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Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week....

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) -- Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror....

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GPD: Man molests girl in his care

A Gainesville man was arrested Sunday after two minor females entrusted in his care reported that he had showed them pornographic material and molested one of them in front of the other, according to a GPD report. Police said Donald Mitchell Trapp, 59, of 1317 SE 20th St., picked up the two minors around 4 p.m. on Saturday and took them to his residence. On the way there, Trapp reportedly gave them his cellphone and [...]

Pedestrian struck by car on Hawthorne Road

A Gainesville man was struck by a car Saturday evening while attempting to cross Southeast Hawthorne Road, according to an FHP report. According to FHP Lt. Patrick Riordan, Thomas Roman, 51, of Gainesville, was taken to UF Health Shands with life-threatening injuries. On Sunday evening, Roman was still undergoing treatment. The accident occurred around 8:20 p.m. Saturday when Tinley-Elizabeth Collins, 55, of Hawthorne was driving her 1999 Lincoln Town Car eastbound along [...]

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