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Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

11 hours 38 min ago
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says....
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Public memorial service to honor Fisher and Reynolds

11 hours 38 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher nearly three months after their deaths....
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The Latest: Chiozza's 3 gives SEC an Elite Eight trio

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:12pm
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern):...
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US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:12pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday....
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Some parts of Obamacare working well, problems with others

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Once again, "Obamacare" has survived a near-death experience. It won't be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, "We're going to be living with 'Obamacare' for the foreseeable future."...
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Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:07pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- The wounded warrior is now a cop - and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs....
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump overlooks his Obamacare promise

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the failure Friday of Republican health care legislation, President Donald Trump's campaign promise to replace so-called Obamacare "immediately" has been broken....
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Speaker Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:04pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."...
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Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:04pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult....
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Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:04pm
VARNER, Ark. (AP) -- Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period....
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Canada pulls vehicle license plate deemed offensive

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:04pm
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) -- A Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man's eponymous personalized vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper....
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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders....
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Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:03pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin made his preferences in the French presidential election clear Friday by hosting far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia's ability to sway the outcome of the vote....
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US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:03pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Some blamed a far-right emboldened by President Donald Trump. Now, that picture has been complicated by the arrest of an Israeli Jewish hacker who authorities say is responsible for the harassment....
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EU leaders converge on Rome to rekindle sense of unity

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:03pm
ROME (AP) -- Posing with Pope Francis before Michelangelo's masterpiece "The Last Judgment" at the Vatican, European Union leaders started their weekend pilgrimage in Rome hoping that a visit to the cradle of their unity project could somehow rekindle the vigor of the bloc's youth....
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The Cubs curbed their curse _ who's next to douse a drought?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:03pm
Now that the Cubs have broken baseball's oldest curse, who's next?...
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New Hampshire leads effort to view overdoses as crime scenes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:01pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire training program that teaches police officers and prosecutors how to treat drug overdoses as crime scenes is emerging as a model for other states grappling with the opioid crisis....
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Zoo plan for baby hippo: More independence, nix lap naps

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:01pm
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling....
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Plenty of high-profile players wearing new uniforms

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:01pm
Chris Sale traded socks (AP) -- or Sox - from white to red. Edwin Encarnacion took his big bat to Cleveland. Aroldis Chapman returned to the Bronx....
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2 homes being demolished at suburban Detroit sinkhole site

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:59am
FRASER, Mich. (AP) -- Two homes are being torn down to help clear the way for repairs to a broken sewer line that caused a sinkhole on Christmas Eve in suburban Detroit....
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