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 2021-09-15 06:47 

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Russian feminist runs for Duma to take on domestic violence...

MOSCOW (AP) — Alyona Popova's campaign rhetoric is blunt: Unless she is elected to parliament, there won't be much hope for a law against domestic violence in Russia. One of the country's most ardent feminists, Popova has fought for year...

 2021-09-15 05:50 

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EXPLAINER: Why no 'winner' to replace Newsom in recall...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Associated Press declared Tuesday night that Gov. Gavin Newsom had survived a recall effort, with a majority of voters choosing not to oust the Democratic governor with just over a year remaining in his first term. But ...

 2021-09-15 05:17 

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Largest colleges push student vaccines with mandates, prizes...

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — At most of the largest U.S. public universities, students are under no obligation to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Some schools do require vaccines, but with leniency for those who opt out. Still others have expelled students ...

 2021-09-15 05:17 

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Justice Department seeks order against Texas abortion law...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has asked a federal court in Texas to stop the enforcement of a new state law that bans most abortions in the state while it decides the case. The Texas law, known as SB8, prohibits abortions once medical pro...

 2021-09-15 05:16 

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Hurricane battered Louisiana braces for Nicholas drenching...

POINTE-AUX-CHENES, La. (AP) — Residents of southern Louisiana still recovering from Hurricane Ida just weeks ago were bracing Wednesday for expected heavy rains as Nicholas crawls across parts of the state from Texas. Nicholas made landfall as a hur...

 2021-09-15 05:11 

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Boston preliminary mayoral election set to usher in new era...

BOSTON (AP) — Boston was narrowing its field of mayoral hopefuls for the first time to two people of color, possibly both women — a stark change from the unbroken string of white men elected mayor in the city's first 200 years. Voters cast...

 2021-09-15 04:27 

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5 takeaways after Newsom survives California recall attempt...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ably fended off a recall attempt from Republicans on Tuesday, changing the stakes of the contest from a referendum on his own performance and into a partisan fight over Trumpism and the coronavirus. Here are five takeaways fro...

 2021-09-15 04:16 

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Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden's expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for it must ...

 2021-09-15 04:10 

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Trump aides aim to build GOP opposition to Afghan refugees...

WASHINGTON (AP) — As tens of thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban arrive in the U.S., a handful of former Trump administration officials are working to turn Republicans against them. The former officials are writing position papers, appe...

 2021-09-15 04:10 

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Seoul: North Korea fires projectile toward eastern sea...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea's military said, two days after the North claimed to have tested a new missile in its first weapons test in six months. South Kor...

 2021-09-15 04:10 

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Book: Top US officer feared Trump could order China strike...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearful of Donald Trump's actions in his final weeks as president, the United States' top military officer twice called his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the two nations would not suddenly go to war, a senior defen...

 2021-09-15 02:21 

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Alaska's largest hospital implements crisis care standards...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients, Alaska's largest hospital on Tuesday implemented crisis standards of care, prioritizing resources and treatments to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most. ...

 2021-09-14 23:32 

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Egypt team identifies fossil of land-roaming whale species...

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian scientists say the fossil of a four-legged prehistoric whale, unearthed over a decade ago in the country's Western Desert, is that of a previously unknown species. The creature, an ancestor of the modern-day whale, is belie...

 2021-09-14 23:26 

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Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden's expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay f...

 2021-09-14 22:59 

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Feds: Los Angeles bomb technicians caused major explosion...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police bomb technicians made major miscalculations in June when they detonated illegal fireworks improperly and caused a massive explosion that rocked a city neighborhood and injured 27 people in June, according to a r...

 2021-09-14 22:24 

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Boys Scouts settlement reached with primary insurer...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — One of the primary insurers of the Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative settlement agreement with the organization and with attorneys representing tens of thousands of men who say they were moles...

 2021-09-14 21:15 

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Oklahoma school ordered to reinstate transgender professor...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in D...

 2021-09-14 21:02 

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NYC's Eric Adams runs for mayor as the outsider's insider...

NEW YORK (AP) — He's a veteran Democratic office holder who registered as a Republican in the late 1990s. He's a junk food lover who turned vegan. He's an insider with an outsider's sense of grievance. But Eric Adams, who first gaine...

 2021-09-14 20:40 

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On final day, Californians cast votes to keep, oust governor...

California voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast final ballots in an election focused on whether Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom should keep his job. Voters were asked to answer whether Newsom should stay in his post and if he doesn't, who should re...

 2021-09-14 20:28 

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Jury begins deliberations in Robert Durst murder trial...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury began deliberating Tuesday in the lengthy murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst after a prosecutor described him as a "narcissistic psychopath" who needs to be held accountable. Deputy D...

 2021-09-14 20:16 

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Blinken defense of Afghan policy clouded by al-Qaida warning...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday sought to parry bipartisan congressional criticism of the Biden administration's Afghanistan withdrawal, as new intelligence estimates warned that al-Qaida could soon again use Afgha...

 2021-09-14 20:03 

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Ex-Detroit police chief enters governor race amid protest...

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig formally announced his campaign for governor Tuesday, but not before protesters derailed his kickoff event on Belle Isle and forced him to move. He effectively has been running for months but wa...

 2021-09-14 19:50 

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Slender Man stabbing victim's family 'nervous' about release...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge's decision to release a Wisconsin woman who helped stab her sixth-grade classmate to please online horror character Slender Man from a mental health facility has left the victim's family nervous and afraid, a spo...

 2021-09-14 19:21 

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Apple's next iPhone mirrors last year's, adds more storage...

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year's editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers devourin...

 2021-09-14 19:03 

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Missouri cave with ancient Native American drawings sold...

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to "protect and preserve our most sacred ...

 2021-09-14 18:50 

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Study: State worker pension systems in best shape since 2008...

Pension systems for state government workers across the U.S. are in their best shape since the Great Recession began more than a dozen years ago, according to a study released Tuesday. The Pew Charitable Trust reportcredits a booming stock market over the...

 2021-09-14 18:20 

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Slaughter of dolphins on Faeroes sparks debate on traditions...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The slaughter of 1,428 white-sided dolphins over the weekend, part of a four-century-old traditional drive of sea mammals into shallow water where they are killed for their meat and blubber, has reignited a debate on the s...

 2021-09-14 18:13 

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Fires shut Sequoia National Park, could threaten huge trees...

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Sequoia National Park was shut down and its namesake gigantic trees were potentially threatened Tuesday as two forest fires burned in steep and dangerous terrain in California's Sierra Nevada. Both fires were...

 2021-09-14 18:01 

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Book: Top US officer feared Trump could order China strike...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearful of Donald Trump's actions in his final weeks as president, the United States' top military officer twice assured his Chinese counterpart that the two nations would not go to war, according to a forthcoming book. Cha...

 2021-09-14 18:01 

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Haiti prosecutor asks judge to charge, probe PM in slaying...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's chief prosecutor on Tuesday asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and asked officials to bar him from leaving the country, a move that could further destabilize a ...

 2021-09-14 17:36 

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US tribes demand emergency protection for wolves...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of American Indian tribes asked the Biden administration Tuesday to immediately enact emergency protections for wolves, saying states have become too aggressive in hunting the animal. Groups representing the tribes sent a...

 2021-09-14 17:30 

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COVID-19 cases climbing, wiping out months of progress...

COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to where they were over the winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden's argument for his sweeping new vaccination requirements. The cases — driven...

 2021-09-14 16:52 

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WHO, partners aim to get Africa 30% of needed doses by Feb...

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization and its partners said they hope to provide Africa with about 30% of the COVID-19 vaccines the continent needs by February, badly missing the 60% vaccination coverage goal that African leaders had once hope...

 2021-09-14 15:30 

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FM says Taliban govt won't allow militant attacks on others...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The foreign minister in Afghanistan's new Taliban-run Cabinet on Tuesday said the government remains committed to its promises not to allow militants to use its territory to attack others. The first press conference by ...

 2021-09-14 15:17 

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Group: Turkish drones in Cyprus endanger commercial flights...

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Turkish drone base in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus could increase safety risks for thousands of commercial flights that cross the airspace around the eastern Mediterranean island, a flight safety group wa...

 2021-09-14 14:40 

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Census: Relief payments staved off hardship in COVID crash...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The share of Americans living in poverty rose slightly as the COVID-19 pandemic shook the economy last year, but massive relief payments pumped out by Congress eased hardship for many, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The offici...

 2021-09-14 14:16 

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Judge suspends Minnesota's tougher standards on deadly force...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has suspended Minnesota's new stricter standards on when police can use deadly force, halting a change in state law that followed the death of George Floyd while in custody of Minneapolis police. The new standards,...

 2021-09-14 14:16 

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Free rides take $104M toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike finances...

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling, with the millions of motorists who don't use E-ZPass having a nearly 1 in 2 chance of ...

 2021-09-14 13:54 

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Census experts find no political influence in state totals...

Outside experts found no evidence of political interference in the state-by-state population totals from the 2020 census used for divvying up congressional seats, but their limited review didn't include demographic data or places smaller than states, ...

 2021-09-14 09:23 

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Putin to self-isolate due to coronavirus among inner circle...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is going into self-isolation because of coronavirus cases in his inner circle, the Kremlin said Tuesday. The announcement came in the Kremlin's readout of Putin's phone call with Tajik President...

 2021-09-14 08:14 

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Pope visit a sign of inclusion for Slovakia's excluded Roma...

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Pope Francis traveled to the far east of Slovakia on Tuesday to meet with the country's Roma in a gesture of inclusion for the most socially excluded minority group in Slovakia, who have long suffered discrimination, marg...

 2021-09-14 07:45 

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Putin and Syria's Assad hold talks in Moscow on rebel area...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russia's Vladimir Putin and Syria's Bashar Assad have met in Moscow to discuss the cooperation between their armies and how to continue operations to gain control of the last rebel-held areas in Syria, state media in D...

 2021-09-14 07:23 

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Inside Met Gala, where there's always someone more famous...

U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe had just gotten her beverage at the bar at the edge of the room. She looked back at the throbbing crowd of celebrities packed into the center of the airy Petrie Court, where the Met Gala was holding its cocktail ...

 2021-09-14 06:54 

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Russia opposition stifled but unbowed as Duma election nears...

MOSCOW (AP) — In the months before Sunday's parliamentary election in Russia, authorities unleashed an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition, making sure that the best-known and loudest Kremlin critics didn't run. Some were barred from s...

 2021-09-14 06:15 

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Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall on the Texas coast...

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Nicholas made landfall along the Texas coast on Tuesday, bringing the threat of up to 20 inches of rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana. Ni...

 2021-09-14 06:03 

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Latest: Second Chinese city sees outbreak of delta variant...

BEIJING — A second city in southeastern China has seen a jump in COVID-19 cases in a delta variant outbreak that started late last week. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that 59 new cases had been identified in the latest 24-hour period, ...

 2021-09-14 05:46 

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Biden makes push for California's Newsom as recall nears end...

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom ended his campaign to retain his job in a recall election with a final push from President Joe Biden, who warned that the outcome of the contest could shape the country's directio...

 2021-09-14 05:35 

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Biden turns to Colorado to pitch investments in clean energy...

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean ener...

 2021-09-14 05:24 

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Once inmates, Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison...

KABUL (AP) — Once, Kabul's main prison was crowded with thousands of Taliban captured and arrested by the government. On Monday, a Taliban commander strolled through its empty halls and cell blocks, showing his friends where he had once been imp...

 2021-09-14 05:13 

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Push for Native American curriculum in schools makes gains...

For years, many Native American tribes have felt their history has not been given its due by schools in Connecticut, a state that takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning "land on the long tidal river." Soon, however, schools will be require...

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