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A message card is placed at a collection of flowers left at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Saturday, in a fierce determination to show kindness to a community in pain as a 28-year-old white supremacist stood silently before a judge, accused in mass shootings at two mosques that left dozens of people dead. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 16, 2019 - 4:07 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Sunday New Zealand police say a 50th victim of the mosque attacks in Christchurch has died. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced the latest death in a news...
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March 15, 2019 - 8:49 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of Puerto Ricans filled a coliseum on Friday to speak at a first of its kind public hearing organized by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the pace of federal hurricane recovery funds nearly two...
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Police officers search the area near the Masjid Al Noor mosque, site of one of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2019 - 8:46 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Super Rugby match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and the Dunedin-based Highlanders has been canceled in the wake of the shootings at two mosques that killed 49...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that have been integral to the criminal cases against R. Kelly have been circulating across the nation for years. Some of the tapes leaked out of the singer's collection in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
March 15, 2019 - 1:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A judge says cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during R. Kelly's sexual abuse trial and pretrial hearings. Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence Flood said during a brief hearing...
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Police attempt to move people away from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days," as authorities detained four people and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned attack. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2019 - 7:39 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent anti-Islam sentiment. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, a boat crosses New York Harbor in front of the Manhattan skyline. Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a plan, Thursday, March 14, 2019, to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 14, 2019 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a plan to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet (152 meters). The Democratic mayor announced the plan Thursday after previewing it in New...
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This March 12, 2019, photo shows the Metropolitan Detention Center of Bernalillo County outside of Albuquerque, N.M. The has come under criticism after it was revealed late last month that its records department was allowing federal immigration authorities to access its inmate database. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
March 14, 2019 - 5:17 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after New Mexico's largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque were still granting immigration...
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In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 photo, New Mexico state Rep. Javier Martinez of Albuquerque, right, rallies support for a bill to authorize recreational marijuana consumption and sales through state-owned stores in Santa Fe, N.M. New Mexico took a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana when its House approved a bill that would allow state-run stores and require customers to carry a receipt with their cannabis or face penalties. The measure, narrowly approved Thursday, March 7, 2019, following a late-night floor debate, mixes major provisions of a Republican-backed Senate bill that emphasizes aggressive regulation with a draft by Democrats concerned about the U.S. war on drugs. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
March 12, 2019 - 9:13 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Republicans and Democrats, as a new wave of states weighs legislation that would legalize recreational...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018 file photo, Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Marielle Franco smiles for a photo in Cinelandia square. Police in Brazil said on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, that they have arrested two suspects in the killing of Franco and her driver last year. (AP Photo/Ellis Rua, File)
March 12, 2019 - 8:58 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities arrested two former police officers Tuesday in the killing of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, a brazen assassination that shocked Brazilians and sparked protests in several countries. The arrests in Rio came two days before the...
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March 12, 2019 - 5:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials from more than 10 U.S. cities convened Tuesday in Houston to learn about its successes combatting human trafficking, a broad approach in which the city's health department, restaurant inspectors and cab companies all help identify potential victims. While human trafficking...
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