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Trump's talk of complimentary phone calls not true

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Wednesday that compliments President Donald Trump described receiving from the Mexican president and the Boy Scouts of America happened - just not on the phone, as Trump had claimed....
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N. Korean missile tests spook neighbors, but 'what to do?'

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:21pm
YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) -- North Korea's flurry of missile launches - 20 of them just in the past year - are a new and alarming fact of life for Japan and its other neighbors....
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1980s rapper Kidd Creole arrested in fatal stabbing

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:21pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the founding members of the 1980s hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five was arrested in New York in connection with the fatal stabbing of a homeless man, police said....
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Scaramucci memo shows ambitious plans for press office

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:20pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci had high hopes for improved relationships with reporters, according to a memo posted online Wednesday....
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2 dead after explosion at Minneapolis school

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:20pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A second body was found in the rubble of a collapsed school building in Minneapolis after an explosion killed a school employee and injured several others, fire officials said Wednesday night....
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Bolivia's midwives help reduce maternal mortality

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:20pm
EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) -- Mariana Limachi left the hospital in this high Andes city in tears after a doctor told her she needed a C-section because the umbilical cord was wrapped around her 8-month fetus....
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Nebraska patrol accused of requiring vaginal exams for women

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:19pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Nebraska State Patrol has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed by a male doctor before they can be hired, according to a new federal lawsuit that has prompted a criminal investigation....
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Temperate Northwest gets blasted with furnace-like heat

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:14pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Forecasts for triple-digit heat have caused a minor panic across the Pacific Northwest, a region famous for cool weather where many people do not have air conditioning to help them endure the rare furnace-like blast....
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Trump backs GOP plan to push legal immigration changes

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump embraced legislation Wednesday that would dramatically reduce legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system that prioritizes merit and skills over family ties....
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Unwanted record: Biggest ever dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:14pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- There's an unwanted record in the Gulf of Mexico: This year's "dead zone ," a largely human-caused phenomenon where there's too little oxygen to support marine life, is the biggest ever measured....
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Justice denies broad move against college affirmative action

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department said Wednesday it had no broad plans to investigate whether college and university admission programs discriminate against students based on race, seeking to defray worries that a job posting signaled an effort to reverse course on affirmative action....
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Northwestern professor, Oxford employee sought in slaying

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:13pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Police are searching for a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee suspected in the stabbing death of a Chicago man and have alerted law enforcement agencies around the country that the pair should be considered armed and dangerous....
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Trump's tweets blindsiding advisers searching for clarity

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 1:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aides to President Donald Trump were in deep talks about how to defuse tensions between Qatar and other Arab nations when the door to the secure room at the White House burst open....
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Netanyahu steps in to stop brawl of Israeli, Jordanian MP

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:11am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- It had all the ingredients of a political brawl: a Jordanian and an Israeli lawmaker, both known for attention-seeking bluster, challenged each other to a showdown Wednesday on the border between their two countries....
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First safe repair of disease-causing gene in human embryos

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes - a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases....
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High court juvenile lifer ban spurs wider review of cases

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:11am
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic - that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life - to a larger population, those whose sentences include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out....
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Bizarre Foods host on new show, travel tips, addiction hope

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," thinks he's misunderstood....
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Trump joining with GOP senators to push immigration changes

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to join with two Republican senators to unveil legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. It would seek an immigration system based on merit and jobs skills instead of family connections....
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Boy Scouts: Top leaders didn't call Trump to praise speech

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:08am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boy Scouts denied Wednesday that the head of the youth organization called President Donald Trump to praise his recent, politically aggressive speech to its national jamboree....
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Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, conceding under pressure from his own party that a warmer relationship with Moscow was not in the country's best interest....
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