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In final hours, Hernandez thought of family, not football

In final hours, Hernandez thought of family, not football

Family, not football, dominated Aaron Hernandez's final hours as a lifer in prison
Published: 04/20/17
Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

He has called the Iran nuclear deal the "worst" ever, and claimed that climate change was a hoax, but President Donald Trump hasn't moved to scrap the Iran agreement or pull out of the Paris climate accord
Published: 04/20/17
Lawyer: Florida senator's slurs are protected free speech

Lawyer: Florida senator's slurs are protected free speech

A lawyer for a state senator who could be punished for using a racial slur and other vulgarities says he'll present evidence that other senators have used similar language if a complaint is pursued
Published: 04/20/17
AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to pot high holiday

AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to pot high holiday

It's 4/20, the high holiday for marijuana enthusiasts, and it's falling this year as the U.S. government takes a harder look at pot policy and as more states have legalized the drug
Published: 04/20/17

AP-NORC Poll: Black teens most active on social media apps

Teenagers and technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones
Published: 04/20/17
Massachusetts charter school teacher is Teacher of the Year

Massachusetts charter school teacher is Teacher of the Year

A humanities teacher at a Massachusetts charter school has been named the 2017 National Teacher of the Year
Published: 04/20/17

"They're going for death:" Syrian tells of defection from IS

From his teens, a Syrian fought first for the rebels then joined the Islamic State group, saying he wanted to defend his home city from Assad's military, in a trajectory that points to the complexity of motives and alliances in the country's civil war
Published: 04/20/17
O'Reilly is out at Fox but influence endures; career too?

O'Reilly is out at Fox but influence endures; career too?

Bill O'Reilly may be gone from Fox News, but his impact on political discourse is expected to endure
Published: 04/20/17
AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.
Published: 04/20/17
Buying drinks for a band: the birth of payment service Venmo

Buying drinks for a band: the birth of payment service Venmo

Venmo can trace its roots back to two guys trying to find a better way to buy drinks for a band
Published: 04/20/17