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A fraction of Mosul, Syria's Raqqa no less challenging

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 10:55pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- A month into the battle to capture the Islamic State group's self-styled capital, U.S-backed Syrian forces have encircled the militants inside Raqqa, breached their fortified defenses and inched closer to the heart of the city. Yet the battle has barely begun....
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Solving North Korea: Even allies have different priorities

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 10:55pm
One reason North Korea is the world's most dire nuclear hotspot is that among the most important players, even allies and semi-allies have different desires and priorities. An enemy to some, a bulwark to others, a frustration to all, with decades of unfinished business coloring the picture in ways unique to each nation....
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Solving North Korea: Even allies have different priorities

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:53pm
One reason North Korea is the world's most dire nuclear hotspot is that among the most important players, even allies and semi-allies have different desires and priorities. An enemy to some, a bulwark to others, a frustration to all, with decades of unfinished business coloring the picture in ways unique to each nation....
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Venezuela marks 100 days of unrest, at a glance

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:53pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Anti-government protests in Venezuela hit the symbolic mark of 100 days on Sunday with a grim record of at least 92 dead and more than 1,500 injured. The decision Saturday to release opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez from prison and place him under house arrest has once again stirred hopes that socialist President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents could sit down for talks aimed at ending the bloodshed....
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Utah man celebrates 100th birthday by hitting the slopes

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 7:53pm
SNOWBIRD, Utah (AP) -- A Utah man celebrated his 100th birthday by doing what he loves most: Skiing....
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State election officials worry about 2018 election security

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 5:51pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- State election officials voiced doubt Saturday that adequate security measures can be adopted before 2018 elections to safeguard against the possibility of a foreign government interfering in U.S. elections....
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SoHa? Harlem bristles at neighborhood nickname

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 11:46am
NEW YORK (AP) -- In Harlem, a furor has erupted over what was supposed to be a simple, catchy acronym: SoHa....
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Tillerson slowly embraces traditional diplomacy amid crises

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:46am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Six months into a job he didn't seek or particularly want, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to be slowly embracing a more traditional approach to American diplomacy after early signs of resistance....
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State election officials gather amid uproar over voter data

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 9:46am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- State election officials from across the U.S. are gathering this weekend amid an uproar over a White House commission investigating allegations of voter fraud and heightened concern about Russian attempts to interfere with last fall's election....
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Frustrated with NKorea? Welcome to The Land of Lousy Options

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 7:43am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A dictator stands on the verge of possessing nuclear missiles that threaten U.S. shores. A worried world ponders airstrikes and sanctions....
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Ohio prosecutor weighing 3rd trial for ex-police officer

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 7:43am
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Amid protests and other local pressure, an Ohio prosecutor is pondering whether to try a third time to get a conviction of a former police officer in a racially charged fatal shooting case....
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Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home set

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 6:41am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall....
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Beachgate, Bridgegate: Christie's time in headlines not over

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 6:41am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie's week started with Beachgate - viral photos showing him lounging on a public beach closed by the state budget shutdown. Next week, Bridgegate will revisit....
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Anti-G20 activists riot for second night in Hamburg

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 5:41am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- Anti-globalization activists rioted violently for a second night as Hamburg hosted Group of 20 leaders, setting up street barricades, looting supermarkets and attacking police with slingshots and firebombs on Saturday....
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Al-Shabab beheads 9 civilians in attack on Kenya village

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 5:41am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia beheaded nine civilians in an early-morning attack on a village in the southeast, Kenyan officials said Saturday, as concerns grew that the group had taken up a bloody new strategy....
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US bombers join jets from Japan, SKorea for training mission

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 4:41am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Two U.S. bombers flew to the Korean Peninsula to join fighter jets from South Korea and Japan for a practice bombing run as part of a training mission in response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs, officials said Saturday....
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South Syria truce to allay Jordan, Israel fears about Iran

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 3:40am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A truce in southern Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia, is meant to help allay growing concerns by neighboring Jordan and Israel about Iranian military ambitions in the area....
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The Latest: EU officials: G-20 agrees on foreign trade

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 1:37am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local):...
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LaVar Ball on Lonzo's debut: 'His worst game ever'

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 1:37am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It took Lonzo Ball 20 seconds to get a near-capacity crowd off its feet in his first summer league game....
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