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Zimbabwes tobacco farmers sleep in an auction house at the Tobacco Sales Floor in Harare in this Wednesday, May, 17, 2017 photo.  Many Zimbabwean tobacco farmers are making big sales this season, but they don't feel they're benefiting from the crop, the nation's second biggest earner after gold. A cash shortage that underlines this southern African country's deepening economic woes has left farmers who travel long distances to auctions unpaid, stranded and desperate. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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  • Zimbabwes tobacco farmers sleep in an auction house at the Tobacco Sales Floor in Harare in this Wednesday, May, 17, 2017 photo.  Many Zimbabwean tobacco farmers are making big sales this season, but they don't feel they're benefiting from the crop, the nation's second biggest earner after gold. A cash shortage that underlines this southern African country's deepening economic woes has left farmers who travel long distances to auctions unpaid, stranded and desperate. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) Lifestyle

    Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Farmer Simon Kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6,000 at an auction in Zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf’s resurgence in this southern African country. Yet because of Zimbabwe’s dire economic problems he ended up sleeping in an auction house toilet that night, hungry and wondering if and […]
  • In this May 17, 2017 photo residents sit in front of a colorful wallpaper of the 70s in the Alexa Seniors' Residence in Dresden, eastern Germany. The retirement home has recreated the communist era of the former GDR in two living-rooms to help residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) Lifestyle

    Reliving Communist past helps East German dementia patients

    BERLIN (AP) — Every weekday morning, white-haired women patiently line up before a door at a Dresden retirement home, step in, and quickly step back nearly six decades into their past in Communist East Germany. Most of the women — in their late 70s at the youngest — are suffering from severe dementia, but the […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during a news conference in Juneau, Alaska. For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan? (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File) Lifestyle

    McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, Patrick, Ted, Rand and Susan? Those are some GOP senators whose clashing demands McConnell, R-Ky., must resolve. Facing solid Democratic opposition to […]
  • Brittany Jacobs, left, and 6-year-old son Christian Jacobs meet President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Arlington, Va. Jacobs father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, was killed in 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Lifestyle

    Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed the nation’s “boundless” gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones. Participating in the somber, annual observance Monday at Arlington […]
  • Australian independent Sen. Derryn Hinch holds a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra, Australia Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Hinch welcomes government support for legislation that he helped draft which would ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government says is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk) Lifestyle

    Australia plans to ban pedophiles from traveling overseas

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to ban convicted pedophiles from traveling overseas in what the government said Tuesday is a world-first move to protect vulnerable children in Southeast Asia from exploitation. Australian pedophiles are notorious for taking inexpensive vacations to nearby Southeast Asian and Pacific island countries to abuse children there. Foreign Minister Julie […]
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    Today in History

    Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 30, the 150th day of 2017. There are 215 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 30, 1922, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. was dedicated in a ceremony attended by President Warren G. Harding, Chief Justice William Howard Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln. […]
  • Angelina Cruz, 8, lays flags in remembrance for military members lost in war at various gravestones during Memorial Day at the Evergreen Cemetery on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP) Lifestyle

    Memorial Day parades, ceremonies honor fallen military

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans marched in Memorial Day parades Monday and came together in solemn ceremonies to pay their respects to those killed in service to the country. Remembrances of fallen military members went from New York City, where Memorial Day fell on the last day of Fleet Week New York, to Los Angeles, […]
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    3 people hurt after ponies rush sidewalk at Wisconsin parade

    ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Three people were injured when show ponies pulling a wagon in a Memorial Day parade in southeastern Wisconsin rushed onto a crowded sidewalk. Authorities say a 9-year-old boy and a 58-year-old woman who were struck by the carriage Monday in Elm Grove were taken to a hospital. The boy, who […]
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    Young giraffe dies at Pennsylvania zoo after neck injury

    SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A young giraffe recently brought to a Pennsylvania zoo has died after injuring his neck during unexplained aggressive behavior, zoo officials said. Six-year-old Ernie, a Masai giraffe, was brought to Lehigh Valley Zoo from the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri last week along with his 16-year-old father, Murphy, as part of […]
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    Critically hurt Maine police officer suffered head injury

    FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — The family of Maine police officer in critical condition two days after being injured when he was thrown from boat on the Saco River says the 20-year-old officer suffered “intensive head trauma.” In a statement released Monday to the media, the family of Fryeburg Officer Nathan Desjardins said his mother, father […]