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Trump is top suggestion to replace Robert E. Lee school name

A YU-U-U-GE name is the most popular suggested replacement name for a Texas elementary school named after the top hero of the Confederacy.

Michelle Obama urges grads to vote to protect civil rights

First lady Michelle Obama told graduates of a historically black university in Mississippi on Saturday that "the power of voting is real and lasting" and they need to cast ballots to protect civil-rights advances made by previous generations.

North Korean foreign minister defends jailing of US student

North Korea's foreign minister defended the jailing of an American university student for alleged anti-state activities, but told The Associated Press that he would inform authorities in Pyongyang there is concern in the U.S. over the student's fate. He also noted that other detainees have been released before serving their full sentences.

North Florida school board supports transgender bathroom ban

A school board in north Florida plans to restrict access to school bathrooms based on a person's biological gender.

Maine governor: Workers from India hardest to understand

Maine's Republican governor says it's hard to understand workers "from Bulgaria" and workers from India are "the worst ones."

Hundreds walk pooches to protest dog-walking limits

Hundreds of dog owners walked their poodles, corgis, dachshunds and many mutts to protest the proposed limits on dog-walking in San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Publicist: Prince cremated, then private ceremony held

Prince was cremated Saturday and a group of his "most beloved" family, friends and musicians celebrated him afterward in a small, private service, his publicist said.

911 caller who found 2 of 8 bodies: 'There's blood all over'

An out-of-breath caller who found two of the eight slain members of an Ohio family told a 911 dispatcher in a quavering voice that "there's blood all over the house."

Daughter says father made threats day before fatal shootings

The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspected of shooting five people to death before killing himself says her father was a "ticking time bomb."

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175 countries sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

‘Covenant with the future’

The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day.

Illinois judge dismisses murder charge in girl’s ’57 slaying

A judge formally dismissed a murder case Friday against a retired Washington state police officer who a prosecutor said was wrongly convicted in the 1957 killing of a 7-year-old Illinois girl, but he put off a decision on whether to appoint a special prosecutor.

Kerry: US won’t block foreign business deals under nuke deal

The Obama administration moved Friday to try to address Iranian complaints U.S. financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year’s landmark nuclear deal.

Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in November

More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November under a sweeping executive order Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday.

Prince’s death raises numerous questions about prior health

There were no obvious signs of trauma on Prince’s body when he was found unresponsive at his home in suburban Minneapolis, and suicide isn’t suspected in the musician’s death, the local sheriff said Friday.

Solar plane’s pilot speaks with UN leader from over Pacific

The pilot of a solar-powered plane on an around-the-world journey took a few minutes Friday to exchange pleasantries with the United Nations secretary general as he flew high above the Pacific Ocean enroute to a stop in Northern California.

Egypt arrests dozens ahead of protests against president

Egyptian security forces have rounded up dozens of activists, journalists and lawyers ahead of demonstrations called for Monday against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s policies, including the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, lawyers and witnesses said Friday.

Ecuadoreans wait for food, water in towns leveled by quake

Ecuadoreans were sleeping outside and struggling to find food and water on Friday in the wake of aftershocks continuing to rock coastal towns that were flattened by last weekend’s powerful earthquake.

Prost! Germany celebrates 500 years of beer purity law

To some it’s the real deal, to others it’s a bland brew, but thanks to a 500-year-old rule everybody can be sure what’s in German beer.

Brazil president ducks scandal talk, impeachment at UN

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff alluded only briefly to the political crisis rocking her government during an address before the United Nations on Friday, slipping in a mention at a signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Obama, Cameron meet as Britain debates European Union exit

Lending political backup to a struggling friend, President Barack Obama made a forceful plea Friday for Britons to heed Prime Minister David Cameron’s call to stay in the European Union and dismissed critics who accused the U.S. president of meddling in British affairs.