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Sequel to Trump's first year opens with crises, unease

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The sequel to President Donald Trump's first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid a swirl of investigations, crises and political unease. More>>

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Afghan forces end deadly Taliban siege at Kabul hotel

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An Afghan official says that at least five civilians have been killed after gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. More>>

The Latest: Patriots say Gronkowski questionable to return

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New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft says the team needs to guard against "jealousy and envy". More>>

Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region. More>>

California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopens

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California transportation officials say a key coastal highway swamped by deadly mudslides has reopened after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region. More>>

Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220

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Stipe Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defense, turning the anticipated slugfest against Francis Ngannou into a methodical ground-and-pound bout to win the main event of UFC 220. More>>

Nadal, Dimitrov advance to Australian Open quarterfinals

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Caroline Wozniacki is continuing to cash in on her second chance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdelana Rybaricova. More>>

Senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end shutdown

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Congressional Democrats and Republicans are waiting for each other to blink over the government shutdown. More>>

Mick Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

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Trump's budget chief finds himself in the middle of another shutdown, arguing against it this time. More>>

The Latest: Trump speaks with Republicans on shutdown Day 2

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White House budget director Mick Mulvaney is defending himself from charges of hypocrisy in his attacks on Democrats over the government shutdown, given his own role at the center of the last fiscal clash in 2013. More>>

Weekend of women's marches promises continued momentum

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Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on the anniversary of women's marches around the world, capping off a weekend of global demonstrations for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. More>>

Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

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A Turkish official says suspected Syrian Kurdish fighters have fired rockets from across the border, slightly wounding one person. More>>

Pope wraps Latin America trip haunted by Chile abuse scandal

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Pope Francis is wrapping up the most contested, violent trip of his papacy Sunday with a series of meetings with Peruvian church leaders and a final Mass at an air base in Peru's capital. More>>

Paul Bocuse, modest but grandiose French chef, dies at 91

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Paul Bocuse, a modest but grandiose French master chef, dies at 91. More>>

US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

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Organizers of a New York City rally and march for women's rights say tens of thousands of people were ready to hit the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. More>>

'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild Award

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Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" has won the top honor from the Producers Guild of America. More>>

'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

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"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. More>>

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

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The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown. More>>

Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy

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Iran's supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy. More>>

Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

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French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has announced that Paul Bocuse, the world-famous master of French cuisine, has died at the age of 91. Collomb tweeted Saturday that "Mister Paul was France. More>>

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

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Visiting the Statue of Liberty deemed a non-essential service during government shutdown that splits the must-have and the can-waits. More>>

Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

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Recent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths. More>>

Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has again denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of the late murderous cult leader Charles Manson. More>>

Dior travels back in time for couture-infused menswear

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Designer Kris Van Assche traveled back in a fashion time machine on the fourth day of the fall-winter shows in Paris. More>>

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

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Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 more workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. economy. More>>

Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

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A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue. More>>

Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say

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Russia-linked Twitter networks are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. More>>

Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

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For cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses. More>>

North Korean girl band leader heads delegation to South

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Head of popular North Korean girl band arrives in South Korea amid Olympic cooperation. More>>

Trustee: MSU president should quit over sex assault scandal

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A Michigan State University trustee is calling for the university president to resign over the school's handling of the sexual assault scandal involving former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. More>>

Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

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Businessman turned president who wrote the book on deal-making comes up short ahead of government shutdown. More>>

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

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Nasty US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected. More>>

Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan

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The National Weather Service says the bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area may have been a meteor. More>>

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

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US health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers. More>>

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

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Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. More>>

Congressman denies misconduct claim; ethics probe may follow

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that the New York Times reports stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide after she rejected his romantic overtures. More>>

Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

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President Donald Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama, full of unforgettable characters, surprise casting changes and innumerable plot twists _ all set against a backdrop of a looming nuclear threat and the shadow of the Russia probe. More>>

Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts

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Towers _ some nearly as tall as Statue of Liberty _ to be built to string power lines visible at Jamestown Island, Virginia, site of first permanent British settlement in North America; $90 million in payouts to blunt impact on historic area. More>>

French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EU

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French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's market. More>>

Records: Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolar

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Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend. But the motive behind the massacre that killed 58 people remains unknown. More>>

Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says there was no blackmail or threatened violence in an extramarital affair he had in 2015. More>>

Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

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Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for more than half a century and put it on tables around the world, has died at 91. More>>

IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

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Olympics organizers have promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend. More>>

The Latest: Miocic keeps UFC heavyweight title with decision

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UFC 220 has some star power on the sidelines for the opening fights. More>>

The Latest: Danish chef behind Noma thanks Bocuse

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Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for nearly half a century and put it on tables around the world, has died at 91. More>>

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

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The government shutdown has begun, and so has the finger-pointing, with President Donald Trump saying Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. More>>

Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic

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Trump administration pledge to minimize the impact of a government shutdown faces an early test as a number of iconic American landmarks announced they would be closed. More>>

Pope: Femicides in Latin America a scourge that must stop

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When Pope Francis travels Saturday to northern Peru he will find a region still reeling from devastating floods nearly a year ago. More>>

IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

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Olympic and government officials from North Korea and South Korea have begun a meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland to confirm how they will unite for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month. More>>

Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on 'Peyton Place,' has died

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Dorothy Malone, mom on 'Peyton Place,' Oscar winner for 'Written on the Wind,' has died at age 93. More>>

Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round

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U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys is through to the fourth round of the Australian Open after starting Saturday's program on Margaret Court Arena with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Ana Bogdan. More>>

Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

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Another Olympic gold medalist has come forward to say that she too was sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor who also worked at USA Gymnastics. More>>

Correction: Women's Marches story

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Activists return to the streets a year after 1 million people rallied worldwide for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office. More>>

The Latest: Pope decries killings of women, other violence

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Pope Francis has arrived in northern Peru to console residents still reeling from devastating floods. More>>

Crunch time: What Amazon wants for its new HQ

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Crunch time: What Amazon wants from the cities vying to make the cut. More>>

Mom, wife who had 2nd online life found slain

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Alabama police are investigating the killing of a mom and online exhibitionist who was found dead outside her home near Birmingham. More>>

Kim and Kanye choose Chicago for their new baby's name

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It's Kanye West's hometown _ Chicago _ for baby No. 3 with Kim K. More>>

Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptials

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A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by marrying two flight attendants while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat questioned the legitimacy of the shotgun sacrament. More>>

'Watching my family burn': Woman frantic after copter crash

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Investigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the helicopter carrying the group of prominent friends went down after dark Wednesday. More>>

AP Explains: Congress has shut down the govt. Now what?

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The rancor driving politics in Washington these days has left Congress hours away from a government shutdown. More>>

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other Video included

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A bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. More>>

Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

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APNewsBreak: Recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicates their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment tells The Associated Press. More>>

Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown

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Vice President Mike Pence's fifth visit to Israel will mark his return to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart. More>>

Tabloid held porn star's 2011 interview after Trump threat

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Former employees say a tabloid magazine held back from publishing an adult film star's 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president's personal lawyer threatened to sue. More>>

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

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Government scientists calculate that 2017 wasn't the hottest year on record, but close and unusually warm for no El Nino cooking the books. More>>

Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space

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Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. More>>

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

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Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards. More>>

The Latest: Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

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President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown _ tweeting that they wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. More>>

US government shuts down as partisan blame game heats up

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Bitterly divided Congress fails to stave off government shutdown. More>>

US competitive warfighting edge has slipped, says Mattis

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is laying out a broad new defense strategy, and he's warning that all aspects of the military's competitive warfighting edge have eroded. More>>

Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

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Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a proposal prepared for New York's governor. More>>

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

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Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage. More>>

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governor

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California's governor has denied parole for a follower of Charles Manson yet again, refusing to let Leslie Van Houten go free. More>>

Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

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The Pentagon says countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism. More>>

Trump travel ban to get day in Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. More>>

Pope: Corruption is 'social virus' infecting Latin America

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Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a "social virus" infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru's president and high-ranking political leaders. More>>

The Latest: Schumer says Trump 'backed off' deal

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President Donald Trump says Senate Democrats are focused on "illegal immigration and weak borders" as a government shutdown looms. More>>

Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

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The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. More>>

Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery Video included

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California prosecutors say a couple starved 12 of their 13 children to the point that their growth was stunted and a 29-year-old daughter weighed just 82 pounds. More>>

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

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Activists are returning to the streets a year after more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches around the world with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump. More>>

Pope to indigenous: Amazon is 'heart of the church'

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After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that indigenous leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem. More>>

Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

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Investigators have still not discovered what motivated Stephen Paddock to embark on the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history but determined that he researched SWAT tactics ahead of the massacre and investigated other possible targets. More>>

Records paint bleak picture of suspect in serial killings

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Court records show a man accused of killing nine people in metro Phoenix grew up in a household plagued by domestic violence, left home at 16 to live with his girlfriend and was in prison three years later for manslaughter. More>>

Gov't scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown Video included

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NIH's Fauci says government shutdown would be disruptive for research. More>>

Ex-employee: Michael Douglas fondled himself in front of her

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A woman who worked for Michael Douglas in the late 1980s says he fondled himself in front of her _ an allegation the actor has denied. More>>

Smith watches Kyrgios beat Tsonga, the Aussie kid's dream

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Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk's strong run at the Australian Open, reaching the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the first time. More>>

Pakistan's ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routes

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As bad as President Donald Trump describes U.S.-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse. More>>

French prison guards protest, 2 attacked by inmates

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French justice ministry says two prison guards have been injured in Corsica after an attack by three inmates amid widespread protests outside jails across the country. More>>

Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor

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A woman, one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to Nazi death camps, has been made senator-for-life in Italy. More>>

Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board

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Citing safety, Delta will require animal owners to provide more information before their furry friends can fly. More>>

Winter is here: "Game of Thrones" ice hotel opens in Finland

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A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series. More>>

Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peers

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Some players many fans may not recognize got All-Star starter votes from their NBA peers _ or maybe themselves. More>>

Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened it

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Shutdown? Terrible, say Republicans and Democrats. But both have threatened it. More>>

Lawyer: ICE unjustly holding award-winning Mexican reporter

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Advocates for an award-winning Mexican journalist seeking asylum in the U.S. are accusing immigration officials of unjustly detaining him based on a disputed 1999 incident. More>>

Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird

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As motion-detecting wildlife cameras get smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before. More>>

President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

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Americans still feel strongly about the abortion issue nearly 45 years after the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized it. More>>

Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis

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State governors in the US are asking the Trump administration and Congress to provide more funding and coordination to deal with the opioid crisis. More>>

Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

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Researchers say a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency has been revealed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of stolen data exposed to the open internet. More>>

Fundraiser saves pony who lost penis to cancer, frostbite

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A Maine animal rescue group says it has raised enough money to save a 15-year-old pony that lost part of its penis due to cancer and frostbite. More>>

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

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President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege in the Trump-Russia probe that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. More>>

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

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Pope Francis is accusing victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander, in an astonishing end to a visit that was meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. More>>

Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gown

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Mother of mentally ill woman says her daughter, 22, was denied her lawful right to medical care when she was left in the cold outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a flimsy gown. More>>

New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors

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Trump administration creating an office aimed at protecting the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion. More>>

Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut

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In Britain, the hair on the heir is no longer quite so apparent. More>>

South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

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Southerners are waiting for a thaw that would end days of icy roads, snow, broken pipes and numbing cold. More>>

'How dare you': Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor Video included

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U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney says being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal. More>>

Thailand's ruling generals running out of time

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Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's not for a lack of watches. More>>

In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

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In Chile, Pope Francis was greeted with protests, threats and the burning of at least 11 churches _ hostility unheard of for a papal visit in modern times. More>>

In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault

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In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described in detail Woody Allen's alleged sexual assault of her, and called actors who work in Woody Allen films "complicit" in perpetuating a "culture of silence.". More>>

Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed

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A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case. More>>

LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams

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LeBron James and Stephen Curry will be the captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game. More>>

Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

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Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status. More>>

Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

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The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago. More>>

Year-old 'resistance' now sets sights on the ballot box

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One year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew millions into the streets, the next step is the ballot box, organizers say. More>>

Officials piece together chaotic events after officer killed

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Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. marshal being shot to death while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city. More>>

Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

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Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology officials hope will help combat the threat posed by cellphones possessed by inmates behind bars. More>>

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim Video included

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The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump's views on immigration are evolving. More>>

Trump wades into PA race seen as test of GOP strength

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President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to Pennsylvania. More>>

Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors

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Amazon narrows list of second headquarters to 20 contenders, mainly on the east coast. More>>

Powerful gale lashes Europe, 7 dead amid traffic chaos

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School remain closed in many parts of Germany as the country prepares for a winter storm that's expected to come in from the west and bring heavy snow, rain and gusty winds. More>>

Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5

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Authorities in the U.S. state of New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash. More>>

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

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Pope Francis is wrapping up his Chile visit by meeting Thursday with members of Chile's booming immigrant community. More>>

Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

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Phoenix-area police departments have evidence linking a 35-year-old man already charged with two killings to seven additional homicides that occurred in a three-week span late last year. More>>

Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

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Israeli military forges ahead with ambitious subterranean barrier to cut off attack tunnels from Gaza Strip. More>>

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

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The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates is purchasing 20 A380 aircraft with the option for 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets. More>>

South cleans up after unusually intense storm that killed 15

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Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least eight people. More>>

'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

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Disgruntled conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown. More>>

Deputy US marshal killed while serving Pennsylvania warrant

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An official says multiple Pennsylvania police officers have been injured while serving an early morning warrant in Harrisburg. More>>

The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

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President Donald Trump is pushing back against his own chief of staff over the border wall with Mexico. More>>

GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick in 'Danica Double'

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Only On AP: The GoDaddy Girl will be back at both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. More>>

Amid affair scandal, Greitens quietly unveils vague tax plan

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Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens issued a vague outline of a tax plan he'd hyped as bold days earlier, a muted rollout Democrats say proves the administration has been disrupted by his acknowledgment of an affair and allegations of blackmail. More>>

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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Pence Mideast visit showcases dilemma for major Washington allies Egypt, Jordan. More>>

Airborne nuptials: Pope marries couple on papal plane

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Pope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile. More>>

UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

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Britain says it will pay France tens of millions of pounds (dollars) as part of a deal to maintain a key border agreement between the two countries. More>>

Ex-Trump aide was subject of arrest warrant at White House

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Hungarian police had an arrest warrant open for Sebastian Gorka during the eight months he spent as a national security aide to U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

Lawyer: OJ Simpson is golfing a lot, staying in Las Vegas

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O.J. Simpson's lawyer says Simpson isn't planning to move from Las Vegas to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison. More>>

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

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A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold, saying 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are unacceptable and 'entirely preventable'. More>>

Hot and bothered: Temperatures rise, seeds fall in Australia

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Maria Sharapova was set to play Anastasija Sevastova to open Day 4 on an expected day of scorching temperatures at the Australian Open. More>>

Stars turn out for swansong of Louis Vuitton designer

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The celebrity allure of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows was at its height as the notables from the worlds of sports, film and fashion attended the Louis Vuitton swansong show for designer Kim Jones. More>>

Endangered whale's calving season peaks, but no babies seen

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No newborn right whales seen off U.S. coast 7 weeks into the endangered species' calving season. More>>

Escaped wolf recaptured in Britain after hour-long lockdown

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British police are urging the public to be caution after a wolf escaped from a sanctuary located near a school. More>>

Underwear dance in dorm nearly gets Russian cadets expelled

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An underwear dance video filmed in a college dorm has turned out to be risky business for some Russian cadet pilots. More>>

Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

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Missteps in Hawaii's handling of a false missile alert raises questions about whether any state should be solely responsible for notifying the public of such an event. More>>

AP Explains: Why Greece, Macedonia fight over nation's name

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For a quarter century, Greece and Macedonia have been at loggerheads over a seemingly intractable dispute that goes to the very heart of the small Balkan country's very existence and national identity: its name. More>>

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

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Pope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile. More>>

Prince Harry, Meghan Markel visit Wales in whirlwind tour

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Prince Harry continues to introduce his American fiancee to new parts of Britain ahead of their planned wedding in May. More>>

Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad

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President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the break of Nazi's siege of Leningrad. More>>

The Latest: 6 dead as high winds sweep across western Europe

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Dutch flag carrier KLM has cancelled 220 flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as a powerful westerly storm lashes the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. More>>

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

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Authorities in the Russian region of Yakutia where temperatures have dropped to record lows are not reporting any disruptions of heating or crucial supplies. More>>

Migrants shift to old, risky route to Spain and Europe

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Record numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers are arriving through the hazardous Western Mediterranean route into Europe. More>>

Houston's Ariza, Green suspended 2 games apiece by NBA

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The NBA decides: Rockets players Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green each suspended two games for entering Clippers' locker room. More>>

Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

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Amid doping scandals, Russians are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. More>>

Pair of Chinese giant pandas get snowy welcome in Finland

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A pair of pandas has arrived to Finland as China's gift to the small Nordic nation that marked centenary of its independence last year, and as the latest installment of Beijing's "panda diplomacy" throughout the world. More>>

52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

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Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people have died when a bus carrying them caught fire. More>>

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

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President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege in the Trump-Russia probe that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. More>>

Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

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4 years on and with no funds for rebuilding, ancient heart of Homs still abandoned ruins. More>>

Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup

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Even without many medal prospects, North Korea plans to send a spotlight-stealing delegation to the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea. More>>

Lawmakers ask if states or feds should alert about missiles

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It took Hawaii officials more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities to seek guidance after realizing they had sent out a bogus alert saying there was a missile headed toward the islands. More>>

WH claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee. More>>

Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no Video included

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Liberal activists are shrugging off the prospect of a government shutdown and demanding that Democrats protect thousands of young immigrants from deportation. More>>

White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved Video included

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President Donald Trump's chief of staff says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign. More>>

Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

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The families of French Islamic State followers being held by Kurdish forces are suing to bring the women and children home, saying they have no hope of fair treatment in a place where their captors aren't even recognized as a government. More>>

Pope has tough words for indigenous, Chile during Mass

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Pope Francis goes to Chile's Araucania region Wednesday, where several churches have been firebombed amid a long-running conflict between indigenous Mapuche and government authorities. More>>

At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South Video included

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A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain has blanketed a large swath of the South, trailed by a blast of frigid air that could approach record low temperatures. More>>

France abandons plans to build new airport in the west

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Police are deploying extra forces to western France as the government prepares to decide whether to build an airport that has mobilized nearly a decade of sometimes violent protests. More>>

The Latest: WH 'executive privilege' claims rankle some

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President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and senior White House aide, Rick Dearborn, are being interviewed Wednesday behind closed doors by the House Intelligence Committee looking into Trump campaign contacts with Russia. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

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The two Koreas are meeting again to discuss North Korean participation in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. More>>

Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken

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Republican Chris Christie left office Tuesday as the first elected New Jersey governor not to have broken a leg while in office in more than two decades. More>>

Curry says she wasn't surprised by Lauer allegations

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Former 'Today' show anchor Ann Curry says she wasn't surprised by the allegations that led to ex-colleague Matt Lauer getting fired. More>>

Oklahoma politicians stunned by discovery of possible spying

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Oklahoma officials are investigating after several Republican lawmakers reported they were being followed, including one legislator who found a tracking device on his vehicle. More>>

On a day of close calls, Dimitrov fends off McDonald in 5th

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A 15-year-old qualifier and the No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina were among three Ukrainian women who had matches starting simultaneously Wednesday and progressed to the third round of the Australian Open. More>>

Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

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An AP review of statements made under oath by Trump gives clues about how he might handle questions from Mueller's team of investigators. More>>

A lofty proposal: 'Marry Me' etched in snow, seen from above

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An aviation student in Minnesota pulled off a sky-high marriage proposal by writing "Marry Me" in the snow, then flying his long-time girlfriend over his handiwork. More>>

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

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Man who suppressed sneeze by pinching his nose suffers ruptured throat, swollen neck and lost voice in "exceedingly rare" case in the UK. More>>

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic

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Scientists hunting universal vaccine to protect against regular winter flu _ and the next super-flu, too. More>>

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