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Cardinal Egan, retired NY archbishop, dies at age 82

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 5:24pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died Thursday. He was 82....
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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:52pm
POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The family that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus won't say just what it was that made them finally decide to remove elephant acts from the "Greatest Show on Earth."...
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Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience....
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Coach's adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:15pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home....
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Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 2:56pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers - not the U.S. - are leading the charge....
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Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 2:54pm
BAGA SOLA, Chad (AP) -- Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. Her husband was nowhere to be found, and so she pulled her 4-year-old son onto her back and grabbed her two little girls by the hand....
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Chain of kidney transplants begins in San Francisco hospital

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 2:21pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The first of a series of interlinked kidney transplants involving six patients and six donors has started at a San Francisco hospital....
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Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 2:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:16pm
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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Justices: Same-day audio for April 28 gay marriage cases

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28 and make audio of the proceedings available later that day....
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Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:17am
KURAKHOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Tears welled up Vera Pavliy's eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money and no way to get home....
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Source: Obama counsel not aware of Clinton's email practice

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:01am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House counsel's office was not aware at the time Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state that she relied solely on personal email and only found out as part of the congressional investigation into the Benghazi attack, according to a person familiar with the matter....
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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote....
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Kerry seeks to ease Arab concerns of Iran deal

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:21am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and vowed that any agreement reached would not reduce America's commitment to combating Tehran's destabilizing actions in the Middle East and beyond....
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Coach's adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:13am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home....
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Art, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 9:19am
BANGKOK (AP) -- At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine - a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Dom Perignon....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 9:10am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Clinton urges State Dept. to release her emails

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 8:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate....
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WHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine in Guinea

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 7:40am
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the deadly virus....
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Temps drop at over 30 degrees ahead of next winter storm

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:31am
Much of the South was forecast to see temperatures drop 30 to 45 degrees in a 24-hour period thanks to yet another arctic cold front, according to the latest forecasts....
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