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Papua New Guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp

AP Top Headlines - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:31am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed....
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Raisman embraces role as 'Fierce' advocate for abuse victims

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:30pm
The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell....
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Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:30pm
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 - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:30pm
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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George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:30pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98....
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Report: Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 9:25pm
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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Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 9:25pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- In a tiny bathroom, Marilu Ramirez prepares for her segment in a production studio by brushing her long black hair and covering her lashes in another coat of mascara, small luxuries in a life no longer being spent behind bars....
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George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 8:25pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98....
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In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 5:21pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan....
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SOCCCD trustees appoint Thomas Fallo as acting chancellor

Lariat Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:58pm
The South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Thomas Fallo as the acting chancellor, replacing Dr. Debra Fitzsimons who recently announced her retirement Oct. 11, according to a news release Fallo will oversee the colleges’ and district’s operations, an $800 million budget and approximately 4,000 employees. His official […]
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Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women - and some men - who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now "me too" stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond....
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APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:15pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson, Missouri, has paid nearly a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they've gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor....
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In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:12pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan....
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Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:12pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison....
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Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:11am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter - bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included....
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Christopher Plummer has this to say about retirement _ never

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:11am
NEW YORK (AP) -- At 87, Christopher Plummer isn't just working - he's busy....
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Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:11am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison....
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Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats have been quick to support the women who have publicly accused powerful men of preying on them sexually....
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China, US disaster drills show a shared goal: saving lives

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:11am
CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. (AP) -- A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to evacuate the injured....
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Woman raises money for homeless man who helped her

AP Top Headlines - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:11am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him....
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