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Kenya election official tortured, killed days before vote

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 7:22am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- An official crucial to running Kenya's presidential election next week has been found tortured and killed, the electoral commission chairman said Monday, as concerns grew that the East African nation's vote again would face dangerous unrest....
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AP NewsBreak: Study says films exclude women, Hispanics

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 7:22am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In 2016 "Moonlight" won best picture and "Hidden Figures" was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever....
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A talk with Trump on North Korea? After vacation, Seoul says

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:20am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's latest leader took office at an uneasy moment in his country's history, inheriting the wreckage left by an ousted and excoriated predecessor. Among his lesser-noticed promises was a vow to improve quality of life in a society of long hours and hard work - to help break the chains to people's desks, to let them take a breath and relax a bit....
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Award-winning French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:20am
PARIS (AP) -- French actress Jeanne Moreau, a smoky-voiced femme fatale who starred in Francois Truffaut's love triangle film "Jules and Jim" and whose award-winning, seven-decade career included work with some of the world's most acclaimed directors, has died. She was 89....
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Transgender soldier fears life setback after Trump's tweet

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:19am
BERATZHAUSEN, Germany (AP) -- The U.S. Army soldier took a deep breath before hitting the button that sent the email to more than 200 fellow troops....
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Under ICBM's red glare, Pyongyang pretties up its 'pyramid'

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:19am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- While North Korea's second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile dominated headlines late last week, Pyongyang quietly unveiled renovations around the capital's biggest landmark: a futuristic, pyramid-shaped 105-story hotel, the world's tallest unoccupied building....
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Transgender soldier fears life setback after Trump's tweet

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 1:18am
BERATZHAUSEN, Germany (AP) -- The U.S. Army soldier took a deep breath before hitting the button that sent the email to more than 200 fellow troops....
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Trump to award first Medal of Honor to Vietnam Army medic

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 1:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Army medic from Michigan who risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump....
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Officials: Afghan children smuggled to Pakistan seminaries

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:17am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- It was a routine check. Two vans, both without license plates, were stopped earlier this month by police in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, where Taliban hold sway in large swaths of the countryside....
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AP Investigation: A patchwork of justice for juvenile lifers

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:17am
DETROIT (AP) -- Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs....
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AP Investigation: A patchwork of justice for juvenile lifers

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 10:12pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs....
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Q&A: A look at action around tough sentencing of juveniles

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 10:12pm
In the past decade or so, the U.S. Supreme Court and state legislatures have taken steps to scale back the most extreme punishments for juvenile criminals. Here's how the laws have changed and some reasons why teens who were sentenced to life without parole are now getting a second chance:...
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Luggage screening intensified after Australia airplane plot

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 10:12pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Security remained heightened in airports around Australia with more intense screening of luggage after law enforcement officials thwarted what a police chief described on Monday as a "credible attempt to attack an aircraft."...
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