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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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Harvey horror: Shivering tot found clinging to drowned mom

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:10am
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- Authorities found a shivering toddler clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas after the woman tried to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods....
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Poland calls for reparations amid strains with Germany

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:10am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- In the decades since the end of World War II, reminding Germany of its Nazi past has become a temptation whenever tensions arise over current events in Europe....
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More than 1.7 million Muslims gather for start of hajj

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:10am
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- In Saudi Arabia, more than 1.7 million pilgrims are marking the start of the hajj pilgrimage on Wednesday by circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca - Islam's holiest site - and performing a series of rites that trace the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad....
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Trump to promote 'vision' for job creation via tax overhaul

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:08am
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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Western Louisiana in crosshairs as Harvey moves back to land

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:07am
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Western Louisiana residents braced for more wind and water Wednesday as Tropical Storm Harvey headed their way after dumping record rainfall on Texas....
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Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:07am
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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Qatar crisis shakes East Africa, a home to Gulf militaries

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:05am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Though far-removed from the Gulf, East Africa has been shaken by the Arab diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar....
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