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Roy Halladay remembered for his hard work and generosity

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:01am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A fierce competitor on the mound, Roy Halladay was generous and gentle away from the field....
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Saudis' bolder moves to confront Iran echo across region

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:01am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia is more aggressively confronting its rival Iran on multiple fronts. It's a policy that risks sharpening several conflicts in the Middle East, even though so far it has failed to score any successes in stemming Tehran's influence....
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Jerusalem protests look to preserve ultra-Orthodox lifestyle

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:01am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A string of protests by ultra-Orthodox Jewish activists against Israel's compulsory military service has paralyzed Jerusalem in recent weeks in what their leaders had hoped would be a show of strength by the traditionally insular society....
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Dozens of men describe rape, torture by Sri Lanka government

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:57pm
LONDON (AP) -- One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down....
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Gunman once fled mental health center, threatened superiors

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:57pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) -- The gunman who killed more than two dozen at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico in 2012, police reports indicated....
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Trump mocked during New York fundraiser by top comedians

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:57pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some top comedians - including John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah and Conan O'Brien - helped raise money for military veterans Tuesday night at a raucous event at Madison Square Garden in which many of the best barbs were hurled at the current commander in chief....
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New York provides 1 answer for West Coast homeless crisis

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 9:54pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's before dawn when two outreach workers find a homeless man known as Juice near a train station in Harlem. A nurse will be visiting to discuss his heart problems, they tell him....
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Trump mocked during New York fundraiser by top comedians

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 9:54pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- As military veterans looked on, some top comedians including John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah and Conan O'Brien helped raise money for military veterans Tuesday night at a raucous event at Madison Square Garden in which many of the best barbs were hurled at the current commander in chief....
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Election results coming in: Your guide to the US elections

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:54pm
Voters are electing two governors, some big-city mayors and one member of Congress in an election dominated by local and state races....
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Transgender woman wins Virginia House seat, makes history

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:54pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker Tuesday who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use....
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Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor's races

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:48pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke to Republican President Donald Trump....
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What's on the ballot? Your guide to Tuesday's US elections

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:48pm
Voters are electing two governors, some big-city mayors and one member of Congress in an election dominated by local and state races....
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Transgender woman wins Virginia House seat, makes history

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:48pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A transgender woman unseated one of Virginia's longest serving and most socially conservative lawmakers Tuesday and is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature....
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Trump and the DMZ: The surprise that wasn't to be

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:48pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- It was the big surprise that was not to be....
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Documents: Top political donors used offshore tax loopholes

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:48pm
Some of the nation's biggest political donors, including some who spent $60 million supporting Republican Donald Trump last year, are among those who took advantage of offshore tax loopholes, according to leaked corporate documents made public Tuesday....
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Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, who circled moon, dies

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Apollo 12 astronaut Richard "Dick" F. Gordon Jr., one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn't land there, has died, NASA said. He was 88....
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Former star pitcher Halladay killed in Florida plane crash

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 2:46pm
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) -- Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40....
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Pentagon has known of crime reporting lapses for 20 years

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has known for at least two decades about failures to give military criminal history information to the FBI, including the type of information the Air Force didn't report about the Texas church gunman who had assaulted his wife and stepson while an airman....
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Former star pitcher Halladay killed in Florida plane crash

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:46pm
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) -- Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40....
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Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:46pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter says it's ending its iconic 140-character limit - and giving nearly everyone 280 characters....
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