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Latinos grab spotlight at Oscars, and hope to hold it

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:15am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 90th annual Academy Awards were, by any definition, a moment of triumph for Latinos....
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Women strike, protest as the world marks Int'l Women's Day

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:15am
MADRID (AP) -- Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women's Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi....
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APNewsBreak: Retention of female submariners on par with men

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:15am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- When the U.S. Navy sought the first female sailors to serve on submarines, Suraya Mattocks raised her hand because she thought it would be a cool job, not because she wanted to blaze a trail. She did anyway....
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For Pyongyang, Mideast offers cautionary nuclear tale

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:14am
As North Korea considers negotiating over its nukes, it may find lessons in the Middle East, where leaders imperiled, paranoid or pugnacious have long used the doomsday weapon threat to secure a wobbly perch....
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Mississippi could test how soon state can restrict abortion

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:13am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- For decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has been telling states that they can't ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb on its own....
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Trial starts of Danish inventor accused of submarine murder

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:13am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Danish inventor Peter Madsen stands accused of tying up and torturing Swedish reporter Kim Wall before he either cut her throat or strangled her during a trip on his private submarine in August....
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Mississippi could test how soon state can restrict abortion

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:10am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- For decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has been telling states that they can't ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb on its own....
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For Pyongyang, Mideast offers cautionary nuclear tale

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:10am
As North Korea considers negotiating over its nukes, it may find lessons in the Middle East, where leaders imperiled, paranoid or pugnacious have long used the doomsday weapon threat to secure a wobbly perch....
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Christians emerge as key patrons for Jews moving to Israel

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:09pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Israel's founding fathers, who etched a commitment to encouraging Jewish immigration into the declaration of independence, might be surprised to find that, seven decades later, the state is relying on Christians to fulfill that promise....
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Philippine protest, South Korea's #MeToo mark Women's Day

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:09pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Protests against the Philippine president, a surging #MeToo movement in South Korea and a call by Myanmar's female leader for women to use their strength marked International Women's Day on Thursday, as marches and demonstrations kicked off around the world....
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Why Cohn's departure raises doubts on Trump economic agenda

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Not long ago, Gary Cohn was laying out an ambitious 2018 economic agenda for the Trump administration....
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What swamp? Lobbyists get ethics waivers to work for Trump

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington....
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AP Interview: UN Women chief: Sex abuse cases tip of iceberg

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:08pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been "untouchable" is an important moment - but it's just "a tip of an iceberg."...
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Sick Venezuelans flee to Colombia in mounting refugee crisis

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 9:08pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) -- As Venezuela's economic crisis worsens, rising numbers of its people are fleeing in a burgeoning refugee crisis that is drawing alarm across Latin America....
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The Latest: Chinese use Women's Day to joke about power grab

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 9:08pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Latest on International Women's Day (all times local):...
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Alabama: 1 student dead, another hurt in school shooting

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:07pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A 17-year-old girl was killed in a shooting at dismissal time Wednesday at an Alabama high school and a 17-year-old male student was injured, authorities said, adding they were investigating it as accidental....
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Alabama: 1 dead, another student hurt in school shooting

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:06pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A 17-year-old girl was killed in a shooting at dismissal time Wednesday at an Alabama high school and a 17-year-old male student was injured, authorities said, adding they were investigating it as accidental....
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AP Explains: What to make of N. Korean offer for nuke talks

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:06pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- At first glance it seems like a blockbuster: North Korea has reportedly offered up its nukes for negotiation, an abrupt reversal from its repeated vows never to relinquish the "treasured sword" it sees as protection against constant U.S. "hostility."...
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The Latest: College basketball team pushes bus out of snow

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:06pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on a nor'easter hitting the East Coast (all times local):...
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