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US envoy nominee Branstad member of Masons, banned in China

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next U.S. Ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at home....
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Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) -- Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the government in Jakarta promised tons of emergency aid and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people....
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Assad supporters see domino effect in Aleppo government win

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Aleppo shakes with explosions and gunfire day and night in both the government- and rebel-held sides of the divided Syrian city. But for supporters of President Bashar Assad, there is a growing sense of imminent victory....
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The Latest: Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 102

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) -- The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local):...
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Charges possible over video of black student eating chicken

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A teenager accused of producing a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken and posting it online could face criminal charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday....
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Recount ends in Michigan after 3 days; ongoing in Wisconsin

DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots....
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Child predator who fled US is convicted of rape in England

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A child predator in Pennsylvania who vanished before his 2006 sentencing was convicted Wednesday in England of raping a 13-year-old girl....
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Pennsylvania highest court grapples with life terms for kids

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A case before Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday could soon produce new sentencing rules for juvenile homicide defendants in the state who are facing the possibility of life in prison without parole....
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Judge won't let Green Party inspect Philly election software

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge is rejecting a Green Party-backed effort to allow software experts inspect Philadelphia's election systems for any evidence that hacking affected the result of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election....
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Pennsylvania levels $3.5 million fine against gas driller

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania environmental regulators have fined a natural-gas driller more than $3.5 million for violations at 10 well sites and six pipeline locations....
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The Latest: Federal judge agrees to end Michigan recount

DETROIT (AP) -- The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local):...
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Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge's ruling that effectively halted Michigan's presidential recount after three days assures Republican Donald Trump's narrow victory in the state....
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Pittsburgh-based GNC pays $2.25M to settle misbranding claim

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh-based parent company of vitamin and supplement retailer GNC is paying $2.25 million to settle Justice Department claims that a dietary supplement was misbranded....
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DA: Police shoot Pennsylvania suspect armed with large knife

AVELLA, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor says state troopers critically wounded a man who came at them with a 10-inch Bowie knife once officers responded to a domestic disturbance in western Pennsylvania....
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