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STAVANGER, Norway — Viking Sky cruise ship passenger Rodney Horgen can pinpoint the moment when he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the ship's glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor.

By Associated Press March 24, 2019
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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Mueller also investigated whether Trump obstructed justice but did not come to a definitive answer.

By Associated Press March 24, 2019
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NEW YORK — The way Felix Sater tells it, his life is a screenplay just waiting to be written, with tales of drunken brawling, Wall Street rip-offs, international spying and a behind-the-scenes role in Donald Trump's effort to build a skyscraper in Russia.

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press March 24, 2019
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An endangered federal program that has helped preserve the historic Route 66 Highway for two decades has issued its last call for grants aimed at saving aging buildings and landmarks.

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press March 23, 2019
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NEW YORK — Papa John’s is getting “Shaq-ified.”

By Associated Press March 23, 2019
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WICHITA, Kan. — The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, James Kahler went to the home of his estranged wife's grandmother, where he shot the two women, along with his two teenage daughters.

By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press March 23, 2019
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WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

By LISA MARIE PANE and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press March 23, 2019
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WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr spent Saturday reviewing the special counsel's confidential report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but Barr's "principal conclusions" summary for Congress was not coming for at least another day.

By Associated Press March 23, 2019
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PITTSBURGH — A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest.

By RAMESH SANTANAM and MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press March 22, 2019
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WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential findings.

By ERIC TUCKER, MICHAEL BALSAMO and CHAD DAY, Associated Press March 22, 2019
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Wall Street was roiled Friday by new signs that global economic growth is slowing. The jitters triggered a sell-off in stocks and sent bond yields sharply lower, flashing a possible recession warning.

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers March 22, 2019
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BRUSSELS — Isolated at home and abroad, British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal, this time to a timetable dictated by the European Union.

By LORNE COOK and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press March 22, 2019
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — All remaining territory has been wrested from the Islamic State group in Syria, President Donald Trump announced Friday, though officials said sporadic fighting continued on the ground between coalition forces and the group's holdouts.

By DEB RIECHMANN and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press March 22, 2019
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday intensified his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in his latest effort to undermine the findings in Mueller's highly anticipated report, saying "people will not stand for it."

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press March 22, 2019
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BEIRA, Mozambique — With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies. The confirmed number of people killed in Mozambique and neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi climbed past 600.

By CARA ANNA and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press March 22, 2019
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PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that he "likes" leader Kim Jong Un and doesn't think they are necessary.

By DEB RIECHMANN and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press March 22, 2019
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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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