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Touch new stamp and presto, total solar eclipse becomes moon

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:40am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer's total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp....
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In tweetstorm, Trump takes aim at Democrats on spending bill

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:40am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a tweetstorm of criticism of Democrats involved in tense negotiations on a spending bill to keep the government open, accusing them of trying to close national parks and jeopardize the safety of U.S. troops over demands to provide Americans with health care....
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AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media break

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:40am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media, the bulk of them even voluntarily, a new survey found....
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'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:37am
NEW YORK (AP) -- With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen....
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Kim Kardashian: Gunpoint heist 'meant to happen to me'

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:37am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Kardashian says that being held at gunpoint during a Paris jewelry heist last year "was meant to happen."...
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US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago....
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'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:35am
NEW YORK (AP) -- With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen....
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Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities....
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UK police arrest man with 'weapon' near Parliament

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:32am
LONDON (AP) -- London police arrested a man for possession of weapons Thursday near Britain's Houses of Parliament....
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Abating bait: Decline in prized worms threatens way of life

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:32am
WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) -- Dan Harrington makes his living unearthing marine worms by hacking away at mudflats with a tool that resembles the business end of an old steel rake....
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Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 5:32am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan....
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A look at North Korea's evolving brinkmanship

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:31am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea observers have long marveled at the ability of a small, impoverished, autocratic nation to go toe-to-toe with the world's superpowers....
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D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:31am
"The Simpsons" is taking on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in a short animation released online....
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'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new life

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:31am
IMVEPI, Uganda (AP) -- Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives in tow. Missing are a few sons (off fighting) and his cattle (stolen)....
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Pope faces balancing act in Egypt amid security fears

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 1:21am
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is facing a religious and diplomatic balancing act as he heads to Egypt this weekend, hoping to comfort its Christian community after a spate of Islamic attacks while seeking to improve relations with Egypt's Muslim leaders....
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Fournette entering NFL draft showing no fear of a bad fit

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:17am
Leonard Fournette is about to lose a little control over his carefully cultivated football career....
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Trooper ambush killer sentenced to death in Pennsylvania

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:17am
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s....
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As Trump calls for wall, a look at the world's barriers

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:14pm
As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico....
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Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:14pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon - and driving rumors that China is to blame....
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Businesses like Trump tax plan, but they won't rush to hire

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:13pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Giving workers a raise, investing in new machinery. Small business owners have long wish lists to choose from if the Trump administration's plan to lower tax rates becomes law - but most don't expect to go on a hiring binge....
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