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Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:22pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart....
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Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:22pm
DETROIT (AP) -- For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised not make the same kind of promises to just anyone....
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In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:19pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests....
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Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policy

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:19pm
HAVANA (AP) -- On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami's Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change....
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LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:19pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA's new All-Star matchup....
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Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 8:19pm
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now....
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Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:18pm
LONDON (AP) -- A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday....
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Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:10pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country....
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Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:10pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- A serial killing suspect shot and killed nine people, including his own mother, and used a victim's gun in some of the slayings that unfolded in a three-week span late last year, authorities said Thursday....
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Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:10pm
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now....
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Airborne nuptials: Pope marries couple on papal plane

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:10pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago....
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Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:08pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or it could be in the Midwest, say, Indianapolis or Columbus, Ohio. Or the company could go outside the U.S. altogether and set up shop in Toronto....
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Year-old 'resistance' now sets it sights on the ballot box

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:08pm
The idea first came to Teresa Shook, a Hawaii retiree, in the hours after Donald Trump was elected. Perhaps, she suggested to a few friends on Facebook, women could march on Washington to show the depth of their resistance. Two days later, New York fashion designer Bob Bland joined the call for action with her own message....
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Can #MeToo movement do harm? Ansari story raises question

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:07pm
The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm....
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For Trump's security advisers, tempering an impetuous boss

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rex Tillerson's mission was delicate but not unfamiliar as he phoned President Donald Trump last week: Persuade the boss to curb his own impulses on yet another potentially explosive national security issue....
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Governors to Trump, Congress: Do more to solve opioid crisis

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:06pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 Americans a day....
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Phoenix police: Double-killing suspect tied to 7 more deaths

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:06pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix-area police have evidence linking a 35-year-old man already charged with killing his mother and stepfather to seven additional homicides that occurred in a three-week span late last year, officials said Thursday....
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Zimbabwe opposition leader dies in US helicopter crash

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:06pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett died in a helicopter crash in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico that also killed four others, authorities said....
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump says USA itself at risk of closing.

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No, the United States is not at risk of shutting down this week, as President Donald Trump suggested Thursday....
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Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Moving to solidify its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration is creating an office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion....
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