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Election panel vice-chair: Group may not recommend changes

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 6:28pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The vice chairman of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud on Tuesday dismissed criticism that the panel is bent on voter suppression, saying there is a "high possibility" it will make no recommendations when it finishes its work - and even if it does, it can't force states to adopt them....
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US Justice Department won't charge Baltimore police officers

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:28pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday it won't bring federal civil rights charges against six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests and unrest in the city....
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Irma's girth and path made for a bizarre Florida storm surge

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:27pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Hurricane Irma's devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm's girth, path and some geographic quirks....
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Edith Windsor, who helped end gay marriage ban, dies at 88

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:27pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Edith Windsor, a widow who brought a landmark Supreme Court case that struck down parts of a federal anti-gay marriage law and paved a path toward legalizing same-sex nuptials nationwide, died Tuesday. She was 88....
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Without air conditioning, steamy Florida yearns for power

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:27pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- In a state built on air conditioning, millions of Florida residents now want to know one thing: When will the power be back on?...
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Seattle's mayor resigns after 5th sex abuse claim emerges

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:27pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday after a fifth man - one of his cousins - came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago....
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Big holdup for borrowers claiming for-profit college fraud

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press....
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J.J. Abrams to write and direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:27pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- J.J. Abrams is returning to "Star Wars," and will replace Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of "Episode IX," pushing the film's release date back seven months....
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Big holdup for borrowers claiming for-profit college fraud

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 1:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press....
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White House accuses Clinton of 'reckless attacks' in book

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 1:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is accusing former campaign rival Hillary Clinton of "propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks."...
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Apple unveils $999 iPhone X, loses 'home' button

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:26pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- "One more thing." With that phrase, Apple paid homage to its late co-founder Steve Jobs for the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone on Tuesday when it unveiled its latest - and, at $999, its most expensive - new version of the device, the iPhone X....
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Defense: Girl accused of stabbing classmate was delusional

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:26pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin girl who told investigators she helped stab a classmate was convinced the crime would protect her and her family from a horror character called Slender Man who she thought was real, her attorney told jurors Tuesday....
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NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft faces fiery finish

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:26pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- After a 20-year voyage, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is poised to dive into Saturn this week to become forever one with the exquisite planet....
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Investigators fault driver in Tesla Autopilot crash

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:26pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An inattentive driver's over reliance on his Tesla Model S sedan's semi-autonomous driving system and a truck driver who made a left-hand turn in front of the car are both to blame for a fatal crash last year, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday....
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Suicide of teen who made sex video shows dilemma for schools

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:25am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Staff at a suburban Chicago high school called 16-year-old Corey Walgren to the dean's office to ask about a video he made of himself having sex with a classmate. A few hours later, the teen walked to the top of a five-story parking deck and jumped....
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NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft faces fiery finish

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:25am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- After a 20-year voyage, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is poised to dive into Saturn this week to become forever one with the exquisite planet....
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UK engineers launch 'sewer war' against giant fat blob

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:25am
LONDON (AP) -- British engineers say they have launched a "sewer war" against a giant fat blob clogging London's sewers....
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Odd ball: Indians chase win streak record that includes tie

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:25am
CLEVELAND (AP) -- As they climb toward baseball history with every win, the streaking Cleveland Indians are chasing a hallowed, 101-year-old record that includes an asterisk....
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Apple kicks off event; $1,000 iPhone is expected

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:25am
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple has kicked off its event expected to unveil a dramatically redesigned iPhone that's likely to cost $1,000....
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Investigators release findings on Tesla Autopilot crash

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An inattentive driver using his Tesla Model S's semi-autonomous driving system and a truck driver who made a left-hand turn in front of the car are both to blame for a fatal crash last year, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday....
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