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Fearsome Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas Gulf Coast

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:38pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade....
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Jerry Lee Lewis doesn't get Country Music Hall of Fame snub

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 7:38pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the early pioneers of rock 'n' roll music, but he doesn't understand why his contributions to country music haven't been recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame....
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National security aide Sebastian Gorka leaves White House

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka tells The Associated Press he has resigned from his position....
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Trump pardons ex-sheriff convicted of defying judge's order

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:37pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio, the retired Arizona lawman who was convicted for intentionally disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case....
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Increasingly menacing Hurricane Harvey aims at Texas coast

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:37pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- With time running out, tens of thousands of people fled Friday from the path of an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Harvey as it took aim at a wide swath of the Texas Gulf Coast that includes oil refineries, chemical plants and dangerously flood-prone Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city....
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Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:37pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea says North Korea has fired several unidentified projectiles to the sea in what appears to be the latest weapons tests for the country that has been rapidly expanding its nuclear weapons and missile program....
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Upset with Trump's response, economic aide mulled quitting

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's top economic adviser sharply denounced the president's response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, saying in an interview that he felt "compelled" to speak out. Gary Cohn, who is Jewish, was so upset by Trump's comments that he wrote a letter of resignation but never submitted it....
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Trump setting new records for low presidential approval

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 1:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump came into office as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. Things have not improved....
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Mayweather, McGregor ready to rumble in much hyped fight

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 1:34pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Conor McGregor has been kept pretty much under wraps ever since his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was announced, emerging occasionally to trash Mayweather only to disappear again behind the closed doors of the UFC training center....
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Flash, bang, and blood: Hiker tells harrowing lightning tale

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:33am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- There was no rain, no rumbling, no sign of danger before the blinding flash and deafening bang of a lightning bolt threw Mathias Steinhuber to the ground, tore off his clothes and burned a gaping hole in his shoe....
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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:33am
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:...
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Trump administration imposes sweeping sanctions on Venezuela

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 9:33am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The Trump administration on Friday slapped sweeping financial sanctions on Venezuela, barring banks from any new financial deals with the government or state-run oil giant PDVSA....
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Myanmar: 71 die in militant attacks on police, border posts

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 9:33am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar launched overnight attacks on more than two dozen police and border outposts, leaving 12 security personnel and 59 Rohingya dead, the government said Friday, in a dramatic escalation of fighting in the troubled region....
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Economic adviser knocks Trump's response to Charlottesville

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top economic adviser to President Donald Trump said he's come under "enormous pressure" both to quit and to remain at the White House following the administration's widely criticized response to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia....
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RNC to vote on condemning, but some roll eyes

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:31am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Republican National Committee is headed toward adoption of a resolution condemning white supremacists, at the strong urging of the party's national chairwoman but also with groans from some party activists....
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In the Persian Gulf, Iran's drones pose rising threat to US

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:31am
ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ (AP) -- High above the Persian Gulf, an Iranian drone crosses the path of American fighter jets lining up to land on the USS Nimitz....
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Yellen defends banking overhaul passed after 2008 crisis

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 7:31am
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is defending the web of regulations the Fed helped enact after the 2008 financial crisis, saying it helped restore the banking system's health and disputing criticism that the rules have hurt lending....
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13 dead after Indian guru's rape conviction triggers riots

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 7:31am
PANCHKULA, India (AP) -- Mobs rampaged across a north Indian town on Friday, leaving 13 people dead and buildings in flames, after a court declared a quasi-religious sect leader guilty of raping two of his followers, authorities said....
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