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IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:50pm
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, Iraq's Ministry of Defense said....
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Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 1:49pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore from the Florida panhandle to east Texas as it churned ever closer to the Gulf coast....
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Uber pushes its founder out as it tries to clean up its act

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 1:49pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Under Travis Kalanick's leadership, Uber's "Animal House"-style business plan was to grow as quickly as possible, steamrolling regulators while flouting the rules of workplace conduct....
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Milwaukee jurors acquit ex-cop in killing of black man

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:48pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city's north side....
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Newspaper fires prominent journalist over ethical conflict

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:48pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Wall Street Journal has fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged about his involvement in a prospective business deal with an international businessman who was one of his key sources....
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Latest: Milwaukee jury clears ex-cop in black man's death

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:48pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Latest in the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting (all times local):...
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Official: FBI looking at terrorism in Flint airport stabbing

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:48pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The FBI is looking at terrorism as a possible motive after an officer was stabbed in the neck at the Flint airport, a law enforcement official said after the Wednesday attack that prompted an evacuation and beefed up security elsewhere in the Michigan city....
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Latest: Trump briefed on officer's stabbing at Flint airport

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:48pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The Latest on the stabbing of an officer at the Flint, Michigan, airport (all times local):...
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Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing special election loss in a hard-fought Georgia congressional race....
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Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:45am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around....
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Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:45am
BOSTON (AP) -- The wildly popular fidget spinners that seem to be in the hands of the half the children in the U.S. are also potentially dangerous, a consumer watchdog group warned Wednesday....
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Michigan airport evacuated; officer seen bleeding from neck

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:44am
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Officials on Wednesday evacuated an airport in Flint, Michigan, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground....
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NBC says 'Downton Abbey' movie production to start in 2018

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:44am
SINGAPORE (AP) -- A "Downton Abbey" movie is in the works, with production likely to begin in 2018, an NBCUniversal executive said Wednesday....
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Gung-ho culture at tour agency Warmbier used on N.Korea trip

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:44am
BEIJING (AP) -- Beer-soaked "booze cruises" down North Korea's Taedong River. Scuba diving trips off the country's eastern coast. Saint Patrick's Day pub crawls in Pyongyang featuring drinking games with cheery locals....
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Police: Man killed woman, then himself on Chicago Skyway

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:44am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Authorities say a man gunned down a woman believed to be his wife during an argument on a major Chicago expressway before he shot and killed himself....
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Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:44am
BOSTON (AP) -- Thinking of getting your kid the wildly popular fidget spinner? A consumer watchdog group is warning parents to think again....
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4 cardinals press pope to clarify divorce-remarriage stand

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:43am
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis' opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church....
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Scruffy little dog named Gobi scores book, movie deals

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:43am
NEW YORK (AP) -- As dog stories go, this one about a scruffy little stray named Gobi has legs for miles....
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Gung-ho culture at tour agency Warmbier used on N.Korea trip

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:42am
BEIJING (AP) -- Beer-soaked "booze cruises" down North Korea's Taedong River. Scuba diving trips off the country's eastern coast. Saint Patrick's Day pub crawls in Pyongyang featuring drinking games with cheery locals....
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Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds on Chicago Skyway

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:42am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Police say a man and woman have been found dead with gunshot wounds on the Chicago Skyway, prompting an early-morning closure of part of the expressway that connects the city with Indiana....
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