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 2021-09-24 17:32 

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The Latest: CDC: Studies show masks lessen school outbreaks...

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention data from the new K-12 school year bolster the agency's recommendation for masks in schools and in-person classes. One study in two Arizona counties found coronavirus outbreaks were almost four times more ...

 2021-09-24 17:31 

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Oregon school board ban on anti-racist, LGBT signs draws ire...

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its businesses. Newberg, a town of 25,000 residents ...

 2021-09-24 17:31 

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Meghan and Harry meet with students at Harlem school...

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has made an appearance at a Harlem elementary school, reading her children's book to a group of about two dozen children. She was accompanied on the visit Friday to the Mahalia Jackson School in Har...

 2021-09-24 17:31 

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Feds charge DC cop with murder in police pursuit death...

WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer in the nation's capital has been indicted on a murder charge for his role in a fatal vehicle accident during a police chase that sparked two days of protests and clashes. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Ter...

 2021-09-24 16:59 

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Harris 'View' interview delayed, hosts positive for COVID...

NEW YORK (AP) — A live televised interview with Vice President Kamala Harris was delayed on Friday after two hosts of the "The View" learned they tested positive for COVID-19 moments before they were to interview her. Co-host Sunny Hostin an...

 2021-09-24 16:53 

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House votes to protect abortion rights amid state challenges...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Friday that would guarantee a woman's right to an abortion, an effort by Democrats to circumvent a new Texas law that has placed that access under threat. But the bill's 218-211 approval is most...

 2021-09-24 16:53 

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Venezia makes waves with American imports to Italian league...

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The team bus is a team boat for American midfielder Gianluca Busio and his Venezia teammates when they play home games in one of Italy's most picturesque cities. "We drive to a little port and the (water) taxi is waiting...

 2021-09-24 16:33 

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In battle to restore power after Ida, a tent city rises...

AMELIA, La. (AP) — When Hurricane Ida was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, the grass was chest high and the warehouse empty at this lot in southeastern Louisiana. Within days, electric officials transformed it into a bustling "tent city" with ...

 2021-09-24 16:33 

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Suspected arson wildfire forces evacuations in California...

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people were under evacuation orders Friday and many others were on notice to be ready to flee as a destructive wildfire raged in a drought-stricken forest in California's far north. A woman suspected of starti...

 2021-09-24 16:32 

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Milan Fashion Week: Prada deconstructs luxe evening wear...

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week opened its third day of preview shows for next spring and summer against the backdrop of thousands of young environmental protesters calling out the industry Friday for its wasteful and polluting ways. The question ha...

 2021-09-24 16:32 

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Court indicates it may wait to rule on Georgia abortion law...

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court seemed to indicate Friday that it would wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case that seeks to overturn its landmark decision guaranteeing a woman's right to an abortion before ruling on the appeal...

 2021-09-24 16:32 

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His country mired in crises, Lebanese leader calls for help...

BEIRUT (AP) — The reverberations of terrorism across the oceans and war in their own neighborhood have left Lebanon and its fellow nations in the Middle East struggling with the consequences, Lebanon's president said Friday, calling for internat...

 2021-09-24 16:32 

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Justice Dept: Huawei exec poised to resolve criminal charges...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are prepared to resolve criminal charges against the chief financial officer of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies, the Justice Department disclosed Friday in a letter to a federal judge in New York. Th...

 2021-09-24 16:32 

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Police: Grocery store gunman was vendor, didn't have target...

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman who killed one person and wounded 14 others in a Tennessee grocery store did not appear to target anyone specifically as he rampaged through the building on a sunny Thursday afternoon, police said. The entire shoo...

 2021-09-24 16:31 

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Catalan separatist leader out of Sardinia jail, can travel...

ROME (AP) — Catalan separatist leader Carle Puigdemont left a jail in Sardinia on Friday after a judge ruled that he could go free pending an Oct. 4 hearing on his extradition to Spain, where Puigdemont is wanted for sedition. Puigdemont, the former...

 2021-09-24 16:06 

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Tense days in Legislature ahead of OR redistricting deadline...

In the final days leading up to Oregon's redistricting deadline, state House Democrats remain adamant about their proposed new political maps and think they have cleared a path to pass them while Republicans are contemplating a walkout to block those ...

 2021-09-24 16:04 

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White House steps up work on what to do about thawing Arctic...

The Biden administration is stepping up its work to figure about what to do about the thawing Arctic, which is warming three times faster than the rest of the world. The White House said Friday it is reactivating the Arctic Executive Steering Committee, w...

 2021-09-24 16:03 

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Lawyer: Italy to free jailed Catalan leader wanted by Spain...

ROME (AP) — A judge in Sardinia will shortly order Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont released from jail ahead of an Italian court decision on Spain's extradition request, Puigdemont's Italian lawyer said after a courthouse hearing ...

 2021-09-24 16:03 

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Draft of Arizona GOP's vote review finds wider Biden win...

PHOENIX (AP) — A draft report of the election review in Arizona's largest county by supporters of former President Donald Trump found that President Joe Biden did indeed win the 2020 presidential contest there, an embarrassing end to a bizarre q...

 2021-09-24 15:58 

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Supreme Court sets Barrett ceremonial swearing-in for Oct. 1...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 1, delayed by nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Attendance for the courtroom ceremony will be by invitation only, t...

 2021-09-24 15:54 

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Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's presidential center will move another step closer to its brick-and-mortar future next week when ground is broken after years of reviews, other delays and continued local opposition. Obama and his...

 2021-09-24 15:53 

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Woman killed in grocery store shooting was mother of 3...

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The woman killed in a grocery store shooting in Tennessee on Thursday was a widowed mother of three, friends said. Olivia King was one of 13 people shot, including employees and customers, friends told The Commercial Appea...

 2021-09-24 15:53 

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UK government seeks injunction against climate protestors...

LONDON (AP) — The British government is seeking a legal injunction against climate protestors who blocked the entrance to Europe's busiest ferry port Friday to highlight the climate crisis and fuel poverty in the U.K. Vehicles were stuck in line...

 2021-09-24 15:53 

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Severe Brazil drought reignites debate over daylight saving...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dyane Rodrigues used to enjoy strolling along Rio de Janeiro's iconic Ipanema beach after a hot summer's day. Daylight saving time meant her workday went by faster, and ended early enough for her to take in the golden s...

 2021-09-24 15:53 

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Biden: Budget talks hit 'stalemate,' $3.5T may take a while...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that talks over his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan have hit a "stalemate" in Congress as he made the case for his expansive effort to recast the nation's tax and spending programs and make...

 2021-09-24 15:52 

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France pledges support for Lebanon's new prime minister...

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macro met Friday with Lebanon's new prime minister, wishing him success and promising France would continue to support to the crisis-struck country. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati is on his first fore...

 2021-09-24 15:33 

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Italy to release detained Catalan leader sought by Spain...

ROME (AP) — A judge in Sardinia will order jailed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont released from jail later on Friday ahead of a court decision on Spain's extradition request, Puigdemont's lawyer said. Agostinoangelo Marras told r...

 2021-09-24 15:33 

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The Latest: Biden urges booster shots for those eligible...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is urging those now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots to get the added protection. His plea comes a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the doses for millions of older or otherwise vul...

 2021-09-24 15:32 

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Official says only 225 migrants remain in Texas border town...

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The top elected official in the Texas border county where thousands of Haitian migrants camped in recent days says only 225 migrants remain. Val Verde County Judge Lewis Owens told The Associated Press in a text message on Frid...

 2021-09-24 15:32 

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X Ambassadors push boundaries with new multimedia project...

NEW YORK (AP) — To say the third, full-length album from X Ambassadors has a lot going on would be a little bit of an understatement. It's a concept album about a fledgling superhero but also a trip into Jungian psychology and a valentine to old...

 2021-09-24 15:32 

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Pro-Kremlin party officially handed supermajority in Duma...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian election authorities on Friday officially announced the final results of last week's parliamentary vote, in which the Kremlin's party retained its supermajority amid widespread reports of violations and incidents of vot...

 2021-09-24 15:32 

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Spanish volcano still packs a punch 5 days after eruption...

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — A volcano in Spain's Canary Islands kept nerves on edge Friday for a fifth day since it erupted, producing loud explosions, a huge ash cloud and cracking open a new fissure that spewed out more fiery molten rock. T...

 2021-09-24 15:31 

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French minister: No mystery submarine deal came as 'a shock'...

STOCKHOLM (AP) — France's defense minister said Friday it was "not a mystery" that the announcement of defense deal among the the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia that killed a multi-billion-dollar French submarine contrac...

 2021-09-24 15:31 

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Judge begins giving instructions to jury at R. Kelly trial...

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge began instructing the jury at R. Kelly's sex trafficking trial on the law Friday after it heard a prosecutor give a fiery rebuttal to the defense's closing arguments, which portrayed him as a victim of false accusatio...

 2021-09-24 15:31 

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Officer in Daniel Prude death faces departmental discipline...

One of several police officers seen on video pinning down Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after being detained on a street in upstate New York, faces potential departmental discipline, the Rochester Police Department said. Officer Mark Vaughn is the on...

 2021-09-24 14:58 

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August proves deadliest month for migrants braving Atlantic...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Migrant deaths along the Atlantic route from West Africa to Spain's Canary Islands reached a record high last month with 379 lives lost, the International Organization for Migration said Friday. Those deaths account for nea...

 2021-09-24 14:53 

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Biden urges COVID-19 booster shots for those now eligible...

President Joe Biden on Friday urged those now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots to get the added protection a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the doses for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans. Opening a ...

 2021-09-24 14:52 

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Stocks on Wall Street waver, clinging to gains for the week...

Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses on Wall Street early Friday, and are still barely higher for the week. The weak showing follows a two-day rally that helped erase a slump earlier in the week. Investors have been facing similar choppiness...

 2021-09-24 14:33 

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Shortages cause 'bottleneck recession' for German industry...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shortages of semiconductor chips and other raw materials are continuing to hit Germany's manufacturers, as bottlenecks leave companies struggling to fill orders from a rebounding global economy. Widespread friction in s...

 2021-09-24 14:32 

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Male tennis players surveyed on LGBTQ attitudes, environment...

About 60 players on the men's professional tennis tour have taken part so far in an anonymous, online survey about LGBTQ issues that ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli calls part of a "broader initiative" to create "an environment for players and st...

 2021-09-24 14:32 

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New homes sales rise for second straight month in August...

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Sales of new homes in the U.S. rose modestly in August as rising prices continue to sideline potential buyers. Sales of new homes last month rose 1.5%, the Commerce Department reported Friday, reaching a seasonally adjusted...

 2021-09-24 14:31 

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New head of Time's Up pledges openness after Cuomo scandal...

Almost four years ago, a group of high-profile Hollywood women — producers, agents, movie stars — formed Time's Up, an ambitious initiative to fight sexual harassment in their own industry and beyond, as the #MeToo reckoning was taking hol...

 2021-09-24 14:03 

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House to vote on abortion rights as Roe v Wade is challenged...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is voting Friday on legislation aimed at guaranteeing a woman's right to an abortion, an effort by House Democrats to circumvent a new Texas law that has placed that access under threat. The expected House passage is ...

 2021-09-24 13:58 

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Many hurdles for families with food challenges, poll shows...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans struggling to feed their families over the past pandemic year say they have had difficulty figuring out how to get help and had trouble finding healthy foods they can afford. A poll from Impact Genome and The Associa...

 2021-09-24 13:58 

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Spanish island volcano still rumbling 5 days after eruption...

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — A volcano in Spain's Canary Islands continued to produce explosions and spew out lava Friday, five days after it erupted, authorities said. Loud bangs unnerved local people and sent shock waves echoing across the h...

 2021-09-24 13:53 

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Former ABC News executive says Chris Cuomo harassed her...

NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran TV news executive says CNN anchor Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her by squeezing her buttocks at a party in 2005. Shelley Ross said in an opinion piece in The New York Times on Friday that Chris Cuomo, who had formerly repo...

 2021-09-24 13:53 

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CDC leader adds people with risky jobs to COVID booster list...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on a seri...

 2021-09-24 13:52 

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Wall Street opens mostly lower, clinging to weekly gains...

Stocks are off to a weak start on Wall Street Friday, losing momentum after a two-day rally. The S&P 500 was off 0.2% in the early going and was just barely holding on to a gain for the week. Technology companies helped lead the way lower. Nike slumped 6%...

 2021-09-24 13:52 

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China says all crypto transactions illegal; Bitcoin tumbles...

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. Friday's notice complained Bitcoin, Ethereum and...

 2021-09-24 13:32 

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Pope retains German archbishop criticized over abuse scandal...

BERLIN (AP) — Pope Francis has decided to leave in office a prominent German archbishop who faced criticism for his handling of the church's sexual abuse scandal, but the pontiff also gave the cleric a "spiritual timeout" of several mont...

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