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New Kazakh president sworn in after longtime leader resigns

MOSCOW (AP) " The speaker of Kazakhstan's parliament was sworn in as interim president on Wednesday, a day after longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbayev abruptly resigned.Nazarbayev surprised many by announcing in a televised address Tuesday that he would step down after nearly 30 years in office that...

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EU's Juncker says Brexit delay decision unlikely this week

BERLIN (AP) " European Union leaders are unlikely to agree at a summit this week on a delay to Britain's departure, and will probably have to meet again next week, the head of the bloc's executive branch said Wednesday.British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to ask Brussels for a delay to...

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Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

NEW YORK (AP) " International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai.Relief efforts that were initially stifled by airport closures slowly gained steam Tuesday, and foreign...

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Justices take up racial bias in Mississippi jury selection

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a Mississippi prosecutor's decision to keep African-Americans off a black death row inmate's jury in a murder trial.The appeal before the court Wednesday comes from inmate Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same...

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Oakton Community College to launch medical cannabis training program

The trailblazing program will allow students to earn a certificate as a cannabis dispensary and patient care specialist.

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Italy to join China's Belt and Road initiative over US worry

MILAN (AP) " Premier Giuseppe Conte pledged Tuesday to make Italy the first Group of Seven nation to join China's ambitious Belt and Road initiative, despite objections from the United States and concerns within his governing coalition.Speaking to parliament, Conte said that Italy's signing of a...

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Who is running for president? Here’s a list of the candidates so far

More names are still expected to join the growing field of candidates, including the early front-runner Joe Biden.

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Vatican makes overtures on eve of Italy visit by China's Xi

VATICAN CITY (AP) " The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the "door is always open" to dialogue.Italian media have been speculating for days about the possibility of a meeting between Xi and Pope Francis...

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Fed is likely to stay 'patient' and project fewer rate hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Federal Reserve is expected to end its latest policy meeting Wednesday by refining its new overarching message that it plans to be "patient" about any further interest rate hikes.The Fed is all but sure to keep its key short-term rate in a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent,...

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What’s new at the Kennedy Center’s Direct Current festival this year? Everything.

Hugar, Du Yun and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus are among the performers highlighted by the venue’s director of classical and new music programming.

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Ever since Denver coach Michael Malone called his team out with a brief, terse postgame news conference after they’d been embarrassed at Golden State, the Nuggets (47-22) haven’t lost.

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Ever since Denver coach Michael Malone called his team out with a brief, terse postgame news conference after they’d been embarrassed at Golden State, the Nuggets (47-22) haven’t lost.

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Ever since Denver coach Michael Malone called his team out with a brief, terse postgame news conference after they’d been embarrassed at Golden State, the Nuggets (47-22) haven’t lost.

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A driver pulled over on the Auraria Campus Wednesday afternoon crushed a campus officer's motorcycle and injured two campus officers as he fled the scene in an SUV.

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A driver pulled over on the Auraria Campus Wednesday afternoon crushed a campus officer's motorcycle and injured two campus officers as he fled the scene in an SUV.

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Voters give OK to dissolve Victor Volunteer Fire Department

A new fire district will be created June 1; voters on Tuesday also re-elected mayor, two trustees

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It’s been an ‘interesting’ musical journey for incognito rapper Leikeli47

She rarely shows her face, and has not divulged her real name, but her rhymes are inviting and infectious.

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Braves may have 3 open spots in pitching rotation

Atlanta Braves may have 3 openings in their pitching rotation because of injuries

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Blackhawks out of margin for stinkers as Flyers come to town Thursday

With 10 games left and the Blackhawks four points out of the playoffs, they can't throw away any points against non-playoff teams like the Flyers.

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