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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, early Sunday, June 25, 2017. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan.(Presidential Press Service, Pool photo via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 1:11 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet." Speaking after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
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June 25, 2017 - 12:59 pm
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the 14-year-old girl who fell from an amusement park ride. (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A father and his 21-year-old daughter had caught the teenage girl who fell 25 feet (7.6 meters) to the ground from an amusement park ride. Matthew Howard Sr. and his...
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June 25, 2017 - 12:59 pm
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the 14-year-old girl who fell from an amusement park ride. (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A father and his 21-year-old daughter had caught the teenage girl who fell 25 feet (7.6 meters) to the ground from an amusement park ride. Matthew Howard Sr. and his...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 20, 2014, file photo, Jawara McIntosh, son of legendary Reggae icon and a pro-marijuana activist, Peter Tosh, sings a song as he stands with a large gathering in front of the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. McIntosh was hospitalized since suffering traumatic brain injuries in the attack in February 2017 at the Bergen County jail, where he was serving a six-month sentence after pleading guilty to marijuana possession, his family said. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
June 25, 2017 - 12:50 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of attacking and seriously injuring the son of late reggae icon Peter Tosh at a New Jersey jail is facing an aggravated assault charge. The Bergen County Sheriff's Office says the count against Kyrie Baum stems from a Feb. 21 attack at a county...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 20, 2014, file photo, Jawara McIntosh, son of legendary Reggae icon and a pro-marijuana activist, Peter Tosh, sings a song as he stands with a large gathering in front of the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. McIntosh was hospitalized since suffering traumatic brain injuries in the attack in February 2017 at the Bergen County jail, where he was serving a six-month sentence after pleading guilty to marijuana possession, his family said. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
June 25, 2017 - 12:50 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of attacking and seriously injuring the son of late reggae icon Peter Tosh at a New Jersey jail is facing an aggravated assault charge. The Bergen County Sheriff's Office says the count against Kyrie Baum stems from a Feb. 21 attack at a county...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 file photo, participants of a Pride Week event in Istanbul, chant slogans after police used a water canon to disperse them. For several years, Pride Week in Istanbul attracted tens of thousands of participants, making it one of largest gatherings celebrating gay, lesbian and transgender rights and diversity in the Muslim world. That changed suddenly in 2015, when authorities, citing security concerns, banned gay and trans-gender pride events chasing away shocked participants trying to converge on central Taksim Square with tear gas and water cannons. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
June 25, 2017 - 12:46 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor. Organizers of the 2017 Istanbul...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 file photo, participants of a Pride Week event in Istanbul, chant slogans after police used a water canon to disperse them. For several years, Pride Week in Istanbul attracted tens of thousands of participants, making it one of largest gatherings celebrating gay, lesbian and transgender rights and diversity in the Muslim world. That changed suddenly in 2015, when authorities, citing security concerns, banned gay and trans-gender pride events chasing away shocked participants trying to converge on central Taksim Square with tear gas and water cannons. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
June 25, 2017 - 12:46 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor. Organizers of the 2017 Istanbul...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, early Sunday, June 25, 2017. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan.(Presidential Press Service, Pool photo via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 12:42 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet." Speaking after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, early Sunday, June 25, 2017. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan.(Presidential Press Service, Pool photo via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 12:42 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet." Speaking after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, center, is greeted on the House floor on the first day of the legislative session in Atlanta. In 2017, Georgia Republicans sought to change the boundaries of several state House districts, including a couple won by Republicans by single-digit margins last November. Some of the proposed shifts sought to move heavily black precincts _ where voters overwhelmingly support Democrats _ from Republican-held districts into ones occupied by Democrats. Although the bill passed the House, it died in the Senate. Ralston has said lawmakers were merely “trying to put communities of interest together.” (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
June 25, 2017 - 12:33 pm
When voters cast ballots for state representatives last fall, millions of Americans essentially had no choice: In 42 percent of all such elections, candidates faced no major party opponents. Political scientists say a major reason for the lack of choices is the way districts are drawn —...
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