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Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard on a deserted street during the second phase of India's general elections, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kashmiri separatist leaders who challenge India's sovereignty over the disputed region have called for a boycott of the vote. Most polling stations in Srinagar and Budgam areas of Kashmir looked deserted in the morning with more armed police, paramilitary soldiers and election staff present than voters. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
April 18, 2019 - 1:54 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting began in the second phase of India's general elections Thursday amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Srinagar is one of 97 constituencies across 13 Indian states where voting was taking place. Kashmiri Muslim...
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Japanese Emperor Akihito, second right, visits Ise Grand Shrine, or Ise Jingu, in Ise, central Japan Thursday, April 18, 2019. This is the last trip to a local region for emperor and empress before emperor's abdication.(Kazushi Kurihara/Kyodo News via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 1:41 am
TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Akihito prayed at a Japanese shrine Thursday in a ritual to report his upcoming abdication to the Shinto gods. The 85-year-old emperor will retire on April 30 in the first abdication in 200 years and a rarity in Japan's ancient imperial history. Crown Prince Naruhito will...
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This Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo shows Aloha Poke Shop, a store in Honolulu that received a letter from Chicago-based Aloha Poke Co. saying the Illinois company had trademarked "Aloha Poke" and the Hawaii company would need to change its name. Hawaii lawmakers are considering adopting a resolution calling for the creation of legal protections for Native Hawaiian cultural intellectual property. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
April 18, 2019 - 1:29 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke" and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters...
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A lone bicycle stands in the rack outside East High School, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Denver. Denver-area public schools closed Wednesday as the FBI hunted for an armed young Florida woman who was allegedly "infatuated" with Columbine and threatened violence just days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 18, 2019 - 1:11 am
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The death of a Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have planned to carry out her own attack in Colorado did not end an investigation into the 18-year-old, authorities said as they examine whether the young woman acted...
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A lone bicycle stands in the rack outside East High School, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Denver. Denver-area public schools closed Wednesday as the FBI hunted for an armed young Florida woman who was allegedly "infatuated" with Columbine and threatened violence just days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 18, 2019 - 1:09 am
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities want to ensure that a Florida teenager who was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting was acting alone as dozens of Denver-area schools plan to reopen following a region-wide hunt for the young woman. The FBI said the body of Sol Pais was discovered in the...
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Election officers sit inside an empty polling station during the second phase of India's general elections, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kashmiri separatist leaders who challenge India's sovereignty over the disputed region have called for a boycott of the vote. Most polling stations in Srinagar and Budgam areas of Kashmir looked deserted in the morning with more armed police, paramilitary soldiers and election staff present than voters. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
April 18, 2019 - 12:40 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting began in the second phase of India's general elections Thursday amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Srinagar is one of 97 constituencies across 13 Indian states where voting was taking place Thursday. Kashmiri...
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Japanese Emperor Akihito, second right, visits Ise Grand Shrine, or Ise Jingu, in Ise, central Japan Thursday, April 18, 2019. This is the last trip to a local region for emperor and empress before emperor's abdication.(Kazushi Kurihara/Kyodo News via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 12:17 am
TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Akihito is praying at a Japanese shrine in a ritual to report his upcoming abdication to the Shinto gods. The 85-year-old emperor will retire on April 30 in the first abdication in 200 years and a rarity in Japan's ancient imperial history. Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed to...
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In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo, new town homes under construction are being built in vacant lots in a neighborhood near downtown Orlando, Fla. The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday, April 18 that Orlando grew by 60,000 people from mid-2017 to mid-2018, making it the fifth biggest metro increase in pure numbers in the nation. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 18, 2019 - 12:05 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums. Metro Orlando grew by 60,000 residents last year, almost as large as the number of people who can fit into the city's Camping World Stadium, where college football bowl teams face off each...
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Kashmiri polling officials carry electronic voting machines and other election material on the eve of the second phase of India's general election outside a distribution center in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. With 900 million of India's 1.3 billion people registered to vote, the Indian national election is the world's largest democratic exercise. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 18, 2019 - 12:04 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting began in the second phase of India's general elections Thursday amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Srinagar is one of 97 constituencies across 13 Indian states where voting was taking Thursday. Kashmiri...
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The Paseo de Diego sits empty in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. New Census Bureau data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria - the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 18, 2019 - 12:03 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. Data released Thursday shows the U.S. territory's population dropped by...
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