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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a revival, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Jackson, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 15, 2017 - 6:01 am
JACKSON, Ala. (AP) — Taking the pulpit at a Baptist revival at a south Alabama church, Republican Roy Moore quoted lengthy Bible passages and made only passing reference to the allegations against him of sexual misconduct with teenagers. The former judge found a brief refuge Tuesday night from the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya speaks during the grand opening of the company's new plant in Twin Falls, Idaho. Greek yogurt giant Chobani announced Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 a $20 million expansion of its world's largest yogurt plant in south-central Idaho to serve as the company's global research and development center. Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he's thrilled to begin building a 70,000-square-foot innovation facility in a region he's dubbed the "Silicon Valley of food."(Ashley Smith/Times-News via AP, File)
November 09, 2017 - 1:12 pm
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The founder and CEO of Chobani has no regrets about moving his Greek yogurt company to south-central Idaho, a region he has dubbed the "Silicon Valley of food" but has been embroiled in the national debate over refugee resettlement that spread to boycotts and outcry against...
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In this undated photo released by Refugee Action Coalition, refugees and asylum seekers hold up banners during a protest at the Manus Island immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. As Australia moved to close a detention center for asylum seekers it won't allow on its shores, Papua New Guinea's government warned the 600 men who want to stay at the Manus Island facility they may be removed if they stay beyond a Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 deadline. (Refugee Action Coalition via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 4:47 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Lawyers for the asylum seekers living at Australia's detention center on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island sought a court injunction Tuesday to keep the facility open, as fears mounted of violence amid reports of looting and rock-throwing by local residents. Papua New Guinea authorities...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, right, and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades shake hands before their talks at the presidential palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. Hariri is in Cyprus for one-day official talks visit. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
October 28, 2017 - 2:41 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister says Cyprus can help his country drum up support from other European Union member states for its economy that's coming under heavy strain from hosting around 1.5 million Syrian refugees. Prime Minister Saad Hariri said after talks with Cypriot...
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In this Oct. 19, 2017, photo, a Rohingya Muslim man Alam Jafar, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, sits for a photograph outside his shelter in Thaingkhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar. In Myanmar, the 25-year-old farmer owned a verdant rice field, a boat that ferried passengers up and down the river and lived in a four-room house made of wood and bamboo surrounded by coconut and mango trees. When the mob came to his village on Sept. 25, Jafar had no choice but to flee with his wife and three children. On Sept. 28, the small fishing boat they were traveling in capsized while it was bound for Bangladesh and left him as the sole survivor of the family of 5. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
October 27, 2017 - 6:04 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP DELAYS RELEASE OF SOME JFK FILES The president cites "potentially irreversible harm" to national security if he were to allow all records to come out now. 2. WHO STRESSES DIPLOMACY AT...
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FILE--In this May 15, 2017, file photo, protesters hold signs during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, Monday, May 15, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. Trump’s six-month worldwide ban on refugees entering the United States is ending as his administration prepares to unveil new screening procedures. A State Department official says the suspension of processing for refugees ended Tuesday, the date set in Trump’s executive order. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
October 25, 2017 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday defended his boss's executive order allowing refugee admissions to resume but with stricter screening. Tillerson said the U.S. is taking steps to "eliminate vulnerabilities" in the refugee screening process that could be exploited by "...
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October 24, 2017 - 10:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the end of the Trump administration's refugee ban (all times EDT): 10:45 p.m. Refugee admissions into the U.S. will resume under new, stricter screening rules, but nationals from 11 countries believed to pose higher risk to U.S. national security face even tougher...
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FILE - This file photo released Monday, Sept 4, 2017 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen standing on pickup trucks mounted with heavy machine-guns, in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, Syria. As U.S.-allied fighters hurtle down the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, a showdown could ensue between the U.S. and Russia, whose allies are racing to take over the same strategic oil-rich territory from the Islamic State group. (SANA via AP, File)
October 24, 2017 - 8:26 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. DOSSIER COMPILED WITH DEMOCRATS' HELP The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund a political research firm that produced a dossier of allegations about Trump's...
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FILE--In this May 15, 2017, file photo, protesters hold signs during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, Monday, May 15, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. Trump’s six-month worldwide ban on refugees entering the United States is ending as his administration prepares to unveil new screening procedures. A State Department official says the suspension of processing for refugees ended Tuesday, the date set in Trump’s executive order. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
October 24, 2017 - 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday allowed the resumption of refugee admissions into the U.S. under new, stricter screening rules but ordered nationals from 11 countries believed to pose higher risk to U.S. national security to face even tougher scrutiny. Officials refused to...
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Rohingya Muslim men, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, carry their mother in a cloth tied to bamboo stick at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. U.N. humanitarian officials, high-level government envoys and advocacy group leaders on Monday opened a one-day conference aimed at drumming up funds to help ethnic Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as the influx from Myanmar has topped 600,000 since late August. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
October 23, 2017 - 12:49 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the donors conference for Asia's Rohingya refugees (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The U.K. is trumpeting its support for Rohingya refugees, pledging an additional 12 million pounds ($15.8 million) to help those who have fled violence in Myanmar into Bangladesh...
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