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US women end drought, beat Canada for gold in a shootout

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:45am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- The Americans' gold medal drought is finally over. They needed the first shootout in an Olympic women's final to do it, too....
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Gisin holds off Shiffrin to win Olympic Alpine combined

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:45pm
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Michelle Gisin of Switzerland won the women's Olympic Alpine combined on Thursday with an aggressive slalom run to beat Mikaela Shiffrin....
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Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
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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For decades Graham offered counsel and comfort to presidents

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He was rebuffed, then embraced, by Harry Truman. Confided in - and deeply hurt by - Richard Nixon. A source of reassurance for George H.W. Bush on the eve of war. The spark that finally turned George W. Bush toward sobriety....
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First Person: How Pyeongchang might feel to a North Korean

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- What's it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next?...
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Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
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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African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) -- Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police....
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Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul....
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Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration....
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Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:44pm
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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Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:44pm
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country....
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House panel seeks info on EPA chief's first-class flights

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt....
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Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:43pm
In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida....
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Russian curler to return Olympic medal over failed drug test

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:43pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Games, a spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation told state TV....
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Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:40pm
In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida....
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The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC's Olympics

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:38pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Olympics are a technological miracle to broadcast. There are miles of cable, hundreds of cameras, thousands of people and producers making split-second decisions on what pictures to beam halfway around the world....
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Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:37pm
Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in Florida....
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Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:35pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-13....
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APNewsBreak: Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:32am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company that he formed, a mysterious outfit that uses his top federal staffer in a false testimonial promoting its services, an Associated Press review shows....
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Billy Graham preached simple message, reached millions

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:32am
The Rev. Billy Graham was anxious about his 1954 appearance at the London School of Economics. The school was left-leaning and openly dismissive of religion, and Graham was insecure - he had no advanced theology degree....
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