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FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Howard University said in a statement Wednesday, April 18, that Boseman will give the keynote address at his alma mater’s commencement ceremony on May 12. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 19, 2018 - 7:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University. The university announced Wednesday that Chadwick Boseman will give the keynote address at Howard's 150th commencement ceremony on May 12. News outlets report Boseman will be...
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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa prepares to inspect the guard of honour during the celebrations for the country's 38th anniversary of Independence at the National Sports Staduim in Harare, Wednesday, April, 18, 2018. Thousands of people gathered for the event which was for the first time without Robert Mugabe as leader since 1980. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
April 18, 2018 - 9:18 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Celebrating Independence Day for the first time without Robert Mugabe as leader since 1980 felt like a second emancipation for some Zimbabweans on Wednesday. For others, not quite. The southern African nation still faces persistent economic problems including cash shortages...
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In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, Karen McDonald, whose home was swept away in a mudslide, poses for photos with her wedding veil and the underskirt to her wedding dress she had worn 35 years earlier at her wedding, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Earlier in the week, Santa Barbara resident Sarah Eglin posted on a Facebook page that she was walking along a Montecito trail with her children when they came across a zipped-up bag covered in mud and just a touch of lace sticking out. It turned out to be McDonald's long wedding veil and the underskirt of her wedding dress. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 17, 2018 - 2:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a torrent of mud crashed through Mari Mitchel's bedroom in Southern California three months ago, it carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a tiny pouch that held her wedding and engagement rings and a beloved pendant. As the days turned...
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April 17, 2018 - 10:35 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A leader of a liberal third party says it has no interest in playing spoiler in the New York governor's race — even if it means throwing its weight to Gov. Andrew Cuomo over its recently endorsed favorite, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon. Bill Lipton, the state political...
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In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, mudslide survivor Mari Mitchel moves drawers covered in mud in her bedroom, in Montecito, Calif. The mudslide carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a tiny pouch filled with her most treasured jewelry, including her wedding and engagement rings. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 17, 2018 - 8:19 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a torrent of mud crashed through Mari Mitchel's bedroom in Southern California three months ago, it carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a tiny pouch that held her wedding and engagement rings and a beloved pendant. As the days turned...
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In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, mudslide survivor Mari Mitchel moves drawers covered in mud in her bedroom, in Montecito, Calif. The mudslide carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a tiny pouch filled with her most treasured jewelry, including her wedding and engagement rings. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 17, 2018 - 2:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a torrent of mud crashed through Mari Mitchel's bedroom in Southern California three months ago, it carried away everything from massive pieces of antique family furniture to a tiny pouch that held her wedding and engagement rings and a beloved pendant. As the days turned...
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April 16, 2018 - 6:30 am
FOREST LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom. The Forest Lake Fire Department opened its firehouse for three hours on Saturday so the students could pose for prom pictures. With as much as 15 inches...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his state of the state address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. On Friday, April 13, 2018, Cuomo announced that he will not seek the ballot line of the progressive Working Families Party. The announcement came after two influential unions said they would withdraw from the party over its likely endorsement of Cuomo rival and “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
April 13, 2018 - 9:35 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) says he will not seek the ballot line of the progressive Working Families Party. Cuomo's announcement came Friday after two influential unions said they would withdraw from the party over its likely endorsement of Cuomo rival and "Sex and...
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April 13, 2018 - 9:21 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) says he will not seek the ballot line of the progressive Working Families Party. Cuomo's announcement came Friday after two influential unions said they would withdraw from the party over its likely endorsement of Cuomo rival and "Sex and...
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April 09, 2018 - 12:29 am
DEPEW, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York police department fed up with lingering cold weather has placed winter under arrest. The Post-Standard reports the Depew Police Department wrote Friday in a humorous Facebook post that they had arrested winter. Police said any more snow winter produced would...
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