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AP Interview: UN Women chief: Sex abuse cases tip of iceberg

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:08pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been "untouchable" is an important moment - but it's just "a tip of an iceberg."...
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Sick Venezuelans flee to Colombia in mounting refugee crisis

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 9:08pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) -- As Venezuela's economic crisis worsens, rising numbers of its people are fleeing in a burgeoning refugee crisis that is drawing alarm across Latin America....
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The Latest: Chinese use Women's Day to joke about power grab

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 9:08pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Latest on International Women's Day (all times local):...
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Alabama: 1 student dead, another hurt in school shooting

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:07pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A 17-year-old girl was killed in a shooting at dismissal time Wednesday at an Alabama high school and a 17-year-old male student was injured, authorities said, adding they were investigating it as accidental....
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Alabama: 1 dead, another student hurt in school shooting

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:06pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A 17-year-old girl was killed in a shooting at dismissal time Wednesday at an Alabama high school and a 17-year-old male student was injured, authorities said, adding they were investigating it as accidental....
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AP Explains: What to make of N. Korean offer for nuke talks

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:06pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- At first glance it seems like a blockbuster: North Korea has reportedly offered up its nukes for negotiation, an abrupt reversal from its repeated vows never to relinquish the "treasured sword" it sees as protection against constant U.S. "hostility."...
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The Latest: College basketball team pushes bus out of snow

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:06pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on a nor'easter hitting the East Coast (all times local):...
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France's Macron vows to fight anti-Semitism online and off

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:06pm
PARIS (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Wednesday to fight firmly against anti-Semitism wherever it surfaces, whether in the street or online, and to protect the nation's Jews amid growing concerns about intolerance....
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Trump shuffle: Suddenly trade guru Navarro takes spotlight

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In Donald Trump's roller-coaster White House, no insider is above rebuke and no outcast beyond redemption. Peter Navarro, who was once barred from sending private emails and spotted skulking in West Wing hallways, has emerged from the chaos ascendant....
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Female candidates see early boost in Texas primary

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:05pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Predictions of a historic wave of female candidates on the ballot in November received an early boost after the nation's first primary this week in Texas, with a record number of women advancing in congressional and state legislative races....
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The Latest: Lightning strikes teacher during 'thunderstorm'

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:05pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on a nor'easter hitting the East Coast (all times local):...
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Teacher unions see momentum build with West Virginia strike

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:05pm
As teachers in West Virginia noisily celebrated a 5 percent raise that ended their nine-day walkout, momentum was building elsewhere for similar protests over pay and benefits for the nation's public school teachers....
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Mariners bring back 44-year-old Ichiro Suzuki

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:04pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners are bringing back Ichiro Suzuki....
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Putin praises Trump, says US political system eating itself

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:04am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin lavished praise on President Donald Trump, but added that he was sorely disappointed with the U.S. political system, saying that it has been "eating itself up."...
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Immigrants say working at Kansas ranch was 'like slavery'

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:04am
SYRACUSE, Kan. (AP) -- Immigrants working on a remote Kansas ranch toil long days in a type of servitude to work off loans from the company for the cost of smuggling them into the country, according to five people who worked there....
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Geometric clusters of cyclones churn over Jupiter's poles

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:04am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Jupiter's poles are blanketed by geometric clusters of cyclones and its atmosphere is deeper than scientists suspected....
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Watchdog report: Failed VA leadership put patients at risk

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 9:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A stinging internal investigation finds "failed leadership at multiple levels" at the Veterans Administration during the Obama administration that put patients at a major hospital at risk. It's another blow to current Secretary David Shulkin, who also served at the agency then and now is fighting to keep his job....
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SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Kagan recalls clerking for Marshall

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 9:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Elena Kagan recalled the moment 30 years ago when her boss looked at her "as though I must have lost my mind."...
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Watchdog report: Failed VA leadership put patients at risk

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 8:00am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As a top Veterans Administration official in the Obama administration, current Secretary David Shulkin took no action to fix longstanding problems of dirty syringes and equipment shortages that put patients at risk at a major veterans hospital, according to an investigation released Wednesday that finds "failed leadership" and "climate of complacency" at agency....
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Italy stems immigration, short on aiding indebted sex slaves

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:00am
ROME (AP) -- Precious survived a trip across North Africa and two sinking boats before making it to Italy, only to be confronted with the reality facing young Nigerian migrants like her: A "madam" gave her condoms, pantyhose and a G-string, and put her to work....
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