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Charter takeover of Time Warner Cable gets antitrust approval

Charter Communications Inc. won U.S. antitrust approval for its $55 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc., which would create the No. 2 U.S. cable provider, after agreeing to measures intended to protect distribution of online video.

Cleveland to pay $6 million to settle lawsuit

CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the relatives of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy shot and killed by a police officer in 2014, according to a settlement announced Monday.

More than 1,000 people shot in Chicago this year

CHICAGO, Ill. — The number of people shot in Chicago this year passed 1,000 this week, a grim milestone as gun violence in the city continues at a pace not seen since the 1990s.

Family dog fatally mauls newborn baby

MIRA MESA, Calif. — A 3-day-old baby was fatally mauled by a pet dog in front of the child’s parents at their Mira Mesa home Thursday night, San Diego police said Friday.
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Tubman is perfect for the $20 bill, but which Tubman?

So now that it’s confirmed that Harriet Tubman will grace the front of the $20 bill, the next question is: Which Tubman? The antebellum abolitionist who supported John Brown and criticized Lincoln for his incrementalist approach to abolishing slavery, or the post-war figure of legend who was the subject of sentimental biographies?

4 killed in plane crash

Four people were killed on Wednesday when a small plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in Anchorage, Alaska, police said.

Zookeeper died from neck injury

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The zookeeper killed during a tiger attack at the Palm Beach Zoo died from an injury to the neck, the Palm Beach County medical examiner confirmed Wednesday.

Prince, 57, dies at U.S. studio complex

MINNEAPOLIS — Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrifi ed fans around the world with hits including “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57.

U.S. putting Tubman on $20 bill

The U.S. Treasury has decided to put African American abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 bill, replacing former president Andrew Jackson, who will be moved to the back of the bill, Treasury officials said Wednesday.
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Strong showing by Clinton in defeat of Sanders in New York

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton soundly defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders in her adopted home state of New York on Tuesday, placing the Democratic nomination nearly within her grasp after a fiercely fought primary season that has turned increasingly nasty.

Internal memo projects Trump will secure nomination at convention

Donald Trump’s campaign advisers believe the billionaire mogul is emerging as the “prohibitive favorite” in the Republican presidential race and project that he will accumulate more than 1,400 delegates to secure the nomination on the first round of balloting at the party’s Cleveland convention, according to an internal campaign memorandum.

Federal appeals court sides with trangender teen

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court in Richmond has sided with a transgender high school student, saying that he can proceed with his lawsuit arguing that his school board’s decision to ban him from the boy’s bathroom is discriminatory.

U.S. to send additional troops to Iraq

BAGHDAD — The United States will send more troops to Iraq, potentially putting them closer to the front lines to advise Iraqi forces in the war against Islamic State militants.

New York takes state takes center stage in presidential election

NEW YORK — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is throwing a concert in a park with a dramatic view of Manhattan's skyscrapers. At the northern end of New York state, Republican front-runner Donald Trump will hold a rally in Buffalo, a Rust Belt city recovering from economic decline.

Top court appears split over immigration plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court appeared closely divided Monday as it weighed whether to revive President Barack Obama’s plan to spare from deportation roughly 4 million immigrants in the country illegally, raising the possibility of a 4-4 deadlock that would block the program.