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Joining Arab states, Israel says it plans to ban Al-Jazeera

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:55pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Sunday it plans to ban Qatar's flagship Al-Jazeera network from operating in the country over allegations it incites violence, joining Arab nations that have shut down the broadcaster amid a separate political dispute. The news organization, in turn, said it will take legal action....
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Venezuelans watch the military for signs of fraying loyalty

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:55pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- As Venezuela's political crisis spins further out of control, many are looking to the military to see if its once-unflinching loyalty to the socialist revolution might be fraying....
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From respected at elite universities to wanted for murder

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:55pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- After a cross-country manhunt, a Northwestern University professor and University of Oxford employee are in custody for the brutal stabbing death of a 26-year-old hair stylist in Chicago. The case has involved peculiar twists, including a cash donation by one of the two suspects in the victim's name at a Wisconsin library and a videotaped confession sent to friends. The two men surrendered peacefully in California after eight days as fugitives....
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Ivy League schools brace for scrutiny of race in admissions

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 10:51am
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A Justice Department inquiry into how race influences admissions at Harvard University has left selective colleges bracing for new scrutiny of practices that have helped boost diversity levels to new highs across the Ivy League....
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The Latest: Tillerson skips gala attended by NKorean envoy

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 9:50am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Latest on developments on efforts to ratchet up pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program. (all times local):...
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Pence slams report on possible 2020 presidential groundwork

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 9:50am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence has pushed back against a news report suggesting he is laying groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2020 if President Donald Trump does not run....
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Entrenched poverty tough to shake in the Mississippi Delta

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 8:50am
JONESTOWN, Miss. (AP) -- Otibehia Allen is a single mother who lives in a rented mobile home in the same isolated, poor community where she grew up among the cotton and soybean fields of the Mississippi Delta....
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Taylor Swift expected to testify in groping case in Denver

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 8:50am
DENVER (AP) -- A few moments at a backstage photo session four years ago are about to be relived, as lawyers for pop star Taylor Swift and a former disc jockey she accuses of groping her begin picking jurors Monday in their dueling lawsuits....
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France rethinks romance with Macron as his popularity sinks

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 7:48am
PARIS (AP) -- Emmanuel Macron's honeymoon didn't last long....
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Undertaker or caretaker? Trump's shifting health law role

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:47am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With Republicans unable to advance a health care bill in Congress, President Donald Trump's administration may find itself in an awkward role as caretaker of the Affordable Care Act, which he still promises to repeal and replace....
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Kenya's deadly land invasions blamed on political incitement

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 6:47am
LAIKIPIA, Kenya (AP) -- Burned-out homes in this dry landscape have become a symbol of the tensions around Tuesday's presidential election as Kenyans prepare for the possibility of yet more deadly violence....
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The Latest: US calls off search for 3 Marines off Australia

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 3:45am
SYDNEY (AP) -- The Latest on the crash of a U.S. Marine Osprey aircraft off Australia's coast (all times local):...
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Despite Trump claim, Hezbollah operation boosts Lebanon role

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 1:36am
BEIRUT (AP) -- As President Donald Trump recently stood beside the Lebanese prime minister praising his government for standing up to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militants were busy demonstrating just how wrong he was. They were clearing the country's eastern frontier from al-Qaida fighters in a sweeping offensive and negotiating a complex prisoner deal with the group....
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The Latest: US tells China to fully execute NKorea sanctions

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:35am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Latest on developments on efforts to ratchet up pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program. (all times local):...
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US, North Korean neighbors step up campaign of isolation

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:32pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Bolstered by new U.N. sanctions, the United States and North Korea's neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a global pressure campaign being cheered on by President Donald Trump....
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N. Korean missiles add urgency to Hiroshima A-bomb appeals

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:32pm
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the anniversary Sunday of the world's first atomic bomb attack has gained urgency as North Korea moves ever closer to acquiring nuclear weapons, showing its growing prowess with increasingly frequent missile launches....
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McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:32pm
FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) -- A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'd consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets....
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Tillerson says new North Korea sanctions a 'good outcome'

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:32pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the approval of new U.N. sanctions targeting North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs is a "very good outcome."...
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As he so often did on the field, LT stole the show.

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:32pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- As he so often did on the field, LaDainian Tomlinson stole the show....
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How 'bout that Cowboy: owner Jerry Jones makes Hall of Fame

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 8:31pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The latest from the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions (all times local):...
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