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Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 6:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday - the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war....
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Some Alabamians won't quit Moore because he never quit them

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 6:12am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, homosexuality, Muslims and anything else that doesn't fit the evangelical mold....
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AMAs reflect year in pop music, where male acts dominated

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 3:02am
The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees? Not so much....
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GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 3:02am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections....
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European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 3:02am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union....
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Ex-President Pinera favored in Chile vote, runoff likely

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 3:02am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera is heavily favored to top Sunday's election backed by Chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, but polls suggest he won't get enough votes to avoid a runoff....
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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 3:02am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans....
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Truex leads a quartet of veterans in NASCAR's title race

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 3:02am
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR has spent so much time this year ushering in a new generation of fresh-faced, young drivers. Now that it's championship time, it's the same old - really old - in the championship four....
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Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:55pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's Navy detected seven brief satellite calls Saturday that officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn't been heard from in three days....
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Sinn Fein's divisive leader to step down after over 30 years

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 5:49pm
LONDON (AP) -- Gerry Adams, the divisive politician known around the world as the face of the Irish republican movement as it shifted from violence to peace, announced Saturday that he was stepping down as leader of Sinn Fein next year after heading the party for over 30 years....
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US general says nuclear launch order can be refused

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 3:44pm
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal....
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FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 2:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws....
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AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:41pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64....
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Saddleback College ceramics and horticulture departments collaborate for Plant Sale

Lariat Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:36pm
Saddleback College’s ceramics and horticulture departments hosted a semi-annual plant sale at the on-campus greenhouse Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17. The greenhouse is located across from the Technology and Applied Science Building, towards the end of campus, opposite of the freeway. All profits go towards scholarship funding for the department’s students, with last […]
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Roy Moore stands with homophobic supporters

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:40am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies....
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Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House....
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FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 8:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws....
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As sex harassment scandal grows, minorities seldom involved

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:40am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of color have been largely absent from the national furor....
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Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:40am
ATLANTA (AP) -- A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise....
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