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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years.

Law enforcement officials told

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing to buy a home.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday

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DRIEBERGEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch and American police have paid unannounced visits to nearly 100 people they say bought drugs via a "darknet" marketplace that Dutch police took over last year.

Dutch police say they visited 37 alleged buyers on Wednesday

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is departing spring training for his home in Parkland, Florida, to offer support in the wake of a deadly shooting at his former high school.

Rizzo was traveling Thursday, the team said. He had been

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was sworn in as South Africa's new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid.

"I

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A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.

Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Draped in a Danish flag bearing the royal coat of arms, the casket of Denmark's Prince Henrik — husband of Queen Margrethe — was taken on a stately procession through the streets of northern Copenhagen Thursday.

Thousands of people

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Thursday as investors continue to snap up shares of companies that do better in times of faster economic growth, such as industrial and technology companies and banks. A round of solid results from companies including Cisco Systems are also

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):

11:45 p.m.

American Mikaela Shiffrin finally made her Pyeongchang Olympic debut on Day 6 of the Winter Games, speeding to gold in the women's giant

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says social media giants Facebook and Twitter have only partially responded to its demands to bring their practices into line with EU consumer law.

The Commission asked the two companies a year ago to change their

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