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Election, Women's March prompt women of color to seek office

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:36am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Weeks after the election of Donald Trump, some minority women are turning their fears into action by joining hundreds, possibly thousands of women of color, who are actively considering a run for office....
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Drivers see higher premiums after not-at-fault crashes

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most drivers don't expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn't their fault. But a consumer group says it happens, and it's a problem....
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Yellen faces Congress at time of haziness over Trump's plans

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 8:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The frenetic first three weeks of Donald Trump's presidency have left political leaders divided and dizzy with uncertainty over what happens next....
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Hamas names shadowy militant as new leader in Gaza

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 7:33am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas has named a shadowy militant commander as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, an official media outlet confirmed on Monday, placing one of the Islamic militant group's most hard-line figures in charge of its core power base....
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What foreign students can teach host families about America

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 7:33am
DENVER (AP) -- It was Miaofan Chen's first trip away from her native China. At lunch with us in Denver, she looked so bemused that I had to ask: "Is this the first time you've had a hamburger?"...
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Beyonce shines, Adele flubs in Grammy's top moments

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 7:33am
In Beyonce's first performance since announcing her pregnancy with twins, she shined head to toe at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night in golden hues. Meanwhile Adele got a rare do-over on national television when she flubbed her performance, and Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, stole the show with her adorable mini-Prince outfit. Here are the top Grammy moments:...
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The Latest: State officials await dawn to inspect spillway

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 6:32am
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):...
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Fake News 101: The new civics course in US schools?

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 6:32am
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news - and why they should care that there's a difference....
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AP image of Turkish assassin wins World Press Photo award

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:22am
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici won the 2017 World Press Photo competition Monday for his image of a gun-wielding off-duty Turkish policeman standing over the body of Russia's ambassador, whom he had just fatally shot....
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Trump moves spark Iraqi anger, calls against future alliance

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:19am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Reverberations from President Donald Trump's travel ban and other stances are threatening to undermine future U.S.-Iraqi security cooperation, rattling a key alliance that over the past two years has slowly beaten back the Islamic State group....
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Desperate immigrants risk perilous winter trek to Canada

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 11:13pm
TORONTO (AP) -- After he was denied asylum in the U.S., Seidu Mohammed's fear of being deported to his native Ghana, where he believes he'd be killed or jailed, became so great that he set out in brutal winter conditions to cross illegally into Canada....
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The new civics course in schools: How to avoid fake news

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 11:13pm
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news - and why they should care that there's a difference....
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Some Westminster show dogs are show-business dogs, too

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 11:13pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- They're show dogs with star power....
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Trudeau visits Trump in crucial meeting for Canada

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 10:03pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump will participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the work force Monday, an early sign of cooperation as Trudeau seeks to have good relations so Canada is not targeted in trade talks....
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The Latest: Evacuating residents stuck in gridlock traffic

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 10:03pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on problems with an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam (all times local):...
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Rights group says Pakistan forcing Afghan refugees home

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 10:03pm
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- In a scathing indictment of Pakistan's treatment of Afghan refugees, a human rights group charged Monday that the country is forcing hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees back to their homeland, which is still beset by war and crushing poverty. It also said that a $400 stipend the United Nations refugee agency gives to refugees who return to Afghanistan is tantamount to a bribe to convince reluctant Afghans to leave Pakistan....
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Adele sweeps Grammys Awards with 5 wins, while Bowie wins 4

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 9:02pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even though Adele flubbed during her live performance at the Grammys, she walked away the belle of the ball: She took home five awards Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year....
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The Latest: Adele sweeps record, album of year Grammy honors

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 9:02pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on the 59th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local):...
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Thousands evacuate as officials eye California dam spillway

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 7:59pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Thousands evacuated their Northern California homes Sunday evening after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country's tallest dam was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below....
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The Latest: Beyonce wins urban contemporary album Grammy

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 6:57pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on the 59th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local):...
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