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Citing safety, USC makes rare cancellation of speech by valedictorian who supported Palestinians

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California canceled a commencement speech by its 2024 valedictorian who has publicly supported Palestinians, citing security concerns, a rare decision that was praised by several pro-Israel groups and lambasted by free speech advocates and the country’s largest Muslim civil rights organization.

Voting technology company settles lawsuit against far-right news outlet over 2020 election claims

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A voting technology company targeted by bogus fraud claims related to the 2020 presidential election settled a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against a conservative news outlet.

Fed’s Powell: Elevated inflation will likely delay rate cuts this year

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell cautioned Tuesday that persistently elevated inflation will likely delay any Fed interest rate cuts until later this year, opening the door to a period of higher-for-longer rates.

New recruiting programs put Army, Air Force on track to meet enlistment goals. Navy...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After several difficult years, the Army and Air Force say they are on track to meet their recruiting goals this year, reversing previous shortfalls using a swath of new programs and policy changes. But the Navy, while improving, expects once again to fall short.

April 17, US launches Bay of Pigs invasion to topple Fidel Castro in Cuba

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Today is Wednesday, April 17, the 108th day of 2024. There are 258 days left in the year.

Biden’s latest plan for student loan cancellation moves forward as a proposed regulation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s latest plan for student loan cancellation is moving forward as a proposed regulation, offering him a fresh chance to deliver on a campaign promise and energize young voters ahead of the November election.

Only 1 in 3 US adults think Trump acted illegally in New York hush...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The first criminal trial facing former President Donald Trump is also the one in which Americans are least convinced he committed a crime, a new AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds.

Ohio man fatally shot Uber driver after scam phone calls targeted both of them,...

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say fatally shot an Uber driver who he thought was trying to rob him after scam phone calls deceived them both has been indicted on a murder charge.

A 9-year-old boy’s dream of a pet octopus is a sensation as thousands follow...

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The one thing 9-year-old Cal Clifford wanted more than anything since he was a toddler was a pet octopus.

Your morning coffee may be more than a half million years old

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That coffee you slurped this morning? It’s 600,000 years old.