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Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump's attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests.

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press August 17, 2019
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Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left.

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press August 17, 2019
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A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan's capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official said.

By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press August 17, 2019
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Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon.

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press August 17, 2019
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You’re not the only one confused about where the economy is headed.

By Associated Press August 17, 2019
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Dozens of people, mostly African Americans, huddled around tables scattered across a church gymnasium on a recent evening, discussing past run-ins with Phoenix police officers and ways to hold them accountable.

By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press August 17, 2019
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— When Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to Texas to honor a woman she had never met.

By JAMIE STENGLE and RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press August 16, 2019
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Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79.

By LINDSEY BAHR and ANDREW DALTON AP Film Writer August 16, 2019
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New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier hanged himself in his jail cell.

August 16, 2019
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A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration.

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press August 16, 2019
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Greenlanders are giving Donald Trump the cold shoulder. Although amused, they're definitely not warming up to the U.S. president's talk of buying the semiautonomous Danish territory. "We see it as an expression of greater interest in investing in our country and the possibilities we offer," the Greenland government said Friday in a short statement. "Of course, Greenland is not for sale."

By SETH BORENSTEIN and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press August 16, 2019
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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:

By Associated Press August 16, 2019
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California and three other states on Friday filed the latest court challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers.

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press August 16, 2019
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Disturbing behavior that the Dayton gunman reportedly exhibited in his youth may be detailed in law enforcement and school files so far off limits to the public, records that could shed light on whether authorities properly handled early warning signs.

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press August 16, 2019
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Stocks rose broadly in afternoon trading on Wall Street Friday as investors looked to end a turbulent week on a positive note.

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer August 16, 2019
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Fifty years after Woodstock, the mystical and messy event that gave birth to a myriad of musical festivals, the entertainment industry is diluted with festivals and events like it...

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer August 16, 2019
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Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate her.

By JOSEPH KRAUSS and ISAAC SCHARF Associated Press August 16, 2019
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When 63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month, Antonio Basco lost his entire world.

By JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press August 16, 2019
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— Rhode Island's attorney general and state police launched investigations Thursday after a truck drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies at a detention center, which has since placed an employee on leave.

By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press August 15, 2019
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A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York Police Department, leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of untreated depression among law enforcement officers nationwide.

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press August 15, 2019
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The gunman in Dayton who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant and alcohol in his system during the mass shooting, and was cut down by a barrage of at least two dozen police bullets that penetrated gaps in his body armor, a coroner said Thursday.

By JOHN SEEWER and DAN SEWELL Associated Press August 15, 2019
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A Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero Thursday for safely landing his passenger jet in a corn field after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction. While dozens of people on the plane sought medical assistance, only one was hospitalized.

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press August 15, 2019
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Update: Philadelphia gunman in custody after hourslong standoff
Gunman wounds at least 6 Philadelphia police; 2 others freed

A gunman who opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night, is in police custody, authorities said.

By CHRISTINA PACIOLLA, Associated Press August 14, 2019
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Financial markets are flashing a key warning sign of a recession, and the global economy is weakening as the U.S.-China trade war intensifies. All of which is heightening fear about the U.S. economy and about whether the 10-year expansion, the longest on record, is nearing an end.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER Associated Press August 14, 2019
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Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses.

By MAE ANDERSON and RACHEL LERMAN Associated Press August 14, 2019

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