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GOP governors add to pressure on GOP senators on health care

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 6:00am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The pressure is on Republican senators - from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters - to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of the upside of the law are warning their GOP senators to first, do no harm....
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Welcome back, Congress. Health care, budget await lawmakers

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 5:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington....
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South Sudan marks grim 6th independence anniversary

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 5:00am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- For the second year in a row, the world's youngest nation will not have any official celebrations to mark the anniversary of its birth because of the widespread suffering caused by its ongoing civil war....
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Foreign doctors deem ill Chinese Nobel laureate OK to travel

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 12:55am
BEIJING (AP) -- Two American and German specialists who visited Liu Xiaobo say the cancer-stricken Nobel Peace Prize laureate is still able to travel abroad for treatment....
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Dr. Spencer Johnson, author of self-help best-seller, dies

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 11:55pm
ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) -- Dr. Spencer Johnson, whose book "Who Moved My Cheese?" sold 25 million copies and became a business and self-help phenomenon, has died....
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Champ Amanda Nunes hospitalized; UFC 213 main event scrapped

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 11:55pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was scratched from her title defense against Valentina Shevchenko after being hospitalized Saturday a few hours before UFC 213....
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A fraction of Mosul, Syria's Raqqa no less challenging

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 10:55pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- A month into the battle to capture the Islamic State group's self-styled capital, U.S-backed Syrian forces have encircled the militants inside Raqqa, breached their fortified defenses and inched closer to the heart of the city. Yet the battle has barely begun....
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Solving North Korea: Even allies have different priorities

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 10:55pm
One reason North Korea is the world's most dire nuclear hotspot is that among the most important players, even allies and semi-allies have different desires and priorities. An enemy to some, a bulwark to others, a frustration to all, with decades of unfinished business coloring the picture in ways unique to each nation....
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Solving North Korea: Even allies have different priorities

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:53pm
One reason North Korea is the world's most dire nuclear hotspot is that among the most important players, even allies and semi-allies have different desires and priorities. An enemy to some, a bulwark to others, a frustration to all, with decades of unfinished business coloring the picture in ways unique to each nation....
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Venezuela marks 100 days of unrest, at a glance

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:53pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Anti-government protests in Venezuela hit the symbolic mark of 100 days on Sunday with a grim record of at least 92 dead and more than 1,500 injured. The decision Saturday to release opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez from prison and place him under house arrest has once again stirred hopes that socialist President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents could sit down for talks aimed at ending the bloodshed....
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Utah man celebrates 100th birthday by hitting the slopes

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 7:53pm
SNOWBIRD, Utah (AP) -- A Utah man celebrated his 100th birthday by doing what he loves most: Skiing....
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State election officials worry about 2018 election security

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 5:51pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- State election officials voiced doubt Saturday that adequate security measures can be adopted before 2018 elections to safeguard against the possibility of a foreign government interfering in U.S. elections....
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SoHa? Harlem bristles at neighborhood nickname

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 11:46am
NEW YORK (AP) -- In Harlem, a furor has erupted over what was supposed to be a simple, catchy acronym: SoHa....
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Tillerson slowly embraces traditional diplomacy amid crises

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:46am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Six months into a job he didn't seek or particularly want, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to be slowly embracing a more traditional approach to American diplomacy after early signs of resistance....
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State election officials gather amid uproar over voter data

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:46am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- State election officials from across the U.S. are gathering this weekend amid an uproar over a White House commission investigating allegations of voter fraud and heightened concern about Russian attempts to interfere with last fall's election....
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Frustrated with NKorea? Welcome to The Land of Lousy Options

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 7:43am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A dictator stands on the verge of possessing nuclear missiles that threaten U.S. shores. A worried world ponders airstrikes and sanctions....
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Ohio prosecutor weighing 3rd trial for ex-police officer

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 7:43am
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Amid protests and other local pressure, an Ohio prosecutor is pondering whether to try a third time to get a conviction of a former police officer in a racially charged fatal shooting case....
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Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home set

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 6:41am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall....
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Beachgate, Bridgegate: Christie's time in headlines not over

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 6:41am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie's week started with Beachgate - viral photos showing him lounging on a public beach closed by the state budget shutdown. Next week, Bridgegate will revisit....
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Anti-G20 activists riot for second night in Hamburg

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 5:41am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- Anti-globalization activists rioted violently for a second night as Hamburg hosted Group of 20 leaders, setting up street barricades, looting supermarkets and attacking police with slingshots and firebombs on Saturday....
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