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Muslims around world celebrate Eid as hajj enters final days

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:51pm
MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday on Friday as some 2 million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia....
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Turmoil in Venezuela to vie for Pope's attention in Colombia

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:50pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The brick-built Center for Migrants in Bogota opened its doors as a haven for families displaced by Colombia's then-raging internal conflict. So as peace came within reach two years ago, its work seemed to be coming to an end and the Scalabrinian nuns contemplated shuttering the 25-bed shelter....
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Milwaukee sheriff, Trump supporter Clarke resigns

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:50pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The tough-talking sheriff of Milwaukee County, David Clarke, resigned without explanation Thursday, capping a tumultuous year for the divisive, provocative lawman whose unabashed support for President Donald Trump and in-your-face personality earned him a national following among some conservatives....
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Doctors call victims of New Mexico library shooting heroes

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 8:48pm
Alexis Molina took a bullet to the chest, just above her heart, and was shot once in each leg as a gunman opened fire inside a public library in New Mexico. But trauma surgeons at the Texas hospital where she is recovering said Thursday that all she could think about was making sure her little brother was safe....
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Harvey deaths, other fatalities push morgue to near capacity

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 7:47pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Bodies are piling up at the Houston morgue because of Harvey: Not only did the storm lead to more than 30 deaths, but the widespread flooding has also prevented funeral homes from collecting the corpses of those who died from other causes....
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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor in Judge's Chambers at Yanks

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 6:46pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sonia Sotomayor looked right at home in The Judge's Chambers....
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AP Was There: Princess Diana dies in Paris car crash

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:42pm
PARIS (AP) -- The way Princess Diana died 20 years Thursday - in a high-speed Paris car crash while she and her boyfriend were being chauffeured by an intoxicated driver and pursued by photographers - shocked and angered the public. It also preserved her in memory as a glamorous, beloved and vulnerable figure....
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Immigrants battle deportation fears in Harvey's aftermath

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:41pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Alain Cisneros walked past thousands of cots filled with storm victims at the Houston convention center holding up a poster with the words, "Do you have questions?" written in Spanish in bold black letters....
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The Latest: Pence urges Congress to act quickly on Harvey

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:41pm
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Texas to survey damage from Harvey (all times local):...
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Trump administration slashes funds for health care sign-ups

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Affirming its disdain for "Obamacare," the Trump administration on Thursday announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for next year....
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Explosions rock flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:41pm
CROSBY, Texas (AP) -- Explosions and fires rocked a flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston early Thursday, sending up a plume of acrid, eye-irritating smoke and adding a new hazard to Hurricane Harvey's aftermath....
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With major roads swamped, photographer flies to Port Arthur

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:41pm
Port Arthur's major roads were swamped by rising waters brought by Harvey, and there were few images showing the devastation that virtually cut off the East Texas city....
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Apple expected to unveil next iPhones at Sept. 12 showcase

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:41pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple's faithful fans and investors won't have to wait much longer to see what the iPhone maker has in store next....
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In tit for tat, US tells Russia to close post in San Fran

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an escalating tit-for-tat, the United States forced Russia on Thursday to shutter its consulate in San Francisco and scale back its diplomatic presence in Washington and New York, as relations between the two former Cold War foes continued to unravel....
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After his death, Notorious B.I.G.'s mom becomes his No.1 fan

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:41pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The mother of late rap icon Notorious B.I.G. says she didn't consider him a true artist until he died....
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Impact of Houston's economy is felt well beyond its area

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:41am
The Houston that was battered by Hurricane Harvey is an economic powerhouse whose influence reaches far beyond its region, leading many to worry about when its economy be able to stand up again....
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The Latest: Pence lands in Texas to survey Harvey's wreckage

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:40am
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Texas to survey damage from Harvey (all times local):...
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Impact of Houston's economy is felt well beyond its area

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:40am
The Houston that was battered by Hurricane Harvey is an economic powerhouse whose influence reaches far beyond its region, leading many to worry about when its economy be able to stand up again....
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US shutters Russia's San Francisco consulate in retaliation

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is retaliating against Russia by forcing closure of its consulate in San Francisco and scaling back its diplomatic presence in Washington and New York....
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