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Turkish Finance Chief Tries to Reassure Investors on Crisis

Turkish Finance Chief Tries to Reassure Investors on Crisis

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have seen the country spiral into a currency crisis. The national currency recovered somewhat from record lows hit earlier this week, a day after Qatar pledged…

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Washington Cardinal Entangled in Two Sex-Abuse Scandals

Washington Cardinal Entangled in Two Sex-Abuse Scandals

Washington (AP) Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church that he has served with distinction since 1966. A scathing grand jury report this week accused Wuerl of helping to protect…

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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. She died at her home in Detroit — “one…

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US Newspapers to Trump: We’re Not Enemies of the People

US Newspapers to Trump: We’re Not Enemies of the People

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn’t take it silently. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the…

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Overdose Total Hits 76 in Connecticut Park Near Yale

Overdose Total Hits 76 in Connecticut Park Near Yale

NEW HAVEN, CT (AP) — The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut, as officials try to determine exactly what sickened people. People on and around the historic New Haven Green near Yale University began falling ill shortly after 8 a.m.…

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