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Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain dies at 90

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:08pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Marian Cleeves Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment, has died....
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Senior officer on damaged ship to be relieved of command

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:07pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The captain of a Navy warship that lost seven sailors in a collision with a commercial container ship in June will be relieved of command and nearly a dozen others face punishment, the Navy's second-ranking admiral said Thursday....
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US helping clear 'historic' amount of explosives in Mosul

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:06pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The wires protruding from the small, misshapen stuffed animal revealed the deadly booby-trap tucked inside....
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Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:06pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. military action against North Korea after President Donald Trump's top strategist essentially called the commander-in-chief's warnings a bluff....
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Haunted by legacy, Red Sox owner wants to rename Yawkey Way

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:06pm
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance....
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Tense days for business owners without legal status in US

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:06pm
MIAMI (AP) -- Maribel Resendiz and her husband came to the U.S. from Mexico, sold cool drinks to workers in the tomato fields of South Florida and eventually opened a bustling shop in a strip mall offering fruit smoothies and tacos. Now she is preparing for the possibility she'll have to leave it all behind....
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Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. military action against North Korea after President Donald Trump's top strategist essentially called the commander-in-chief's warnings a bluff....
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Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:05pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence....
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Why hate came to the progressive island of Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:05pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The white nationalists behind last weekend's violent rally found an appealing target in the historic town where Thomas Jefferson founded a university and an outspoken, progressive mayor declared his city the "capital of the resistance" to President Donald Trump....
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US Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:05pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ivanka Trump's rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming "both sides" in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him grew....
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In letter to staff, DeVos condemns Charlottesville violence

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After criticism over her muted response to the violence in Charlottesville, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has written a letter to her staff condemning the "tragic and unthinkable" events and blasting "neo-Nazis and other racist bigots."...
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Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:04pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence....
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A grim subway reality: Corpses sometimes kept in break rooms

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:04pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a largely overlooked but gory reality of the New York City subway system: When someone takes their life by jumping in front of a train, police need to find a place to put the mutilated body until a medical examiner truck arrives....
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Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D-printed satellite

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:04pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking cosmonauts set free the world's first satellite made almost entirely with a 3-D printer on Thursday....
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Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:03am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Taking down statues of Confederate figures is "just like" removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in Charlottesville over the weekend were "equally as bad" and "disgusting."...
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Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:03am
NEW YORK (AP) -- It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence....
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Dog tags, possible remains of WWII soldier found on island

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:03am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York military aviation researcher got more than she bargained for on a dream trip to a battle-scarred South Pacific island - the chance to help solve the mystery of an American soldier listed as missing in action from World War II....
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HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:03am
NEW YORK (AP) -- HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company....
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The Latest: White House reacts to Steve Bannon comments

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:02am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) -- The Latest on White House strategist Steve Bannon (all times local):...
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Van plows into crowd in Barcelona, causes panic, injuries

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:02am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A white van jumped the sidewalk in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district on Thursday, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said....
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