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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

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President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


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Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

APTOPIX US Immigration Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and...


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AP Top International News at 3:18 a.m. EDT

‘He cried and hugged me‘: Brazilian still separated from son Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families 2 Koreas discuss holding new reunions of war-split families Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death New East Timor government marred by corruption allegations...


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'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Brazil Separated Father

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone...


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China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

China John Oliver

BEIJING (AP) — A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of “Last Week Tonight” and its HBO host John Oliver after he mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, his apparent sensitivity about being compared to Winnie the Pooh and his country’s crackdown on human rights. Attempts to send...


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Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir

India Kashmir Strike

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say at least two rebels, a police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people have been injured. Police say government forces raided a cluster of homes on a tip that...


World

Turkey detains 14 suspected IS militants in raids

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have rounded up 14 suspected Islamic State militants in simultaneous raids in the capital, Ankara. Anadolu Agency says Friday the suspects were allegedly preparing to carry out attacks ahead of Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary...


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UK police arrest man after he claims to have a bomb

LONDON (AP) — British Transport Police say they have arrested a man who had claimed to have a bomb on the rail tracks at London’s Charing Cross Station. Police say the station was evacuated and trains were told not to stop at Charing Cross as they responded to the incident during the Friday morning...


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Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

Indonesia Militant Trial

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta. Abdurrahman, who police and prosecutors say...


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After giving birth, New Zealand leader craves mac-n-cheese

New Zealand Prime Minister Baby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl. Ardern on Thursday became just the second elected world leader...


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