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Walgreens, Rite Aid revise store purchase deal... Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.

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Man fatally shot during attempted robbery in Omaha OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man is dead after he was shot during an attempted robbery in Omaha.

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UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since... UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the world's leaders Tuesday that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings."

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The Latest: Ex-tennis star testifies against... NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a disciplinary trial for a New York City police officer (all times local):

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Football players accused in 2016 hazing face... WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Five members of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago face felony charges in the hazing of another team member who alleges they duct-taped his hands and feet and attempted to sodomize him with an…

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Norway's massive wealth fund hits $1 trillion... HELSINKI (AP) — Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest of its kind, has hit a milestone value of $1 trillion, beating all expectations since its creation over 20 years ago.

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Body not found for 8 months in Missouri airport... KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The body of a man who police believed killed himself sat in his pickup truck in a Kansas City International Airport parking lot for eight months before being discovered and his family wants to know…

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Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map.

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At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of... UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.

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The Latest: Trump concludes combative UN address NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local):

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Senate panel backs Trump's pick for US envoy to... WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Ex-boxer David Bey killed in construction accident CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former heavyweight boxing champ who was defeated by Larry Holmes has died in a construction accident in New Jersey.

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The Latest: McConnell praises new effort to... WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local):

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The Latest: Worry grips families of Dominica... MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local):

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At least 65 skulls found so far at a mass grave... SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The remains of at least 65 victims have been retrieved from a mass grave recently found in central Bosnia, forensic experts said Tuesday about the site of one of the most gruesome crimes of Bosnia's 1992-95…

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Court reinstates lawsuit over debunked Rolling... NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal appeals court has reinstated a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the magazine's debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape.

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GOP panel divided on red ink for tax cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican on the Senate Budget Committee says that tax cut advocates on the panel are pressing for cuts that could add $1.5 trillion or more to the deficit over the coming decade.

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Flooding from Hurricane Jose closes part of... RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Coastal flooding from Hurricane Jose has prompted North Carolina to close parts of the main highway on the Outer Banks.

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Navy chief: budget cuts strain force amid ship... WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy's top officer says that although commanders are ultimately responsible for problems leading to two recent fatal ship collisions — the spike in naval operations combined with budget shortfalls and uncertainty strained his force and made…

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Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in... LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn't cause any major damage.

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Small earthquake reported in Illinois, felt in... ALBION, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake in southeastern Illinois was felt across parts of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

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Man whose car struck teen outside school is... ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A man whose car hit a teen as she crossed a street in front of her Pennsylvania high school has been charged with vehicular assault and other crimes because prosecutors say he was speeding.

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The Latest: Brazil leader says UN needed now... UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):

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Trump, Pence to campaign for Strange before GOP... WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in the final days before the hotly contested Republican runoff between Strange and Roy Moore, the state's former chief justice.

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US stocks edge higher in early trading; oil... U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Tuesday, extending the market's gains from a day earlier. Banks and technology companies were among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks also rose. Health care and consumer-focused stocks lagged the most.

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Ex-teacher charged with stealing $88K from... WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's former teacher of the year has been charged with stealing more than $88,000 in Parent Teacher Organization funds.

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Review: Glitzy iPhone X aside, the iPhone 8 is... WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget.

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Police to discuss arrest of man questioned... BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Baton Rouge Police Department has scheduled a news conference to discuss the arrest of a 23-year-old white man whom police have called a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men.

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O'Reilly says his ouster was hit job and... NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly is characterizing his firing from Fox News Channel as a "political hit job" and says the network made a business decision to get rid of him.

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Trump lawyer: Moscow Trump Tower 'solely a real... WASHINGTON (AP) — An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more," the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump told congressional staff on Tuesday.

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Post Holdings buying Bob Evans Farms in $1.53B... ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bob Evans Farms is being sold to Post in a deal worth about $1.53 billion, giving the cereal maker a stronger presence in the grocery store through Bob Evans' valuable refrigerated sides business.

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Trump lawyer tells Senate panel that proposal... WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump lawyer tells Senate panel that proposal for Trump Tower in Moscow was 'solely a real estate deal and nothing more'

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Words With Friends adds 50,000 pop culture words NEW YORK (AP) — Tell your bae or your bestie: The mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words as part of its largest dictionary update in the game's eight-year history.

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US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight... WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building.

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Navy removes workers who called babies 'mini... JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Navy hospital in Florida has removed some employees from patient care after Snapchat photos showed a nurse giving the middle finger to a newborn with a caption that said, "How I currently feel about these…

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Police: Motorcycle gang member had homemade... HOWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a known member of the Pagan's Outlaw Motorcycle Gang had a homemade flamethrower in his New Jersey home.

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Pennsylvania woman found in Washington after TV... READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman sought in an interstate custody case has been arrested in Washington state a day after a TV show about the case aired.

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Senate leader praises revived GOP health law... WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that's given new life to a drive that seemed…

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Veteran who fought library attacker among 18... PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for…

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Man charged in road-rage killing of child found... LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man charged with first-degree murder in the road-rage killing of a 3-year-old boy has been found mentally competent.

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Stanislav Petrov, who averted nuclear war, dies... MOSCOW (AP) — Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "the man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war over a false missile warning at the height of the Cold…

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The Latest: UN head says nuclear threat at high... UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):

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Jedidiah Bila departs ABC's 'The View;' no... NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative commentator Jedediah Bila has announced her departure from ABC's "The View."

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Teen slain, 2 others hurt in drive-by shooting... CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a teenage boy was slain and two other teens wounded when someone opened fire on them as they walked near an eastern Pennsylvania school.

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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps... NEW YORK (AP) — Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open…

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Owner settles lawsuit over deadly Ohio house... AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The owner of an Ohio home where a fire killed two adults and two girls is settling a lawsuit claiming she's liable because the rental property lacked smoke detectors.

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Police station has been shot at dozens of times... SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A police station in Syracuse has been hit by gunfire more than three dozen times since opening in June, but officials say no one has been injured.

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Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov,... MOSCOW (AP) — The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth…

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Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces... ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by…

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US current account deficit hits $123.1 billion WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies.

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University leader forced out for Irma... ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — While students at the University of South Florida's St. Petersburg campus hunkered down in preparation for a hit from Hurricane Irma, their leader fled to Atlanta.

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US housing starts fell 0.8 percent in August,... WASHINGTON (AP) — US housing starts fell 0.8 percent in August, second straight monthly decline.

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US current account trade deficit rises to... WASHINGTON (AP) — US current account trade deficit rises to $123.1 billion in spring, largest gap since 2008.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike warns of 80-mile detour... NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend.

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In ceremonial budget speech, Dutch king sees... THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch economy is forecast to grow by a robust 3.3 percent this year and 2.5 percent in 2018, the Dutch king said Tuesday in a speech - written by the government - to open…

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Pitt's Cathedral of Learning reopens after... PITTSBURGH (AP) — The 42-story Cathedral of Learning has reopened on the University of Pittsburgh campus after a sprinkler problem flooded the building.

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The Latest: Georgia Tech officer released from... ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Georgia Tech student by campus police and ensuing violence (all times local):

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More St. Louis protests expected Tuesday after... ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those arrested during demonstrations that turned ugly over the weekend, but there was no…

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The Latest: St. Louis protesters question... ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local):

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Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at... MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month.

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4 from New Hampshire die in wreck in North... MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Four New Hampshire residents have died in a wreck in North Carolina.

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No swimming: Florida Keys water under... KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Florida Keys residents have yet another concern as they rebuild after Hurricane Irma: dirty water.

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German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23... BRUSSELS (AP) — An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday.

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Portuguese regulator rejects Altice's bid for... LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's telecom regulator has blocked an attempt by international operator Altice to buy control of local company Media Capital, saying it could create "significant obstacles" to competition.

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Global shares drift as investors pause ahead of... LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday as investors paused for breath, a day after U.S. stock markets struck a record high and geared up for the latest interest rate decision from the U.S. Federal…

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Palestinian activist to be deported to Jordan... CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem will be deported to Jordan on Tuesday, her spokesman said.

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University student accused of making bomb... DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida university student is accused of making threats on Snapchat to "bomb" or "gas" the campus.

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Judge weighs suit filed by former Subway... LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's ex-wife alleging that the company knew of Fogle's sexual interest in children but continued promoting him as its…

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Rhode Island to pay immigrants' DACA renewal costs PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says more than $170,000 has been secured to cover the renewal fees for local recipients of a program that shields immigrants brought to the country illegally when they were children from…

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Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more... JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more jail time.

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Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St.... ST. LOUIS (AP) — When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded.

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Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends... NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited…

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Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect... THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the United States in a $4 billion bitcoin fraud case, says Russia wants to extradite him as well.

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Forgotten people stranded for years by South... RENK, South Sudan (AP) — "They told us we'd only be here for six days, and that was six years ago," Ramadan Wani says.

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Post-vigil protest for slain Georgia Tech... ATLANTA (AP) — Three people were arrested during a protest that followed a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said.

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EU Chamber warns China: Open economy faster or... BEIJING (AP) — A business group urged China on Tuesday to carry out promises to open its economy and warned that inaction might fuel a backlash against free trade amid mounting U.S. and European criticism.

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NY attorney general presses TransUnion,... ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing two credit monitoring companies to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of…

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Hurricane Maria regains extreme dangerous... MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Maria regains extreme dangerous Category 5 storm strength, after brief drop in intensity.

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4 US monuments to be scaled back hold... SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for endangered fish and threatened Mojave desert tortoises.

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Japan deploys missile interceptor near NKorea... TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday moved a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes.

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Florida city settles Zombicon shooting death... FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit for a mass-shooting at a Zombie-themed festival.

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For a new Key West resident, Irma was her... KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West.

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Film academy president welcomes new members at... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jeanne Tripplehorn has been a professional actress for more than 25 years. But as a new member of the film academy, she's almost as giddy as her first day on set.

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AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site... PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press…

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3 soldier remain hospitalized after Fort Bragg... FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Three soldiers remain hospitalized after last week's deadly training accident at Fort Bragg.

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Police arrest Pakistani jihadi suspect in Spain MADRID (AP) — Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Pakistani man suspected of promoting terrorism and spreading Islamic jihadi propaganda on social media networks.

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Tanker being used in Greece oil spill cleanup... ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A tanker being used to pump oil from a sunken ship that is polluting the coastline around Greece's main port of Piraeus is to be replaced because its certificate of seaworthiness is expiring, Greek authorities said…

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Military budget would swell under Senate bill WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defense policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars…

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Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.

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America 2nd: Traditions mean Trump must wait... WASHINGTON (AP) — America second.

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Haitians blocked at US border find 'Mexican dream' TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the U.S. to pay up to $950 to have their prized possessions steamed and…

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability' NEW YORK (AP) — The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.

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Forecasters say Hurricane Maria weakens... MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Maria weakens slightly, down to Category 4 storm but still extremely dangerous.

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Pierogis made for Broadway find new home in... NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the now-closed Broadway musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" are keeping enthusiasm in the show going by opening a place to serve pierogis like the ones made for show attendees.

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Toys R Us files for voluntary Chapter 11... RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Toys R Us files for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, to continue normal business operations.

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Defending Myanmar, Suu Kyi says most Rohingya... NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny.

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The Latest: Envoy says China understands... NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh (all times local):

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New misconduct allegations hang over UN meeting... UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said sexual abuse is a problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations, pledging Monday to root out the problem "once and for all."

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Judge: Ex-NFL players may be targets for... PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she's concerned they're being targeted by claims service providers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money.

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