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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016 file photo, populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders prepares to address judges at the high-security court near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, during his hate-speech trial that pits freedom of expression against the Netherlands' anti-discrimination laws. Wilders said on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that political parties discussing the make-up of the next Dutch ruling coalition are shutting him out and sidelining 1.3 million people who voted for his party in last week’s parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
March 22, 2017 - 9:04 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said Wednesday that political parties discussing the makeup of the next Dutch ruling coalition are shutting him out and sidelining 1.3 million people who voted for his party in last week's parliamentary elections. "I regret it...
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March 22, 2017 - 9:04 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say about 34,000 customers across Georgia were without power several hours after severe storms pounded the state, leaving one man dead after a tree smashed into his home. Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum said the man, his wife and two children were all in a bedroom...
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In this March 20, 2017 photo released by Mahaska County Sheriff's Office, burned damage on the pipeline at an above-ground safety valve site southeast of Des Moines near Oskaloosa, Iowa is seen. Authorities in South Dakota and Iowa on Tuesday confirmed incidents of vandalism against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in which someone burned a hole through an empty section of pipe. (Mahaska County Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 22, 2017 - 8:57 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's almost ready to carry oil. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn't give details, but experts say Dakota Access and the rest of the nearly...
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March 22, 2017 - 8:56 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say about 34,000 customers across Georgia were without power several hours after severe storms pounded the state, leaving one man dead after a tree smashed into his home. Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum said the man, his wife and two children were all in a bedroom...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2016, file photo, Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 22, 2017 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 10, 2017, file photo, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin yells at guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama at the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Long considered a football power, the Southeastern Conference is showing some basketball promise. The league has a chance to get three teams in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, with Kentucky, Florida and South Carolina playing in the Sweet 16 on Friday night. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)
March 22, 2017 - 8:42 am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee's Rick Barnes has coached in the Big East, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12. He's made the NCAA Tournament nearly two dozen times and advanced to the Final Four. He's been around. He's seen it done a number of different ways. So Barnes has credibility...
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March 22, 2017 - 8:41 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said Wednesday that political parties discussing the makeup of the next Dutch ruling coalition are shutting him out and sidelining 1.3 million people who voted for his party in last week's parliamentary elections. "I regret it...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Sears store in Pittsburgh. Sears said that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to remain in business. The company, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, has struggled for years with weak sales. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 22, 2017 - 8:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open. Company shares, which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 5 percent before the opening bell Wednesday. Millions of dollars have been...
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March 22, 2017 - 8:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says pensions will rise by up to 3.6 percent this year as a result of higher wages in Europe's biggest economy. The Labor Ministry said Wednesday that pensions will increase by 1.9 percent in the former West Germany on July 1 and 3.6 percent in the formerly...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Sears store in Pittsburgh. Sears said that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to remain in business. The company, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, has struggled for years with weak sales. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 22, 2017 - 8:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open. Company shares, which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 5 percent before the opening bell Wednesday. Millions of dollars have been...
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