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Navy fires 2 commanders in connection with ship collisions

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Navy has fired two senior commanders in the Pacific region in connection with recent deadly collisions of Navy ships, as part of a sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet....
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Trump, in UN debut, urges the world body to reform

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:59am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first appearance to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining its mission around the world....
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France: Dissention, conflict at highest level since Cold War

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:59am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- France's top diplomat says dissention and conflict are at their highest level since the Cold War, while cooperation among nations has become more difficult....
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Senate on track to pass $700 billion defense policy bill

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is on track to pass a defense policy bill that pumps $700 billion into the Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea's growing hostility and refuses to allow excess military bases to be closed....
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US students in acid attack in France forgive assailant

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:59am
PARIS (AP) -- The four American college students attacked with acid at a Marseille train station have forgiven their assailant, who reportedly suffers from a mental illness, a university spokesman said Monday....
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3 die as buses collide at New York City intersection

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:59am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A city bus and a tour bus collided and spun around in a New York City intersection on Monday, leaving three people dead, including a pedestrian, officials said....
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Trump, in UN debut, urges the world body to reform

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:59am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first moments at the world body to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and costs while more clearly defining its mission around the world....
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White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday named a lawyer and former NFL player as executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as the administration faces criticism from those institutions of promises unkept....
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The 11 sisters of Siervas are a rock band like 'nun' other

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:59am
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) -- Eleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and white habits but are anything but old school as they belt out songs to the ringing of electric guitar and a rock 'n' roll beat....
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Costs from major natural disasters can stress state budgets

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 6:59am
ATLANTA (AP) -- A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding....
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Metallics and feathers galore on Emmys red carpet

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 6:59am
A force of red, a wealth of metallics and a strong show of feathers took the carpet at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, led by Nicole Kidman, Tessa Thompson and Tracee Ellis Ross....
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Maria grows to a Cat 2, nears already battered Caribbean

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:59am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Hurricane Maria strengthened into a Category 2 storm on Monday and pushed toward the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, as forecasters warned it was expected to become a major hurricane by early Tuesday....
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Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:58am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote....
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Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industry

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:58am
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) -- Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe....
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How Trump's advisers schooled him on globalism

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:56am
NEW YORK (AP) -- On a sweltering Washington summer day, President Donald Trump's motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight against the Islamic State group....
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Lady Gaga postpones European leg of world tour

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:56am
LONDON (AP) -- Lady Gaga has postponed her world tour's European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems....
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Hurricane Maria heads toward already battered Carib islands

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:55am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A strengthening Hurricane Maria swirled toward the eastern Caribbean early Monday, with forecasters warning it probably would be a major storm by the time it passed through the already battered Leeward Islands later in the day....
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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed....
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AP Interview: Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia vote

AP Top Headlines - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:55am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country's corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections and pull Malaysia back from a slide into kleptocracy....
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