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Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

Thu, 2017-11-16 22:38
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Sometime next April, pregnant cows in the Porcupine Caribou Herd in Canada will take the lead in an annual migration of nearly 200,000 animals north to Alaska....
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Killer Charles Manson alive as reports swirl of ill health

Thu, 2017-11-16 22:38
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For nearly 50 years Charles Manson has been the living personification of evil, a demonic presence captured in scores of photos, each of them marked by his piercing dark eyes and the crude Nazi swastika he carved into his forehead....
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Meryl Streep says violent experiences changed her profoundly

Thu, 2017-11-16 22:38
NEW YORK (AP) -- Meryl Streep says the two times in her life she dealt with violence were so profound it changed her "on a cellular level."...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda accepts special prize at Latin Grammys

Thu, 2017-11-16 22:38
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Lin-Manuel Miranda received the President's Merit Award at the Latin Grammys Thursday, and he dedicated it again and again to Puerto Rico....
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Menendez avoids 'political grave,' but cloud still looms

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:38
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez exited his federal bribery trial after a mistrial Thursday with an eye on a 2018 re-election effort, but with him neither acquitted nor convicted, the cloud from the investigation remains....
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Astros' Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins' Stanton earns NL honor

Thu, 2017-11-16 19:38
Houston Astros dynamo Jose Altuve won the American League MVP award on Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide margin....
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Radio anchor says Franken groped, kissed her without consent

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:38
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday and faced a likely Senate ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Fellow Democrats as well as Republican colleagues called for an investigation....
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California rampage puts spotlight on homemade 'ghost guns'

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:38
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He built his own at home....
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Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:38
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species....
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Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

Thu, 2017-11-16 16:38
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars to religious groups....
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Radio anchor says Franken groped, kissed her without consent

Thu, 2017-11-16 13:37
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept....
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Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat

Thu, 2017-11-16 13:37
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

Thu, 2017-11-16 13:37
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says rule changes to speed games will be put in place next year with or without an agreement with the players' association....
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Quick-thinking school staff saved kids at California school

Thu, 2017-11-16 10:37
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) -- A school secretary at a tiny elementary school rushed out to shoo children inside. A custodian swooped in, yelling "get into the classrooms," at kids in the play yard....
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GOP, Democratic senators back bill to bolster FBI gun checks

Thu, 2017-11-16 10:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan group of senators has reached agreement on legislation to ensure federal agencies and state governments accurately report relevant criminal history to the FBI's database of prohibited gun buyers....
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Algae plague raises doubts about voluntary runoff prevention

Thu, 2017-11-16 10:37
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat - unaware that he was being poisoned....
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Famed London theater receives 20 allegations against Spacey

Thu, 2017-11-16 10:37
LONDON (AP) -- London's Old Vic Theatre said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by its former artistic director Kevin Spacey, and acknowledged that a "cult of personality" around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for the alleged victims to come forward....
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Who created Game of Life? Court aims to find out

Thu, 2017-11-16 10:37
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Who will win The Game of Life?...
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Judge reviews claims of neck slashing gesture at FIFA trial

Thu, 2017-11-16 10:37
NEW YORK (AP) -- Testimony is continuing while a New York judge and others review prosecutors' claims that a former South American soccer official made a slashing motion across his throat as their star witness testified at his bribery trial....
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Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe seemed invincible but era ends

Thu, 2017-11-16 07:37
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe seemed almost untouchable for much of his nearly four-decade rule. Shrewd and ruthless, he stayed in power despite advancing age, growing opposition, international sanctions and the dissolving economy of a once-prosperous nation....
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