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The Latest: Trump says VA nominee to make decision soon

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The White House is standing behind Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be Veterans Affairs secretary amid growing questions about his qualifications. More>>

The Latest: Trump softens tone on Syria withdrawal

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President Donald Trump is welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House in a formal arrival ceremony. More>>

Trump says VA pick will soon decide whether to withdraw

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Senators discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee's ability to manage the government's second-largest department. More>>

Trump warns: Iran will pay if it restarts nuclear program Video included

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A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington. More>>

Trump: Kim Jong Un 'very open' and 'very honorable'

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President Donald Trump says North Korea wants to hold a high-stakes meeting "as soon as possible" and he is praising Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "very honorable.". More>>

UN prosecutor seeks life term for Karadzic at appeal hearing

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UN prosecution lawyer urges appeals judges to convict former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on a second genocide count and increase his 40-year sentence for overseeing Serb atrocities during the Bosnian war to a life sentence. More>>

Justices say foreign business can't be sued under 1700s law

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The Supreme Court says foreign businesses cannot be sued in U.S. courts by foreign victims of human rights abuses and extremist attacks. More>>

The Latest: Canada van suspect was briefly in armed forces

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says authorities see no national security element in the seeming attack on pedestrians in Canada's largest city. More>>

Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

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Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall. More>>

It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined, for VA chief

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Now it's Washington's turn to examine White House physician Ronny Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Veterans Affairs Department. More>>

Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah

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Discovery of mummified body in Tehran raises speculation it could be missing remains of late monarch Reza Shah Pahlavi. More>>

Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees

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Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees from camps and towns around the country. More>>

Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing

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Senators discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee's ability to manage the government's second-largest department. More>>

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, policemen

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Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill at least 9 Afghan soldiers and policemen, latest in particularly deadly week. More>>

Defense arguments start in German neo-Nazi murder trial

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Lawyers for the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial have begun their closing arguments, five years after proceedings opened. More>>

Koch network success in Trump era draws Democratic pushback

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The sprawling conservative network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with Trump in the White House and Republican control of Congress, prompting pushback from Democrats. More>>

US won't ease sanctions without action by NKorea on nukes

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The White House says North Korea won't get relief from sanctions until it takes "concrete action" toward denuclearization. More>>

Saudi-led airstrike at Yemen wedding killed at least 20

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Yemen health officials: Saudi-led coalition bombed a wedding in northern Yemen on Sunday, killing at least 15. More>>

Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing

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Senators discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee's ability to manage the government's second-largest department. More>>

Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

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Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend his confirmation. More>>

S.Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North

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South Korea says it has halted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts on the border ahead of inter-Korean talks this week. More>>

The Latest: Trump, Macron return to White House after dinner Video included

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French President Emmanuel Macron is taking a stroll around the White House before he is set to kick off his state visit to Washington with President Donald Trump Monday evening. More>>

Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

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Police in Canada say the van that struck eight to 10 pedestrians in north Toronto has been found and the driver is in custody. More>>

Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen

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A judge in Arizona has declared a mistrial in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after a jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teenager but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter. More>>

Pence picks Kellogg to serve as national security adviser

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Vice President Mike Pence plans to name retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, a top official with the National Security Council, to serve as his national security adviser. More>>

'Caddyshack' redux: Bid to smoke out woodchuck burns 2 acres

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A Maine apple orchard employee's attempt to channel the soul of Bill Murray's character in "Caddyshack" has ended with a similar result. More>>

The Latest: Canada official: Too soon for van crash motive

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Canada's minister of public safety says it's too soon to say whether the crash of a van into pedestrians in Toronto is a case of international terrorism. More>>

Greek police arrest 120 migrants after violence by islanders

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Police on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos have arrested 120 asylum-seekers for illegal camping, following overnight violence by local residents trying to end their five-day sit-in protest in the heart of the island capital. More>>

Dutch lawyer seeks Qatari compensation for terror victims

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Prominent human rights lawyer demands Qatar set up compensation fund for Dutch-based victims of an al-Qaida-linked Syrian terror group. More>>

The Latest: Yemen rebels say strike kills senior official

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Yemen's Houthi rebels say their acting head of state has been killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition. More>>

Syrian troops look to isolate IS in Damascus battle

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Syrian state media says government forces, allies press offensive against Islamic State group in southern Damascus. More>>

Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing

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Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing, leaving many without care to die. More>>

US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight

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US quietly builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of growing extremism fight in Africa's Sahel. More>>

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

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Afghan officials say Taliban attacks on soldiers and police in western Badghis province have killed 14 troops, policemen. More>>

Karadzic launches appeal against UN war crimes convictions

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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insists Serb forces acted in self-defense during Bosnia's bloody 1992-95 conflict as he calls on appeals judges to overturn his multiple convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding Serb atrocities. More>>

Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia

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Fifty years ago this week, students occupied five buildings at New York's Columbia University and shut down the Ivy League campus in a protest over racism and the Vietnam war. More>>

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam gets 20 years in related case

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A Brussels court on Monday found 2015 Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and an accomplice guilty of attempted murder over shots fired at police they sought to avoid arrest in a Brussels suburb. More>>

Global stocks looking for direction in flat start to week

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Asian shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall Street. More>>

Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.

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President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. More>>

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, email

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A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism.". More>>

The Latest: Abdeslam, accomplice guilty of attempted murder

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A Brussels court says the sole surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks and an accomplice were clearly implicated in shooting at police officers as they sought to flee arrest in Belgium in March 2016, but has not said whether they are guilty yet. More>>

Asian shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall St

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Asian shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall Street. More>>

2 Palestinians die of wounds sustained in Gaza protests

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Gaza's Health Ministry: 2 Palestinian youths die of wounds sustained in Israeli fire during border protests. More>>

Q&A: How strong is the Islamic State group in Afghanistan

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Q&A: How strong is the Islamic State group in Afghanistan and how popular is their ideology among the population. More>>

Nicaragua's president cancels social security overhaul

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Journalist Angel Gahona is among more than people killed in unrest in Nicaragua over social security reforms planned by President Daniel Ortega's government. More>>

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

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Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a voter registration center in the capital, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens. More>>

The Latest: UN chief condemns attack on Afghan vote center

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An Afghan official says that at least five people were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the northern Baghlan province. More>>

Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

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Syrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week. More>>

Iraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militants

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A spokesman for Iraq's military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday's airstrikes by Iraq's air force in Syria. More>>

Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

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A look at previous nuclear negotiations with North Korea and how the currently planned talks between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington took shape. More>>

Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no deal

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says an imperfect nuclear deal with Iran is still preferable to no deal, and that her country will "watch very closely" to ensure it is being fulfilled. More>>

Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

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Gaza health officials say 4 Palestinians, including 15-year-old boy, killed by Israeli army fire as thousands join fourth weekly protests on Gaza border. More>>

Pakistan: Gunmen kill 2 Shiites in Quetta

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Police in Pakistan say gunmen have killed two Shiites and wounded a third in Quetta, the latest in a recent series of attacks on the religious minority. More>>

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

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North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. More>>

French nun known as allied troops 'White Angel' dies at 103

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French authorities say a 103-year-old nun known as the "White Angel" who helped allied soldiers during a failed 1942 raid in the Normandy region has died. More>>

Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site

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Syrian state media says rebels have started to evacuate three towns in the eastern Qalamoun region in the Damascus countryside. More>>

India approves death penalty for rape of young children

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India's government has moved to prescribe the death penalty for people convicted of raping girls under the age of 12 to combat an increase in crimes against women. More>>

Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to talk as deadly protests rage on

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Nicaragua's government says it is willing to negotiate over controversial social security reforms that have prompted protests and deadly clashes this week. More>>

Hamas vows revenge for key member killed in Malaysia

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Hamas militant group says a man gunned down in Malaysia was one of its members who had made "important contributions" in science. More>>

Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2 suspected bombers

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Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government enter their second week in the capital Yerevan. More>>

The Latest: OPCW team visits Douma to probe chemical attack

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Russia's Foreign Ministry says a team of international chemical weapons inspectors has departed for the Syrian town of Douma, site of an alleged chemical weapons attack that prompted a retaliatory missile strike by the U.S., U.K. and France. More>>

Haley's response: 'I don't get confused' draws notice

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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's rebuttal to a putdown from a close adviser to President Donald Trump has been seized upon as a rallying cry among some women. More>>

The Latest: Hamas mourns slain engineer 'commander'

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Israel's defense minister says Gaza's Hamas rulers are the "only culprits" in the death of a Palestinian boy killed by Israeli army fire in protests on the Gaza-Israel border. More>>

Probe clears Haspel on destruction of waterboarding tapes

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The CIA has given lawmakers a memo showing President Donald Trump's pick to be the agency's next CIA director was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded. More>>

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement Video included

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President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn. More>>

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

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Syrian state media says Islamic State militants have agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus. More>>

The Latest: Palestinians will seek UN probe of Gaza violence

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The Latest: Gaza's Health Ministry says Palestinian youth protesting at Gaza-Israel border shot in the head. More>>

The Latest: Ally China welcomes N. Korea's nuke suspension

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President Donald Trump appears to be confirming news that North Korea has agreed to suspend nuclear and long-range missile testing. More>>

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

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Israeli military aircraft drop leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from Gaza border protest. More>>

The Latest: Trump asks whether illegal leaks prompted probe

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President Donald Trump is defending his former national security adviser after the release of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

Haley's pushback draws fans, rattles White House

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The public spat between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Russia sanctions cast a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump. More>>

Army lowers 2017 recruiting goal; more soldiers staying on

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The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 soldiers this year and has now officially lowered the goal. More>>

Chris Borland quit NFL, now helps those in retirement

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Chris Borland knows all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. More>>

40,000 gather in Armenia to demand leader's resignation

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About 40,000 demonstrators gathered on the capital's central square as a week of large protests against the country's new leadership showed no sign of dissipating. More>>

Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes

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A former top US intelligence official says President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next CIA director was cleared of wrongdoing years ago in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded. More>>

John Bolton announces Mira Ricardel as deputy adviser

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John Bolton announces Mira Ricardel as deputy national security adviser. More>>

8 convicted in case alleging govt reps colluded with Mafia

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A court in Palermo convicted eight defendants, including a close associate of Silvio Berlusconi, of charges showing collusion between the Sicilian Mafia and the government during the early 1990s. More>>

US says China, Iran, Russia are 'forces for instability'

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The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being "forces of instability" because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. More>>

The Latest: France demands access for chemical inspectors

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The U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State group says its local allies in Syria have captured a Syrian-born German IS operative previously tied to a 9/11-linked jihadist cell. More>>

Russia: US did not violate red lines during Syria strikes

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Russia's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he could visit Russia if President Vladimir Putin were able to accept his invitation to the White House. More>>

Ariana Grande releases new song, first since 2017 bombing

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Ariana Grande has released her first song since a 2017 terrorist attack during her concert in the United Kingdom. More>>

Afghan authorities: 3 protecting voter registration killed

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Authorities say three police protecting voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces have been killed by militants over a two-day period this week. More>>

Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times

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Alabama man convicted in 1989 mail-bomb slaying of federal judge is executed, oldest prisoner put to death in US since it resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1970s. More>>

Basque militant group ETA: 'We really are sorry'

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Basque militant group ETA says it is sorry for the pain that its armed campaign for Basque independence has caused, and vows not to return to violence. More>>

WWII bomb defused in Berlin after large central evacuation

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Berlin police are evacuating thousands from a central area of the German capital and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work. More>>

Evacuation in Slovakia after unexploded WWII bombs found

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Authorities have started evacuation of people in a town in southern Slovakia after a discovery of four unexploded World War II bombs. More>>

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

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North and South Korea have installed a telephone hotline between their leaders as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. More>>

Judge blocks transfer of US citizen with ties to IS group

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A federal judge is weighing the fate of a US citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. More>>

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

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The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured the fact that the U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. More>>

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

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Syrian state media: Hundreds of rebels hand over weapons, start leaving another town northeast of Damascus. More>>

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea hasn't asked for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. More>>

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

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People in Warsaw are pinning paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital begins a day of commemorations on the 75th anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. More>>

The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

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The Justice Department has sent Congress confidential memos written by former FBI Director James Comey. More>>

Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain

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The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain. More>>

In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn Video included

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The Justice Department has agreed to provide Congress with copies of several memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, relenting as House Republicans threatened to subpoena the documents and criticized department officials. More>>

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

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A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states. More>>

Alabama man, 83, executed for judge's 1989 mail-bomb slaying

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Inmate convicted in mail-bomb death of a federal judge killed in 1989 is set to be executed as the oldest prisoner put to death in US in modern times. More>>

Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

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Organizers of mass marches on Gaza's border with Israel have moved protest tent camps closer to the border fence, heightening the risk of more bloodshed. More>>

The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed

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Alabama has executed the oldest U.S. inmate to be put to death in modern times, an 83-year-old man convicted of a federal judge's 1989 mail-bomb slaying. More>>

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

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President Donald Trump is leaving himself plenty of wiggle room when it comes to a summit with North Korea's leader, saying he will bail out of the meeting if he decides it won't produce results. More>>

Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy boundaries for flying Video included

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The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in an emergency landing after a passenger was partly blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in aviation. More>>

Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid

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President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee. More>>

Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

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The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps tell senators that so far, they've seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly. More>>

Dem lawmakers want to know legal basis for Syria strikes

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Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to provide records spelling out the legal basis for missile strikes in Syria last week and in April 2017. More>>

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

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The Trump administration is making it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments. More>>

Dem senator: Trump VA pick vows not to privatize vets care

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A key Democratic senator says President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency. More>>

The Latest: Anti-nuclear group backs US-NKorea talks

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A U.S. ambassador says his country is maintaining a "maximum pressure campaign" to convince North Korea to denuclearize. More>>

California reaches deal on National Guard border mission

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Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere. More>>

Greek court backs release of Turkish officer seeking asylum

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Greece's highest court has imposed severe restrictions on the movements of 1 of 8 Turkish servicemen applying for asylum in Greece after fleeing Turkey following a failed 2016 coup there, while he waits for a definitive decision on his asylum application. More>>

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

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Leaders in the Kachin ethnic community say 2,000 civilians are trapped in the jungle after fleeing clashes between Myanmar's army and Kachin guerrillas and need urgent medical attention. More>>

Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to region

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Taiwan's government says recent Chinese military drills aim to intimidate the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability. More>>

Trump says unless NKorea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out Video included

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepare for a meeting. More>>

Erdogan catches Turkey off guard by calling early elections

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting the leader of the country's main nationalist party to discuss his political ally's surprise call for early elections. More>>

UN team fired on at suspected Syria chemical attack site

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International chemical weapons inspectors do not appear to have visited the site of a suspected attack in Syria after days of delays by Syrian and Russian authorities. More>>

Brown says agreement reached on California guard deployment

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Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere. More>>

Croat officials halt Serbia visit over far-right incident

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A Croatian parliamentary delegation has cut short a visit to neighboring Serbia after a far-right leader convicted of war crimes reportedly stamped on the Croatian national flag and insulted officials. More>>

First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

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Residents of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. More>>

'That's how she's wired': Pilot lauded for handling crisis

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The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in an emergency landing after a passenger was partly sucked out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in aviation. More>>

The Latest: Southwest pilots: 'Our hearts are heavy' Video included

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The Philadelphia medical examiner has released the cause of death of a woman killed when she was partially blown out of a window on a Southwest Airlines plane after an engine failure. More>>

Polish ghetto survivor worries about rising nationalism

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Marian Kalwary, an 87-year-old survivor of the Warsaw ghetto remembers the horrors that he witnessed there as a boy. More>>

Miguel Diaz-Canel selected as next president of Cuba

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Cuban state media say the country's National Assembly will elect a new president on Wednesday but will only announce the replacement for Raul Castro the following day. More>>

Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of internet tampering

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Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of subverting internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks. More>>

Kansas militia members convicted of Somali refugee bomb plot

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A federal jury has found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas. More>>

Douma chemical attack puts OPCW back in spotlight

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The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been thrust once again into the international limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. More>>

The Latest: UN says more security needed at Douma site

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Syrian state media say rebels in a town northeast of Damascus are handing over their weapons as part of an agreement reached with the Syrian government. More>>

Calif. Republican and allies want renewed immigration fight

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Around 50 House Republicans and nearly all 193 Democrats are trying to plunge the House into election-year votes on immigration. More>>

WWII bomb to force evacuation around Berlin's main station

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Police say they will have to evacuate a large area of central Berlin including the city's main railway station Friday to defuse a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) World War II bomb discovered during construction work. More>>

Merkel condemns attack on 2 men wearing skullcaps in Germany

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Berlin police say two men wearing Jewish skullcaps were attacked and insulted by a group of three other men, who whipped one with a belt in an apparent anti-Semitic assault. More>>

Korean leaders can discuss peace, but can't end Korean War Video included

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Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War, but talks are only as far as the two leaders could get since South Korea wasn't signatory to armistice. More>>

Killing of police officer renews calls for death penalty

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The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers. More>>

200 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan, but problem continues

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More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months. More>>

First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

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Residents of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. More>>

Syria envoy says UN security team visits alleged attack site

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Syrian state TV reports country's air defenses confronted new 'aggression,' downing missiles over central Homs region. More>>

Former Minnesota FBI agent cites racism in explaining leak

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A former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent who was caught in a Justice Department crackdown has pleaded guilty to leaking classified documents to an online media organization. More>>

Trump touts US-NKorea talks; officials say Pompeo met Kim Video included

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President Donald Trump will host Japan's Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago this week amid growing strain between the two countries over a planned meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and a push for new tariffs. More>>

The Latest: Kudlow apologizes for saying Haley was confused

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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is pushing back against a White House claim that she was confused when she said new sanctions against Russia were imminent, releasing a pithy statement saying, "With all due respect, I don't get confused.". More>>

The Latest: Russia clashes again with US, allies over Syria

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The Latest: Group of Seven industrialized nations issues joint statement, endorsing US-led air strikes in Syria. More>>

Trump bashes California on border mission, Brown sees a deal

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President Donald Trump is criticizing California's governor's rejection of proposed border duties for the National Guard. More>>

Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law

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Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes. More>>

Richard Blystone, correspondent at AP, later CNN, dies at 81

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Richard M. Blystone, former Associated Press correspondent and one of the first journalists to join the CNN network, has died at 81. More>>

Jury has case of 3 men accused of plotting to bomb Somalis

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Attorneys are set to make their closing arguments to jurors deciding the fate of three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in Kansas. More>>

Trump formally nominates Gina Haspel to be next CIA director

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President Donald Trump has formally notified Congress that deputy CIA director Gina Haspel is his pick to lead the agency. More>>

US, UK say Russia targets internet hardware for espionage

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US, UK accuse Russia of planting malware on internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks. More>>

US wants to transfer detained American to 3rd country

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The Defense Department says it wants to transfer an American detained in Iraq to a third, unidentified country. More>>

Niger may have arrested militant with ties to US ambush

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The Niger military has detained a suspect who could be the militant leader who was being pursued at the time of an ambush that left four American soldiers dead. More>>

Turkey seeks to extend state of emergency for 7th time

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is seeking an extension of the state of emergency declared following a failed coup in 2016. More>>

Senators introduce new war powers resolution

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The leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are set to unveil a bipartisan resolution authorizing the use of military force overseas. More>>

Burundi forces kill perceived regime opponents, says group

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Human Rights Watch says government forces and ruling party members have killed perceived opponents of an upcoming referendum that could enable the president to extend his rule. More>>

Romanian prosecutors indict ex-leader for revolution deaths

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Romanian prosecutors have formally indicted an ex-president for crimes against humanity over his role in deaths that occurred during the anti-communist revolution. More>>

France wants EU expansion freeze amid Balkans war warning

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French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out any expansion of the European Union until the bloc is reformed, as a top EU official warned that the volatile Balkans could face a return to war if countries in the region have no hope of joining. More>>

Destruction, traumatized residents in Syrian town of Douma

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In Syrian town of Douma near Damascus, destruction and traumatized residents. More>>

White House says Russia sanctions still under consideration

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad in its use of chemical weapons. More>>

Correction: Syria-Destroyed Town story

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The streets of the town of Douma near the capital, Damascus, had few people with the majority of its residents now displaced to the country's north. More>>

US says California rejects proposed border duties for troops

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Two U.S. officials say California has rejected the federal government's initial plans to send the state's National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement. More>>

US pastor denies terror links, spying in Turkish court

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American pastor denies aiding terror groups or engaging in espionage in Turkey as trial opens. More>>

Terrorism accusation in Basque bar brawl reopens old wounds

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The trial of seven men and one woman accused of beating of two police officers and their girlfriends two years ago in northern Spain opened Monday amid controversy because of the terrorism charges brought against the defendants. More>>

Asian shares flat to slightly higher as geopolitics weigh

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U.S. stocks are broadly higher in early trading, with technology and health care companies posting solid gains. More>>

Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site

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Syrians rally in landmark Damascus square to cheer their armed forces' confronting unprecedented joint airstrikes. More>>

The Latest: Syrian TV: Air defense confront missiles in Homs

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Russian officials say a purported chemical attack in Syria was a fabrication staged by British intelligence agencies to pave the way for allied strikes. More>>

7 inmates killed as prisoners fight over money, territory

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South Carolina prisons spokesman: 7 inmates dead, 17 injured amid fights at max security prison.. More>>

UK's May tells lawmakers: Syria strikes were legal and moral

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Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face British lawmakers to explain her decision to launch airstrikes against Syria without a vote in Parliament. More>>

Second mistrial in ex-Navy commander's attempted rape trial

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A deadlocked jury has led to a second mistrial in the case of a former Navy commander charged with the attempted rape of a junior officer in San Diego. More>>

Allies vague on evidence linking Syria to chemical attack

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The United States, France and Britain have said their airstrikes on Syria were a response to a reported chemical attack in a rebel-held Damascus suburb. More>>

Pence's choice for adviser withdraws after Trump objects

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Pence's choice to be his new national security adviser has withdrawn from consideration after Trump got wind of the plan to hire someone associated with past anti-Trump ads. More>>

Judge: Trump's ban on transgender troops on hold until trial

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A U.S. judge in Seattle has ordered President Donald Trump not to ban transgender troops from serving in the military. More>>

The Latest: EU defends Iran nuclear deal; no new sanctions

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The Latest: EU foreign policy chief wants bloc to use major meeting on Syria next week to give impetus to UN peace moves. More>>

Judge tells Italy to release aid group's migrant rescue boat

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An Italian judge has ordered Italy to release a Spanish aid group's rescue ship that was impounded for taking 218 migrants to Italy, finding that the ship was operating in an emergency when it launched the rescue. More>>

Stocks stable, oil drops after US-led air strikes on Syria

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Asian shares mixed following weekend air strikes on Syria, Chinese benchmarks leading retreat. More>>

Pakistan watchdog says country failing on human rights

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Pakistani watchdog says country failing to improve human rights record, criticism stifled and blasphemy law misused. More>>

Turkey's opposition protests state of emergency with sit-ins

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Supporters of Turkey's main opposition party have staged sit-in demonstrations across Turkey to protest the state of emergency that was declared after a coup attempt in 2016. More>>

Bangladesh rejects Myanmar's claim of repatriating Rohingya

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Bangladesh has rejected a claim by Myanmar that the Buddhist-majority nation has repatriated the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape military-led violence against the minority group. More>>

Future of Iran deal may depend on European intervention

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The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump. More>>

Arab leaders meet to unify ranks with eye on Iran, Jerusalem

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An annual gathering of Arab leaders has opened in the eastern Saudi city of Dhahran as tensions with Iran and wars in Syria and Yemen threaten stability across the region. More>>

Iran deal's fate may rest on late European interventions

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The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump. More>>

Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack with tributes

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Boston is marking the fifth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings with solemn remembrances and charitable acts. More>>