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Team rediscovers rare flower in Maryland after 112 years

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Officials say a rare flower has been rediscovered in Maryland after 112 years. The Washington Post reported the riverbank goldenrod was found in Montgomery County. The state’s Department of Natural Resources officials made the announcement Wednesday. Wes ...

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Military to check for water contamination at 664 sites

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The military is beginning to check whether chemicals from its firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater at hundreds of sites nationwide, according to the Defense Department. The Navy began sampling water at bases in December. At a ...

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Chief says dead intruder may be escaped murder suspect

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Police say they’re investigating whether a man shot and killed by a Mississippi homeowner is an escaped murder suspect. Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong tells the Associated Press he believes the man who was killed by a ...

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Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, line the streets outside Miami-Dade College before the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate Wednesday in Miami. (Alan Diaz / Associated Press)

Who’s best for Hispanics? Clinton, Sanders debate

MIAMI – Fighting for Florida and beyond, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled in an intense debate Wednesday over who’s the true friend of American Hispanics, trading accusations over guest worker programs “akin to slavery” and the embracing of “vigilantes” against immigrants. They had even worse things to say about Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

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Presidential debates, though many, do offer some insights 

WASHINGTON – Thirty-six-plus hours of televised debates in the 2016 presidential campaign have brought us Marco Rubio’s robotic moment, Donald Trump’s jaw-dropping sexual innuendo, Bernie Sanders’ dismissal of Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails” and Clinton’s denunciation of Sanders for an “artful smear.” Oh, and we’ve heard about issues, too.

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Trump tells mainstream GOP to embrace his bid

FORT MYERS, Fla. – His party in chaos, a surging Donald Trump called on mainstream Republicans to unify behind his candidacy Wednesday as his White House rivals seized on their last, best opportunity to block the billionaire businessman from building an insurmountable delegate lead in two key states. The often-brash Trump softened his tone hours after securing another three primary victories, praising House Speaker Paul Ryan as a man he respects and encouraging Mitt Romney to promote party unity. The comments marked a sharp reversal in tone, if not substance, from a week earlier.

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Iraqi officials: U.S. captured top IS chemical arms engineer

BAGHDAD – U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State group’s unit trying to develop chemical weapons in a raid last month in northern Iraq, Iraqi and U.S. officials told the Associated Press, the first known major success of Washington’s more aggressive policy of pursuing IS militants on the ground.

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Study looks at your brain on exercise

Vigorous exercise boosts two brain chemicals that help people ward off severe depression, according to a new imaging study by scientists at the University of California, Davis Health System. It has long been noted that exercise can boost mental acuity and mood. But the underlying biochemical mechanism has remained a mystery.

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21 shot over 20 hours in Chicago

CHICAGO – Two people were killed and 19 others were wounded over 20 hours in Chicago from Tuesday through early Wednesday, the equivalent of someone shot every 58 minutes. The period was more violent than the entire previous weekend – when one person was killed and 14 wounded – and ranged across the city.

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Giving life jackets a plug

WATERSPORTS -- As a reminder for the spike in boating activity for the Memorial Day Weekend, the Post Falls Cabela's store joined the sixth annual Ready, Set, Wear It! campaign ...

Can hot dogs be defended?

It was about 40 years ago, in Flagstaff, Arizona. But I still remember. Ralph Nader was in town for a speaking appearance at the local college. The celebrated consumer advocate ...

Parting Shot — 5.23.16

Eight-Year-old Aspyn Keller, right, kicks high while she and her sister Harmony Keller, 5, watch the Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday. Story here. (Kathy Plonka/SR photo) ...

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