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For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government scientists say the Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year....
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Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 7:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather....
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Final Ringling Bros. show at Nassau Coliseum sells out

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 5:20am
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Officials with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey say the iconic traveling circus' final show at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island is sold out....
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George H.W. Bush hospitalized for shortness of breath

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 4:20am
HOUSTON (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to the hospital over the weekend for shortness of breath and the 92-year-old is responding well to treatments, his spokesman said Wednesday....
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Inaugural speech is Trump's time to rise to the moment

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 1:15am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment....
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Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:14pm
SYDNEY (AP) -- Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible - and arguably most important - clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves....
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Power shortages leave Gaza in the dark

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:14pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- At night, large swaths of the Gaza Strip plunge into darkness - the result of chronic and worsening power outages. In crowded city streets, the only source of light comes from the headlights of passing cars....
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In Africa, Obama's presidency couldn't help but be personal

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:12pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Africa was electrified by the rise of Barack Obama, the first U.S. president of African descent. It was in Africa that he signaled a historic opening toward Cuba, took aim at the twin scourges of corruption and dictatorship and sent thousands of troops to fight one of the most terrifying disease outbreaks in decades....
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For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:12pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller....
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Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather....
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Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:12pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s....
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AP PHOTOS: Chilean dreams of rescuing box camera photography

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 9:12pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Luis Maldonado is the last remaining photographer in the main square of the Chilean capital still using a wooden box camera....
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DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice....
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Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 6:10pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later....
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Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 6:10pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday....
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With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 5:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange....
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Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 5:09pm
TOKYO (AP) -- Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa....
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Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the Army intelligence officer who leaked scores of classified documents to go free nearly three decades early....
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University of California's Napolitano in hospital for cancer

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:07pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and has been hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said Tuesday....
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Obama commutes most of Chelsea Manning's sentence

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration....
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