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In Kashmir, brutality of videos deepen anger against India

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SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- One video showed a young Kashmiri man strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters. Others showed soldiers beating local men with sticks as other troops stood by with guns drawn....
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Who speaks for Islam and reform? Debate heats up in Egypt

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:45pm
CAIRO (AP) -- It was a startling collision of religion and politics. Egypt's president proposed a new law that would prevent Muslim men from ending their marriages simply by saying "divorce" three times. The country's top institution of Islamic clerics, Al-Azhar, bluntly rejected the idea, saying Islam gives men that right and nothing can change that....
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APNewsBreak: Little change on race in Boston police s

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:45pm
BOSTON (AP) -- The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn't appear to be improving in Boston in the year since the department claimed it was narrowing racial disparities in their tactics....
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Trump's speaking style still flummoxes linguists

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:44pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Campaign promises may have been reshaped and some self-imposed deadlines reset. But among the things kept intact in the opening months of the new administration is the unmistakably distinct style of President Donald Trump's speech....
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Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:44pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality....
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Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:44pm
HAVANA (AP) -- Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find....
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Lawsuit filed against Fox alleges racial discrimination

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:43pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination "that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment."...
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Milwaukee prosecutors: Video shows inmate's water turned off

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:37pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee prosecutors weighing criminal charges for an inmate's dehydration death said Tuesday that the jail's commander failed to inform police about the existence of surveillance video showing a guard shutting off water to the cell and never turning it back on....
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Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:36pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending....
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Milwaukee prosecutors: Video shows inmate's water turned off

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:36pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee prosecutors weighing criminal charges for an inmate's dehydration death say the jail's commander failed to inform police about surveillance video showing a guard shutting off water to the cell....
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Shutdown? New president, same old government brinkmanship

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks....
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New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:36pm
VARNER, Ark. (AP) -- The nation's first double execution in 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber?...
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States alarmed by laser strikes on aircraft

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:35pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State Police pilot Jerry King was flying his state plane back to the Lansing airport after a mission when he saw a green pulsing light in the night sky....
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Chinese court sentences US businesswoman accused of spying

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:35pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- An American woman detained during a business trip to China and charged with spying was sentenced Tuesday to 3 ½ years in prison, raising the possibility that she may be allowed to return home soon....
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Senator: Trump won't let NKorea build missile to reach US

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Republican senator says he emerged from a dinner meeting with Donald Trump confident the president will not allow North Korea to build a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States....
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Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:34am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work....
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Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken law, lawmakers say

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to break U.S. law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House committee investigating possible Russian ties with the Trump campaign said Tuesday....
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Is attacking Trump the ticket? Democrats are trying it out

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:33am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- In New Jersey, a candidate running for governor compared the Trump camp to Nazis. In Virginia, a doctor running for governor fired up a gathering of Democrats by calling Trump a "narcissistic maniac," while his primary opponent called Trump's victory a "political and constitutional Sept. 11."...
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White-power groups banding together, but for how long?

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:33am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together....
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Q&A: Hawaii reassures tourists after brain parasite cases

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:33am
HONOLULU (AP) -- A California couple on their honeymoon and two people who drank a homemade herbal beverage are among the rising number of victims in Hawaii falling ill with a potentially deadly brain parasite....
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