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Malaysian Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 15, 2018 - 3:32 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on Eid al-Fitr (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Palestinians have performed the traditional morning prayer of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr near Gaza's perimeter fence with Israel, as part of weeks-long protests against a blockade of the territory. The...
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Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie speaks as he holds the American flag during a news conference to discuss the America's Freedom Festival's decision Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Provo, Utah. LGBT groups that were denied requests to participate in a July 4 parade that is part of America's Freedom Festival in Provo spoke out Thursday about being rejected even after festival organizer and Provo city officials signed a nondiscrimination deal. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 14, 2018 - 8:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of a prominent Utah July Fourth festival struck a deal to allow five LGBT organizations to participate in the parade Thursday, reversing an initial rejection given just hours after signing a nondiscrimination agreement with Provo city leaders. The deal followed an...
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June 14, 2018 - 6:03 pm
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Five LGBT support organizations that were denied access to a prominent Utah July Fourth parade criticized event organizers Thursday for blocking them from participating hours after signing a nondiscrimination agreement with Provo city leaders. Amid the outcry, which included the...
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President Donald Trump arrives at Paya Lebar Air Base for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 10, 2018 - 11:04 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore (all times local): 10:55 a.m. South Korea has started surveying South Koreans who would be willing to meet their war-separated relatives in North Korea for temporary reunions...
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Condola Rashad arrives at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 10, 2018 - 7:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Condola Rashad has a special reason to celebrate on the Tony Award red carpet Sunday. She also just closed her show, "Saint Joan." The actress says she has "a lot of emotions today." She likened it to the last day of school...
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Actor, writer and comedian Mindy Kaling delivers the main address at the Dartmouth College Commencement on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Hanover, N.H. Kaling graduated from the Ivy League school in 2001. (Jennifer Hauck/The Valley News via AP)
June 10, 2018 - 5:18 pm
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Mindy Kaling took on President Donald Trump in her Sunday commencement address to Dartmouth College graduates, suggesting he may have "tweeted us into war" with Wakanda, the fictional country from "Black Panther." "I'll tell you my secret, the one thing that keeps me going, my...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Mindy Kaling poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Wrinkle In Time' in London. Kaling gave the commencement address to Dartmouth College graduates on Sunday, June 10. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
June 10, 2018 - 2:38 pm
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Mindy Kaling took on President Donald Trump in her Sunday commencement address to Dartmouth College graduates, suggesting he may have "tweeted us into war" with Wakanda, the fictional country from "Black Panther." "I'll tell you my secret, the one thing that keeps me going, my...
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June 09, 2018 - 10:40 pm
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Actor, comedian and author Mindy Kaling is delivering the commencement address at Dartmouth College, her alma mater. Kaling graduated from the Ivy League school in 2001. Kaling created, wrote, produced and starred in the medical-themed comedy series "The Mindy Project," and...
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June 08, 2018 - 7:24 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia mom who threw a $25,000 Dubai-themed prom for her son last year is throwing a "Black Panther"-themed prom this year complete with an actual black panther. Saudia Shuler tells WPVI-TV she had a contest this year that asked kids in her North Philadelphia...
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June 07, 2018 - 8:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Bush's widely praised commencement address at Wellesley College is being released as a book. Scribner told The Associated Press on Thursday that "Your Own True Colors" comes out June 12. An audio edition of the 1990 speech will be published the same day. The former first...
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