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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, sports betting will be the main topic at a major gambling industry conference in Atlantic City. The East Coast Gaming Congress on Wednesday, June 13, will discuss where sports betting stands and what might be next now that New Jersey has won a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for all 50 states to legalize it if they choose. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 14, 2018 - 11:11 am
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor kicked off a new era of gambling Thursday in the state that led the charge for the entire nation to bet on sports legally. Gov. Phil Murphy placed $20 bets on Germany to win the World Cup soccer tournament, and the New Jersey Devils to win hockey's...
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Assistant curator Matthew Skic looks the newly-hung Commander-in-Chief's Standard, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked General George Washington's presence on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War. The museum is bringing the flag out of its archives for public viewing on Thursday, June 14, Flag Day, until Sunday. Its appearance at the museum is the flag's first public display in Philadelphia since the war. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
June 14, 2018 - 12:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — George Washington's personal Revolutionary War headquarters flag is going on display at Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution, just in time for Flag Day. The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked Washington's presence on the battlefield during the war. Its...
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FILE--This undated file photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop. The off-duty FBI agent who investigators say accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver club and wounded another patron in the leg is allowed to travel while out on bond. Bishop appeared in court Wednesday, June 13, 2018, out of custody after turning himself in Tuesday on a second-degree assault charge. Jail records say Bishop posted bond and was released. (Denver Police Department via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 8:17 pm
DENVER (AP) — An off-duty FBI agent charged with assault after an accidental shooting while dancing at a Denver bar would like to meet with the man who was injured and is praying for his recovery, the agent's attorney said Wednesday. Chase Bishop appeared in court Wednesday morning, out of custody...
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Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution Avenue and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate the Washington Capitals' first Stanley Cup championship. The parade and rally midway between the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument commemorated the first D.C. title in...
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Fans wait for the parade to start in honor of the Golden State Warriors, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Oakland, Calif., to celebrate the team's NBA basketball championship. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
June 12, 2018 - 3:38 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty. Hundreds of thousands of fans in gold and blue and holding signs that read "Dynasty" and "Back to Back Champions" waved...
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Washington Capitals NHL hockey team owner Ted Leonsis, left, and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, pose for picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice at Capital One Arena, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 12, 2018 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup parade (all times local): 11 a.m. The caravan is on the move for the start of the Washington Capitals' first Stanley Cup parade. More than 40 vehicles — buses and convertibles carrying players and staff — began moving down 23rd...
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Alexander Hamilton exhibit called "Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon," that include mail, portraits, and postage and revenue stamps reflective of Hamilton's life and career, at Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, Monday, June 11, 2018. The blockbuster show Hamilton is finally coming to the nation’s capital and the city is preparing in ways that only Washington can. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 12, 2018 - 12:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The blockbuster musical "Hamilton" is finally coming to Washington, and the city is preparing in ways that only the nation's capital can. Lin-Manuel Miranda's genre-bending historical musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton will start a three-month run at the Kennedy Center...
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June 11, 2018 - 9:34 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A little more than a year after a life-threatening brain injury, Daniel Poncedeleon is ready to make his major league debut. The St. Louis Cardinals bought the 26-year-old right-hander's contract from Triple-A Memphis on Monday before they opened a three-game series against the San...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 27, 2018 file photo, elephants from the St. Petersburg circus take part in the parade during the celebration the 315 anniversary of St. Petersburg in central St.Petersburg, Russia. Animal rights groups say they will establish Europe’s first elephant sanctuary for former circus elephants. World Animal Protection and Elephant Haven said Monday, June 11 that the sanctuary will be created in France, and certain sites will be operational by fall this year. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, file)
June 11, 2018 - 9:27 am
PARIS (AP) — Two prominent animal rights groups said Monday they are establishing Europe's first sanctuary for former circus elephants. World Animal Protection said the sanctuary will be created in collaboration with the charity Elephant Haven in the central French region of Limousin and certain...
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June 11, 2018 - 4:43 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader has sought to clarify his position on Israel after being accused of threatening its destruction. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted by the official IRNA news agency late Sunday as saying the Mideast conflict should be resolved through a popular referendum...
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