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Harvey Weinstein Asks Judge To Dismiss Ashley Judd Lawsuit
Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say Ashley Judd's allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless, and they have asked a judge to dismiss her lawsuit against him
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Bruce Springsteen Surprises Audience At Billy Joel Concert
Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating a milestone Wednesday night
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Rosa Parks Family House Set For Auction Next Week
The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats is scheduled for auction next week with a minimum bid of $1 million
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Suspected Russian Agent Has Ties To South Dakota Businessman
A South Dakota conservative political operative recently helped arrange several speeches in the state for a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent
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Sex Abuse Victims Join Hands, Accept Courage Award At ESPYs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out again
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US Stocks Waver As Banks Fall And Smaller Companies Climb
US stocks are mixed as weak results from banks pull financial companies lower while smaller companies including retailers climb
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Driver Hurt In Tanker Blast At California Medical Offices
Officials say no patients or medical employees were hurt in an explosion involving an oxygen tanker truck that prompted the evacuation of Kaiser Permanente offices in the San Francisco Bay Area
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Hawaii Searches For Safe Spots For People To See Lava
Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from Kilauea volcano
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State Appeals Ruling That Blocks Green Party Ballot Access
The state is appealing a judge's order to remove Montana Green Party candidates from the November ballot because they did not gather enough signatures to qualify
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Correction: OAS Nicaragua Resolution Story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a July 18 story about a resolution adopted by the Organization of American States, The Associated Press reported erroneously the position of Sen. Bob Menendez. He is the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, not
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FBI Director Wray Says Russia Continues To Sow Discord In US
FBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling
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Amendments Are Ballot Twist In North Carolina Power Struggle
An intense power struggle between North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will shift to voting booths this fall
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Canadian Marijuana Company Tilray Has First US Pot IPO
Another big first for the marijuana industry is in the books: A major Canadian cannabis company has completed an initial public stock offering in the United States, raising $153 million, just as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide
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North Carolina DMV OKs License Plate Honoring Woman's Wife
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has approved a woman request for a specialty license plate to honor her wife
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Lyft Beefing Up Background Checks After Latest Driver Arrest
Ridesharing company Lyft says it is beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be an undocumented worker
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28 Buildings Evacuated In NYC Steam Pipe Explosion
An aging steam pipe that exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan hurled chunks of asphalt and sent a geyser of white vapor 10 stories into the air; 28 buildings were evacuated and 5 people suffered minor injuries.
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Republicans Block Bid To Extend Election Security Grants
GOP-led House eliminates new funding for election security grants to states as Democrats object
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Trump endorses GOP Rep. Yoder's re-election in Kansas 3rd
President Donald Trump is endorsing Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in a Kansas district that Hillary Clinton narrowly carried in 2016
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Comcast Drops Fox Bid, Paving Way For Sale To Disney
Comcast drops out of fight for control of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business
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With 'Slut' Comments, Lewis's Radio Career Flares Up Again
Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis's campaign is dismissing concern about old comments that surfaced of the former talk radio host wondering why he couldn't call a woman "a slut."
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1 Dead As Latest Fire Portends Explosive Northwest Season
A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person and forced dozens of households to evacuate as Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency
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Greene Joins Democratic Debate For Florida Governor
The five Democratic candidates for Florida sped through a wealth of issues during a fast-moving debate Wednesday, but the differences on the environment, education, guns, health care and standing up to President Donald Trump were few
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Zuckerberg Clarifies Stance On Policy For Holocaust Deniers
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media
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Florida Soldier Says Agency Is Blocking Path To Citizenship
A former interpreter for U.S. forces in Iraq is suing the U.S. government for blocking his path to citizenship over what he says are unfounded reasons that have primarily been applied to people from majority-Muslim countries
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Tale Of Sex, Deception Emerges About Suspected Russian Agent
Prosecutors say a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States
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US Eases Obama-era Coal Ash Pollution Rules For Utilities
The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to the regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama
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A Comic-Con Without Marvel, HBO Gives Others A Chance To Pop
A Comic-Con without Marvel's 'Avengers,' HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' gives others a chance to pop
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Carnival Workers Arrested In Deaths Of Kansas Fair Vendors
Authorities have arrested three carnival workers in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and were found in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest
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Farmers Fret And Wait As US-China Trade War Escalates
American farmers have put the brakes on unnecessary spending as the U.S.-China trade war escalates
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Minnesota Helps 13-year-old Boy Keep His Hot Dog Business
A 13-year-old entrepreneur reported for operating a hot dog stand without a license gets help from the state
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