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Iraqi Shiite cleric's Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

Wed, 2017-08-16 04:23
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers' deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport - from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf....
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Moderate Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for US House seat

Wed, 2017-08-16 01:23
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way Republican primary Tuesday in the race to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, putting him on track to clinch the congressional seat in the general election in the overwhelming GOP district....
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Labor-short Japan more at home with automation than US

Wed, 2017-08-16 01:23
MORIYA, Japan (AP) -- Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds - 1,500 a minute, to be exact - on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo....
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From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humans

Wed, 2017-08-16 01:23
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one....
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Indonesia clinic gives relief to Muslims with tattoo regrets

Wed, 2017-08-16 01:23
TANGERANG, Indonesia (AP) -- Each staccato rat-a-tat-tat of the laser firing an intense beam at the elaborate red, green and black dragon on Taufiq Hidayat's arm is, he prays, bringing him closer to God....
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The Latest: Strange, Moore head to runoff in GOP Senate race

Tue, 2017-08-15 22:23
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Latest on Alabama's special primary election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):...
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AP Fact Check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters

Tue, 2017-08-15 22:23
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his response to Saturday's racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of event....
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Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

Tue, 2017-08-15 19:23
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel - the latest sign that corporate America's romance with Trump is faltering - after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia....
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Racial politics haunt GOP in the Trump era

Tue, 2017-08-15 19:23
NEW YORK (AP) -- The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race....
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Strange bedfellows: The ACLU, free speech and Neo-Nazis

Tue, 2017-08-15 19:23
The violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, have turned a spotlight on the freedom of speech - one of the first rights enumerated in the U.S. Constitution, and one of the messiest....
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Trump says 'we'll see' what happens to his top strategist

Tue, 2017-08-15 19:23
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump won't say whether he plans to keep Steve Bannon, a top adviser and key campaign strategist, in the White House....
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Report: Woods had marijuana, painkillers in system at arrest

Tue, 2017-08-15 19:23
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested on a DUI charge earlier this year, a report released Tuesday by prosecutors said....
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Trump's denouncement disappoints, angers white nationalists

Tue, 2017-08-15 16:23
President Donald Trump's condemnation of hate groups - two days after his initially equivocal response to a deadly attack at a rally in Virginia - disappointed and even angered some of the white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis who supported and felt emboldened by his presidential campaign....
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Racial politics haunt GOP in Trump era

Tue, 2017-08-15 16:23
NEW YORK (AP) -- The violence in Virginia over a Confederate War monument is highlighting the Republican Party's struggles with race in the age of President Donald Trump....
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US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

Tue, 2017-08-15 16:23
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control....
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Game of Thrones: What you don't know could get you killed

Tue, 2017-08-15 16:23
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Samwell Tarly knows more than the maesters of the Citadel. Littlefinger knows more than Arya. And Bran knows more than anyone in "Game of Thrones."...
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Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

Tue, 2017-08-15 16:23
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent....
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Alabama Senate race tests Trump, McConnell reach

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:23
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Sen. Luther Strange was counting on support from President Donald Trump to help carry him to victory - or at least a runoff - in Alabama's Republican primary, while his GOP rivals got in their last licks, calling him the candidate of the so-called Washington establishment....
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Mindy Kaling announces pregnancy, talks parenting

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:23
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mindy Kaling has confirmed pregnancy rumors and says she's excited to be a mom....
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Asked to serve, some CEOs say no more to Trump

Tue, 2017-08-15 10:22
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- First it was the leader of a major U.S. pharmaceutical, then the CEO of an athletic gear company, and before the day had ended, the chief executive of a $170 billion tech giant. Three of the nation's top executives resigned from a federal panel created years ago to advise the U.S. president....
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