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US abortion clinics face surge of trespassing and blockades

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 6:30am
NEW YORK (AP) -- America's abortion clinics experienced a major upsurge in trespassing, obstruction and blockades by anti-abortion activists in 2017, according to an annual survey by an industry group....
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Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military officials have sought to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged....
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Putin's image: An inextricable part of Russian life

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:00am
MOSCOW (AP) -- As Vladimir Putin begins his fourth term as Russia's president, his image is ubiquitous at home and effectively Russia's "brand" worldwide....
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Report: Millions of tweets spread anti-Semitic messages

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:00am
Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League....
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Chelsea Manning: Insurgent bid for US Senate is genuine

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:00am
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing U.S. government secrets. She's free to grow out her hair, travel the world, and spend time with whomever she likes....
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Putin promises economic reforms as he takes oath of office

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:15am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Vladimir Putin took the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president on Monday and promised to pursue an economic agenda that would boost living standards across the country....
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Springsteen escorts Van Zandt in to New Jersey Hall of Fame

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:15am
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Oh what a night: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but it was Bruce Springsteen who stole what could have been Meryl Streep's show....
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Buffalo buzzing over Bills draft picks, Sabres lottery win

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:47am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to the couch while watching them play....
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Syria's Kurds put IS on trial with focus on reconciliation

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:39pm
QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) -- The "Defense of the People" Court is an almost intimate place. Three judges - two men and a woman - sat behind a large desk. The defendant, a former Islamic State group fighter in Syria, faced them in a chair only a yard away, close enough for a conversation. A space heater in the center and mustard-colored couch and armchairs made the room even homier....
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Worry, fear in Iran ahead of Trump's decision on atomic deal

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:39pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- On the streets of Tehran, every day seems to bring more worry and fear ahead of President Donald Trump's decision this week on whether to pull America out of the nuclear deal with Iran....
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From Bakersfield to DC, McCarthy's unlikely rise in GOP

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:39pm
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- People watching Rep. Kevin McCarthy's political rise often marvel at how he got here. He's the not-so-serious guy who used to bop around town selling sandwiches and cars before dipping into politics. He was considered likable and fun, but hardly Bakersfield's star pupil....
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Chelsea Manning: Insurgent bid for US Senate is genuine

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:39pm
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing U.S. government secrets. She's free to grow out her hair, travel the world, and spend time with whomever she likes....
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AP Explains: Why every vote is not equal in Malaysia polls

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:39pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's opposition parties have never come close to winning a majority of seats in a national election, even in 2013 when their total vote exceeded the ruling coalition. That year, the ruling National Front won 47 percent of votes but 60 percent of the seats in Parliament. The party has advantages in this election too. Opposition parties and activists have long complained they're unable to compete on equal terms. Here are some reasons why:...
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Springsteen escorts Van Zandt in to New Jersey Hall of Fame

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:39pm
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Oh what a night: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but it was Bruce Springsteen who stole what could have been Meryl Streep's show....
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Guatemala's crusading prosecutor exits amid praise, threats

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 9:50pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- It's been a long time since it was safe for Thelma Aldana to go out in public alone, and perhaps it never will be again....
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Expansion Golden Knights top Sharks to make conference final

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 9:50pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Shortly after the San Jose Sharks were denied by the iron for the fourth time of the night, Marc-Andre Fleury rubbed the goal post to thank it for his good fortune....
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The Latest: New fissure triggers 230-feet 'lava fountains'

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 2:25pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- The Latest on a volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local):...
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Lebanon votes in shadow of Syria war, reflecting divisions

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 1:25pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Voting Sunday for the first time in her life, the young Shiite Muslim woman said she was casting her ballot for the Shiite militant Hezbollah group. One of her relatives was killed while fighting Sunni militants near the border with Syria and she wanted to honor that sacrifice with her vote....
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CIA nominee offered to withdraw over interrogation program

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 12:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, offered to withdraw her nomination amid concerns that a debate over a harsh interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the CIA....
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Britain hopes to address Trump concerns on Iran nuclear deal

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Britain's ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday his country believes it's still possible to address President Donald Trump's concerns about the Iran nuclear deal in time to prevent him from pulling out of the agreement....
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