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Vermont's Republican governor signs new gun restrictions

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:40pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat - the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor....
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Zuckerberg faces 'Grandpa' questions from lawmakers

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of grilling before House and Senate committees Tuesday and Wednesday to address Facebook's privacy issues and the need for more regulation for the social media site....
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Risk of Zika infection through sex may last only a month

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Signs of Zika infection can be seen in semen for as long as nine months, but the risk of sexual transmission appears to end in one month, according to a study published Wednesday....
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Speaker Ryan will leave behind new tax code, busted budget

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan will leave Congress having achieved one of his career goals: rewriting the tax code. On his other defining aim - balancing the budget and cutting back benefit programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid - Ryan has utterly failed....
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AP News Guide: Potential for escalation in Syria abounds

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:40pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- With the Middle East on edge and many fearing inadvertent triggering of a regional war, it's easy to forget that not so long ago President Donald Trump shocked advisers by declaring his intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and "let others take care of it now."...
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Drug testing plan considered for some food stamp recipients

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program....
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US, Russia trade rhetoric, edge toward showdown over Syria

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:25pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- When the U.S. fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield a year ago after a chemical weapons attack, the Pentagon gave Moscow advance warning to get its personnel out of harm's way....
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Vermont's Republican governor signs new gun restrictions

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:25pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat - the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor....
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The Latest: Pope thanks those who testified on Chile abuse

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:25pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Latest on the Vatican's response to clergy sex abuse in Chile (all times local):...
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Yemeni rebel missiles, drones target Saudi capital, south

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:25am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia faced a flurry of attempted attacks by Yemen's rebels on Wednesday, with the kingdom's defense forces saying they intercepted missiles that targeted Riyadh and another city, and drones targeting an airport and an Aramco oil facility in the country's south....
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Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study....
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Ryan bows out: 'I have given this job everything I have'

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Claiming he's accomplished a "heckuva lot," House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election and will retire next year, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall....
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As with the president, managing up comes with risks, rewards

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 7:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Communication, collaboration, cooperation. Those are a few favorite things when it comes to "managing up" at work, but handling a difficult boss can be tricky....
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Ryan won't run for re-election as GOP worries about midterms

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, his office announced Wednesday, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall....
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Algerian military plane crashes in a field, killing 257

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:55am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation's worst-ever plane crash....
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The Latest: Trump attacks Rod Rosenstein on Twitter

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):...
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AP: Most legislatures have no public sex harassment records

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:55am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Over the past 15 months, dozens of state lawmakers across the nation have been forced from office, removed from leadership roles, reprimanded or publicly accused of sexual misconduct in a mounting backlash against misbehavior by those in power....
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Founder of megachurch quits following misconduct allegations

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:55am
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago-area founder of one of the nation's largest evangelical churches is stepping down following allegations he behaved inappropriately with female congregants....
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As with the president, managing up comes with risks, rewards

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:47am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Communication, collaboration, cooperation. Those are a few favorite things when it comes to "managing up" at work, but handling a difficult boss can be tricky....
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As numbers dwindle, Jews who fought Nazis recall struggle

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:47am
KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) -- While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union, trying to undermine the Nazis by derailing trains, burning bridges, sabotaging communication lines and killing the occasional collaborator....
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