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More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

Mon, 2017-08-14 04:21
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get in on the act next week if you are in the right place for the best solar eclipse in the U.S. in nearly a century....
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Critiques fly as Tillerson struggles to define his mission

Mon, 2017-08-14 04:21
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- In a wood-paneled stateroom in the Philippine presidential palace, Rex Tillerson sat across from a leader who boasts of hunting down drug dealers to personally kill. Whether he'd confront his host for letting police kill thousands - and how forcefully - was being closely scrutinized for proof the Trump administration has any commitment to human rights....
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A stronger Medicaid emerges from GOP health overhaul debate

Mon, 2017-08-14 04:21
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation....
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Third of Syrian refugee kids not in school, despite pledges

Mon, 2017-08-14 04:21
MANSHIYEH, Jordan (AP) -- Since his family fled civil war in Syria five years ago, 15-year-old Ali al-Sbehi hasn't set foot in a school....
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Trump to seek trade probe of China amid NKorea tensions

Mon, 2017-08-14 04:21
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) -- Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump is poised to seek a trade investigation of China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property....
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Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally

Mon, 2017-08-14 01:21
SEATTLE (AP) -- Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia....
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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

Mon, 2017-08-14 01:21
VICTORIA STRAIT, Nunavut (AP) -- The email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise....
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Science Says: Fast-melting Arctic sign of bad global warming

Mon, 2017-08-14 01:21
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot it's melting....
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Will NKorea's Kim pull the trigger? Possible signs to watch

Mon, 2017-08-14 01:21
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Tensions between the United States and North Korea tend to flare suddenly and fade almost as quickly - but the latest escalation won't likely go away quite so easily....
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One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

Mon, 2017-08-14 01:21
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile....
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At least 17 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso

Mon, 2017-08-14 01:21
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 17 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years....
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Pratt drops in at Teen Choice Awards but Cyrus a no-show

Mon, 2017-08-14 01:21
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Teen Choice Awards, always a bubble of teenage celebration, took time out during Sunday night's ceremony to consider the world its young audience will inherit....
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Experts: Violence the result of political pressure cooker

Sun, 2017-08-13 22:21
The videos that rolled across the television screen were startling: Americans beating each other with clubs and sticks on the streets of a quiet college town. White supremacists with torches; anti-fascists pushing back. An improvised flame thrower fashioned from an aerosol can. Bottles of frozen water hurled like bricks at one another's skulls....
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North Korean tensions aren't deterring tourists from Guam

Sun, 2017-08-13 22:21
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- Tourists haven't been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been at the center of North Korean and U.S. threats during the past week....
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Experts: Violence the result of political pressure cooker

Sun, 2017-08-13 19:21
The videos that rolled across the television screen were startling: Americans beating each other with clubs and sticks on the streets of a quiet college town. White supremacists with torches; anti-fascists pushing back. An improvised flame thrower fashioned from an aerosol can. Bottles of frozen water hurled like bricks at one another's skulls....
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AP Explains: How Robert E. Lee went from hero to racist icon

Sun, 2017-08-13 19:21
Confederate Army Gen. Robert E. Lee was vilified during the Civil War only to become a heroic symbol of the South's "Lost Cause" - and eventually a racist icon....
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North Korean tensions aren't deterring tourists from Guam

Sun, 2017-08-13 19:21
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- Tourists haven't been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been at the center of North Korean and U.S. threats during the past week....
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Venezuela expected to dominate Pence's Latin American trip

Sun, 2017-08-13 19:21
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Latin America comes amid unrest in Venezuela and concern by its neighbors about a possible American military role....
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Analysis: Why won't Donald Trump condemn white nationalism?

Sun, 2017-08-13 16:21
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Why doesn't President Donald Trump just unequivocally condemn white supremacists?...
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'Meet a Muslim' events hope to dispel misconceptions

Sun, 2017-08-13 16:21
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) -- When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: "Questions and answers about being Muslim."...
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