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2 ex-Christie aides sentenced in bridge traffic revenge plot
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for creating a colossal traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for political revenge, a scandal that sank Christie's White House
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Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released from custody
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Texas trooper: 12 dead, 3 injured in church van-truck crash
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Twelve people were killed and three others were injured Wednesday when a van carrying 14 church members and a pickup truck collided on a two-lane Texas highway, authorities said.
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Jewelry heist suspect says he came to Las Vegas from Mexico
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are checking a 20-year-old man's claim that he was brought from Mexico City to Las Vegas under threat that his family would be harmed unless he took part in a weekend smash-and-grab burglary at a casino jewelry store, a
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Arkansas governor signs 'sex-selection' abortion ban bill
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed into law a measure that would impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl.
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Man accused of threatening Jewish centers appears in court
NEW YORK (AP) — A former journalist from St. Louis who was arrested on a cyberstalking charge related to threats against Jewish organizations made his first New York court appearance on Wednesday and was given legal representation.
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Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma
SPUR, Texas (AP) — A storm system blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward Wednesday, generating a tornado in Houston and threatening additional bad weather in the central United States.
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The Latest: Governor sends condolences after crash kills 12
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Texas crash of a church van and a pickup truck in which 12 people were killed and three injured (all times local):
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Louisville police officer dies after crash during chase
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville police officer died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a crash during a high-speed chase, city officials said.
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The Latest: Mexican man freed from detention
TACOMA. Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a Mexican man arrested in the Seattle area despite participating in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children (all times local):
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It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years
LONDON (AP) — Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism — or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K.
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Top EU Brexit official says Brexit would stun Churchill
BRUSSELS (AP) — The top Brexit official at the European Parliament thinks British political giants such as Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher would not look kindly on Prime Minister Theresa May turning over the hourglass on her country's
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Essay: Britain strikes historic blow to EU; will go it alone
LONDON (AP) — Britain will go it alone — turning its back on decades of integration to control its own borders and free itself from the European Union's spider web of rules and regulations.
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France retools anti-extremism efforts after public failures
LENS, France (AP) — France's efforts to combat homegrown terrorism are in turmoil: A group home intended to turn young people away from Islamic extremism sits empty. A move to segregate prison inmates suspected of jihadi sympathies has been
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IS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city
BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa live in terror, trapped as a massive human shield in the Islamic State's de facto capital ahead of the final battle with U.S.-backed opposition forces for the militant group's last major
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Iraqi officials: Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding 45, according to Iraqi officials.
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Arab leaders ready to work with Trump on Mideast peace deal
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Arab leaders on Wednesday relaunched a peace plan that offers Israel full ties in exchange for Palestinian statehood, signaling to President Donald Trump that they are ready to engage if he tries to broker a broader Mideast
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Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel's probe of Russian interference in last year's election. They made a point
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In Russia's once-quiet provinces, young people lead protest
TAMBOV, Russia (AP) — The city of Tambov in southern Russia is one of those sleepy, provincial centers that have in the past been the heartland of support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Not anymore.
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South Africa activist's funeral exposes divide over future
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The funeral of one of South Africa's leading anti-apartheid activists on Wednesday exposed the angry divide over the fate of a country he fought decades to see exist. President Jacob Zuma said he wouldn't attend after Ahmed
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