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Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony

February 9, 2018

Photo: Olha Insight/Shutterstock PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a historic moment, and it happened even before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had officially begun. As South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife greeted VIPs in their dignitary box to watch the opening ceremony, they turned to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim…

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Trump signs budget deal

February 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices were closed, anyway. The House and Senate approved a bill to keep the government funded…

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Omarosa says on ‘Big Brother’ country is not going to be OK

February 8, 2018

📷AP/Andrew Harnick Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says the country is not going to be OK. A tearful Manigault Newman makes the whispered prediction on “Celebrity Big Brother.” The show shared a clip on Twitter. It premieres at 8 p.m. Eastern Thursday on CBS. Manigault Newman says she was “haunted by tweets” every day…

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Little Geniuses – Analysis: Public schools leave out some gifted minorities

February 8, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Alina Ampeh, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, Va., speaks to an Associated Press reporter in front of her school. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) By Matthew Barakat Associated Press McLEAN, Va. –It’s an annual rite in Fairfax County, which has one…

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NFL Hall of Famer Alan Page exhibits slavery artifacts in time for Super Bowl

February 8, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Alan Page, NFL Hall of Famer and retired Minnesota Supreme Court justice, stands in Minneapolis. by a photo of black babies labeled “Alligator Bait.” It is among the artifacts of slavery and segregation collected by Page and his wife, Diane Sims Page. They went on display at the Minneapolis Central Library this month…

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Black Lives Matter activist shot, killed in New Orleans

February 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Black Lives Matter activist has been fatally shot in New Orleans. Police said Wednesday that 32-year-old Muhiydin Moye was shot in the thigh about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and died in a hospital. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. A police report says an officer answering a call…

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Los Angeles Times sold to local billionaire for $500 million

February 7, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A billionaire doctor struck a $500 million deal Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, ending the paper’s quarrelsome relationship with its Chicago-based corporate overseers and bringing it under local ownership for the first time in 18 years. The agreement between Los Angeles-based medical entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong (soon-shong) and Tronc…

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Man, illegally in US charged in drunken-driving crash that killed NFL player

February 7, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors filed felony charges on Wednesday against an immigrant illegally living in the U.S. who is suspected in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and an Uber driver. Manuel Orrego-Savala, who is from Guatemala and has twice been deported from the U.S., is charged with causing death while…

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Capetown to shut off water to avoid drought

February 5, 2018

Photo: Shutterstock/handmadepictues CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cape Town has pushed back “Day Zero” — the date when it might have to turn off most taps because of a long drought — by nearly a month to May 11. Cape Town authorities said Monday that the reprieve is due to an anticipated decline in…

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