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In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 photo, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari poses for a photo at her basement Tehran coffee shop, in downtown Tehran, Iran. More than 3 million Afghans including as many as 2 million who entered without legal permission, live in the Islamic Republic, according to United Nations estimates. Jafari hopes her Telma, or “Dream,” Café in Tehran will help bridge the divides and xenophobia Afghans can face in Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
October 16, 2019 - 2:07 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari is living out a dream in her basement coffee shop in Tehran that is out of reach for millions like her in Iran. Jafari hopes her "Telma Cafe" ("Dream Cafe") will help bridge the divide between Afghans and Iranians and fight the xenophobia many...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, shakes hands with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney during a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers, Article 50, at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is in Luxembourg on Tuesday to brief ministers on the state of play for Brexit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 15, 2019 - 4:54 pm
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union officials were hoping Tuesday that —after more than three years of false starts and sudden reversals — a Brexit deal with Britain might be sketched out within hours. The bloc said that it might be possible to strike a divorce deal by Thursday's EU leaders' summit,...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives for a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers, Article 50, at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is in Luxembourg on Tuesday to brief ministers on the state of play for Brexit. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 15, 2019 - 12:45 pm
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 6:40 p.m. An EU official who has access to information about the Brexit talks says the major issue blocking a deal — how to handle the Irish border — "is close to being resolved." Negotiators from the European Union and Britain were...
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Student athletes pass a CNN sign on an athletic field outside the Clements Recreation Center where the CNN/New York Times will host the Democratic presidential primary debate at Otterbein University, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 15, 2019 - 10:09 am
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Joe Biden is facing baseless but persistent allegations of wrongdoing overseas that could undermine his argument that he's best positioned to defeat the president. Bernie Sanders is recovering from a heart attack that raised questions about his ability to withstand the...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech during the official State Opening of Parliament in London, Monday Oct. 14, 2019. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)
October 14, 2019 - 6:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making such slow progress that three European Union nations predicted Monday the negotiations could spill beyond this week's crucial Brexit summit. Belying the need for speed across the Channel, Britain trotted out a horse-drawn carriage and a...
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October 14, 2019 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With the next presidential election a little over a year away, small business owners will likely start seeing employees spending more time discussing politics. For many owners, that can be a problem because chats about politics can run on, cutting into productivity. Other bosses...
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A Lufthansa A380 aircraft lands as the full moon shines at the international airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 14, 2019 - 8:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — A union is calling on cabin crew at German airline Lufthansa to walk off the job for five hours next weekend in a long-running dispute over pay and the union's status. The UFO union said it is urging cabin crew and pursers at Frankfurt and Munich airports, Germany's busiest, to walk...
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Supporters of LGBT rights stage a protest on the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Washington. The Supreme Court heard arguments in its first cases on LGBT rights since the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 13, 2019 - 2:03 pm
National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. But the mere fact that words like "transgender" are being uttered...
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This Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, photo provided by Kyla Awalt shows Chole Awalt, front, and her brother Colton Awalt sitting on the couch while electrical cords are seen running through the house from a generator outside during Pacific Gas and Electric's shutoff in Paradise, Calif. When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them as blackouts became a recurring fact of life. Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar panels and batteries installed in their homes when the lights went out. (Kyla Awalt via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 12:18 pm
When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts. Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar...
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FILE - This Sept. 10, 2012 file photo shows Striking Chicago Public School teachers picketing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel visits with students taking part at the Safe Haven program during a teachers strike in Chicago. A threatened strike in 2019 by Chicago teachers would carry on the city's historically significant role in education labor disputes, including the 2012 strike cited by teachers around the country as inspiration for walkouts and other protests in recent years. That seven-day strike was a dramatic test of the Chicago Teachers Union's effort to force expanded negotiations into social issues beyond the typical give-and-take over pay and benefits. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
October 13, 2019 - 10:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would test a strategy employed by a growing number of urban teachers unions convinced that transforming contentious contract talks into discussions about class sizes and student services wins public support and can be a difference maker at the...
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