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Trump makes it more difficult to rebuild for future floods

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 2:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks before Harvey's flood waters engulfed much of Houston, President Donald Trump quietly rolled back an order by his predecessor that would have made it easier for storm-ravaged communities to use federal emergency aid to rebuild bridges, roads and other structures so they can better withstand future disasters....
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Harvey repeats devastation back ashore in Texas, Louisiana

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 2:20pm
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- A weaker Harvey replicated its devastating roll Wednesday, returning to shore with a deluge of rain that inundated homes and highways and left police and government officials struggling to pluck people from the water....
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'Hell's breaking loose': A 911 center under siege by Harvey

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:19pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Some of the callers are panicking; others exude a strange serenity. One moment, Harvey's floodwaters are pouring into a home, the next a motorist is trapped on an inundated interstate. A woman goes into labor in a washed-out neighborhood, and a split-second later, a family seeks rescue from their attic. The pleas for help stream in hour after hour, call after call after call....
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House GOP eyeing $1B disaster funds cut to finance wall

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:18pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the president's border wall....
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Officials grappling with Confederate names on public schools

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:18pm
With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools - especially since some are now filled with students of color....
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AP Exclusive: Flood insurance policies plunged before Harvey

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Houston's population is growing quickly, but when Harvey hit last weekend there were far fewer homes and other properties in the area with flood insurance than just five years ago, according to an Associated Press investigation....
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Former monk sues cosmetics giant over anti-aging formula

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:15am
A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise money for the poor....
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Flood insurance policies plunge in Houston in past 5 years

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 9:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Houston's population is growing quickly, but when Harvey hit last weekend there were far fewer homes and other properties in the area with flood insurance than just five years ago, according to an Associated Press investigation....
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Fox hires conservative commentator Lahren

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 9:12am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel has hired conservative commentator Tomi Lahren, who has hosted shows on The Blaze and One America News Network along with working for a political action committee supporting President Donald Trump....
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US clears first 'living drug' for tough childhood leukemia

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 8:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The move opens a new era in cancer care....
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Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 8:12am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Harvey. But their resentment lingers....
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AP Was There: Mourners gather for Princess Diana's funeral

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 8:12am
LONDON (AP) -- Princess Diana's funeral, held less than a week after her shocking death in a high-speed Paris car crash, drew more than a million people to London. Millions more watched on TV....
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Harvey swamps evacuee shelter on Texas, Louisiana border

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:11am
HOUSTON (AP) -- A sodden Texas coastal community was becoming increasingly isolated Wednesday, as Harvey-fed rains flooded most major roadways leading out of the city and swamped a shelter for those displaced by the storm that ravaged the Houston area....
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Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:11am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. But their resentment lingers....
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US economic growth upgraded to 3 percent rate in Q2

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the spring, growing at the fastest pace in more than two years amid brisk consumer spending on autos and other goods....
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Wax museum revels in ridicule as critics lampoon its statues

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:11am
BOSTON (AP) -- A good roasting hasn't caused a meltdown at Boston's new wax museum....
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Trump to promote 'vision' for job creation via tax overhaul

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 6:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will kick off his lobbying effort for a tax overhaul at an event with a Midwestern manufacturing backdrop and some economic tough talk....
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French police hunt for girl, 9, who vanished at a wedding

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 6:11am
PARIS (AP) -- French police widened their search Wednesday for a 9-year-old girl who disappeared during a wedding in the Alps, combing wooded slopes and streams and questioning more potential witnesses....
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Posts, tweets spread widely as the Harvey missing are sought

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 5:10am
Photos with pleas for help in finding the missing from Tropical Storm Harvey are being posted, cut-and-pasted and retweeted by thousands of people as desperate family members seek loved ones who they fear might be dead, but may only have a dead phone....
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Will North Korea make missiles over Japan the new normal?

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 5:10am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The language from North Korea on Wednesday is as familiar as it is chilling, a declaration to the world to expect more missile tests. But there are important clues about North Korea's ambitious push to send its missiles farther into the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to make them an accepted part of life in the region, as leader Kim Jong Un expands the weapons program he sees as his country's best chance of survival against encircling enemies....
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