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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivers a commencement address to graduates at Bethune-Cookman University, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
May 10, 2017 - 5:01 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drawing shouts of "Liar!" and "Just go," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos powered through her commencement address Wednesday at a historically black university, even as many of the graduating students turned their backs to her in protest. "Let's choose to hear one another...
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May 10, 2017 - 4:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. authorities are reducing how long they'll hold off deporting immigrants in the country illegally who are awaiting a decision from Congress on so-called "private bills" written for individual cases. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan sent a...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2000, file photo, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. William Moeller of Northford, Conn., poses for a photo in front of the USS Tamaroa. Moeller was aboard the Tamaroa during the 1991 rescue of five Air National Guardsmen who ditched their helicopter as they were trying to rescue the crew of a fishing boat during a fierce storm. The storm and the events surrounding it were recalled in the book "The Perfect Storm" which was made into a motion picture. Officials say they plan to sink the ship Wednesday, May 10, 2017, off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts so it can become part of an artificial reef. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)
May 10, 2017 - 3:43 pm
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The ship made famous in the book and subsequent film "The Perfect Storm" has been intentionally sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts so it can become part of an artificial reef. The sinking of the Tamaroa, a 205-foot (62-meter) Coast Guard vessel, took place Wednesday...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, Calif. Tesla Inc. is riding high as it hosts its annual shareholders’ meeting Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Its shares are trading at record levels, and it has surpassed General Motors and Ford in market value. But the company is not without its challenges. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
May 10, 2017 - 3:41 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla has added another product to its lineup: Solar roof tiles. As of Wednesday, customers worldwide could order a solar roof on Tesla's web site. Installations will begin next month in the U.S., starting with California. Installations outside the U.S. will begin...
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May 10, 2017 - 3:40 pm
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say that Islamic extremists have ambushed tribesmen who were securing an area in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing 10. The officials say the men from the Tarabin tribe were manning a checkpoint when the militants approached...
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Outgoing French President Francois Hollande speaks as President-elect Emmanuel Macron, right, listens, Wednesday May 10, 2017 during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Paris. (Eric Feferberg, Pool via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 3:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen suffered a new jolt to the party on Wednesday as her niece, France's youngest lawmaker and an icon of the far right, announced she plans to leave politics. The decision by Marion Marechal-Le Pen, who represents the party's conservative flank and core values, kicks one...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2000, file photo, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. William Moeller of Northford, Conn., poses for a photo in front of the USS Tamaroa. Moeller was aboard the Tamaroa during the 1991 rescue of five Air National Guardsmen who ditched their helicopter as they were trying to rescue the crew of a fishing boat during a fierce storm. The storm and the events surrounding it were recalled in the book "The Perfect Storm" which was made into a motion picture. Officials say they plan to sink the ship Wednesday, May 10, 2017, off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts so it can become part of an artificial reef. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)
May 10, 2017 - 3:25 pm
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the intentional sinking of the ship made famous in the book and film "The Perfect Storm" (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The ship made famous in the book and subsequent film "The Perfect Storm" has been intentionally sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts. The...
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Trader Peter Costa, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Wednesday morning following weak first-quarter reports from consumer-focused companies including Priceline and Disney. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 10, 2017 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Wednesday afternoon as energy companies are rallying with the price of oil and technology companies move higher. Consumer-focused companies are down following weak first-quarter reports from Priceline and Disney and health care companies are slipping. KEEPING...
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May 10, 2017 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who says she had an eight-year affair with author Norman Mailer has lost a defamation lawsuit over a Mailer biography that describes their relationship as "strictly sexual." A judge dismissed ex-supermodel Carole Mallory's lawsuit after finding she offered...
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May 10, 2017 - 1:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There are "significant questions" over whether a man pulled over for a traffic stop shot a policeman before being killed by the officer's partner, a prosecutor said Wednesday as state authorities took over the investigation into the deadly encounter. Erie County District...
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