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December 13, 2017 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's nominees for federal judge has been withdrawn, the first failed judicial pick for the Republican president. White House officials said Wednesday the nomination of Brett Talley, who has never argued a case in court and was rated "unanimously...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, Harvard University President Drew Faust, the university's first female president, poses for a photograph on the university's campus in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University is upholding a 2016 policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Faust said the overall impact of gender-exclusive groups has been negative. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University is upholding a policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday. In a private meeting on Monday, the university's governing board voted to approve a May 2016 rule saying students who join...
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November 29, 2017 - 11:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten librarians from around the country are each receiving $5,000 prizes for contributions ranging from helping foreign language speakers to music education. The American Library Association told The Associated Press on Thursday that winners of the I Love My Librarian Award include...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Weinstein is no longer a member of the Directors Guild of America. A DGA representative said Monday, Nov. 27, that Weinstein resigned his membership effective Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 27, 2017 - 7:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is no longer a member of the Directors Guild of America. A DGA representative said Weinstein resigned his membership effective Monday. Weinstein has been expelled from a number of professional guilds and organizations, including the Producer's Guild and the...
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Basel's Eder Balanta up, fights for the ball against Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Switzerland's FC Basel 1893 and England's Manchester United at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 1:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — A major study into whether soccer players are at risk of degenerative brain disease was commissioned on Thursday amid concerns that the sport's authorities in England haven't done enough to tackle the issue. The Football Association and Professional Footballers' Association appointed...
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The Capitol is seen at dawn as the Republican-controlled Congress prepares for a hectic week unveiling and promoting its tax-cutting plan, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 30, 2017 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Another deep crack opened in support for President Donald Trump and the Republicans' tax-cutting plan on Monday, as a powerful lobbying group in the housing industry withdrew its blessing for the GOP's top legislative priority just as its details are set to be revealed. The move...
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October 24, 2017 - 11:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Man Booker Prize winner George Saunders, National Book Award finalist Jesmyn Ward and Daniel Ellsberg of "The Pentagon Papers" fame are in the running for prizes handed out by the American Library Association. The association announced fiction and nonfiction nominees on Wednesday...
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A banner reading "justice" opens a rally in Malta to honor an anti-corruption reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed by a car bomb on Oct. 16, in the capital city of Malta, Valletta, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
October 22, 2017 - 8:56 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia's reporting did not attend. Participants at the rally in Malta's capital,...
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Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin answering questions about a plan to make changes to the state's struggling public pension system on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Frankfort, Ky. Republican state House Speaker Jeff Hoover, left, and Republican state Senate President Robert Stivers, right, crafted the proposal with Bevin over many months of negotiations. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
October 18, 2017 - 11:43 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plan are awash in...
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Mehdi Latrache tries on shoes at a donation center for victims of the recent wildfires, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Latrache and his family lost their Coffey Park home a week ago as a massive wildfire swept through the area. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 17, 2017 - 7:54 pm
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — Some have lost loved ones. Many have survived near-death experiences. Others have lost their homes and a lifetime of possessions. A week after fleeing raging wildfires, tens of thousands of emotionally ravaged Californians have drifted back home to find their lives and their...
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