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 2019-12-12 23:00 

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Playing down impeachment, Trump campaign voices confidence...

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign on Thursday shrugged off the president's expected impeachment less than a year before Election Day, talking up the campaign's data collecti...

 2019-12-12 22:32 

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10 former players charged with defrauding healthcare program...

WASHINGTON — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league's health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department [...]...

 2019-12-12 21:00 

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Study shows hostility toward journalists by Trump fans...

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — It's been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats , but a study released Thursday found that's much more [...]...

 2019-12-12 19:00 

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US stocks rise in afternoon trading on trade deal hopes...

By ALEX VEIGA Banks and technology companies powered stocks higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Thursday after President Donald Trump said that the U.S. is getting close to a "big deal" in its trade [...]...

 2019-12-12 19:00 

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Death toll in hospital shooting in Czech Republic rises to 7...

PRAGUE (AP) — The death toll from a hospital shooting in the Czech Republic rose to seven on Thursday when a critically wounded woman died two days after the attack, authorities said. A 42-year-old man [...]...

 2019-12-12 18:30 

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Your view: Can't understand continuing support for Trump...

It is difficult to understand why 40 percent of adult Americans still support our president. It may be true that the rising stock prices are especially helping the rich get richer, but our president hasn't [...]...

 2019-12-12 18:11 

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Jay Ambrose: Lies can kill people and our presence in Afghanistan is an example...

It's no small thing when grotesque mistakes and lies about them cost 2,300 lives and a trillion dollars, but that's what we got from U.S. officials who have kept us at war in Afghanistan for [...]...

 2019-12-12 17:36 

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Decorated war veteran Granville declares candidacy for Congress...

SCOTT TWP. — Decorated war veteran and veterans advocate Earl Granville on Thursday announced his candidacy for Congress in Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District. Granville, 36 of Scott Township, is seeking the Republican nomination. If he [...

 2019-12-12 15:00 

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EU leaders set to reject Turkey-Libya maritime border deal...

By LORNE COOK and ELENA BECATOROS BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are set to reject a maritime border agreement between Turkey and Libya as invalid and insist that the pact interferes with the rights [...]...

 2019-12-12 11:00 

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Pelosi drug bill up for House vote reflects a Trump idea...

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump said he could save Medicare billions by negotiating prescription drug prices. Thursday the House will vote on a bill by Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would deliver [...]...

 2019-12-12 03:00 

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Trump signs order targeting college anti-Semitism...

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a growing problem with anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses. Trump has sought to closely align [...]...

 2019-12-12 02:59 

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Trial date set in deadly Freeland drug deal case...

WILKES-BARRE — A trial date has been set for a West Hazleton man accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old during a botched drug deal in the summer of 2018. Brandon Joseph Gambardella, 20, appeared before [...]...

 2019-12-12 01:00 

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US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue...

By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its "maximum pressure campaign" against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear [...]...

 2019-12-11 17:00 

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Correction: US-Trump Trade Deal-What's in it story...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story published on December 10, 2019, about a new North American trade pact, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada regional trade bloc does $1.4 billion worth cross-border business [...]...

 2019-12-11 15:00 

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Meet the scholar who diagnosed 'surveillance capitalism'...

By FRANK BAJAK A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. She hasn't stood still since. In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like Facebook and Google [...]...

 2019-12-11 13:00 

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Sarajevo officials: Nobel winner Handke not welcome in city...

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke was on Wednesday proclaimed persona non grata in the Bosnian capital for his apologist views toward Serb war crimes during the war in the 1990s. [...]...

 2019-12-11 11:00 

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World shares gain on reports Trump might delay tariff hike...

By JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Wednesday following reports President Donald Trump's advisers were preparing for a possible delay in a weekend tariff hike on Chinese goods. London and Frankfurt rose [...]...

 2019-12-11 09:00 

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Afghan bomber hits medical facility near Bagram Air Base...

By RAHMAT GUL KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility on Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the Afghan capital, the U.S. military said, [...]...

 2019-12-11 04:05 

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Luzerne County Council approves budget with 3.25% tax hike...

Luzerne County real estate taxes will increase 3.25% next year under a budget county council adopted late Tuesday in a 7-4 vote. County taxes are currently 5.9754 mills, or $597.54 on a $100,000 property. A [...]...

 2019-12-11 01:00 

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Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges...

By MATTHEW LEE and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday targeting antisemitism on college campuses, the White House said. The order, which is likely to draw [...]...

 2019-12-11 01:00 

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Feds' rules threaten Pennsylvanians' food stamps, state says...

By MARC LEVY HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians stand to lose food stamps or see their benefits reduced under three sets of changes to the program being advanced by the Trump [...]...

 2019-12-10 22:18 

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Pennsylvania state trooper shot in Tioga County...

NELSON (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot and wounded Tuesday afternoon at a home in a rural area near the border with New York state, prompting a standoff with the barricaded gunman, authorities [...]...

 2019-12-10 21:47 

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Multiple killed in New Jersey shooting, including an officer...

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A police officer and multiple others were killed in a shooting in Jersey City Tuesday that authorities say is not believed to have been a terrorism attack. One officer was pronounced [...]...

 2019-12-10 21:00 

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Barr: FBI's Russia investigation based on 'bogus narrative'...

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr leveled blistering criticism at how the Russia investigation was conducted, saying Tuesday that it was based on a "bogus narrative" that the [...]...

 2019-12-10 19:00 

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Tens of thousands of Czechs call on prime minister to resign...

PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands of Czechs returned to the streets of Prague on Tuesday to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign. The protest at the central Wenceslas Square and a march followed [...]...

 2019-12-10 19:00 

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GOP stalwart donor says he'll pay Trump rally security tab...

The Republican Party's failed candidate for governor in Pennsylvania last year says he'll pick up the tab for municipal police to provide protection for President Donald Trump's rally in Hershey on Tuesday after residents complained [...]...

 2019-12-10 19:00 

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Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest...

By DAVID KEYTON and JIM HEINTZ STOCKHOLM (AP) — Austrian Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes [...]...

 2019-12-10 19:00 

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US sanctions individuals suspected of human rights abuses...

By DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed economic sanctions on more than a dozen individuals suspected of human rights violations in six countries and banned two others from entering the [...]...

 2019-12-10 15:00 

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Europe's new central bank chief faces slow growth, dissent...

By DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Draghi took over as head of the European Central Bank eight years ago amid market speculation that the euro currency union might break up. Christine Lagarde succeeds [...]...

 2019-12-10 13:00 

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Wray: Report on Russia probe found "unacceptable" problems...

By ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — identified problems that are "unacceptable and unrepresentative of who we are as an institution," FBI Director Chris Wray says in detailing changes the bureau plans to make in response. [...]...

 2019-12-10 11:00 

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Column: Russian doping would have made El Chapo envious...

By JIM LITKE Russia cranked up a state-sponsored, industrial-scale doping operation ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games that would have turned El Chapo green with envy. It swept up more than 1,000 athletes and stretched [...]...

 2019-12-10 01:33 

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Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if [...]...

 2019-12-09 21:00 

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Syria's Assad: OPCW faked a report on attack near Damascus...

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview aired Monday that the global chemical weapons watchdog has faked and falsified a report over an attack near the capital Damascus last year "just [...]...

 2019-12-09 20:12 

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John M. Crisp: Evidence, proof and undisputed facts...

Maybe House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler didn't choose the best word when, in his opening statement before the committee's first public hearing last week, he called the facts connected with the Trump impeachment inquiry [...]...

 2019-12-09 19:00 

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U.N.D.P. says Latin America is wealthier but unequal...

CLAUDIA TORRENS NEW YORK (AP) — Latin America has significantly reduced poverty over the last two decades. So why is there generalized discontent, prompting thousands of protesters to take to the streets? A report from [...]...

 2019-12-09 13:00 

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Traffic jams cripple Paris as pension strikes halt trains...

By NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE and ANGELA CHARLTON PARIS (AP) — Paris commuters inched to work Monday through massive traffic jams as strikes against retirement plan changes halted trains and subways for a fifth straight day. French [...]...

 2019-12-09 13:00 

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Greta asks media to focus on other young climate activists...

MADRID (AP) — Celebrity environmentalist Greta Thunberg is urging media to pay more attention to other young climate activists. The 16-year-old Swede has drawn huge crowds with her appearances at protests and conferences over the [...]...

 2019-12-09 11:00 

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EU weighs response to Turkey-Libya maritime border deal...

Brussels (AP) — European Union foreign ministers debated Monday how to respond to a controversial agreement between Turkey and Libya that could give Turkey access to a contested economic zone across the Mediterranean Sea. The [...]...

 2019-12-09 07:00 

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Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls...

By MARTHA BELLISLE SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, [...]...

 2019-12-09 04:35 

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Their view: The GOP's defense of Trump actually makes him look worse...

Republicans have gotten used to defending President Trump's statements or tweets by saying he meant something else. He was speaking in a form of verbal shorthand. There's an important backstory. If you saw the big [...]...

 2019-12-09 04:26 

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Your view: Time for Congress to do their jobs...

The evidence keeps piling up: President Trump broke the law and abused the power we gave him by asking Ukraine to interfere in American elections by blocking military aid to a U.S. ally, by tying [...]...

 2019-12-08 11:00 

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Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia...

By VANESSA GERA WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes couldn't be [...]...

 2019-12-08 09:00 

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Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president said on Sunday his country will depend less on oil revenue next year, in a new budget that is designed to resist crippling U.S. trade embargoes. Iran is in [...]...

 2019-12-08 05:00 

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Navy, families recount heroics of fallen sailors in shooting...

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Joshua Watson had just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and looked forward to a military career as a pilot. On Saturday, he was being hailed a [...]...

 2019-12-08 05:00 

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Hong Kong protests cross half-year mark with rally...

Marchers are again expected to fill Hong Kong streets in a rally Sunday that will test the enduring appeal of the city's protest movement marking a half year of demonstrations. Police granted approval for the [...]...

 2019-12-08 03:00 

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In Florida, Trump says he's Israel's best pal in White House...

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that Israel has never had a better friend in the White House than him because, unlike his predecessors, "I kept my promises." Trump [...]...

 2019-12-07 23:00 

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On Florida trip, Trump to address Jewish group, GOP dinner...

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's trip to Florida on Saturday will feature separate addresses to a meeting of Jewish Americans and members of Florida's Republican Party. The trip comes hours [...]...

 2019-12-07 21:00 

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Tensions as yellow vests join French retirement protests...

By NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV PARIS (AP) — Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul of France's retirement system, as highway blockades and [.....

 2019-12-07 19:00 

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Belarus eyes closer integration with Russia, fueling protest...

By YURAS KARMANAU and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Belarus sat down for talks Saturday on deepening ties between the two allies — a meeting that triggered a protest [...]...

 2019-12-07 17:00 

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Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians...

By EVENS SANON and DANICA COTO Port-au-Prince (AP) — The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti's capital, but hundreds of thousands of [...]...

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