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Bush condemns Trump-era America: 'Bigotry seems emboldened'

AP Top Headlines - 16 min 4 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of "nativism," isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation's true identity....
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Senators push for more online transparency in elections

AP Top Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Democratic senators are unveiling what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or other foreign actors on U.S. elections - with a measure to boost transparency for online political ads....
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Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

AP Top Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said....
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Russia's Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

AP Top Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump's political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises....
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'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

AP Top Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) -- The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later....
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British Film Institute strips Harvey Weinstein of high honor

AP Top Headlines - 1 hour 16 min ago
LONDON (AP) -- The British Film Institute stripped disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of its highest honor Thursday, saying his alleged "appalling conduct" stands in opposition to the organization's values....
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Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after 'Maria'

AP Top Headlines - 2 hours 16 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- One man climbs 24 flights of stairs several times a day alongside dormant elevators. Street vendors hawk plastic washboards for $20. And families outstretch their hands as crews in helicopters drop supplies in communities that remain isolated....
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Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections

AP Top Headlines - 2 hours 16 min ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. When his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumor....
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Mayim Bialik 'truly sorry' for opinion piece on Weinstein

AP Top Headlines - 2 hours 16 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Actress Mayim Bialik says she's "truly sorry for causing so much pain" with her New York Times opinion piece that critics suggested put blame on women who've accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and sexual harassment....
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2-story 'Star Wars' replica in yard for Halloween is big hit

AP Top Headlines - 2 hours 16 min ago
PARMA, Ohio (AP) -- A two-story "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up light sabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state....
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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

AP Top Headlines - 4 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable....
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Elderly couples in wildfires' path died in each other's arms

AP Top Headlines - 5 hours 21 min ago
Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars....
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Fan-tastic! Man who caught Turner HR ball snags Wrigley shot

AP Top Headlines - 5 hours 21 min ago
He's become Mr. Hawk-tober....
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As US warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?

AP Top Headlines - 6 hours 22 min ago
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. Allen's friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before....
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Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

AP Top Headlines - 6 hours 22 min ago
States are seeing more stability in their Medicaid programs after experiencing a surge in enrollment and costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that one of the major pillars of former President Barack Obama's health overhaul may be nearing its peak....
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'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

AP Top Headlines - 7 hours 23 min ago
ATLANTA (AP) -- The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later....
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Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

AP Top Headlines - 8 hours 23 min ago
BEIJING (AP) -- The TV cameras are rolling, the bright lights are on and the reporters are readying their notebooks....
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As US warns of Cuba attacks, tourists ask: Were we hit, too?

AP Top Headlines - 9 hours 25 min ago
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. Allen's friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before....
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5 months of Marawi siege reveals Philippine city in ruins

AP Top Headlines - 9 hours 25 min ago
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- Smoke wafted from the smoldering carcasses of buildings and houses, with the dome of a mosque blasted out with holes, as Philippine troops battled Thursday to defeat a final stand by the last dozens of pro-Islamic State group militants in a southern city....
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