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  Miss. town ‘completely destroyed’ by storm

7 sent to hospital by tear gas fumes in Wash.

Tear gas canisters dumped in a trash bin caused a cloud of white smoke that sickened seven people Thursday near the city hall of a small Washington town, authorities said. Full story

Is the party over for Donald Trump?

  As Donald Trump becomes more serious about running for president, so does the intensity of the scrutiny he faces from politicians and the media. Inside City Hall’s Errol Louis and Democratic Consultant Jenny Backus debate whether Trump can handle the pressure.

Washington mayor arrested in budget protest

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was arrested on Monday on Capitol Hill while protesting the city's potential loss of funds for abortion services in the federal budget deal that averted a government shutdown, city hall and Capitol police said. Full story

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April Fools' joke goes wrong for Cleveland woman

Chirac to be tried for corruption

Cop who stopped salon holdup gets promoted

Drug war sends stray bullets across the border


  Building a tsunami bunker

A coastal Oregon town considers building a tsunami- and earthquake-proof city hall. Experts and locals debate whether the plan will work.

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