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Republicans: Send National Guard troops to border

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Republicans: Send National Guard troops to border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, but they’re unlikely to end up…

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Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

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Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela’s president.
His first thought…

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Malaysia jet victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands

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Malaysia jet victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine prepared a departure ceremony for the bodies of Malaysia Airlines passengers and crew who became victims of fighting raging far below them on the plains…

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Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president

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Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.…

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New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

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New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

BANGKOK (AP) — A senior army official said Wednesday that the leader of Thailand’s ruling junta is allowed to serve as interim prime minister under a new temporary constitution that…

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UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

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UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights official has told diplomats that Israel’s military and Hamas militants appear to have violated international humanitarian law and might have committed war…

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New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

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New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under U.S. regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series…

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House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

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House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the border, but they’re unlikely to end up…

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4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

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4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.…

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Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

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Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have “gone…

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