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Court: U. of North Carolina can consider race in admissions...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina's flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group's argument that affirmative action disa...

 2021-10-19 15:48 

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As Bitcoin goes mainstream, Wall Street looks to cash in...

NEW YORK (AP) — Love cryptocurrencies or hate the very idea of them, they're becoming more mainstream by the day. Cryptocurrencies have surged so much that their total value has reached nearly $2.5 trillion, slightly more than the world's mo...

 2021-10-19 14:13 

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US regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health regulators on Tuesday unveiled their proposal to allow Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription, a long-awaited move intended to make the devices more accessible to millions of people with hearing problems. The F...

 2021-10-19 14:13 

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Report: Haiti gang seeks $17M for kidnapped US missionaries...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U,S.-based missionary group has demanded a $17 million ransom for them, according to Haiti's justice minister, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal. Justice Minister Liszt Quitel...

 2021-10-19 13:56 

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US expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus. The upcoming announcemen...

 2021-10-19 13:40 

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Back to gravity: Russians talk about world's 1st space movie...

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian actor and a film director who spent 12 days in orbit making the world's first movie in space said Tuesday they were so thrilled with their experience on the International Space Station that they felt sorry to leave. Actor...

 2021-10-19 13:03 

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Train riders held up phones as woman was raped, police say...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening, authorities ...

 2021-10-19 12:32 

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Wine shortage could result from supply chain issue, winery exec says...

If reading about potential holiday shortages has you reaching for a glass of wine, you may want to think about conserving....

 2021-10-19 12:32 

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Russia hits another record of daily coronavirus deaths...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia registered another daily record of coronavirus deaths Tuesday as rapidly surging infection rates raised pressure on the country's health care system and prompted the government to suggest declaring a nonworking week. The gov...

 2021-10-19 11:08 

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Colin Powell had mixed legacy among some African Americans...

DETROIT (AP) — As an American leader, Colin Powell's credentials were impeccable: He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs and secretary of state. But his legacy as the first Black person in those roles is murkier, with some African Americans saying ...

 2021-10-19 10:15 

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USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, and on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

 2021-10-19 09:47 

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Climate report: Africa's rare glaciers soon to disappear...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa's rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer...

 2021-10-19 08:39 

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Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approaches...

Power shortages are turning out streetlights and shutting down factories in China. The poor in Brazil are choosing between paying for food or electricity. German corn and wheat farmers can't find fertilizer, made using natural gas. And fears are risin...

 2021-10-19 08:29 

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EXPLAINER: Why some fear a 'Polexit' from European Union...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will be a focus of European attention this week, with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressing the European Parliament and leaders at a European Union summit expected to grapple with a legal conundrum created by a re...

 2021-10-19 06:51 

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Jumping onto trucks to get to Britain: A migrant's day...

CALAIS, France (AP) — Mohammad and Jaber spend every day looking for the right truck, and this afternoon it feels like it could happen. This truck seems right. They scream to their friend to jump. He runs, latches on to the moving rig between the ca...

 2021-10-19 05:38 

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EXPLAINER: How lawmakers are investigating the Jan. 6 riot...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee tasked with investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has been ramping up its efforts in recent weeks, issuing subpoenas to nearly 20 individuals, including four of former President Donald Trump&#...

 2021-10-19 05:07 

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Alex Murdaugh asks to leave jail after 5 days behind bars...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh plan to ask a judge on Tuesday to grant bond for their client, who has spent five nights in jailfollowing his second arrest in about a month. Murdaugh, whose wife and ...

 2021-10-19 05:07 

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Jury selection moving slow in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys planned to resume questioning potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery following a slow start and some admonishment from the judge to speed things along. ...

 2021-10-19 05:04 

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Jury selection moving slow in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys planned to resume questioning potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery following a slow start and some admonishment from the judge to speed things along....

 2021-10-19 05:03 

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Alex Murdaugh asks to leave jail after 5 days behind bars...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh plan to ask a judge on Tuesday to grant bond for their client, who has spent five nights in jail following his second arrest in about a month....

 2021-10-19 05:01 

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Colin Powell: A trailblazing legacy, blotted by Iraq war...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A child of working-class Jamaican immigrants in the Bronx, Colin Powell rose from neighborhood store clerk to warehouse floor-mopper to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. It was a trailblazing American Dream journey that ...

 2021-10-19 04:45 

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COVID-19 update at School District 2 Board Meeting...

BILLINGS — At the Billings Public Schools Board Meeting on Monday night, health officials and the superintendent gave an update on the COVID-19 situation in the district....

 2021-10-19 04:44 

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Helena Assistant Police Chief Stimson dies...

HELENA, Mont. - Law enforcement and Helena communities are mourning the loss of one of their own with the death of Assistant Chief for the Helena Police Department Curt Stimson....

 2021-10-19 04:39 

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'A dangerous time': Portland, Oregon, sees record homicides...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was nearly last call on a Friday when Jacob Eli Knight Vasquez went to get a drink across the street from the tavern where he worked in northwest Portland — an area with a thriving......

 2021-10-19 04:37 

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Titans stop Allen on 4th down, hang on to beat Bills 34-31...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry showed once again how important he is to the Tennessee Titans....

 2021-10-19 04:35 

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District attorneys refuse to prosecute some GOP-led laws...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Republican lawmakers in Tennessee blocked a policy to ease up on low-level marijuana cases, Nashville's top prosecutor decided on a workaround: He just didn't charge anyone with the crime. Meanwhile, in Georgia, ...

 2021-10-19 04:29 

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Streamline bus started seasonal Livingston winter service...
 2021-10-19 04:15 

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Jan. 6 panel plans contempt vote as Trump sues over probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is moving swiftly Tuesday to hold at least one of Donald Trump's allies in contempt as the former president is pushing back on the probe in a new lawsu...

 2021-10-19 04:15 

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Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation's largest red state. The...

 2021-10-19 04:14 

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New Zealand hits virus high, pushes vaccination as way out...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand counted its most new coronavirus cases of the pandemic Tuesday as an outbreak in its largest city grew and officials urged vaccinations as a way out of Auckland's two-month lockdown. Health officials fo...

 2021-10-19 04:09 

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'A dangerous time': Portland, Oregon, sees record homicides...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It was nearly last call on a Friday whenJacob Eli Knight Vasquez went to get a drink across the street from the tavern where he worked in northwest Portland — an area with a thriving dining scene, where citygoers enjoy la...

 2021-10-19 03:42 

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Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved on Monday redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation's largest red ...

 2021-10-19 02:31 

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North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea in latest test...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday in a continuation of its recent weapons tests, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on th...

 2021-10-19 01:27 

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Chinese-North Korean defectors face hardship in South Korea...

GWANGYANG, South Korea (AP) — Abandoned, he feels, by three countries, Cho Guk-gyeong shows a visitor his South Korean alien registration card, which describes him as "stateless." It's an apt description for what his life is like in Sout...

 2021-10-19 01:11 

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Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye is now Ye. A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name. "There being no objecti...

 2021-10-18 23:51 

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Top German tabloid editor ousted over misconduct claims...

LONDON (AP) — The powerful chief editor of Germany's best-selling newspaper has been removed from his post following revelations of misconduct, publishing company Axel Springer SE said Monday. Julian Reichelt was axed from the helm of the Bild t...

 2021-10-18 23:30 

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Maduro ally appears in court to face corruption charges...

MIAMI (AP) — A businessman who prosecutors say was a major conduit for corruption by Nicols Maduro's inner circle appeared for the first time in Miami federal court Monday after a weekend extradition that has further strained relations between t...

 2021-10-18 23:13 

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Data shows ship crossed over oil pipeline that ruptured...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive cargo ship that was supposed to be at anchor was buffeted by high winds during a January storm and repeatedly crossed over an undersea oil pipeline that later ruptured off the Southern California coast, according to vess...

 2021-10-18 23:13 

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ACLU demands reform after Black girl arrested in Hawaii...

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii's public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing, arresting and interrogating the 10-year-old girl for a "run-of-the-mill" dispute betwe...

 2021-10-18 22:25 

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QAnon figure says he's running for congress to fix elections...

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Watkins, one of the most prominent figures in the QAnon conspiracy movement, said Monday he is running for Congress in Arizona because the state is at the forefront of the fight by many Republicans over the 2020 election results. ...

 2021-10-18 22:03 

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GameStop mania severely tested market system, regulator says...

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market certainly shook when hundreds of thousands of regular people suddenly piled into GameStop early this year, driving its price to heights that shocked professional investors. But it didn't break. That's on...

 2021-10-18 22:02 

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Biden's dilemma: Satisfying Manchin risks losing other Dems...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Washington's enduring question: What does Joe Manchin want? But increasingly the answer is crystal clear. The conservative West Virginia Democrat wants to dismantle President Joe Biden's proposed climate change str...

 2021-10-18 21:09 

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Trump files lawsuit to block release of Jan. 6 documents...

WASHIGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to block the release of documents to the Jan. 6 select committee of Congress, challenging the decision of President Joe Biden to release them. Trump claims in the lawsuit that the re...

 2021-10-18 20:58 

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Oregon illegal pot grows: More calls to send National Guard...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On the same day last week that a southern Oregon county declared a state of emergency amid a sharp increase in illegal cannabis farms, police raided a site that had about two tons of processed marijuana and 17,500 pot plants. The ...

 2021-10-18 20:37 

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Trump questioned in lawsuit over 2015 protester crackdown...

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump was questioned Monday in a deposition for a lawsuit brought by protesters who say his security team roughed them up in the early days of his presidential campaign in 2015. Trump testified under oath behi...

 2021-10-18 20:31 

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Officials and experts worry about COVID-19 and kids, hopeful for vaccine soon...

Federal officials say the belief that kids are safe from COVID-19 is wrong....

 2021-10-18 19:54 

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Hezbollah leader declares his group has 100,000 fighters...

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah declared for the first time Monday that his powerful militant group has 100,000 trained fighters. Hassan Nasrallah disclosed the size of the Shiite group's militant arm in his first speech sinc...

 2021-10-18 18:50 

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Center-left wins in Rome, elsewhere in blow to Italy's right...

ROME (AP) — Italy's center-left forces won big in Rome, Turin and several other mayoral runoffs on Monday, dealing embarrassing defeats to the anti-migrant and far-right parties that are hoping to capture Italy's premiership in the next nati...

 2021-10-18 18:17 

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Powell's age and cancer bout left him vulnerable to COVID...

Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer, highlighting the continued risk to many Americans until more of the population is immunized. Powell, a four-star ...

 2021-10-18 17:25 

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Former Chicago college student convicted of terrorism charge...

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago college student was convicted Monday of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Thomas Osadzinski, 22, designed a computer code to help IS bypass programs designed to block the group's p...

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