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After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 3:59am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Retailers are hoping deals and excitement bring shoppers to stores and to their sites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year....
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Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 2:58am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, but many question if he will be able to bring the change the country craves....
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Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 1:58am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said....
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The Latest: Zimbabweans cheer Mnangagwa's arrival

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:57am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on inauguration of Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local):...
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Trump signals welfare reform is next, with details to come

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Welfare reform was one of the defining issues of President Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing an overhaul law that remains hotly debated 20 years later....
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Pistorius' prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

AP Top Headlines - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:57am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp....
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Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:56pm
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said....
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Attacks on Israeli soldier turned whistleblower get personal

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:56pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A former Israeli combat officer turned whistleblower has found himself in the fight of his lifetime, leading a campaign against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and drawing relentless criticism from the country's leaders who have labeled him a traitor....
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Rivers, Chargers beat fading Cowboys 28-6 on Thanksgiving

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 6:49pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Philip Rivers was more than comfortable on the Thanksgiving stage for the first time in his 14 NFL seasons....
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Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 5:47pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Papua New Guinea authorities said Friday they had relocated the last asylum seekers who had refused for three weeks to leave a closed immigration camp for fear they would face violence in the alternative accommodations....
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AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn has told President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference....
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Shoppers mobilize on Thanksgiving, as retailers branch out

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 3:46pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals....
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Franken's rising political star obscured by accusations

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 3:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested governor's election in Virginia. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, "Ignore them."...
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Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:40am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, and many question if he will be able to bring the change the country craves....
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Macy's parade rolls on with balloons, bands, security

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 9:39am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marched, rolled and soared in traditional style Thursday as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots....
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Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 6:36am
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment. But Nicholson has Bannon's backing anyway, thanks to his loyalty to President Donald Trump....
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Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 5:36am
DALLAS (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report....
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Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 2:32am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.'s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores....
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Balloons, Broadway stars and security at Macy's parade

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 2:32am
NEW YORK (AP) -- New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as police go all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots....
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For Franken, a rising trajectory, and then the accusations

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota Democrat Al Franken has spent much of his nine years as senator trying to shed his funnyman image and digging into issues....
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