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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, Nov. 19, that he should have left three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, accused of shoplifting in China in jail after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release during an interview Saturday, Nov. 18, with ESPN. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 22, 2017 - 8:53 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, calling him an "ungrateful fool." In a series of tweets fired off before dawn, the...
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From left, Vatican's spokesman Greg Burke, Secretary General of China Culture Industrial Investment Fund Zhu Jiancheng, and Chinese artist Yan Zhang sit during a press conference at the Vatican, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. The Vatican and China have announced a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in Beijing and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 21, 2017 - 6:59 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China are planning a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in China and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. The parallel exhibits announced...
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Former Wake Forest great, Tim Duncan, talks about his career during a National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction event, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
November 20, 2017 - 7:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — John Stockton and Tim Duncan made their names in college, polished their legacies in the NBA, and retired with resumes that made them a lock for induction into just about any Hall of Fame. Hard to believe there was a time when a precious few wanted them. Stockton was an...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Earnhardt is at peace with his decision to retire as he straps into the No. 88 Chevrolet for the final time in his NASCAR Cup career on Sunday. The 43-old Earnhardt has Homestead-Miami Speedway stamped as the final spot in his farewell tour. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 18, 2017 - 12:39 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a firsthand look at Hurricane Irma's destruction when he made the drive from Key West to Homestead this week. Displaced residents. Damaged homes. Downed trees. Debris piles. It clearly affected NASCAR's most popular driver, who has a second home in Key...
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November 16, 2017 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 12 about the theft of photographs from a museum in New York, The Associated Press erroneously reported where the theft took place. It was at MoMA PS1 in Queens, not the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. A corrected version of the story is below: Police search for...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington. Experts in artificial intelligence are sounding alarms about Trump’s “extreme vetting” initiative that proposes using technology to scan social media and automatically make assessments about which foreigners should be allowed to stay in the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 16, 2017 - 8:22 pm
Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be "inaccurate and biased" if deployed. The experts, a group of more than 50 computer and data scientists,...
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A door opens to the "Exodus" section at the end of the "Passover" presentation inside the Museum of the Bible, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. The project is largely funded by the conservative Christian owners of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. Hobby Lobby president Steve Green says the aim is to educate not evangelize. But skeptics call the project a Christian ministry disguised as a museum. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, center, talks to reporters outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. A U.S. appeals court on Monday, Nov. 13, allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the travel ban to partially take effect. The decision "closely tracks guidance previously issued by the Supreme Court," Chin said in a statement. "I'm pleased that family ties to the U. S., including grandparents, will be respected. We continue to prepare for substantive arguments before the Ninth Circuit on December 6 in Seattle." (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
November 13, 2017 - 6:59 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed President Donald Trump's newest version of the travel ban to partially take effect. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling will bar people from six Muslim-majority countries included in the travel ban who do not have a "bona fide"...
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November 10, 2017 - 6:39 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union diplomats say the EU is set to ban arms sales to Venezuela and could impose asset freezes and travel restrictions on some Venezuelan officials to ramp up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. Two diplomats confirmed that EU foreign ministers will announce the measures...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with French President Emmanuel Macron upon his arrival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 10:59 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron made a surprise trip on Thursday night to Saudi Arabia, saying he wanted to speak to the kingdom's young, assertive crown prince about Iran and the war in Yemen. Macron said he made the decision earlier in the morning about heading...
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