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Janney thought film acclaim eluded her _ then came 'I Tonya'

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:58pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Academy Awards seem like formality when it comes to the best supporting actress category this year....
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Science Says: European art scene began with Neanderthals

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- From the murky depths of Spanish caves comes a surprising insight: Neanderthals created art....
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The Latest: Spokesman: Graham planned own funeral carefully

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:56am
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the death of Billy Graham (all times local):...
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Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:56am
Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks "the instincts" of a law enforcement officer and can't easily see herself carrying a gun in class....
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Texas' vow to streamline Harvey recovery and aid backfires

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:56am
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- After Hurricane Harvey hammered Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott pledged that the country's largest conservative state would lead its own recovery, streamlining federal aid to storm victims while avoiding the staggering inefficiencies of earlier Washington-controlled disaster responses....
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Vonn scatters grandfather's ashes near downhill course

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:56am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind....
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At Olympics, omnipresent flags are a tricky political dance

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:56am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- A group of high school students plan to keep their new flags all their lives, as a souvenir of this historic political and Olympic moment that they traveled across their nation to witness....
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Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret....
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New study finds female protagonists decreased in 2017 films

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- While 2017 may have been the year of "Wonder Woman," but a new study finds that female protagonists were down 5 percent in the year's 100 top-grossing films....
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Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:55am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in the middle of a meeting. Timid yet determined, they stood their ground....
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The Latest: Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor at US Capitol

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:55am
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the death of Billy Graham (all times local):...
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Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn't know if it can

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre- but officials aren't sure they can....
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Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:55am
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) -- Shelters were open Thursday to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in the Midwest, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in Indiana, Michigan and other states....
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Trump endorsees raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than at present. He tweeted his strongest stance as president one day after an emotional White House session where students and parents poured out wrenching tales of lost lives and pleaded for action....
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Superagers' brains offer clues for sharp memory in old age

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret....
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In Syria, a father says last goodbye to dead child

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:48am
BEIRUT (AP) -- A father saying his last goodbye to his dead child, before the shelling starts again....
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Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn's last Olympic race; Gisin wins

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:48am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Mikaela Shiffrin already was assured of earning her third career medal, each in a different event, when Lindsey Vonn prepared to propel herself out of the starting gate as the final starter in the final race of her Olympic career....
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Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:48am
In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it."...
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US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:47am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease....
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Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:45am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school....
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