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PARIS — Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark.

By Associated Press April 18, 2019
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NEW YORK — Days after the FBI raided Michael Cohen's home and office last year, President Donald Trump called his longtime fixer and urged him to "stay strong" and "hang in there" in the face of the intensifying investigation.

By Associated Press April 18, 2019
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and a possible sign of its displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States.

By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press April 17, 2019
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Good Samaritans stopped the attempted kidnapping of a 2-year-old boy by an Australian disc jockey from a busy San Francisco street, police said Tuesday.

By Associated Press April 17, 2019
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PARIS — Bells of cathedrals across France rang in a moving tribute Wednesday to Notre Dame as firefighters and experts continued to keep the beloved but weakened landmark under close surveillance.

By SYLVIE CORBET AND NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY, Associated Press April 17, 2019
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LIMA, Peru — Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia shot himself in the head and died Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a massive graft probe that has put the country's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption.

By FRANKLIN BRICEÑO and CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press April 17, 2019
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CINCINNATI — Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including a doctor accused of trading drugs for sex and another of prescribing to his Facebook friends, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other drugs.

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press April 17, 2019
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WASHINGTON — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller.

By Associated Press April 17, 2019
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Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

By EMILY SWANSON, CAROLYN THOMPSON and HANNAH FINGERHUT, Associated Press April 16, 2019
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PHOENIX — Detained asylum seekers who have shown they have a credible fear of returning to their country will no longer be able to ask a judge to grant them bond.

By ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press April 16, 2019
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PARIS — In Paris' heart, a charred and gaping hole. But also a rallying cry.

By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press April 16, 2019
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A federal judge denied bail Monday for a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, saying her actions and statements suggest “she was up to something nefarious” and there is an “extreme risk of flight” if she were released.

By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press April 15, 2019
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Police on Long Island, New York said a small plane carrying three people went down in a residential neighborhood of Valley Stream Sunday night. The plane was left dangling from power lines.

By Associated Press April 15, 2019
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BOSTON — "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California.

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press April 15, 2019
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WASHINGTON — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign.

April 15, 2019
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WASHINGTON — The president isn't waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report — now expected Thursday — Donald Trump stepped up his attacks Monday in an effort to undermine potential disclosures on Russia, his 2016 campaign and the aftermath.

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press April 15, 2019
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The world reacted with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire Monday at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, united in grief and in solidarity with the people of France.

By Associated Press April 15, 2019
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BOISE, Idaho — The recent revelation that National Rifle Association representatives had met with Australian politicians to discuss talking points after a mass shooting generated outrage from various politicians.

By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press April 14, 2019
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Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead.

By Associated Press April 14, 2019
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wants to explore a twice-rejected proposal to send migrants to "sanctuary cities," but that is not the preferred solution to fix the straining immigration system, the White House said Sunday.

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press April 14, 2019
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A wanted Pennsylvania woman who taunted a sheriff’s department online by asking if they “do pick up or delivery” has gotten a response: They do both, and she’s in custody.

By Associated Press April 13, 2019
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Forrest Gregg, the great Hall of Fame lineman for the mighty Green Bay Packers of the 1960s that Vince Lombardi called the “finest player I ever coached,” died Friday at age 85.

By Associated Press April 13, 2019
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Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco.

By Associated Press April 13, 2019
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WASHINGTON — A top House Democrat on Saturday ratcheted up his demand for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, telling the IRS that the law clearly gives Congress a right to them. The government's failure to respond by an April 23 deadline could send the dispute into federal court.

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press April 13, 2019
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LONDON — As a symbol of the woes of Britain's Brexit-era democracy, it could hardly be bettered. Lawmakers had to be sent home in mid-debate last week when water from a burst pipe began gushing into the House of Commons chamber.

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press April 13, 2019