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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:17 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: New York City's "Fearless Girl" statue, a tourist attraction for the last year, is donning a new outfit Thursday: a cape of blue flowers. The cape, courtesy of retailer Old Navy, is part of the worldwide events for International Women's Day. Meanwhile, a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, Shaquille O'Neal, performing as DJ Diesel, appears at KAABOO 2017 in San Diego, Calif. O’Neal will put his deejay skills on display at his private carnival-style event in Miami. O’Neal said that his new event concept called “Shaq’s Fun House” will debut March 23 during Miami Music Week. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
March 08, 2018 - 2:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal will put his DJ skills on display at his own carnival-style event after a popular electronic dance music festival in Miami. O'Neal tells The Associated Press that "Shaq's Fun House" will debut March 24, immediately following day two of the three-day Ultra...
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FILE--In this June 7, 2013, fie photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, scientists, from left, Christine Dowling, Adam Benthem, and David Naftz collect soil samples on the Canyon Mine property in Arizona. More than a quarter of the way into a 20-year ban on the filing of new mining claims around the Grand Canyon, scientists say they don't have the data they need to show whether uranium negatively is impacting plants, animals and a water source for more than 30 million people. (Katie Walton-Day/U.S. Geological Survey via AP, file)
March 08, 2018 - 2:15 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. scientists studying the effects of uranium mining around the Grand Canyon say President Donald Trump's budget proposal would halt their work. The U.S. Geological Survey is leading a multiyear study meant to determine whether the region needs protection from new uranium...
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In this Feb. 8, 2018, photo, the world's longest-living panda triplets Meng Meng, Shuai Shuai, and Ku Ku, eat food in their compound at a zoo in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province. The Bank of China pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) on Thursday, March 8, 2018, to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province. (Chinatopix via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 5:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Bank of China has pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province, the forestry ministry said Thursday. The Sichuan branch of the central bank signed an agreement with the provincial government to...
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Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wind Symphony, in Parkland, Fla., view Sept. 11 victim photos in the "In Memoriam" hall during their visit to the 9/11 Museum, in New York, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The group, who had planned the trip before the Feb. 14 rampage at their school, toured the museum that commemorates the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 07, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Clustered around a touchscreen at the Sept. 11 museum, a group of high school students inscribed a message that began, "#neveragain." The sentiment fit where they were, but also where they were coming from: the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last month. The Marjory...
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March 07, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Clustered around a touchscreen at the Sept. 11 museum, a group of high school students inscribed a message that began, "#neveragain." The sentiment fit where they were, but also where they were coming from: the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last month. The Marjory...
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Students have breakfast at Stonewall Jackson Middle School on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia's teachers and students are reuniting in their classrooms after a walkout that closed schools statewide. State teachers celebrated on Tuesday as they won a 5 percent salary increase. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
March 07, 2018 - 11:37 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools across West Virginia reopened Wednesday as families got back into their daily routines following a nine-day teacher strike. The statewide strike was declared over Tuesday after the Legislature passed and the governor signed a 5 percent pay raise to end what's...
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President Donald Trump speaks during news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the East Room at the White House, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 06, 2018 - 8:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal to name a Utah highway after President Donald Trump is getting pushback from state Democrats, including one who said Tuesday that he would suggest naming a ramp for porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. State Sen. Jim...
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President Donald Trump speaks during news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the East Room at the White House, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 06, 2018 - 6:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal to name a Utah highway after President Donald Trump is getting pushback from state Democrats, including one who said Tuesday that he would suggest naming a ramp for porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. State Sen. Jim...
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Tourists take photographs with Acropolis Hill in the background during a 24-hour strike by ancient guards in Athens, Friday, March 2, 2018. Museums and archaeological sites in the wider Athens area and on the Greek island of Crete are shut for the day due to a strike by museum and site guards over a benefits dispute with the Culture Ministry. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
March 02, 2018 - 5:49 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Museums and archaeological sites in the wider Athens area and on the Greek island of Crete are shut for the day because of a strike by guards over a benefits dispute with the Culture Ministry. Sites affected by Friday's strike included Greece's famed Acropolis in Athens, where...
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