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History at Stake in Tennessee Clash for US Senate
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History at Stake in Tennessee Clash for US Senate

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn are on a collision course to claim their own slices of history in a critical U.S. Senate race. Blackburn, an ally of President Donald Trump, would break ground as the first woman Tennessee ever elected...

Ivanka Trump: Family Separation a ‘Low Point’ in White House
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Ivanka Trump: Family Separation a ‘Low Point’ in White House

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump on Thursday cited the separation of migrant children from their parents as a low point of her White House tenure. She said that she was “vehemently against family separation” but noted that immigration was “incredibly complex as a topic.” The senior White House adviser also said...

Trump Proposes Car-Mileage Rollback; States Sue in Protest
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Trump Proposes Car-Mileage Rollback; States Sue in Protest

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, climate-changing tailpipe emissions. If the proposed rule becomes final, it could roil the auto industry...

Roaring Jets Trigger Queasy Memories for Chris Petersen
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Roaring Jets Trigger Queasy Memories for Chris Petersen

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen got a brief respite from the talk of the high expectations facing Washington on the eve of fall camp. Rather than talking around questions about the Huskies being a likely top 10 team when the AP Top 25 is released later this month or about...

Body Found After Father, Son Disappear off Alabama Coast
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Body Found After Father, Son Disappear off Alabama Coast

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old boy has been found after he disappeared while swimming off the coast of Alabama with his father. News outlets reported Thursday evening that authorities are still searching for the teen’s 47-year-old father. The two Taiwanese nationals were swimming around Dauphin Island Thursday when they disappeared...

Rosa Parks’ Letter About ’57 Bombing Bought by Targeted Pair
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Rosa Parks’ Letter About ’57 Bombing Bought by Targeted Pair

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A letter written by civil rights activist Rosa Parks describing the 1957 bombing of her neighbors’ home has been purchased at auction by the couple who were targeted in the attack. Alabama State University announced that the Rev. Robert Graetz and his wife Jeannie purchased the letter by Parks describing the...

China appeals for US calm after new tariff threat
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China appeals for US calm after new tariff threat

BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington on Thursday to stay calm and “correct its attitude” following a U.S. threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a dispute over technology policy. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said Beijing was open to dialogue but gave no indication about the status of...

Witnesses: Manafort Himself Directed Millions of Dollars
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Witnesses: Manafort Himself Directed Millions of Dollars

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort personally directed millions of dollars in international wire transfers to pay for high-end suits and more than $3 million in improvements at his various houses, witnesses testified on the second day of his financial fraud trial. The testimony...

Alabama Chase Ends With Suspect Jumping Off Bridge
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Alabama Chase Ends With Suspect Jumping Off Bridge

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a high-speed chase through several south Alabama counties ended with a suspect dead after he jumped off a bridge over a river delta. News outlets report the incident began Tuesday night with reports of a car being stolen and gunshots fired in Monroe County, which is about 90 miles...

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Birmingham Student Chosen as National Student Poet

NEW YORK (AP) — Five teenagers have been selected National Student Poets, a program that will have them serve as ambassadors at everything from literary readings to community service. The poets include Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, from Burlington, Vermont, and Heather Laurel Jensen of Mesa, Arizona. National Student Poets, founded in 2011, is administered by the Institute...