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Alison Bechdel visits the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., where she was appointed Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, Thursday April 6, 2017. Bechdel also was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2014, which honors people who show "exceptional creativity" in their work and the likelihood of more. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
April 06, 2017 - 5:13 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's new cartoonist laureate has made a career out of illustrating the complexities of same-sex relationships and says the world has changed around her and is now much more accepting of her work. Alison Bechdel's memoir and graphic novel about growing up with a bisexual...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:16 am
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two sets of new parents were surprised to learn their babies were part of a Shakespearean connection at a Florida hospital just two weeks after another pair of infants premiered as Romeo and Juliet on the same day at a hospital in South Carolina. The Orlando Sentinel ( http://...
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April 04, 2017 - 7:56 am
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two sets of new parents were surprised to learn that their babies were part of a Shakespearean connection at a Florida hospital. The Orlando Sentinel ( http://bit.ly/2nEOzi1 ) reports Juliette Crouch was born Friday morning at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Hours later,...
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In this April 2, 2017 photo, Mahmoud Salem Ismail prays at his house in east Mosul, Iraq. He first found the body of his nephew, then as rescue workers pulled more and more bodies out of the pile of concrete that was once his sister’s home in western Mosul, it was too much for Mahmoud Salem Ismail. He collapsed next to the body bags on the ground. He lost 14 relatives in the March 17 strike that killed more than 100 people. He said the victims crowded into the building because it had a cellar and was seen as the safest place. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
April 03, 2017 - 4:16 pm
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — He first found the body of his nephew. Then as rescue workers pulled more and more bodies out of the pile of concrete that was once his sister's home in western Mosul, it was too much for Mahmoud Salem Ismail. He collapsed next to the body bags on the ground. "Some people were...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, Ivanka Trump speaks at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. Ivanka Trump announced Wednesday, March 29, 2017, that she will serve as an unpaid employee in the White House. She said she has “heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 30, 2017 - 6:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — She has a West Wing office, facetime with world leaders and unrivaled access to the president. And as Ivanka Trump's White House role grows, so does the backlash. Ivanka Trump, a first daughter with first-in-recent-history influence, has become fodder in a heated national...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, Ivanka Trump speaks at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. Ivanka Trump announced Wednesday, March 29, 2017, that she will serve as an unpaid employee in the White House. She said she has “heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 30, 2017 - 4:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — She has a West Wing office, facetime with world leaders and unrivaled access to the president. And as Ivanka Trump's White House role grows, so does the backlash. Ivanka Trump, a first daughter with first-in-recent-history influence, has become fodder in a heated national...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2016, file photo, Phil Ruffin waves has he walks on stage during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Ruffin has never been to the White House. On March 30, 2017, he’ll have dinner there with his friend, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 30, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin has never been to the White House. On Thursday, he'll have dinner there with his friend, Donald Trump. "It's a lonely job, and I have been friends with him for a long time. It'll be nice to catch up," Ruffin said. Trump has had a...
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EU Council President Donald Tusk grimaces at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 showing the letter he received signed by Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered the beginning of Britain's exit from the European Union. ((AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 29, 2017 - 10:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism — or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for an uncertain...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump arrives for news conference with President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ivanka Trump will have security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don’t call her an employee. When it comes to government work, “employee” is more than just a word. That designation triggers an array of transparency and ethical provisions, including a law prohibiting conflicts of interest. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
March 24, 2017 - 3:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will have a security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don't call her an employee. When it comes to government work, "employee" is more than just a word. That designation triggers...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump arrives for news conference with President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ivanka Trump will have security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don’t call her an employee. When it comes to government work, “employee” is more than just a word. That designation triggers an array of transparency and ethical provisions, including a law prohibiting conflicts of interest. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
March 24, 2017 - 3:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will have security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don't call her an employee. When it comes to government work, "employee" is more than just a word. That designation triggers...
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