AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

Boston, patrolmen's union agree to 4-year, $68 million deal

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Boston's mayor and the city's largest police union have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract for its 1,500 patrol officers.

Montenegro accuses Russians over alleged coup plot

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Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting a coup attempt that included plans to kill the small Balkan country's former prime minister.
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New York attorney general bids to become Trump's No. 1 enemy

More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump.
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Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks

Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed…
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Photo taken at Edina Liquor store at 50th & France. The Minn. House is expected to vote Monday on a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays.

Minn. House expected to vote to remove ban on Sunday liquor sales

Minnesota could take the first step toward erasing the state's ban on Sunday liquor sales.
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APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.
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Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border

Sixty feet and the U.S-Mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old Mexican boy and the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a June evening in 2010.
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Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance.
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Trump tweets further criticism of Sweden

President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden's immigration policies.
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Cases involving alleged drug theft at VA health facilities

mostly in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system — had siphoned away controlled substances, while in other cases, drugs intended for patients simply disappeared.
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North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

Top North African diplomats are meeting to find ways to reconcile Libya's rival political factions.
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Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy

President Donald Trump's holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser — and even a few holes of golf.
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Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those here illegally

The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.
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AP source: Revised travel ban targets same countries

A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet.
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A month of Trump, by the numbers

A by-the-numbers look at some of Donald Trump's early activity as president:—24: Executive orders and memoranda signed. That includes orders to withdraw the United States…
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Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil

One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing.
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Trump's proposed big military budget no sure thing

Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet.
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Tillerson takes low-key approach as America's top diplomat

When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent."
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.
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Study: Struggling college students get a hand to graduate

Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.
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Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency

It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election.
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House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate

Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who'd face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor.