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"They made me a slave today." Aneka Burton still remembers the way her then 10-year-old son, Nikko, who is black, recounted his experience to his grandfather after school one day.

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press July 6, 2019
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A top aide to Iran's supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal, just ahead of a deadline it set Sunday for Europe to offer new terms to the accord.

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press July 6, 2019
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Officials in Southern California expressed relief Saturday that damage and injuries weren't worse after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 years, while voicing concerns about the possibility of major aftershocks in the days and even months to come.

By JOHN ANTCZAK, DAISY NGUYEN and MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ, Associated Press July 6, 2019
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday, July 3, accused China and Europe of playing a “big currency manipulation game.”

By Associated Press July 6, 2019
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Bond yields rose and stocks mostly bounced back from an early slide to finish with modest losses on Friday; yet, the downbeat end on Wall Street came during an otherwise milestone-setting week for the broader market.

By Associated Press July 6, 2019
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A magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolted Southern California and was felt as far away as Mexico on Friday night, but no major damage was reported.

By Associated Press July 5, 2019
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You can run a race, hit a museum, shoot off a rocket or count down to the moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon.

By Associated Press July 5, 2019
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The body of a slain college student has been recovered in a Utah canyon about 85 miles away from a backyard in Salt Lake City where other remains were found last week, police said Friday.

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press July 5, 2019
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The Justice Department said Friday it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to get the question on the form.

By MARK SHERMAN and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press July 5, 2019
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Coal tycoon Chris Cline, who worked his way out of West Virginia's underground mines to amass a fortune and become a major Republican donor, has died in a helicopter crash outside a string of islands he owned in the Bahamas.

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press July 5, 2019
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Communities in the Mojave Desert tallied damage and made emergency repairs to cracked roads and broken pipes Friday as aftershocks from Southern California's largest earthquake in 20 years kept rumbling.

By JOHN ANTCZAK and BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press July 5, 2019
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President Donald Trump said Friday he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to try to force the inclusion of a citizenship question as part of the 2020 Census.

By Associated Press July 5, 2019
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U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion.

By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer July 5, 2019
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Trump asks Americans to ‘stay true to our cause’
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President Donald Trump celebrated “the greatest political journey in human history” Thursday in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy, cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. Supporters welcomed his tribute to the U.S. military while protesters assailed him for putting himself center stage on a holiday devoted to unity.

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, CALVIN WOODWARD and LYNN BERRY, Associated Press July 4, 2019
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The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing some injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks.

By Associated Press July 4, 2019
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An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press July 4, 2019
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A boat carrying 86 migrants from Libya sank in the Mediterranean Sea and only three passengers are known to have survived the shipwreck the day after an airstrike on a Libyan detention center killed at least 44 migrants, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday.

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press July 4, 2019
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Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as “choir practice” — a chance to share what they saw that day and anything else on their minds.

By Associated Press July 3, 2019
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DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94.

By Associated Press July 3, 2019
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A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the "show of a lifetime" for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July. The tanks are in place for the display of military muscle and protesters are ready to make their voices heard.

By Associated Press July 3, 2019
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Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as "choir practice" — a chance to share what they saw that day and anything else on their minds.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press July 3, 2019
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Atlanta’s City Council has approved a far-reaching ban on smoking and vaping in restaurants and bars — and potentially one of the world’s busiest airports.

By Associated Press July 2, 2019
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Days after the U.S. Supreme Court halted the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday started the process of printing the questionnaire without the controversial query.

By Associated Press July 2, 2019
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A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody.

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press July 2, 2019
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Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag.

By ALEXANDRA OLSON, AP Business Writer July 2, 2019