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'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres

2 min 52 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen....
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Kim Kardashian: Gunpoint heist 'meant to happen to me'

2 min 52 sec ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Kardashian says that being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist last year "was meant to happen."...
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US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

1 hour 4 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago....
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'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres

1 hour 4 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen....
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Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

2 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities....
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UK police arrest man with 'weapon' near Parliament

2 hours 7 min ago
LONDON (AP) -- London police arrested a man for possession of weapons Thursday near Britain's Houses of Parliament....
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Abating bait: Decline in prized worms threatens way of life

2 hours 7 min ago
WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) -- Dan Harrington makes his living unearthing marine worms by hacking away at mudflats with a tool that resembles the business end of an old steel rake....
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Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

4 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan....
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A look at North Korea's evolving brinkmanship

5 hours 7 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea observers have long marveled at the ability of a small, impoverished, autocratic nation to go toe-to-toe with the world's superpowers....
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D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

5 hours 7 min ago
"The Simpsons" is taking on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in a short animation released online....
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'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new life

6 hours 8 min ago
IMVEPI, Uganda (AP) -- Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives in tow. Missing are a few sons (off fighting) and his cattle (stolen)....
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Pope faces balancing act in Egypt amid security fears

8 hours 18 min ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is facing a religious and diplomatic balancing act as he heads to Egypt this weekend, hoping to comfort its Christian community after a spate of Islamic attacks while seeking to improve relations with Egypt's Muslim leaders....
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Fournette entering NFL draft showing no fear of a bad fit

9 hours 22 min ago
Leonard Fournette is about to lose a little control over his carefully cultivated football career....
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Trooper ambush killer sentenced to death in Pennsylvania

9 hours 22 min ago
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s....
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As Trump calls for wall, a look at the world's barriers

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:14pm
As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico....
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Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:14pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon - and driving rumors that China is to blame....
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Businesses like Trump tax plan, but they won't rush to hire

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:13pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Giving workers a raise, investing in new machinery. Small business owners have long wish lists to choose from if the Trump administration's plan to lower tax rates becomes law - but most don't expect to go on a hiring binge....
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White House: Trump says US will not withdraw from NAFTA

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that....
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Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:11pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley scored 24 points apiece to help the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series....
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The Latest: Trump says he won't pull US out of NAFTA

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the North American Free Trade Agreement (all times EDT):...
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