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Macy's parade rolls on with balloons, bands, security

2 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marched, rolled and soared in traditional style Thursday as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots....
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Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

5 hours 29 min ago
DALLAS (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report....
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Macy's parade begins with balloons, bands and security

5 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off Thursday with soaring balloons and high-stepping bands as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots....
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Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test

5 hours 29 min ago
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment. But Nicholson has Bannon's backing anyway, thanks to his loyalty to President Donald Trump....
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For Franken, a rising trajectory, and then the accusations

11 hours 29 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Virginia Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of what seemed an uncomfortably close gubernatorial election. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, "Ignore them."...
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Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

11 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.'s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores....
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Balloons, Broadway stars and security at Macy's parade

11 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as police go all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots....
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Papua New Guinea officials pressure refugees to leave camp

11 hours 29 min ago
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed....
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Raisman embraces role as 'Fierce' advocate for abuse victims

11 hours 29 min ago
The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell....
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Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

14 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.'s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores....
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Balloons, Broadway stars and security at Macy's parade

14 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as police go all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots....
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George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

14 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98....
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Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo

14 hours 29 min ago
DALLAS (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report....
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Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network

14 hours 29 min ago
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- In a tiny bathroom, Marilu Ramirez prepares for her segment in a production studio by brushing her long black hair and covering her lashes in another coat of mascara, small luxuries in a life no longer being spent behind bars....
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In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

Wed, 2017-11-22 22:43
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan....
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Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

Wed, 2017-11-22 19:43
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison....
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APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

Wed, 2017-11-22 19:43
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson, Missouri, has paid nearly a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they've gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor....
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Democrats face hot-potato politics of sexual predation, too

Wed, 2017-11-22 16:43
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats have been quick to support the "me too" chorus of women - and some men - who have stepped up to allege sexual misconduct and name names. But now "me too" stains the Democrats, too, putting them in an awkward place as they calibrate how forcefully to respond....
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Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

Wed, 2017-11-22 16:43
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison....
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Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe

Wed, 2017-11-22 16:43
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter - bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included....
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