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Lawyer: Russian developer's staffer also at Trump Tower meet

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for a Russian developer says a company representative was the eighth person at a Trump Tower meeting brokered by Donald Trump Jr. during the campaign....
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House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts food stamps

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that proposes trillions of dollars in cuts to the social safety net and other domestic programs while sharply boosting military spending, a blueprint that elicited criticism from conservatives and moderates....
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Dennis Hastert released from prison in Minnesota

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:50am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons....
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Jane Austen features on new British 10-pound note

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:50am
LONDON (AP) -- Two hundred years to the day after Jane Austen died, a new 10-pound note featuring an image of one of England's most revered authors has been unveiled - right where she was buried....
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Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested after public outcry

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:49am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a young woman who wore a miniskirt in public and who had posted the video online, sparking an outcry from people who say she flagrantly violated the kingdom's conservative Islamic dress code....
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US-China trade rifts resurface even after friendly summit

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cake and conversation, it seems, can go only so far to mend longstanding economic rifts between the United States and China....
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Michael Vick: Kaepernick needs a haircut for job search

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 7:49am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL: Get a haircut....
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Trump blasts Congress over failure of GOP health care bill

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" Tuesday over the failure of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law, and warned, "we will return."...
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Federal records: Hastert released from prison in Minnesota

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:48am
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records Tuesday....
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Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:48am
PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (AP) -- A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore....
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House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts benefits

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:45am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump....
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US, British volunteer fighters in forward role in IS battle

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:45am
RAQQA, Syria (AP) -- Hunkered down in sniper positions on the top floor of an abandoned building in the Syrian city of Raqqa, two Americans and a British volunteer face off Islamic State snipers on the other side of the front line. The trio, including two who were battle-hardened by experience in the French Foreign Legion and the war in Iraq, have made the war against IS in Syria their own....
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War-torn South Sudan at grave risk on climate change

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:45am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- "I'm addicted to cutting trees," says Taban Ceasor....
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Australians see woman's shooting by police as US nightmare

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:44am
SYDNEY (AP) -- Half a world from where an Australian woman was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer, Tuesday's front-page headline in her hometown Sydney newspaper summarized Australia's reaction in blunt terms: "AMERICAN NIGHTMARE."...
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Health bill care collapse leaves divided GOP at crossroads

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters and confronts a wounded President Donald Trump and congressional leaders with dicey decisions about addressing their perhaps unattainable seven-year-old promise of repealing President Barack Obama's law....
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Australians see woman's shooting by police as US nightmare

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:44am
SYDNEY (AP) -- Half a world from where an Australian woman was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer, Tuesday's front-page headline in her hometown Sydney newspaper summarized Australia's reaction in blunt terms: "AMERICAN NIGHTMARE."...
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Trump Tower meeting brings close focus on Russian lawyer

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:44am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Around the time Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya met with President Donald Trump's oldest son last year, she was drawing attention from U.S. government officials for her work with an investment firm attempting to weaken U.S. sanctions on Russia. Officials tried to seize the attorney's emails and at times denied her entry into the U.S., according to government and legal documents....
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Cowboys' Whitehead: Dognapping and ransom is 'sickening'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:44am
DALLAS (AP) -- Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead is asking for help locating his pitbull Blitz after burglars took the dog and demanded a $10,000 ransom....
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