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From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

2018 Sundance Film Festival - Respect Rally Park City Womens March Utah

People participating in marches in U.S. and worldwide walk in support of female empowerment,...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2018. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of ‘49. On this date: In...


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The Latest: US Treasury chief not worried by Davos critics

Trump Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos (all times local): 10:45 a.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has brushed off concerns about a tough reception from globalist critics at the elite World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He said Wednesday that “we...


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Kremlin rejects talks of boycotting the Olympics _ for now

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has dismissed talk of an Olympic boycott after some of Russia’s top athletes were barred from competing at the Pyeongchang Games. Several of the country’s top medal hopes, including six-time short-track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, were barred from next month’s...


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Insurgents attack children's group in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A group of gunmen stormed a non-governmental children’s organization in eastern Nangarhar province, killing one person, said provincial officials. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the Wednesday attack was against Save the Children’s...


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Refugees more than once, Rohingya fear return to Myanmar

Bangladesh Rohingya Afraid to Return

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Mohammad Younus is a refugee for the second time. The 30-year-old Rohingya Muslim, who has been slowly rebuilding a shadow of a normal life in a sprawling and squalid refugee camp in Bangladesh, is no mood to return home to Myanmar. After Myanmar expressed...


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Oprah visits Alabama grave of woman honored in Globes speech

Recy Taylor Oprah

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has visited the grave of a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention and whose story was highlighted in Winfrey’s recent Golden Globes speech. Winfrey said in an Instagram post that on assignment for “60 Minutes,” she ended...


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Russia accuses US of trying to derail Syria peace initiative

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat on Wednesday accused the United States of promoting unverified reports about chemical weapons attacks in Syria in order to cloud Russia’s peace initiatives. Russia is hosting Syria peace talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi next week that some Syrian...


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Myanmar building, but no sign Rohingya are returning

Myanmar Rohingya-4

TAUNGPYO, Myanmar (AP) — Workers on the Myanmar side of the border with Bangladesh laid bricks, dug ditches and drilled holes in building frames in preparation Wednesday for the possible repatriation of some of the Rohingya Muslims who have poured into Bangladesh in what’s become the world’s worst...


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Terror trial likely to be disrupted by prison guards strike

France Paris Attacks

PARIS (AP) — The trial of a man accused of providing assistance to the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks could be disrupted by prison guards protesting their working conditions. Jawad Bendaoud is scheduled to appear in a Paris court Wednesday. He is accused of lodging Islamic State-linked...


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'Enjoy hell:' Doctor's sentence next for assaulting gymnasts

Doctor Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After listening to the riveting pleas of more than 150 victims, a judge is set to sentence a Michigan doctor who parlayed his reputation and personal charm into years of sexual abuse by molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes instead of solving their sports...


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