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NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:26am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's most popular driver, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season....
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Tough court on immigration serves as model for Trump plans

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:26am
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) -- One by one, the Mexican men stood in the jury box, shackles rattling as they fidgeted slightly and pleaded guilty to crossing the U.S. border illegally....
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Police: Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:26am
ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015....
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Pope tells Egypt ahead of visit he comes as peace messenger

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:24am
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has told the Egyptian people he is coming to Cairo this week as a friend and a "messenger of peace."...
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Seoul: North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:24am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military....
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Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:24am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers....
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Voices from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:22am
It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. One uncontroversial certainty was that it would cause reverberations around the globe....
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Ivanka Trump in Berlin to talk women's economic empowerment

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:22am
BERLIN (AP) -- Ivanka Trump is joining Chancellor Angela Merkel and others in Berlin on Tuesday for talks on encouraging women's economic empowerment on her first international outing as a White House adviser....
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A budget deficit challenge for Trump's tax plan

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget?...
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Tough court on immigration serves as model for Trump plans

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:20am
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) -- One by one, the Mexican men stood in the jury box, shackles rattling as they fidgeted slightly and pleaded guilty to crossing the U.S. border illegally....
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Smugglers become a lifeline for the starving in South Sudan

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:20am
WANYJOK, South Sudan (AP) -- Sadiq Mohammed climbs into the cab of a truck that looks more like a nightclub than a smuggler's perch. Red and yellow tassels dangle from the ceiling, while tapestry drapes much of the windshield. He switches on the electric fan above his head and nestles into the front seat, which he's fitted with a more comfortable lawn chair....
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Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:20am
DENVER (AP) -- Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions....
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Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

AP Top Headlines - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:19am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Warriors can breathe for a bit after a first-round series filled with drama....
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North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:19pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military....
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Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:19pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers....
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Volunteers accompany US immigrants to court to allay fears

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:19pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum application, a woman she had just met stood up to provide it....
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Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:19pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Long after the Trail Blazers had left their court, many of Golden State's players celebrated on the floor at the Moda Center to the delight of a rather large contingent of yellow-clad fans who chanted "War-ri-ors! War-ri-ors!"...
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Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:18pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat....
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Wells Fargo to face irritated shareholders at annual meeting

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:18pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Wells Fargo's top management and board of directors will face irritated investors Tuesday for the first big shareholder meeting since the scandal over the bank's sales practices led to an executive shake-up, fines and a dented reputation....
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