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Starry wishes granted: Teens meet Star Wars cast at premiere

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:23am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tyler Woodward was a Star Wars fan long before his cancer diagnosis. His whole life, really. The 17-year-old says he was born "right when all the prequels were coming out" and grew up having lightsaber fights with his two older brothers....
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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:23am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to replace fellow Democrat Al Franken's Senate seat until a special election in November, setting up his long-time and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 election....
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One city forms team to target the most vulnerable homeless

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:23am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless....
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Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:23am
LONDON (AP) -- British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest....
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Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 8:22am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them....
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Make-A-Wish sends 7 kids to meet Star Wars stars at premiere

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 8:22am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tyler Woodward was a Star Wars fan long before his cancer diagnosis. His whole life, really. The 17-year-old says he was born "right when all the prequels were coming out" and grew up having lightsaber fights with his two older brothers....
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CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account apparently hacked

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 8:22am
NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN says Anderson Cooper's Twitter account was hacked after a since-removed tweet from his handle called the president a "tool" and a "pathetic loser" following Democrat Doug Jones win in Alabama's Senate election....
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Prominent black supporter of Trump set to leave White House

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 7:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman - one of President Donald Trump's most prominent African-American supporters - plans to leave the administration next month....
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Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:18am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees....
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Palestinian president says no role for US in peace process

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:14am
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Palestinian president said Wednesday his people will not accept any role for the United States in the Mideast peace process "from now on," following President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel....
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Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them....
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Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:14am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."...
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Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeat

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly....
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Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:13am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless....
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Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:13am
NEW YORK (AP) -- In less than 24 hours, authorities say a would-be suicide bomber's botched attack on a Manhattan transportation hub underneath Times Square became an open-and-shut case after a search of his apartment and hearing the suspect's own words....
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'Nobody saved us': Man describes childhood in abusive 'cult'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:13am
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless storage room, waiting in terror for the next adult to open the door....
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5 years after Sandy Hook, mental health care worries linger

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:13am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled 20-year-old who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting....
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College coaches' salaries increase despite threat of new tax

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A potential new tax on seven-figure salaries for employees of non-profits hasn't deterred schools from doling out huge contracts to new coaches....
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Under Putin, Russia increases clout in the Middle East

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:11pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- When Russia launched a military campaign in Syria two years ago, President Vladimir Putin sought to save his ally from imminent collapse and break Russia's international isolation over a crisis in Ukraine....
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Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:11pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is set to name his choice to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith....
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