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US vs. China: a 'slap-fight,' not a trade war. So far

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 1:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First, the United States imposed a tax on Chinese steel and aluminum. Then, China counterpunched Monday with tariffs on a host of U.S. products, including apples, pork and ginseng....
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Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:40pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states over education cuts....
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A life of struggle

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:40pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Even the name given to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at birth - Nomzamo, "one who undergoes trials" - foretold a life of struggle....
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An atypical terror case comes to close with 20-year sentence

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:40pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- It was July 2015 when the FBI, scrambling to contain a surge in Islamic State propaganda, first visited an Egyptian-American newspaper deliveryman in Maryland....
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'Miraculous': Teen survives 12 hours in Los Angeles sewage

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:40pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy was miraculously rescued Monday after falling into a river of sewage in Los Angeles, getting swept away and spending more than 12 hours in the toxic environment of the city's mazelike underground pipeline system....
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Syria's tiny Assyrian community celebrates its survival

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:40pm
TEL ARBOUSH, Syria (AP) -- The young men and women in traditional costumes of red, blue and white, the colors of the Assyrian flag, jumped into the middle of the park. With feathers or gold tiaras on their heads, they danced, kicking up their feet to a traditional song as the New Year's party reached its peak....
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Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:25am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest evidence of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states over education cuts....
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Kathy Griffin warns that her nightmare 'can happen to you'

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:25am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kathy Griffin says she hopes to make her U.S. comeback by laughing about the disturbing photograph that got her in hot water with the feds and almost killed her career. But she also has this warning amid the jokes: "If it happened to me it can happen to you."...
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Texas man who invoked 'affluenza' defense released from jail

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:10am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Ethan Couch, who as a 16-year-old driver drunkenly struck and killed four pedestrians but dodged prison after suggesting at trial that his irresponsibility was a result of his entitled upbringing, walked free Monday after serving almost two years in a Texas jail on a parole violation....
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Texas man who invoked 'affluenza' defense released from jail

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 8:55am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A 20-year-old Texas man who as a teenager invoked "affluenza" in his defense after killing four people in a drunken wreck has been released from jail....
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Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 7:55am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's state broadcaster says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died. She was 81....
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The Latest: White House among 'potential venues' for summit

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 7:55am
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Latest on relations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump: (all times local):...
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Old, new drugs creating deadly mixtures to raise Ohio tolls

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 7:55am
CINCINNATI (AP) -- New surges in use of methamphetamine and cocaine mixed with a powerful synthetic opioid are contributing to rising drug overdose death tolls in already hard-hit Ohio....
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Egypt's president wins re-election with 97 percent of vote

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 7:55am
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's election commission announced Monday that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won a second, four-year term in office with more than 97 percent of the vote in last week's election, with turnout of 41.05 percent....
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s work still resonates across Africa

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 7:55am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad....
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Trump defends Sinclair Broadcast after Deadspin video

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 7:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Trump is jumping to the defense of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is under fire following the rapid spread of a video showing anchors at its stations across the country reading a script criticizing "fake" news stories....
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Kremlin: Trump invited Putin to White House, but no date set

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 6:55am
MOSCOW (AP) -- An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. President Donald Trump has invited the Russian leader to the White House, but the two countries haven't started any preparations for such a visit....
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Witnesses forever changed by MLK's final days

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 6:55am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Clara Ester's eyes were fixed on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he stood on the concrete balcony of the Lorraine Motel....
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Boko Haram attack kills 15, wounds 83 in northern Nigeria

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 6:55am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked two villages on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri late Sunday, killing at least 15 people, the military said Monday....
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China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:46am
BEIJING (AP) -- China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, apples and other products Monday in an escalating dispute with Washington over trade and industrial policy....
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