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The Latest: Puerto Ricans lose power; Barbuda devastated

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:39pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):...
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Australian court dismisses challenge to gay marriage survey

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:39pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australians will be surveyed on their support for gay marriage from next week after the nation's highest court dismissed challenges to the government's power to conduct the postal ballot without Senate permission....
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No Rafa vs. Roger at US Open: del Potro beats Federer in QF

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:39pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- So much for the first U.S. Open matchup between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal....
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SPOILERS! “Game of Thrones” recap for dummies

Lariat Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 9:03pm
        Alas, the prophecy is holding true… for the most part. In last weeks season seven finale of George R.R. Martin’s critically acclaimed “Game of Thrones” series on HBO we watched in awe as Grey Worm and his band of fearless eunuchs, the Unsullied, stand in stoic stature, gearing up for the long awaited raid […]
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Seeking home's comforts, Rohingya couple make deadly choice

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 8:37pm
BANDARBAN, Bangladesh (AP) -- The young Rohingya couple fleeing violence in Myanmar had escaped with their family to nearby Bangladesh, where they spent days living in a hastily built shelter on a muddy hill. For the sake of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, they decided to return home briefly, for a quick bath and clean clothes....
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Keys, Vandeweghe complete US sweep of women's SFs at US Open

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 8:37pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Madison Keys completed the clean sweep for American women, giving the host country all four U.S. Open semifinal spots for the first time in 36 years....
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Prosecutors: Sen. Menendez 'sold his office' for ritzy trips

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:36pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez "sold his office for a lifestyle he couldn't afford" by accepting luxury trips and other favors from a wealthy doctor seeking political influence, a government prosecutor told jurors Wednesday during opening statements of the Democrat's corruption trial....
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Facebook: Accounts from Russia bought ads during US campaign

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday....
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FEMA still focused on responding to Harvey as Irma looms

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with the looming threat of dual disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday ramped up preparations for Hurricane Irma as it barreled toward the Florida coast even as the agency continued the massive recovery effort in storm-battered Texas....
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Trump overrules GOP with deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump briskly overruled congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary Wednesday to cut a deal with Democrats to keep the government operating and raise America's debt limit. The immediate goal was ensuring money for hurricane relief, but in the process the president brazenly rolled his own party's leaders....
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Trump overrules GOP with deal on spending, debt, Harvey aid

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump briskly overruled congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary Wednesday to cut a deal with Democrats to keep the government operating and raise America's debt limit. The immediate goal was ensuring money for hurricane relief, but in the process the president brazenly rolled his own party's leaders....
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Relatively low Harvey death toll is 'astounding' to experts

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:35pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Harvey has so far killed at least 70 people who drowned in floods, got crushed by trees and died during power outages - a surprisingly low toll that experts say reflects heeded warnings, swift action by first responders and volunteers, and no small amount of luck....
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Florida braces for Hurricane Irma amid dire warnings

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 1:32pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Florida residents picked store shelves clean and long lines formed at gas pumps Wednesday as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 monster with potentially catastrophic winds of 185 mph, steamed toward the Sunshine State and a possible direct hit on the Miami metropolitan area of nearly 6 million people....
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Houston cleanup has little crime and lots of helping hands

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 1:32pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- After riding out Hurricane Harvey in a motel and waiting an agonizing week for the waist-high waters to recede, 71-year-old Bob Janak returned to his wrecked home for the first time to find it swarming with people....
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Trump's harsh message to immigrants could drag on economy

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 1:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- James Harrison, the owner of a Phoenix-based specialty construction firm, employs three workers protected by an Obama-era immigration program that the Trump administration took steps Tuesday to eliminate ....
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'Boomer and Carton' radio co-host Craig Carton arrested

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 1:32pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sports radio personality Craig Carton was arrested Wednesday on fraud charges alleging he and others used a Ponzi scheme and a concert ticket-selling scam for acts including Katy Perry to try to raise millions of dollars to pay off gambling debts....
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15 states, DC sue Trump administration over ending DACA

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:31pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued Wednesday to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation - an act Washington state's attorney general called "a dark time for our country."...
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Houston cleanup has little crime and lots of helping hands

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:31pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- After riding out Hurricane Harvey in a motel and waiting an agonizing week for the waist-high waters to recede, 71-year-old Bob Janak returned to his wrecked home for the first time to find it swarming with people....
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Testing probe to help cancer surgeons know they got it all

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, "Did you get it all?" Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it's safe to stop cutting or if stray tumor cells still lurk....
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