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Trump exhorts UCLA trio to thank Xi for release in China

Thu, 2017-11-16 07:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for their freedom following a shoplifting incident while they were in China....
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France says Hariri accepts invitation, will come within days

Thu, 2017-11-16 04:37
PARIS (AP) -- The French president's office said Thursday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to come to France after his surprise resignation from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago that stunned Lebanon and rattled the region....
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Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee Myanmar

Thu, 2017-11-16 04:37
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) -- Zahida Begum doesn't remember her home village, a tiny speck amid the mountains and forests of Myanmar. She was only 18 months old when her mother smuggled her across the Naf River on a fishing boat, carrying her into Bangladesh, among hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya fleeing persecution in their home country....
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Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

Thu, 2017-11-16 04:37
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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Egypt tries to avoid a fight as allies escalate against Iran

Thu, 2017-11-16 01:37
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt faces high expectations from Saudi Arabia and its other Gulf Arab benefactors that it will have their back as tensions rise with their rival Iran, including throwing the weight of its military - the largest standing Arab army - into the crisis if needed....
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Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it

Thu, 2017-11-16 01:37
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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Fox News' Hannity decides not to pass judgment on Roy Moore

Thu, 2017-11-16 01:37
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity ultimately said Wednesday he couldn't be the judge of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore....
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What did they say? Roy Moore camp finally speaks

Wed, 2017-11-15 22:37
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- With barely an hour's notice, the Roy Moore campaign announced it would hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon....
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Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450M

Wed, 2017-11-15 22:37
NEW YORK (AP) -- A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately....
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Scherzer, Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins

Wed, 2017-11-15 22:37
Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife....
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US opposes Nazi speech, but will vote no at UN to banning it

Wed, 2017-11-15 19:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States government wants you to know: It really, truly doesn't like Nazis....
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1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

Wed, 2017-11-15 19:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to be steamrolled by a GOP frantic to claim its first major legislative victory of the year....
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Las Vegas shooting lawsuits stack up with 14 more filed

Wed, 2017-11-15 19:37
CHICAGO (AP) -- Legal action following the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert is picking up with lawsuits filed Wednesday on behalf of 14 concertgoers, including some who were shot or injured trying to escape and one woman who is so traumatized that she has since mistaken the sound of rain for gunshots....
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Cowboys' Elliott drops appeal, will serve rest of 6-game ban

Wed, 2017-11-15 19:37
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ending his legal fight with five games remaining on a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence....
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Scherzer, Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins

Wed, 2017-11-15 19:37
Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday for the second straight year in the National League....
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The Latest: Trump says no freeze-for-freeze deal with NKorea

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):...
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Dangerous Hawaii psychiatric patient arrested in California

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:37
HONOLULU (AP) -- A man acquitted of a 1979 murder by reason of insanity who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital over the weekend was arrested in California on Wednesday....
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'Obamacare' mandate repeal would remake market for consumers

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others in a sharp break with the idea that everyone should contribute toward health care....
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Lawyer: Freedom sweet for man wrongfully convicted in 1974

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:37
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a Louisiana man walked out of prison on Wednesday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by a judge who said the case against him was "weak at best."...
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When a 'bloodless correction' smells like a coup

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:37
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No one likes to own up to a coup. It's usually nasty business and it can bring frowns and punishment from abroad (even when nations might be rooting for the coup leaders)....
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