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Melania Trump announced Tuesday that Stephanie Grisham, her longtime spokeswoman and confidante, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary.

By Associated Press June 25, 2019
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Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press June 25, 2019
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Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as President Hassan Rouhani derided the White House as being "afflicted by mental retardation."

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press June 25, 2019
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Don't envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it's likely, one tweeting president.

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer June 25, 2019
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The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013.

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press June 24, 2019
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A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety.

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press June 24, 2019
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The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations after a skydiving plane in Hawaii crashed and killed all 11 people on board.

By CALEB JONES, Associated Press June 24, 2019
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Two siblings from the famed Flying Wallendas safely crossed Times Square on a high wire strung between two skyscrapers 25 stories above the pavement.

By Associated Press June 24, 2019
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As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it's the average person who feels it the most.

By NASSER KARIMI and MOHAMMAD NASIRI, Associated Press June 24, 2019
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran's supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups.

By DEB RIECHMANN and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press June 24, 2019
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A long-planned Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a scene of mourning and reflection Sunday as about 400 people paid tribute to seven bikers killed in a devastating collision with a pickup truck.

By Associated Press June 23, 2019
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The documentary "Leaving Neverland" presented a disturbing depiction of Michael Jackson as a child molester, but the initial wave of negative publicity hasn't greatly diminished the King of Pop's image or the enduring popularity of his music.

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer June 23, 2019
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The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press June 23, 2019
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The self-avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison.

By Associated Press June 22, 2019
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Wall Street finished a milestone-setting week on a downbeat note Friday after a late flurry of selling nudged stocks lower, ending the market’s four-day winning streak.

By Associated Press June 22, 2019
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A skydiving plane crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff from a small seaside airfield on the island of Oahu, killing 11 people, officials said Saturday.

By AUDREY McAVOY and ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press June 22, 2019
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Investigators issued a plea Saturday for the public to come forward with information as they try to determine what caused a pickup hauling a trailer to collide with a group of 10 motorcycles on a rural highway, killing seven bikers and leaving their community reeling.

By MICHAEL CASEY and PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press June 22, 2019
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President Donald Trump said Saturday that military action against Iran was still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but amid heightened tensions he dangled the prospect of eventually becoming an unlikely "best friend" of America's longtime Middle Eastern adversary.

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press June 22, 2019
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President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers two weeks to work out solutions for the southern border.

By COLLEEN LONG and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press June 22, 2019
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A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died.

By Associated Press June 22, 2019
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Scamp the Tramp will never win a beauty contest. But he’s won an ugly one. The bug-eyed, dreadlocked pooch took top honors Friday night at the...

By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press June 21, 2019
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Dancers, musicians and revelers have watched the sun flicker over the horizon at Stonehenge, celebrating the summer solstice at the Neolithic stone circle.

By Associated Press June 21, 2019
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The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial.

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press June 21, 2019
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The deaths of eight American tourists in the Dominican Republic this year are not part of a mysterious wave of fatalities but a medically and statistically normal phenomenon that has been lumped together by the U.S. media, the island's tourism minister said Friday.

By DANICA COTO, Associated Press June 21, 2019
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More than 1,000 protesters blocked Hong Kong police headquarters into the night Friday, while others took over major streets as the tumult over the city's future showed no signs of abating.

By RAF WOBER, Associated Press June 21, 2019

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