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Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:38am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty....
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Heartbreak and paperwork weigh on Brussels attack victims

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:37am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- In the year since suicide bombings ripped through the Brussels airport and subway, those affected have found themselves fighting to be recognized as victims, battling for compensation, and dealing with insurance bureaucracy like seeking three price estimates for a prosthetic limb....
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Police: Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:37am
CHICAGO (AP) -- A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said Tuesday....
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Potential French first lady holds American-style campaign

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 8:37am
PARIS (AP) -- In a break with French tradition, centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has created an inseparable team with his wife Brigitte, who is fierily campaigning by his side, a move more often seen on American political stages than in France....
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Gorsuch said he's made no promises for future rulings

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told senators Tuesday that he keeps "an open mind for the entire process" when he issues rulings, seeking to allay Democrats worried about his impartiality at the outset of a day of questioning....
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AP Interview: McConnell warns Republicans on health bill

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned fellow Republicans Tuesday of political consequences if they oppose health care legislation coming up for a vote in the House this week....
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Labs extend purebred dog popularity record; Rottweilers rise

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:34am
NEW YORK (AP) -- America's most popular dog breed is taking yet another victory Lab....
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Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of blood poisoning

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:34am
BANGKOK (AP) -- Tourists in eastern Thailand used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the shiny tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the reptile....
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The Latest: EgyptAir also without instructions on laptop ban

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:31am
CAIRO (AP) -- The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States (all times local):...
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Blight battle finds focus at Aretha Franklin's birthplace

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:31am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The crumbling house where Aretha Franklin was born looks no different from many others on Lucy Avenue in Memphis' Soulsville neighborhood: empty and shuttered, with plywood over the windows. A rear section has collapsed, and weeds grow all around it. No one has lived there for years....
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Chicago-based group brings smiles to deaf Syrian children

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:31am
BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) -- Six-year-old Aya al-Souqi, a Syrian refugee, held the camera phone up to her gaze and listened to hear her mother....
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Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies at 66

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:30am
DUBLIN (AP) -- Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground, paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, and was Northern Ireland's deputy first minister for a decade in a power-sharing government, has died, his Sinn Fein party announced Tuesday on Twitter. He was 66....
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Hamas aims to improve international image with new program

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:30am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Islamic militant group Hamas has drafted a new political program it hopes will improve ties with neighboring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that will help it get off Western terrorism lists....
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Hong Kong set to pick new leader anointed by Beijing

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:30am
HONG KONG (AP) -- The three candidates vying to be Hong Kong's next leader squared off in a feisty debate in front of hundreds of voters who peppered them with questions....
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Chicago-based group brings smiles to deaf Syrian children

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:27pm
BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) -- Six-year-old Aya al-Souqi, a Syrian refugee, held the camera phone up to her gaze and listened to hear her mother....
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'If you can play, play': Chris Bosh speaks on rest debate

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:27pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Bosh never wanted to take games off as a player and would give anything to be playing right now. So he has a very simple perspective on the NBA's rest-or-play debate ....
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Venezuela's troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:23pm
Venezuela's economic turmoil has placed in limbo that country's participation in a free heating oil program run by a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that has helped hundreds of thousands of people, signaling that the program may be kaput....
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Venezuela's socialist leaders seize bakeries in 'bread war'

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:23pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- For the past 25 years, after he immigrated penniless to Venezuela from Portugal, Eduardo Dos Santos has personally taken care of the loyal clients at Mansion's Bakery....
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