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The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday.

By SETH BORENSTEIN and JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press March 21, 2019
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BRUSSELS — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit.

By RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS. Associated Press March 21, 2019
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding.

By COLLIN BINKLEY, AP Education Writer March 21, 2019
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JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election.

By MATTHEW LEE and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press March 21, 2019
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MCALLEN, Texas — A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children's hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing.

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press March 21, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a security researcher exposed the lapse.

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and FRANK BAJAK, AP Technology Writers March 21, 2019
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MOSUL, Iraq — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing nearly 100 people, including families, officials said.

By FARID ABDULWAHED and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press March 21, 2019
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NEW YORK — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump in a wave of attacks that harmed no one but spread fear of political violence across the U.S. for days leading up to last fall's midterm elections.

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press March 21, 2019
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Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks.

By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press March 21, 2019
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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The government of New Zealand announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch that killed 50 people.

By JULIET WILLIAMS and NICK PERRY, Associated Press March 21, 2019
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