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Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:30am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston's leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she'd like to focus on should she become first lady....
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Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:50pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states....
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Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:50pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Kushner Cos. confirmed Thursday it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City....
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Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:50pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources....
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Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn's 'judgment issues'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Trump's chief of staff asked days later if Flynn's communications were being monitored under a secret surveillance warrant, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press....
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Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:30pm
DENVER (AP) -- A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings....
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The Latest: In Comey memo, Trump says Putin hailed hookers

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:30pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local):...
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Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:40pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources....
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Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:40pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional....
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Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:40pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday....
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The Latest: Aide said Prince was quiet in days before death

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:40pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Latest on the investigation into Prince's death (all times local):...
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Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush. Bush was the matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign....
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Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:25pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, agreeing with a lower court judge who had imposed a temporary injunction last year....
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Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound....
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The Latest: Cuban-Americans in Miami expect little change

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:25pm
HAVANA (AP) -- The Latest on Raul Castro's handover of Cuba's presidency (all times local):...
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews reasons behind his 2016 win

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump isn't getting the facts straight when it comes to how he won the 2016 election....
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Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man's alleged misdeeds

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:10pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the coveted prize....
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Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:10pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller and probably did not know a counterfeit pill he ingested contained fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician's death....
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Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy boundaries for flying

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:10pm
BOERNE, Texas (AP) -- Tammie Jo Shults was determined to "break into the club" of male military aviators....
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Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:10am
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds' worst start since the Great Depression prompted a quick hook for Bryan Price....
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