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Senator John Thune Named Senate Majority Whip

WASHINGTON (AP) -  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been elected to another term as GOP leader. He won a new term by acclamation Wednesday. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the GOP whip, is being forced out by term limits.…

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Voluntary Recall on Widely Used Blood Pressure Medication

The FDA has issued a voluntary recall on a widely used blood pressure medication over contamination concerns. The pharmaceutical company Sandoz announced the recall of the drug Losartan after trace amounts of a possible cancer-causing chemical were found. The recall…

Walmart to Give Hiring Preference to Military Spouses

Walmart is looking to hire more military spouses. The retail giant is announcing a new program called "The Military Spouse Connection." It gives hiring preference to those married to active military personnel. Walmart's CEO and President says military spouses are…

Justice Legal Opinion Backs Whitaker's Naming as Acting AG

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has issued an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general. The Office of Legal Counsel's opinion is aimed at addressing concerns from Democrats and even some Republicans…

US Panel Warns Against Government Purchase of Chinese Tech

WASHINGTON (AP) - A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission issued the…

High School Students Help Out at Scene of Fire in Parker

PARKER, S.D. (AP) - A group of Beresford High School students attending an extracurricular event in Parker are credited with helping out at the scene of an apartment building fire. Beresford school officials tell the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan…

Corrections Officials Release Transcript of Execution

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota corrections officials have released the transcript of the execution of Rodney Berget, including his last words. Berget was put to death Oct. 29 at the South Dakota State Penitentiary for killing corrections officer…

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