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Intepreter Massoumeh Lahidji, centre, translates an interview with director Pedro Almodovar, left, and Associated Press film writer Jake Coyle, right at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 20, 2019 - 9:42 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The official language of the Cannes Film Festival is, like the Olympics, French. But Cannes is also a Babel, teaming with the tongues of every film industry from around the world. In the international village, where nations have tented gathering places, wave the flags of...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 file photo shows the humanoid robot "Alter" on display at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. Understanding humor may be one of the last things that separates humans from ever smarter machines, computer scientists and linguists say. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 31, 2019 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot walks into a bar. It goes CLANG. Alexa and Siri can tell jokes mined from a humor database, but they just don't get them. Linguists and computer scientists say this is something to consider on April Fools' Day: Humor is what makes humans special. When people try to teach...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 photo, Catalan regional president Quim Torra speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, at the Palace of Generalitat or Catalan government headquarters, in Barcelona, Spain. Catalonia separatist leader says that the Spanish government's bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless the wealthy northeastern region is allowed to hold a referendum on secession from the rest of the country. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
January 11, 2019 - 8:14 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government's bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless it bends to the demands of Catalonia's separatists for a referendum on secession, the leader of the wealthy northeastern region says. Catalan regional president Quim Torra told The Associated Press in an...
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File - In this May 9, 2018 file photo, Attorneys Eric Dubelier, right, and Katherine Seikaly, left, representing Concord Management and Consulting LLC, walk out of federal court in Washington, after pleading not guilty on behalf of the company, which has been charged as part of a conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election. A federal judge on Monday reprimanded Dubelier, saying his references to Looney Tunes and “Animal House” in recent court filings are inappropriate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 07, 2019 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday reprimanded an attorney for a Russian company accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election, saying his references to Looney Tunes and "Animal House" in recent court filings are inappropriate. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich confronted...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 photo, then Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, is shown on the house floor before being sworn into the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Tlaib exclaimed at an event late Thursday that Democrats were going to “impeach the mother------.” According to video and comments on Twitter, she apparently made the comments during a party hosted by the liberal activist group MoveOn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 05, 2019 - 5:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The education of the star-studded class of House freshmen has begun. Lesson one: Speaking with the bluntness of a candidate can produce swift and uncomfortable results. Rep. Rashida Tlaib learned that before lunch Friday, when her profane remarks the night before vowing to impeach...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House after a meeting with Congressional leaders on border security, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the White House in Washington, as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and Vice President Mike Pence listen. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 05, 2019 - 5:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and calls by some Democrats to impeach him (all times local): 2:48 p.m. President Donald Trump says newly elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan "dishonored herself" when she used profanity to describe him. Speaking to reporters in the Rose...
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September 10, 2018 - 1:39 pm
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Rapper Kamaiyah has pleaded guilty to creating a public disturbance at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport in May when police say she went on a profanity-laced tirade against security officers. The hip-hop artist from Oakland, California, will be required to pay a fine...
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In this photo on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska, Britt'Nee Brower shows an Inupiat coloring book she published and she talks about the new Inupiat Eskimo language option now available for Facebook bookmarks, action buttons. Alaskans made the option a reality through the social media giant's community translation tool. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)
September 02, 2018 - 1:37 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Britt'Nee Brower grew up in a largely Inupiat Eskimo town in Alaska's far north, but English was the only language spoken at home. Today, she knows a smattering of Inupiaq from childhood language classes at school in the community of Utqiagvik. Brower even published an...
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In this picture taken on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, youngsters ride past a sign written in Russian, that advertises price cuts in Chisinau, Moldova. Romanian has been the official state language in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova for almost three decades, but now, even with 80 percent of Moldovan considering it their native language, some politicians are reluctant to learn Romanian despite a law that requires it.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)
August 27, 2018 - 2:00 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Japan's ambassador to Moldova is fluent in the country's official language: Romanian. But in a geopolitical twist, the mayor of the eastern European nation's second-largest city is a Russian speaker who needed a translator when he met the diplomat last month. While Balti...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Carl Nassib runs a drill during NFL football training camp, in Berea, Ohio. Browns defensive end Nassib needs to work on more than his pass rushing skills in training camp. His grandma wants him to clean up his language. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 13, 2018 - 1:12 am
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive end Carl Nassib needs to work on more than his pass rushing skills in training camp. His grandma wants him to clean up his language. Nassib became a breakout star of the first episode this season of HBO's "Hard Knocks" series, which is documenting Cleveland's...
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