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People from the "Yes" campaign react, as the results of the votes begin to come in the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution at the RDS count centre, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday May 26, 2018. Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal view Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutional ban on abortion. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
May 26, 2018 - 8:47 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has praised the apparent victory in the abortion referendum as "the culmination of a quiet revolution" that has been unfolding in the past 10 to 20 years. "The people have spoken...
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A man carries a ballot box as counting of votes begins in the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Official counting began Saturday in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
May 26, 2018 - 6:19 am
DUBLIN (AP) — A leading anti-abortion group said Saturday that Ireland's historic abortion referendum has resulted in a "tragedy of historic proportions" in a statement that all but admits defeat, as two exit polls predict an overwhelming victory for those seeking to overturn the country's strict...
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IN this May 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy at Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, N.Y. Trump has spent recent weeks publically hammering Congress to build his promised border wall and pass immigration legislating cracking down on “legal loopholes” he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into an intensifying Capitol Hill debate over legislation that is unlikely to ever reach his desk. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 26, 2018 - 12:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has long made immigration a top priority. He has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on "legal loopholes" he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into...
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This still image taken from the Richmond, Va., Police body camera shows a police officer pointing his gun at Marcus-David Peters on May 14, 2018, in Richmond, Va. Police Chief Alfred Durham on Friday, May 25, released the video showing the officer first used a stun gun when Peters approached him. Police say it was not effective and the officer then shot Peters twice in the abdomen. (Richmond Police via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 12:38 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of a young, black Virginia man who was fatally shot by police while naked and unarmed said the release of body-camera footage answered some of their questions about what happened but raised even more. The video made public Friday shows Marcus-David Peters emerge...
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Law enforcement officers walk outside Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 12:07 am
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before...
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Jerry Gross arrives at the federal courthouse in Asheville, NC., Friday, May 25, 2018. He and his son, who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina called Word of Faith Fellowship Church, pleaded guilty to the criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. (Jennifer Emert/WLOS via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 10:50 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. As part of an...
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In this May 12, 2017 photo University of Southern California, USC President C.L. Max Nikias presides at commencement ceremonies on the campus in Los Angeles. Nikias has agreed to step down amid a sex scandal involving a school gynecologist. A letter to faculty members on Friday, May 25, 2018, that was obtained by The Associated Press, said the school's board of trustees had "agreed to begin an orderly transition" and begin searching for a new president. The letter did not say when Nikias would leave his post. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)2
May 25, 2018 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said Friday. The university's...
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This May 22, 2018 photo from video from an unpiloted aircraft provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows flow from what scientists call fissure 22 as lava from Kilauea Volcano continues to flow into the ocean, top, near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 9:06 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island. He moved his class to the community of Pahala's gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash...
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Scene near Noblesville High School on Friday, May 25, 208, after shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. (Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 8:36 pm
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class...
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A man walks past a mural showing Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who had sought and been denied an abortion before she died after a miscarriage in a Galway hospital, with the word YES over it, in Dublin, Ireland, on the day of a referendum on the 8th amendment of the constitution. The referendum on whether to repeal the country's strict anti-abortion law is being seen by anti-abortion activists as a last-ditch stand against what they view as a European norm of abortion-on-demand, while for pro-abortion rights advocates, it is a fundamental moment for declaring an Irish woman's right to choose. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 7:30 pm
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal viewpoint Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutional ban on abortion. The RTE television and Irish Times exit polls are only predictions, with...
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