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Scenic artist Dena D'Angelo inspects the backdrop for the arrivals area before the rollout of the red carpet for Sunday's 90th Academy Awards in front of the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 6:37 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The (right) envelope, please. The Oscars will hope to live down their most infamous blunder at the 90th Academy Awards, which begin at 8 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live by ABC from the Dolby Theatre. But more than redemption is on the line Sunday for last year's embarrassing...
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Romeo, a 4-year hold French Bulldog waits for its owner who is voting at a polling station in Rome, Sunday, March 4, 2018. More than 46 million Italians were voting Sunday in a general election that is being closely watched to determine if Italy would succumb to the populist, anti-establishment and far-right sentiment that has swept through much of Europe in recent years. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 04, 2018 - 6:20 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's national election on Sunday (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Steve Bannon, the nationalist architect of Donald Trump's White House campaign, says Italy's election is "crucial" for the global populist movement and that if populists don't win now they will in the future...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo German Chancellor and party chairwoman Angela Merkel smiles at the party convention of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin. The members of the Social Democratic party voted for a coalition agreement with Merkel's party paving the way for Merkel's fourth term as German Chancellor. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
March 04, 2018 - 6:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's politics (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Angela Merkel has welcomed the decision by members of Germany's Social Democratic Party to support a coalition government with the long-time chancellor. Her party quoted Merkel on Twitter Sunday, saying "I congratulate the...
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A man prepares his ballot for the local elections at a polling station in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, March 4, 2018. Serbia's liberal opposition sees Sunday's municipal assembly election as a chance to weaken Serbia's President and Progressive Party leader Aleksandar Vucic. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
March 04, 2018 - 5:40 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Citizens of Belgrade are voting in a municipal election seen as a test of the ruling populists' firm grip on power in this Balkan country. The election Sunday in the Serbian capital is for the local city authorities only but is considered important because of Belgrade's key...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo German Chancellor and party chairwoman Angela Merkel smiles at the party convention of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin. The members of the Social Democratic party voted for a coalition agreement with Merkel's party paving the way for Merkel's fourth term as German Chancellor. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
March 04, 2018 - 5:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's politics (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Angela Merkel has welcomed the decision by members of Germany's Social Democratic Party to support a coalition government with the long-time chancellor. In a statement Sunday, Merkel said "this is a good decision for the...
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Polling station workers prepare ballots in Rozzano, near Milan, Italy, Saturday, March 3, 2018. An election in Italy on Sunday will determine the makeup of the nation's Parliament and its next government. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
March 04, 2018 - 5:15 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's elections (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The outgoing president of Italy's Senate is voicing concern that some polling stations in Palermo were still closed hours into election day due to delays in getting proper ballots delivered. In a tweet Sunday, Pietro Grasso...
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Map of eastern Ghouta, Syria.; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;
March 04, 2018 - 5:00 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's state media and activists say troops and allied militias have captured a number of villages and towns in a rebel-held region near the capital, in the largest advance since a wide-scale offensive began last month. Syria's Central Military Media says government forces captured...
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This undated photo provided by Central Michigan University shows James Eric Davis Jr., who police identified as the shooting suspect at a Central Michigan University residence hall on Friday, March 2, 2018. Investigators said neither victim was a student and described the shooting as a "family-type domestic situation." (Courtesy of Central Michigan University via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 4:32 am
Investigators were trying to figure out why a Central Michigan University student charged with fatally shooting his parents acted so strangely the day before the killings that he was taken to a hospital. The shooting happened Friday after James Eric Davis Jr.'s parents picked him up from that...
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A banner is fixed at the Social democratic party's (SPD) headquarters reading: 'Member Voting. Decide Together', in Berlin, Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Social Democrats prepared Saturday to count the ballots that its members cast on a proposed coalition government agreement with chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 4:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Social Democratic Party said Sunday its members have voted in favor of joining a coalition with Angela Merkel's conservative bloc, clearing the last major hurdle to the formation of a new government and a fourth term for the veteran German chancellor. The decision ends...
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A banner is fixed at the Social democratic party's (SPD) headquarters reading: 'Member Voting. Decide Together', in Berlin, Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Social Democrats prepared Saturday to count the ballots that its members cast on a proposed coalition government agreement with chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 4:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Social Democratic Party said Sunday its members have voted in favor of joining a coalition with Angela Merkel's conservative bloc, clearing the last major hurdle to the formation of a new government and a fourth term for the veteran German chancellor. The decision ends...
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