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Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

1 hour 46 min ago
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future....
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Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

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ATLANTA (AP) -- President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war....
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Taylor Swift left 'a blank space, baby' on social media

1 hour 46 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Taylor Swift had a "blank space, baby" across social media Friday - and Swifties went wild....
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Barcelona's victims: A snapshot of the world

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PARIS (AP) -- The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world - men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations - testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city....
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Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

4 hours 46 min ago
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future....
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After Charlottesville, colleges brace for more hate attacks

4 hours 46 min ago
BOSTON (AP) -- Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats....
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Widow won't sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

4 hours 46 min ago
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- There's a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway....
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Charlie Cox, Finn Jones on 2 Marvel-ous 'Defenders' roles

4 hours 46 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Maybe you know them as Iron Fist and Daredevil. But now Finn Jones and Charlie Cox, who star as these Marvel superheroes on the Netflix series "Iron Fist" and "Daredevil," have joined forces with Mike Colter ("Luke Cage") and Krysten Ritter ("Jessica Jones") for a much-awaited miniseries hybrid....
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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

4 hours 46 min ago
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:...
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After Charlottesville, colleges brace for more hate attacks

7 hours 46 min ago
BOSTON (AP) -- Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats....
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Several wounded in Finland stabbing; suspect shot in the leg

7 hours 46 min ago
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku....
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NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Forty years after blasting off, Earth's most distant ambassadors - the twin Voyager spacecraft - are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos....
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'Spectacular' autumn foliage is forecast for New England

7 hours 46 min ago
BOSTON (AP) -- New England's fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it's enough to make a maple leaf blush....
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Crowds returning to Las Ramblas are subdued and pensive

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Tourists and Barcelona residents tentatively returned to Las Ramblas on Friday morning for a subdued stroll down the leafy boulevard, a day after a van attack filled it with fear and bloodshed....
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Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

10 hours 46 min ago
BOSTON (AP) -- Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats....
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Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down

13 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and defend itself and allies in the region....
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Spanish police kill 5 suspects linked to Barcelona attack

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Spanish police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed at least 13, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group....
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The Latest: Dead suspects in Cambrils wore fake bomb belts,

13 hours 46 min ago
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The Latest on terror attacks in Spain (all times local):...
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Warship captain in collision that killed 7 to lose command

13 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch contributed to a collision between a Navy destroyer and a commercial container ship that killed seven sailors, Navy officials said, announcing that the warship captain will be relieved of command and more than a dozen other sailors will be punished....
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