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Analysis: For GOP Congress, an imperative on health care

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 2:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's law, they risk political disaster if they don't deliver....
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China's Xi in Hong Kong for anniversary as protests planned

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:15am
HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Hong Kong Thursday to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of Beijing re-establishing sovereignty over the former British colony, accompanied by a formidable layer of security as authorities braced for protests....
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US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 11:14pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Once expunged from its official history, documents outlining the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran have been quietly published by the State Department, offering a new glimpse at an operation that ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and hostility with the West....
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Report: More than half of hate crimes in US go unreported

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The majority of hate crimes experienced by U.S. residents over a 12-year period were not reported to police, according to a new federal report released Thursday that stoked advocates' concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and black and Latino communities....
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Safe at home; MLB umpire Tumpane rescues woman on bridge

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:13pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- John Tumpane can't explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday afternoon....
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Q&A: Border officers take key role in enforcing travel ban

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:12pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers will be key players in putting President Donald Trump's revised travel ban into effect on Thursday, affecting visitors from six mostly Muslim countries....
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Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000-person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system....
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The Latest: US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Trump administration's revived travel ban for visitors from six mostly Muslim countries (all times local):...
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Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 6:10pm
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See....
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20 years later, new generation of Harry Potter fans

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 5:09pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- K'lyssa Moore wasn't that much older than the elementary school students she now teaches when she first fell in love with Harry Potter soon after the books first started coming out....
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Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 3:09pm
CAIRO (AP) -- Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan....
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US demands more security on international flights to US

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes....
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Iraqis fight house to house for costly victory in Mosul

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:05pm
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Gunfire echoes through the pockmarked streets as Maj. Ihab Jalil al-Aboudi's soldiers fight block by block for the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, occasionally pausing to help terrified families flee to safety across the rubble....
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Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 11:04am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Stacey English has modest desires for her 7-year-old daughter Addison: Be able to eat without gagging and move both her arms....
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White House reporter says he's tired of being bullied

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 11:04am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The reporter who accused White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders of inflaming the public against the media at a press briefing says he did it because he's tired of being bullied by the administration....
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China frees 3 activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:04am
GANZHOU, China (AP) -- Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands....
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Mom's ex-boyfriend gets life in killing of 'Baby Doe'

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:04am
BOSTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in the killing of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shore of a Boston Harbor island....
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New life on freedom fighter Harriet Tubman's Maryland trail

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:04am
PRESTON, Md. (AP) -- Beside a quiet stream on Maryland's Eastern Shore, a 19th century brick house that once served as a way station on the Underground Railroad can bring present-day visitors to tears as they gaze at the path where escaped slaves made their way to freedom....
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Chaffetz, leaving Congress this week, heading to Fox News

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican who is quitting Congress at the end of the week is heading to Fox News....
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