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FILE - In this March 22, 2018 file photo, Ivanka Trump listens to question during a Generation Next White House forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. Ivanka Trump and her brothers Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump criticized the exhibit as a sexist attempt to humiliate her. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 05, 2019 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," opened Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint...
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February 04, 2019 - 10:07 am
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials have launched their annual contest to guess how long the ice will last on Lake Memphremagog. The Caledonian Record reports for its "Ice Out" contest, the Newport Parks and Recreation put a large drawing of a bottle of vanilla extract on a platform attached to a...
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February 03, 2019 - 3:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Voters in a municipality in northwestern Germany have delivered a clear message: no street names, thanks. Official results from a referendum held on Sunday showed 60 percent of voters in Hilgermissen rejected the local council's plan to name the streets, while 40 percent supported the...
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Don Crisman poses for a photo in his Kennebunk, Maine, home on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, holding a Super Bowl LI ball signed by a few Patriots NFL football players. Crisman has never missed a Super Bowl and will be heading to Atlanta to watch his 53rd Super Bowl as the Patriots take on the Chiefs. (Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via AP)
February 02, 2019 - 1:59 pm
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — One of the handful of fans who has seen every single Super Bowl is keeping the streak alive as he prepares to cheer for his New England Patriots. Donald Crisman, of Kennebunk, Maine, said he's happy to feel well enough to go to Atlanta for his 53rd consecutive Super Bowl...
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In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, without tourists and park rangers to discourage them during the government shutdown, elephant seals have expanded their pupping grounds in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif. About 60 adult seals have birthed 35 pups took over a beach knocking down a fence and moving into the parking lot. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 6:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Northern California during the government shutdown when there was no staff to discourage the animals from congregating in the popular tourist area, an official said. Now they're not going anywhere. About 60 adult seals that gave...
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This Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 surveillance image released by the Fall River, Mass., Police Department on its Facebook page shows a female suspect in an attempted robbery of the Fall River Municipal Credit Union, who got cold feet and left without a penny. The police are looking for the suspect. (Fall River Police Department via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 10:42 am
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are looking for a woman they say intended to rob a bank but got cold feet and left without a penny. Fall River police tell the Herald News the woman walked into the Fall River Municipal Credit Union on Monday afternoon and approached a teller. Police...
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January 30, 2019 - 10:41 am
PARKER, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota school district is using a talking hot dog to announce closures due to the extreme cold . In a video posted to the Parker School District's Facebook page, Mr. Hot Dog says: "I'm a hot dog! I need some heat! I'm not a cold dog! ... You cannot have school! It's too...
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January 30, 2019 - 3:21 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in India's most populous state have been ordered to bar code stray cows and use vacant buildings to shelter them in response to farmers' complaints that the closure of slaughterhouses has created a menace of crop-destroying, free-range cattle. An order by the Hindu...
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January 29, 2019 - 5:42 am
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police dispatchers are trained to deal with a number of situations, and a dispatcher in Indiana had to know her numbers when a boy called 911 seeking help with his homework. Lafayette Police dispatcher Antonia Bundy answered the call from the boy, who said he had "a bad day...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, video image provided by KING-TV, baker Ken Bellingham, who owns Edmonds Bakery, speaks during an interview at his shop in Edmonds, Wash. Bellingham is apologizing for a politically charged Valentine's Day cookie that generated an uproar on social media. KING-TV reports that Bellingham has gotten phone calls from frustrated customers about the heart-shaped cookie with "Build that Wall" in frosting letters. The wall refers to President Donald Trump's signature campaign promise to build a southern-border wall. (KING-TV via AP)
January 27, 2019 - 7:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state baker is apologizing for a politically charged Valentine's Day cookie that generated an uproar on social media. KING-TV reports that Ken Bellingham, who owns Edmonds Bakery, has gotten phone calls from frustrated customers about the heart-shaped cookie with "Build...
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