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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:10pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:...
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Students begin school walkouts on Columbine anniversary

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:10am
Students from Florida to Chicago started streaming out of their schools Friday in the latest round of gun-control activism following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida....
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Natalie Portman snubs 'Jewish Nobel,' triggers backlash

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:10am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel" because of "extreme distress" over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in the country's political establishment....
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The Latest: 2 more Palestinian protesters killed in Gaza

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:10am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local):...
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Natalie Portman snubs 'Jewish Nobel,' triggers backlash

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:10am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel" because of "extreme distress" over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in the country's political establishment....
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USA Gymnastics settles sex abuse lawsuit

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 8:55am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper investigation into the organization's practices for reporting child abuse....
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Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says his client is "very upset and disappointed" with some comments by his former boss James Comey....
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Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:55am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston's leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she'd like to focus on should she become first lady....
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Karolyis to NBC: 'No way' they knew about doctor's behavior

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison....
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EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:49am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver....
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Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal after more than 21 years

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:23am
LONDON (AP) -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will leave the English club at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge....
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Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with Kim

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:30am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The meeting next week between the leaders of the rival Koreas will be the ultimate test of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's belief that his nation should lead international efforts to deal with North Korea....
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'This is my family': Where the travel ban debate hits home

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:30am
NEW YORK (AP) -- At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life....
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Americans reflect on legal pot ahead of 420 holiday

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:30am
America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group....
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Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:30am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston's leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she'd like to focus on should she become first lady....
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Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:50pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states....
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Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:50pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Kushner Cos. confirmed Thursday it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City....
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Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:50pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources....
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