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Iraqi-American composer musically translates wartime letters

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:47pm
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Rather than retreat, the Iraqi-American composer and musician immersed himself in the stories and emerged with a collection of songs to illustrate them....
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Analysis: Trump the dealmaker struggles to seal the deal

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump often points to his best-selling book, "The Art of the Deal," as proof of his persuasive powers. But his deal-making abilities are being put to the ultimate test....
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The Latest: Williams only Zags player finding stroke early

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:42pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):...
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Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America....
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Intel chairman hates spotlight_ but the spotlight found him

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For a man who doesn't like the spotlight, the chairman of the House intelligence committee has secured himself a place in it....
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Police: Random racist violence ends in death of black man

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:35pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- One was a neighborly black man who lived in a rooming house in New York's Garment District, liked to collect autographs outside Broadway's theaters, struck up a Twitter friendship with a Hollywood actress and took photos of himself with Oprah and Beyonce....
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Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats vowed Thursday to impede Judge Neil Gorsuch's path to the Supreme Court, setting up a political showdown with implications for future openings on the high court....
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AP Exclusive: US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires....
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Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:34pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation's nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M....
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Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:34pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old hacker who they said was the main suspect in a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, appearing to crack a case that has sent a chill through the American Jewish community....
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Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:34pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation's nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M....
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AP sources: US to recommend approval of Keystone XL pipeline

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it....
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Utah governor says he will approve strictest DUI limit in US

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:31am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism....
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The Latest: Car used in attack was rented in Birmingham

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:30am
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local):...
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Car tries to ram Antwerp shopping area; security tightened

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:30am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way....
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Border Patrol union takes center stage under Trump

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:30am
SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Once a week, union leaders representing U.S. Border Patrol agents host a radio show from a sleepy office park near San Diego, where studio walls are covered with an 8-by-12-foot American flag and portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence....
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Kristi Yamaguchi tweets 'break a leg' to Nancy Kerrigan

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:28am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention....
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Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 7:28am
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun" and which they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel....
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Israel police arrest suspect in threats on US Jewish targets

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:26am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S....
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Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:23am
LONDON (AP) -- Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city....
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