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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 1986, file photo, singers Barbra Streisand and Michael Jackson attend the Scopus Awards of the American Friends of the Hebrew University ceremony in Los Angeles. Streisand is apologizing outright for her comments about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. She said in a second statement Saturday, March 23, 2019, that she should have chosen her words more carefully, and admires the accusers for "speaking their truth." (AP Photo/Mark Avery, File)
March 23, 2019 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying that she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for "speaking their truth." Streisand had received bitter...
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Demonstrators carry posters and flags during a Peoples Vote anti-Brexit march in London, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The march, organized by the People's Vote campaign is calling for a final vote on any proposed Brexit deal. This week the EU has granted Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May a delay to the Brexit process. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
March 23, 2019 - 5:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. The "People's Vote March" on...
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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters pose for a photo on a rooftop overlooking Baghouz, Syria, after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants after months of fighting on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The elimination of the last Islamic State stronghold in Baghouz brings to a close a grueling final battle that stretched across several weeks and saw thousands of people flee the territory and surrender in desperation, and hundreds killed. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
March 23, 2019 - 4:31 pm
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria (all times local): 3:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to the international coalition and its allies after U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in...
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March 23, 2019 - 3:58 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government is laying out accusations against a jailed top aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez went on state television Saturday alleging that Roberto Marrero was the ringleader of a plot to bring hitmen from Central...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan visit a church at Byblos, Lebanon, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 3:57 pm
BYBLOS, Lebanon (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan spent much of the second and last day of their visit to Lebanon touring historical churches and a centuries-old citadel in this coastal city. Saturday's tour in Byblos and a nearby village came a day after Pompeo blasted...
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The petrochemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company reignited as crews tried to clean out the chemicals that remained in the tanks, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 3:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say there's no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm. Coast Guard Capt. Kevin Oditt said...
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March 23, 2019 - 3:17 pm
CARY, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a man charged with firing pellet guns inside a North Carolina bookstore (all times local): 11:33 a.m. Authorities have identified an 18-year-old man who allegedly fired pellet guns inside a North Carolina bookstore, creating panic and causing minor injuries to two...
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A demonstrator faces police officers during minor clashes with police in Paris, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, in an effort to avoid a repeat of last week's riots in Paris. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
March 23, 2019 - 3:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 8:05 p.m. France's interior minister says more yellow vest protesters took to the streets around the country than in recent weeks and more than 200 people were arrested. Christophe Castaner told reporters Saturday that...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2019, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 23, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday called for a significant federal investment in teacher pay, the first policy proposal that she has put forth since officially launching her 2020 campaign. At a rally in Houston, Harris argued that the U.S. faces a teacher...
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Far-right demonstrators attend rally against corruption in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The placard reads "While we fought, the Svinarchuk and Poroshenko robbed". (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 23, 2019 - 2:35 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 nationalist demonstrators have held a protest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev calling for arrests in a defense industry corruption case. The Saturday protest was the latest in several weeks of demonstrations by supporters of the far-right focusing on corruption. A...
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