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Black athletes in 1980s, 90s not outspoken, but not silent

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:48am
By the 1980s, America finally publicly embraced the black athlete, looking past skin color to see athleticism and skill, rewarding stars with multimillion-dollar athletic contracts, movie deals, lucrative shoe endorsements and mansions in all-white enclaves....
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Ancient beard traditions shape the face of modern Jerusalem

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:48am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Facial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, nationalism and ideals of masculinity....
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Food box idea draws ire from Democrats, advocates

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed "America's Harvest Box."...
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AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:44am
BEIJING (AP) -- People in Asia and around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday with festivals, parades and temple visits to ask for blessings....
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Kept out: Loophole in law for the poor spurs gentrification

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:43am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jonathan Jacobs had almost no savings, a modest income and a credit report marred by a disputed cellphone bill. But he easily bought a newly renovated row house in Point Breeze, a South Philadelphia neighborhood that's historically African American....
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8 lenders that aren't serving people of color for home loans

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:43am
Across America, a troubling pattern emerges in data analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting: Nearly two-thirds of mortgage lenders denied home loans for people of color at higher rates than for white people. But among the 6,600 U.S. lenders, some banks stood out for particularly extreme practices....
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Did FBI miss a warning before Florida high school shooting?

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:40pm
The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting....
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Hansdotter wins Olympic slalom title; Shiffrin finishes 4th

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:40pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Frida Hansdotter held off the conservative-skiing Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title Friday at the Pyeongchang Games....
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6 friends shattered by Florida shooting forge new bond

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:40pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would be out and the buddies had plans this Valentine's Day: a little basketball and boys' time....
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Hansdotter wins Olympic slalom title; Shiffrin finishes 4th

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:40pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Frida Hansdotter held off the conservative-skiing Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title Friday at the Pyeongchang Games....
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Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:40pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. His panicked father whisked him out of the building and spent hours looking for nebulizers to aid the infant's breathing. No one was killed in the attack, but 30 children had to be evacuated to safety....
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911 calls about Oregon climbing death reveal terror, heroism

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:40pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood - a lot of it....
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In many US states, 18 is old enough to buy a semiautomatic

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:40pm
Just months after his 18th birthday, Nikolas Cruz went to a Florida gun store to buy a weapon. But there were limits on what he could purchase at his age....
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Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:40pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims....
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Sweet Distraction? North Korea's feminine touch at Olympics

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:39pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- To pour on the charm at the Pyeongchang Olympics, North Korea has turned to ball-gown clad singers, pompom-waving cheerleaders and two of its most influential women. And the media, the South Korean public and the Olympic audience worldwide seem to be thoroughly enjoying the spectacle....
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Florida shooting revives debate over gun age requirement

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:36pm
Just months after his 18th birthday, Nikolas Cruz went to a Florida gun store to buy a weapon. But there were limits on what he could purchase at his age....
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These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:35pm
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, the 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old. Here is a look at some of some of those who lost their lives in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:...
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:35pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating....
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Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:31pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses....
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From comfort to high-tech: Food a serious quest at Olympics

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:31pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- First, U.S. snowboarding star Chloe Kim tweeted about being "down for some ice cream" while competing in Pyeongchang, then about being "hangry" because she hadn't finished her breakfast sandwich....
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