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Where buildings fell to quake, memorials rise in Mexico City

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:24pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- On sidewalks, on median strips and amid the brick dust and rubble of buildings that collapsed in Mexico's magnitude 7.1 earthquake, impromptu memorials have sprung up across the capital as it begins to come to terms with its losses....
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For GOP women in politics, a needle that's not moving

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:24pm
The president of Emily's List rose to the podium at a recent New York fundraiser to make a proud announcement: More than 18,000 women had contacted the group since Election Day, looking to explore running for office - "an explosion," she called it....
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South Carolina women's hoops coach: No White House invite

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:24pm
Dawn Staley and her champion South Carolina Gamecocks are still waiting for their invite to the White House....
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Man charged with killing Georgia officer naked when captured

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:24pm
CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) -- Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers investigated a stolen car found beside a road in rural Georgia, authorities said....
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Larry David's bark, bite return in "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:24pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After too many years away from "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Larry David pronounces himself satisfied with the new season, which he said is just like previous ones, and glad he did it. That's pretty good - no, very good - on several fronts....
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Trump's health secretary resigns in travel flap

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's health secretary resigned Friday, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration's agenda and angered his boss. Tom Price's regrets and partial repayment couldn't save his job....
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Report finds GOP tax plan benefits top 1 percent

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new GOP tax plan delivers a big tax cut to the wealthiest Americans while some in lower tax brackets would end up paying more, according to an analysis Friday from prominent nonpartisan researchers....
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Aid flows to Puerto Rico but many still lack water and food

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 3:12pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Thousands of Puerto Ricans were finally getting water and food rations Friday as an aid bottleneck began to ease, but many remained cut off from the basic necessities of life and were desperate for power, communications and other trappings of normality in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria....
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Maria dims Puerto Rico's bleak economic outlook

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 3:12pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hurricane Maria has thrown Puerto Rico's already messy economic recovery plans into disarray....
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Dems in Iowa wilderness struggle for power in Trump era

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 3:12pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- In less than a decade, Iowa Democrats have withered, from in-charge to almost irrelevant....
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Air Force Academy leader delivers powerful speech on race

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 3:12pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- The leader of the Air Force Academy delivered a poignant and stern message on race relations in a speech to thousands of cadets after someone wrote racial slurs on message boards outside the dorm rooms of five black students....
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The Latest: Trump says homeland chief 'working very hard'

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on (all times local):...
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Double rock falls at famed Yosemite don't deter climbers

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 2:10pm
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- In the close-knit community of climbers who flock from around the world to cling to the mountainside precipices at Yosemite National Park, climbers were awed but undeterred by successive rock falls that sent tons of granite plunging to the ground, killing one and injuring two over two days....
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AP sources: Trump says Price's travel becoming a distraction

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has been telling associates that his health chief has become a distraction, overshadowing his agenda and undermining his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of corruption, according to people familiar with the discussions....
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Puerto Rico angry at Trump official 'good-news story' remark

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump pledged to help Puerto Ricans recover basic necessities and security in Maria's ruinous aftermath as his homeland security chief tried to escape a tempest of her own making, set off when she called Washington's response to the hurricane a "good-news story."...
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Yellow wristbands, segregation for Florida homeless in Irma

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:10pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- Shelby Hoogendyk says that when she, her husband and her 17-month-old son arrived at an emergency shelter as Hurricane Irma closed in, they were separated from others by yellow wristbands and told to stay in an area with other people like them - the homeless....
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Air Force Academy leader delivers powerful speech on race

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:10pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- The leader of the Air Force Academy delivered a poignant and stern message on race relations in a speech to thousands of cadets after someone wrote racial slurs on message boards outside the dorm rooms of five black students....
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Myanmar refugee exodus

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:10pm
TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) -- He trekked to Bangladesh as part of an exodus of a half million people from Myanmar, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. But after climbing out of a boat on a creek on Friday, Mohamed Rafiq could go no further....
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Canadian police seek recalled Vatican envoy for child porn

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:10pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Canadian police have issued an arrest warrant for the Vatican diplomat who was recalled from the United States in a child pornography investigation, accusing him of accessing porn over Christmas last year from a church....
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One man's Playboy: Encounters with Hefner through the years

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:10pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It is time to confess something I did as a teenage mail handler in the late 1960s, when Playboy reigned supreme, its rabbit-head logo stamped on a voluptuary empire of publishing, television, restaurants and bunnies....
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