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US-Canadian family held 5 years by militants leaves Pakistan

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five years after they were seized by an extremist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children - all three born in captivity - are free after a dramatic rescue orchestrated by the U.S. and Pakistani governments and have left Pakistan, officials said Thursday....
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Trump speech to vilify Iran over nuke deal, non-nuke issues

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will deliver a broad and harsh critique of Iran in a speech Friday declaring that the landmark Iran nuclear deal is not in America's national security interests, according to U.S. officials and outside advisers to the administration....
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Social Security benefits to get another small boost in 2018

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 1:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another small increase in benefits next year....
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Thais mark 1 year since king's death with prayers, ceremony

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:01pm
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thais marked one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej with solemn ceremonies and acts of personal devotion Friday before an elaborate five-day funeral later this month....
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Cubs come back on Scherzer, Nationals win 9-8 in NLDS Game 5

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Addison Russell drove in four runs, Wade Davis earned a seven-out save, and the Chicago Cubs reached their third NL Championship Series in a row by edging the Washington Nationals 9-8 in a thriller of a Game 5....
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The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:57pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's executive order on health care (all times local):...
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It's Boy Scouts vs. Girl Scouts as BSA moves to admit girls

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:57pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts pledge to be friendly and helpful. But their parent organizations may find that promise hard to keep as they head into a potentially bitter competition triggered by the Boy Scouts of America's dramatic move to admit girls throughout its ranks....
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Springsteen on Broadway creates new performance template

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:57pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- After checking off all the rock star superlatives in his 68 years, Bruce Springsteen has set out to create a wholly new performance template....
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Emergency alerts draw complaints in fast-moving wildfires

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:57pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- The story is repeated again and again: The dead of night, no warning, then panic after realizing the smoke and flames were approaching....
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Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House passes aid package

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 5:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles....
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Leaving home in a fire zone and fearing it's a final goodbye

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:55pm
BOYES HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Neighbors and strangers huddle along streets under siege by wildfires. We fix our worried stares on ridges encircling us, at billowing smoke and hope we don't see the glow of flames....
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Couple described as adventure-seekers are free from captors

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:55pm
STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Just over five years ago, soon after they wed, Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle set off on a journey to areas of the world infrequently traveled by Westerners, an admittedly quixotic trek their parents say was in keeping with the couple's adventure-seeking spirit....
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Ryan blasts states that send billions to federal government

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal....
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Nats name LHP Gonzalez starter for Game 5 of NLDS vs. Cubs

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Left-hander Gio Gonzalez was picked to start Game 5 for the Washington Nationals on Thursday night in their NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs....
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Ryan blasts states that send billions to federal government

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal....
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Congress OKs expanded protections for federal whistleblowers

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress voted Thursday to boost the protection of federal whistleblowers from retaliation, part of a bid to uncover bad behavior at the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies....
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Fire survivor regrets not pulling neighbors from their home

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:51pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- As his house filled with smoke from one of California's devastating wine country fires, Ryan Nelson's thoughts went to his elderly neighbors - one of whom has multiple sclerosis....
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The sound in Havana: What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. But not quite. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: Some hear multiple, distinct tones colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect....
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NYC, London police taking fresh look at Weinstein claims

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:50am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police detectives in New York City and London are taking a fresh look into sexual assault allegations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein....
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Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:49am
ROME (AP) -- An Italian librarian who says her English setter is her family has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her ailing pet instead of having to use vacation days....
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