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EXPLAINER: Why Japan ‘rising sun’ flag provokes Olympic ire

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SEOUL, South Korea — Japan considers the “rising sun” flag part of its history. But some in the Koreas, China and other Asian countries...

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

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Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive...

CEO calls FirstEnergy’s conduct ‘wrong and unacceptable’

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CLEVELAND — FirstEnergy Corp.'s conduct in secretly funding a $60 million bribery scheme to win a $1 billion bailout for two nuclear power plants...

Judge: ‘Plausible’ N Ireland bombing could have been stopped

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LONDON — A Northern Ireland judge ruled Friday that there was plausible evidence that authorities could have prevented the worst single atrocity of the...

EXPLAINER: Does suspension end Giuliani’s career in law?

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CHICAGO — The days of practicing law for the mob-busting prosecutor turned point man for pushing Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election...

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo

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NEW YORK — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn't want to believe it. ...

Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change

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By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway...

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

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ATLANTA — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. ...

US seeks to drop Chinese researcher’s visa fraud case

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. prosecutors sought Thursday to drop their case against a Chinese researcher accused of concealing her ties to the Chinese military...

US women tell 9th Circuit trial court didn’t factor success

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SAN FRANCISCO — Players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team urged a federal appeals court to reinstate their equal pay lawsuit, saying their...