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Abortion-rights supporters push back against gains by foes

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:29am
Foes of abortion have pushed through several hundred state laws restricting access to the procedure over the past decade. This year, as never before, abortion-rights supporters are fighting back nationwide with proposals to protect and expand access to abortion and contraception....
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Trump to address nation on deadly mass shooting

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a now-familiar White House ritual, President Donald Trump planned to address the nation about that deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, after tweeting about mental health rather than guns early Thursday....
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Coach who shielded students among shooting victims

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:26am
A football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida....
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Ramaphosa set to become new South African president Thursday

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:25am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's acting President Cyril Ramaphosa was poised to become the country's new leader in a parliament vote Thursday following the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the ruling party to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid....
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Government says American detainee worked for IS in Syria

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American detained by U.S. forces was carrying thumb drives containing files on how to make bombs plus administrative spreadsheets describing work he did for the Islamic State group at the time he surrendered in Syria last year, according to documents the U.S. government filed in federal court....
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McDonald's slims down Happy Meal by banishing cheeseburgers

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:22am
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants....
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Suspect's 'disturbing' social media posts being dissected

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:21am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates....
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Shiffrin wins giant slalom for 2nd career Olympic gold

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:21am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Mikaela Shiffrin placed her right glove over her heart soon after crossing the finish line, her mouth slightly agape in astonishment....
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How Abdul-Jabbar became Kareem and decided to talk about it

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:21am
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived....
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A look at some deadly US school shootings of years past

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:18pm
Authorities say a former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing "numerous" people. The Broward County sheriff said 14 people were taken to hospitals. Here's a look at some recent U.S. school shootings, and some of the deadliest of years past:...
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Shiffrin wins giant slalom for 2nd career Olympic gold

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:18pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- One Olympic gold medal down for Mikaela Shiffrin. More just might be on deck....
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As Gaza deteriorates, Israel turns to world for help

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:18pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza's infrastructure during a bruising 50-day war with Hamas militants. Now, fearing a humanitarian disaster on its doorstep, it's appealing to the world to fund a series of big-ticket development projects in the war-battered strip....
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Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:18pm
BANGKOK (AP) -- When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decade-long prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi - then an opposition lawmaker - condemned the harsh punishments as "very excessive."...
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Svindal wins Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine winner

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:17pm
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing by winning the men's downhill on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Games....
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Olympians balance parenthood with chasing career goals

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:17pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- After finishing her fourth Winter Games in Sochi, Kikkan Randall decided: It was time to have a baby. But the cross-country skiing champion wasn't ready to give up her Olympic goals....
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Porn star says she feels free to discuss Trump encounter

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:17pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press....
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Truly best in show: Westminster winner makes Broadway debut

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:16pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- America's new top dog became best in a Broadway show....
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School shooting suspect made 'disturbing' social media posts

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:14pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates....
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Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about the hearing, vision, balance and brain symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called "health attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Still missing: A clear diagnosis of just what happened to trigger their mysterious health problems....
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The Latest: Romney delays announcement after school shooting

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:12pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Latest on Republican Mitt Romney's plans to run for a Senate seat in Utah (all times local):...
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