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Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead

AP Top Stories - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:53am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips - and then he didn't....
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Watchdog report examines FBI's use of Patriot Act authority

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI has broadened the scope of records it seeks under a section of the Patriot Act that permits agents to gather wide-ranging materials during national security investigations, and also took too long to create procedures for the handling of certain nonpublic information it collects, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday as Congress weighs the future of government surveillance authority....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 9:09pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 8:29pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."...
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Jeb Bush shifts style, critiques brother's budget management

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 8:27pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Only a few days after saying he wouldn't "go out of my way" to point out what he saw as mistakes made by his brother, Jeb Bush did just that Thursday, criticizing former President George W. Bush's record on the federal budget....
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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
DENVER (AP) -- Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to testing requirements....
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Former Boko Haram captives still held _ by Nigerian military

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:01pm
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session....
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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:35pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as a national movement."...
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Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:38pm
KITTEH, Jordan (AP) -- Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky - even though they spend 48 hours a week bent over sewing machines for minimum wage....
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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:50pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported....
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Hawaii's Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:46pm
HONOLULU (AP) -- As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay's powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water....
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Panel OKs parole for transgender inmate seeking sex change

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:44pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A California panel recommended parole for a transgender inmate on Thursday, a decision that could keep her from receiving the prison-funded sex reassignment surgery she says is necessary for her emotional health....
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2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform....
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Lonely man finds a home in Islam, and then in Islamic State

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:02pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Before he left New Zealand, Mark Taylor spoke with a local television network. "I've been lonely all my life," he said. "Been rejected by people. Used by people. Abused by people."...
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Judge dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:13pm
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) -- A judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator last year....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:12pm
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
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AP PHOTOS: Heritage sites under Islamic State control

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:25am
When Islamic State fighters routed Syrian government forces and took control of the ruins of Palmyra Thursday morning, the ancient city became the latest archaeological site to fall into the hands of the militant group....
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Legion of foreign fighters battles for Islamic State

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:25am
PANKISI GORGE, Georgia (AP) -- One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war....
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Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:22am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse - with national pride and billions of dollars at stake....
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Lumber Liquidators CEO quits, catching company off guard

AP Top Stories - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:21am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China....
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