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African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) -- Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police....
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Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul....
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Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration....
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Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:44pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school....
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Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogates

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:44pm
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country....
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House panel seeks info on EPA chief's first-class flights

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:43pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt....
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Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:43pm
In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida....
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Russian curler to return Olympic medal over failed drug test

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:43pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Games, a spokeswoman for the Russian Curling Federation told state TV....
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Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:40pm
In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida....
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The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC's Olympics

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:38pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Olympics are a technological miracle to broadcast. There are miles of cable, hundreds of cameras, thousands of people and producers making split-second decisions on what pictures to beam halfway around the world....
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Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:37pm
Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in Florida....
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Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:35pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-13....
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APNewsBreak: Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:32am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company that he formed, a mysterious outfit that uses his top federal staffer in a false testimonial promoting its services, an Associated Press review shows....
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Billy Graham preached simple message, reached millions

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:32am
The Rev. Billy Graham was anxious about his 1954 appearance at the London School of Economics. The school was left-leaning and openly dismissive of religion, and Graham was insecure - he had no advanced theology degree....
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Iowa congressman failed to disclose internet company

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:32am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company that he owns, a mysterious outfit that uses one of his federal staffers in a false testimonial for its services, an Associated Press review shows....
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Songwriter Diane Warren wants an Oscar already

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:29am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Songwriter Diane Warren is overdue for an Oscar, and she has no reservations about admitting it....
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Trump says more must be done to protect children

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots....
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Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:29am
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) -- The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99....
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Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:29am
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures....
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To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:29am
DETROIT (AP) -- The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk....
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