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Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is greeted by workers outside a whirlpool home appliance factory in Amiens, France, Wednesday April 26, 2017. While her centrist presidential opponent Macron was meeting with union leaders from the Whirlpool plant in northern France, Le Pen popped up outside the factory itself, amid its workers and declared herself the candidate of France's workers.(AP Photo)
April 26, 2017 - 1:12 pm
AMIENS, France (AP) — Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen turned an appliance factory into a battleground Wednesday for France's blue-collar vote, upstaging rival Emmanuel Macron with a surprise campaign stop at the plant threatened with closure. Chaotic scenes followed as Macron, a pro-...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2017 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Coal-state lawmakers say Congress is close to a deal to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows...
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Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is greeted by workers outside a whirlpool home appliance factory in Amiens, France, Wednesday April 26, 2017. While her centrist presidential opponent Macron was meeting with union leaders from the Whirlpool plant in northern France, Le Pen popped up outside the factory itself, amid its workers and declared herself the candidate of France's workers.(AP Photo)
April 26, 2017 - 10:48 am
AMIENS, France (AP) — Battling for France's blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign stop Wednesday to a home appliance factory threatened with closure. As...
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Softwood lumber is unloaded at Murray Brothers Lumber Company woodlot in Madawaska, Ontario on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The upper Midwest timber industry is welcoming the Trump administration's announcement that it's imposing tariffs averaging 20 percent on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 25, 2017 - 10:15 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer a "thickening" border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalate. Trudeau commented a day after the announcement of new U.S...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016 file photo, a man looks up near smoke spewing from a chimney near the Jiujiang steel and rolling mills in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Researchers say Tuesday, April 25, 2017 that China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths annually. But there's a catch: It also could undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in...
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The office building for PPG Industries at PPG Place is shown, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh. PPG Industries is boosting its offer for Akzo Nobel, looking to buy the industrial paints and chemicals company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $28.8 billion. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 24, 2017 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — PPG Industries is boosting its offer for Akzo Nobel, looking to buy the industrial paints and chemicals company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $28.8 billion. PPG is raising its offering to 61.50 euros per share and 0.357 shares of its common stock. It previously offered to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waves after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The former New York City mayor addressed his intensifying focus on climate change on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in an email interview with The Associated Press. Bloomberg said he wants to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 23, 2017 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. Bloomberg, who considered a presidential bid after serving three...
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In this April 5, 2017 photo, the Tiller Market stands abandoned in downtown Tiller, Ore. Tiller, a dot on a map in remote southwestern Oregon, is for sale for $3.5 million, including the market, and the elementary school is for sale separately for $350,000. A potential buyer has come forward but is remaining anonymous -- and back-up offers are still being accepted. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
April 21, 2017 - 7:23 pm
TILLER, Ore. (AP) — In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it. But these days, this dot on a map in southwestern Oregon is generating big-city buzz for an unlikely reason: Almost the entire town is for sale. The asking price of $3.5...
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In this April 5, 2017 photo, the Tiller Market stands abandoned in downtown Tiller, Ore. Tiller, a dot on a map in remote southwestern Oregon, is for sale for $3.5 million, including the market, and the elementary school is for sale separately for $350,000. A potential buyer has come forward but is remaining anonymous -- and back-up offers are still being accepted. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
April 21, 2017 - 7:23 pm
TILLER, Ore. (AP) — In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it. But these days, this dot on a map in southwestern Oregon is generating big-city buzz for an unlikely reason: Almost the entire town is for sale. The asking price of $3.5...
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This 1930's era photo supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service shows a scene in Tiller, Ore. Almost all of the downtown in Tiller, a dying timber town in remote southwestern Oregon, is for sale for $3.5 million and the elementary school is for sale separately for $350,000. A potential buyer has come forward but is remaining anonymous -- and back-up offers are still being accepted. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 2:44 pm
TILLER, Ore. (AP) — A tiny Oregon town is almost entirely for sale for $3.5 million -- or $3.85 million if you also want the local elementary school, which is a separate deal. The community of Tiller, encircled by the Umpqua National Forest, has been shrinking since environmental rules sharply...
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