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Analysis: Palestinians dismiss US role after Jerusalem pivot

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:59pm
The dramatic U.S. policy shift on contested Jerusalem is seen by the Western-backed Palestinian leadership as a dangerous betrayal and game changer that is bound to propel them into a risky confrontation with the U.S. and Israel on the global stage....
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Mideast braces for fallout from Trump's move on Jerusalem

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:59pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinians, Israelis and the wider Middle East are bracing for the fallout after President Donald Trump's seismic shift in recognizing the bitterly contested Jerusalem as the capital of Israel....
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Key events related to misconduct allegations against Franken

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:59pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Key events related to allegations of sexual misconduct by Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken:...
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Keillor attorney: MPR must 'set the record straight'

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:59pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The president of Minnesota Public Radio told employees the decision to dismiss Garrison Keillor resulted from "multiple allegations" covering an extended period of time, but an attorney for the former "The Prairie Home Companion" host disputed that characterization and said the humorist wants MPR to "set the record straight."...
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UN envoy meets North Korean foreign minister

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:59pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- A senior United Nations official on a rare high-level visit to North Korea held talks with the North's foreign minister on Thursday....
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Most vulnerable dying in 'America's Finest City'

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:59pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Christine Wade found a haven in the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot....
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NFL commissioner Goodell signs 5-year contract extension

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:59pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024....
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Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:57pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use....
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On Jerusalem, Trump's view molded by powerful allies

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly two years ago, novice presidential candidate Donald Trump was booed by a group of influential Jewish Republicans when he punted a question about whether he backed Jerusalem as Israel's capital....
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Count the ways: How GOP tax plans would reward rich families

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Life may be about to get easier for people with rich parents. They can thank the Republicans' tax plans....
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The Latest: GOP-led House passes NRA-backed gun bill

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on legislation intended to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines (all times local):...
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Trump move on Jerusalem highlights Arab divisions

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:55pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Muslims across the Middle East warned Wednesday of disastrous consequences after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in a region more divided than ever, many asked what leaders can do beyond the vehement rhetoric....
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Travel ban faces scrutiny from judges who blocked it before

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:55pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing President Donald Trump's third travel ban to take effect - at least for now - has intensified the attention on a legal showdown Wednesday before three judges in Seattle who have been cool to the policy....
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Franken's support fades as Democrats call for resignation

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken, his political career in shambles amid sexual misconduct allegations, lost the support of his Democratic colleagues Wednesday and faced new pressures to resign over what a fellow senator said was a "clear pattern" of abuse....
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House votes to kill Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as a majority of Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the move....
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New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc's, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr. Seuss could have dreamed up....
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Franken's support fades as female Democrats seek resignation

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken's support among his fellow Democrats appeared to collapse Wednesday as a group of female Democratic senators called upon him to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations. His office said he would make an announcement Thursday, but did not specify the subject....
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Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:52am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation....
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The Latest: Franken announcement Thursday, calls to resign

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:52am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Sen. Al Franken and sexual misconduct allegations (all times local):...
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APNewsBreak: Accusers take on toxic culture in TV newsrooms

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:52am
Women who say they were sexually harassed or mistreated by powerful men in television news have banded together to form a support network aimed at changing a newsroom culture they say has given men a free pass to misbehave for decades....
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