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AP Explains: What's behind conflict at sprawling Thai temple

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:54pm
BANGKOK (AP) -- It's more than eight times bigger than Vatican City and twice the size of Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat, making it quite possibly the world's biggest religious complex. Yet few non-Buddhists have heard of Wat Dhammakaya, a sprawling, extravagant temple compound north of Bangkok that has been at the center of a high-profile power struggle between monks and Thailand's ruling military....
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Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fire

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:53pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- When firefighters entered the home for troubled youth, they discovered more than two dozen girls on the floor of a locked room, most of them dead....
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Police: Mom let 2-year-old handle gun before fatal shooting

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:53pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- A 9-year-old boy shot in the head by his 2-year-old brother with their mother's handgun died Tuesday, and their mother told police she had previously let the toddler handle the gun when it wasn't loaded, authorities said....
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Police: Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:53pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said Tuesday....
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Police: Mom let 2-year-old handle gun before fatal shooting

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:52pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- A woman arrested after her 2-year-old son picked up her loaded handgun and fatally shot his 9-year-old brother said she previously allowed the younger boy to practice pulling the trigger of the weapon when it was unloaded, Phoenix police said Tuesday....
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Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid baseball fever

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:52pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair as a bonding ritual ahead of the World Baseball Classic....
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings false

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Making the case for a Republican repeal and replacement of his predecessor's health care law, President Donald Trump reached for a dire-sounding argument that's unsupported by the data....
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French minister resigns over probe into daughters' jobs

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:46pm
PARIS (AP) -- French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned Tuesday a few hours after prosecutors opened an investigation into a report that he hired his two daughters for a series of temporary parliamentary jobs, starting when they were 15 and 16 years old....
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Uber vows to change direction, become more humane company

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:46pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Uber is vowing to head down a new road and become a more humane company following a wave of ugly developments, including allegations of rampant sexual harassment and a video of a profanity-laced confrontation between the ride-hailing company's CEO and a disgruntled driver....
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That's not carry-on: Loose snake slumbers on Alaska flight

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:46pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board....
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Q&A: A look at the electronics ban on some flights

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:42pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. All electronics bigger than a smartphone must be checked in....
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Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governors race

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:42pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Facebook users beware: that headline on the politically related news article you're reading - including this one - may not be real....
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Gorsuch, students defend his questions about women at work

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:40pm
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said Tuesday he taught his law school students about inappropriate questions from prospective employers, contradicting a student who accused him of showing a lack of respect for working women during a classroom discussion about family planning and the workplace....
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APNewsBreak: 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:40pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The 124 union nurses working in Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized, according to a letter from Gov. Bruce Rauner's office obtained by The Associated Press....
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Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:40pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was there as a fan....
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APNewsBreak: Virginia governor pardons 'Norfolk 4' sailors

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:40pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's governor pardoned four former sailors who became known as the "Norfolk Four," ending a decades-long fight to clear the men of rape and murder convictions based on intimidating police interrogations....
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Dylann Roof's friend gets over 2 years for lying to FBI

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:39am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his racist plot to massacre parishioners at a historic black church was sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in prison for hampering the investigation and lying to the FBI after the attack....
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Trump signs bill authorizing NASA funding, Mars exploration

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:39am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that updates NASA's mission to add exploration of Mars and authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the U.S. space agency for the current budget year....
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Ireland's McGuinness trod unlikely path from war to peace

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:38am
DUBLIN (AP) -- Standing at the Butcher's Gate in Londonderry, Martin McGuinness often had to choose between war and peace. For the longest time, he chose war....
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