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Sen. Schumer: Bomb-detection units needed at transit hubs

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Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station. More>>

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McCain returning home to Arizona, will likely miss tax vote

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President Donald Trump says Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized over the side effects from his brain cancer treatment. More>>

APNewsBreak: US soldier fought to end after ambush in Niger

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The Associated Press has learned that an American soldier killed in an ambush in Niger with three comrades but recovered days later wasn't captured alive by the enemy or executed at close range. More>>

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

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Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began. More>>

Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

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The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin has called U.S. President Donald Trump to thank him for a CIA tip that has helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg. More>>

Jones: Don't expect him to always side with Senate Democrats

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Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is insisting to both parties in politically divided Washington that he'll leave "all the options on the table" when it comes to his votes next year on issues from immigration to infrastructure. More>>

Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 9

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Pakistani officials say two suicide bombers have attacked a church in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing four people and wounding 18. More>>

Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves

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Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government's plan. More>>

Israel to probe fatal shooting of Palestinian paraplegic

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The Israeli military says it has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of a paraplegic Palestinian man who was shot in the head during a violent demonstration in the Gaza Strip last week. More>>

Syrian activists: 9 killed in airstrikes on rebel stronghold

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Syrian activists say at least nine civilians, mostly women, have been killed in airstrikes on a residential area in the northwestern province of Idlib, a rebel stronghold. More>>

Taliban kill 11 Afghan police in attack on checkpoints

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An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have attacked checkpoints in the southern Helmand province, killing 11 police. More>>

Erdogan says Turkey will clear border of Syrian Kurds

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Turkey's president has slammed a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militant group and said will clear its entire border of "terrorists.". More>>

3 militant suspects killed in raid in Russia's Caucasus

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Russia's top domestic security agency says three suspected militants have been killed in a raid in the country's North Caucasus. More>>

2 Danish journalists violently attacked in Gabon

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Gabon's government says a man violently attacked 2 Danish journalists who were shopping at an artisanal market in the capital, leaving one in serious condition. More>>

The Latest: Trump to meet with Cabinet members at Camp David

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President Donald Trump is defending the Republicans' tax cut plan, pushing back against criticism that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class. More>>

Correction: Israel-Palestinians story

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Palestinians protesters are scuffling with Israeli forces as fallout continues over President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week. More>>

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

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Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition say Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team has gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration. More>>

N. Korea unmoved as world unites against its nuke ambitions

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North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. More>>

Trump calls wife of hospitalized Sen. John McCain

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President Donald Trump has called the wife of John McCain as the Arizona senator is hospitalized for cancer treatments. More>>

Syrian troops march into rebel-held province of Idlib

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Syrian government forces have entered small parts of the northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib in one of their deepest incursions into the area where President Bashar Assad's government almost has no presence. More>>

Libya's coast guard rescues over 270 migrants

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A Libyan official says coast guards have rescued at least 270 migrants off Libya's east coast. More>>

Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump's early gains

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The U.S. government posted a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of Donald Trump's presidency. More>>

Mattis: North Korea short of posing imminent missile threat

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea's most recent test of a long-range missile did not demonstrate an imminent threat to the United States. More>>

Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional NKorea talks

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is criticizing China over its oil supplies to North Korea and urging Russia to stop using laborers from the impoverished nation. More>>

White House signals Western Wall has to be part of Israel

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Senior Trump administration officials are outlining their view that Jerusalem's Western Wall has to be a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. More>>

White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

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The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure. More>>

2-time terror survivor's message to attackers: I forgive you

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A man who survived two terror attacks has a message for the assailants: I forgive you. More>>

Military hero McRaven leaving post as Texas chancellor

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University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven says he will leave the school in May, citing unspecified health issues as a factor. More>>

Mattis warns of unsafe Russian military flights over Syria

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning against dangerous flights by Russian fighter jets over a safe zone in Syria, questioning whether recent close calls were mistakes or deliberate. More>>

Trump doesn't want to talk about Flynn pardon 'yet'

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President Donald Trump isn't saying whether he is considering a pardon for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. More>>

Spanish court allows extradition of 121 Taiwanese to China

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A Spanish court has granted China's extradition request for 121 Taiwanese accused of belonging to Spain-based gangs which swindled people in China out of millions of euros (dollars) by telephone. More>>

US to sanction at least 1 person for Myanmar violence

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. plans to impose sanctions on one person responsible for the crackdown on Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Man with knife at Amsterdam airport is not terror case

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Dutch military police say they have shot a man after he threatened to use a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. More>>

DHS adds new requirements for visa waiver countries

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The Department of Homeland Security is demanding tougher security measures from countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program. More>>

NATO concerned Russian missile system breaks Cold War pact

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NATO says it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear warheads and believes it violates a landmark Cold War arms treaty. More>>

Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

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Russia's transportation minister says Moscow will resume flights to Cairo, suspended after 2015 IS bombing. More>>

Complex life of Kentucky legislator ends in suicide

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The death of Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson has jolted Republican leaders. More>>

Russian security agency busts Islamic State group cell

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Russia's top domestic security agency says it has arrested seven suspected followers of the Islamic State group accused of planning a series of terror attacks in St. Petersburg. More>>

Kosovo independence fighters try to amend special court law

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Former fighters of Kosovo independence are collecting signatures for a petition that will ask for amendments of the existing law on a court established to prosecute crimes committed during and immediately after the country's war for independence. More>>

American army commander says US committed to NATO, Europe

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The U.S. Army Europe's outgoing commander says America's commitment to European security in the face of Russian aggression is in Washington's own interest. More>>

UK defense chief says Russia poses risk to undersea cables

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The head of Britain's military says Russia could try to sever undersea communications cables, and protecting them is a defense priority for NATO. More>>

Return of 2 ill GOP senators crucial next week for tax bill

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Ailing Republican senators John McCain and Thad Cochran missed votes this week, but their presence will be crucial early next week as the GOP tries to pass a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package. More>>

White House aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaul

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The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure. More>>

US says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis Video included

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President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Nations says "undeniable" evidence proves that Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. More>>

Lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life in suicide

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A coroner says a Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting a woman has died in an apparent suicide. More>>

UN chief: It's key to avoid miscalculations on North Korea

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for urgent efforts to create conditions for talks on North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threat, saying it's important to avoid miscalculations that "make us sleepwalk into a war.". More>>

Trump thanks Putin for remarks on strong US economy

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The White House says President Donald Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for remarks he made "acknowledging America's strong economic performance". More>>

Trump's security paper offers stark vision of global rivalry

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Trump's "America First" vision is a stark worldview that sees rivals battling each other for supremacy or relevance and has little use for alliances, treaties and other international agreements unless they directly benefit the United States. More>>

As tensions ease, China keeps building on disputed islands

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Tensions over China's island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy. More>>

Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

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International aid group Doctors Without Borders says its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces. More>>

The Latest: Syrian opposition says peace talks in danger

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The Latest: UN envoy says Syria peace talks 'golden opportunity missed' as another round ends without progress. More>>

Illness sidelines McCain, Cochran as tax vote nears

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A Senate Armed Services Committee hearing opened without John McCain in the chairman's seat and members of the panel unsure when he'd return to Congress. More>>

Pence to delay Mideast trip as tax deal nears vote

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Vice President Mike Pence is delaying his weekend departure for the Middle East as Congress nears completion of a tax overhaul. More>>

Drone operator faulted in NY collision with helicopter

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Federal investigators say a recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft. More>>

No Tannenbaum: Senator says rule keeps trees from US troops

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US Sen. Chuck Schumer says a federal rule change that's stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook. More>>

Polish official says Putin responsible for 2010 plane crash

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Poland's Defense Minister says two explosions destroyed a plane in which the nation's president died in 2010 in Russia and called on President Vladimir Putin to "take responsibility for what has happened.". More>>

Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP after Alabama loss

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Steve Bannon has come under fire from fellow Republicans, shows no sign of abandoning his guerrilla war against the GOP establishment. More>>

Suicide bomber kills 18 at Somalia police academy

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A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people at a police academy in the capital. More>>

The Latest: Putin backs efforts to find kids of IS fighters

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is concerned about the U.S. considering a pullout from key nuclear arms control pacts, adding that Moscow will stick to them. More>>

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an anti-missile system. More>>

Turkey summons FBI attache over testimony in US trial

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Turkey's official news agency says police have summoned an FBI official stationed in Turkey, in connection with testimony in a U.S. federal corruption case against a Turkish banker. More>>

The Latest: Suicide bomber kills 17 at Somali police academy

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A Somalia police officer says that the death toll has risen to 17 in the suicide bombing Thursday at a police academy in the capital. More>>

Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator

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Islamic nations come together at Turkey summit, seeking united stance against Trump's recognition of Jerusalem. More>>

Australian bank faces more charges from financial watchdog

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Australia's financial crime intelligence agency has widened its allegations against the country's largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, of failing to comply with measures to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing. More>>

Tillerson's offer of talks with North Korea left hanging

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation. More>>

The Latest: White House says it's still seeking Mideast deal

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The Latest: Abbas says Palestinians won't accept any role for US in Israeli-Palestinian peace process 'from now on'. More>>

Bombing underscores New York subway system's vulnerability

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A Bangladeshi immigrant is expected to appear before a federal magistrate to face terrorism charges accusing him of setting off an explosive strapped to his body in a New York City transportation hub. More>>

Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation. More>>

Elections chief: Automatic recount unlikely in Alabama race

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Alabama's election chief says it is "unlikely" that the outcome of the state's U.S. Senate race will change even as Republican Roy looks to a possible recount. More>>

Hurricane state Republicans demand disaster aid by Christmas

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Lawmakers from hard-hit states such as Florida are demanding tens of billions of dollars of hurricane relief and rebuilding funds as part of another temporary Washington spending bill to keep the government from shutting down over Christmas. More>>

African anti-jihadi force gets $130 million at French meet

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French President Francois Macron is convening presidents, princes and diplomats to breathe life into a young African military force with a mission to counter the growing threat jihadi threat in the Sahel region. More>>

Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping children

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Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping dozens of children as young as 11 months old. More>>

US commander orders new probe into Somalia raid

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The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces. More>>

Rwanda-backed report alleges France's role in 1994 genocide

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New Rwanda-backed report alleges France's role in 1994 genocide that killed over 800,000. More>>

Sweden to re-establish military unit on Baltic Sea island

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Sweden says it is establishing the nation's first new military regiment since World War II _ a unit of 350 soldiers that will be based on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland. More>>

Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet Video included

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump attacked her in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them. More>>

UN court hears appeal in Serbian lawmaker's acquittal

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Prosecutors are set to explain to United Nations judges why they believe that the 2016 acquittal of a Serbian ultranationalist on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges should be overturned on appeal. More>>

The Latest: Mali warns IS fighters could come to Africa

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French President Emmanuel Macron says Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide $100 million and the UAE $30 million to fight the jihadi threat in Africa's Sahel region. More>>

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

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Philippine legislators have voted to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law by a year in the country's south due to continuing terrorist threats despite the defeat of a pro-Islamic State group siege. More>>

NTSB El Faro probe highlights maritime safety issues

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Federal accident investigators have determined the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro that led to the deaths of 33 mariners in 2015. More>>

Germany mulls more money for victims after Berlin attack

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The German government is considering increasing compensation for those injured or who lost loved ones in terror attacks, following criticism in the wake of last year's truck rampage in Berlin. More>>

UN official: NKoreans say it is important to prevent war

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The UN. political chief says senior North Korea officials told him during his visit to the country last week "that it was important to prevent war" over its rapidly advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs. More>>

As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

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Flynn was feeling the pressure, anxious to get things settled before his guilty plea. More>>

The Latest: Moore not conceding Senate race to Jones

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Alabama Republican Roy Moore's campaign says The Washington Post is not being let into his election night gathering in Montgomery. More>>

Trump to release national security strategy next week

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President Donald Trump is set to unveil his first National Security Strategy next Monday. More>>

Bangladesh: Accused NYC attacker followed radical preacher

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Bangladeshi officials say a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher but appeared to have no known links to local radical groups. More>>

Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

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Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system. More>>

US drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somali capital

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US military says drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somalia's capital by al-Shabab. More>>

NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss of El Faro

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Federal accident investigators are set to determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in 2015, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades in which 33 mariners were killed. More>>

The Latest: Prosecutor: Bomb suspect wanted maximum damage

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An NYPD official says the man accused of detonating a bomb in the New York City subway wasn't known to authorities before the incident. More>>

Authorities say bomber mocked Trump before subway attack

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A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the New York City subway system is adding new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration based on family ties. More>>

New York commuters return to bombing site, shrug off attack Video included

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New York subway riders are shrugging off the city's latest terrorist attack. More>>

Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to respond to the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea. More>>

Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says attack on New York City subway system showed in "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue. More>>

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

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The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition. More>>

Russian security agency says it busts IS suicide bomber cell

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Russia's top domestic security agency says it has detained three suspected members of a sleeper cell of the Islamic State group who have been preparing suicide bombings in Moscow. More>>

German soldier charged in far-right plot against politicians

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German prosecutors have indicted a soldier accused of plotting to kill prominent political figures and blame the attack on refugees _ a cased that raised concerns about extremism in the country's military. More>>

2 teenage girl suicide bombers kill 4 in Nigeria's north

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A Nigerian official says two teenage girl suicide bombers attacked the town of Gwoza, in the country's north, killing at least four people. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters; After NYC subway bombing, Trump slams 'chain migration'; World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit. More>>

Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats

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Republican Eric Greitens is earning a reputation for public displays of physical prowess and promoting them on Facebook. More>>

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

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APNewsBreak: The Pentagon says that transgender individuals will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, bowing to growing legal pressure despite staunch opposition from President Donald Trump. More>>

UN: Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations

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North Korea's leadership has cracked down further on human rights as tensions have escalated over its nuclear and missile tests, the U.N. rights chief said Monday. More>>

'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway Video included

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The New York Police Department is responding to a report of an explosion near Times Square. More>>

Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident

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A federal appeals court has been asked to allow a class-action lawsuit against the Veterans Affairs Department by veterans who say they became ill from radiation exposure after responding to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway; Southern California wildfire explodes in size; chef Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations. More>>

Charges: Turkish businessman exported US goods to Iran

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Federal prosecutors allege a Turkish businessman helped illegally route Wisconsin-made outboard engines and boat generators to the Iranian navy. More>>

The Latest: Suspect's family heartbroken, saddened by attack Video included

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Police say the pipe bomb explosion inside the New York City subway happened in an underground passageway. More>>

Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

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Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to fight climate change. More>>

At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel

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Tens of thousands of people have attended a Hezbollah rally, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war. More>>

'Remember Me' songwriters on bittersweet Globes morning

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It's a bittersweet morning for the songwriters of "Remember Me" from "Coco.". More>>

CBS' O'Donnell reports on sexual misconduct at Air Force

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CBS' O'Donnell learns story of former colleague Charlie Rose's sexual misconduct while in midst of reporting investigation on women victimized at the U.S. Air Force Academy. More>>

UN promises justice in Congo against peacekeeper attacks

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The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Congo says military offenses will be launched against rebels who killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo. More>>

Russian military hosts UN officials at anti-mine center

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The Russian military has hosted a delegation of U.N. officials at its main anti-mine facility. More>>

Car bomb kills journalist in Somalia capital, says witness

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A Somali journalist has been killed by a car bomb in the capital late Monday, says a fellow journalist. More>>

Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria Video included

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The Tass news agency says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at a Russian military air base in Syria. More>>

EU rebuffs idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Netanyahu visits

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the issues of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the chances of reinvigorating negotiations on the peace process. More>>

Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties

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Russia's Putin in Egypt for talks with President el-Sissi on their countries' rapidly growing ties. More>>

Clarification: Sweden-Synagogue-Arson story

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Three people arrested over fire bomb attack on Swedish synagogue in Goteborg. More>>

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

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Israel's defense minister is calling for a boycott of Arab businesses in an area where residents carried out violent protests against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

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A leading activist in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, has likened her group's aim with her struggle to survive the Hiroshima atomic bombing. More>>

The Latest: Israeli PM urges approval of Jerusalem decision

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Israeli police say that a security guard has been stabbed near Jerusalem's central bus station. More>>

Ridge expects to leave Texas medical center before Christmas

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Spokesman: Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge expects to leave Texas medical facility in time to be home for Christmas in Maryland. More>>

Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill Video included

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Congress seems set to prevent a weekend government shutdown. More>>

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

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Gaza officials say two Hamas members have been killed in Israeli airstrikes following a rocket attack on Israel. More>>

Qatar buys 24 Typhoon fighters as part of $8 billion deal

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BAE Systems has agreed to sell 24 Typhoon fighter planes to Qatar as part of a 6 billion pound ($8 billion) deal with European defense contractors. More>>

Kuwait names ruler's son as defense minister in shakeup

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Kuwait has announced new picks for Cabinet, with five out of 16 members hailing from the royal family, including the ruler's son who has been chosen to head the defense ministry. More>>

PM announces on state TV Iraq's war against IS has ended

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A senior Iraqi military commander says his country's war against the Islamic State group is over. More>>

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

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Arab foreign ministers meet in Cairo amid wave of anger over Trump's decision on Jerusalem. More>>

Israel says it destroyed Hamas tunnel using new techniques

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The Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred meters (yards) into Israel. More>>

Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the recipient on this year's Nobel Peace Prize, has installed a 1,000 red paper cranes outside the Norwegian Parliament ahead of formally receiving the prize. More>>

The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the nation the fight against the Islamic State group is over after more than three years of combat operations. More>>

The Latest: Arab leader asks nations to recognize Palestine

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A senior official has confirmed that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in the West Bank this month because of U.S. recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

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A shooter killed two classmates at a New Mexico high school as students hid in their classrooms or in closets. More>>

This week in odd news: Dino mash, big avocado, elf returns

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This week in odd news: Police say woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car; Woman hopes her 5-pound avocado is the world's largest; DUI suspect dances on car, flees on kid's scooter. More>>

US gently urges Saudi Arabia to be more 'measured' overseas

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is urging Saudi Arabia to be more "measured" in its military intervention in war-ravaged Yemen. More>>

Report: Croat war criminal cremated after death at Hague

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Croatia's state TV says former general who died after taking what he said was poison at a UN war crimes court, has been cremated. More>>

The Latest: Trump says his agenda 'cannot afford' Moore loss Video included

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President Donald Trump is touting statistics showing declining rates of illegal immigration to the US, saying "the numbers have been so incredible.". More>>

14 Security Council member criticize US action on Jerusalem

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One by one, 14 members of the UN Security Council spoke out against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Friday, some with regret and some with anger at the United States, its remaining member. More>>

15 UN peacekeepers killed, over 50 hurt in Congo attack

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'Large number' of UN peacekeepers killed and wounded in Congo attack: UN peacekeeping chief. More>>

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world Video included

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Massive Palestinian rallies expected after Friday prayers over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More>>

Deputy national security adviser to leave White House

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Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell will be leaving the Trump administration early next year. More>>

New rule coming for US names mentioned in spy reports

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The national intelligence director is developing a stricter policy for revealing the identities of Americans named in classified reports. More>>

The Latest: Tanzania president in shock over UN Congo attack

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The Latest: 14 UN peacekeepers killed, over 40 wounded in eastern Congo attack. More>>

Appeals court hears arguments on updated Trump travel ban

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President Donald Trump's updated travel ban on six predominantly Muslim countries is headed to a federal appeals court in Virginia. More>>

The Latest: White House says president has called for calm

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The Latest: Al-Qaida urges followers to target US, its allies and Israel in response to Trump's recognition of Jerusalem. More>>

Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

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Ukraine's prosecutor-general says opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. More>>

Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

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President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. More>>

Israeli warplanes hit targets in Gaza Strip after rockets

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Israeli warplanes have struck Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel. More>>

US foresaw a costly victory in war with NKorea _ in 1994

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In a nuclear standoff with North Korea more than two decades ago _ years before the authoritarian nation was close to having an atomic weapon that threatens America _ Washington was planning for war. More>>

Russian FM: North Korea talks chances are low

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he believes the chances of dialogue to resolve the tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program are low. More>>

Lebanon PM seeks international support at Paris summit

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The United States says it will voice support for Lebanon's "sovereignty, stability and independence" during a gathering of world diplomats in Paris. More>>

Citizens' group seeks US accountability for CIA renditions

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Citizens' group joins with former Guantanamo Bay defense lawyers to highlight, denounce torture during interrogation of terror suspects. More>>

Pearl Harbor survivors in their 90s attend solemn ceremony

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Survivors will gather at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago. More>>

Argentine judge seeks arrest of ex-President Fernandez

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A federal judge is asking Argentina's Senate to allow the arrest and trial of former President Cristina Fernandez for allegedly covering up the role of Iranians in a terror attack on a Jewish center. More>>

Palestinians protest Trump move, more unrest feared

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Palestinians, Israelis and wider Middle East brace for fallout after Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. More>>

Leaders of Turkey, Greece air grievances at tense conference

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Athens for the first official visit by a Turkish president in decades, with his arrival overshadowed by comments he made on the eve of his visit concerning the peace treaty that determined regional borders. More>>

AP Interview: GOP senator faults China on North Korea

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Sen. Tom Cotton says no one should be subjected to "trial by newspaper" on sexual harassment accusations like those against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore or President Donald Trump. More>>

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The drama over whether the House will pass legislation preventing a weekend partial government shutdown is essentially over. More>>

The Latest: Bosnian war crime suspect eager for deportation

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The government says an Ohio man has pleaded guilty to an immigration fraud charge after he was accused of hiding his role in a 1995 Serbian massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians. More>>

The Latest: Somalia calls Trump Jerusalem move 'dangerous' Video included

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The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan accuses Trump of throwing Mideast into 'ring of fire' by his Jerusalem recognition. More>>

Trump signs proclamation for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Video included

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President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday to be National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Trump signed the proclamation at a White House ceremony attended by six veterans of the attack. More>>

The Latest: Cotton suggests China a hindrance on North Korea

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Sen. Tom Cotton says a repeal of the requirement that people get health insurance will be part of any tax bill passed by Congress. More>>

Church Nativity scene honors victims of gun massacres

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A Catholic church in a Boston suburb is using its traditional Nativity scene to call attention to gun violence. More>>

Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is lambasting Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine ahead of a meeting with Russia's foreign minister. More>>

Serb ultranationalist refuses to go back to Hague tribunal

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Serbia's extreme nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj says he won't attend an appeals hearing next week in his case before the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal. More>>

N. Korea says war is inevitable as allies continue war games

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North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to criticize a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea. More>>

Dozens of Ugandan troops withdrawn from Somalia duty

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Uganda's military says it has begun withdrawing dozens of its troops from peacekeeping duty in Somalia. More>>

Prosecutors seek prison term for ex-Miss Turkey

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Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking a maximum one year prison term for a former beauty queen who was stripped of her crown over a social media posting deemed to be "insulting" to the victims of last year's failed coup. More>>

Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy Video included

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U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. More>>

Shulkin urges emergency aid for VA private health care soon

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In a fresh warning, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is urging Congress to pass billions in emergency funding for its ailing private-sector Choice health care program by year's end. More>>

Trump move on Jerusalem highlights Arab divisions Video included

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Muslims across the Middle East are warning of disastrous consequences if President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in a region more divided than ever, many ask what leaders can do beyond the vehement rhetoric. More>>

Utah GOP rallies for Romney after Bannon remark on his faith

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Mitt Romney's allies are lashing out at former White House strategist Steve Bannon for saying that Romney and his family "hid behind" their Mormon religion to avoid military service. More>>

Newly crowned by US as Israel's capital, Jerusalem is unique Video included

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Jerusalem, newly crowned by US as capital of Israel, is unique in many ways. More>>

The Latest: Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital Video included

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she plans to call President Donald Trump to discuss his plan to relocate the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. More>>

Pentagon: About 2,000 US troops in Syria

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The Pentagon says there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria _ four times as many as officials had publicly acknowledged as recently as last month. More>>

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