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Who'd prefer their country to Trump's US? Norwegians would

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 2:57am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) -- Norwegians generally live longer than Americans. There's a generous safety net of health care and pensions. And although it's pricey, the country last year was named the happiest on Earth....
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John Tunney, ex-US senator from California, dies at 83

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 2:57am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film "The Candidate," has died. He was 83....
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Atlanta's Matt Ryan aims for happy homecoming in Philly

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 2:57am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming....
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Trump comments highlight racial impact of migration platform

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:53pm
DENVER (AP) -- For years, a movement to limit the number of migrants into the U.S. and end a system that favors family members of legal residents has had to fend off criticism that it's as a poorly veiled attempt to produce a whiter America....
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AP news guide: Russia probes still going strong in 2018

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Late last year, lawyers for President Donald Trump expressed optimism that special counsel Robert Mueller was nearing the end of his probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 election. But if there was hope in the White House that Trump might be moving past an investigation that has dogged his presidency from the start, 2018 is beginning without signs of abatement. In fact, the new year set off a flurry of developments in the probes by Mueller and Congress ra...
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FBI knew Las Vegas gunman had big gun stashes, records say

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:40pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday....
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Largest wildfire on record in California finally contained

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:40pm
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- The largest wildfire on record in California was declared contained on Friday, days after mud on the coastal mountain slopes it scorched crashed down on homes during a storm, killing at least 18 people....
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Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking....
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Stars 'shocked' at gender pay disparity in Hollywood

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:40pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Stars are sharing their shock at reports of a significant pay disparity between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for reshoots on the Ridley Scott film "All the Money in the World."...
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Report: Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn star

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn star to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal....
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Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually....
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Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:38pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru....
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Trump's own words revive debate over whether he's racist

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 1:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 150 years after the abolition of slavery and more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, President Donald Trump's incendiary comments about immigrants have ripped open a jarring debate in the United States and around the world: Is the American president racist?...
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Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 1:38pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation's largest health insurance program under the Trump administration....
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Florida man wins $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 1:38pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments....
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Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:38pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams - though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section."...
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Trump goes for 1st medical checkup since becoming president

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump arrived for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he's mentally unfit....
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Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:36am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky became the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation's largest health insurance program under the Trump administration....
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Doreen Tracey, an original Disney Mouseketeer, dies at 74

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:36am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Doreen Tracey, a former child star who played one of the original cute-as-a-button Mouseketeers on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, has died, according to Disney publicist Howard Green. She was 74....
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