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Trump-Abe summit sparks fears of new North Korean provocation

Trump-Abe summit sparks fears of new North Korean provocation

North Korea’s latest threat to engage in “fiercer” provocations if Washington doesn’t soften its denuclearization demands is the latest example of Pyongyang using a summit of U.S. and Japanese leaders to amplify its demands. The ...
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Supreme Court puts Ohio, Michigan gerrymander cases on hold

Supreme Court puts Ohio, Michigan gerrymander cases on hold

The Supreme Court put two big political gerrymandering cases on hold Friday, ordering a halt to lower court rulings that had found legislative maps in Ohio and Michigan invalid. The justices said the halt will ...
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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...
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Statement of Jayme Closs at sentencing for abductor

Statement of Jayme Closs at sentencing for abductor

BARRON, Wis. (AP) - Jayme Closs’ statement at Friday’s sentencing for Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old man who killed her parents and kidnapped her last October, holding her captive for 88 days before she escaped. Closs ...
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Lawyers in Ohio State doc sex abuse case to see full report

Lawyers in Ohio State doc sex abuse case to see full report

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A judge says lawyers for men who allege they were sexually abused decades ago by an Ohio State team doctor should get to see the unredacted findings of a law firm ...
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New US charges against Assange may slow extradition from UK

New US charges against Assange may slow extradition from UK

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new indictment against Julian Assange could further delay what was already expected to be a protracted battle to get the WikiLeaks founder out of a London jail cell and into a ...
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The Latest: Police defend Facebook likes deal with fugitive

The Latest: Police defend Facebook likes deal with fugitive

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) - The Latest on the Facebook fugitive (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Torrington police are defending the agreement they struck with a fugitive who was supposed to turn himself in once his ...
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May's relationship with EU was often rocky

May's relationship with EU was often rocky

BRUSSELS (AP) - As British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her departure with a Brexit plan nowhere near success, European Union leaders offered kind words. But it was quite another matter during the years of ...
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Update: Dogs that survived high-speed chase in RV on the mend

Two dogs injured in a high-speed chase in California on Tuesday are recovering with care from animal services. One dog broke its bones and had casts placed on two of its legs, according to pictures ...
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Comey approves Trump's investigation into Russia probe, blasts his 'treason' rhetoric

Comey approves Trump's investigation into Russia probe, blasts his 'treason' rhetoric

Former FBI director James Comey Friday welcomed President Trump’s calls for an investigation into the Russia probe he started but said inquiries should be conducted to protect election interference in 2020. “Investigate whatever you wish ...
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Ex-Facebook exec recommends Zuckerberg step down as CEO

Ex-Facebook exec recommends Zuckerberg step down as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook’s former security chief is disagreeing with calls to break up the social network. Instead, Alex Stamos believes the way to fix problems is for Mark Zuckerberg to step aside as ...
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The Latest: Closs family wants max sentences in kidnapping

The Latest: Closs family wants max sentences in kidnapping

BARRON, Wis. (AP) - The latest on the sentencing hearing for a Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Members of Jayme Closs‘ family are ...
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Trump appeals ruling backing subpoenas for bank records

Trump appeals ruling backing subpoenas for bank records

NEW YORK (AP) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump are appealing a judge’s refusal to block congressional subpoenas seeking some of his financial records. An official notice of appeal was filed Friday in federal court ...
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Trump suggests he won't consider pardons until after military trials

Trump suggests he won't consider pardons until after military trials

President Trump may wait to decide on issuing pardons for several members of the military accused of war crimes until after their trials. Trump faced pushback after a New York Times report said he was ...
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CEO Pay: When investors say "nay" on spiraling packages

CEO Pay: When investors say “nay” on spiraling packages

NEW YORK (AP) - Shareholders are still voting overwhelmingly in favor of big pay packages for CEOs, but there are more pockets of resistance eight years after “Say on Pay” became a mandatory exercise at ...
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N Carolina GOP candidate offers silent video for Super PACs

N Carolina GOP candidate offers silent video for Super PACs

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Republican in a North Carolina special election for a congressional seat vacant since earlier allegations of ballot fraud is posting polished, silent video of himself online. The practice allows friendly ...
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The highest-paid CEOs by state

The highest-paid CEOs by state

Here are the top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in ...
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Trump: Public needs to know why FBI spied on his campaign

Trump: Public needs to know why FBI spied on his campaign

President Trump said Friday he granted Attorney General William Barr sweeping new powers to declassify intelligence about FBI spying on the Trump campaign in 2016 because the public needs to know “how they started and ...
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The Latest: Trump to declassify docs on Russia probe origins

The Latest: Trump to declassify docs on Russia probe origins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 12:40 p.m. President Trump says he will declassify documents related to the origins of the investigation into Russia’s links to ...
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Trump to mull 'lots of different pardons' for accused soldiers

Trump to mull 'lots of different pardons' for accused soldiers

President Trump said Friday his administration is looking at “a lot of different pardons” amid reports he is considering a Memorial Day reprieve for soldiers accused of war crimes. “We’re looking at a lot of ...
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Wexton: Secretary Carson 'lied to my face' about removing transgender homeless shelter protections

Wexton: Secretary Carson 'lied to my face' about removing transgender homeless shelter protections

A House Democrat says that Ben Carson “is unfit to serve and should resign,” claiming that the Housing and Urban Development secretary lied to her about policies that could prevent transgender homeless people to be ...
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Bill would give Congress oversight of Trump North Korea talks

Bill would give Congress oversight of Trump North Korea talks

A bipartisan group of key lawmakers have introduced a bill on Friday that would closely monitor President Trump and his diplomatic outreach to North Korea. The “North Korea Policy Oversight Act,” introduced by Democrats Sen ...
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Mike Quigley, Illinois Democrat, blasts Trump pick of Barr for investigation of Russia probe

Mike Quigley, Illinois Democrat, blasts Trump pick of Barr for investigation of Russia probe

President Trump allowing Attorney General William Barr to review the beginning of the Russia probe is “far worse” then Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a House Democrat. “What I’m suggesting is a ...
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Officials: US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East

Officials: US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran. Officials said members of Congress were notified following ...
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Chelsea Manning slams Espionage Act charges against Julian Assange: 'They use the law as a sword'

Chelsea Manning slams Espionage Act charges against Julian Assange: 'They use the law as a sword'

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning spoke out late Thursday after the Justice Department announced new criminal charges against the website’s publisher, Julian Assange. A former Army intelligence analyst, Manning issued a statement from jail slamming the ...
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Asia shares retreat on fears China-US trade row might spread

Asia shares retreat on fears China-US trade row might spread

TOKYO (AP) - Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as worries that the trade standoff between the U.S. and China might expand put investors in a selling mood. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.2% ...
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Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

LANGEOOG, Germany (AP) - Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald’s restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above. The ...
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Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Iran’s foreign minister is in Pakistan on a critically timed visit amid a crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week’s emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia as ...
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Same-sex couples start registering marriages in Taiwan

Same-sex couples start registering marriages in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to get married on the first day a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage takes effect. One household registration office in Taipei was ...
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Arizona lawmakers weigh fix for Navajo school vouchers

Arizona lawmakers weigh fix for Navajo school vouchers

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers could vote as soon as Friday on emergency legislation giving a handful of Navajo children another year to use their vouchers for private school tuition in New Mexico. The bipartisan ...
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Mario Batali to face assault charge on groping accusation

Mario Batali to face assault charge on groping accusation

BOSTON (AP) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali is set to appear in court on a criminal charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali is scheduled to ...
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Boat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missing

Boat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missing

BEIJING (AP) - A boat carrying passengers across a river capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people. Twelve divers were among personnel working at the scene Friday. Eight people were still missing, state ...
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US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan

US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia on Friday urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change Taiwan’s international standing threatens to ...
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