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 2022-02-11 19:04 

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Pence schedules yet another spring trip to South Carolina...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence is making yet another visit to South Carolina, giving the commencement address at a Christian university in the early-voting state where Republican candidates often aim to drum up support among ...

 2022-02-11 18:59 

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Kansas Republicans tie remap law to pro-ivermectin measure...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Kansas Republicans appeared to get the new congressional district lines they wanted this week through horse-trading in the Legislature. Then, hours after the map became law, the GOP leader who supposedly struck the deal seeme...

 2022-02-11 18:59 

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Swiss group: Taliban make pledges on education, aid workers...

GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of a closed-door conference in Switzerland attended by envoys from Afghanistan's Taliban leadership said Friday that the delegation pledged to safeguard humanitarian aid workers, facilitate education for all Afghans, and...

 2022-02-11 18:55 

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Study: Fewer crashes after Utah sets strictest DUI law in US...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Traffic deaths decreased in Utah after the state enacted the strictest drunken driving laws in the nation five years ago, new research published Friday by a U.S. government agency shows. The findings provide initial validation ...

 2022-02-11 18:55 

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Man faces up to 20 years in prison after disrupting flight...

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 29-year-old man who struck a flight attendant and tried to open the cockpit door during a flight to Florida has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew and could face 20 years in prison. Prosecutors said Thursday th...

 2022-02-11 18:54 

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Harris in NJ points to Newark as model for lead replacement...

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The success of New Jersey's biggest city at replacing nearly 24,000 lead drinking water pipes can serve as a national model and shows why infrastructure spending is vital, Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday in Newark. H...

 2022-02-11 18:54 

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Biden frees frozen Afghan billions for relief, 9/11 victims...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Friday to free $7 billion in Afghan assets now frozen in the U.S., splitting the money between humanitarian aid for poverty-stricken Afghanistan and a fund for Sept. 11 victims still seeking reli...

 2022-02-11 18:53 

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Exam finds no definitive cause of Medina Spirit's death...

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A necropsy on 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit showed no definitive cause of death. The California Horse Racing Board on Friday released the results of the examination done after the colt collapsed and died after a wor...

 2022-02-11 18:07 

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Smithsonian to show 120 orange statues of female scientists...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian will commemorate Women's History Month in March by displaying 120 life-size neon orange statues depicting women who have excelled in the fields of science and technology. The 3D-printed statues will be displayed...

 2022-02-11 18:06 

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Swiss official says visiting Taliban interested in dialogue...

GENEVA (AP) — A senior Swiss diplomat who met Thursday with visiting representatives of Afghanistan's Taliban leaders in Switzerland said the delegation showed an interest in dialogue with the international community. He also noted that they rea...

 2022-02-11 18:05 

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Thompson hails fight against virus in farewell as UW leader...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tommy Thompson, the 80-year-old former governor who has spent more than 50 years in public service, said in a sometimes emotional farewell address Friday that the University of Wisconsin System has emerged from the COVID-19 pand...

 2022-02-11 18:05 

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UN more neutral on PM appointed in Libya's east, urges vote...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has taken note of the appointment by Libya's east-based parliament of a new prime minister and is following the situation in the North African country closely, his spokesman said Frid...

 2022-02-11 18:04 

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House passes Georgia amended budget with raises, tax rebates...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's state employees and K-12 teachers will get paid more, taxpayers will get rebates and the state will spend hundreds of millions on new prisons and other projects under a revised budget passed Friday by the state House on ...

 2022-02-11 18:04 

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Afrofuturism showcased at Carnegie Hall in 2-month festival...

NEW YORK (AP) — Afrofuturism is getting a spotlight at Carnegie Hall as the bastion of New York City music and culture takes another step toward normalcy. Grammy Award winner Flying Lotus, also known as FlyLo, makes his Carnegie debut Saturday night...

 2022-02-11 18:03 

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Young Dolph shooting suspects plead not guilty in Memphis...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two men charged with fatally shooting rapper Young Dolph in a daytime ambush at a Tennessee cookie shop pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other felony charges Friday. Lawyers for Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith e...

 2022-02-11 17:54 

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WHO chief praises South Africa's work to make COVID vaccines...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's efforts to produce vaccines are key to helping the African continent become more self-sufficient in inoculations to combat COVID-19 and many other diseases, the visiting chief of the World Health Organization s...

 2022-02-11 17:53 

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Arsenal reaches deal to get Matt Turner from Revs in June...

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Arsenal has reached an agreement for American goalkeeper Matt Turner to transfer to the London club this summer from the New England Revolution, subject to a successful physical. New England said Friday the 27-year-old is ex...

 2022-02-11 17:53 

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WHAT TO WATCH: Meyers Taylor leads monobob's Olympic debut...

BEIJING (AP) — A week after finally leaving isolation, American bobsledder Elena Meyers Taylor is coming to prime time. NBC will have live coverage Saturday night when women's monobob makes its Olympic debut. Meyers Taylor has dominated the solo...

 2022-02-11 17:52 

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Nebraska clears way for decision on sports alcohol sales...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska regents on Friday cleared the way for campus leaders to decide whether to sell alcohol at their sports venues, moving Nebraska football fans a step closer to being able to buy booze from vendors at Memoria...

 2022-02-11 16:52 

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Olympics Live: IOC won't act on 'No War in Ukraine' sign...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ The International Olympic Committee says there will be no repercussions for the Ukrainian skeleton athlete who flashed a small sign urging peace in his homeland at the end of a run. The m...

 2022-02-11 16:52 

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76ers wait on Harden's debut following big trade for Simmons...

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — James Harden will not play for the Philadelphia 76ers in games Friday and Saturday night, and his debut is on hold until he's evaluated this weekend by the team's performance staff. The earliest Harden could play for the ...

 2022-02-11 16:34 

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Man accused of killing 6 in Wisconsin parade due in court...

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas parade was due back in court Friday. Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, was expected to enter a plea to 77 charges, i...

 2022-02-11 16:34 

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Julia Garner plays fake German heiress in 'Inventing Anna'...

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Garner admits to feeling "intimidated"; when she met Anna Sorokin — who posed as a German heiress in New York society named Anna Delvey — and was later convicted of fraud. Garner portrays Sorokin in the new S...

 2022-02-11 16:33 

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Countries ask to join WTO talks over China, Lithuania spat...

More countries have asked this week to join talks about the European Union's complaint with the World Trade Organization accusing China of exerting economic pressure on Lithuania. Canada was the latest Thursday, saying it wanted to take part in WTO co...

 2022-02-11 16:33 

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Taliban detain UNHCR staff, 2 foreign journalists in Kabul...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have detained two foreign journalists on assignment with the U.N. refugee agency and a number of its Afghan staff working in the country's capital, UNHCR said Friday. The development in Kabul comes as Presid...

 2022-02-11 16:32 

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Ontario declares an emergency over truck blockades in Canada...

TORONTO (AP) — Ontario's premier declared a state of emergency Friday in reaction to the truck blockades in Ottawa and at the U.S. border and said he will urgently press for new legislation cracking down on those who interfere with the free flow...

 2022-02-11 16:32 

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Official: Officers in Floyd killing trained about rights...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The chair of the Minnesota agency that sets licensing standards for police officers testified Friday that three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights had to receive training ...

 2022-02-11 16:32 

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University of Alabama to remove KKK leader's name from hall...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama trustees voted Friday to strip the name of a one-time governor who led the Ku Klux Klan from a campus building and rename it solely for the school's first Black student. The unanimous vote reversed a...

 2022-02-11 16:31 

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Dave Chappelle says he didn't oppose affordable housing plan...

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle said his threat to pull the plug on his plans to open a comedy club near his hometown in Ohio wasn't because he opposed a proposal for affordable housing in a nearby development. Chappelle, who...

 2022-02-11 16:07 

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Olympian flashes 'No War in Ukraine' sign after competing...

BEIJING (AP) — A Ukrainian skeleton athlete flashed a small sign that read " No War in Ukraine " to the cameras as he finished a run at the Beijing Olympics on Friday night. Vladyslav Heraskevych's sign was printed on a blue-and-yellow p...

 2022-02-11 16:05 

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Ex-rep Anthony Weiner to host radio show with Curtis Sliwa...

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced former Congress member and ex-convict Anthony Weiner will host a weekly radio show with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, WABC-AM radio officials announced. The pair, who both have run losing campaigns for New York City...

 2022-02-11 16:04 

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Channing Tatum on 'Dog,' 'Magic Mike,' Marvel and his hiatus...

NEW YORK (AP) — Not since 2017's "Logan Lucky" has Channing Tatum been the lead in a film. It's been a confounding hiatus for one of Hollywood's top stars — an actor (Gawker once deemed him the icon of "new masculinity&...

 2022-02-11 16:04 

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Native American statue's placement in Atlanta reconsidered...

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's leaders are rethinking plans to install a statue representing a Native American man lauded as a "co-founder of Georgia." The Chief Tomochichi statue was conceived as the centerpiece of a park celebrating civil ri...

 2022-02-11 15:55 

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Germany's drugs czar wants higher age limits for alcohol...

BERLIN (AP) — The German government's drugs czar has proposed raising the legal age when people can buy beer and wine from 16 to 18, and cracking down on alcohol and tobacco advertising. Burkhard Blienert told the Welt daily in an interview publ...

 2022-02-11 15:55 

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Biden splitting frozen funds for Afghan relief, 9/11 victims...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday to create a pathway to split $7 billion in Afghan assets frozen in the U.S. to fund humanitarian relief in Afghanistan and to create a trust fund to compensate Sept. 11 victim...

 2022-02-11 15:54 

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Why cage-free eggs becoming norm: It's what people want...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Without much fuss and even less public attention, the nation's egg producers are in the midst of a multibillion-dollar shift to cage-free eggs that is dramatically changing the lives of millions of hens in response to new...

 2022-02-11 15:54 

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Grotheer gives Germany another Olympic sliding gold medal...

BEIJING (AP) — Germany has its first Olympic skeleton champion, and the country is simply sliding away from all challengers so far at the Beijing Olympics. That's no surprise. This, however, was: China has its first Olympic sliding medal —...

 2022-02-11 15:53 

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NASCAR's stars unify to create formal drivers' council...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's top drivers have once again unified to form an independent council to gain a collective voice in decisions that affect the sport. The Drivers Advisory Council announced Friday is a more organized effort than a pre...

 2022-02-11 15:53 

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Markets, still unsettled, lurch between gains and losses...

Stocks were lurching higher and lower in the early going on Wall Street Friday as markets remain unsettled a day after a wide sell-off brought on by a surprisingly high and troubling reading on inflation. The S&P 500 bounced between gains and losses sever...

 2022-02-11 15:53 

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Super Bowl odds on everything from Gatorade to lineman TDs...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Joe Burrow or Matthew Stafford throw for more yards? Will the Super Bowl MVP be a quarterback or a player from another position? Will an offensive lineman score a TD and what color Gatorade will be thrown on the winning coach...

 2022-02-11 15:33 

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Argentina's Puerta 8: the barrio and the deadly cocaine...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A dozen children stare as if hypnotized at the fire heating a large pot of meat and vegetable stew. Martn Bentez tosses spices into the pot and stirs its contents with a long wooden spoon. Women with containers to be f...

 2022-02-11 15:33 

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Olympics Live: Germany has 1st Olympic skeleton champion...

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Germany has its first Olympic skeleton champion. Christopher Grotheer was a runaway winner in the men's skeleton event that ended Friday night, the first German to win gold in the dis...

 2022-02-11 15:32 

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Oz gets Walk of Fame star as rival says he's too 'Hollywood'...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Mehmet Oz, the celebrity cardiologist who recently ended his daytime TV "Dr. Oz Show" to run for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, will be honored Friday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — just as he is being...

 2022-02-11 15:32 

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Landlords finding ways to evict after getting rental aid...

A day before she was due to be evicted in November from her Atlanta home, Shanelle King heard that she had been awarded about $15,000 in rental assistance. She could breathe again. But then the 43-year-old hairdresser got a letter last month from her land...

 2022-02-11 15:31 

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Quinta Brunson breaks down A+ grade for 'Abbott Elementary'...

New York (AP) — When "Abbott Elementary" recently trended on Twitter daily for nearly a week, Quinta Brunson was speechless. "I was looking at it myself like 'What is going on?'" said Brunson, the creator and writer of the fi...

 2022-02-11 15:07 

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Olympic judging under scrutiny over Parrot's slopestyle win...

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Did Canadian slopestyler Max Parrot grab his knee or his board during his Olympic gold-medal run? That question is blowing up in snowboard circles, and it's made more intriguing because the rider who finished second lan...

 2022-02-11 15:06 

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From Zendaya to Schwarzenegger, celebs pack Super Bowl ads...

Who is your favorite celebrity? Chances are, they're in a Super Bowl ad this year. While Super Bowl ads usually feature a bevy of big names, this year, advertisers have gone even further. "The vast majority of ads are including big starpower, from...

 2022-02-11 14:59 

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NYC workers face firing for not following vaccine mandate...

NEW YORK (AP) — Several thousand New York City public workers could lose their jobs Friday if they don't show they've complied with the city's mandate requiring they receive at least two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. Though they represe...

 2022-02-11 14:55 

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7 ways small-business owners can save on taxes in 2022...

Taxes are complex, and for small-business owners, freelancers and people with side gigs, they're even more complex — especially now, as filers reckon with the tax effects of small-business relief programs and rule changes. But those new twists a...

 2022-02-11 14:55 

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7 ways small-business owners can save on taxes in 2022...

Taxes are complex, and for small-business owners, freelancers and people with side gigs, they're even more complex — especially now, as filers reckon with the tax effects of small-business relief programs and rule changes. But those new twists a...

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