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NEW YORK (AP) " The NEA Big Read, a book group project launched a decade ago by the National Endowment for the Arts, is getting an update. The NEA announced Wednesday that the Big Read, for which communities throughout the country have been assigned a single work to discuss, will focus on contemporary works of literature and offer a more diverse range of voices and styles. Starting in the fall of 2017, featured titles will range from Emily St. John Mandel's dystopian novel "Station...

Updated at 9:03 AM

CAIRO (AP) " An experimental solar-powered airplane has arrived in Egypt as part of its globe-circling voyage. The aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, flew out of the Seville airport in Spain on Monday and landed in Cairo on Wednesday. This leg of...

Updated at 9:02 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. OBAMA TO MEET LAW ENFORCEMENT, ACTIVISTS AT WHITE HOUSE "We'll share solutions from communities that have already found ways to...

Updated at 8:54 AM

LONDON (AP) " When David Cameron was elected leader of Britain's Conservative Party, the press called him the "heir to Blair." Like Labour premier Tony Blair, he was a young leader who dragged his sometimes reluctant party toward the political...

Updated at 8:28 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign. (all times local): 5:25 a.m. Hillary Clinton is turning to the symbolism of Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech to argue that the nation needs to repair its...

Updated at 8:16 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) " Hillary Clinton is embracing the symbolism of Abraham Lincoln's "House Divided" speech, arguing that the nation needs to repair its divisions after a series of high-profile shootings. Clinton's campaign said the...

Updated at 7:12 AM

ROME (AP) " The investigation into the violent head-on train crash in southern Italy that killed nearly two dozen people is focusing in particular on the antiquated telephone alert system used to advise station masters of trains running on the...

Updated at 7:08 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) " Authorities in Louisiana have arrested three suspects accused of stealing several handguns as part of an alleged plot to harm police officers in the Baton Rouge area, police said. The arrests come amid heightened...

Updated at 7:07 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomber has hit a police checkpoint, killing eight people in a Baghdad district that was struck by a deadly attack the day before. A police officer says the bomber rammed his explosives-laden...

Updated at 7:03 AM

LONDON (AP) " David Cameron will be appearing before Parliament as prime minister for the last time before handing over to successor Theresa May. Cameron will step aside on Wednesday after losing the campaign to keep Britain in the European...

Updated at 6:53 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Iran nuclear accord is fragile at its one-year anniversary. Upcoming elections in both the U.S. and Iran could yield new leaders determined to derail the deal. The Mideast's wars pit U.S. and Iranian proxies in...

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