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Measure proposes moratorium on North Dakota wind energy

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February 20, 2017 at 3:27 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Worried North Dakota's burgeoning wind-energy industry may be threatening the state's coal-fired power plants, a Republican lawmaker has proposed legislation that would halt win...

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Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans

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February 20, 2017 at 12:19 pm | BOSTON (AP) With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly a...

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Scallops scuffle pitting small boats against big

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February 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm | PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A disagreement over the right to fish for scallops off New England is pitting small boats against big ones in one of the most lucrative fisheries in the U.S. The federal go...

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Big hit for Bulls, 'Benny's Day Off' connects online

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February 20, 2017 at 11:37 am | CHICAGO (AP) Dancing on the roof, microphone in hand as he lip-synched to "Twist and Shout," Benny the Bull was putting on quite a performance as his tricked-out black van rolled through downtown C...

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WhatsApp adds 'status' feature in not do past and future

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February 20, 2017 at 11:16 am | NEW YORK (AP) In a nod to its past as well as its future, WhatsApp is adding a "status" feature that lets users tell their contacts what they are up to. It's not a new idea WhatsApp started o...

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Inrix's top 10 most traffic-clogged cities in the world

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February 20, 2017 at 5:00 am | Traffic analytics firm Inrix has calculated how much time drivers spend stuck in traffic during peak travel times last year in 1,064 cities in 38 countries worldwide. Here are the top 10 most congest...

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Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans

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February 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm | BOSTON (AP) Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first." Tribes have been reaching out to the Republican admini...

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Milwaukee to 'Pokemon' monsters: Get a permit to enter parks

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February 18, 2017 at 9:11 am | MILWAUKEE (AP) "Pokemon Go" monsters can roam virtually wherever they please, but they'll need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks. At the height of the game's popularity last summer, t...

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Recalls this week: Stroller components, patio benches

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February 17, 2017 at 12:57 pm | More than 700,000 components for car seat-to-stroller mounts are being recalled because they can disengage unexpectedly. Other consumer products recalled this week include patio benches that can coll...

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