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Men due to leave Gitmo under Obama seem stuck under Trump

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 9:11pm
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- Abdellatif Nasser got what he thought was the best news possible in the summer of 2016: One of his lawyers called him at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and told him that the U.S. decided he no longer posed a threat and could go home to Morocco....
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Things to know about Alabama's new US senator, Doug Jones

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 8:10pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state's new U.S. senator....
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AP Exclusive: Sold NKorean brides face hard choices in China

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 6:10pm
WESTERN LIAONING PROVINCE, China (AP) -- The North Korean woman drives a motorbike slowly down a narrow lane shaded by tall corn to the farmhouse where she lives with the disabled Chinese man who bought her....
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Review: 'The Last Jedi' a welcome disturbance in the Force

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 6:10pm
A welcome disturbance in the Force, Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi" is, by wide measure, the trippiest, scrappiest and most rule-breaking "Star Wars" adventure yet....
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San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:10pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else grew. Lee died Tuesday at 65 after collapsing while grocery shopping....
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Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:08pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create....
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The Latest: Prosecutor: Bomb suspect wanted maximum damage

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:07pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the blast in the New York City subway system (all times local):...
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Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all about Trump

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:07pm
PARIS (AP) -- The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role....
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NTSB cites weak safety culture by owner of sunken El Faro

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:07pm
The owner of the sunken cargo ship El Faro had a weak corporate safety culture that contributed to the vessel's demise and the deaths of 33 mariners, federal accident investigators said on Tuesday....
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When just saying 'I'm from Newtown' can be a cross to bear

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:07pm
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Suzanne Davenport still wears a memorial bracelet and has a green ribbon with a "Be Kind" magnet on her car to honor the 26 children and educators killed at the local elementary school. A resident of Newtown's Sandy Hook section, she knew some of the victims, and she knows survivors....
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House and Senate tax bills treat disaster victims unequally

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:07pm
If the House Republican tax bill became law, victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida who've yet to account for all their losses could deduct them on their 2018 taxes. Not so for victims of the California wildfires....
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Pope on Guadalupe feast: Church is mestizo, native, black

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:06pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis urged Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying Tuesday the face of the Catholic Church is indigenous, mestizo and black....
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Moore's wife cites Jewish attorney to rebut bias claims

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:06pm
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) -- The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore drew ridicule online after she declared that "one of our attorneys is a Jew," and said some of their close friends are "Jewish and rabbis" while defending him against accusations that he doesn't care for blacks or Jews,...
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As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he'd morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael Flynn was reveling in the pleasures of a new grandchild, swapping cheerful observations about babies with a longtime friend and fellow grandfather....
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Stormtroopers and princes on London's 'Last Jedi' red carpet

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:06am
LONDON (AP) -- "Star Wars" fans and royal-watchers gathered Tuesday at London's Royal Albert Hall, where Prince William and Prince Harry were due on the red carpet for the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."...
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Dems say Trump's tweets about Gillibrand sexist, unsavory

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office "begging" for campaign contributions and "do anything" to get them. Democrats accused the president of making unsavory insinuations....
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Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:05am
BALTIMORE (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that an attack on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue....
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Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:05am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery....
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Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:05am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional money for missile defense programs to respond to the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea....
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A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 9:03am
ELLIJAY, Georgia (AP) -- The First Baptist Church auditorium was filling with an expectant crowd, friends and family who had been through so much. Kim Silvers' three young daughters were there, all dressed up and eager for the graduation, hoping to mark the end of years of heartache visited on them all by their mother's addiction....
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