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Warriors take 2-0 series lead on Blazers, win without Durant

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:58am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- JaVale McGee has made a name for himself catching lob passes and reliably slamming them home to the pure delight of his teammates, and oh did those matter for the short-handed Golden State Warriors as they moved one win closer to another NBA championship....
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PARIS (AP) -- A French

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:58am
PARIS (AP) -- A French presidential campaign that's been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday's first-round vote....
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AP Explains: The origins of 4/20, marijuana's high holiday

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:58am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather - at 4:20 p.m. - in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts....
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In Zimbabwe, boys are offered boxing instead of despair

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:57am
CHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean boys as young as 10 hurry every weekend to a boxing ring whose nickname, Wafa Wafa, in the local Shona language suggests that whoever enters will be lucky to come out alive....
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Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal....
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China left as observer as tensions rise on Korean Peninsula

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:57am
BEIJING (AP) -- China's foreign minister recently likened the U.S. and North Korea to two speeding trains hurtling toward each other, an analogy that would seem to place China in the role of helpless bystander. And indeed, while tensions have risen, Beijing has been frustrated by its declining influence over the Korean Peninsula....
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AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species....
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VP Pence praises Indonesia's democratic, tolerant values

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:56pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia's democracy and moderate form of Islam after meeting Thursday with the president of the world's most populous Muslim nation....
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Young Syrian, fighting for home, joined Islamic State group

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:56pm
GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) -- He was barely 20 when Islamic State group militants stormed his home city of Deir el-Zour in oil-rich eastern Syria. Mohammed had already been fighting government forces the past two years, so it was an easy decision for him: join the militants to keep up the battle against President Bashar Assad's rule....
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O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:56pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal army of conservative viewers, improve its working culture, and still continue to make big bucks for its corporate parent....
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China left as observer as tensions rise on Korean Peninsula

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:56pm
BEIJING (AP) -- China's foreign minister recently likened the U.S. and North Korea to two speeding trains hurtling toward each other, an analogy that would seem to place China in the role of helpless bystander. And indeed, while tensions have risen, Beijing has been frustrated by its declining influence over the Korean Peninsula....
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VP Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 9:55pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence is meeting Indonesia's president and other top officials in Jakarta on Thursday with trade and commercial disputes expected to be on the agenda....
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Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 9:55pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- Russell Westbrook put up gaudy numbers on Wednesday night....
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1 year after Prince's death, another turn for The Revolution

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:54pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For members of Prince's 1980s backing band The Revolution, reuniting and hitting the road for a spring U.S. tour is how they are coping with the "Purple Rain" pop superstar's unexpected death a year ago....
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Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:54pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden scored 35 points and the Houston Rockets overcame 51 points from Russell Westbrook in the highest-scoring triple-double in playoff history, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-111 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series....
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APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:53pm
MIAMI (AP) -- The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ticket sales....
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Coca-Cola in North Korea? It's (usually not) the Real Thing

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:53pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Coca-Cola is possibly the world's most recognizable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the world where Coke doesn't officially operate, and one of them is North Korea....
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AP Source: Exxon seeks OK to resume Russian oil venture

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:52pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Exxon Mobil is seeking permission from the U.S. government for approval to resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, state-owned Rosneft, according to a person familiar with the matter....
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Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:52pm
It's another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant - and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won the Australian Open....
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O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:51pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal army of conservative viewers, improve its working culture, and still continue to make big bucks for its corporate parent....
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