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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 8:06 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of his historic Atlanta church marked the national King holiday Monday with sharp denunciations of President Donald Trump, focusing on disparaging remarks he is said to have made about African countries and Haitian immigrants...
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In a photo provided by the Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., left, looks over an exhibit about the Cherokee Freeman during a visit to the Martin Luther King Center in Muskogee, Okla., on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by welcoming the descendants of slaves into their tribe after years of exclusion. (Courtesy of the Cherokee Nation via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 6:47 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Cherokee Nation leaders marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen. The tribe — one of the country's largest — recognized the King holiday for the first time with...
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January 11, 2018 - 9:59 am
YORK, Maine (AP) — Beachgoers in Maine have caught an unusual sight — an ice skater's blades gliding over frozen sand and surf. Grant Long celebrated his 18th birthday Saturday by skating on the newfound patch of ice after record-low temperatures caused Long Sands Beach to freeze over. Long's...
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, shakes hands with the head of North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon before their meeting at the Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. South Korean media said North and South Korea have begun talks at their border about how to cooperate in next month's Winter Olympics and how to improve their long-strained ties. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 9:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas took steps toward reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks Tuesday, as North Korea agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, hold talks on lowering tension along their border and reopen a military hotline. The...
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January 08, 2018 - 5:48 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Same-sex couples have married in midnight ceremonies across Australia after the last legal impediment to gay marriage expired. Most gay and lesbian couples were required to provide one month's notice of their intention to marry after marriage equality became law on Dec. 9...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, home equity and auto loan rates are displayed at a bank in North Andover, Mass. On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, the Federal Reserve releases its November report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 08, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer borrowing jumped 8.8 percent in November, the most in more than two years, a sign of growing confidence in the economy. The Federal Reserve said Monday that Americans added nearly $28 billion in credit card, student, auto and other debt in November. That brought...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017, file photo shows the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta. Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion stadium is about to be on perhaps its largest national stage for the Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, College Football Playoff title game, fans say the glitzy facility is living up to the hype despite a series of construction setbacks that delayed its opening. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
January 08, 2018 - 1:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The College Football Playoff is here to stay. The national championship game is still trying to make its mark. The 4-year-old title game remains a bit of an afterthought compared to the well-entrenched bowl system, from its lack of a catchy name to its scattered timing to its scaled-...
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January 07, 2018 - 3:34 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A leather rocking chair from the Jungle Room at Elvis Presley's Graceland has sold at auction for $17,500. Graceland says in a news release the chair was among 271 items from third-party collectors offered at the auction held Saturday at The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis...
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Nicolaos Solis from Greece kisses the wooden cross which was thrown into the waters by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, during the Epiphany ceremony to bless the waters at the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
January 06, 2018 - 5:27 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Epiphany observances Christians in many parts of the world are holding: (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Unusually cold temperatures in Florida from a monster winter storm didn't dissuade more than 50 boys from making their annual plunge in a bayou as part of the...
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January 06, 2018 - 1:29 pm
CAIRO (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Egypt's embattled Christians, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Saturday made a symbolic appearance at an Orthodox Christmas Mass in a new cathedral as tens of thousands of soldiers and police deployed outside churches across the country in anticipation of...
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