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For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge
For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge

By: 0 Fri, Feb 24, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge....

Outside US, trans kids' toilets often not a federal issue
Outside US, trans kids' toilets often not a federal issue

By: 0 Fri, Feb 24, 2017

DUBLIN (AP) — Coming out as a transgender boy brought untold relief to Irish student Lucas Cross. After years of holding it in, he could finally start...

Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade
Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade

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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food...

The Latest: Tribes want judge to stop river pipeline work
The Latest: Tribes want judge to stop river pipeline work

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CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local): 7:30 a.m. The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe has joined the...

Germany: Merkel's party slips behind center-left SPD in poll
Germany: Merkel's party slips behind center-left SPD in poll

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Social Democrats nudged past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc for the first time in more than a decade according to...

Budapest assembly to vote Wednesday on revoking Olympic bid
Budapest assembly to vote Wednesday on revoking Olympic bid

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The mayor of Budapest says the city assembly will vote Wednesday on a motion to withdraw the city's bid to host the 2024...

J.C. Penney to close 13 to 14 percent of stores

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NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next...

Russian UN ambassador Churkin honored, buried in Moscow
Russian UN ambassador Churkin honored, buried in Moscow

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MOSCOW (AP) — Diplomats, colleagues and relatives said their final farewells Friday to Vitaly Churkin, Russia's long-time ambassador to the United...

Ellen, Wal-Mart give scholarships to school's senior class
Ellen, Wal-Mart give scholarships to school's senior class

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres has handed out college scholarships to the entire senior class of a New York City charter school. DeGeneres...

China, France overtake US as top German trade partners
China, France overtake US as top German trade partners

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BERLIN (AP) — New statistics show that China and France have overtaken the U.S. as Germany's largest trading partners. Germany's Federal Statistical...

Germany slams Russian plan to attack Reichstag replica

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BERLIN (AP) — German officials are criticizing plans by the Russian military to build a replica of Berlin's Parliament building as a target for Russian...

The Latest: Syrian ambassador considers 'paper' amid talks
The Latest: Syrian ambassador considers 'paper' amid talks

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BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian conflict (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Syria's ambassador to the United Nations says his...

Swedish politician: officials should have sex in lunchbreak

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily...

Iraq strikes IS in Syria as Iraqi forces enter western Mosul
Iraq strikes IS in Syria as Iraqi forces enter western Mosul

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's air force struck Islamic State targets inside Syria for the first time on Friday as Iraqi troops on the ground pushed into...

The Latest: Airport in Malaysia attack safe, operator says
The Latest: Airport in Malaysia attack safe, operator says

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim...

3 people critically injured in Oklahoma gas well explosion

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WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say four people were injured when a private natural gas well exploded in eastern Oklahoma. Wagoner County Emergency...

Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 62
Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 62

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BEIRUT (AP) — Two attacks near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed at...

Democratic senators criticize Trump on Chinese trademarks

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SHANGHAI (AP) — Accepting a valuable trademark from the Chinese government without asking Congress first is unconstitutional, a group of 13 prominent...

Crews battling wildfires in Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma

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AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Crews are working to contain a wildfire that's burning in a rural area of the Texas Panhandle while firefighters in Oklahoma...

The Latest: Iraqi air force strikes IS targets inside Syria
The Latest: Iraqi air force strikes IS targets inside Syria

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BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the Iraqi forces' battle to take the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State militants (all times local): 3:35 p.m....

Global stocks fall amid Trump trade policy concerns
Global stocks fall amid Trump trade policy concerns

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TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks fell Friday amid worries about the potential impact of U.S. trade policies and as investors became more cautious about the...

Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremists
Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremists

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KELIBIA, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's unhappy distinction as one of the world's primary jihadi exporters is coming home to haunt the country, where young...

Wang, Liu win ice dancing gold medal at Asian Winter Games

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SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Skating to "New York, New York," Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu held onto their lead from the short dance to win the gold medal in ice...

J.C. Penney beats 4Q profit forecasts

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PLANO, Texas (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. on Friday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $192 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a...

Japanese cult also used VX; survivor recounts how it felt
Japanese cult also used VX; survivor recounts how it felt

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TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese religious cult that carried out a deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways in 1995 also experimented with the VX nerve agent...