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FILE - In this March 26, 2015, file photo, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray speaks during a panel discussion in Richmond, Va. A new CFPB report found that more than one in four consumers felt threatened when contacted by debt collectors. Cordray said the report casts a “troubling light” on the industry, and that the bureau is working to stop abuses. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
In debt and afraid: dealing with debt collectorsKnow the law and your rights when facing debt collection
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo delivers her State of the State address to lawmakers and guests in the House Chamber at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. Raimondo proposed giving in-state residents two years of free tuition at the state's public colleges. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Rhode Island governor looks to pioneer free tuition for allA college-for-all idea that sparked Democratic voter enthusiasm during the presidential race could now face one of its biggest tests in Rhode Island
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE – In this Feb. 29, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier speaks as Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea announced Warmbier's detention Jan. 22, 2016, and the University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison at hard labor after a televised confession that he tried to steal a propaganda banner. As President Donald Trump's administration takes office one year later, there's been little public word about what has happened to Warmbier. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File)
Little is known on status of US student held in North KoreaThere's been little word about what has happened to an American college student detained by North Korea a year ago
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Southern Louisiana pipeline draws environmental oppositionLouisiana environmental groups are gearing up for round two in a battle against a proposed 163-mile oil pipeline that would stretch across south Louisiana from Lake Charles through the Atchafalaya Basin and east to St. James
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Georgia governor declares state of emergencyThe governor of Georgia has declared a state of emergency in seven counties that have suffered deaths, injuries and severe damage from weekend storms
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FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, crews work to repair a broken water main on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Troy, N.Y. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a plan to spend $2 billion to address water contamination and the state's aging, leaky pipes. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
NY governor seeks $2B to fix some of nation's oldest pipesNew York has some of the nation's oldest water pipes, a problem that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to address with $2 billion over five years
The Associated Press1 hour ago
More tornadoes ahead as death toll reach 15 in southeast USA powerful tornado ripped through a mobile home park in south Georgia early Sunday, destroying half of its structures and killing seven people
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One student was injured and one student was taken into custody shortly after school started  after a shooting at West Liberty-Salem Schools in Champaign County, Ohio on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.  West Liberty-Salem Local School District Superintendent Kraig Hissong said the shooting occurred just as classes were getting underway at the school complex roughly 45 miles northwest of Columbus. (Eric Dietrich/Dayton Daily News via AP)
Second student was wounded in Ohio school shootingAuthorities say a second student was wounded in a school shooting that left another critically injured
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In an interview Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, with The Associated Press, Kennedy said his fellow Democrats have to listen harder to those core party voters who failed to come home in the November 2016 election.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
US Rep. Kennedy: Democrats must heed voters' economic fearsMassachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy says Democratic leaders need to listen harder to the economic worries of voters who bolted the party in November
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Jan. 13, 2017 photo, Lawrence Bathgate, left; Bob Hein, center, and Thacher Brown sit atop a sand dune behind Brown's home in Bay Head, N.J. that lies atop a $5 million rock wall paid for by oceanfront residents. Oceanfront homeowners want a judge to exempt them from a plan by Republican Gov. Chris Christie to erect protective sand dunes along New Jersey’s entire 127-mile coastline. arguing that their privately funded rock wall provides better protection at no cost to taxpayers. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Beachfront owners reject US help, pay for own storm barrierOceanfront homeowners in New Jersey want a judge to exempt them from a plan by Republican Gov. Chris Christie to erect protective sand dunes
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Charge dropped against man who burned flag at RNC in OhioThe man whose case led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the burning of the American flag being protected by free speech no longer faces a charge over another flag-burning at last summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland
The Associated Press3 hours ago
AP NewsAlertCORRECTS: State emergency management officials say 11 killed, 23 injured after severe weather strikes southern Georgia.
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