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California Guard: 'Bad Actors' Misled Soldiers over Bonuses

Oct 25
The California National Guard says it welcomes attention to the predicament of nearly 10,000 soldiers ordered to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

West Virginia Candidate for Governor Owes Millions in Taxes

By Dylan Lovan and Jonathan Mattise | Oct 25
Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia's most impoverished counties.

Officials Say They Cannot Enforce Hawaii Fishing Contracts

By Caleb Jones | Oct 23
Federal officials cannot enforce a contract being proposed by the commercial fishing industry as a solution to concerns about foreign fishing crews in Hawaii, leaving the industry responsible for enforcing its own rules.

Witnesses Back People Writer's Account of Trump Sex Assault

By Michael Biesecker | Oct 20
People Magazine reported Tuesday that a half-dozen people have come forward to corroborate its writer's account of being sexually assaulted by Donald Trump and its aftermath.

Investors Anxious as Oregonians Again Vote on Marijuana

By Andrew Selsky | Oct 18
Last year, Golden Leaf Holdings, a leading cannabis company, paid $3.3 million for almost 100 acres of land in Oregon to build a marijuana growing, processing and research site.

'Economic Bubble'? Spain Nears 300 Days Without a Government

By Ciaran Giles | Oct 17
Spain is about to pass 300 days without a government. But guess what? Few Spaniards seem bothered by that as the country's economy roars ahead.

Nearly Half of Young Adults Lack Retirement Savings, Pension

By Stan Choe | Oct 16
Young Americans with even just $1 saved for retirement are ahead of the pack: Forty-eight percent of all Americans aged 18 to 30 have zero in retirement savings and no access to a traditional pension.

NYT Says No Libel, No Retraction, No Apology for Trump Story

Oct 15
The New York Times rejected Donald Trump's claim the newspaper had libeled the Republican presidential nominee, saying its story about two women who said he sexually assaulted them was "newsworthy information about a subject of deep public concern."

Visa Overstays Get Short Shrift in Border Security Debate

By Elliot Spagat | Oct 14
More than 20 years had elapsed since the U.S. government estimated how many people entered the country legally and overstayed their visas. The updated numbers, finally published in January, were sobering.

Legal Pot Could Upend Years of Drug Smuggling in Arizona

By Astrid Galvan | Oct 12
The hills on the Arizona border with Mexico are steep and bumpy as Paul Estrada drives along the fence, patrolling for drug and human smugglers.

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