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 2021-04-22 12:43 

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US jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market. The Labor Depa...

 2021-04-22 11:12 

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Commonwealth panel acknowledges racism in honoring war dead...

LONDON (AP) — The British government and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission have apologized after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly Africans and Indians who died fighting for the British Empire during World War I weren't pr...

 2021-04-22 05:09 

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Blue states chart diverging paths on death penalty debate...

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An effort to repeal the death penalty in Nevada is exposing polarization in the Legislature while proving party affiliation can be an unreliable predictor when it comes to capital punishment. When Democrats won trifecta cont...

 2021-04-22 04:32 

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Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict...

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, who was swin...

 2021-04-22 04:26 

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After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation's policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden's admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd's death is "not enough"for a nat...

 2021-04-22 04:26 

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Relics seized from smugglers are returning to Afghanistan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Precious relics of Afghanistan's ancient past are returning home as the nation confronts deepening uncertainty about its future. A collection of 33 artifacts seized from a New York-based art dealer who authorities say was one o...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Daunte Wright to be eulogized at Minneapolis funeral...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just days after guilty verdicts were handed down for the former Minneapolis police officer whose killing of George Floyd set off nationwide protests and a reckoning over racism, the family of another Black man killed by police, th...

 2021-04-22 04:00 

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Floyd killing has prompted state reforms, but not everywhere...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — George Floyd's killing last year and the protests that followed led to a wave of police reforms in dozens of states, from changes in use-of-force policies to greater accountability for officers. At the same time, lawmakers i...

 2021-04-21 23:33 

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Israel reports sirens near town of secretive nuclear reactor...

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said air raid sirens sounded early Thursday near Dimona, the desert town that is home to the country's secretive nuclear reactor. It gave no further details, but the sirens indicated a possible attack on the...

 2021-04-21 22:11 

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Grim list of deaths at police hands grows even after verdict...

Just as the guilty verdict was about to be read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, police in Ohio shot and killed a Black teenager in broad daylight during a confrontation. The shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, who was swin...

 2021-04-21 21:46 

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After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation's policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden's admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd's death is "not enough"for a nat...

 2021-04-21 21:26 

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Feds push to extradite Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq...

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors are urging a judge to approve a request to extradite a Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq on allegations that he participated in the killings of two police officers nearly 15 years ago in the Iraqi city of Fallujah as th...

 2021-04-21 20:27 

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George Floyd and Emmett Till families see parallels in loss...

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black Chicago teen's lynching in 1955 galvanized the civil rights movement. A Black Minneapolis man's killing by police last year propelled a worldwide call for racial justice and ending police brutality. The murders of Emme...

 2021-04-21 18:22 

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Floyd verdict sparks hope, inspiration for activists abroad...

PARIS (AP) — The guilty verdict in the trial over George Floyd's death was not just celebrated in America. It signaled hope for those seeking racial justice and fighting police brutality on the other side of the Atlantic and beyond, where Black ...

 2021-04-21 16:32 

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Europe lines up more shots, hoping to beat back virus surge...

BERLIN (AP) — Slow out of the gate, the European Union has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, with the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot product this week adding to the momentum amid doggedly high infection rates on the contine...

 2021-04-21 13:59 

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Oxygen supply disruption kills 22 COVID-19 patients in India...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twenty-two COVID-19 patients on ventilators died in a hospital in western India on Wednesday when their oxygen supply was interrupted by a leak in a supply line, officials said. Suraj Mandhar, the district collector, said the supply...

 2021-04-21 13:45 

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US-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed as Taliban balk...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An upcoming international peace conference that was meant to move Afghanistan's warring sides to a power-sharing deal and ensure an orderly U.S. exit from the country has been postponed, its sponsors announced Wednesday...

 2021-04-21 13:30 

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Putin warns of 'quick and tough' Russian response for foes...

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against encroaching further on Russia's security interests, saying Moscow's response will be "quick and tough" and make the culprits feel bitterly sorry for ...

 2021-04-21 13:24 

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AP source: DOJ to announce Minneapolis police probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to announce that the Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis after the guilty verdict in George Floyd's death, a person familiar...

 2021-04-21 09:23 

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Top Navalny associates detained ahead of protests...

MOSCOW (AP) — Two close associates of Alexei Navalny were detained Wednesday ahead of protests planned to support the imprisoned Russian opposition leader, who has been on a hunger strike since March 31. Navalny's team called Sunday for nationwi...

 2021-04-21 05:31 

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The Latest: India reports new record number of cases, deaths...

NEW DELHI — India has reported a new record 295,041 coronavirus cases, as the death toll crossed 2,000 for the first time. Even with hospitals struggling, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised state governments against imposing a harsh loc...

 2021-04-21 04:54 

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Flashpoint of 1992 LA riots becomes a place of celebration...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Black men. Two big cities. Two horrifying videos. Two different verdicts. In 1991, four Los Angeles police officers brutally beat motorist Rodney King and their acquittal on state charges a year later prompted one of the worst...

 2021-04-21 03:40 

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Floyd's hometown exalts in verdict but tempers expectations...

HOUSTON (AP) — The streets of Houston's Third Ward, a historically black neighborhood where George Floyd grew up, echoed with screams filled with the word "justice" in the moments after former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was...

 2021-04-21 03:34 

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Brazil COVID cases still soaring among unprotected majority...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's slowly unfolding vaccination program appears to have slowed the pace of deaths among the nation's elderly, according to death certificate data, but COVID-19 is still taking a rising toll as unprotected younger peopl...

 2021-04-21 03:28 

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Columbus police officer shoots, kills girl holding knife...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police shot and killed a teenage girl Tuesday afternoon in Columbus just as the verdict was being announced in the trial for the killing of George Floyd. Police showed bodycam footage Tuesday night at a news conference of the o...

 2021-04-21 00:17 

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Arizona governor sending National Guard to southern border...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is sending 250 National Guard troops to the state's southern border with Mexico amid the increased arrivals of migrants. The announcement came the day Customs and Border Protection held an o...

 2021-04-20 23:34 

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Maxine Waters' bold words echo civil rights, draw criticism...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Maxine Waters urged people to "stay on the street" in the pursuit of justice for George Floyd, advocates for racial equity and an end to police violence heard a leading Black voice in the nation's long march t...

 2021-04-20 17:55 

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North Carolina won't pass bill to ban youth trans procedures...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The office of North Carolina's Republican Senate leader said on Tuesday the chamber won't advance acontroversial bill put forward this month by three GOP members that sought to limit medical treatments for transgender pe...

 2021-04-20 17:21 

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US lab looks to boost power supply ahead of nuclear mission...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government plans to build a new transmission line and make other upgrades costing hundreds of million dollars to ensure its laboratory in northern New Mexico has enough electricity for ongoing operations and future ...

 2021-04-20 16:38 

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Climate change creates migrants. Biden considers protections...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten the very existence of the tiny Pacific island nation they fled, one of the lowest-lyin...

 2021-04-20 16:18 

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First woman ever applies to run for president of Syria...

BEIRUT (AP) — A woman from the capital Damascus has applied to run for president of Syria, the parliament speaker said Tuesday, making her the first female to make a bid for the country's top job. The largely symbolic election is certain to be w...

 2021-04-20 11:16 

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Military: Chadian president killed after 30 years in power...

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled the central African nation for more than three decades, was killed Tuesday on the battlefield in a fight against rebels, the country's top military commander announced on n...

 2021-04-20 11:07 

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'No place for you': Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seema Gandotra, sick with the coronavirus, gasped for breath in an ambulance for 10 hours, as it tried unsuccessfully at six hospitals in India's sprawling capital to find an open bed. By the time she was admitted, it was too la...

 2021-04-20 07:06 

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Portland police make 2 arrests amid protest vandalism...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some people in a small crowd calling for the abolition of police broke windows as they marched in Portland on Monday night, hours after authorities said that a man who was fatally shot by an officer in a city park last week had...

 2021-04-20 05:03 

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Should states set pot policy by its potency? Some say yes...

NEW YORK (AP) — As marijuana legalization spreads across U.S. states, so does a debate over whether to set pot policy by potency. Under a law signed last month, New York will tax recreational marijuana based on its amount of THC, the main intoxicati...

 2021-04-20 04:30 

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Asian Americans wary about school amid virus, violence...

BOSTON (AP) — A Chinese American mother in the Boston suburbs is sending her sons to in-person classes this month, even after one of them was taunted with a racist "slanted-eyes4; gesture at school, just days after the killings of women of As...

 2021-04-20 04:13 

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Teen's death puts focus on split-second police decisions...

It happened in less than a second. Thirteen-year-old Adam Toledo dropped the gun he'd been holding, turned and began raising his hands just as the officer had commanded. Then the cop fired a single shot, killing the boy in the dark Chicago alley. The ...

 2021-04-20 04:13 

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Afghanistan withdrawal draws concerns over abducted American...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. moves to withdraw its military from Afghanistan over the next five months, concerns are growing about one American who risks being left behind. Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Lombard, Illinois, believed held for more ...

 2021-04-20 03:54 

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Latino groups want DOJ probe of shooting by Chicago police...

CHICAGO (AP) — Latino lawyers and community leaders on Tuesday will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Chicago police officer. The group also will call on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to accelerate cour...

 2021-04-20 02:39 

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Gaetz, Greene flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrand...

 2021-04-19 21:28 

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Medical ruling: Capitol cop Sicknick died of natural causes...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner's office ruled Monday, a fi...

 2021-04-19 19:14 

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Groups push for easier student loan relief for the disabled...

Advocates for the disabled are pressing the Biden administration to cancel student debt for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have disabilities that make them eligible for federal debt forgiveness but who have not applied for the benefit. Using a rar...

 2021-04-19 18:59 

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2 views of Floyd onlookers: Desperate to help, or angry mob?...

To the prosecution, the witnesses who watched George Floyd 's body go still were regular people — a firefighter, a mixed martial arts fighter, a high school student and her 9-year-old cousin in a T-shirt emblazoned with the word "Love" &...

 2021-04-19 18:48 

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Leaders of Proud Boys ordered jailed on Capitol riot charges...

A federal judge on Monday ordered two leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group to be arrested and jailed while awaiting trial on charges they planned and coordinated an attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe B...

 2021-04-19 18:48 

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Czech, Russian envoys fly home amid depot explosion dispute...

PRAGUE (AP) — The two Russian military agents believed to be behind a massive Czech depot explosion in 2014 likely targeted the ammunition, not the Czech Republic itself, the country's prime minister and prosecutor general said Monday. Prime Min...

 2021-04-19 15:59 

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Oregon gun storage law would be among the toughest in the US...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A proposed gun storage law that would be among the toughest in the U.S. is headed for a vote Monday in the Oregon Legislature, with backers saying it will save lives and opponents contending it could lead to deaths. Hundreds of pe...

 2021-04-19 14:58 

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EU estimates 150,000 Russian troops near Ukraine's borders...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is estimating that 150,000 Russian troops have already amassed for the biggest military buildup ever near Ukraine's borders and that it will only take "a spark" to set off a confrontation. At the same t...

 2021-04-19 13:42 

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Police: Ex-Texas deputy wanted in deaths of 3 is arrested...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in Texas has been taken into custody Monday following a manhunt that began after three people were fatally shot in Austin, authorities said. Police said Stephen Broderick, 41, was arrested without i...

 2021-04-19 11:04 

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India's capital to lock down amid devastating virus surge...

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit. In scenes famili...

 2021-04-19 06:52 

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Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave...

ROUEN, France (AP) — Slowly suffocating in a French intensive care ward, Patrick Aricique feared he would die from his diseased lungs that felt "completely burned from the inside, burned like the cathedral in Paris," as tired doctors and nur...

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