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Floodwaters surround buildings on the southwest side of Hamburg, Iowa, Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald via AP
March 19, 2019 - 6:55 am
By Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger...
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Diane Cervelli, left, and Taeko Bufford, right, walk past Waikiki beach in Honolulu.
Eric Risberg/AP Photo, File
March 18, 2019 - 10:10 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Hawaii court rulings that found a bed and breakfast owner violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices rejected an appeal from Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young,...
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Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo.
Mary Altaffer/AP Photo, File
March 18, 2019 - 6:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before he was released Monday morning, authorities said...
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An engine on a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane.
Ted S. Warren/AP, file
March 18, 2019 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet...
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Beto O'Rourke
Carlos Osorio/AP
March 18, 2019 - 4:46 pm
CENTER LINE, Mich. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke boasted Monday that the more than $6 million he raised online within a day of announcing his White House bid, the most reported by any 2020 candidate, was helping to create "the largest grassroots campaign this country has...
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Ivanka Trump stands before President Donald Trump signs a memorandum to expand access to STEM, science technology engineering and math, education, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo
March 18, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader plan to curb the cost of college. White House officials announced the plan Monday amid a list of education priorities as Congress sets out to overhaul the Higher Education Act. The plan says Congress should...
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio listens as he speaks before a group of people at a restaurant in Concord, N.H., Sunday, March 17, 2019. Blasio on Sunday criticized former President Barack Obama during the small gathering as he mulls a run for president, say
Hunter Woodall/AP Photo
March 17, 2019 - 8:29 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday criticized former President Barack Obama during a small gathering as he mulls a run for president, saying that Obama's early days in office were "a lost window." Minutes later, in front of a larger audience, de Blasio praised the...
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The Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Baghouz, Syria, as seen from a distance.
Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo
March 17, 2019 - 2:58 pm
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces fighting to recapture the last Islamic State group outpost in Syria admitted on Sunday they were facing "difficulties" defeating the extremists, saying they were being slowed by mines, tunnels and concerns over harming women and children among the militants...
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Southwest Airlines planes are loaded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren/AP Photo, file
March 17, 2019 - 2:45 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines and a union representing its mechanics say they're on the verge of ending a bitter, long-running labor dispute that has triggered hundreds of flight cancellations and raised safety concerns. The two sides say the breakthrough announced Saturday consists of a...
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Foam images of the MLB baseball Cleveland Indians' mascot Chief Wahoo are displayed for sale at the Indians' team shop in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak/AP Photo, File
March 17, 2019 - 12:44 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids' teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces...
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