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Cold snap exposes cracks in upkeep of timeworn schools

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:41am
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The recent spell of cold weather exposed the poor state of school buildings in many big-city districts, including Baltimore, where the failure of heating systems closed dozens of institutions after children were left shivering in frigid classrooms....
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Deaths threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffed video

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 7:38am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Louisiana school board's office went on temporary lockdown after getting death threats from around the world in response to widely viewed video of a teacher screaming while being handcuffed at a school board meeting....
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Women get prominent media jobs in wake of misconduct ousters

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 7:38am
NEW YORK (AP) -- As more than two dozen men have lost media jobs or projects after sexual misconduct accusations in the last several months, their departures have opened doors for a handful of women....
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The New York Times cancels public event with James Franco

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 7:38am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facing accusations by an actress and a filmmaker over alleged sexual misconduct, James Franco said on CBS' "The Late Show" on Tuesday the things he's heard aren't accurate but he supports people coming out "because they didn't have a voice for so long."...
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Baby sloth ready for visitors at Pittsburgh National Aviary

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 7:38am
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh's indoor zoo dedicated to birds has an adorable new member: a baby two-toed sloth....
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Q&A: As Olympics approach, things to know about Pyeongchang

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:20am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The Olympics are coming to one of the most remote, ruggedly beautiful parts of South Korea, an area known for icy winds, a collapsed mining industry, towering granite mountains that blot out the horizon and for a tough, proud, rapidly aging population as curious about the approaching foreign masses as outsiders are about the place they're heading....
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CES tech show stuffed with gadgets we don't need - or do we?

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:18am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Today's vision of a smart home has more to do with what's technologically possible than what people really need....
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Column: The North Koreans are coming, and the Russians, too

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:18am
The North Koreans are coming, a surprising development that adds a bit of intrigue to the Winter Olympics....
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James Franco's New York Times talk canceled amid allegations

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:17pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times has canceled a public event with James Franco days after the Golden Globe winner was accused of sexual misconduct....
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For moms of boys, mixed emotions over sexual misconduct saga

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:16pm
Of the many American women dismayed by the wave of sexual misconduct scandals, there's a subgroup with distinctive hopes and fears: mothers of boys....
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Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:16pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The Iranian company whose oil tanker burst into flames after a collision in the East China Sea says there is still hope of finding survivors as 31 crew members remain missing and rescue efforts continued Wednesday....
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Judge blocks Trump decision to end young immigrant program

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 9:15pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation....
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Magnitude 7.6 quake hits in Caribbean north of Honduras

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:13pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night....
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Source: Alabama picked for new Toyota-Mazda factory in works

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:13pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda have chosen the state of Alabama for a $1.6 billion joint-venture auto plant that is to begin operating by 2021 and eventually employ about 4,000 people, a person briefed on the decision said....
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Doctor charged with having wife killed to protect drug ring

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 7:13pm
A New Jersey doctor running an illegal prescription opioid drug ring with a motorcycle gang had a member hire someone to kill his wife after she threatened to expose the scheme while trying to force him to agree to a divorce, authorities said Tuesday....
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The Latest: South Korea's Moon willing to meet North's Kim

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:10pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on efforts to reduce tensions between North and South Korea (all times local):...
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Source: New Toyota-Mazda factory to be built in Alabama

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:10pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda have picked Alabama as the site of a new $1.6 billion joint-venture auto manufacturing plant, a person briefed on the decision said Tuesday....
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Trump administration says no oil drilling off Florida coast

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:10pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Trump administration said Tuesday it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott....
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Author of Trump dossier had concerns about Russian blackmail

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia brought the document to the FBI in July 2016 because he was worried about "whether a political candidate was being blackmailed," according to a congressional interview transcript released Tuesday....
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Judges: North Carolina must redraw GOP's gerrymandered map

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:10pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone....
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