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China removes online criticism of plan to extend Xi's rule

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:55am
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese censors acted quickly Monday to remove satirical commentary online about the ruling Communist Party's move to enable President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, while political observers weighed the possibility that China will return to an era of one-man rule....
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The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 11:54pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy....
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Congress returns with gun violence an unexpected issue

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump....
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AP Review: Trump's red tape cuts slice into safety rules

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On a clear, dry June evening in 2015, cars and trucks rolled slowly in a herky-jerky backup ahead of an Interstate 75 construction zone in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Barreling toward them: an 18-ton tractor-trailer going about 80 mph....
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Syria starts rebuilding even as more destruction wreaked

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:54pm
HOMS, Syria (AP) -- In the Syrian city of Homs' landmark Clock Square, where some of the first anti-government protests erupted in 2011, stands a giant poster of a smiling President Bashar Assad waving his right arm, with a caption that reads: "Together we will rebuild."...
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Justices take up critical challenge to public sector unions

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could deal a painful financial blow to organized labor....
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The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 9:49pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy....
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China paves way for Xi Jinping to remain leader for years

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 8:49pm
BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country's president, the official news agency said, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023....
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At the Olympics, fans became walking corporate billboards

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 8:49pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- He didn't get the hashtag quite right on the first try, so they withheld the free stuffed bear he waited in line a half-hour to earn....
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Trump to attend Rev. Billy Graham's funeral on Friday

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 7:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump will attend Friday's funeral for the Rev. Billy Graham....
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Months after exodus began, Rohingya see no end to suffering

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 7:47pm
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless....
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AP Was There: The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 7:47pm
EDITOR'S NOTE - On Feb. 26, 1993, a group of Islamic terrorists drove a rented van into the underground parking garage at the World Trade Center and set off a 1,200 pound bomb in a failed attempt to collapse the twin towers. The blast didn't cause the destruction its planners intended. But it opened up a multi-story crater in the building, injured more than 1,000 people and ultimately killed six. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, investigators didn't know much about w...
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Trump to attend Rev. Billy Graham's funeral on Friday

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 6:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump will attend Friday's funeral for the Rev. Billy Graham....
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Trump to discuss Florida school shooting with governors

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 6:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Sunday that the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school is the top issue he wants to discuss with the nation's governors....
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A fertility doctor's secret, a special kinship decades later

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 4:45pm
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Matt White remembers that day in September 2016 when a mystery began to unravel that would change his life....
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California Democratic Party won't endorse Dianne Feinstein

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 3:45pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term, another sign that the party is divided over how best to battle Republicans in Washington....
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Winfrey praises Florida students as 'warriors of the light'

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 3:45pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey has nothing but praise for the Florida school shooting survivors who have channeled angst into activism, calling them "warriors of the light" and comparing them to civil rights pioneers....
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Oodles of oohs and ughs in the Pyeongchang Games

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 1:41pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore....
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Police: Reported explosion in English city a major incident

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 1:41pm
LONDON (AP) -- Police for the English city of Leicester say they are responding to a "major incident" after receiving reports of an explosion....
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New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 12:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera - accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers....
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