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July 08, 2017 - 7:34 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Sports ties between North and South Korea often mirror their rocky political ties. A low point was when North Korean medalists ignored South Korean rivals who tried to shake their hands at podiums ahead of the North's boycott of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. During good times,...
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July 08, 2017 - 7:31 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tears and hugs after North and South Korean women won the 1991 team table tennis world championships. A standing ovation when athletes from the two Koreas marched together to open the 2000 Sydney Olympics. A selfie taken by a South Korean gymnast with her North Korean...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2013, file photo, Bishop T.D. Jakes speaks during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Essence Festival Durban on Thursday, July 6, 2017, said the festival’s Durban, South Africa edition will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 1, featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes, a talk-show host, entrepreneur and best-selling author based in Dallas, Texas, whose ministry is global. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 06, 2017 - 12:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh off the annual Essence Festival held over the 4th of July holiday weekend in New Orleans, organizers are now preparing for the festival's return to South Africa. Essence on Thursday said the festival's Durban, South Africa, edition will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 1, featuring...
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With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
July 05, 2017 - 12:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans celebrated the United States' 241st birthday in both joyous and serious ways, from flashy firework displays for massive crowds to small-town parades. Tuesday's events even went international, as U.S. senators traveled to Afghanistan and spent the holiday with the troops...
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People participate in the the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade in Las Vegas, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Patrick Connolly/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
July 04, 2017 - 9:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — From flashy firework displays for massive crowds to small-town parades, Americans celebrated the United States' 241st birthday in both joyous and serious ways. Tuesday's events even went international, as U.S. senators traveled to Afghanistan and spent the holidays with the troops...
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) Chairman and CEO Robert A. Marino, left, addresses the media at the Statehouse Monday, July 3, 2017, in Trenton, N.J. New Jersey's budget stalemate between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrat-controlled Legislature is smoldering with the state government shut down and state parks closed to the public as the Fourth of July approaches. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
July 04, 2017 - 12:43 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A budget impasse that shuttered government and state parks and beaches for three days headed toward a Fourth of July resolution after Republican Gov. Chris Christie said he would sign a deal he and the Democratic Legislature crafted. Christie, who lounged with his family on a...
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July 03, 2017 - 9:49 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 100 people have protested in Belarus, calling for the former Soviet republic to reduce its military dependence on Russia and seek closer ties with Europe. The protest Monday in Minsk, the capital, came as Belarus marked its annual Independence Day celebration with a...
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June 30, 2017 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — And then there was one. The five-member commission that oversees natural gas pipelines and other energy projects is down to a single commissioner as one of the panel's two remaining members steps down on Friday. The departure of Democrat Colette Honorable from the Federal Energy...
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FILE - A Thursday, May 25, 2017 file photo of US President, Donald Trump, shaking hands with French President, Emmanuel Macron, during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels. French President Emmanuel Macron has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to a Bastille Day celebration in July 2017, to celebrate the arrival 100 years ago of the American troops who fought alongside the French during World War I. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 28, 2017 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to celebrate Bastille Day in France. The White House announced Wednesday that Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to help celebrate France's national holiday on July 14. Macron invited Trump to visit when they met for the...
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in phone and technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 27, 2017 - 3:56 pm
Technology stocks led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday after a day of mostly choppy trading. Phone and utilities companies were among the big decliners after a sell-off in bonds sent yields sharply higher. Banks bucked the broader market decline amid heightened expectations of rising interest...
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