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White House: Trump says US will not withdraw from NAFTA

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that....
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Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:11pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley scored 24 points apiece to help the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series....
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The Latest: Trump says he won't pull US out of NAFTA

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 8:11pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the North American Free Trade Agreement (all times EDT):...
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Jury sentences ambush killer to death in Pennsylvania

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 8:11pm
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries....
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India blocks social media in Kashmir in wake of abuse videos

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 8:11pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- India has ordered internet service providers in Indian-controlled Kashmir to block Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social media sites and online applications for one month, after several videos and photos depicting alleged abuses of Kashmiris by Indian security forces sparked outrage and fueled protests....
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New US office seeks to aid victims of crimes by immigrants

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stymied on his top immigration initiatives, President Donald Trump is making good on one plan that critics denounce as fearmongering and misleading: opening an office for victims of crimes committed by immigrants, although studies show immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens....
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Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 6:09pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to say hello" to all her supporters....
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Family buy plane tickets for condemned inmate's daughter

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 4:08pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Family members of a man whose death was caused by Arkansas condemned killer Kenneth Williams said they've forgiven him - and bought plane tickets so the condemned man's daughter and granddaughter could visit before his scheduled execution Thursday....
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Trump tax cut: Huge, vague and likely mild boost for economy

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 3:06pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would light Americans' financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing....
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Here's what could be next for Trump's sanctuary cities order

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 3:06pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge's ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it "ridiculous" and vowing to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court....
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Americans offer hope, prayer in assessing Trump's 100 days

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 2:05pm
They are young and old: a high school student who can't yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a "downhome boy" from Kentucky, a third-generation Mexican-American from Texas, a stay-at-home mom in Pennsylvania, an Iranian immigrant in Los Angeles....
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US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:01pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization....
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Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:01pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jonathan Demme, the eclectic, ever-enthusiastic filmmaker behind the Oscar winners "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," and the director of one of the most seminal concert films ever made, the Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense," has died. He was 73....
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Police: Captive woman found crying in pit in neighbor's shed

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:01pm
BLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) -- A man with mental health problems kidnapped a neighbor and kept her trapped in a small grave-like pit in his backyard shed, where her cries for help alerted other people living nearby and led to her rescue, police said....
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Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 1:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his taxes returns to the public, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters....
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Fatal stabbing near Saddleback College, 1 dead

Lariat Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:42pm
MISSION VIEJO – Two victims were stabbed at the Renew apartment complex this last Wednesday around 9:15 p.m., in Mission Viejo. The apartment complex is located in between the Shops at Mission Viejo Mall and Saddleback College. One male was reportedly stabbed in the throat while the other was stabbed in the stomach. Authorities believe […]
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US colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:00pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization....
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Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative story says

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:00am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought - more than 100,000 years ago -- and maybe they were Neanderthals....
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Those caught up in 1992 LA riot reflect on causes, changes

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:00am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dee Young remembers April 29, 1992, the way most Americans of a certain age recall Sept. 11 - it's indelibly etched in his memory as the day his world and that of thousands of others changed forever....
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Canadian firefighters rescue woman from crane in Toronto

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:00am
TORONTO (AP) -- A woman who was stuck on the top part of a construction crane in downtown Toronto for hours was rescued Wednesday after being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground....
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