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Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

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The suspect in the Texas school shooting pointed at one person and declared: "I'm going to kill you." Then he fired. More>>

Trump catches Wilkie off-guard with VA secretary nomination

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President Donald Trump says he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. More>>

CIA's Haspel can tap undercover work in Russian operations

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Scrutiny of Gina Haspel's CIA career has been focused on her role in the agency's former harsh interrogation program, but it's her experience with Russian operations that she will tap as she takes over at a time of rising tension with Moscow. More>>

US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

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The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six month more months. More>>

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

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Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, says the next government will be "inclusive.". More>>

NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

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NYU Abu Dhabi is blocking journalists from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. More>>

Cameroon holiday hit by violence in English-speaking areas

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Cameroon's national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists. More>>

Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

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Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others. More>>

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

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A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition after publicly setting himself of fire in the Gaza Strip. More>>

Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

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Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospitalization for a kidney procedure. More>>

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

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The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on stricter work and job training requirements for food stamps that are combined with a renewal of farm subsidies, but the measure's chances are iffy because of an unrelated scrap over immigration. More>>

Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria's capital

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A Syrian war monitoring group says a cease-fire between government forces and Islamic State militants in the southern neighborhoods of Damascus has held for 24 hours, and that some of the fighters have been allowed to leave. More>>

White House pushes ahead with Mideast peace plan

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The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. More>>

The Latest: Trump misspells wife's name in homecoming tweet

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President Donald Trump has welcomed his wife home from the hospital in a tweet that misspells the first lady's first name. More>>

Palestinians: 2 wounded from Israeli border fire have died

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Gaza's health ministry says two Palestinians have died days after they were shot and wounded by Israeli gunfire during border protests. More>>

In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

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Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals. More>>

Gunman blasted through door, lingered for about 30 minutes

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Only weeks after supporting Parkland survivors, Texas students are victims of deadly school attack. More>>

The Latest: Wounded student attends school baseball game

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A hospital treating three of the people injured in a mass shooting at a Texas high school says one of them, a minor, is in good condition and the other two are in critical condition. More>>

Rikers Island inmates get a taste of ancient Greece

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Some inmates at New York City's biggest jail got a taste of ancient Greece this weekend. More>>

Wife of man charged in blast probe died in 'mysterious case'

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Years before a targeted explosion killed his former girlfriend, the wife of a Southern California man charged as part of the blast investigation died in what officials called a "mysterious case". More>>

Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Orthodox church in Chechnya

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Police kill 4 gunmen who raided Russian Orthodox church in Chechnya, tried to take hostages. More>>

'Animals'? Trump says he'll keep using term for gang members

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President Donald Trump is defending his use of the word "animals" to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally and says he will keep using that term to refer to violent gang members. More>>

Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. More>>

Gaza border protests resume as UN calls for inquiry

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Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi says he has ordered the opening of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for the entire Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the longest length of time since 2013. More>>

Monitor: 11 killed in blasts inside Syria weapons warehouse

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France's government is imposing new sanctions on people and companies suspected of helping Syria's chemical weapons program. More>>

The Latest: Affidavit: Gunman didn't shoot students he liked

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Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a high school. More>>

At OIC, Muslim nations condemn Israel and US, call for unity

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Turkey has called on Muslim nations to stand united for Palestine and to work to stop countries joining the United States in relocating their Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More>>

US to lay out plan to pressure Iran after nuclear deal exit

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The Trump administration says it's preparing to lay out its plan to work with Europeans and other countries to pressure Iran following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal. More>>

Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used father's guns

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The Associated Press has learned that the Texas student in custody in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School played football and danced as part of a church group. More>>

US readies Mideast peace plan, but threatens Palestinian aid

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The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing funding for humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Gaza. More>>

Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

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President Donald Trump has announced he's nominating Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department agency. More>>

The Latest: Chemical weapons body calls on countries to join

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging Europe to help rebuild Syria to encourage the return of refugees to their homes. More>>

Kuwait urges UN to condemn Israel and protect Palestinians

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Kuwait is urging the UN Security Council to condemn Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians "in the strongest terms," especially in the Gaza Strip where more than 110 Palestinians have been killed during Hamas-led protests. More>>

The Latest: Israel says Gaza wounded transferred to Jordan

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Israeli police say the first Friday prayer services of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ended peacefully at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque. More>>

Bomb victim's ex-boyfriend held on explosives charge

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The ex-boyfriend of a Southern California spa owner killed by an exploding package has been charged with illegal possession of a destructive device but not with the killing. More>>

Ahead of Trump summit, Kim Jong Un crafts a careful message

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In a country where there is no Twitter but lots of fake news, North Koreans are getting a very different take on what got Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump to the negotiating table. More>>

Top UN rights body votes for inquiry on Gaza clashes

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The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted to set up a commission of inquiry to look into a deadly crackdown on protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces. More>>

CIA gets first female chief with confirmation of Gina Haspel

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Gina Haspel is the new director of the CIA after the Senate voted to confirm her. More>>

Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records

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The government has signed a $10 billion deal to overhaul the electronic health records of millions of veterans. More>>

The Latest: Putin: Europe must help Syria rebuild

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine may continue even after the launch of a new prospective Germany-bound pipeline under the Baltic Sea. More>>

9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

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Six civilians, including a husband and wife and a soldier, have been killed after Indian and Pakistani soldiers targeted border posts and villages along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir. More>>

S. Korea downplays N. Korea's threats to cancel talks

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South Korea believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and saying it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. More>>

Buses with 270 migrants allowed to pass in Bosnia amid chaos

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A convoy of buses with about 270 migrants, including children, has been blocked in central Bosnia, reflecting the confusion in the war-scarred Balkan country as it struggles to cope with the influx. More>>

Ground-penetrating radar in hunt for dead in racial massacre

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Researchers seeking possible mass grave site in Louisiana from 1887 racial massacre report finding signals of disturbed earth but don't know yet what ground-penetrating radar detected. More>>

The Latest: Buses with migrants heading toward Bosnia camp

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Buses with about 270 migrants are on their way to an asylum center in southwestern Bosnia following a blockade reflecting confusion in the Balkan country struggling with the influx. More>>

Ex-boyfriend of blast victim arrested on explosives charge

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Authorities are investigating whether a California woman killed in an explosion at the day spa that she owned was targeted in the crime. More>>

French government says attack foiled, Egyptian man arrested

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France's interior minister says authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and arrested two brothers. More>>

Indonesia seeks death for cleric accused of ordering attacks

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Indonesian prosecutors demand death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman who is accused of ordering attacks including a 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers. More>>

Niger drone video shows US forces fighting for their lives

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Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape. More>>

Friend of Paris knife attacker handed charges in rampage

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The French prosecutor's office says that a close friend of the young man who carried out a deadly knife attack in Paris before being killed by police is appearing before a judge and is expected to be handed preliminary charges as an accomplice. More>>

Markle's dad too ill for wedding but mom has tea with royals

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Ending days of speculation, Meghan Markle says her father will not be able to attend her wedding to Prince Harry due to health problems. More>>

Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

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Political divisions within the Democratic Party are playing out in the vote to confirm Trump's nominee to lead the CIA. More>>

Trump defends 'animals' remark, says he'll always use it

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President Donald Trump is drawing criticism from Democrats after referring to some immigrant gang members as "animals" during a White House roundtable discussion. More>>

Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

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Gina Haspel is the new director of the CIA after the Senate voted to confirm her. More>>

N. Korea unlikely to return to talks with South over drills

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South Korea says it will communicate closely with Washington, Pyongyang to increase chances of successful talks between Trump and Kim. More>>

New Niger video shows harrowing escape of US forces

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Dramatic new drone video of the Niger ambush that killed four American soldiers shows U.S. forces desperately trying to escape, and fighting for their lives when friendly Nigerien forces mistook them for the enemy. More>>

Trump tells NK's Kim to denuclearize or risk overthrow

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The Pentagon says there are no plans to change or reduce the scope of the ongoing military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea that triggered an angry reaction from the North and threatens the planned summit with President Donald Trump next month. More>>

House OKs expansion of private care at VA, budget crisis fix

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The House is set to give veterans more leeway to see doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system. More>>

The Latest: Man arrested in bomb probe appears in court

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The son of a man arrested during an investigation into a deadly explosion in California says his father had been in a relationship with the woman killed in the blast but they recently broke up. More>>

Chabon, Erdrich among contributors to ACLU anthology

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Michael Chabon, Louise Erdrich and Ann Patchett are among the contributors to an anthology commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the American Civil Liberties Union. More>>

Syria's Assad meets with Putin in Russia

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The Kremlin says Syrian President Bashar Assad has met with President Vladimir Putin at his summer residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. More>>

Meghan Markle: Dad won't attend wedding due to health issues

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Royal wedding organizers prepare rehearsal of the proceedings to take place in Windsor. More>>

US has a daunting to-do list to get ready for NKorea summit

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President Donald Trump and his team have a daunting to-do list to work through as they prepare for next month's expected summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

The Latest: Human rights groups decry confirmation of Haspel

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The Senate is set to vote Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the first female director at the CIA. More>>

The Latest: Trump cites 'protections' if Kim denuclearizes

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President Donald Trump is trying to address North Korea's concerns ahead of his potential summit with Kim Jong Un. Trump says that if the North Korean leader agrees to denuclearize, he will get what Trump is calling "protections.". More>>

Trump donates first quarter salary to VA

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President Donald Trump is donating his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs. More>>

Burundi votes on extending president's power until 2034

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Burundi votes in a referendum proposing constitutional changes that could extend the president's rule until 2034. More>>

Iran deal: Merkel cautious on compensation after US pullout

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is signaling it won't be feasible to offer wide-ranging compensation to companies affected by U.S. sanctions over Iran's nuclear program. More>>

Iran signs oil deal with UK group as France's Total exits

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Iran's state TV is reporting that Tehran has signed an agreement with a British consortium to develop an oil field in the country's south. More>>

Bosnia says it will stop illegal migration amid increase

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Bosnia says it wants to stop illegal entry of migrants as the Balkan country struggles to cope with the influx of people trying to reach Western Europe. More>>

Trump rails against California for its immigration policies Video included

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President Donald Trump is hammering California for its sanctuary policies in his latest push to resist the "resistance" to his presidency. More>>

Hamas says most slain Gaza protesters were its members

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Guatemala has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, becoming the second country to do so after the United States. More>>

The Latest: Cypriots protest Israel's actions in Gaza

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Turkey's Foreign Ministry says the country has asked Israel's Consul General in Istanbul to temporarily leave amid an expanding diplomatic spat. More>>

Syrian military seizes key swath of land in country's center

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Syrian state TV says two people have been killed and 19 others injured when a shell fired by "terrorist groups" fell in the heart of the Syrian capital. More>>

Watchdog: Chlorine used in Syrian town of Saraqeb

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The international chemical weapons watchdog says that chlorine was likely used as a weapon during fighting in the Syrian town of Saraqib in early February, the latest report of poison gas being unleashed in Syria's civil war. More>>

The Latest: National Guard ready to evacuate people

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige says the state is forming a joint task force that could handle mass evacuations of the Big Island's Puna district if lava from Kilauea volcano covers major roads and isolates the area. More>>

Trump: US hasn't been notified about threat to cancel summit

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. hasn't "heard anything" about North Korea's threat to cancel his planned summit with Kim Jong Un next month. More>>

GOP pushes for speedy confirmation vote for CIA nominee

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Senate intelligence committee is poised to advise the full Senate to confirm Gina Haspel as the next director of the CIA. More>>

Signs of bomb found at site of deadly California explosion

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Federal and local authorities are trying to find remains of a bomb that exploded at a Southern California medical office, leaving a woman dead and three other people injured. More>>

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim summit over drills

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South Korea's Yonhap News Agency says North Korea is canceling a high-level meeting that was planned between the two countries and is threatening also to cancel a summit with the United States. More>>

The Latest: Trump Jr. saw no issue with Trump Tower meeting Video included

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Donald Trump Jr. says doesn't remember a lot when it comes to the circumstances around a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian attorney. More>>

The Latest: House agrees to expand private care for veterans

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House votes to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system. More>>

With little to lose, Gaza's men drawn to border protests

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Marwan Shtewi is poor, unemployed and at the age of 32 has never even left the Gaza Strip. More>>

Pompeo extols 'America's essential rightness' at State Dept.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo extols 'America's essential rightness' in State Department pep talk. More>>

Trump pays return visit to recovering first lady at hospital Video included

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White House officials say first lady Melania Trump is expected to remain hospitalized for the rest of the week following a "long-planned" procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. More>>

The Latest: Arizona's Flake opposes Haspel for CIA chief

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The Senate intelligence committee has recommended that the full Senate confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA. More>>

EU chief lashes out at Trump amid new push to save Iran deal

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European Union Council President Donald Tusk is deriding the actions of the United States under President Donald Trump as "capricious," noting: "Someone could even think 'with friends like that, who needs enemies?'". More>>

US, Qatar, Gulf nations join to bolster Hezbollah sanctions

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Qatar and its adversaries in the Persian Gulf crisis have finally agreed to do something together: join the U.S. in placing terror sanctions on the Iranian ally Hezbollah. More>>

EU official insists nuclear deal with Iran must prevail

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that all efforts must be made to keep the Iran nuclear agreement alive despite the U.S. pullout because "to end the deal would gravely threaten the peace and security in this tumultuous region.". More>>

Israel-Turkey spat escalates over Gaza violence

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Israel and Turkey exchange diplomatic barbs as the spat between the former allies continued to escalate following deadly violence along Israel's border with Gaza. More>>

HHS considering housing immigrant children at military bases

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US officials say HHS considering housing immigrant children at military bases in Texas and Arkansas. More>>

Russian village evacuated after ammunition depot fire

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Russia's emergency officials say they are evacuating residents from a village in central Russia after a nearby ammunition depot caught fire. More>>

Fearing bloodshed, Burundi faces vote on president's power

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Fearing further bloodshed, Burundi faces Thursday vote on extending president's power. More>>

4 shot dead in attack on Indonesia police; officer killed

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Indonesian police have shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of militant attacks across the Muslim-majority country. More>>

The Latest: Trump visits first lady at Walter Reed hospital

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President Donald Trump tweets his wife, Melania, will remain hospitalized for two to three days, recuperating for undisclosed, noncancerous kidney condition. More>>

The Latest: Japan defends US-S. Korea military drills

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US says it's going ahead with plans for the meeting between Trump and Kim. More>>

False starts, failures in diplomacy with North Korea

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Pyongyang's surprise declaration to break off a high-level meeting with Seoul and threat to scrap next month's historic summit with Washington provides a fresh reminder of failures and false starts that shattered previous diplomatic attempts. More>>

As Gaza death toll rises, Israeli tactics face scrutiny

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Israel is coming under scathing criticism from observers who wonder why its high-tech military is killing scores of protesters across a border _ even if protesting Gazans are burning tires, launching flaming kites and trying to rip apart a border fence. More>>

The Latest: Israeli military sends aid to Gaza

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The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck a number of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to mass border protests. More>>

Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with high casualty toll

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Palestinians to bury their dead Tuesday after 58 people were killed by Israel during Gaza border protests. More>>

Europe, Iran say push to save nuclear deal off to good start

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as the Europeans seek to keep the Iran nuclear agreement alive. More>>

Gulf Arab states rebuke Israel, but alliances inch closer

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Arab states have condemned Israel's violent response to Gaza's border protests, but behind the scenes a quiet realignment may be underway. More>>

Israel at 70: Contrasting images of victory and violence

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Seventy years since the day of Israel's founding, images of victory and violence showcased the contradictions that bedevil the Jewish state. More>>

CIA nominee toughens interrogation stance, picks up support

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President Donald Trump's pick to head CIA, Gina Haspel, says the agency's enhanced interrogation program "is not one the CIA should have undertaken.". More>>

Ex-CIA employee probed over leak likely facing new charges

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The FBI has been investigating whether a former CIA employee jailed on child pornography charges is also tied to a massive leak of sensitive agency documents. More>>

Homeland Security boss defends separating immigrant families

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The head of the Homeland Security Department is defending the Trump administration's method of separating children from their parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally. More>>

California military base psychologist accused of rape

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A psychiatrist hired by Travis Air Force Base in California to help military veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder has been charged with raping patients. More>>

US intensifies pressure on Iran, sanctioning central banker

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The Trump administration is designating the head of Iran's central bank as a terrorist and hitting him with sanctions intended to further isolate Iran from the global financial system. More>>

GOP senators lunch with Trump, don't bring up McCain remark

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Trump's Capitol Hill lunch with Senate Republicans comes as the White House and its GOP allies try to coalesce around a political message ahead of the midterm elections. More>>

Calls for investigation, but no consensus at UN Gaza meeting

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The U.N. Security Council plans to meet Tuesday to discuss violence along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, following the deadliest day there since a 2014 war. More>>

Trump pays tribute to fallen officers in emotional ceremony Video included

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President Donald Trump is using an annual tribute to law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty to press Congress to secure U.S. borders. More>>

Gaza's troubles run deep, with no end in sight

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The Gaza Strip, the focus of deadly demonstrations since March, has been subjected to a stifling Israeli-Egyptian blockade, with no end in sight. More>>

Ex-Russian officer asks for new hearing on US forces attack

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A former Russian military officer convicted of leading a 2009 Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its finding that he was not entitled to protections given to prisoners of war. More>>

The Latest: Europe, Iran diplomats plan to save nuclear deal

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has acknowledged that the Iran nuclear deal "certainly has weaknesses" but says it should be preserved. More>>

Putin: New weapons will maintain Russia's might for decades

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President Vladimir Putin says the new weapons presented this year will ensure Russia's security for decades to come. More>>

Thousands protest in Bosnia over killings of 2 young men

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Thousands of Bosnians have rallied for justice in unpunished deaths of two young men, a Muslim and a Serb, bridging the country's ethnic divide in a joint struggle against alleged state corruption and negligence. More>>

Family photo becomes new picture of militancy in Indonesia

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A photo of an Indonesian family appears to show happiness, but has become the country's new picture of militancy after the family, including its four children, launched suicide attacks on three Christian churches. More>>

Parents of Paris suspect freed, no role seen 'at this stage'

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The parents of a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by police after he stabbed five people in Paris have been let go after more than two days in custody while counterterrorism investigators still are questioning a friend of the dead suspect. More>>

The Latest: Top Senate intel Dem says he supports Haspel

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The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says he will vote to confirm Gina Haspel to be the next CIA director. More>>

Mayor: Rebels strike Central African Republic city, kill 6

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A mayor in Central African Republic says members of a rebel group known as UPC have stormed his city with assault rifles and knives, killing at least six people. More>>

Gap apologizes for China map T-shirt that didn't show Taiwan

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US clothing retailer Gap apologizes for selling T-shirts with "erroneous" map of China. More>>

Egypt arrests activist on charges of insulting president

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A rights lawyer says police have detained an activist known for his harsh criticism of the government on charges including insulting President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi. More>>

Trump defends decision to revisit action on Chinese company

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Trump says he will help a Chinese telecommunications company get 'back into business,' saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers. More>>

Correction: Plutonium Pits-SRS story

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The National Nuclear Security Administration has officially proposed producing plutonium pits at two locations, including the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. More>>

Honors for Iraq vet, K-9 portrayed in film 'Megan Leavey'

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A US Marine Corps veteran and the military dog she served with during the Iraq War are being inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. More>>

Husband: Detained Iranian-British woman may face new charges

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The husband of an Iranian-British woman held in Tehran is warning she still may face new charges. More>>

Early results in Iraq election favor populist cleric al-Sadr

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The coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has taken an early lead in Iraq's national elections in partial returns announced by the Iraqi electoral commission. More>>

Search ends for grenade launcher ammo lost in North Dakota

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Airmen have called off the search for military explosives that fell off a vehicle on an American Indian reservation in North Dakota on May 1. More>>

Taliban launch large-scale assault on western Afghan city

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Afghan officials say the Taliban have launched attacks from multiple directions on a city in western Afghanistan, killing and wounding at least six security forces. More>>

Gaza bloodshed spurs global worry about US Mideast policies

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Opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem amid bloodshed in Gaza fuels global concern that U.S. policies are roiling the region. More>>

Bahrain revokes citizenship of 115 people in mass trial

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Prosecutors in Bahrain say a court has revoked the citizenship of 115 people in a mass terrorism trial amid a yearslong crackdown on all dissent in the island kingdom. More>>

Amid conflict, Jews and Muslims in US seek solidarity

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Amid tensions at home and abroad, many American Jews and Muslims are reaching out to one another, seeking to build trust and understanding. More>>

Syrian government forces seize last rebel enclave in Homs

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Syrian state media says government troops have full control of the last rebel enclave in Syria's largest province following the evacuation of thousands of armed men and civilians. More>>

Life demanded in Finland's first terror trial

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A Finnish prosecutor has demanded that a Moroccan asylum-seeker is sentenced to life for two terror-related murders and an attempt to murder eight others during a stabbing attack in southwestern Finland last year. More>>

SKorean military says NKorea preparing nuke site closure

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The two Koreas have agreed to a high-level meeting to discuss setting up military and Red Cross talks aimed at reducing border tension and restarting reunions between families separated by the Korean War. More>>

Rights official urges Bosnia to do more for migrants

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A senior European human rights official has urged Bosnia to do more to help migrants, as the war-scarred country struggles to cope with a growing influx of people trying to reach Western Europe through the Balkans. More>>

Australia upgrading airport security after alleged bomb plot

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The Australian government has announced an upgrade in airport security around the country and an increase in police powers in response to an alleged attempt to smuggle an improvised explosive device aboard an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last year. More>>

Melania Trump has 'successful' procedure on kidney condition Video included

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The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. More>>

Iraqi Shiite cleric gained ground with nationalist voice

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Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led punishing attacks on American forces after the 2003 U.S.-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein, appears set to secure the most significant victory of his political career with a strong showing in last weekend's election. More>>

Indonesian family that bombed churches well off, friendly

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The Muslim family that carried out suicide attacks on three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city lived comfortably in an upper-middle class suburb and was on friendly terms with a Christian neighbor. More>>

US embassy jubilantly opens in Jerusalem as Gaza rages Video included

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The United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem with a high-powered American presidential delegation joining Israel's top leadership in a joyous celebration of their countries' close friendship. More>>

Ernest Medina, key figure in My Lai Massacre, dies at 81

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Former Army Capt. Ernest L. Medina, a key figure in the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war, has died in Wisconsin aged 81. More>>

Police: Indonesia suicide bombings work of 2 families

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A police spokesman says there has been an explosion at the police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Surabaya after an apparent vehicle attack. More>>

58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

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Israel has warned Gaza residents they will be risking their lives if they approach the border during a planned mass protest. More>>

The Latest: Pence says Mrs. Trump's procedure 'long-planned'

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President Donald Trump is expected to visit his wife at the hospital, where she underwent a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. More>>

Long odds for peace as Trump roils Mideast with embassy move

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President Donald Trump's prospects for brokering the Mideast peace "deal of the century" are sinking as the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem opened Monday amid bloodshed in Gaza. More>>

The Latest: Gaza Health Ministry releases latest death toll

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The Turkish Embassy in Washington says the Turkish ambassador to the United States is being called home over the Trump administration moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. More>>

Lawyer: Guantanamo Bay detainee denied motion to show art

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A man accused of helping to plan the Sept. 11 attacks won't be allowed to publicly distribute art he makes in his cell at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. More>>

Republicans celebrate opening of US embassy in Jerusalem Video included

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President Donald Trump's supporters are in Jerusalem celebrating the opening of the new U.S. embassy there as a campaign promised fulfilled. More>>

Report: Buildings being dismantled at NK nuke test site

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U.S. researchers say recent satellite imagery shows that North Korea has begun dismantling facilities at its nuclear test site. More>>

The Latest: OIC condemns US embassy move to Jerusalem

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Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary has expressed concern that the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel could escalate tensions in the Middle East. More>>

Teachers' group seeks to stop Oklahoma anti-tax question

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A group that represents Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an anti-tax group's effort to overturn a tax-hike package approved by the Legislature this year to fund teacher pay raises. More>>

The Latest: US deploys more Marines to Mideast embassies

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