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Clinton: GOP presidential hopefuls threaten small-business jobs

Hillary Rodham Clinton says Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands...

California OKs farmers' historic offer of 25 percent voluntary water cut

California regulators have accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought. Read more »

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Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to... Read more »

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Photo gallery: Atop One World Trade Center, new observatory offers spectacular views

From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building, it really does seem as if you can "see forever." Read more »

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Obama: Iran nuclear deal 'will have my name on it'

President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime... Read more »

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Cruise ship that ran aground near Bermuda returns to Boston

Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the mishap was no big deal as they disembarked Friday. Read more »

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Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training

When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass. Read more »

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Hundreds protest Washington police shooting of 2 unarmed men

Hundreds of people marched peacefully in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store. Read more »

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O'Malley to campaign in Iowa hours after 2016 announcement

Once he announces his presidential decision, Martin O'Malley will waste no time in getting himself to Iowa. Read more »

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VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project. Read more »

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Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence

Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power. Read more »

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US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid. Read more »

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AP Interview: $100 billion Saudi city to be ready by 2035

A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world's "largest new... Read more »

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Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala

Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamourous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected... Read more »

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Ireland votes on gay marriage; Catholic leaders opposed

Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other." Read more »

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Lindsey Stirling reflects on global audience, YouTube success and ‘nonnegotiable’ standards

Lindsey Stirling, the classically trained violinist from Gilbert, Arizona, who attended BYU, served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and became famous by way of... Read more »

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US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April

U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April, but overall gains were held back by another decline in energy costs that offset the biggest one-month jump in medical care in eight years. Read more »

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Winds, choppy seas slow cleanup of California oil spill

Weather has slowed cleanup efforts at the site of an oil spill that fouled a California shoreline. Read more »

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Sen. Orrin Hatch calls HBO story on dietary supplements 'inaccurate'

Sen. Orrin Hatch is rebutting an HBO "Real Sports" story that ties him and a law he championed to several soldiers who died after taking dietary supplements sold on their bases. Read more »

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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Read more »

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Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park. Read more »

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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you... Read more »

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Utah State hires Louis Wilson as assistant basketball coach

Utah State has hired Louis Wilson as an assistant coach under Tim Duryea. The university announced the hiring Thursday morning. Read more »

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Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime

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With a new class of graduates entering the workforce, their future will be shaped by a past unique from that of any of their predecessors’— the U.S. has been at war for the majority of... Read more »

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David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile (+photos, videos)

There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn't suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they're right. Read more »

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Back home on Earth: SpaceX cargo craft leaves space station

A SpaceX Dragon capsule left the International Space Station on Thursday and returned to Earth. Read more »

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