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New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

NEW YORK — New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people’s sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what’s known as gay conversion therapy.

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Mardi Gras enters its last big weekend in New Orleans

Mardi Gras enters its last big weekend in New Orleans

Mardi Gras enters its last big weekend in New Orleans

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Branded for Bernie: Dozens get inked with free Sanders tat

Branded for Bernie: Dozens get inked with free Sanders tat

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Downtown Salt Lake City is a place to play after hitting the slopes

Downtown Salt Lake City is a place to play after hitting the slopes

Downtown Salt Lake City is livelier than it used to be. City Creek Center, a 23-acre mall-and-housing redevelopment project (retractable roof, trout pond, completed in 2013) is a big part of that, as is the Greenbike sharing program, also begun in 2013.

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Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

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Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

In this photo taken on Jan. 21, 2016, pro snowboarder Jason Robinson poses in front of his small house built on a trailer in Kalispell, Mont. (Greg Lindstrom/Flathead Beacon via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

In this photo taken on Jan. 21, 2016, pro snowboarder Jason Robinson poses in front of his small house built on a trailer in Kalispell, Mont. (Greg Lindstrom/Flathead Beacon via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

In this photo taken on Jan. 20, 2016, Jason Robinson flips off the "Buckle Your Boot" feature at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish, Mont. (Greg Lindstrom /Flathead Beacon via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box

KALISPELL, Mont. — After gaining recognition as Snowboarder Magazine's 2016 Big Mountain Rider of the Year, Jason Robinson celebrated the capstone in his career by settling into plush new digs - an aluminum box.

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Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

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Referee call barring Native American hair buns causes uproar

Referee call barring Native American hair buns causes uproar

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The board that governs Arizona high school sports says members of a girls' basketball team can wear their hair in traditional Navajo buns after a referee's decision to ban the hairstyle at a game this week caused an outcry.

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Review: Kia Sedona's warranty, insides make it must-see minivan

Review: Kia Sedona's warranty, insides make it must-see minivan

It offers a spacious and comfortable family ride, and safety is tops, too.

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Townhome where mass killers lived to be sold

Townhome where mass killers lived to be sold

REDLANDS, Calif. — Doyle Miller says he's ready to sell the townhome he rented to the couple who committed the Southern California terrorist massacre.

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion-dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing.

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

As the Park Service celebrates its centennial, it faces billions of dollars in delayed maintenance for projects ranging from replacing water works at the Grand Canyon to ensuring the Jefferson Memorial doesn’t sink into the Tidal Basin.

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Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

In a Jan. 15, 2016 photo provided by Kimberly Miccio, Betty Morrell, left, and her birthmother, Lena Pierce, 96, are reunited at the Greater Binghamton Airport. Morrell’s granddaughter, Kimberly Miccio, holding her own daughter, accompanied Morrell to Binghamton from Spring Hill, Fla., where…

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Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

In a Jan. 15, 2016 photo provided by Kimberly Miccio, Betty Morrell, left, and her birthmother, Lena Pierce, 96, are reunited at the Greater Binghamton Airport in Binghamton, N.Y. Morrell had searched for 50 years for Pierce, who at age 13 was forced to give up the baby she had named Eva May…

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Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

ALBANY, N.Y. — Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

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Zoo workers cruise to Antarctica before penguin center opens

Zoo workers cruise to Antarctica before penguin center opens

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Eighteen Detroit Zoo employees are on a privately funded cruise to Antarctica this week ahead of the opening of the zoo's new $29.5 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center.

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Zika spotlights rare birth defect with a variety of causes

Zika spotlights rare birth defect with a variety of causes

The Zika virus is putting a spotlight on a potentially devastating birth defect that until now has gotten little public attention.

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