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AP Was There: Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire kills 492

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:36am
EDITOR'S NOTE - The flames began, witnesses said, in or around an artificial palm tree in a downstairs lounge of a Boston nightclub full of an estimated 1,000 people. It took less than two minutes for flames and heat to roar upstairs....
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Jay-Z leads Grammy noms with 8 as rap, R&B take center stage

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:36am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay-Z is the leader of the 2018 Grammy Award nominations in a year where the top four categories are heavily dominated by rap and R&B artists, giving the often overlooked genres a strong chance of winning big....
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Illinois Rep. Gutierrez to retire after 13 House terms

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez will announce he is retiring and won't seek re-election next year....
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Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens developing a hybrid plane

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:36am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce are teaming up to develop a hybrid passenger plane that would use a single electric turbofan along with three conventional jet engines running on aviation fuel....
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Sharpton: Meek Mill represents victims of the justice system

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:36am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rev. Al Sharpton said a broken criminal justice system is responsible for Meek Mill's imprisonment and called Monday for the judge who sentenced the rapper to reconsider or step aside....
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Powell casts himself as a figure of stability for the Fed

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum employment and stable prices....
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Alabama Senate race gives GOP voters an uncomfortable choice

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:34am
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) -- With two weeks to go until the Alabama election for U.S. Senate, Kathie Luckie of Hoover said she is "teetering" with her choice....
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Beijing evicts Chinese migrants in droves, prompting outcry

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:33am
BEIJING (AP) -- Authorities in Beijing have launched sweeping evictions of workers who have migrated from elsewhere in the country, triggering a public outcry over the treatment of people the city depends on to build skyscrapers, care for children and take on other lowly-paid work....
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Families of Navajo Code Talkers decry Trump's political jab

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:33am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Families of Navajo war veterans who were honored Monday at the White House say they were dumbfounded that President Donald Trump used the event to take a political jab at a Massachusetts senator, demeaning their work with an unbreakable code that helped the U.S. win World War II....
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Ivanka Trump's India visit raises questions about her brand

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:33pm
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Ivanka Trump is making a significant solo outing by headlining a business conference in India, but her trip highlights questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions....
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Thousands of foreign troops in Syria _ but will they leave?

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:32pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's long-running civil war may be winding down slowly, but the country is awash in weapons and a confounding array of local militias and thousands of foreign troops, some of which may never leave....
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Powell casts himself as a figure of stability for the Fed

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum employment and stable prices....
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At Capitol, Franken apologizes and sees long fight for trust

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken apologized Monday to "everyone who has counted on me to be a champion for women" as the Minnesota Democrat fought to bolster his support with his first Capitol public appearance since being drawn into a wave of sexual harassment accusations buffeting Congress....
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Meghan Markle has advocated for women since the age of 11

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:32pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiancée of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described "feminist."...
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Meghan Markle has advocated for women since the age of 11

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:32pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiance of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described "feminist."...
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Suggs, Ravens get defensive in 23-16 win over Texans

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:32pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Terrell Suggs led an aggressive Baltimore defense that kept Houston out of the end zone for the final 51 minutes, and the Ravens went deep in the playbook on offense to squeeze out a 23-16 victory on Monday night....
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Conservative group linked to woman who falsely accused Moore

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:25pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A conservative group known for undercover investigations has been linked to a woman who falsely told The Washington Post that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager, the newspaper reported....
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Trump, honoring Navajos, revives 'Pocohontas' jab at Warren

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump returned to his own kind of code talking Monday by deriding Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" at a White House event honoring Native American war heroes....
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Powell, in prepared remarks, backs further slow rate hikes

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum employment and stable prices....
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