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The Latest: Regional leaders await Mnangagwa's swearing-in

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The Latest: Zimbabweans cheer arrival of army commander as inauguration set to begin. More>>

Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order

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Pakistani authorities acting on a court order have released a U.S.-wanted militant who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai attack. More>>

Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'

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More help is arriving in a multinational search for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members as concerns grow that the vessel's oxygen supply could soon start to run out. More>>

AP source: Flynn breaks with Trump team on Mueller probe

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AP source: Flynn's lawyers tell Trump's legal team they are no longer communicating with them about Mueller's investigation, a possible sign of cooperation with the government. More>>

The Latest: Trump talks up US weapons to Coast Guard

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President Donald Trump salutes military progress, expresses nation's gratitude to armed forces. More>>

Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances

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President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation: Look at all I've done. More>>

AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

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AP source: Flynn lawyers have stopped discussing Russia probe with Trump team. More>>

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign agreement on Rohingya refugees

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Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. More>>

The Latest: General: Russia likely to scale down in Syria

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Lebanon's Hezbollah bloc in parliament says Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to the country and 'positive remarks' is 'promising,' sends signal that matters 'can return to normal.'. More>>

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

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A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. More>>

Sudan's president visits Russia, asks for protection from US

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says on a visit to Russia that his country needs protection from the U.S. More>>

Slain Maltese journalist's family wants top cop off probe

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The family of a Maltese investigative journalist killed by a bomb blast is pressing to have a top police official removed from the murder probe. More>>

New US weather satellite launched from California

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An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California. More>>

Ships, aircraft search for 3 US sailors missing in crash

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U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft are searching in the Philippine Sea for three sailors missing since the crash of a U.S. Navy aircraft a day earlier. More>>

Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

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The UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is passing judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who is accused of crimes including genocide for allegedly masterminding atrocities by Serb forces throughout Bosnia's war. More>>

Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarine

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Argentine families of 44 crew members aboard a missing submarine are growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the crew might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen. More>>

US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is declaring the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing.". More>>

Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crash

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The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. More>>

Sessions orders review of background check system for guns

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ordering a far-ranging review of the FBI database containing information for use in background checks on prospective gun buyers. More>>

The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

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The UN Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is passing judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who is accused of crimes including genocide for allegedly masterminding atrocities by Serb forces throughout Bosnia's war. More>>

Bosnian ex-prisoner says justice served with Mladic verdict

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A former prisoner of Serb-run camps in northwestern Bosnia who became a symbol of the 1992-95 war says justice has finally been served with the sentencing of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic. More>>

Zimbabwe's incoming leader returns home to cheers

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Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president, Mnangagwa, after Mugabe's stunning resignation. More>>

Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

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On a cold, grey afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him. More>>

Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides

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U.N. envoy for Syria urges Syrian opposition to come up with united delegation for Geneva talks later this month. More>>

The Latest: Search continuing for 3 sailors after Navy crash

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The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. More>>

Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade

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New-York based relief group urges end to continued blockade, a "collective punishment" to Yemenis that risks driving 500 children into malnutrition every week. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa kept contact with military

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's incoming leader arriving today, said to be sworn in Friday: State TV. More>>

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Ridge: 'Great to be alive'

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Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says "it's great to be alive" this Thanksgiving. More>>

Pence visits injured service members at military hospital

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Vice President Mike Pence has paid an early Thanksgiving visit to injured service members. More>>

US attacks militants in Somalia and Libya

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The U.S. military says it killed more than 100 militants in an airstrike on an extremist group's camp in Somalia. More>>

Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end

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The Trump administration says it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation in 2010. More>>

The Latest: UN agency: 84 killed near Syrian capital

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says that trilateral talks with leaders of Turkey and Iran will help advance a peace settlement in Syria. More>>

N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

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North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. More>>

World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago

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A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago. More>>

Angola's new leader shakes up old order, visits South Africa

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Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa. More>>

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

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The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors; After Mugabe resignation, Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president; US Navy plane with 11 crashes into Pacific; 8 found alive. More>>

Army members investigated for misbehavior during Trump trip

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The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehavior by three service members during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month. More>>

FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault '

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A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert. More>>

AP Explains: The search for Argentina's missing submarine

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AP Explains: A round-the-clock international search is being mounted for the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, which went missing in the South Atlantic last week with 44 crew members aboard. More>>

2nd US judge halts proposed transgender military ban

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2nd US judge halts proposed transgender military ban, expanding on initial ruling against the proposed policy by Trump's administration. More>>

Indictment returned against man in NYC bike path attack

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A 22-count indictment has been returned charging a man in the deaths of eight people during a truck attack on a bike path in New York City. More>>

Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

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From magnanimous liberator to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential. More>>

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

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Impeachment of Zimbabwe's Mugabe set to begin; ministers told to boycott Cabinet meeting. More>>

Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

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The U.S.-led U.N. command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom and shooting of a North Korean soldier. More>>

Additional remains of US soldier Johnson found in Niger

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The Pentagon says it has recovered additional remains of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four U.S. soldiers killed in the African nation of Niger in October. More>>

Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50

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At least 20 killed as teenage suicide bomber detonates at northern Nigeria mosque, police say. More>>

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

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The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism. More>>

UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically, which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. More>>

Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban

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The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says the entity responsible for implementing President Donald Trump's travel ban was caught-off guard by his executive order. More>>

The Latest: US says Zimbabwe's people want end to isolation

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mugabe must resign immediately, fired VP Mnangagwa says. More>>

The Latest: US condemns Nigeria mosque attack that killed 50

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The Latest: At least 50 killed as teenage suicide bomber attacks northern Nigeria mosque: Police. More>>

Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI

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An Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI. More>>

On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria

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Russian state TV reports that Vladimir Putin has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Sochi. More>>

The Latest: Putin calls Israeli PM, Egypt's president

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The Kremlin says Syrian President Bashar Assad's visit to Russia is to ensure that he agrees to possible peace initiatives with Russia, Iran and Turkey. More>>

Sexual abuse is pervasive in Islamic schools in Pakistan

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An AP investigation has found that sexual abuse is a pervasive problem at madrassas in Pakistan. More>>

The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms

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Japan's leader has welcomed America's re-designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. More>>

Iraqi officials: Bombing in contested town kills 32 people

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Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber detonates pickup truck loaded with explosives in contested town, killing 32 people. More>>

French police arrest 3 in probe into Charlie Hebdo attack

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French counterterrorism police have arrested three people in an investigation into the January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher store in Paris. More>>

Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old dies

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An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies. More>>

US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

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The Trump administration says it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. More>>

AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallen

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Authorities are scouring West Texas for those behind an apparent attack that killed one U.S. border agent and injured another. More>>

Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid in new report

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Amnesty International says Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," raising questions about what those who've fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home. More>>

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected Video included

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President Donald Trump is announcing his intent to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror. More>>

A look at the 4 countries the US says sponsor terrorism

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A look at the very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism, and why they are on it. More>>

Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment Video included

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Zimbabweans, baffled by Mugabe's lack of resignation under pressure, worry about nation's fate. More>>

Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked judges to authorize an investigation in Afghanistan into allegations of war crimes by the U.S. military and CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces. More>>

The Latest: AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallen

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz have characterized it as an attack that caused the weekend death of a border agent and injuring of a second. More>>

Defense lawyer: Mladic may not be fit to hear verdicts

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Mladic lawyer says it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will show up in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their verdicts in his long-running trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war. More>>

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

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The European Union's top diplomat says she is encouraging Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's willingness to implement the recommendations of an expert panel on ensuring stability in troubled Rakhine state. More>>

The Latest: Trump puts North Korea back on blacklist

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is part of a push to continue "to turn the pressure up.". More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe army says Mugabe working on 'solution'

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The Latest: Zimbabwe war veterans group: Military should let people, politics oust Mugabe. More>>

Bush administration alums rising in Trump's orbit

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For all the lingering tensions between President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush, Trump's White House has one thing in common with his predecessor's: People. More>>

Hezbollah denies providing missile fired at Saudi from Yemen

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The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah says the group is ready to withdraw its cadres from Iraq once the government declares victory against the Islamic State group there. More>>

Syrian opposition leader quits ahead of new round of talks

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A senior Syrian opposition leader has quit his post a week before a new round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva. More>>

Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech experts

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Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial-intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants. More>>

FBI report on black 'extremists' raises fears of targeting

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Recalling an era when FBI spied on activist groups, black leaders and others say bureau's report on black 'extremists' raises old fears. More>>

Trump voices doubt about trophy hunting policy

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Trump insults Arizona senator as 'Flake(y)' and says he thinks Sen. Jeff Flake won't support GOP tax overhaul. More>>

Romania says it will buy US Patriot missiles in 2019

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Romania's defense minister says the country will purchase Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion from the United States in the first half of 2019. More>>

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

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Argentina's Navy says it's ramping up the search for a submarine that hasn't been heard from in three days. More>>

Figure known as 'Crocodile' could replace Zimbabwe president

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New leader of Zimbabwe could be longtime Mugabe enforcer known as the Crocodile. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweets about death of Border Patrol agent

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The FBI has taken over the investigation of the death of one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another. More>>

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

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Trump administration turns to obscure law to pressure Palestinians to enter into serious peace talks with Israel. More>>

The Latest: Suu Kyi blames conflicts on illegal immigration

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech that comes as her country is accused of pushing out Rohingya Muslims. More>>

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

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As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon's. More>>

Zimbabwe president defies mounting pressure to leave office

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Mugabe departure talks enter 2nd round as Zimbabwe's impatient ruling party poised to oust him. More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Why President Trump isn't stumping for Roy Moore in Alabama race; Who says he would refuse an illegal nuclear launch order. More>>

The Latest: Ruling party says Mugabe impeachment to go ahead Video included

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's parliament 'definitely' will seek Mugabe's impeachment, lawmaker says. More>>

Nick Cave plays Israel to 'take stand' against boycotters

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Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, says he is playing in Israel to take a stand against those. More>>

Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

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The foreign ministers of four Arab nations are meeting in Cairo to discuss a draft Saudi declaration on countering Iranian influence in Arab affairs. More>>

Syria: IS militants defeated in last major stronghold

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Syrian state media says pro-government forces have defeated the Islamic State group in its last stronghold in the country, at a town on the border with Iraq called Boukamal. More>>

Israel fires 'warning shot' amid Syrian border activity

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The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a "warning shot" after the Syrian military conducted construction along their frontier. More>>

US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

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The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. More>>

The Latest: Mugabe, army commander to meet again Sunday Video included

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The Latest: Demonstrators urged to move to symbolic Zimbabwe Grounds to 'see off' Mugabe. More>>

Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned Video included

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Opponents of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe are preparing to demonstrate for the ouster of the 93-year-old leader who is virtually powerless and deserted by most of his allies. More>>

Italy Senate chief: Mafia planned to kill me next in 1992

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Italy's Senate president says the Sicilian Mafia targeted him to be killed next after twin bomb blasts killed Italy's two leading Sicilian magistrates. More>>

Turkey prosecutors open probe of former, acting US attorneys

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Turkey's state news agency says prosecutors have launched an investigation into the U.S. attorneys trying a Turkish-Iranian businessman for sanctions-busting. More>>

Mladic trial to end, where will next war crimes court start?

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When a panel of U.N. judges hands down a verdict next week in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, it will mark the end of a ground-breaking era in international law. More>>

Israel fires 'warning shot' after Syrian border construction

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The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a "warning shot" after the Syrian military conducted prohibited construction along their border. More>>

Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for 3 days under PA control

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Gaza's border crossing into Egypt is running under the Palestinian Authority's control for the first time in a decade. More>>

Kaspersky Lab releases report into upload of NSA documents

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Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kasperksy Lab is releasing more details about how its software uploaded classified U.S. documents several years ago. More>>

Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

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China is sending its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years amid a prolonged chill in relations. More>>

Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria

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Russia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. More>>

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration is putting the Palestine Liberation Organization on notice that it may shutter their Washington office. More>>

Mugabe emerges from house arrest amid pressure to exit Video included

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Zimbabwe's military says it is continuing in talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure while it pursues those who were close to the leader and his wife. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe ruling party pursues urgent meeting Video included

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's Mugabe makes first public appearance since under military house arrest. More>>

Democrats press Homeland Security pick on immigration issues

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A group of Senate Democrats is pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security for more specific answers on a series of contentious immigration policy questions. More>>

Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march

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Thousands of protesters have marched to the U.S. Embassy in Athens to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against the military dictatorship then ruling Greece. More>>

Congress moves bill to speed medical reviews for military

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US military would gain new options for speeding reviews of medical products under a legislative compromise passed by Congress. More>>

Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

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Italian media say Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina has died while serving multiple life sentences. More>>

Ex-Homeland Security secretary recovering from heart attack

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A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge remains in critical condition a day after undergoing an emergency heart procedure. More>>

Agency: Improper wait list used for vets' mental health care

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Watchdog agency confirms whistleblower claim that Colorado facility kept improper wait lists for veterans' mental health care. More>>

Report: VA clinic where vet set self on fire was remiss

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Government investigation finds problems with veterans clinic where Gulf War vet set self on fire, died. More>>

NATO apologizes to Turkey over reports Erdogan shown as foe

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Turkey has withdrawn 40 soldiers from a NATO military exercise in Norway, after the country's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Erdogan himself were allegedly depicted as "enemies.". More>>

Turkish envoy: Cleric's network has infiltrated US justice

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Turkey's top diplomat says the "American system" has been infiltrated by a Muslim cleric blamed for last summer's failed coup. More>>

The Latest: 2 bystanders hurt in Greek clashes with police

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Hundreds of youths attacked with police in Greece's two largest cities, hurling rocks and petrol bombs, following large and peaceful marches to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising. More>>

Catalan rebels to campaign from Belgium amid extradition

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The prime ministers of Spain and Belgium have held talks over their testy bilateral relations as ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four secessionist allies prepare for an extradition court appearance in Brussels. More>>

The Latest: Spain: Catalonia violence claims 'intolerable'

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Catalan extradition case pushed to next month. More>>

Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children

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Syrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while state media reports that three civilians have been killed by rebel mortars. More>>

Military dog wins British prize for valor under fire

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A British military dog that saved the lives of troops in Afghanistan is being decorated for bravery. More>>

Iraqi forces retake the country's last IS-held town

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Iraq's Defense Ministry says Iraqi forces have pushed into the last Islamic State group-held town in the country. More>>

The Latest: Iraqi PM welcomes freeing of last IS-held town

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Iraq's Ministry of Defense says Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition have liberated the last Iraqi town held by Islamic State group. More>>

Lebanon Prime Minister Hariri's future on uncertain path

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has found himself caught in the crossfire between the region's two feuding powers _ the Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. More>>

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge hospitalized

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A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is in critical condition after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin, Texas. More>>

US says Sudan cutting trade, military ties to North Korea

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The United States says Sudan has agreed to cut all military and trade ties to North Korea. More>>

Rival US and Russian resolutions defeated on Syria weapons

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Russia has vetoed a U.S.-drafted resolution to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria. More>>

Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

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Amnesty International says it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants in Marawi. More>>

Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe seemed invincible but era ends Video included

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Robert Mugabe seemed untouchable for most of his long rule as he crushed dissent or sidelined opponents, and now the apparent end of his era is launching Zimbabwe into the unknown. More>>

European court rules against Greece over wiretap death

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European court orders Greece to pay damages to relatives of a Vodafone telecoms executive who was found dead in 2005 on the eve of the government's discovery of a major wiretapping scandal. More>>

The Latest: African Union backs regional efforts in Zimbabwe

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The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition group wants transitional authority to take over. More>>

Lebanon's Hariri finds himself caught in regional feuds

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has found himself caught in the crossfire between the region's two feuding powers _ the Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. More>>

Regional summit expected to formalize terms of Mugabe exit Video included

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Zimbabwe calm but tense as Mugabe is urged to step down peacefully; troops remain in streets. More>>

Homeland official resigns after report of racial remarks

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The director of the Homeland Security Department's office of faith-based partnerships has resigned after a CNN report on racially inflammatory remarks he made before joining the federal government. More>>

Change of plea for Ohio man suspected of Bosnian war crimes

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A judge has set a change of plea hearing for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide. More>>

Prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect 'commander' of 2012 attack

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Prosecutors are urging jurors to convict a man they say masterminded the 2012 attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. More>>

Congress sends Trump $700 billion military spending bill

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The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military _ far more than President Donald Trump requested and greatly exceeds mandatory spending caps. More>>

Key dates in the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez Video included

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Key dates in the bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. More>>

China renews call for North Korea, US 'freeze-for-freeze'

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China is reiterating its call for an agreement between North Korea and the U.S. under which the North would gain concessions if it freezes its nuclear weapons program. More>>

Big round-up of MS-13 gang members in US

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The Trump administration has announced a major gang sweep _ one that netted more than 200 members of the violent street gang MS-13. More>>

The Latest: US designation on NKorea could come next week

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U.S. President Donald Trump is calling China's plan to send an envoy to North Korea a "big move". More>>

Italian minister OKs family visits for ailing top Mafia boss

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Italy's justice minister has given special permission for the family of a Mafia boss who is in a coma to visit his bedside. More>>

Pentagon: Retweet of call for Trump to resign was accidental

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Pentagon says an authorized operator of its Twitter page accidentally retweeted a tweet urging President Donald Trump to resign. More>>

US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years

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U.S. officials have restarted an Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity. More>>

Africa politics creep into French PM's visit to Morocco

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France's prime minister is in Morocco to try to reinvigorate trade with the North African kingdom, as the former French protectorate increasingly positions itself as an economic pillar of Africa. More>>

Save the Children says 130 children die every day in Yemen

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An international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn Yemen from extreme hunger and disease. More>>

Syria activists: 22 civilians die in fighting near Damascus

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Syrian monitors: 22 civilians killed along with dozens of government forces, rebels in latest fighting near Damascus. More>>

Trump: China agrees NKorea nuclear weapon freeze not enough

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Just back from Asia, President Donald Trump has resumed his morning tweeting routine _ this time citing what he's calling a "successful" trip and lobbing shots at the media. More>>

The Latest: Casting employee fired for sexual harassment

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Police report details groping allegations against actor Tom Sizemore. More>>

Terry Crews compares alleged sexual assault to being a POW

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Terry Crews names his alleged attacker and compares being sexually assaulted to being a prisoner of war in an appearance Wednesday on "Good Morning America.". More>>

The Latest: Trump says US, China agree on NKorea nukes

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President Donald Trump plans to deliver a statement from the White House on Wednesday afternoon after his lengthy tour of Asia. More>>

Official: US would consider individual sanctions for Myanmar Video included

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says U.S. considering individual sanctions for Myanmar violence against Rohingya Muslims. More>>

After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears to be over Video included

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The Zimbabwe army's takeover of the state broadcaster and action against some members of President Robert Mugabe's government has been praised as a "bloodless correction" by the chairman of the war veterans' association. More>>

The Latest: Senate bill adds tax break for family leave

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The head of the Senate's tax-writing committee is defending the decision to include in the tax bill a repeal of the Obamacare requirement for Americans to get health insurance. More>>

California launch of new US weather satellite postponed

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Officials have postponed the California launch of a new type of U.S. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts. More>>

4 suicide bombers kill 14, wound 29 in northern Nigeria

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4 suicide bombers kill 14, wound 29 in Nigeria in one of largest Boko Haram attacks in years. More>>

At UN rights body, Sri Lanka vows new steps to fight torture

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Government envoys from Sri Lanka have told the U.N.'s top human rights body Wednesday that their country is taking new steps to battle torture. More>>

House panel OKs bill to sanction financial backers of Hamas

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The House Foreign Affairs Committee has overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation to sanction foreign governments and individuals that provide the Islamic militant group Hamas with financial and material support. More>>

Army acknowledges failures to report crime data to FBI

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The Army's top general says his service failed in a "significant amount" of cases to report soldiers' criminal history to the FBI. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe youth leader apologizes to army leaders

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In the wake of the military takeover in Zimbabwe, the national police force has recalled all officers on leave. More>>

US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' with al-Shabab

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US drone strike in Somalia kills 'several' al-Shabab fighters; 28th such strike this year. More>>

Sri Lanka official denies allegations of torture, rape

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Sri Lanka's defense minister denies his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island's Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe. More>>

Top US counterterrorism chief stepping down at end of year

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The top US counterterrorism official is leaving the federal government at the end of the year. More>>

Palestinians say opening of Gaza border crossing delayed

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A senior Palestinian official says the long-awaited opening of the Gaza Strip's border crossing with Egypt has been delayed due to "special circumstances.". More>>

Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for Army secretary

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The Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick for Army Secretary, Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper. More>>

Transgender service member gets gender reassignment surgery

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The Pentagon says an active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military. More>>

French suspect handed terror charges over Syria kidnapping

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The lawyer for a Frenchman accused of a deadly 2014 shooting at a Brussels Jewish museum says his client has been handed preliminary terrorism charges in France relating to a separate case in Syria. More>>

Indonesia police say policeman killed in Papua mine attack

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Indonesian police say gunmen shot and killed a police officer in the latest attack by separatists near a giant gold and copper mine in easternmost Papua. More>>

Kremlin downplays Russian Defense Ministry blunder

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The Kremlin is downplaying the Russian Defense Ministry's blunder when it attached screenshots from a video game to back its allegations of the U.S. colluding with the Islamic State group in Syria. More>>

China sending envoy to North Korea following Trump visit

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Following President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, China says it is sending a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang's weapons programs. More>>

Senate panel approves Trump choice to lead Homeland Security

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A key Senate committee has approved President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security. More>>

Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake

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Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq. More>>

Lockheed offers glimpse into missile defenses eyed by Saudis

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US defense giant Lockheed Martin says it's delivering its Patriot anti-missile system to Saudi Arabia. More>>

The Latest: Zimbabwe's war vets praise army's actions

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The Latest: Zimbabwe party accuses army leader of 'treasonable conduct' over threat to step in. More>>

Syria market atrocity shows brokers unconcerned with attacks

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Syrian war monitors say death toll from airstrikes on market in northern Syria has climbed to 61. More>>

Is gun-maker liable for Newtown? Court takes up the case

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The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether gun maker Remington Arms should be held liable for the 2012 Newtown school massacre. More>>

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