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No butts about it: tiger and goat cohabitate MOSCOW (AP) — A neglectful mother whose partner's unusual lifestyle became a sensation has taken over her mate's home with an odd companion of her own.

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Fire in south Croatia triggers explosions of... ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Emergency officials say a forest fire that has spread to southern Croatia from neighboring Montenegro has triggered 34 explosions, probably from mines left over from the region's war in the 1990s.

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BBC women want wide gender pay gap fixed now,... LONDON (AP) — Some of the BBC's most prominent female journalists and TV presenters are banding together to demand that the broadcaster fix its wide gender pay gap immediately rather than in several years as management has proposed.

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The Latest: Abbas affirms freezing security... JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local):

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Police: 8 dead in truck, 20 dire in immigrant... SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio overnight found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, in what police are calling a horrific case…

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Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment... JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new book by a former South African military doctor that documents Nelson Mandela's medical treatments before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality, according to some relatives of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel laureate.

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Mexico judge orders corruption trial for... MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors say an ex-governor accused of corruption and other crimes has been ordered to stand trial.

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Uber's airport service in Madrid under attack... MADRID (AP) — The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws.

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Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with... RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Turkey's president waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations on Sunday, traveling to Saudi Arabia at the start of a three-country Gulf tour aimed at helping break the impasse.

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The Latest: Taliban stalk hospital killing... KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

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Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda, 93,... JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambian media say 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and its former longtime president, has left a hospital after several days of treatment.

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Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak... MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, a prominent figure in the controversy over Russia's possible involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has ended his assignment in Washington.

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The Latest: Truck survivors suffer heat stroke,... SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on several people found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in Texas (all times local):

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Spanish minister revises 2017 growth forecast... MADRID (AP) — Spain's economic minister says the economy is doing better than the government expected as it continues to rebound strongly from recession.

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Baby Charlie protesters to rally as hospital... LONDON (AP) — Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental medical treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil Sunday, while hospital officials say emotions are running so high in the heart-breaking case they…

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5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3... WASHINGTON (AP) — There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert…

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Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of... LAS VEGAS (AP) — A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year's World Series of Poker champion.

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AP Interview: Ex-Gaza chief says Hamas deal... RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An exiled Palestinian politician who quietly negotiated a power-sharing deal for Gaza with former arch foe Hamas discussed the details for the first time in an interview, saying he expects it to lead to a…

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Israel installs new security cameras at... JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel installed new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering "alternatives" to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of…

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German justice minister open for EU sanctions... BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister is welcoming possible European Union sanctions against Poland because of that country's controversial judicial reforms.

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Erdogan says Muslims won't remain silent on... ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has condemned Israeli security precautions at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site saying the Islamic world would not remain silent.

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12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night... BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Officials say 12 U.S. paratroopers have been hospitalized after they sustained minor injuries during a nighttime parachute jump in Romania.

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Pope calls for "moderation" after Jerusalem... VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appealed for moderation after recent killings at a Jerusalem holy site.

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Divided UK, inconclusive election could put... LONDON (AP) — Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare.

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The Latest: Trump lawyer says there's no pardon... WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his tweet barrage (all times local):

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The Latest: Pennsylvania man OK with 2nd at... LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event in Las Vegas (all times local):

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Princes William, Harry remember their final... LONDON (AP) — It was a typical phone call between two boys and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief — the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on…

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Father of Colorado boy, 13, arrested for boy's... DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man was arrested Saturday in connection with the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son, police said.

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Scott Blumstein, of Brigantine, New Jersey,... LAS VEGAS (AP) — Scott Blumstein, of Brigantine, New Jersey, becomes 2017 World Series of Poker champion, wins more than $8.1 million.

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The Latest: Trump calls aircraft carrier a... NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Virginia to commission an aircraft carrier (all times local):

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Old Shuford Mills fire will smolder for a week;... GRANITE FALLS — “About seven o’clock we were (cooking) supper for our kids, and my brother-in-law came over, because he saw the smoke,” Meredith Bentley, neighboring resident to the old Shuford Mill, which caught fire Friday evening.

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Opinion: Small-town papers have a crucial job.... HILLSBORO, Ohio – I don't read many of the online comments following my op-eds because I'm an old-fashioned journalist who prefers signed letters to the editor, or even phone calls or emails. But friends and family told me that my…

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Opinion: Politics and religion always mix RALEIGH — William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar Heel State, is a minister. He serves as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro.

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Fight against the opioid crisis on home front... HICKORY — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has tracked data regarding opioid abuse from 1999-2016.

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Maiden’s Jaiden Kiser goes overseas with USA... HICKORY – Some may call it the trip of a lifetime. But Jaiden Kiser hopes it is just the start of greater things to come.

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Pets of the Week: July 23 Help give an animal in the area a new outlook on life.

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Police charge SUV driver with DWI after his... CONNELLY SPRINGS — A 13-year-old boy was killed and another boy is in critical condition after they were struck by a vehicle while riding a four-wheeler in Connelly Springs.

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State law makes changes to Lincolnton airport... LINCOLNTON – A recently passed state law mandating changes to the make-up to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport Authority is part of the expansion of the airport, local officials say.

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Column: ‘A force of nature’ When Senior Games competitor Joan Whitener Andrews fell and broke her neck Feb. 13, a couple of Charlotte surgeons concluded before meeting the 97-year-old that they would not consider operating on a person her age.

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Southwest, Longview Elementary schools... HICKORY – The Hickory Public Schools’ consolidation plans for Southwest Elementary and Longview Elementary are well underway this summer.

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Donate trash bags, qualify for drawing HICKORY — Humane Society of Catawba County shelters use more than 360 tall, kitchen-sized (13-gallon) trash bags each month.

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There is methodology behind creating a buzz HICKORY — This week, I had the privilege of learning and growing alongside of approximately 1,200 of my peers from across North America at the Association for Chamber of Commerce Executives annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. I heard from futurists,…

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CATAWBA COUNTY RESTAURANT INSPECTION SCORES... The Highest:

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Bethlehem Lions Club installs officers North Carolina Lions District Gov. George Culp was introduced at the July 13 meeting of the Bethlehem Lions Club by Zone Chairman Jamie Chandler.

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Members of CCC&TI board SUBMITTED PHOTO The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Board of Trustees recently added one new member, and three more were re-appointed. Shown being sworn in, from left, are new CCC&TI Student Government Association president Sarah Estes; mortgage lender Tom…

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Paul Harris Fellows named SUBMITTED PHOTO The Hickory Sunrise Rotary Club recently recognized six members by designating them Paul Harris Fellows. The designation is one of the highest awards presented by Rotary International. The members were recognized for the dedication to the ideals of…

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2017 Charity Chase sets new record The 2017 Charity Chase Half Marathon, run on June 4, set a new record for money raised for local charities with more than $30,000 being distributed.

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Coast Guard: Missile test could be conducted... KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. will conduct as soon as next weekend another test of a missile defense system meant to counter threats from North Korea.

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Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia... WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

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Congregation works to save century-old chapel EDENTON, N.C. (AP) — A black congregation and leaders of one of North Carolina's oldest towns are teaming up to save a hurricane-damaged chapel built more than a century ago.

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'Westworld' cast talks existentialism, robots... SAN DIEGO (AP) — Actress Evan Rachel Wood says working on "Westworld" changed her life.

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Father of Colorado boy, 13, arrested for boy's... DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man was arrested Saturday in connection with the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son, police said.

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Princes William, Harry remember their final... LONDON (AP) — It was a typical phone call between two boys playing and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief — the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time…

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Major California wildfire slows as residents... LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Valdez was back at work Saturday at a hardware store, days after his home and those of his neighbors were incinerated in a gigantic wildfire that swept through a rural area of California near Yosemite…

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Creators, cast of 'Stranger Things' debut... SAN DIEGO (AP) — The creators of "Stranger Things" premiered a trailer for the show's second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn't seen it.

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Next Minneapolis police chief has deep... People who have worked closely with the man tapped to lead Minneapolis' embattled police department say he has qualities that will fit well with the role: He's friendly, forthright, has deep city roots and is African-American, which could help improve…

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Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the... NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to…

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Kyle Busch's closing qualifying flurry lands... INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Less than an hour after watching one winning streak end Saturday, Kyle Busch started working on another.

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Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite... CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela's Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon — a disappointing turnout for opponents of President Nicolas Maduro eight days before he…

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The Latest: New judge in court clash detained... CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on protests in Venezuela against President Nicolas Maduro's bid to rewrite the constitution (all times local):

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Chicago festival to mark Pokemon Go anniversary... CHICAGO (AP) — A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on.

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Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power'... WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. It was one of many topics that appeared to occupy…

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Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside... TOKYO (AP) — Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

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The Latest: Peace 'Quartet' urges restraint in... JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local):

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Northbound Golden Gate Bridge lanes to close... SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the first time, northbound lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed during the San Francisco Marathon because of terrorism concerns.

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Charlize Theron on equal pay, female action... SAN DIEGO (AP) — Charlize Theron has a message to audiences: See female-driven movies, and studios will make more.

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Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island... KOS, Greece (AP) — Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in…

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More than 90 hospitalized during Chance the... HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert Friday night featuring Chance the Rapper in Connecticut, authorities said.

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Step by halting step, Nieto walks down aisle... EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Step by halting step, former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto made good on his vow to walk wife Shevon down the aisle after their wedding and out the door to a waiting limousine.

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3 years after police chokehold death, US probe... NEW YORK (AP) — When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner's family, it stoked speculation that their investigation into his death was finally nearing a resolution three years after his last words — "I can't breathe"…

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Inmate caught after kicking out window of... ALBERMARLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia have recaptured an inmate the day after he escaped by kicking out the window of a moving patrol car.

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Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's performance in the White House will make it harder for Republicans — and billionaires — in the coming elections, two of his most prominent critics said Saturday.

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Ben Affleck to fans: I'm still Batman, despite... SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities.

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Protests across Poland over law to control... WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Outrage over plans by Poland's governing party to put the judicial system under its political control sparked another day of nationwide protests Saturday, with some people gathering outside the home of ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski…

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NTSB assessing whether to probe NYC seaplane... NEW YORK (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says it's determining whether to investigate a seaplane mishap on New York's East River.

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Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient... WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn't…

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Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies... NEW YORK (AP) — Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the "Home Alone" series and a corrupt detective in "The Sopranos," has died. He was 71.

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The Latest: Mayor says chief nominee is... MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Minneapolis' police chief amid the investigation into the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by an officer (all times local):

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Appeals court limits Florida law against secret... MIAMI (AP) — A man who secretly recorded a meeting with a Florida police chief is celebrating victory in a federal case with free-speech and privacy implications.

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Newly discovered Nevada toad species already... LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's new toad species is already on the brink of extinction.

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US fines American, Frontier and Delta over... Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to resolve government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers.

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The Latest: Devastating California wildfire is... FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Central California wildfire that destroyed 60 homes (all times local):

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Civil rights icon leads march through... SAN DIEGO (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday.

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Spielberg debuts action-packed 'Ready Player... SAN DIEGO (AP) — When Steven Spielberg first read the book "Ready Player One," which is about a dystopian future where humans take refuge in a virtual reality world, he had one thought: "They're going to need a younger director."

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Massachusetts boy, 5, who received new heart, dies BOSTON (AP) — A 5-year-old boy whose reaction to learning he'd be receiving a new heart captivated people on social media earlier this year died Friday evening in Massachusetts, his family said.

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Virginia governor's debate revolves around... HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor argued Saturday over the typical debate fare — guns, abortion, health care — as well as the best approach to dealing with President…

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Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal... NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled.

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Dad of teen who vanished on fishing trip denies... WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The father of a teenager who disappeared with his friend while boating in the Atlantic Ocean says he should not be held negligent for their presumed deaths.

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NAACP to embark on listening tour to plan its... BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP announced a new interim leader on Saturday, along with a nationwide listening tour that will allow it to talk to local members and figure out what the future of the nation's oldest civil rights organization…

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Tehran seeks release of detained Iranian... TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has demanded that the United States release all detained Iranian citizens, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

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Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly... PHOENIX (AP) — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.

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Israeli troops placed on high alert after... JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes…

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Optimism survives on 25th anniversary of Seeds... OTISFIELD, Maine (AP) — Middle East peace is no closer today than it was a quarter century ago when Seeds of Peace brought the first Israeli and Palestinian teens together in the woods of Maine. But the latest group to…

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The Latest: Anti-govt protesters march in... WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's move to give politicians influence over Supreme Court (all times local):

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Vet groups urge House to reject plan to fix... WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight major veterans' organizations on Saturday urged Congress to provide emergency money to the Department of Veterans Affairs without cutting other VA programs as the House moved quickly to address a budget shortfall that threatened medical care…

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7 students face hearings in Merchant Marine... CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Seven suspended men's soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing, according to a federal lawyer.

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Mother sentenced to life terms for killing twin... PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman with mental problems has been sentenced to two life terms plus 20 years in the 2015 drowning deaths of her 2-year-old twins and the attempting killing of a 3-year-old son at their home.

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The Latest: 2 aftershocks hit damaged Greek... KOS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Greece and Turkey (all times local):

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$53M to go to US national park maintenance,... ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks.

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