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Rachel Lindsay named ABC's first black "Bachelorette"

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 6:00am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- ABC has named a black woman as its "Bachelorette" for the first time in the show's history....
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Purge outdated voter rolls? NYC tried it, with bad results

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 6:00am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Whether or not you believe that voting fraud is a problem in the U.S., one thing is certain: Tidying up outdated voter rolls is sometimes easier said than done. Just ask election officials in the nation's largest city....
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Toshiba chairman steps down over huge nuclear business loss

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 2:59am
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese electronics and energy giant Toshiba Corp. said Tuesday that its chairman is resigning to take responsibility for problems that will result in a 713 billion yen ($6.3 billion) loss in its nuclear business....
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Recent Trump win on China trademark raises ethics questions

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 1:54am
SHANGHAI (AP) -- President Donald Trump is poised to receive something Tuesday that he has been trying to get from China for a decade: trademark rights to his own name. After suffering rejection after rejection in China's courts, he saw his prospects change dramatically after starting his presidential campaign....
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Flynn, fired once by a president, now resigns to another

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fired by one American commander-in-chief for insubordination, Michael Flynn has now delivered his resignation to another....
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Judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban in Virginia

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:49pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban's constitutionality....
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NBA All-Star game spotlights LGBT oasis in the South

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:49pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The city hosting this year's NBA All-Star game has long enjoyed a reputation as a welcoming place for the gay and lesbian community. New Orleans is home to one of the country's oldest gay bars, the gay celebration Southern Decadence draws nearly 200,000 people yearly, and gay and lesbian authors flock here for the Saints and Sinners literary festival....
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OPINION: Rep. Mimi Walters, not our congresswoman

Lariat Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:38pm
Orange County residents and organizations protested outside of Mimi Walters office in Irvine Tuesday, Jan. 31. Mimi Walters was re-elected back in November to represent the 45th district. Orange County residents are upset that Walters has yet to hold a city hall meeting since she has been elected. In 2012, Democrats tried to stop Walters […]
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White House names possible shortlist for Flynn replacement

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:47pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- His administration dealt a significant blow after not even a month in office, President Donald Trump must now fill a vital national security post after the resignation of embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn....
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Judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban in Virginia

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:47pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban's constitutionality....
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Sandusky's son awaits hearing on child sex abuse allegations

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:47pm
Jerry Sandusky's adult son is in a Pennsylvania jail, awaiting a hearing next week on charges he pressured one teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex....
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Century mark! UConn women win 100th straight game

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:47pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies' long list of milestones....
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APNewsBreak: Cyber spies target American-Egyptian writer

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 9:42pm
PARIS (AP) -- American-Egyptian author Mona Eltahawy is one of many activists and human rights advocates targeted in a sweeping cyberespionage campaign blamed on Egypt's government, The Associated Press has found....
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Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 9:42pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses....
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News conferences raise issue of Trump seeking softballs

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 8:42pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump managed to avoid questions about hot-button issues facing the White House - such as the future of national security adviser Michael Flynn and a North Korean missile launch - in a news conference Monday where selected reporters asked non-challenging questions and other, shouted-out inquiries were ignored....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 6:42pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Playboy magazine reverses position, brings back naked women

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 6:42pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Naked women are back in Playboy magazine, ending a year-old ban on the nudity that made the magazine famous....
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Officials repeatedly said spillway safe before evacuations

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 5:42pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For six days, amid rising waters and heavy rain, officials assured Northern California residents living downstream from a damaged dam that they were safe. Then on Sunday afternoon, a few hours after once again being told they were safe, the alarm was sounded: evacuate immediately. A portion of the dam never tested before was on the brink of failing, sending a 30-foot wall of water rushing down the Feather River and imperiling about 200,000 residents ordered to f...
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump aide pushes false story of vote fraud

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 5:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presidential adviser Stephen Miller peddled discredited theories about voter fraud during a round of TV appearances Sunday that won praise from his boss but brought no new evidence to light....
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California dam managers dismissed flood concern 12 years ago

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:40pm
Environmental activists and local government officials warned more than a decade ago about the risk of catastrophic flooding below a major Northern California dam - the very scenario that threatened to unfold over the weekend, forcing the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downstream....
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