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Islamic authority rejects new Jerusalem Jewish prayer area

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:23

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall. The Waqf’s rejection may present an obstacle for Israel which has tried to defuse tensions with more liberal streams of Judaism who have demanded the right to […]
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Backstage with Flea on Super Bowl, Bernie Sanders

NBA - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:07

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m always ready to play my heart out,” Flea told The Associated Press backstage on Saturday night before the band took the stage at a San […]
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Backstage with Flea on Super Bowl, Bernie Sanders

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:07

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m always ready to play my heart out,” Flea told The Associated Press backstage on Saturday night before the band took the stage at a San […]
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Can sitcoms erase bigotry?

NBA - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:04

So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That’s the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. And it doesn’t even have to be a particularly good sitcom. To judge, at least, from a screening of its first two episodes, the Canadian sitcom on […]
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Can sitcoms erase bigotry?

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:04

So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That’s the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. And it doesn’t even have to be a particularly good sitcom. To judge, at least, from a screening of its first two episodes, the Canadian sitcom on […]
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Bosnian first-graders reach out to deaf schoolmate

NBA - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:42

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When Mirzana Coralic asked the primary school in her Sarajevo neighborhood whether they would enroll her deaf son, teacher Sanela Ljumanovic volunteered without thinking much about it. Then September came and 6-year-old Zejd was there, silently sitting on one of the school’s benches, his eyes wide open. At the time, no […]
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Bosnian first-graders reach out to deaf schoolmate

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:42

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When Mirzana Coralic asked the primary school in her Sarajevo neighborhood whether they would enroll her deaf son, teacher Sanela Ljumanovic volunteered without thinking much about it. Then September came and 6-year-old Zejd was there, silently sitting on one of the school’s benches, his eyes wide open. At the time, no […]
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Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees

NBA - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:38

KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has reached the end of its “capacity to absorb” refugees but will continue to take them in, Turkey’s deputy premier said Sunday as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border, where tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught have arrived. Turkish authorities say up to 35,000 […]
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Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:38

KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has reached the end of its “capacity to absorb” refugees but will continue to take them in, Turkey’s deputy premier said Sunday as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border, where tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught have arrived. Turkish authorities say up to 35,000 […]
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AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

NBA - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:38

WASHINGTON (AP) — Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn’t get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under “Obamacare” or what might happen if that law is taken away. Among other fumbles: —Marco Rubio seemed unaware that Kurds are Sunnis. —In […]
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AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:38

WASHINGTON (AP) — Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn’t get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under “Obamacare” or what might happen if that law is taken away. Among other fumbles: —Marco Rubio seemed unaware that Kurds are Sunnis. —In […]
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Demolition of famous LA bridge ahead of schedule

NBA - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:37

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demolition of a portion of a downtown Los Angeles bridge is ahead of schedule, and officials say they could reopen a portion of the U.S. 101 Freeway early. A 2.5-mile section of the freeway was closed Friday so crews can bring down 220 feet of the 6th Street Bridge. Mary Nemick […]
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Demolition of famous LA bridge ahead of schedule

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:37

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demolition of a portion of a downtown Los Angeles bridge is ahead of schedule, and officials say they could reopen a portion of the U.S. 101 Freeway early. A 2.5-mile section of the freeway was closed Friday so crews can bring down 220 feet of the 6th Street Bridge. Mary Nemick […]
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Debate Takeaways: Rubio shaken, Trump not stirred

NBA - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:37

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night. Seven GOP Republican hopefuls faced off just three days before a make-or-break New Hampshire primary that some of them are not likely to survive. Coming off a strong Iowa […]
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Debate Takeaways: Rubio shaken, Trump not stirred

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:37

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night. Seven GOP Republican hopefuls faced off just three days before a make-or-break New Hampshire primary that some of them are not likely to survive. Coming off a strong Iowa […]
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San Francisco police chase ends with crash thought to kill 3

NBA - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:37

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A police chase in San Francisco on Saturday night ended with a fiery crash that is believed to have killed three people, KPIX-TV reported. The crash took place about 10 p.m. Saturday at Brannan and Ninth streets. The incident started with a police chase at 5th and Bryant streets, California Highway […]
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San Francisco police chase ends with crash thought to kill 3

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:37

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A police chase in San Francisco on Saturday night ended with a fiery crash that is believed to have killed three people, KPIX-TV reported. The crash took place about 10 p.m. Saturday at Brannan and Ninth streets. The incident started with a police chase at 5th and Bryant streets, California Highway […]
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Facing NH loss, Clinton looks ahead to counter Sanders

NBA - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:37

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With a victory seemingly out of reach in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is looking ahead to the next round of voting to reposition her campaign to counter the rising primary threat of insurgent Sen. Bernie Sanders. Clinton hopes to use a narrower-than-expected loss in this first primary state as a springboard […]
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Facing NH loss, Clinton looks ahead to counter Sanders

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:37

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With a victory seemingly out of reach in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is looking ahead to the next round of voting to reposition her campaign to counter the rising primary threat of insurgent Sen. Bernie Sanders. Clinton hopes to use a narrower-than-expected loss in this first primary state as a springboard […]
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Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate

NBA - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 17:37

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Marco Rubio faced withering criticism of his readiness to be president and his policy depth in the last Republican debate before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other candidates launched an aggressive campaign to slow the Florida senator’s rise. Rubio’s responded with an uneven performance on […]
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