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Things to know about Alabama's new US senator, Doug Jones

Tue, 2017-12-12 22:57
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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NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

Tue, 2017-12-12 22:57
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist at the network accused them of sexual misconduct in a lawsuit....
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Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

Tue, 2017-12-12 19:57
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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Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it's all about Trump

Tue, 2017-12-12 19:57
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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San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee leaves behind city in turmoil

Tue, 2017-12-12 19:57
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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Review: 'The Last Jedi' a welcome disturbance in the Force

Tue, 2017-12-12 19:57
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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The Latest: Prosecutor: Bomb suspect wanted maximum damage

Tue, 2017-12-12 16:57
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the blast in the New York City subway system (all times local):...
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NTSB cites weak safety culture by owner of sunken El Faro

Tue, 2017-12-12 16:57
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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Bahrain interfaith group pays unprecedented visit to Israel

Tue, 2017-12-12 16:57
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An interfaith group from the Gulf state of Bahrain is paying an unprecedented public visit to Israel this week, receiving a warm welcome but generating uproar across the Arab world....
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Dems say Trump's tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

Tue, 2017-12-12 13:57
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 crude insinuations....
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Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

Tue, 2017-12-12 13:57
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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A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids

Tue, 2017-12-12 13:57
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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Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin

Tue, 2017-12-12 13:57
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins....
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Stormtroopers and princes on London's 'Last Jedi' red carpet

Tue, 2017-12-12 13:57
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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Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:57
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday....
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Dems accuse Trump of unsavory insinuations about Gillibrand

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:57
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump laced into Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that she would come to his office "begging" for campaign contributions and "do anything" to get them. Democrats accused the president of making unsavory insinuations about the New York senator....
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Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:57
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met."...
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Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:57
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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NTSB starts final probe of the El Faro's sinking

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:57
Federal accident investigators on Tuesday began their final meeting to determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades, resulting in the deaths of 33 mariners....
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Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017: 'Feminism'

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:57
NEW YORK (AP) -- This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism."...
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