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Brazilians funneled as "slaves" by US church, ex-members say

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:32pm
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders - for safekeeping, he said he was told....
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Legal New Jersey online poker pushes World Series champion

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:32pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Scott Blumstein's path to winning more than $8.1 million as the World Series of Poker champion started in the online poker rooms of New Jersey....
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64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 9:30pm
HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) -- In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb disposal mission gone wrong....
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US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 9:30pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers....
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US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 7:25pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers....
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Tool to help police in opioid crisis draws privacy concern

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 5:24pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey is the latest state amid a national opioid crisis to consider allowing police and law enforcement officials to access its prescription drug monitoring database without a court order, pitting patient rights to privacy against the government's ability to investigate so-called doctor shopping....
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How smugglers used trucks with sometimes deadly results

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 3:23pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- It could take months for investigators to determine what preceded the deaths of at least nine people found with dozens of ailing individuals in a tractor-trailer discovered outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas, in what authorities are calling an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong....
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O.J. Simpson had a 'conflict-free life'? Not really

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 3:23pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week that he's led a "conflict-free life," he seemed to overlook a few episodes that had him cycling in and out of courtrooms and jail cells for nearly 20 years before the Las Vegas hotel-room heist that sent him to prison in 2008....
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Li Haotong shoots 63 at British Open for round of his life

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 2:23pm
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Li Haotong crept into unexpected contention at the British Open with the round of his life on Sunday....
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Jordanian killed, Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 1:23pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Three people, including an Israeli man, were wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan's capital, the kingdom's Public Security Directorate said....
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Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:20am
LONDON (AP) -- Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare....
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Russia sanctions bill that defies Trump is set for key vote

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 9:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led House is set to vote soon on a sweeping Russia sanctions package that defies the White House by demanding that President Donald Trump get Congress' permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow....
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O.J. Simpson had a 'conflict-free life'? Not really

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 8:20am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When O.J. Simpson told a Nevada parole board last week that he's led a "conflict-free life," he seemed to overlook a few episodes that had him cycling in and out of courtrooms and jail cells for nearly 20 years before the Las Vegas hotel-room heist that sent him to prison in 2008....
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5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 5:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation....
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8 people found dead in truck in 'human trafficking crime'

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 4:16am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store in the stifling summer heat in what police called a horrific human trafficking case, and the driver was arrested....
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BBC women demand action on gender pay gap now, not in future

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 4:16am
LONDON (AP) -- Prominent women at the BBC want the broadcaster's gender pay gap to be resolved immediately rather than in several years....
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8 people found dead in truck in 'human trafficking crime'

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 3:15am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case....
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Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 3:15am
LONDON (AP) -- Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare....
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AP Interview: Ex-Gaza chief says Hamas deal will open border

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 3:15am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- An exiled Palestinian politician has detailed his Gaza power-sharing deal with former foe Hamas for the first time. He says the understandings reached in quiet negotiations could lead to a better future for the long-suffering territory....
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Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

AP Top Headlines - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 2:14am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year's World Series of Poker champion....
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