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WASHINGTON (AP) " An Alabama death row inmate may be alive today because a transgender Virginia high school student was denied the use of the bathroom of his choice this year. The two seemingly unrelated cases have one thing in common: In each, a Supreme Court justice switched sides to provide a needed fifth vote to preserve the status quo. In August, Justice Stephen Breyer broke with liberal colleagues to provide the requisite fifth vote against high school senior Gavin Grimm in...

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CHICAGO (AP) " Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross posed for a selfie Friday in front of a multitude of roaring fans in the city's Grant Park during a rally honoring the club's first World Series title in 108 years. Ross and the other players...

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† The answer to the question in the headline above †is not necessarily an easy one — even for me, one who faithfully believes in the science of opinion sampling. I trust polls that are conducted according to time-tested rules, but not those...

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LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) " It's not pranksters or vandals who placed toilet paper all over the streets of Littleton, Colorado, it was city workers. The Denver Post reports (

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) " Turkey's input will be pivotal in overcoming key obstacles preventing a deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus, the island's president said Friday ahead of crucial talks in Switzerland next week. Nicos...

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MOSUL, Iraq (AP) " Iraqi special forces launched a two-pronged assault deeper into Mosul's urban center on Friday, unleashing the most intense street battles against Islamic State militants since the offensive began nearly three weeks...

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) " Lawyers for Democrats around the country are filing lawsuits claiming Republicans and the campaign of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump are pushing supporters to intimidate and confront voters on Election Day. Trump...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Call it people-to-penguin diplomacy. In a new bid to highlight the threat of climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry will make an unusual diplomatic visit to barely populated Antarctica next week. The State...

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MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) " Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday he will seek re-election to the top job in the House if Republicans hold onto their majority, an outcome widely expected in next week's elections. Ryan's comment comes as some House...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Treasury Department has issued new rules to close off North Korea's access to the U.S. financial system as part of an effort to starve it of revenues for its nuclear and missile programs. It follows Treasury's...

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