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 2021-07-29 16:27 

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Severe weather in Wisconsin causes widespread damage...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Strong thunderstorms caused widespread damage across Wisconsin, left tens of thousands without power and triggered tornado warnings. The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday evenin...

 2021-07-29 15:49 

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Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen...

BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in th...

 2021-07-29 15:43 

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Ravages of COVID surge evident inside Missouri hospital...

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Daryl Barker was passionately against a COVID-19 vaccination, and so were his relatives. Then 10 of them got sick and Barker, at just 31, ended up in a Missouri intensive care unit fighting for his life. It's a scenario p...

 2021-07-29 15:25 

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Robinhood CEO tells AP it's eying expansion beyond trading...

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood has already changed how people trade stocks and who's doing it. Now its sights are on the rest of the financial industry. Shares of Robinhood Markets are set to begin trading on the Nasdaq Thursday, a highly anticipated...

 2021-07-29 15:04 

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Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals...

CRANE, Texas (AP) — Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt's cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned...

 2021-07-29 14:58 

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Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday...

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled it could only be extended until the end of the month. The W...

 2021-07-29 13:48 

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LA's Venice Beach a flashpoint in city's homeless crisis...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David de Russy steered his bicycle through a sparse crowd of midweek visitors streaming down Los Angeles' Venice Beach boardwalk between multimillion-dollar homes, T-shirt shops and eateries on one side and vendors peddling pa...

 2021-07-29 13:48 

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Russian lab module docks with space station after 8-day trip...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's long-delayed lab module successfully docked with the International Space Station on Thursday, eight days after it was launched from the Russian space launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The 20-metric-ton (22-ton) Nauk...

 2021-07-29 12:57 

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China flooding brought fear, then washed away livelihoods...

XINXIANG, China (AP) — The night the rains came, all Yu Ruiping could do was huddle in her market stall. The electricity went out. Her phone went dead. And the water just kept rising. When the skies cleared, the market was surrounded by chest-high w...

 2021-07-29 12:44 

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US jobless claims down 24,000 to 400,000 as economy recovers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to 400,000 last week, the Labor...

 2021-07-29 12:44 

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US economy accelerated at a solid 6.5% rate last quarter...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession. The total size of the economy ...

 2021-07-29 12:38 

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German court faults Facebook's past handling of hate speech...

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court on Thursday faulted aspects of Facebook's handling of "hate speech," at least in the past. It ruled that the social network giant can't delete posts without at least informing users afterward, and...

 2021-07-29 11:33 

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Photographer rises to occasion at spectator-less Olympics in Tokyo...

Without any foreign spectators at this year's Olympics, Japan is finding other ways to shine on the world stage....

 2021-07-29 10:33 

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Harris releases strategy to tackle migration's root causes...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that efforts to address root causes of migration from three Central American countries won't produce immediate results as she unveiled a broad strategy that avoids detailed targets and ...

 2021-07-29 10:00 

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The Latest: New division to manage Tunisia's virus crisis...

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's president has ordered the creation of a special body to manage the country's coronavirus crisis amid raging infections and public anger over the government's handling of the pandemic. President Kais Saied made ...

 2021-07-29 08:47 

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Ron Popeil was the sizzle of American ingenuity, personified...

Come, young ones: Gather around the glow of the smartphone's screen for a tale of a distant time when we watched TV on big boxy machines, and switched channels when we were bored. There were commercials — several of them — between the segm...

 2021-07-29 07:22 

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Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after 8.2M quake hits Alaska...

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii on Wednesday evening following a large earthquake off the Alaska peninsula....

 2021-07-29 07:22 

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Sneaking a peek: Fans find creative ways to glimpse Olympics...

MISHIMA, Japan (AP) — The soon-to-be Olympic champion was in what cyclists derisively call "the pain cave," empty lungs searing and legs feeling like dead weight. The climb he was on seemed interminable, the evil gradient sending him straigh...

 2021-07-29 07:22 

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Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after 8.2M quake hits Alaska...

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii on Wednesday evening following a large earthquake off the Alaska peninsula. According to Honolulu Star Advertiser, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center listed the magnitude as 8.1 and sai...

 2021-07-29 07:22 

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Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break...

CARRY-LE-ROUET, France (AP) — Europe's famed summer holiday season is in full swing, but efforts to inoculate people against the coronavirus are not taking a break. Instead, with lockdowns easing despite concerns about variants and nations looki...

 2021-07-29 07:15 

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Nightmares, panic attacks: Belgian flood survivors struggle...

TROOZ, Belgium (AP) — Visions of cars being swept away in a raging current keep coming back to trouble Eric Mouqu. His wife, Cindy, gets triggered by the slightest noise. So when her husband turns on the hose to clean a few things, all she can think...

 2021-07-29 07:00 

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Marilyn Manson asks for Esme Bianco sexual assault lawsuit to be dropped...

Marilyn Manson has asked for Esme Bianco's sexual assault lawsuit against him to be dropped....

 2021-07-29 07:00 

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Elisabeth Rohm is engaged...

Law & Order alum Elisabeth Rohm is engaged to her partner of almost a year, Peter Glatzer....

 2021-07-29 06:44 

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Officials in Tokyo alarmed as cases hit record highs...

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday after Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for two straight days with the Olympics well underway. "We have never experienced the expansion of the infections of this magnitude...

 2021-07-29 06:07 

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GLIMPSES: Medalists' bouquets hold deeper meaning for Japan...

TOKYO (AP) — Of course, an Olympic medal has significance. But the bouquet of flowers that every medal winner is being handed at the Tokyo Olympics has deeper meaning. Much deeper. The sunflowers and all the other flowers in the bouquet were grown i...

 2021-07-29 05:59 

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Floods make thousands homeless in Bangladesh Rohingya camps...

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Days of heavy rainfall have pelted Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended family or in communal shelters. Just in the 24 hours to Wednesday al...

 2021-07-29 05:15 

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Robinhood makes its debut on Wall Street...

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood is sell its own stock Thursday on Wall Street, the very place the online brokerage has rattled with its stated goal of democratizing finance. Through its app, Robinhood has introduced millions to investing and reshaped the ...

 2021-07-29 05:02 

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Lawyer for Hong Kong protester asks court for shorter term...

HONG KONG (AP) — A lawyer for the first person convicted under Hong Kong's national security law asked Thursday for no more than 10 years in prison instead of the possible life sentence faced by the former restaurant waiter in a closely watched ...

 2021-07-29 04:55 

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Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major provisions of ...

 2021-07-29 04:55 

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Olympic Stadium opens in Tokyo for start of track and field...

TOKYO (AP) — Track and Field begins competition on Day 6 of the Tokyo Games and four medal events will be decided in the pool in Thursday's coverage of the Olympics. The gymnastics women's all-around competition will go on without defending ...

 2021-07-29 04:40 

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Is Biden overlooking Bureau of Prisons as reform target?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden took quick action after his inauguration to start shifting federal inmates out of privately run prisons, where complaints of abuses abound. "It is just the beginning of my administration's plan to addres...

 2021-07-29 04:34 

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Pro-Sanders group rebranding into 'pragmatic progressives'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging from the disappointment of Bernie Sanders' loss in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, supporters pumped millions into the powerful advocacy group Our Revolution to keep the progressive fight alive and prepare fo...

 2021-07-29 04:18 

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What is a COVID-19 vaccine 'breakthrough' case?...

What is a COVID-19 vaccine "breakthrough4; case? It's when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus. In studies, the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna were around 95% effective at preventing illness, while the...

 2021-07-29 04:17 

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Violent arrest in Colorado reignites anger over policing...

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community, with activists decrying what they say is just the latest example of...

 2021-07-29 01:26 

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Violent arrest in Colorado reignites anger over policing...

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community, with activists on Wednesday decrying what they say is just the late...

 2021-07-29 01:15 

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CDC mask guidance met with hostility by leading Republicans...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As he rallied conservatives on Wednesday, one of the Republican Party's most prominent rising stars mocked new government recommendations calling for more widespread use of masks to blunt a coronavirus surge. "Did you n...

 2021-07-29 00:06 

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EXPLAINER: How Biles' withdrawals impact US gymnastics team...

TOKYO (AP) — American gymnast Simone Biles' decision to withdraw from two marquee Olympic competitions to focus on her mental well-being changes the landscape somewhat dramatically for the U.S. gymnastics team in coming days. Here's a look a...

 2021-07-28 22:50 

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FDA allows automatic 'generic' swap for brand-name insulin...

U.S. regulators took action Wednesday that will make it easier to get a cheaper, near-copy of a brand-name insulin at the drugstore. Doctors now have to specifically prescribe what's called a biosimilar or OK substituting it for a more expensive brand...

 2021-07-28 22:37 

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Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they've received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent socia...

 2021-07-28 22:26 

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O'Rourke, protesters begin nearly 30-mile Texas voting march...

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — As Rebecca Flores set out on a nearly 30-mile voting rights march to the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, she recalled another long distance: the drive her parents made from the outskirts of town in the 1950s to cast their ballot...

 2021-07-28 21:47 

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Leftist political novice sworn in as Peru's president...

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pedro Castillo, a leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country's poor, on Wednesday became Peru's new president. The rural teacher who has never held political office before was sworn in less th...

 2021-07-28 20:40 

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Charities providing housing assistance to collapse survivors...

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Sharon Schechter escaped the South Florida condominium tower collapse with just the nightclothes she was wearing, so she cried shortly after when the Global Empowerment Mission gave her an electric toothbrush, a phone charger and ...

 2021-07-28 19:58 

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NXIVM sex cult member who cooperated avoids prison time...

NEW YORK (AP) — A former member ofNXIVM leader Keith Raniere's inner circle who was charged in his sex trafficking enterprise avoided prison at sentencing Wednesday after prosecutors cited her extraordinary cooperation. Lauren Salzman was senten...

 2021-07-28 18:43 

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EXPLAINER: Why masks are again advised for everyone indoors...

NEW YORK (AP) — Wait, we're supposed to wear masks again? Even if we are vaccinated? For a large part of the U.S., that's the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC this week revisited and revised its guid...

 2021-07-28 18:07 

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Fed notes improving economy, a step toward easing support...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is strengthening and making progress on the Fed's employment and inflation goals, a small step toward dialing back its ultra-low-interest rate policies. The statement the...

 2021-07-28 17:54 

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Russian police raid home of investigative journalist...

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Russia raided the home of the chief editor of an investigative news site that was recently designated as a "foreign agent," the latest move by authorities to raise the pressure on independent media before the country&...

 2021-07-28 17:39 

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Wisconsin officer to be charged in 2016 slaying of Black man...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday found probable cause to charge a police officer in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charg...

 2021-07-28 17:34 

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Family voiced suspicions about woman accused in 4 killings...

PHOENIX (AP) — In the months after her husband's death, Lori Vallow Daybell aroused suspicions among relatives who told investigators that she believed a demon had overcome her estranged spouse. They also worried about the whereabouts of the cou...

 2021-07-28 16:00 

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Senate GOP ready to move forward on $1T infrastructure bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans negotiating a $1 trillion infrastructure bill with Democrats said Wednesday they have reached agreement on the major outstanding issues and are ready to vote to take up the bill. Lead negotiator Sen. Rob Portman,...

 2021-07-28 15:53 

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Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising?...

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising? Yes. In places where the virus is surging, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that vaccinated people return to wearing masks in public indoor places. The CDC recently...

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