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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:04am
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Pot holiday traces roots to California high school stoners

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:04am
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) -- Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking....
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Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:04am
NEW YORK (AP) -- So you want to have a baby....
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Syrian troops, Palestinians look to drive IS from capital

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:46am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian troops and allied Palestinian fighters are massing around the last Islamic State bastion in the capital, preparing for an all-out offensive if talks on an evacuation deal fall through....
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Israel at 70: Satisfaction and grim disquiet share the stage

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:46am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Is Israel a success as it turns 70? As Israelis commemorate the milestone this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage....
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Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:58pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States....
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Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:58pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real....
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The day outspoken Barbara Bush regretted speaking her mind

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:58pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barbara Bush leaned over the seat on Air Force Two and glared at me. It was 1984, and her husband, Vice President George Bush, was running for re-election with President Ronald Reagan. On that day, she was fuming and she didn't bother hiding it....
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Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:58pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big bruins on the prowl....
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Hitting the jackpot: Knights sweep Kings with 1-0 win

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:58pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brayden McNabb scored against his former team in the second period, lifting Vegas to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night that made the Golden Knights the first expansion team in NHL history to sweep its first playoff series....
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AP PHOTOS: Former first lady Barbara Bush through the years

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 8:34pm
Barbara Bush was a deeply rooted member of one of America's most recent political families - while sharing a distinction with one of its first....
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To soften image, Kim Jong Un turns spotlight to sister, wife

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 8:34pm
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be trying out a new tactic to boost the image of his authoritarian regime - he's putting the spotlight on the women in his life....
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DeRozan scores 37, Raptors win Game 2, beat Wizards 130-111

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 8:34pm
TORONTO (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan's big game put the Toronto Raptors in a place they've never been before: up 2-0 in a playoff series....
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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 5:55pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92....
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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:55pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. She was 92....
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UN ambassador, White House quarrel over timing on sanctions

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:55pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday fired back against a Trump administration official who said she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced new sanctions against Russia were imminent, saying, "With all due respect, I don't get confused."...
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Trump says US and NKorea talking at 'extremely high levels'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:40pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea are holding direct talks at "extremely high levels" in preparation for a potential summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
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Newscaster Carl Kasell of NPR's 'Morning Edition' dies at 84

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Newscaster Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR who brought his gravitas to "Morning Edition" and later his wit to "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" has died. He was 84....
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1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 2:40pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said....
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