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UN chief warns of serious clean water shortages by 2050

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:25pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 percent and at least a quarter of the world's population will live in countries with a "chronic or recurrent" lack of clean water....
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Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps in US

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 3:22pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say....
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Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps in US

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:18pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say....
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Q&A: Offensive against IS-held Raqqa has been long in coming

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:18pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed Syrian forces launched their attack on the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria, just as the jihadist group is making its last stand in Mosul in neighboring Iraq....
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The Latest: Flynn turns over documents to Senate panel

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:18pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Trump administration and the Russia investigation (all times local):...
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Study finds pregnancy seems safe for breast cancer survivors

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:18pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- A study gives reassuring news for breast cancer survivors who want to have children. Those who later became pregnant were no more likely to have their cancer come back than those who did not have a baby....
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APNewsBreak: Grassley says VA lied about Iowa wait times

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:18am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of lying about wait times for medical appointments at Iowa's VA hospitals, based on documents provided by a whistleblower....
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Attacker uses hammer on officers near Notre Dame in Paris

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:18am
PARIS (AP) -- A police officer shot and wounded a man who attacked officers with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, Paris police and a police union official said....
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Trump sides with Saudis, other Arab nations against Qatar

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump sided with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries Tuesday in a deepening diplomatic crisis with Qatar, appearing to endorse the accusation that the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation is funding terrorist groups....
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Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:18am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it's paying this year to more than $380 million, including new incentives to woo reluctant soldiers to re-enlist, officials told The Associated Press....
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AP Exclusive: Video shows militants in Philippine siege plot

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:18am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- It was an audacious plot sketched out in chilling detail with blue pens on the back of a paper calendar: Islamic militants in the Philippines, including one of the world's most-wanted militant leaders, would take over a key southern city in their boldest attack to date....
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Prosecutor: Woman in texting suicide case wanted attention

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:18am
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for allegedly sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself wanted the sympathy and attention that came with being the "grieving girlfriend."...
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George and Amal Clooney welcome birth of twins

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:18am
NEW YORK (AP) -- George and Amal Clooney have welcomed twins Ella and Alexander Clooney....
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The Latest: Police shot, injured attacker near Notre Dame

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:17am
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the security operation near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local):...
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Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Repairing the nation's crumbling roads and bridges was supposed to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump. Instead, Democrats are panning Trump's proposed $1 trillion overhaul and even Republicans are balking at some aspects of the emerging plan....
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Trial of woman charged in texting suicide case starts

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:17am
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) -- Opening statements are underway in the bench trial of a Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself....
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Chuck Berry's final album was made on his own terms

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 7:16am
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chuck Berry did things his own way, right up to his final album, a 10-song set nearly four decades in the making....
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AP Exclusive: Video shows militants in Philippine siege plot

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:07am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- It was an audacious plot sketched out in chilling detail with blue pens on the back of a paper calendar: Islamic militants in the Philippines, including one of the world's most-wanted militant leaders, would take over a key southern city in their boldest attack to date....
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Cities push back as Trump aims to cut anti-terrorism funding

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:03am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Cities are pushing back on the possibility of losing millions of dollars in U.S. anti-terrorism grants under President Donald Trump's spending plan - the third straight White House that has moved to cut the funding....
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