AP Top Stories July 17

AP Top Stories July 17

Here's the latest for Wednesday July 17th: House votes to repudiate Trump; Republican Mark Sanford mulls presidential bid. Puerto Rico governor resists pressure to resign; Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens dies.
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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has died

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has died

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who had entered hospice care for incurable cancer has died.
DoggyCon: pop culture convention for furry friends

DoggyCon: pop culture convention for furry friends

Doggy Con drew hundreds of dog owners and spectators Saturday to an Atlanta park for their own small cosplay convention, dressing up like fictional characters from video games, movies and other corners of the pop culture universe.
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Funeral held for victims of Kabul wedding bombing

Funeral held for victims of Kabul wedding bombing

Relatives of those killed in the suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding on Saturday night began to bury the dead on Sunday. The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for blast that killed at least 63 people.
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At least 13 people arrested at Portland protest

At least 13 people arrested at Portland protest

More than a dozen people were arrested for things like disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a weapon in Portland, Oregon, during what the police chief described as a “long and arduous day” of competing protests.
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AP Top Stories August 17

AP Top Stories August 17

Here's the latest for Saturday, August 17th: Right-wing, counter-protesters in Portland; Riot police confront protesters in Hong Kong; Renamed Iran tanker preps for Gibraltar departure; Scientists simulate telescope's first days in orbit.
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Portland braced for rallies by opposing protesters

Portland braced for rallies by opposing protesters

Right-wing groups and counter-protesters gathered in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday and authorities set up concrete barriers and closed streets in an effort to contain the groups.
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Today in History for August 18th

Today in History for August 18th

Highlights of this day in history: Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born.
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Riot police confront protesters in Hong Kong

Riot police confront protesters in Hong Kong

Riot police confront protesters in Hong Kong
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Today in History for August 17th

Today in History for August 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Hurricane Camille hits Gulf Coast; President Clinton admits relationship with Monica Lewinsky; Gold found in Canada's Yukon; Robert Fulton's steamboat ride; Rudolf Hess dies; Actor Robert DeNiro born.
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Strangers mourn for El Paso shooting victim

Strangers mourn for El Paso shooting victim

When 63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month, Antonio Basco lost his entire world. So, he he invited the world to join him in remembering his companion of 22 years.
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Quakes rattle parts of Kansas

Quakes rattle parts of Kansas

A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles, breaking windows, and shaking items off store shelves
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Analysis: Mental illness, no link to gun violence

Analysis: Mental illness, no link to gun violence

President Donald Trump says that in the wake of two mass shootings this month that he wants to focus on mental illness to prevent mass gun violence, not gun control. Mental health expert says data does not support making a connection.
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O'Rourke visits towns targeted in ICE raids

O'Rourke visits towns targeted in ICE raids

Democrat Beto O'Rourke has become the first presidential candidate to visit Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken plants and arrested nearly 700 people.
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Portland closing downtown streets prior to marches

Portland closing downtown streets prior to marches

Portland, Oregon, city crews are installing barricades and closing downtown streets in preparation for a Saturday rally. The rally is organized by the Proud Boys, who have been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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Mocked Trump supporter laughs it off after rally

Mocked Trump supporter laughs it off after rally

An enthusiastic Trump supporter who was mistakenly mocked for his weight by the president during a rally in New Hampshire laughed it off late Thursday, telling a reporter, "Everything is good. I love the guy!"
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AP Top Stories August 16

AP Top Stories August 16

Here's the latest for Friday August 16th: Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank relatives; Earnhardt's plane bounced, went off runway; Photo of man sought in NYC subway scare released; Greenland says it's not for sale.
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Greenland to Trump: Thanks, but we're not for sale

Greenland to Trump: Thanks, but we're not for sale

Greenlanders are giving President Donald Trump the cold shoulder amid reports he had talked about buying the semiautonomous Danish island. A Trump ally says the president had discussed the purchase but was not serious about it.
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Loretta Devine speaks her mind on 'Family Reunion'

Loretta Devine speaks her mind on 'Family Reunion'

Loretta Devine, who stars in the new Netflix series "Family Reunion," recalls how being fired from "A Different World" changed her. She also says the idea of friendship is why "Waiting to Exhale" became a classic.
Calif. files lawsuit over Trump immigration rule

Calif. files lawsuit over Trump immigration rule

California and three other states on Friday filed the latest court challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers.
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Keegan-Michael Key works with 'hero' Eddie Murphy

Keegan-Michael Key works with 'hero' Eddie Murphy

Keegan-Michael Key says working with his 'hero' Eddie Murphy on their upcoming film "My Name is Dolemite" was "surreal."
NYPD look to question man in rice cooker scare

NYPD look to question man in rice cooker scare

Three abandoned rice cookers prompted an evacuation of a major lower Manhattan subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined they were not explosives.
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ShowBiz Minute: Madsen, R Kelly, Woodstock

ShowBiz Minute: Madsen, R Kelly, Woodstock

'Reservoir Dogs' Actor Michael Madsen pleads guilty to DUI; R. Kelly judge to proceed to trial despite new cases; Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to concert site.
Jim Carrey: Ariana Grande 'wonderful to be around'

Jim Carrey: Ariana Grande 'wonderful to be around'

Jim Carrey expresses his joy about working with singer Ariana Grande on the latest season of "Kidding."
AP source: Trump talked about buying Greenland

AP source: Trump talked about buying Greenland

President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S. A Trump ally told The Associated Press on Thursday that the president had discussed the purchase but was not serious about it.
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