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Eatery owner fights Confederate flag with zoning complaint
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A restaurateur has filed a zoning complaint over a Confederate flag flying near his South Carolina eatery, amid an ongoing feud with the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court
A man charged with killing seven people over a 13-year period in South Carolina is heading to court.
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Woman suffers severe blood loss in razor factory accident
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A worker at a Schick razor factory in Connecticut has been hospitalized after her hand got caught in a machine.
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Fireworks ignite inside grocery store, prompting evacuation
ATLANTA (AP) — Shoppers at an Atlanta grocery store had to abandon their carts and leave the store after someone ignited a fireworks display inside, setting off the sprinkler system.
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Men charged with taking sea turtle eggs from Florida beach
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men who state investigators said were found with 500 sea turtle eggs have been arrested.
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Tribal Council removes Cherokee chief from office
CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — A tribal council has voted to remove its chief from office, only the second time that's happened since the early 1800s.
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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'Houdini' of Alabama death row executed for murder-for-hire
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man once dubbed the "Houdini" of Alabama's death row after averting seven prior execution dates was put to death Friday, capping years of litigation challenging the humaneness of lethal injection.
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Report: Flight returns to Miami, storm damage to windshield
MIAMI (AP) — A local news report says a storm damaged a jet's cockpit windshield and sent the international flight back to Miami this week.
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Pound for pound, Dillard University is a physics powerhouse
One of the smallest historically black colleges in the U.S. boasts a huge accomplishment: pound for pound, tiny Dillard University in New Orleans graduates more physics majors -- and, notably, more female physics majors -- than far bigger schools
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Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the U.S.-led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a U.S. bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series
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Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26
CAIRO (AP) — Masked gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, including children, and wounding 25, officials said.
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How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed in UN system
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.
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Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeeping
Sri Lanka participated in years of U.N. peacekeeping operations while the country was embroiled in a brutal, generation-long civil war. Yet, even as Sri Lanka refused to investigate alleged war crimes by its troops during that conflict, the U.N.
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AP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The key findings on AP's investigation into the U.N.'s sexual abuse and exploitation controversy:
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The Latest: Duterte tells troops 'you can arrest any person'
ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local):
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Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city
ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — One of Asia's most-wanted militants is still hiding out in a city in the southern Philippines where government forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters are battling gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, the
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Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73
ROME (AP) — Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women's clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname "Queen of Cashmere," died Friday following a heart attack. She was 73.
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US-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group are reporting that airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition in an eastern town held by the Islamic State group have killed at least 35 people.
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Trump, G-7 peers seek deals on terrorism, trade, climate
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. But it
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