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Warrants Served in 1996 Disappearance of California Student

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Search warrants were served Wednesday at locations in California and Washington state in the investigation of the disappearance of college student Kristin Smart in 1996, authorities said. “The search warrants are limited in scope, and seal...
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US Gets 1st Case of Mysterious New Chinese Illness

SEATTLE — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hosp...
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This Meth Ring Stretched From Modesto to Alaska

A Modesto man was sentenced Monday to 26 years and eight months in prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution ring reaching to Juneau, Alaska. Listen to this article: https://d28jd3p91iwyr0.cloudfront.net/public/polly_audio/meth.8382fed5-eb3...
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Putin Hails Russian Arms Sales Abroad

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that arms sales abroad have continued to increase over the past year. Russian arms shipments abroad this year included the delivery of the S-400 air defense mis...
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Voters Decide on Sanctuary City, Airbnb Rentals

Voters in the West took a dim view of taxes, while New Yorkers backed a new way to elect some of their leaders and a New Jersey city cracked down on Airbnb. Tucson voters seemed uninterested in becoming a sa...
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US Travel Industry to Chinese Tourists: What Trade War?

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chinese holiday. San Francisco has expanded its social media presence on C...