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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that's proved to be a big political liability.

By ELANA SCHOR and JOSH FUNK Associated Press August 19, 2019
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After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force.

By JIM MUSTIAN, MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press August 19, 2019
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Attorney General William Barr removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position Monday, more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody.

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press August 19, 2019
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Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill.

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press August 19, 2019
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Afghanistan's president on Monday vowed to "eliminate" all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marked a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate.

By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press August 19, 2019
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An out-of-control wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands was throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 8,000 people, authorities said.

By BARRY HATTON Associated Press August 19, 2019
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From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.

By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press August 19, 2019
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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died.

By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press August 19, 2019
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A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021.

By Associated Press August 18, 2019
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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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