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GOP devotes $250M to midterm strategy: Keep House majority

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 5:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party's House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump's first term....
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Police chief: Officers did nothing wrong in Starbucks arrest

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 4:40pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's police commissioner on Saturday defended officers who arrested two black men at a Starbucks, prompting accusations of racism on social media, concern from the mayor and an apology from the company....
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Storm blasts central US with snow, ice and wind, killing 3

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 4:40pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has buffeted the central U.S. with heavy snow, winds, rain and hail, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least three people, including a sleeping 2-year-old Louisiana girl....
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Storm blasts central US with snow, ice and wind, killing 3

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 3:40pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has buffeted the central U.S. with heavy snow, winds, rain and hail, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least three people, including a sleeping 2-year-old Louisiana girl....
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Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 3:40pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Durant helped the defending champions get defensive in a hurry, finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Golden State Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio Spurs 113-92 on Saturday....
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AP investigation: Doctors keep licenses despite sex abuse

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 1:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first time that Dr. Anthony Bianchi came onto a patient, California's medical board alleged, the gynecologist placed a chair against the exam room door, put his fingers into the woman's vagina and exposed his erect penis....
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GOP devotes $250M to midterm strategy: Keep House majority

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 1:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party's House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump's first term....
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Certain of gas attack, allies struck Syria before UN report

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States, Britain and France opted to strike Syria for its apparent use of chemical weapons without waiting for a report from U.N. inspectors because they were convinced that the Assad government had used chlorine and possibly sarin nerve gas against a rebel-held Damascus suburb, American officials said Saturday....
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Western airstrikes unlikely to impact Assad's war machine

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:11am
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Western airstrikes targeting suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities might have rained down punishment from the sky, but they will not fundamentally degrade a war machine whose main bases, weaponry and personnel remain in place....
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Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:11am
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) -- Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, has died at his home in southern Nevada....
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Bon Jovi, Simone, Dire Straits to be inducted into Rock Hall

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:11am
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Bon Jovi, the Cars and four first-time nominees, including Nina Simone, will be inducted Saturday night as the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class....
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AP investigation: Doctors keep licenses despite sex abuse

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 9:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first time that Dr. Anthony Bianchi came onto a patient, California's medical board alleged, the gynecologist placed a chair against the exam room door, put his fingers into the woman's vagina and exposed his erect penis....
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'Winnie!' South Africa bids farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 9:02am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday, after supporters defended her complex legacy with poetry and anger....
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Analysis: Putin sits back as US, allies strike Syria

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 7:56am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Facing a stark choice between engaging the United States, Britain and France in combat or passively watching them strike his ally, President Vladimir Putin has opted for the peaceful route. That cautious response may dent the Russian leader's tough-man image but it won't undermine his gains in Syria or erode his authority at home....
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GOP devotes $250M to midterm strategy: Keep House majority

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 7:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party's House majority for the rest of President Donald Trump's first term....
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Louisiana takes aim at Jim Crow-era jury law

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 7:56am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana is one of only two states in the country allowing a non-unanimous jury to convict a defendant of a felony, and a Louisiana lawmaker says it is time for the Jim Crow-era practice to end....
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Legal fight lingers for man freed in 1980 murder case

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 7:56am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- John Floyd spent 36 years locked up for a New Orleans murder he insisted he didn't commit. A federal judge sees things the same way and ordered his release from jail last year and a new trial. Her decision was backed by a federal appeals court....
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On the lower Rio Grande, a glimpse at the border Trump wants

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 7:56am
ROMA, Texas (AP) -- Stymied by Congress and the courts, President Donald Trump has struggled to make good on his signature campaign promises to build a wall and stop migrants. But there is at least one place where his vision is becoming reality: the sinuous lower Rio Grande Valley, scene of more unauthorized crossings than any other stretch between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico....
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AP Analysis: Gaza flare-up driven by deep misery in strip

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 6:56am
ALONG THE ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER (AP) -- The flareup of deadly violence in Gaza is of a new kind, even in the inventive annals of Mideast conflicts: Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinian demonstrators burning tires and hurling firebombs across what looks like an international border, inflicting casualties while claiming concerns of a mass breach of the barrier....
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