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Supporters and opponents of president Donald Trump face off in front of the Ohio state house in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The extraordinary clash of several hundred people in one of America's most closely-divided battleground states featured chanting and name-calling as well as opposing activists leaning in to try to hear each other out on the unconventional president. (AP photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
March 04, 2017 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump are convening near Trump Tower, the Washington Monument and several other places around the country in marches to show their pride in his presidency. Saturday's "March 4 Trump" demonstrations are also intended to show unity in the face of what...
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A model wears a creation for Elie Saab's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
March 04, 2017 - 2:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — It was designer Elie Saab's first collection since his coup of dressing Meryl Streep for the Oscars following the actress' high-profile spat with Chanel. The deep blue embellishments of Streep's lauded Oscars gown were picked up again in Saturday's fall-winter Paris show, inspired by...
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March 04, 2017 - 1:05 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials said that an aircraft believed to belong to the Syrian military crashed near the Turkey-Syria border Saturday, with the Syrian opposition telling Turkish media they shot the plane down. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters that "we have information that a...
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This March 2, 2013, file photo shows musher Mike Williams Sr. greeting fans during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. This year's ceremonial start will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska, but the actual start will come two days later in Fairbanks after low snow conditions in the Alaska Range forced the start from the Anchorage area and over the range to Fairbanks. (AP File Photo/Dan Joling)
March 04, 2017 - 12:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The sound of howling dogs filled downtown Anchorage on Saturday as mushers from around the world gathered for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. About 2,000 dogs belonging to 72 mushers are waiting their turn to hit the trail this year. The race spans...
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Conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon delivers his speech during a campaign meeting, in Nimes, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Fillon is refusing to quit the race despite receiving a summons Wednesday to face charges for alleged fake parliamentary jobs for his family. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
March 04, 2017 - 12:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — French presidential candidate Francois Fillon, fighting for political survival, has called on supporters not to "abdicate" to those trying to destroy him as the Socialist mayor of Paris asked him to cancel a scheduled rally. The conservative Fillon, whose campaign has been unraveling...
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A model wears a creation for Elie Saab's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
March 04, 2017 - 12:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — It was designer Elie Saab's first collection since his coup of dressing Meryl Streep for the Oscars following the actress' high-profile spat with Chanel. The deep blue embellishments of Streep's lauded Oscars gown were picked up again in Saturday's fall-winter Paris show, inspired by...
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March 04, 2017 - 10:46 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Lazar Stojanovic, a Serbian film director who was jailed under communism and was an anti-war activist during the 1990s, has died. He was 73. Stojanovic's family said Saturday that he had died in Belgrade, the Serbian capital. The cause of death and funeral arrangements weren...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2011 file photo, Buzz Hoerr rows his boat through floodwaters of Lake Champlain to get to his car in Colchester, Vt. A U.S.-Canadian commission formed to manage boundary water issues between the two countries is going to take five years and spend more than $11 million to look for ways to control flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, the waterway that drains the lake north into Quebec. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
March 04, 2017 - 10:46 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding. Besides studying the causes of past...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 file photo, malnourished baby Ali Hassan, 9-months-old, left, is held by his mother Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim, who fled the drought in southern Somalia, at a feeding center in a camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalia's prime minister said Saturday, March 4, 2017 that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
March 04, 2017 - 10:31 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's prime minister says 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the country. It was the first drought-related death toll announced by Somalia's government since it declared a...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, relatives of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar hold up signs protesting his death, in front of Jordanian Prime Ministry in Amman, Jordan. Nahad Hattar, the writer, had been on trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam on social media when an assailant killed him outside the courthouse. The shooter was a former mosque prayer leader motivated by anger over the cartoon, officials said at the time. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
March 04, 2017 - 10:30 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Saturday executed 10 prisoners with ties to Islamic extremism who carried out five shootings and a bombing since 2003, the government spokesman said. It was the largest round of executions in the kingdom in at least a decade. Among those killed in the attacks were a...
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