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Tens of thousands set to gather for nation’s largest powwow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 100,000 spectators, artists, and Native American dancers are converging on Albuquerque as part of North America’s largest powwow. The 33rd annual Gathering of Nations begins Thursday, April 27, 2016 with the start of the three-day Miss Indian World pageant, one of the best known competitions of its kind in … Continue reading

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Movie ‘Doctor Strange’ turns Tibetan man into European woman

BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan male character from the “Doctor Strange” comic books presented such a potential political minefield to Marvel that in the film version they cast a Caucasian woman in the role, reflecting the pressures Hollywood movie makers perceive when trying to appeal to the Chinese market. One of the film’s screenwriters has … Continue reading

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FBI says it won’t disclose how it accessed locked iPhone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday, April 26, 2016 that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it lacks enough “technical information” about the software vulnerability that was exploited. The decision resolves one of the thorniest questions … Continue reading

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US stocks rise, shaking off tech slump, after Fed stands pat

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged, as investors expected. Energy companies climbed again as the price of oil came close to a six-month high. Technology stocks were battered following weak results from Apple and Twitter. Stocks opened mostly lower in muted early trading, … Continue reading

Prince’s estate to be temporarily managed by trust company
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Prince’s estate to be temporarily managed by trust company

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge appointed a corporate trust company on Wednesday to temporarily oversee Prince’s multimillion-dollar estate, saying the emergency appointment was necessary because the superstar musician doesn’t appear to have a will and immediate decisions must be made about his business interests. Judge Kevin Eide granted a request from Prince’s sister to … Continue reading

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National Labor Relations Board declines VW’s union challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday declined to take up Volkswagen’s challenge of a union vote at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee. In a 2-1 decision, the panel refused to consider the German automaker’s appeal on the basis that it raised “no substantial issues warranting review.” Volkswagen had … Continue reading

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The Latest: Sanders defends attending Vatican conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 ahead of the Democratic presidential debate on Thursday and the New York State primaries April 19 (All times Eastern Daylight Time): 2:44 p.m. Bernie Sanders is defending his decision to leave the campaign trail to attend a Vatican conference on the economy days before next Tuesday’s New … Continue reading

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US stocks jump as JPMorgan gives banks a big boost

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Wednesday afternoon. Banks are making the biggest gains after JPMorgan Chase posted quarterly results that weren’t as bad as analysts anticipated. Industrial companies rose on signs of strength in China’s economy. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 158 points, or 0.9 percent, to 17,879 as … Continue reading

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Russia’s new National Guard will be tasked to suppress riots

MOSCOW (AP) — The National Guard being formed in Russia will be given broad powers to suppress riots, according to a presidential decree released Wednesday. Analysts said President Vladimir Putin’s decision to create the National Guard could reflect Kremlin fears of possible anti-government protests — or even a coup attempt — amid an economic downturn. … Continue reading