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US schools rethink meal-debt policies that humiliate kids

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 7:41pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide....
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US celebrates July Fourth with parades, picnics, fireworks

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 5:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans are celebrating their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating....
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The Latest: Head of Vatican hospital can't believe concerns

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 3:39pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Latest on Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital in Rome, the subject of an AP investigation (all times local):...
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In Syria's Raqqa, Old City wall a testament to glorious days

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 2:39pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Old City wall of Syria's Raqqa that was the scene of intense fighting Tuesday in the battle against the Islamic State group was once a testament to the golden age of Islamic civilization, when the city on the banks of the Euphrates River was the capital of the famed caliph Harun al-Rashid....
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US marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 11:36am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans are celebrating their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating....
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Illinois Senate OKs tax increase; Gov. Rauner has vowed veto

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:36am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate endorsed a $5 billion income tax increase Tuesday and a $36 billion spending plan designed to begin digging Illinois out of the nation's longest state-budget deadlock since at least the Great Depression....
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Students caught in crossfire over public school meal debts

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:36am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide....
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US marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 9:36am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans are celebrating their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating....
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Oklahoma woman accused of plotting to kill Israeli husband

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 8:35am
PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma woman is accused of trying to hire someone via Craigslist to travel to Israel and kill her ex-husband using ricin....
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AP Photos: 8 US presidential visitors in Poland

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 6:35am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- When President Donald Trump arrives in Warsaw on Wednesday night he will be the eighth U.S. president to visit Poland, one of the staunchest U.S. allies in Europe. Here is a history of the previous presidential visits:...
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Trump criticizes Kim Jong Un after latest missile launch

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 5:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump criticized North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after that country's latest missile launch, asking, "Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"...
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Parsing hype from reality in North Korea's ICBM claim

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 3:33am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- If North Korea's claim Tuesday of its first ICBM test-launch is true, it has barreled over a red line that the world has long called a tripwire for potential nuclear disaster....
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AP PHOTOS: Scared and nearly naked, an Iraqi man flees Mosul

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 3:33am
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- The man had almost made it to safety, with Iraqi forces waiting at the far end of a rubble-strewn alley - but first he had to take off his clothes....
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Appeals court orders EPA to proceed with emissions rule

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 12:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of a new rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks....
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US marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:30pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans are celebrating their country's birthday Tuesday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating, marking a day of shared traditions in a nation that has grappled with divides this past year....
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Pyeongchang Olympics are icy path to warmer Korean relations

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:30pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Tears and hugs after North and South Korean women won the 1991 team table tennis world championships. A standing ovation when athletes from the two Koreas marched together to open the 2000 Sydney Olympics. A selfie taken by a South Korean gymnast with her North Korean opponent that went viral at last year's Rio de Janeiro Games....
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AP Source: Kevin Durant agrees to 2-year deal with Warriors

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:30pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The NBA Finals MVP gladly accepted a pay cut....
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Trump criticizes Kim Jong Un after latest missile launch

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 9:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump criticized North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday after that country's latest missile launch, asking, "Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?"...
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