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African music star in exile awaits real change for Zimbabwe

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 8:07am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- As Zimbabweans celebrated the ouster of dictator Robert Mugabe, they danced on the streets to previously banned protest songs by one of the country's most famous musicians - a man jailed by the country's former white rulers and hounded by the black government that succeeded them....
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Geraldo Rivera sorry for calling news business 'flirty'

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 7:07am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Geraldo Rivera has apologized for calling the news business "flirty" in the wake of "Today" show host Matt Lauer's firing by NBC over sexual misconduct allegations....
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Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:04am
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to fandom, it's reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing....
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Thousands flee Bali volcano but some stay put or run to it

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:04am
KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) -- When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Probably. But apparently not always....
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London mayor urges UK's May to cancel Trump state visit

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 3:03am
LONDON (AP) -- The mayor of London has added his voice to calls for President Donald Trump's state visit to Britain to be canceled over his retweets of a British far-right group....
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US frees African asylum-seeker who's on life support

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 2:02am
COLTON, Calif. (AP) -- As the eldest son among 15 children, Senegalese tailor Saliou Ndiaye was his family's greatest hope for a better life in a city rife with unemployment where many still travel by horse-drawn cart....
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US troops get freeze-dried plasma for battlefield bloodshed

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 2:02am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- All of the U.S. military's special operations fighters sent off to warzones and raids now have an essential addition to their first-aid kits: freeze-dried blood plasma....
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Focus more on how long Tiger Woods lasts more than his score

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:01am
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- One year later, the scene hadn't changed....
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The Latest: Trump responds to criticism from Theresa May

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's tweets of anti-Muslim videos (all times local):...
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What North Korean photos say about new ballistic missile

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:01pm
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea released dozens of photos Thursday of the Hwasong-15, a new intercontinental ballistic missile it claims can reach any target in the continental United States. The photo dump, published in the paper and online editions of the ruling party's official daily, is a goldmine for rocket experts trying to parse reality from bluster....
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Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:01pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to fandom, it's reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing....
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What's new, and what's ahead, after North Korea's ICBM test

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:58pm
TOKYO (AP) -- Experts may debate trajectories, payload weights and re-entry shields, but North Korea's claim that the entire United States is within range of its rapidly improving missiles just got a lot more credible....
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Garrison Keillor fired for 'inappropriate behavior'

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:56pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Garrison Keillor, whose stories of small-town characters entertained legions of public radio listeners for 40 years on "A Prairie Home Companion," became another celebrity felled by allegations of workplace misconduct on Wednesday when Minnesota Public Radio terminated his contracts....
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Study: Europe's Muslim population to grow, migration or not

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:56pm
BERLIN (AP) -- Europe's Muslim population will continue to grow over the next several decades even if all immigration to the continent should stop, according to a study published Thursday....
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AP FACT CHECK: Anti-Muslim videos misrepresent what happened

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 2:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Like much other propaganda, the anti-Muslim videos spread around by President Donald Trump mix grains of truth, fakery and shades in between, overlaid with a message meant to be a blunt hammer blow for a cause....
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NBC fires Matt Lauer over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Lauer's firing for what NBC said was "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague stunned viewers Wednesday, rocked the network and made the "Today" show host the best-known figure in America brought down so far by the misconduct allegations sweeping the industry in recent weeks....
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Croat general performs ultimate act at war crimes trial

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:55pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Slobodan Praljak, a former film and theater director turned wartime general, was always known for theatrics....
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Bitcoin surges past $10,000 threshold, only to plunge

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 1:55pm
LONDON (AP) -- The price of bitcoin surged through $10,000 on Wednesday, adding to its ten-fold jump in value this year and fueling a debate as to whether the virtual currency is gaining mainstream acceptance or is merely a bubble waiting to burst....
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The Latest: House OKs anti-harassment training bill

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Congress and allegations of sexual misconduct against lawmakers. (all times local):...
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Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria - and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature....
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