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Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual…
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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

By TOM HAYS and CLAUDIA TORRENS NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, expressing no remorse over…
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Eric Garner’s mother speaks out on anniversary of his death

By KAREN MATTHEWS NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner’s mother, speaking Wednesday on the five-year anniversary of his chokehold death, urged the New York City police commissioner to fire the officer involved. “We’ve been failed…
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4 Democratic women of color slam Trump for ‘bigoted remarks’

By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN, and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump escalated his demand for four Democratic congresswomen of color to leave the U.S. “right now,” stoking…
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Jeffrey Epstein will remain jailed as judge mulls bail

NEW YORK (AP) — Financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars for now as a federal judge mulls whether to grant bail on charges he sexually abused underage girls. The judge said he needed more…
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Tropical Storm Barry threatens a long, slow drenching

By KEVIN McGILL and JANET McCONNAUGHEY NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what could be a long,…
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Louisiana braces for slow-moving possible weekend hurricane

By KEVIN McGILL and REBECCA SANTANA NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans and a surrounding stretch of the Louisiana-Mississippi-Texas coastline braced for a possible hurricane this weekend that could swamp the streets of the dangerously…
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Fans cheer World Cup champs as leaders on and off the field

By ALI SWENSON NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans lined New York City’s Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team as athletic leaders on the field —…
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Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89

By DAVID KOENIG DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died. He was…
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Rattled resident clean up, officials eye damage after quakes

By JOHN ANTCZAK and CHRISTOPHER WEBER LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rattled residents cleaned up and officials assessed damage Monday from two of the biggest earthquakes to shake California in decades as scientists warned that both…
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