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AP Explains: Poor People's Campaign 1968 vs. 2018

Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign of 1968. Like the push 50 years ago, advocates are hoping to draw attention to those struggling with deep poverty from Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta, from the American Southwest to California's farm country.

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Bill Cosby ousts legal team ahead of sex assault sentencing

Bill Cosby has ousted the high-powered defense team whose aggressive tactics failed to sway jurors from convicting him of sexual assault in April.

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San Francisco elects first African-American woman as mayor

San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious Wednesday to become the city's first African-American woman mayor after narrowly defeating a rival who was seeking to become the first openly gay man in the position.

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Governor signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

New Jersey on Wednesday enacted a half-dozen new gun control laws, tightening its already strict statutes as advocates applauded and critics questioned whether they will achieve their aims.

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After AT&T-Time Warner win, is Comcast-Fox a done deal?

Comcast will likely bid for Fox's entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.

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Shuttered $2.4B Atlantic City casino readies for 2nd chance

For months, there was little, if any, sign that Atlantic City's former Revel casino, a $2 billion bust, was getting ready to reopen.

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State Supreme Court won't remove judge from Meek Mill's case

Pennsylvania's highest court won't remove a judge from Meek Mill's long-running criminal case, though one justice said in Tuesday's decision that the rapper can raise the issue again after a hearing next week.

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Report: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opens law firm

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has started a new chapter in his post-political life.

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Trump and Kim shake hands in scene complex as their rivalry

Donald Trump approached from the right, striding down the long portico at the colonial-era Singapore resort. Kim Jong Un, dressed in his familiar Mao suit, emerged from the left. They met in the middle, on a red carpet, dozens of cameras recording their every move as the world watched.

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Bourdain's death means loss of a voice for immigrant workers

Anthony Bourdain's culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate. He also was committed to the immigrant workers who toil in his and other kitchens throughout the restaurant industry.

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Smithsonian exhibit highlights mega star Oprah Winfrey

One of the most recognizable openings in television history blares on a video screen: "I'm Oprah Winfrey, and welcome to The Oprah Winfrey Show!" The crowd goes wild. At the center of it all, a dancing young Oprah.

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Ne-Yo on state of R&B, being the 'love song guy' and #MeToo

While trends in music are ever-changing, Ne-Yo knows one thing: He's the "love song" guy, and he's fine with that.

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Body language: Photo of Merkel, Trump captures G-7 tensions

One viral photo is telling it all about tensions at the G-7 summit.

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Philly police get new trespass rules after Starbucks arrests

The Philadelphia Police Department on Friday announced a new policy on how to confront people accused of trespassing on private property, two months after coming under fire for arresting two black men waiting for a colleague at a Starbucks.

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Justice Sotomayor writing book on kids with 'challenges'

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke Friday about a book she's working on about kids with "life challenges," such as attention deficit disorder, autism, blindness and diabetes.

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Should you be worried about Social Security and Medicare?

An unexpected weakening in the finances of Social Security and Medicare has raised concern about the bedrock programs for the middle class. The problems may only keep getting worse in a time of political tension and deep partisan divisions.

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Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight title

Stephen Curry scored 37 points, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight title and third in four years Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to complete a sweep and perhaps drive LeBron James from his home again to chase championships.

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Woman thanks Trump for 'mercy' in commuting her sentence

A woman whose life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump thanked him on Thursday for "having mercy" and said reality TV star Kim Kardashian West saved her life.

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White House visits become political litmus test for athletes

For victorious sports teams these days, the confetti and champagne are apt to be accompanied by a politically fraught question: Are you going to the White House?

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Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president

Bryan Colangelo may not have authored any of the tweets himself, but he seemed to provide private information that went into them.

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