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Migrants take long, winding road to reach EU gateway Hungary

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:59am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- When Jean-Paul Apetey thinks of all he has endured, he finds it hard to believe he made it to Europe....
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Iraqi tribesmen fight their own after breaking with IS group

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:08am
MAKHMOUR, Iraq (AP) -- When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq last summer, the Sunni al-Lehib tribe welcomed them as revolutionaries fighting the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. But less than a year later, the tribe is bitterly split between those who joined the extremist group and those resisting its brutal rule....
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New Zealand prime minister apologizes for ponytail pulling

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:59am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has apologized to a cafe worker for repeatedly pulling her ponytail when he visited the cafe over several months, even after she'd told him to stop....
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For Clinton campaign, all in the family - not so much Bill

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's granddaughter, Charlotte, is a symbol of the future. Clinton's late parents offer lessons about hard work and resiliency. Her own daughter, Chelsea, gives voters a window into her mother's life long before she was one of the world's most famous women....
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Officer who shot Washington farmworker dragged him from fire

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:06am
SEATTLE (AP) -- One of the officers who killed an immigrant farmworker in Washington state in a shooting that helped fuel the nationwide debate over police use of force had dragged the man away from his burning rental home just weeks earlier....
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'Tiger Man' fights for return of seized animals to sanctuary

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:25am
STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) -- The maze of steel cages where bears and black leopards roamed for more than three decades are quiet now. The growls and roars of tigers and lions no longer echo across Kenny Hetrick's backyard and into his neighbor's windows....
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Afghan deportees from Iran return to a home they barely know

AP Top Stories - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:14am
ISLAM QALA, Afghanistan (AP) -- Tajigul Haidary had overstayed her residents' visa in Iran and was expecting just a hefty fine when she went to renew it, she said. Instead, she was arrested as an illegal immigrant, imprisoned, held in a transit center with hundreds of other Afghans and, early this week, deported at a dusty border point back to Afghanistan....
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Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:58pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests....
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Anger at acquittal of Chicago policeman in shooting of woman

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:49pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- A judge's surprise acquittal of an off-duty Chicago police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed woman called into question prosecutors' decision not to charge the man with murder, and set off protests for a second day Tuesday....
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Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings 'genocide'

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th anniversary of the killings this week. Officials decided against it after opposition from some at the State Department and the Pentagon....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 8:55pm
HOUSTON (AP) -- A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases....
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DEA chief to retire amid pressure over agents' sex scandal

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 6:53pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday that she plans to retire after three decades with the agency, an announcement that came amid mounting pressure for her resignation from members of Congress who questioned her handling of misconduct allegations against agents....
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Jeb Bush prepares to give traditional campaign a makeover

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:23pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares to turn some of a campaign's central functions over to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of money....
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Timeline of child-porn case that brought down US bishop

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:12pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Bishop Robert Finn, who led the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in Missouri for nearly 10 years, resigned Tuesday, almost three years after he was convicted of shielding an abusive priest....
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Flee or return: Ramadi residents face a tough choice

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:05pm
ON THE BZEBIZ BRIDGE, Iraq (AP) -- In the two weeks since militants from the Islamic State group overran central Ramadi, thousands of people have streamed out of the city, fleeing the brutal clashes between the extremists and Iraqi security forces....
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US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:04pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play in Japan with a shot at a million dollar contract, or give up family and life in the island on hopes of hitting the jackpot in the major leagues....
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For migrants used to danger, Islamic State poses new threat

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 3:31pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Tesfay Kidane's troubles began with a simple request: He wanted to go to his brother's wedding....
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Jeb Bush prepares to give traditional campaign a makeover

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:19pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares to turn some of a campaign's central functions over to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of money....
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Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

AP Top Stories - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:08pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman....
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