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Harvey swamps evacuee shelter on Texas, Louisiana border

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:11am
HOUSTON (AP) -- A sodden Texas coastal community was becoming increasingly isolated Wednesday, as Harvey-fed rains flooded most major roadways leading out of the city and swamped a shelter for those displaced by the storm that ravaged the Houston area....
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Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:11am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. But their resentment lingers....
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US economic growth upgraded to 3 percent rate in Q2

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the spring, growing at the fastest pace in more than two years amid brisk consumer spending on autos and other goods....
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Wax museum revels in ridicule as critics lampoon its statues

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:11am
BOSTON (AP) -- A good roasting hasn't caused a meltdown at Boston's new wax museum....
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Trump to promote 'vision' for job creation via tax overhaul

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 6:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will kick off his lobbying effort for a tax overhaul at an event with a Midwestern manufacturing backdrop and some economic tough talk....
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French police hunt for girl, 9, who vanished at a wedding

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 6:11am
PARIS (AP) -- French police widened their search Wednesday for a 9-year-old girl who disappeared during a wedding in the Alps, combing wooded slopes and streams and questioning more potential witnesses....
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Posts, tweets spread widely as the Harvey missing are sought

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 5:10am
Photos with pleas for help in finding the missing from Tropical Storm Harvey are being posted, cut-and-pasted and retweeted by thousands of people as desperate family members seek loved ones who they fear might be dead, but may only have a dead phone....
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Will North Korea make missiles over Japan the new normal?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 5:10am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The language from North Korea on Wednesday is as familiar as it is chilling, a declaration to the world to expect more missile tests. But there are important clues about North Korea's ambitious push to send its missiles farther into the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to make them an accepted part of life in the region, as leader Kim Jong Un expands the weapons program he sees as his country's best chance of survival against encircling enemies....
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Harvey horror: Shivering tot found clinging to drowned mom

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:10am
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- Authorities found a shivering toddler clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas after the woman tried to carry her child to safety from Harvey's floods....
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Poland calls for reparations amid strains with Germany

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:10am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- In the decades since the end of World War II, reminding Germany of its Nazi past has become a temptation whenever tensions arise over current events in Europe....
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More than 1.7 million Muslims gather for start of hajj

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:10am
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- In Saudi Arabia, more than 1.7 million pilgrims are marking the start of the hajj pilgrimage on Wednesday by circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca - Islam's holiest site - and performing a series of rites that trace the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad....
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Trump to promote 'vision' for job creation via tax overhaul

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will kick off his lobbying effort for a tax overhaul at an event with a Midwestern manufacturing backdrop and some economic tough talk....
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Western Louisiana in crosshairs as Harvey moves back to land

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:07am
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Western Louisiana residents braced for more wind and water Wednesday as Tropical Storm Harvey headed their way after dumping record rainfall on Texas....
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Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:07am
With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools - especially since some are now filled with students of color....
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Qatar crisis shakes East Africa, a home to Gulf militaries

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:05am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Though far-removed from the Gulf, East Africa has been shaken by the Arab diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar....
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Federer overcomes slow start, late lapse; edges teen at Open

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:05am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Federer already has dropped two more sets at the U.S. Open than he did during his entire two weeks en route to the title at Wimbledon....
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The Latest: 2nd major shelter for Harvey evacuees opens

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:05pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local):...
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Posts, tweets spread widely as the Harvey missing are sought

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:05pm
Photos with pleas for help in finding the missing from Tropical Storm Harvey are being posted, cut-and-pasted and retweeted by thousands of people as desperate family members seek loved ones who they fear might be dead, but may only have a dead phone....
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Private companies drive 'new space race' at NASA center

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:05pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil....
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