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 2020-07-08 12:13 

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Hottest commodity in Lebanon's economic chaos: The US dollar...

BEIRUT (AP) — The lines snaked around the block. Then they swelled to fill the whole street, before they turned into a raucous mob of men shoving to the front of the line. There at the exchange......

 2020-07-08 12:08 

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Walgreens dives into primary care with clinic expansion...

Walgreens will squeeze primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion of the care it offers customers.The drugstore chain said......

 2020-07-08 12:00 

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a new book set for fall, 'Trust'...

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's next book has a unifying message.Liveright Publishing announced Wednesday that the former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor......

 2020-07-08 11:27 

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Writers warn in open letter against threat to free speech...

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of artists, writers and academics have signed an open letter decrying the weakening of public debate and warning that the free exchange of information and ideas is in jeopardy......

 2020-07-08 11:07 

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11th case of dengue fever confirmed in Florida Keys...

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — An 11th case of the mosquito-borned dengue fever has been confirmed in the Florida Keys, health officials said.So far, all 11 cases have been in Key Largo, including......

 2020-07-08 11:02 

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Two COVID-19-ravaged churches take different recovery paths...

NEW YORK (AP) — The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their......

 2020-07-08 10:47 

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Sanity trial in newspaper shooting postponed amid pandemic...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Court proceedings to determine criminal sanity for a man who pleaded guilty to killing five people at Maryland newspaper have been postponed because of the coronavirus......

 2020-07-08 10:30 

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Lebanese convicted of financing Hezbollah in US returns home...

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese businessman serving a five-year sentence in the United States for providing millions of dollars to the militant Hezbollah group arrived Wednesday in Beirut after his early......

 2020-07-08 10:16 

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Serbia sends mixed signals on virus lockdown after clashes...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president and other officials sent mixed signals on Wednesday whether they will go ahead with the plans to reinstate a coronavirus lockdown in Belgrade after......

 2020-07-08 10:16 

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5 Things to Know for Today...

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHERE TEXAS VIRUS SURGE IS HITTING HARD A small hospital in north Houston may soon......

 2020-07-08 10:02 

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Facebook civil rights audit: 'Serious setbacks' mar progress...

A two-year audit of Facebook's civil rights record found "serious setbacks" that have marred the social network's progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias.Facebook......

 2020-07-08 10:00 

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China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw...

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday defended the World Health Organization and lashed out at the U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. body.Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said......

 2020-07-08 09:49 

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Ethiopia's week of unrest sees 239 dead, 3,500 arrested...

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — At least 239 people have been killed and 3,500 arrested in more than a week of unrest in Ethiopia that poses the biggest challenge yet to its Nobel Peace Prize-winning......

 2020-07-08 09:29 

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Depp cross-examined in libel case over Heard 'abuser' label...

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp faced a second day of cross-examination Wednesday by lawyers for British tabloid The Sun, which is defending a libel claim after calling the Hollywood star a "wife......

 2020-07-08 09:28 

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UK review into NHS hits out at glacial response to concerns...

LONDON (AP) — A scathing review into three scandals that have rocked Britain's National Health Service concluded Wednesday that patients suffered avoidable harm because their concerns were ignored......

 2020-07-08 09:13 

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Power tussle in Nepal ruling party as China influence grows...

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's prime minister could be forced out of office within weeks amid an internal tussle for power within his governing party following his sharp rhetoric on neighboring......

 2020-07-08 09:12 

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WHO says Sri Lanka and Maldives eliminate measles, rubella...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka and Maldives have become the first two countries in the World Health Organization's South-East Asia region to eliminate both measles and rubella ahead of a 2023......

 2020-07-08 08:56 

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Dutch police arrest farmers protesting emission cuts...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested dozens of farmers Wednesday who were blocking the entrance to a waste treatment plant, the latest in a string of protests by farmers angry at......

 2020-07-08 08:41 

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New French PM defends promotion of minister accused of rape...

PARIS (AP) — France's new prime minister firmly defended Wednesday the contested promotion of a colleague accused of rape as his interior minister, in charge of enforcing French laws.Prime......

 2020-07-08 08:23 

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German prosecutors close probe of 1980 Oktoberfest bombing...

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have closed their investigation into a deadly far-right attack on Munich's Oktoberfest in 1980, more than five years after they revived......

 2020-07-08 08:18 

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Charleston closing streets for outdoor dining...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston officials are closing two downtown streets this week to open up space for outdoor dining at restaurants, the mayor said Tuesday.Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin......

 2020-07-08 08:16 

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Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases now above a half-million...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases.The continent-wide total is now at least over 504,000 after South Africa recorded another day of more......

 2020-07-08 07:35 

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UK Treasury chief plans boost to youth jobs...

LONDON (AP) — British Treasury chief Rishi Sunak on Wednesday is set to announce a 2-billion-pound ($2.5 billion) program to create jobs for young people as the government tries to revive an......

 2020-07-08 07:05 

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Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared......

 2020-07-08 06:40 

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Australia isolates virus-prone state, Serbs oppose lockdown...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia isolated the state of Victoria on Wednesday in a bid to contain the worsening spread of the coronavirus as the city of Melbourne prepared for its second......

 2020-07-08 06:28 

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Asian shares mostly lower as pandemic saps buying momentum...

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic sapped the buying enthusiasm that has been driving prices higher.The selling......

 2020-07-08 06:27 

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Wedding season brings new virus outbreak in West Bank...

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — By the end of May, the Palestinian Authority appeared to have quashed a coronavirus outbreak in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with only around 400 confirmed cases and......

 2020-07-08 06:15 

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Column: Rolling the dice against a virus that usually wins...

There's plenty of activity outside ballparks on both sides of the country, with people lining up by the hundreds in nervous anticipation of what the next few days might bring.There's some......

 2020-07-08 06:13 

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A deeply divided Poland chooses a president in runoff vote...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two bitter rivals are heading into a razor's-edge presidential runoff election Sunday in Poland that is seen as an important test of populism in Europe after a campaign that......

 2020-07-08 06:11 

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The Latest: Pakistan's daily infections drop as testing cut...

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's daily infection rate dropped below 3,000 for the second straight day, though medical experts caution it may be due to less testing.Barely 21,000 tests for the......

 2020-07-08 06:05 

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Upcoming MLB free agents have fewer games to impress...

PHOENIX (AP) — Robbie Ray already knew 2020 would be a big season for his financial future because it's his last one before becoming a free agent.Now the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander......

 2020-07-08 05:43 

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Ravens quarterback cancels Florida event amid virus surge...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has canceled his annual "Funday with LJ" event in Florida due to surging coronavirus cases in the state and strict gathering......

 2020-07-08 05:14 

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Hong Kong inaugurates Beijing's national security office...

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing's national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong on Wednesday, just over a week after China's central government imposed a tough new law on the city that critics......

 2020-07-08 05:12 

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UN states reach deal on declaration marking 75th anniversary...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 members of the United Nations reached agreement on a declaration to commemorate this year's 75th anniversary of the world organization, recalling the U.N.'s successes......

 2020-07-08 05:10 

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Monuments and statues are falling. But what comes next?...

TIERRA AMARILLA, N.M. (AP) — The dusty town of Tierra Amarilla perches in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here, five decades ago, this poor northern New Mexico community saw one of......

 2020-07-08 05:07 

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'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs...

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste.The ironic, and perhaps tragic,......

 2020-07-08 04:52 

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Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods, nearly 60 dead...

TOKYO (AP) — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering......

 2020-07-08 04:45 

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China calls US invite to nuclear talks a ploy to derail them...

BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese arms control official called U.S. pressure to join nuclear arms talks with Russia an American ploy to avoid signing a new deal, and said China would gladly......

 2020-07-08 04:42 

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US envoy meets officials in Seoul as Kim honors grandfather...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump's point man to North Korea met with South Korean officials on Wednesday for discussions on stalled nuclear diplomacy amid the North's repeated......

 2020-07-08 04:21 

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Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits...

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders......

 2020-07-08 04:17 

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Asia Today: Australian PM defends Melbourne lockdown...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says a shutdown of the nation's second-largest city is necessary and promised continuing financial support for businesses that fear they won't......

 2020-07-08 04:16 

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Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall...

President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the......

 2020-07-08 04:14 

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In risky bid, Trump stokes racial rancor to motivate voters...

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is wielding America's racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking......

 2020-07-08 04:13 

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Exhausted cities face another challenge: a surge in violence...

NEW YORK (AP) — Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a......

 2020-07-08 04:11 

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US general sees smaller but enduring troop presence in Iraq...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after a deadly American airstrike in Baghdad enraged Iraqis and fueled demands to send all U.S. troops home, the top U.S. general for the Middle East is talking......

 2020-07-08 04:01 

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Brazil's president says hydroxychloroquine to cure his virus...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria......

 2020-07-08 04:00 

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AP Explains: Bolsonaro has downplayed virus fears for months...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for months flirted with the new coronavirus as he flouted social distancing at lively demonstrations and encouraged crowds during outings from......

 2020-07-08 03:58 

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Mary Kay Letourneau, teacher jailed for raping student, dies...

SEATTLE (AP) — Mary Kay Letourneau, who married her former sixth-grade student after she was convicted for raping him, has died. She was 58.Her lawyer David Gehrke told multiple news......

 2020-07-08 03:52 

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Window into virus surge: Death, recovery at Houston hospital...

HOUSTON (AP) — A few weeks after more than 100 people attended her husband's funeral, the widow herself was on the brink of death.Her oxygen levels had fallen deadly low due to......

 2020-07-08 03:46 

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Texas set to resume executions after delay during pandemic...

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas death row inmate condemned for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago was scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday, as the nation's busiest death......

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