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The Latest: Trump defends CIA pick as 'tough on terror'

Mon, 2018-05-07 07:40
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency (all times local):...
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Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

Mon, 2018-05-07 07:40
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military officials have sought to ward off congressional efforts to address child-on-child sexual assaults on bases, even as they disclose that the problem is larger than previously acknowledged....
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Putin's image: An inextricable part of Russian life

Mon, 2018-05-07 07:40
MOSCOW (AP) -- As Vladimir Putin begins his fourth term as Russia's president, his image is ubiquitous at home and effectively Russia's "brand" worldwide....
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Report: Millions of tweets spread anti-Semitic messages

Mon, 2018-05-07 07:40
Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League....
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Chelsea Manning: Insurgent bid for US Senate is genuine

Mon, 2018-05-07 07:40
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing U.S. government secrets. She's free to grow out her hair, travel the world, and spend time with whomever she likes....
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Syria's Kurds put IS on trial with focus on reconciliation

Mon, 2018-05-07 04:40
QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) -- The "Defense of the People" Court is an almost intimate place. Three judges - two men and a woman - sat behind a large desk. The defendant, a former Islamic State group fighter in Syria, faced them in a chair only a yard away, close enough for a conversation. A space heater in the center and mustard-colored couch and armchairs made the room even homier....
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Worry, fear in Iran ahead of Trump's decision on atomic deal

Mon, 2018-05-07 04:40
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- On the streets of Tehran, every day seems to bring more worry and fear ahead of President Donald Trump's decision this week on whether to pull America out of the nuclear deal with Iran....
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From Bakersfield to DC, McCarthy's unlikely rise in GOP

Mon, 2018-05-07 04:40
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- People watching Rep. Kevin McCarthy's political rise often marvel at how he got here. He's the not-so-serious guy who used to bop around town selling sandwiches and cars before dipping into politics. He was considered likable and fun, but hardly Bakersfield's star pupil....
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Springsteen escorts Van Zandt in to New Jersey Hall of Fame

Mon, 2018-05-07 04:40
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Oh what a night: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but it was Bruce Springsteen who stole what could have been Meryl Streep's show....
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From Bakersfield to DC, McCarthy's unlikely rise in GOP

Mon, 2018-05-07 01:40
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- People watching Rep. Kevin McCarthy's political rise often marvel at how he got here. He's the not-so-serious guy who used to bop around town selling sandwiches and cars before dipping into politics. He was considered likable and fun, but hardly Bakersfield's star pupil....
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Chelsea Manning: Insurgent bid for US Senate is genuine

Mon, 2018-05-07 01:40
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing U.S. government secrets. She's free to grow out her hair, travel the world, and spend time with whomever she likes....
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Guatemala's crusading prosecutor exits amid praise, threats

Mon, 2018-05-07 01:40
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- It's been a long time since it was safe for Thelma Aldana to go out in public alone, and perhaps it never will be again....
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AP Explains: Why every vote is not equal in Malaysia polls

Mon, 2018-05-07 01:40
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's opposition parties have never come close to winning a majority of seats in a national election, even in 2013 when their total vote exceeded the ruling coalition. That year, the ruling National Front won 47 percent of votes but 60 percent of the seats in Parliament. The party has advantages in this election too. Opposition parties and activists have long complained they're unable to compete on equal terms. Here are some reasons why:...
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Monday hearing could have big implications in Greitens' case

Mon, 2018-05-07 01:40
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A judge on Monday will consider whether the pivotal witness in Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' criminal trial - a woman involved in an affair with him - should be prohibited from testifying....
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Springsteen escorts Van Zandt in to New Jersey Hall of Fame

Mon, 2018-05-07 01:40
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Oh what a night: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but it was Bruce Springsteen who stole what could have been Meryl Streep's show....
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Annual Muzzle 'awards' go to alleged protest squelchers

Mon, 2018-05-07 01:40
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Texas principal accused of expelling a student who stayed seated during the Pledge of Allegiance and a Utah high school accused of censoring its student newspaper have been bestowed Jefferson Muzzles, tongue-in-cheek awards from a free-speech group....
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Expansion Golden Knights top Sharks to make conference final

Mon, 2018-05-07 01:40
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Shortly after the San Jose Sharks were denied by the iron for the fourth time of the night, Marc-Andre Fleury rubbed the goal post to thank it for his good fortune....
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Expansion Golden Knights top Sharks to make conference final

Sun, 2018-05-06 22:40
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in his fourth shutout of the playoffs and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Western Conference Final in their inaugural season after beating the San Jose Sharks 3-0 in Game 6 of their second-round series Sunday....
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'Avengers: Infinity War' scores second best weekend 2 ever

Sun, 2018-05-06 19:40
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After breaking opening weekend records, "Avengers: Infinity War" continued to dominate in its second weekend in theaters, but alternative programming like the romantic comedy "Overboard" also found an audience in what has historically been considered the "official" kick-off to the summer movie season....
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CIA nominee offered to withdraw over interrogation program

Sun, 2018-05-06 16:39
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, offered to withdraw her nomination, two senior administration officials said Sunday, amid concerns that a debate over a harsh interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the CIA....
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