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Japan votes: Incumbent PM Abe appears headed to victory

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Japan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country than for himself. More>>

The Latest: Pakistan condemns mosque attacks in Afghanistan

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for suicide bombing attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul. More>>

Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory Video included

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A U.S.-backed Syrian force is expected to declare victory in the northern city of Raqqa days after it said it cleared it from members of the Islamic State group. More>>

Spanish Cabinet meets to revoke self-government in Catalonia

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The Spanish government is activating a previously untapped constitutional article to take control of the Catalonia region in a bid to stop a rebellion from separatist politicians. More>>

IS claims responsibility for Afghan mosque attack

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Afghan Interior Ministry says fatalities from suicide bombing in Shiite mosque in capital Kabul rises to 39 dead and 41 wounded. More>>

White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop

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White nationalist Richard Spencer claims victory after boos and anti-Nazi chants drown out his latest speech during a tour of college campuses. More>>

New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

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A new Battle of the Alamo is brewing over a revamp of the site where Texas independence fighters were overrun by Mexican forces in 1836. More>>

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

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Former White House adviser Steve Bannon has broadened his attacks on the Washington establishment to include a former Republican president, depicting George W. Bush as a failure. More>>

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

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A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene. More>>

The Latest: Spain court that ruled on Catalonia hacked

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A Cabinet meeting is underway in Madrid to outline government measures for taking control of the Catalonia region to stop regional authorities from breaking away from Spain. More>>

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More>>

Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil

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Gallup-Sharecare survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise. More>>

Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman

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White House chief of staff John Kelly denounces Rep. Wilson, defends Trump's phone call to soldier's widow. More>>

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

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Google says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. More>>

Experts say Chile poet did not die of cancer, deepen mystery

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An international team of scientists says Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer. More>>

Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation's tax system

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Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. More>>

Trump: Considering Powell and Taylor for Fed's top 2 posts

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Trump opens door to dual Federal Reserve appointments of Powell and Taylor. More>>

Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget Video included

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Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades. More>>

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria Video included

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Drone footage from Syrian city of Raqqa shows extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State group. More>>

Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists

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Bank customers in Catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in Spain amid a political crisis over the region's independence bid. More>>

Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

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US drone strike targets al-Shabab shortly after Somalia's deadliest attack. More>>

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

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Former White House adviser Steve Bannon brings pro-Trump message of Republican revolt to Democratic California. More>>

Verlander, Altuve help Astros top Yanks to force ALCS Game 7

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Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the ALCS to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees. More>>

Baker gone as manager of Nationals after 2 NL East titles

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The Washington Nationals say that manager Dusty Baker will not be back next season. More>>

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

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A new form of red-blooded Chinese nationalism has been channeled skillfully by President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as he seeks to strengthen the party's role in Chinese life. More>>

TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

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Attorney to detail new rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein. More>>

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

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A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000. More>>

Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

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Afghan Interior Ministry official: Suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in western Kabul kills at least 30. More>>

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

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The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic explosion and fire. More>>

Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

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A new poll shows a majority of Americans want tighter gun laws, but the country is divided on what the impact would be. More>>

Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with Kurds

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq. More>>

Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

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The Trump administration says the federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed budget year, an $80 billion spike that comes as Republicans controlling Washington are moving quickly to draft a $1.5 trillion rewrite of the tax code. More>>

Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiums

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Q&A: Bipartisan health care bill offers stability for markets; potential respite for consumers on premium hikes. More>>

Power to the people: 2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes

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It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy's wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of non-binding referendums next weekend, yet Catalonia's secessionist ambitions loom over the debate. More>>

US says 2 more American victims confirmed in Cuba attacks

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The United States says two more government workers are confirmed victims in the unexplained Cuba attacks. More>>

EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse

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European Union leaders are gathering to weigh progress in negotiations on Britain's departure from their club as they look for new ways to speed up the complex, painfully slow moving process. More>>

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

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Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More>>

Where's the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline

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Scientists say an "alarming" drop seen in the number of flying insects in Germany could have serious consequences for ecosystems and food chains. More>>

Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

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Scientists say some flowers produce a blue halo, apparently to catch the attention of foraging bees. More>>

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

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Spacewalking astronauts are providing some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm. More>>

Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

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U.S. forecasters say the odds are good that much of the nation will have a warmer than normal winter. More>>

Police: Stabbings at Polish shopping mall not terror attack

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A police spokesman says that eight people have been hospitalized in southeastern Poland after a 27-year-old man attacked them with a sharp tool. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case

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Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding. More>>

The Latest: Spacewalker's jetpack bad; ordered back inside

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NASA has declared a spacewalker's jetpack unreliable and is ordering him back inside the space station. More>>

2-story 'Star Wars' replica in yard for Halloween is big hit Video included

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A two-story "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up toy light sabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. More>>

Emotional Hernandez has 3 HRs, lifts Dodgers to World Series

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Enrique Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, and the Dodgers beat the Cubs 11-1 to reach the World Series for the first time in almost three decades. More>>

UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth'

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UNICEF says children who are most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar sense a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps. More>>

The Latest: France's Macron hails freeing of Syria's Raqqa

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Russia's military says recent travel warning by U.S. State Department proves Moscow's argument that Syrian militants have used chemical weapons. More>>

The Latest: Polish police: No terror motive in mall attack

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A spokesman for Poland's national police says investigators don't yet know why a man attacked shoppers at a mall with a knife, killing one person and wounding seven others. More>>

California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

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California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to speed up recovery as fire authorities say they've stopped the progress of wildfires that have killed at least 42 and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California. More>>

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

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The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall are taking shape at a construction site in San Diego. More>>

Mother, son charged with murder-for-hire face civil suit

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A New Hampshire mother and son accused of plotting to have his ex-wife killed now face a civil lawsuit in addition to criminal charges. More>>

Senators push for more online transparency in elections

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Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling on Thursday what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or other foreign actors on U.S. elections. More>>

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

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Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. More>>

Rare Jackie Robinson rookie jersey up for auction

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A rare jersey from Jackie Robinson's historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers 70 years ago is available for someone with a few spare millions. More>>

Wild boars rampage through German town, injure at least 4

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Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the north German town of Heide. More>>

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger Video included

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Members of Congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. More>>

TV Academy votes to consider expelling Harvey Weinstein

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The Television Academy says it has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Senators face task of tax overhaul; Drone footage shows devastation in Syrian city; Obama back in political spotlight; Border wall prototypes under construction. More>>

Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear

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Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month's elections. More>>

The Latest: Federal troops take disputed town from Kurds

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq. More>>

Trump thrusts Kelly's private tragedy into public spotlight

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President Donald Trump's political brawl over his role as consoler-in-chief is a remarkable contrast with his Memorial Day tribute to U.S. personnel lost to war. More>>

Mayim Bialik 'truly sorry' for opinion piece on Weinstein

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Actress Mayim Bialik says she's "truly sorry for causing so much pain" with her New York Times opinion piece that critics suggested put blame on women who've accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and sexual harassment. More>>

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls Video included

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President Donald Trump strongly rejected the claim Wednesday that was he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain Army sergeant. More>>

Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul

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Republicans must shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate. More>>

Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic negotiator

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President Donald Trump keeps kicking major policy issues over to Congress, but proves an erratic partner. More>>

Hernandez hits 3 HRs, Dodgers top Cubs to reach World Series

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LA Story: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs 11-1 to advance to World Series. More>>

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger Video included

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The Trump administration has no answers to key questions nearly two weeks after an ambush in Niger killed four U.S. soldiers. More>>

In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4,000-year-old statue

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Egyptian archaeologists uncover part of 4,000-year-old wooden statue likely depicting female regent from that era. More>>

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

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Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is criticizing Donald Trump's response to a bipartisan health deal in the Senate, saying it's best for the president to take a consistent position, 'and let's face it, he's not been particularly consistent here.'. More>>

Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

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Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party's drive to cut taxes. More>>

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments. More>>

White nationalist Spencer drowned out by protesters

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Hundreds of people are protesting with signs and anti-Nazi chants outside a University of Florida auditorium where white nationalist Richard Spencer was preparing to speak. More>>

Ryan jabs Trump in comedy routine for NY elite

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House Speaker Paul Ryan poked fun of himself, the Senate's top Democrat and even the Catholic church on Thursday night, but his top target was Donald Trump. More>>

Raiders score on final play to beat Chiefs 31-30

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Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play after the game was extended by two straight defensive holding calls and the Oakland Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. More>>

Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile

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A multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on alert for more than 10 hours ended when officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings. More>>

Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bid

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Catalonia's separatist leader is facing an imminent deadline to withdraw a bid to secede from Spain. More>>

Russia's Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin has warned the U.S. against driving North Korea into a corner. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Chief of staff comes to Trump's defense; crisis over Catalonia escalates; financial toll from California wildfires reaches $1B. More>>

CIA head: NKorea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities. More>>

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

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How's that? Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance, experts say. More>>

The Latest: Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

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President Donald Trump is rooting for fellow Senate Republicans to succeed in efforts to pass a massive $4.1 trillion budget plan. More>>

Trump on his Puerto Rico response: 'I'd say it was a 10'

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President Donald Trump is welcoming Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello to the White House. More>>

China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

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China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader. More>>

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

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A survey finds that children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV or using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes. More>>

Venezuela opposition claims evidence of tampered vote count

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Venezuela's opposition is presenting the first hard evidence of a possible tampered ballot count in Sunday's contested gubernatorial elections. More>>

US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats Video included

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Chris Allen's mysterious illness on a private 2014 visit to Havana illustrates how profoundly damaging the Cuba mystery has been for two long-estranged neighbors that only recently sought to patch up their relationship. More>>

Site of Amazon's HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle

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Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas. More>>

Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader's resignation

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The sons of slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia are calling for the prime minister's resignation, saying in a Facebook post that he should show political responsibility for "failing to uphold our fundamental freedoms.''. More>>

Bush condemns Trump-era America: 'Bigotry seems emboldened'

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President Donald Trump's chief envoy to the United Nations is describing Russian interference in the 2016 election as "warfare". More>>

British Film Institute strips Harvey Weinstein of high honor

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The British Film Institute says it has stripped disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of its highest honor Weinstein was awarded a BFI Fellowship in 2002 for his services to British cinema. More>>

Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

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Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. More>>

Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

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Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. More>>

Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling

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The federal government is collecting public comment on a proposal to drill in Arctic waters from an artificial island. More>>

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period

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Uncertainty and confusion are mounting as millions of Americans prepare to select health insurance policies when the new open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act begins on Nov. 1. More>>

MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo

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An international team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 is appealing for information about a photograph that prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky. More>>

New Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech

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The Yves Saint Laurent museum has opened its doors to the public in Marrakech, the Moroccan city beloved by the fashion designer, less than three weeks since the inauguration of a Paris-based museum also dedicated to him. More>>

The Latest: EU chief: No role for EU in Catalonia dispute

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Catalonia's leader has threatened to explicitly declare independence from Spain if no talks are offered and central authorities follow through on a threat to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers. More>>

Mississippi senator back at work, faces questions on health

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Longtime Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, frail and speaking softly, is back to work in Washington after a health setback. More>>

Chelsea Handler ending Netflix show to focus on activism

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Chelsea Handler says she is ending her weekly Netflix talk show after two seasons in order to focus on political activism. More>>

Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has found more stability in state Medicaid programs after recent years of surging enrollments and costs. More>>

Russian opposition divided over TV host's presidential bid

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Russia's political world is embroiled in arguments over a celebrity TV host who has declared her presidential bid. More>>

Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

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Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users. More>>

The Latest: Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

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President Vladimir Putin says Russia will adhere to a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty for as long as the U.S. sticks to it. More>>

Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

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A convicted sex offender who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his multiple victims is set for execution Wednesday. More>>

The Latest: Governors urge Congress to back health subsidies

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Sen. Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump called him Wednesday "to be encouraging" of bipartisan efforts to come up with a plan to stabilize health insurance premiums after Trump stopped them. More>>

Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show

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Country singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of handing out awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show. More>>

A few militants fight on in Philippine city ripped to shreds Video included

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The Philippine military says a top Malaysian militant is believed to be among 13 Islamic State group-linked fighters killed overnight in clashes in Marawi. More>>

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

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In a coordinated look at one of the universe's most violent acts, astronomers hit the gold mine of science and even figure out the cosmic origins of gold. More>>

Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story

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A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. More>>

Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

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President Donald Trump is again tweeting about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. More>>

Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

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The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Tourists now questioning invisible attacks in Cuba; Trump's political brawl over fallen soldiers contrasts with Memorial Day tribute; Spain calls Cabinet meeting after Catalan leader's independence threat. More>>

Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

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The many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will not only have to find or build a new place to live. They'll have to do it in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation. More>>

Sessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for questioning about his oversight of the Justice Department. Wednesday's hearing is Sessions' first appearance before the committee since his January confirmation. More>>

Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call Video included

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More than a half-dozen people whose relatives died in military service since Donald Trump became president say they never got a call from him. More>>

GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

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A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is on shaky ground. More>>

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family Video included

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Trump and the new politics of honoring families of the fallen. More>>

Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans

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Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it. More>>

The Latest: Trump denies disrespecting grieving family Video included

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President Donald Trump is continuing to reject a Florida congresswoman's account that he told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for.". More>>

Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way

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Emory University officials say letters from a young Barack Obama to a girlfriend show a young man trying to figure out his place in the world. More>>

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

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A sheriff's office in northeastern Maryland says it is on the scene of a shooting at an office park. More>>

UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan

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Despite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, especially in the Yei region. More>>

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out IS Video included

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Spokesman: US-backed forces removing land mines, clearing roads in Raqqa, a day after taking it from IS. More>>

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats

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On tiny Malta, slain reporter had no shortage of international intrigue to probe. More>>

Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

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Gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year. More>>

Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

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Gord Downie, the revered lead singer and songwriter of iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has died. More>>

Russian TV star Sobchak declares her presidential bid

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Famous Russian TV host Ksenia Sobchak has declared herself a candidate for Russia's presidential race. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump defending himself against new controversy; Dow closes above 23,000 for first time; Obama returning to campaign trail. More>>

Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?

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Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?. More>>

Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

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Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. More>>

Man convicted in plot to behead blogger over cartoon contest

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Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a man accused of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group. More>>

Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

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Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. More>>

Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS

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Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. More>>

Discovery Channel revives 'American Chopper' after 5 years

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"American Chopper" will return to the Discovery Channel next year, five years after its first run on the network ended. More>>

Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

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Senate Democrats are targeting Republicans on taxes and health care cuts, seeking to inflict political pain as the Senate moves ahead on a $4 trillion budget blueprint that's a crucial step in the GOP's drive to rewrite the tax code. More>>

Obama to campaign in NJ, Virginia governor races Video included

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Former President Barack Obama returning to political life as he campaigns in New Jersey and Virginia for Democratic gubernatorial candidates. More>>

The Latest: Sessions won't say if he'll jail journalists

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending the Trump administration's travel ban as an important tool in fighting terrorism. More>>

What cosmic crash confirmed: Einstein was as good as gold

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The best ever view of two neutron stars crashing confirmed several theories that had not yet been proven. More>>

Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US

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A new Pew Research Center survey shows Republicans and Democrats have sharply different views on the state of gender equality in the United States. More>>

Mike Pence's brother launches run for Indiana US House seat

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Greg Pence, one of Vice President's Mike Pence's older brothers, files document indicating run for Congress in Indiana. More>>

Judge: Newest travel ban 'same maladies' as previous version

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A U.S. judge has blocked the third version of a travel ban issued by President Donald Trump this year. More>>

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

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Former hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. More>>

IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance mandate

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Contrary to widespread perceptions, IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance requirement. More>>

Puerto Rico governor and Trump to meet at White House

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Trump and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello to discuss hurricane recovery, rebuilding on the island. More>>

Trump: Lawmaker 'fabricated' account of his talk with widow

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A Florida congresswoman says President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he 'knew what he signed up for'. More>>

Judge HR sparks NY, Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to even ALCS at 2

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Aaron Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the unflappable New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 and tie their AL Championship Series 2-2. More>>

Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs

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Almost There: Dodgers beat Cubs 6-1 for 3-0 NLCS lead, just 1 win from first World Series since 1988. More>>

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday. More>>

Trump: US faces 'once in a lifetime opportunity' on taxes

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President Donald Trump says the nation faces a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to overhaul the tax system during a White House meeting with a group of senators. More>>

As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish

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As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when _ and how _ the probes will end. More>>

Portuguese minister resigns over 106 wildfire deaths

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The Portuguese government minister in charge of emergency services has resigned after 106 people were killed in wildfires this year. More>>

Book's challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

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Personal trainer Bryant Johnson has been working out 84-year-old Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for years. In a book out Wednesday, he details her workout regimen. More>>

Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

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A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. More>>

Pink diamond that was a French crown jewel to be auctioned

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Christie's says it will put under the hammer a legendary 19-carat pink diamond that once belonged to French rulers including King Louis XIV and Emperor Napoleon for the first time in 130 years. More>>

UN judges to deliver verdicts next month in Mladic trial

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A U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic. More>>

Weinstein's film academy ouster raises concerns about others

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Film academy will not be 'inquisitorial court,' president says in memo to members. More>>

NFL players, owners hold talks on social issues Video included

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was confronted by two protesters before the NFL's annual fall meetings. He listened, said nothing, and the protesters were peacefully led away. More>>

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Among 10 Things to Know: US congresswoman: Trump says fallen soldier 'knew what he signed up for'; Al-Qaida in Syria set to gain as Islamic State group disintegrates; Judge in Hawaii blocks revised Trump travel ban. More>>

Trump warns 'I fight back' after McCain hits foreign policy

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President Donald Trump is issuing a warning shot after Arizona Sen. John McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy during a Monday night speech in Philadelphia. More>>

Spanish premier urges Catalan secession leaders to back down

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Some 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers have held up posters in parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners. More>>

Showrunner alleges sexual harassment by Bob Weinstein

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Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike. More>>

CIA watchdog nominee scolded for lack of preparation

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President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog is telling Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report. More>>

DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations

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The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he has stopped taking campaign donations pending a review by an outside ethics group. More>>

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

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Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses. More>>

Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya Video included

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Thousands more Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh where more than half a million others are already living in camps to escape large-scale violence. More>>

Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal

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Spain's northeastern Catalonia is bracing itself for a fresh round of protests after two leaders of the region's powerful pro-independence movement were jailed in a sedition probe. More>>

A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

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Two leading senators say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. More>>

Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that's key to taxes

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The Senate has moved forward on a GOP budget plan that's a critical step in the party's drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code. More>>

Californians head back home to altered lives, communities Video included

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A week after fleeing in fear of wildfire, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods, facing damage both physical and emotional. More>>

Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

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The political action committee affiliated with former presidential strategist Steve Bannon is endorsing state Sen. Kelli Ward over Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. More>>

Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas

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Iraq's Kurdish fighters have lost more territory in Iraq, a day after Iraqi forces pushed them out of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. More>>

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

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Former hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife Caitlan had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. More>>

US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa

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US -backed forces battling IS in Syria take hospital in Raqqa, leaving militants cornered in and around the city stadium. More>>

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