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Myanmar's Rohingya beat a perilous path in search of safety

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 7:02am
TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) -- As far as the eye can see, they trudge through treacherously deep mud, across rice paddy fields and past rain-swollen creeks into Bangladesh....
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Harvey aid, debt on returning Congress' daunting to-do list

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 7:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress ends its five-week summer recess Tuesday as storm-ravaged states clamor for Harvey aid, the Trump administration demands a swift increase in the nation's borrowing authority, and President Donald Trump's actions on immigration seem certain to upend the fall agenda....
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Police raid house of Brazil Olympic committee president

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 7:02am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Federal police searched the house of the president of the Brazilian Olympic committee on Tuesday and issued a warrant forcing him to testify in an investigation into bribery surrounding the awarding of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games....
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Harvey racial optics much different than Katrina

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:01am
The charges of racism that swirled after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 12 years ago have yet to surface as Houston recovers from the floods unleashed by Harvey....
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SKorea scrambles to improve weapons following NKorean test

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 5:00am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office four months ago with plans to reach out to North Korea in a way his conservative predecessors did not in the previous decade. Two ICBM launches and one nuclear test later, his government is ramping up its defenses, with some officials even considering asking the United States to bring back tactical nuclear weapons a generation after their removal from the Korean Peninsula....
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Hurricane Harvey racial optics much different than Katrina

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 5:00am
The charges of racism that swirled after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 12 years ago have yet to surface as Houston recovers from the floods unleashed by Harvey....
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Fewer Harvey victims at shelters doesn't end housing needs

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:00am
HOUSTON (AP) -- One couple displaced by Harvey managed to get a hotel room, but got kicked out after one night for lacking state identification that was lost to the flooding. A man whose cellphone was wrecked by floodwater is staying at a convention center, waiting for government offices to reopen Tuesday....
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South Korea moves to boost weaponry amid threats from North

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:00am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office four months ago with plans to reach out to North Korea in a way his conservative predecessors did not in the previous decade. Two ICBM launches and one nuclear test later, his government is ramping up its defenses, with some officials even considering asking the United States to bring back tactical nuclear weapons a generation after their removal from the Korean Peninsula....
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Powerful Category 4 Hurricane Irma aims at Caribbean islands

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:00am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Officials across the northeastern Caribbean canceled airline flights, shuttered schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as Hurricane Irma barreled toward the region as a powerful Category 4 storm expected to strengthen more before nearing land late Tuesday....
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Putin says Trump 'not my bride, and I'm not his groom'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 1:53am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has refrained from making any criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump....
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China has tools to pressure Kim but worries of consequences

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:53am
BEIJING (AP) -- China has the economic tools to pressure North Korea but fears pushing Kim Jong Un's government so hard it collapses....
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Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 11:53pm
Hurricane Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water. Seemingly endless, relentlessly insidious water - a staggering 40 inches or more that swamped parts of Houston in just five days....
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China has tools to pressure Kim but worries of consequences

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 10:52pm
BEIJING (AP) -- China has the economic tools to pressure North Korea but fears pushing Kim Jong Un's government so hard it collapses....
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Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 9:52pm
Hurricane Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water. Seemingly endless, relentlessly insidious water - a staggering 40 inches or more that swamped parts of Houston in just five days....
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Fewer Harvey victims at shelters doesn't end housing needs

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 9:52pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- One couple displaced by Harvey managed to get a hotel room, but got kicked out after one night for lacking state identification that was lost to the flooding. A man whose cellphone was wrecked by floodwater is staying at a convention center, waiting for government offices to reopen Tuesday....
Categories: In the News

Powerful Category 4 Hurricane Irma aims at Caribbean islands

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 9:52pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Officials across the northeastern Caribbean canceled airline flights, shuttered schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as Hurricane Irma barreled toward the region as a powerful Category 4 storm expected to strengthen more before nearing land late Tuesday....
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Pope, Catholic Church push rebels, Colombians to reconcile

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 9:52pm
LA PAZ, Colombia (AP) -- The rebel commander approached church workers at a remote camp in northern Colombia with an unusual request....
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Transgender students find open door at more women's colleges

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 9:52pm
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) -- Until last year, Ninotska Love would have been barred from attending Wellesley College. She's an accomplished student who has persevered through hardship, but under longstanding rules, the college would have rejected her because she was assigned at birth as a boy....
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Bam! Arizona's JD Martinez hits 4 home runs, ties MLB record

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 9:52pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- J.D. Martinez hit a record-tying four home runs for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night, tying the major league record in a startling power show at Dodger Stadium....
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Publisher Tronc acquires Daily News, storied NY tabloid

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 8:51pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The storied New York tabloid newspaper the Daily News has been acquired by Tronc, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune....
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