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AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016

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The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump's favor....
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Democracy with no choices: Many candidates run unopposed

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When voters cast ballots for state representatives last fall, millions of Americans essentially had no choice: In 42 percent of all such elections, candidates faced no major party opponents....
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Sheriff: Teen injured after fall from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:57pm
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) -- Officials say a teenager fell from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below in an effort to catch the victim before she hit the ground....
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Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in Pakistan

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 9:57pm
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames....
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Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 9:57pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles (162.4 square kilometers) by Saturday night....
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Koch chief says health care bill insufficiently conservative

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:56pm
COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (AP) -- Chief lieutenants in the Koch brothers' political network lashed out at the Senate Republican health care bill on Saturday as not conservative enough, becoming a powerful outside critic as GOP leaders try to rally support for their plan among rank-and-file Republicans....
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Concert in Utah park honors man killed in London attack

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:56pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack that also injured his wife was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved....
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Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auction

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:56pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters sold for more than $100,000 at auction Saturday....
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Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 3:51pm
An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him after a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends....
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CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 2:51pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden....
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UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 2:51pm
LONDON (AP) -- British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."...
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Wet winter ups the ante for hikers on popular US trail

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:51pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California's gargantuan winter finally caught up to her....
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Style vs safety: Do too many football helmets pose a risk?

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:51pm
Oregon football players used three helmets last season - green, black and white - that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations....
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Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:51am
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) -- A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially reported, according to sheriff's officials....
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Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 9:51am
BEIJING (AP) -- More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said....
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Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 9:51am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper....
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Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 8:49am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project....
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John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 8:49am
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ....
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Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:48am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen....
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Family recalls loving nature of Seattle mom killed by police

AP Top Headlines - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:46am
SEATTLE (AP) -- Charleena Lyles loved to sing and dance. She adored her four children. She always smiled, even when facing obstacles....
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