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After 6 months on job, education chief still highly divisive

Sat, 2017-08-12 10:19
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It's a stark reminder of the bruising process that spurred angry protests, some ridicule and required the vice president's tie-breaking "yes" vote....
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Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide

Sat, 2017-08-12 10:19
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying....
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Presley's friends feel love, pain, 40 years after his death

Sat, 2017-08-12 10:19
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- It isn't just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too....
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Rotting foot horrifies family at burial for family patriarch

Sat, 2017-08-12 10:19
BUTLER, N.J. (AP) -- Mourners at a New Jersey cemetery received a horrific shock when a corpse's rotting foot from an adjoining grave was uncovered during a New York City man's burial....
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Media: World's oldest man, a Holocaust survivor, dies at 113

Sat, 2017-08-12 07:19
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli media are reporting that the world's oldest man, who lived through both world wars and survived the Holocaust, has died a month short of his 114th birthday....
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Fire blocks route for dozens in Glacier National Park chalet

Sat, 2017-08-12 04:19
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A wildfire has cut off the return route for dozens of people staying in a Glacier National Park backcountry chalet, leaving them the choice of remaining until rangers tell them it's safe or hiking out along a longer and more difficult trail, park officials said Friday....
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Analysis: Trump meets crisis with familiar bluster, risk

Sat, 2017-08-12 04:19
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) -- A nuclear showdown. The world's most unpredictable foe. A world on edge. What will the new president do?...
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North Korea still mastering how to deliver a nuke to US

Sat, 2017-08-12 04:19
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No need to duck and cover just yet. While U.S. intelligence officials are pretty sure North Korea can put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental missile that could reach the United States, experts aren't convinced the bomb could survive the flight to America....
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Qatar crisis redraws red lines and frays age-old Gulf ties

Sat, 2017-08-12 04:19
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- It's early morning at a fishing port in Dubai. A group of mostly retired fishermen are playing cards, eating dates and drinking coffee at the port's majlis, a traditional meeting space....
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Son of Sam killer says he 'surrendered to dark forces'

Sat, 2017-08-12 01:19
NEW YORK (AP) -- The "Son of Sam" killer who terrorized New York 40 years ago says he thought he was doing something "to appease the devil."...
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Father: Woman killed by officer was 'ripped from our arms'

Sat, 2017-08-12 01:19
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The father and the fiance of an Australian woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call grieved at a public memorial service Friday night, the same time the family had planned to be on a plane to her wedding....
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War of Words: North Korea vs. Donald Trump

Fri, 2017-08-11 22:19
President Donald Trump's recent invocation of "fire and fury" in response to North Korea's nuclear weapons program had a familiar ring to it. It's the kind of dramatic rhetoric that North Korea regularly uses in its public statements....
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Trump says he won't rule out military response to Venezuela

Fri, 2017-08-11 22:19
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Friday that he wouldn't rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country's descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro's power grab....
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Father: Woman killed by officer was 'ripped from our arms'

Fri, 2017-08-11 22:19
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The father and the fiance of an Australian woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call grieved at a public memorial service Friday night, the same time the family had planned to be on a plane to her wedding....
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Tillerson says diplomats in Havana suffered 'health attacks'

Fri, 2017-08-11 22:19
HAVANA (AP) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that U.S. diplomats in Havana had been the victims of "health attacks" that left them with hearing loss - the most definitive U.S. statement yet on a series of mysterious incidents that have puzzled longtime observers of U.S.-Cuban relations....
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For electric cars to take off, they'll need place to charge

Fri, 2017-08-11 22:19
DETROIT (AP) -- Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner....
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The TV-streaming paradox: Why you may miss the cable bundle

Fri, 2017-08-11 22:19
NEW YORK (AP) -- The future of TV may well be a mishmash of streaming services that could rival the cost of a $100 cable bundle - but that are way more difficult to use....
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Matsuyama, Kisner tied for lead at PGA Championship

Fri, 2017-08-11 22:19
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Most meaningful of all the text messages Hideki Matsuyama received last week was the one from Jason Day congratulating the Japanese star for his 61 in the final round at Firestone to win his second World Golf Championship....
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Trump: NKorea 'will regret it fast' if acts against US ally

Fri, 2017-08-11 19:19
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Friday issued another warning of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military "locked and loaded." He said the isolated nation's leader "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against U.S. territories and allies....
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Billionaire suggests black senator worse than Ku Klux Klan

Fri, 2017-08-11 19:19
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A billionaire hedge fund manager has apologized for an online post saying that a black state senator has "done more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood" because of her support for teachers unions....
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