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Anchorage voters 1st in the nation to reject bathroom bill

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 9:55am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Voters in Alaska's largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill in a referendum that asked them to require people using public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at birth....
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Amid corruption concerns, Gen. Kelly made allies in Honduras

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 8:55am
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly came to Congress in March 2015 with some good news from Honduras, a country where good news is often hard to find....
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Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded rifle to rallies

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 8:55am
Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. this weekend, pushing back against a wave of student-led gun violence protests that some see as a threat to the Second Amendment....
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'Fox & Friends': Influence comes with the president's ear

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 8:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The boss at "Fox & Friends" says it's important not to be preoccupied with who is watching, even if it's the most powerful person in the world....
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McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 7:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some say it's a fight between West and South. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. Or who would be the better fundraiser and communicator for a divided party struggling to protect its House majority....
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$30,000 rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious Trump tip

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 6:55am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she'd had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid's parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul's New York City buildings....
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Gaza's hospitals taxed by wounded from Israeli fire

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 6:55am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Raed Jadallah belonged to an exclusive club - a small band of surfers who escaped the claustrophobia of blockaded Gaza by riding the waves of the Mediterranean. Now he's immobile, a metal fixation device clamped to his left leg after an Israeli bullet fractured his femur in two places....
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As royal wedding nears, brands benefit from 'Meghan effect'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 6:55am
LONDON (AP) -- Canadian fashion designer Bojana Sentaler stared at her television on Christmas Day to see if Meghan Markle had a gift for her....
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$30,000 rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious Trump tip

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:06pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she'd had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid's parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul's New York City buildings....
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McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:06pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some say it's a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump's affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives....
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NASA Tess spacecraft to prowl for planets as galactic scout

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:06pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see - plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more - will come under the intense stare of NASA's newest planet hunter....
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5 years after Boston bombing, anti-extremism efforts falter

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:06pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Five years after two brothers who had been living in America for about a decade bombed the Boston Marathon, federally funded community programs to prevent attacks by homegrown extremists are barely underway and face an uncertain future....
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It's playoff time: The NBA's first-round pairings are set

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:06pm
MIAMI (AP) -- The NBA playoffs that start this weekend already have an extremely tough act to follow....
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Beantown Brawl! Yankees fight to 10-7 win over Red Sox

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 8:53pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston's nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory Wednesday night....
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Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Nuggets in OT, to playoffs

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 8:53pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended the NBA's longest-running playoff drought, beating the Denver Nuggets 112-106 in overtime Wednesday night in the first final-day play-in game in the league in 21 years....
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Prosecutor: minors at risk of forced labor at Brazil church

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:40pm
FRANCO DA ROCHA, Brazil (AP) -- Minors remain at risk and are being forced to work against their will by a Brazilian church with ties to the U.S.-based Word of Faith Fellowship, a senior labor prosecutor said Wednesday after the initial hearing in a civil suit seeking the dissolution of the local church and the school it runs....
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Nominee to lead State Dept.: Soft policy on Russia 'over'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Pompeo, the hard-charging CIA director picked to be the next secretary of state, will tell the Senate on Thursday that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are "now over." Drawing a sharp contrast with predecessor Rex Tillerson, Pompeo will vow to promote democracy and human rights while ending "demoralizing" vacancies at the State Department....
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Speaker Ryan will leave behind new tax code, busted budget

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan will leave Congress having achieved one of his career goals: rewriting the tax code. On his other defining aim - balancing the budget and cutting back benefit programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid - Ryan has utterly failed....
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Vermont's Republican governor signs new gun restrictions

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:40pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat - the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor....
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Zuckerberg faces 'Grandpa' questions from lawmakers

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of grilling before House and Senate committees Tuesday and Wednesday to address Facebook's privacy issues and the need for more regulation for the social media site....
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