time for New Year's Eve, Utah lowered its blood alcohol content limit to .05 percent for drunken driving. That means about half as many drinks for a lot of people.
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A firefighter battles the Woolsey Fire burning a home in Malibu, Calif. in November. Fire scientists are finding that homes most frequently burn from flying embers after the initial blaze has passed through.
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Youth pastor Kyle Smith of First Assembly of God Paradise reads from the Bible on his phone because his copy of the book burned in the Camp Fire. His congregation is one of several now worshiping with congregations in Chico.
In 2015, demonstrators in Washington, D.C., urged Supreme Court justices to save the Affordable Care Act from a legal challenge. The federal health law survived, but last week U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled it invalid. An appeal of his controversial decision is underway.
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A Facebook posting, released by the House intelligence committee, for a group called "Secured Borders." It and others like it were created by Russian specialists posing as Americans.