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Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

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Gay pride parades in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights.

Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

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Pakistan death toll from massive fuel truck fire rises to 157; many still in critical condition.

Westbrook set to learn if his historic season was an MVP one

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Westbrook turns in MVP-caliber season after Durant's departure.

Erin Andrews, ex-NHL player Jarret Stoll marry in Montana

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Sportscaster Erin Andrews and former hockey player Jarret Stoll have tied the knot.

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

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President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on passing a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare".

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

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A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames.

Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

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Authorities in Colombia said a rescue operation is under way to attend to an emergency following the sinking of recreational boat near Medellin with around 150 people on board.

Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is going on trial in Phoenix on a criminal charge stemming from immigration enforcement actions that are similar to the rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump.

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

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Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday.

'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

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A former pharmaceutical CEO who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving medication 5,000 percent can't keep quiet ahead of his fraud trial.

Remy Ma beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; '90s R&B shines

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The "B" in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce or Bruno Mars: Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday's show, where they will compete in four of the same categories, including video of the year.

China sentences 3 Australian Crown Resorts staff to prison

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Crown Resorts employees are standing trial in a Chinese city in a gambling case that highlights the sensitivity of doing certain businesses in China.

Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

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Officials: Teenage girl falls 25 feet from gondola ride at update New York amusement park, no serious injuries reported.

'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low

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Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight" scored a franchise-low debut but still easily topped the North American box office with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend.

The Latest: Remy Ma beats Minaj for BET's hip hop honor

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The Latest: Bruno Mars kicks off BET Awards with performance of 'Perm' and jokes directed at the audience.

Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime

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In the shadow of the moon: The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years will first be visible in Oregon, and Madras is predicted to be among the country's best viewing spots.

Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

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A massive sequoia in Idaho that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by naturalist John Muir has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday morning to a new location.

The Latest: 3 Australian Crown Resorts employees sentenced

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Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company have pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling in a Chinese court, an Australian official says.

CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks the disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.

5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

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THE UN's health agency and their children's fund say the number of suspected cases in a Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen now exceeds 200,000, many of them children.

5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

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Turkish media reports say five people _ three of them children _ were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died.

Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found

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Chinese crews have recovered nine bodies and are still searching for 109 others about 30 hours after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

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Britain's government is urging local officials across the country to submit samples of tower block cladding "as a matter of urgency" after tests found that all cladding samples so far have failed fire safety tests.

Now in Washington, Melania Trump still no social butterfly

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Melania Trump is two weeks into life as a full-time Washingtonian and says she's enjoying White House life so much that she isn't really missing New York.

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: What Trump said about repealing Obamacare; Why gay pride participants were marching;.

Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auction

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A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

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British officials are investigating a cyberattack on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.".

The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

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A rescue official says the death toll from an oil tanker fire in Pakistan has risen to 148, with dozens more in critical condition.

Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights activists say they will march for Pride in Istanbul, despite a ban by the governor's office.

The Latest: Parade revelers feel need to stand up for rights

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Thousands of revelers wrapped in rainbow flags and wearing rainbow tutus and boas marched in San Francisco to celebrate diversity but also to protest prejudice and exclusion.

Once-homeless sisters mingle with track stars at nationals

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Three once-homeless sisters from New York City were guests of USA track and field at nationals after their rise to prominence in the sport.

Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park

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Spanish authorities say a forest fire has forced the evacuation camp sites and houses in a wooded area near a national park famous for its biodiversity on Sunday.

Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

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Norwegian activists collect money to fix vandalized penis-shaped rock formation near Stavanger.

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

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The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man's best friend's perfect imperfections in California Friday.

Low turnout expected in Albanian election key to EU bid

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Albanians have started to cast ballots in a general election that follows a landmark agreement between the two biggest parties to further efforts for the country to eventually join the European Union.

Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains

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A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles (162.4 square kilometers) by Saturday night.

The Latest: 34 UK high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests

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A local council in London says it evacuated some 650 homes overnight after inspectors found fire safety issues in four public housing towers.

Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

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A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper.

Family members: Seattle mom killed by police adored her kids

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Friends and family say a pregnant woman fatally shot this week by Seattle police loved to sing and dance and adored her children.

Koch chief says health care bill insufficiently conservative

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Retired football star Deion Sanders is partnering with the conservative Koch brothers to help fight poverty in Texas.

Venezuelan protesters, security forces clash at air base

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Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital.

Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot

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The lawyer for a black St. Louis police officer who was off-duty when he tried to help in an arrest but was mistakenly shot by a white officer says his client's race factored into it.

UK: 6 hurt as car strikes people at Muslim celebration

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British police say they have arrested a woman after a car collided with pedestrians outside a Newcastle sports center, injuring five people.

John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ

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John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be was taking home another prize: spelling bee champ.

Jordan to cancel 'marry the victim' clause shielding rapists

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In a key step toward reform, Jordan is poised to abolish a provision that exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim.

Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest

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In spite of suggestions by Trump and his associates, Mueller and Comey not seen as close friends.

Concert in Utah park honors man killed in London attack

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The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio before he was killed in a high-profile attack London attack will be celebrated with the local music he loved.

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

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Saudi security forces say a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends.

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

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The residents of roughly 800 apartments are in have been evacuated from their London apartment buildings due fire- safety concerns.

Berlin gives celebrity welcome to 2 giant pandas from China

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Two giant pandas from China have landed safely in Berlin where they are being welcomed by the German capital's mayor and the Chinese ambassador.

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

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Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China have found 15 bodies with more than 110 more people still missing.

Turkey bans Istanbul Pride, organizers vow to march anyway

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Turkish authorities announced Saturday they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday _ the third year in a row the celebration has been banned.

Dior designer celebrates decade at helm at Paris menswear

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Celebrating a decade at the creative helm of Dior Homme Saturday, designer Kris Van Assche held court with Christian Slater, Jamie Bell and Kata Mara at his catwalk collection that paid homage of the iconic Dior suit.

APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

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Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before allowing transgender individuals to enlist in their services.

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

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A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 40 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 56.

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

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Yemen's internationally-recognized government has created a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, days after reports U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the UAE accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

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County government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes feared buried in landslide.

Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

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The city attorney in Ferguson, Missouri, says the city's insurance company paid $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown.

Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands

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With the US pulling out of Paris climate accord, scientists and government leaders say some small island nations may not survive.

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

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Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially said.

Uber searches for a new CEO in wake of Kalanick's departure

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As Uber searches for a new CEO, at least one candidate _ Sheryl Sandberg _ says no.

Uber CEO is pushed out as company tries to clean up its act

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Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside.

Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger Video included

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Johnny Depp wants to know the last time an actor assassinated a president.

5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

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A total of five Republican senators are now opposing the Senate GOP health care bill, yet they remain open to changes in measure.

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

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A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues.

2 Dutch journalists freed unharmed by Colombian rebels

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The Netherlands' foreign ministry says that two Dutch journalists who were kidnapped earlier this week by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released unharmed.

Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

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Major issues for consumers as Republicans pursue their health care initiative.

California governor stops parole for Charles Manson follower

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has blocked parole for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis.

AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees

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AP sources: U.S. military chiefs plan to seek a six-month delay before allowing transgender people to enlist in the services.

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

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There has been diplomatic movement in the dispute between Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries and the nation of Qatar.

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

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North Korea has denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma.

Britain, EU clash over Brexit proposals on citizens' rights

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's show of goodwill at the European Union summit left the 27 other EU leaders with "thousands of questions" on how to proceed with the negotiations to leave the bloc.

A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

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Deliberations in the second trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist have gone on longer than in his first trial.

Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

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Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

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Saudi government says a suicide bomber blew himself up as security forces foiled a terror plot in Mecca.

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

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British authorities are studying samples of cladding similar to that used on the west London apartment building that caught fire, killing at least 79 people.

Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point

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Robert Mueller and James Comey both command respect in law enforcement and legal communities.

US releases photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept

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The U.S. European Command has released dramatic photos of a Russian jet coming within a few feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea in a maneuver that has been criticized as unsafe.

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

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President Donald Trump says he's taking "historic action" to transform the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest

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President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey, his fired FBI director.

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

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Pakistani police: Car bomb near police chief's office in southwestern province kills at least 11, wounds 20.

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

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Vice President Pence's planned visit to Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right.

The Latest: Evacuated London residents express anger, fear

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London police say manslaughter charges are among the offenses under consideration in the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze that killed 79 people.

ECB: 2 troubled Italian banks failing, to face insolvency

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The European Central Bank says two troubled Italian banks will be wound down because they were about to fail.

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition

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Authorities say a military jet in practice for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident.

Doctors: Officer stabbed in neck at airport recovering well

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Doctors say the Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what federal authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from the life-threatening attack.

Spokesman: Cosby plans tour to educate youth on misbehavior

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Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create, a spokesman for Cosby said Thursday.

The Latest: Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

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Jury deadlocks again, mistrial declared in murder retrial of white Ohio officer charged in black driver's slaying.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week.

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

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The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

University of Missouri revokes Cosby's honorary degree

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The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has revoked an honorary degree the university granted to Bill Cosby in 1999.

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

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The Philadelphia 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

The Latest: Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

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Trump says Republicans benefit as long as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi remains in power.

The Latest: Doctors: Officer stabbed at airport recovering

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Doctors say the Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what federal authorities are investigating as an act of terrorism is recovering well from the life-threatening attack.

Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

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The Philippine military chief says a Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege in Marawi has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the Islamic State group.

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

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An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults _ and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision.

The Latest: Merkel calls UK's residency stance 'good start'

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European Council President Donald Tusk says that he still holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed even though the negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union officially started this week.

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Qatar's neighbors issue stiff demands, McConnell stakes it all on health bill, massive sequoia tree moving two blocks.

Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about 'politics' of case

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A juror says after 52 hours of deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial outside Philadelphia refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian.

Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money

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The Norwegian prime minister has warned Brazil's president to curb deforestation or Norway will reduce its financial contribution this year.

Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel in California

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A parole hearing has resumed for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders.

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

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A judge has temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard Video included

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Congressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill.

The Latest: Downing Street orders investigation of fridge

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British police investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London in which 79 people are believed to have died say the blaze started in a fridge freezer.

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

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Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that includes shutting down Al-Jazeera and cutting diplomatic ties to Iran.

Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison

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The longtime friend of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to three years in prison in the first punishment against a leading figure in the massive corruption scandal.

No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

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President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey _ his fired FBI director.

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

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Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled that the population is no longer threatened.

In Iowa, boisterous Trump turns back the clock to campaign Video included

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President Donald Trump has traveled to the Midwest for a raucous rally with his loyal supporters _ the kind of event he relished before winning the White House.

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath

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Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches.

Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'

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Iraq says Islamic State group detonated explosives, blowing up famous mosque in Mosul with iconic leaning minaret.

Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

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European Union leaders are gathering to weigh measures to tackle terrorism, closer defense ties and migration, convinced that anti-EU sentiment and support for populist parties are waning.

German parliament votes to annul gay men's convictions

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German lawmakers have approved a plan to annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enforced enthusiastically in post-World War II West Germany.

London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels

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The local administrator in the west London community devastated by a high-rise apartment fire has resigned after government officials criticized the speed of the response to the devastating blaze that killed at least 79 people.

The Latest: Butler trade, freshmen picks highlight NBA draft

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The plaza outside Barclays Center is decorated in green and blue _ as in Celtics green and 76ers blue.

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: GOP health plan meets conservative opposition; Judges say "Making a Murderer" confession was improperly obtained; 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft.

Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral

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The life of a 22-year-old college student who died this week after being detained for nearly a year and a half in North Korea will be celebrated in an Ohio hometown still stunned by his loss.

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

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Officials: Last winter's flu vaccine was essentially ineffective in protecting older Americans against the illness.

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faces renewed tests of her leadership in the aftermath of a devastating Democratic loss in a hard-fought Georgia congressional race.

Judges: 'Making a Murderer' confession improperly obtained

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Three-judge federal appeals panel affirms that Wisconsin inmate featured in 'Making a Murderer' series was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison.

Stabbing suspect was caretaker, studied insurance sales

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Canadian man remains in custody in stabbing of Michigan airport police officer; suspect accused of shouting 'Allahu akbar' before the incident that is being investigating as act of terrorism.

Archbishop: Church of England 'colluded' to hide sex abuse

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The head of the Church of England has said that the institution "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its bishops, rather than help his victims.

AP Newsbreak: US, EU urge China to limit food import control

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Food exporters including the United States and Europe are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say will hamper access to its fast-growing market.

US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen

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The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates.

Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

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Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are expected to be the top two picks in the NBA draft.

Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

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President Donald Trump is questioning why the Obama administration didn't try to stop Russia from interfering in the 2016 election if it happened on his predecessor's watch.

Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo 'Star Wars' film

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Ron Howard will take command of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

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A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Amazon aiming to be the dressing room in your house

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Amazon tests new clothing service that lets customers try on clothes at comfort of their home before they buy.

Rome show smashes myth Virgin model was Borgia pope's lover

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An art exhibit in Rome aims to demolish what curators call the "myth" that a Madonna painting at Vatican was modeled on Borgia pope's lover.

Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

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Cheap gasoline and a decent economy are expected to push July 4th travel to a record.

'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit

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If European Union chief Donald Tusk is still "a dreamer" about Britain having second thoughts on leaving the EU, some other EU leaders at a summit Thursday were ready to dash his hopes.

Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

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President Trump's derision of wind energy at his Iowa rally was denounced across the state which has been a national leader in wind generation and is using the resource to fuel economic development.

Americans and guns: It's complicated

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A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows Americans have grown more divided over gun issues.

Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

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Edmonton captain Connor McDavid has won his first Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player.

GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

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Republican efforts to roll back former President Barack Obama's health care law could mean deep cuts to treatment programs in states hard hit by the opioid crisis.

The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denial

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Parole has been denied for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders.

Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting

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A Milwaukee jury needed less than two days of deliberations to acquit a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that sparked two nights of violence on the city's north side.

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

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A study by the Highway Loss Data Institute found a 2.7 percent increase crash claims in the first three states to legalize marijuana for recreational use -- Colorado, Oregon and Washington -- when compared with neighboring states.

Trump's tease of possible Comey tapes fits familiar pattern

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An answer is expected this week to a question that has transfixed Washington: Does President Donald Trump have secret recordings of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.

Scandal-hit South Africa leader says doing job 'very well'

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South Africa's highest court says it is up to the speaker of parliament to decide whether a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma can be done by secret ballot.

Prosecutor: Paris attacker asked family to see him as martyr

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A French prosecutor says a man who was killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a police convoy had pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group.

Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses Video included

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Democratic Party divisions are on stark display a day after a hard-fought special election loss in a Georgia House race.

Census: US more diverse, white population grows least

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The U.S. Census Bureau says the nation is aging and becoming more ethnically diverse.

The Latest: 7 UK buildings found with combustible cladding

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says initial tests on other high-rise buildings after the London fire tragedy have shown that the cladding on some of them is combustible.

The Latest: West Virginia bracing for remnants of Cindy

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Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana, bringing rain and the threat of flash flooding and tornadoes.

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

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In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in those deaths.

The Latest: White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

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The White House is painting a Republican win in Georgia's special House election Tuesday as a personal victory for President Donald Trump.

Afghanistan sets July 7, 2018 for parliamentary elections

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Election Official: Afghanistan will hold elections July 7, 2018 for its 249-seat Parliament in line with its constitution that requires Parliamentary polls every four years.

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: AP: US interrogates detainees in Yemen prisons rife with torture; AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape 'Obamacare'; Tropical Storm Cindy lashes Gulf Coast states.

Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29

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Local Afghan police chief says at least 15 killed in suicide car bombing in capital of southern Helmand province.

Russia cancels diplomatic meeting in wake of US sanctions

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The Kremlin has voiced regret about the new U.S. sanctions and warned of possible retaliation.

US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections Video included

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Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is set to testify at a House intelligence committee hearing as the panel presses ahead with its investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Census: Every ethnic, racial group grew, but whites slowest

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The U.S. Census says the nation is aging and becoming more ethnically diverse.

Saudi king names son heir as new generation encircles throne

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession.

Trump using Trump hotel to hold Trump re-election fundraiser

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President Donald Trump will hold his first re-election fundraiser at his own hotel in Washington next week.

In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

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President Donald Trump is heading to the Midwest in search of his supporters' warm embrace _ and to celebrate a Republican congressional victory in an election viewed as an early referendum on his presidency.

AP sources: Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

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Republicans are angling toward a Senate vote next week on their marquee effort to erase much of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

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Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock? A new poll about summer travel finds the No. 1 thing people want to do on vacation is ... nothing.

Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf

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Residents and officials along a stretch of the Gulf Coast from the Florida panhandle to eastern Texas are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Cindy.

Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict

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The Wall Street Journal has fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged about his involvement in prospective business deal with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

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Iraq's Ministry of Defense says the Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night.

Blackhawks' Hossa to miss next season with skin disorder

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Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire 2017-18 NHL season because of a progressive skin disorder.

Belgium tightens security after failed Brussels bombing

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Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon says security will remain high at Brussels rail facilities after a man blew up an explosive device at Central Station.

Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared

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Jury deliberations are entering a second day in the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting that led to riots in the majority African-American neighborhood where it happened last year.

Juror: 2 holdouts blocked conviction in Bill Cosby trial

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The Pennsylvania judge who presided over Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is weighing whether to release the identities of the jurors who deadlocked in the case.

Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

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Officials say the airport in Flint, Michigan, has been evacuated after a police officer was injured.

Chief: Police testing for sex assault of slain Virginia teen

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Virginia detectives say the beating death of a teenage Muslim girl appears to have been a case of road rage, but the case has left doubt among Islamic leaders who say it looks too much like a hate crime.

Seattle police shooting may show limits of crisis training

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Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a pregnant woman inside her apartment had been trained to deal with people showing signs of mental illness or other behavior crises.

Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens charged with murder

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A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children has been indicted on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks.

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Stabbing at Flint airport investigated as terror attack, Senate GOP leaders to unveil health care bill, Tropical Storm Cindy claims boy's life.

Police: Man killed woman, then himself on Chicago Skyway

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Police say a man and woman have been found dead with gunshot wounds on the Chicago Skyway, prompting an early-morning closure of part of the expressway that connects the city with Indiana.

Latest: Officials: Suspect a dual citizen of Canada, Tunisia

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A law enforcement official says the FBI is looking at terrorism as a possible motive in the stabbing of an officer at a Flint airport.

Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

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Queen Elizabeth II will outline the government's upcoming legislative program with far less pageantry than usual in a speech expected to be dominated by discussion of Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union.

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