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May 06, 2017 - 9:34 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For seven days, the blare of trombones, tubas, washboards, guitars and soul-stirring vocals washes over this city as artists perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest features an assortment of well-known out-of-town artists such as Stevie Wonder or Maroon...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, Palestinian top Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh greets supporters during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Hamas militant group, at the main road in Jebaliya in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamas confirms Ismail Haniyeh, a former Gaza prime minister, has been elected as Islamic militant group's top leader. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
May 06, 2017 - 9:09 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Hamas Islamic militant movement that controls the Gaza Strip announced Saturday it had chosen its former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh as the group's new political chief. Haniyeh succeeds Hamas' longtime exiled leader Khaled Mashaal, and the move comes shortly...
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A worker prepares the booths at a polling station in Saint Cloud, outside Paris, France, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Voting for France's next president starts in overseas territories and French embassies abroad, as a blackout on campaigning descends so that voters can reflect on whether to entrust their country's future to independent Emmanuel Macron or far-right populist Marine Le Pen. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
May 06, 2017 - 8:44 am
PARIS (AP) — A quick guide to the logistics of the winner-takes-all final round of voting Sunday that will elect France's new president: ___ THE RUNOFF ELECTION: Just two candidates: Emmanuel Macron, 39, a pro-business, pro-European Union centrist; Marine Le Pen, 48, an anti-EU "French-first" far-...
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French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron shakes hands to supporters as he campaigns in Rodez, southern France, Friday, May 5, 2017. The 39-year-old independent candidate faces far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 06, 2017 - 8:39 am
PARIS (AP) — France's election campaign commission says "a significant amount of data" has been leaked on social networks following a hacking attack allegedly suffered by centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, 36 hours before the nation votes Sunday in the crucial runoff against Marine Le...
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May 06, 2017 - 8:36 am
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzanian police say at least 34 people are dead after a bus carrying students lost control and crashed. Arusha Region Police Commander Charles Mkumbo said the bus was carrying the students from a primary school in Arusha for an examination on Saturday. He says four other...
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French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron shakes hands to supporters as he campaigns in Rodez, southern France, Friday, May 5, 2017. The 39-year-old independent candidate faces far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 06, 2017 - 8:23 am
PARIS (AP) — France's election campaign commission says "a significant amount of data" has been leaked on social networks following a hacking attack allegedly suffered by centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, 36 hours before the nation votes Sunday in the crucial runoff against Marine Le...
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French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron shakes hands to supporters as he campaigns in Rodez, southern France, Friday, May 5, 2017. The 39-year-old independent candidate faces far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 06, 2017 - 8:17 am
PARIS (AP) — France's election campaign commission says "a significant amount of data" has been leaked on social networks following a hacking attack allegedly suffered by centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, 36 hours before the nation votes Sunday in the crucial runoff against Marine Le...
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Kentucky Derby entrant Patch, who has one eye, plays with the lead line as he gets a bath outside Barn 40 after his morning gallop at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
May 06, 2017 - 8:12 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Todd Pletcher will saddle three horses in the Kentucky Derby, a race that features no clear favorite and a chance of early rain. The 20-horse field for Saturday's Kentucky Derby lacks a dominant runner. Classic Empire is the 4-1 pre-race choice. Two horses, Always Dreaming...
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In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017 photo, Ruanda Karim waits inside her home, in western Mosul, Iraq. Karim got injured after an air strike as Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group inside the city. Iraqi forces are making slow progress in the fight against the Islamic State group in Mosul. Meanwhile, food supplies are running dangerously low for civilians trapped inside militant-held territory and those inside recently retaken neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
May 06, 2017 - 6:42 am
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Aliyah Hussein and the 25 family members sheltering with her in Mosul's western Mahatta neighborhood are surviving by picking wild greens growing in a park near their home. Hussein mixes the vegetables with small amounts of rice and tomato paste to make a thin soup that is often...
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Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin attends a briefing in the Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 5, 2017. Russia's military says the agreement setting up four de-escalation zones in Syria will go into effect at midnight. The military also says the deal, which was signed by Russia, Iran and Turkey in Kazakhstan the day before, could be extended to more areas of the war-torn country. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 06, 2017 - 5:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Relative calm prevailed Saturday in wide parts of war-ravaged Syria despite sporadic violations and clashes after a deal to set up "de-escalation zones" in mostly opposition-held areas went into effect, opposition activists and government media outlets said. There were no immediate...
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