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AP FACT CHECK: Sessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimes

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:07pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has highlighted the San Diego suburb of Escondido to illustrate how jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration authorities jeopardize public safety. Speaking at a news conference Friday along a border fence with Mexico, Sessions offered no evidence that 'sanctuary jurisdictions' or immigrants are responsible. And he failed to mention that the federal government has held up Escondido as a model for cooperation ...
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Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 6:06pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains....
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The Latest: Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 4:05pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Latest on the confrontation on an American Airlines flight (all times local):...
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Reese Witherspoon speaks out against elephant poaching

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 2:04pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sparkly, exquisite diamonds were the draw but Reese Witherspoon's thoughts were with something much larger - elephants....
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Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:02pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military....
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Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:59am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home....
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American flight attendant to angry passenger: 'Hit me'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 8:58am
HOUSTON (AP) -- American Airlines says it has grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after the flight attendant took a baby stroller away from another passenger....
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APNewsBreak: Problems remain at troubled Washington hospital

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 8:58am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients....
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Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of 'lunar Bibles'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 8:58am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes....
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APNewsBreak: Problems remain at troubled Washington hospital

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:57am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients....
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Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 6:52am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him....
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Harvard researchers find copy of Declaration of Independence

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 6:52am
BOSTON (AP) -- Harvard University researchers say they've discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence....
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Premature hippo a happy hit for Ohio zoo after gorilla death

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 6:52am
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A prematurely born hippo in Ohio has been providing regular doses of happiness for animal lovers, in a show of public affection that's also given an emotional lift to Cincinnati Zoo workers....
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Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:52am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook figured out that he didn't have to do it all....
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Chinese jihadis' rise in Syria raises concerns at home

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 3:51am
BEIRUT (AP) -- Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country's northern regions....
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March for Science events to take place around the globe

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 3:51am
BERLIN (AP) -- Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts....
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After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 3:51am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor's guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he sometimes has trouble focusing on the present....
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Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations....
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Finance leaders downplay differences with Trump over trade

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth....
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Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:50pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in a bungled 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery that left three people dead was denied parole on Friday despite the fact Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised her behavior as a prisoner when he commuted her sentence last year....
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