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Drunken driving blood-alcohol threshold should be lowered, scientific panel says

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Drunken driving blood-alcohol threshold should be lowered, scientific panel says

A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.

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‘Cocaine cowboys’ smuggler convicted in auto fraud case

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‘Cocaine cowboys’ smuggler convicted in auto fraud case

A jury has reached a verdict in an auto fraud case against a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era.

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YouTube adds humans to video reviews, revamps ad policy after recent scandals

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YouTube adds humans to video reviews, revamps ad policy after recent scandals

YouTube announced on Tuesday a revamp of its advertising policy as well as stringent, human-run video reviews in the wake of recent scandals that have plagued the platform.

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South Carolina officers ‘ambushed’ in shooting, 1 deputy ‘hanging on to life’

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South Carolina officers ‘ambushed’ in shooting, 1 deputy ‘hanging on to life’

A man accused of assaulting his wife “ambushed” and shot three South Carolina sheriff’s deputies — leaving one “hanging on to life” — after wounding another K-9 officer during an hours-long manhunt, officials said Wednesday.

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The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student’s killing

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The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student’s killing

The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 8:44 a.m.

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Teacher fired after telling student he’d be kicked out of US

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A Maine substitute teacher has been fired after telling a student he would get kicked out of the country if the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall is built.

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UN envoy to reconvene Syria talks in Vienna next week

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The U.N. envoy for Syria plans to host separate meetings with government and opposition delegations Jan. 25-26 in Vienna, citing “logistical reasons” for a decision not to hold a new round in Geneva.

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Man sent to prison for biting off chunk of wife’s nose

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A Connecticut man who bit off a chunk of his wife’s nose, permanently disfiguring her, has been sent to prison for more than six years.

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New eurogroup chief urges speed in strengthening euro

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New eurogroup chief urges speed in strengthening euro

The eurozone finance ministers’ new leader says Europe needs to use a “unique window of opportunity” in the coming months to strengthen the continent’s common currency.

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After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations

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After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations

The U.N. agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants says it is launching a global fund-raising appeal in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States.

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