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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. Swedes are finding themselves puzzled by representations of their country in the U.S. after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. The Swedish Defense Ministry and Foreign Office told a Swedish newspaper they knew nothing of him. Fox News commentator O'Reilly convened an on-air faceoff Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, over Swedish immigration and crime between a Swedish newspaper reporter and a man identified on screen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor," Nils Bildt. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor' has heads scratchingSwedes are finding themselves puzzled by representations of their country in the U.S. after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials
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Mack Beggs, right, a transgender wrestler from Euless Trinity, is shown during a quarterfinal against Mya Engert of Amarillo Tascosa during the state wrestling tournament Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Cypress, Texas. Beggs was born a female and is transitioning to male but wrestles in the girls division. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Transgender boy wins controversial girls state titleA 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking created an unfair advantage
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A man revels in mud during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Street" carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Legend has it the "bloco" was born in 1986 after local teens hiking in a nearby mangrove forest smeared themselves with mud to discourage mosquitoes and then wandered through Paraty. The party grew year after year, but revelers eventually were banned from parading in the colonial downtown after shopkeepers complained pristine white walls were stained with the hard-to-remove mud. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)
AP Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judgedRio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the dancing, the all-but-naked bodies and the magnificent floats down the sambadrome on Avenida Marques de Sapucai
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Casey Affleck displays his shirt with the Arabic word "love" as he arrives at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
'Moonlight' sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck wins best actorBarry Jenkins' luminous coming-of-age tale "Moonlight" swept the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking home six awards including best feature
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Purdue guard Carsen Edwards, center, takes a shot, defended by Michigan guard Xavier Simpson (3), in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
Wagner leads Michigan over No. 14 Purdue 82-70Moe Wagner scored 22 of his 24 points in the first half, outplaying everyone on Purdue's vaunted front line and leading Michigan to an 82-70 victory over the 14th-ranked Boilermakers
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Academy revokes '13 Hours' sound mixer's Oscar nominationOne day before the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted to rescind the sound mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell for his work on "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi."
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Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from FacebookThe U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the case of a North Carolina man who beat a traffic ticket and posted about his victory on Facebook, a place he was forbidden to be
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Ryan Reed celebrates in front of fans after winning the Xfinity Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Reed grabs Xfinity Series win in wreck-fest at DaytonaRyan Reed picked up the second Xfinity Series victory of his career _ both at Daytona International Speedway _ by winning the wreck-filled season-opener
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Hazmat crews are gathered at the main hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Malaysian police ordered a sweep of Kuala Lumpur airport for toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances following the killing of Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
The Latest: Malaysia says airport safe, no trace of toxinMalaysian police have completed a sweep of the airport terminal where the exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader was attacked and say they found no trace of the nerve agent that was suspected to have been used to kill him
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