Lagerfeld goes all out for Clinton as Pharrell hits Chanel
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Lagerfeld goes all out for Clinton as Pharrell hits Chanel

PARIS (AP) — Chanel-goers were granted their 15 minutes of fame Tuesday, March 8, as egalitarian Karl Lagerfeld gave every guest front row tickets. That meant cozying up with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Willow Smith, Chanel’s new brand ambassador. The designer-cum-political philosopher also didn’t miss the opportunity to weigh in on his support … Continue reading

Mississippi governor: April named Confederate Heritage Month
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Mississippi governor: April named Confederate Heritage Month

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month, but without mentioning slavery. His proclamation was posted to the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans website (http://bit.ly/1VHPTv9 ) but not to the governor’s site. He signed it days before legislators killed bills that would have either removed the Confederate battle … Continue reading

Clinton gives blunt talk on race where Obama trod lightly
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Clinton gives blunt talk on race where Obama trod lightly

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Stefanie Brown James, the director of African-American outreach for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, thought that the changes must have been typos. The statement she’d written for the president honoring Black History Month had been immediately returned with every instance of the word “black” crossed out. They’d been replaced by “African-American,” … Continue reading

The Latest: McCarthy: GOP race is between Trump and Rubio
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The Latest: McCarthy: GOP race is between Trump and Rubio

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race a day before the Republican caucuses in Nevada. South Carolina Democrats vote for their presidential nominee on Saturday (all times local): 12:25 p.m. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the Republican race is a two-man contest between front-runner Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco … Continue reading

Michigan lawmakers approve $28M more for Flint water crisis
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Michigan lawmakers approve $28M more for Flint water crisis

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers directed another $28 million on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 to address Flint’s lead-contaminated water supply, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs for the financially struggling city. The quick and unanimous approval by the House and Senate came just over a week after the funding was … Continue reading

Pentagon chief seeks to improved family leave, child care
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Pentagon chief seeks to improved family leave, child care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to bolster efforts to recruit and retain high-quality service members. Carter told a Pentagon news conference that he will double the length of … Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy
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AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military readiness and pay for construction workers in their latest debate. And from his own event a few miles away in Des Moines Iowa, debate no-show Donald Trump greatly exaggerated the U.S. trade deficit with … Continue reading

Clinton’s firewall? Black voters the key in South Carolina
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Clinton’s firewall? Black voters the key in South Carolina

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At Hillary Clinton’s South Carolina headquarters, a young staffer readies a stack of pictures showing the former secretary of state with her old boss, President Barack Obama. Then the staffer bolts out the door. His destination: African-American businesses across South Carolina’s largest city. “If you don’t have tape, I’ll bring … Continue reading

Philippine leader welcomes Japan’s emperor as ties blossom
Asia / Politics

Philippine leader welcomes Japan’s emperor as ties blossom

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gave a red-carpet welcome to Japan’s emperor Wednesday in a sign of blossoming ties between the two nations, both mired in territorial disputes with China, while further moving past painful memories of Japan’s World War II aggression. Aquino and Emperor Akihito held talks at Manila’s Malacanang … Continue reading