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Irma pushes Florida's poor closer to the edge of ruin

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 2:13am
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) -- Larry and Elida Dimas didn't have much to begin with, and Hurricane Irma left them with even less....
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AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 2:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft....
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School shooting: A gun jams, and a student tries to help

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:10am
ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) -- Armed with a pistol and rifle, classmates say the shooter's face "was passive" in the hallway of a high school in a tiny Washington state town. He tried to fire a weapon, but it jammed, and another boy confronted him....
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US set to extend Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is poised to extend sanctions relief to Iran, avoiding imminent action that could implode the landmark 2015 nuclear deal....
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Malaysia fire blocks lone exit to Islamic dormitory; 24 dead

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:09am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 24 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia's capital early Thursday, officials said. A government official said a wall separating the victims from a second exit "shouldn't have been there."...
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Sean Spicer pressed (gently) as 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' guest

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:09am
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a different Sean Spicer who paid a visit to ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night....
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Bruce

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:09am
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Just a little more than a month ago, Jay Bruce was in New York sinking with the Mets as a season that began with promise and a richness of pitching was undermined by injuries....
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Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence despite region's fears

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:08pm
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's Kurds vote this month on whether or not they support independence for their enclave in the country's north, a step toward their long-held dream of statehood. The outcome, almost certain to be "yes," will further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the Islamic State group....
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Officials: Student killed confronting shooter at high school

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:02pm
ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) -- A student who opened fire in a hallway at a Washington state high school killed a classmate who confronted him Wednesday and wounded three others before being stopped by a custodian, authorities said....
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Fire at Islamic school in Malaysia kills 24, mostly teens

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:02pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A fire killed 24 people, mostly teenagers, trapped behind barred windows and a blocked exit in an Islamic school dormitory on the outskirts of Malaysia's capital early Thursday, officials said....
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'Sopranos' mobster, veteran actor Frank Vincent dies at 80

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 6:56pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Frank Vincent, a veteran character actor who often played tough guys, including mob boss Phil Leotardo on "The Sopranos," has died. He was 80....
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White House: ESPN could justify firing Hill for Trump tweets

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:55pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that sports anchor Jemele Hill could justifiably be fired from ESPN for tweets calling President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and "a bigot."...
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Irma's fury in the Keys: High winds, waves, then devastation

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:55pm
SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. (AP) -- Huge waves crashed down on this tropical paradise, pounding the white sands of Summerland Key with brute fury. Then came bomb-blast winds as Hurricane Irma slammed ashore....
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Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:55pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu....
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Missouri lawmaker censured over Trump assassination post

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:55pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's Republican-led Senate on Wednesday formally reprimanded a Democratic colleague for a Facebook post hoping for President Donald Trump's assassination, while the House took the less serious step of opening an ethics review of a Republican's post calling for a Confederate monument vandal to be hanged....
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Irma's life and demise: 2 weeks of destruction and fear

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 3:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Irma, which flattened some Caribbean islands and enveloped nearly all of Florida in its fury, no longer exists. The open Atlantic's most powerful hurricane on record finally sputtered out as an ordinary rainstorm over Ohio and Indiana....
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6 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:55pm
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Six patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid widespread power outages that could go on for days....
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US agencies ordered to stop using Russian company's software

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. on Wednesday banned federal agencies from using computer software supplied by Kaspersky Lab because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations....
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Engine problems caused copter crash that killed Troy Gentry

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:55pm
MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Engine problems caused a helicopter crash last week that killed Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry and the pilot, according to a preliminary report issued Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board....
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