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US general reviewing Trump's year-old Afghan war strategy

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The general overseeing U.S. military operations in Afghanistan says he's taking a fresh look at the war strategy President Donald Trump announced nearly a year ago. More>>

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The Latest: DHS head hedges on Russian election meddling

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President Donald Trump is claiming that the "Fake News Media" are pushing for a major confrontation between the U.S. and Russia, "even a confrontation that could lead to war.". More>>

Votel: No new direction on Syria after Trump-Putin talks

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The commander of US forces in the Middle East says he has no new guidance from the Pentagon on cooperating with Russia in Syria. More>>

4 injured in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

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An explosion at an Army depot in Pennsylvania has left some workers injured. More>>

Nicaragua marks 1979 revolution amid protests, bloodshed

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Nicaragua is marking the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza amid protest and bloodshed. More>>

The Latest: Watchdog nominee approves of Mulvaney approach

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Kathy Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, faces the Senate Banking Committee, where is she is expected to face extremely hostile questioning from Senate Democrats. More>>

Hamas says member killed in Israeli strike on Gaza militants

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Israeli, Palestinian officials say Israeli airstrike against a Gaza crew launching incendiary devices killed a member of the militant group Hamas and wounded three others. More>>

The Latest: Alabama factory worker warns against car tariffs

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The Latest: Proposed Trump auto tariffs would add $4,400 to price of typical new car, study finds. More>>

17 hurt in tent collapse at California base leave hospital

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Authorities say as 22 people have been injured in a tent collapse at a Central California military base. More>>

Russia tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump

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Russia's military is testing an array of new nuclear and other weapons, from a high-powered laser weapon system to a nuclear-powered cruise missile with "unlimited" range. More>>

Spain: Judge drops extradition bids for 6 Catalan fugitives

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A Spanish Supreme Court judge has dropped his extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians wanted on rebellion charges. More>>

A nonbinding immigration bill becomes campaign battlefield

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A House spending bill would provide $5 billion next year for building President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. More>>

Military veterans divided over Trump's Russia comments

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Current and U.S. veterans are split over President Donald Trump's statements in Helsinki on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. More>>

Trump-Kim statement overpromised on return of war remains

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More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled. More>>

Frustrated US lawmakers threaten action on Trump's tariffs

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Congress is losing patience with the Trump administration's reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes. More>>

Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar attacks on Rohingya

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Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar military attacks on Rohingya Muslims. More>>

Trump says Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

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Trump says new Air Force One will feature a red-white-and-blue color scheme. More>>

Syrian forces' bombing intensifies in southern rebel holdout

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Syrian rescue workers, war monitor say talks to cede the largest opposition holdout in southwestern Syria to the government have failed. More>>

Iran nuclear chief says uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons

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The chief of Iran's nuclear agency says the country's effort to acquire uranium has resulted in a stockpile reaching as much as 950 tons. More>>

US pastor denied release in latest trial hearing in Turkey

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A court in western Turkey has again denied a request for the release from custody of a U.S.-based pastor who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging espionage. More>>

Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries Video included

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Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. More>>

North Korea hasn't met its promise to return US war remains

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North Korea has yet to fulfill its promise to return remains of Americans killed in 1950s. More>>

Under Assad's grip, uneasy co-existence with former rebels

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As the Syrian government reasserts control over opposition strongholds, co-existence between the military and former rebel fighters who surrendered is the new reality. More>>

US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

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National Intelligence Director Dan Coats' drumbeat of criticism against Russia clashes with President Donald Trump's pro-Kremlin stance. More>>

As state of emergency ends, Turkey mulls new terror laws

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As Turkey's two-year-long state of emergency comes to an end, the government is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws that the opposition insists are just as repressive. More>>

Correction: EU-Trump-Putin-Man Removed story

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The writer who was forcibly removed from a room where U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were about to give a news conference says he wasn't trying to protest. More>>

Trump endorses GOP Rep. Yoder's re-election in Kansas 3rd

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President Donald Trump is endorsing Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in a Kansas district that Hillary Clinton narrowly carried in 2016. More>>

Pentagon objects to GOP rider blocking protection of birds

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The Pentagon is objecting to a Republican rider in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from protecting two chicken-like birds in the West and Southwest under the Endangered Species Act. More>>

Trump to address VFW convention next Tuesday in Kansas City

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President Donald Trump will visit Missouri next week to deliver his first address as president to the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention. More>>

US launches national security probe into uranium imports

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US launches national security investigation into uranium imports. More>>

Tennessee zipper company in crosshairs of buy-American laws

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A small zipper-making company in Appalachia is fighting to keep its pared-down staff occupied after it lost federal contracts to provide zippers for military uniforms. More>>

MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

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MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. More>>

Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers

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Immigrant children are complaining of hunger, cold and fear in a voluminous court filing about conditions in U.S. holding facilities. More>>

UK extremist convicted of plotting to kill prime minister

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An extremist loyal to the Islamic State group has been found guilty of plotting to kill the British prime minister. More>>

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

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US regulators approve 1st treatment for smallpox in case the long-gone disease is used in terror attack. More>>

Dozens of wildfires rage in Sweden amid Nordic heat wave

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Sweden fighting to put out dozens of raging wildfires, gets EU to help with Italian water-bombing planes. More>>

Russia offers to help refugees return, resettle in Syria

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Russia's Defense Ministry has offered to help organize the return of Syrian refugees who fled during their country's civil war and want to go home. More>>

Nicaraguan forces violently retake symbolic city

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Nicaraguan national police and armed pro-government civilians are laying siege to a symbolically important neighborhood that has recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. More>>

Obama delivers veiled rebuke to Trump in Mandela address Video included

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Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump, promoting values now under threat. More>>

EU, US relations sinking further after divisive Trump tour

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After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less. More>>

Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

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Israel says it is closing its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip for several days to punish Hamas for its hostilities. More>>

Displaced Syrians march close to Israel; airstrike kills 10

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A Syrian search and rescue team says at least 10 civilians were killed in a Russian airstrike on a school serving as a shelter in southwest Syria, near the Israeli frontier. More>>

Afghan officials: IS bomber kills 20, Taliban kill 9 police

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Officials say an Islamic State suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander, while in southern Helmand province a government commando unit freed 54 people from a Taliban jail. More>>

Russia's Trump takeaway: Putin basks in post-summit glow Video included

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For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself. More>>

US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

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The U.S. Army is reversing course on discharging one immigrant recruit who enlisted through a program that promised him a path to citizenship. More>>

The Latest: Rubio calls Russia 'a threat for years to come'

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Scaramucci: Trump must disavow Helsinki press conference comments doubting US intelligence and accepting Putin's denials. More>>

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

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The Justice Department announced charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election. More>>

UK's May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

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The official group campaigning for Britain's exit from the European Union at the 2016 EU referendum has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law. More>>

The Latest: UK's May halts revolt over Brexit trade bill

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down rebellion over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, with lawmakers rejecting a key amendment on a Brexit trade bill. More>>

Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban

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Trump administration appears to be shifting tactics in Afghanistan, saying it's open to holding direct talks with the Taliban. More>>

France expels high-profile terror convict to Algeria

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An Algerian-born man twice convicted in France on terror charges and for years a high-profile figure in the underground world of terrorism has been expelled to stand trial in his homeland. More>>

Trump: Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

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President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin made an 'incredible offer' of law enforcement collaboration during the leaders' one-on-one summit. More>>

Russian military offers to cooperate with US in Syria

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Russia's Defense Ministry says it's ready to boost cooperation with the U.S. military in Syria, following talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

The Latest: Afghan official says Taliban kill 9 in Kandahar

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Afghan official says an Islamic State suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander. More>>

Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability

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US prosecutors say Russian government hackers exploited some of America's own computer infrastructure to steal politically sensitive information. More>>

US intel chief stands by assessment of Russian meddling

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The top U.S. intelligence official says assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election have been 'clear' and describes the Kremlin's efforts to undermine the United States' democracy as 'ongoing' and 'pervasive.'. More>>

US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

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US brings WTO cases against China, EU and others in dispute over American steel tariffs. More>>

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

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U.S. officials say the United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war. More>>

Families bury the dead after bloody weekend in Nicaragua

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A Nicaraguan rights group says at least 10 people were shot dead as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by opponents of President Daniel Ortega's government. More>>

Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffs

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US stocks are little changed in early trading as banks rise with interest rates and Bank of America climbs after a solid second-quarter report. More>>

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

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Prosecutors say Russian hackers accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential election exploited some of the United States' own computer infrastructure against it, using two U.S.-based servers it leased in Arizona and Illinois. More>>

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling Video included

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Trump says he raised election meddling with Putin, but says both sides to blame for bad relations. More>>

The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is the beginning of Russia's path back from Western isolation. More>>

The Latest: Putin again denies interference in US election

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Facing withering bipartisan criticism, President Donald Trump says U.S., Russia "must get along.". More>>

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

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President Donald Trump is claiming credit for bolstering NATO as he heads into a day of meetings with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

Lebanon must investigate torture claims by actor, HRW says

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The New York-based Human Rights Watch is calling on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations of torture made by a well-known actor who was detained and later exonerated of charges of spying for Israel. More>>

Syrian government, rebels clash over recon base near Israel

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Syrian government, rebels clash over a reconnaissance point near the Israeli-held Golan Heights. More>>

Pakistan rights group issues warning ahead of polls

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Independent human rights commission issues dire warning ahead of polls as jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeals his 10-year prison sentence He was sentenced over purchases of luxury apartments in London. More>>

Egypt draft bill to immune senior military officers

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Egypt's parliament has passed a draft bill that could immune senior military officers from future prosecution related to violence following the 2013 overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president. More>>

Iran: If Trump wants to talk, he'll have to call

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Iran says if Trump wants to negotiate after pulling US out of nuclear deal, he'll have to call. More>>

Trump: summit with Putin off to a 'very, very good start' Video included

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Amid investigations and tensions, Trump and Putin ready to go 1-on-1. More>>

The Latest: Supporters cheer as Trump nears Helsinki hotel

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President Donald Trump's ambassador to Moscow says he hopes Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin have "a detailed conversation about where we might be able to find some overlapping and shared interests.". More>>

'Sheltering wings:' Charleston memorial plan conveys solace

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The historic South Carolina church where nine black worshippers were slain is unveiling the design for a memorial to the victims. More>>

Netanyahu visits southern region following Gaza escalation

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Israel's Netanyahu visits southern region near Gaza, warns that Israel is engaged in a 'lengthy battle'. More>>

Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

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Israeli military lifts restrictions along Gaza border, indicating it's accepted Egypt-mediated cease-fire. More>>

What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit Video included

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What Trump and Putin hope to achieve when they sit down in Helsinki for their first summit. More>>

Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnect Video included

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President Donald Trump's persistence in pursuing a bromance with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. More>>

Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

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Israel has relayed to some U.S. media new details about a Mossad operation that smuggled Iranian nuclear documents out of Tehran. More>>

Syrian government targets rebels near Israel-occupied Golan

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Activists: Syrian government missiles hit rebel-held area near frontier with Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. More>>

AP Explains: Immigrants in US military throughout history

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AP Explains: Immigrants in the US military throughout history. More>>

Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold 'productive' talks on war remains

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says U.S. and North Korean officials have held "productive" talks to discuss the return of U.S. service members' remains missing since the Korean War. More>>

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

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President Donald Trump says that "nothing bad ... maybe some good" will come out of his Monday meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin. More>>

The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally passed the torch to Qatar for the World Cup in 2022. More>>

Pakistanis mourning victims of carnage ahead of elections

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Pakistanis mourn for victims of horrific weekend attacks that killed 132, including a provincial election candidate. More>>

AP Interview: Croatian leader says Trump, Putin key to peace

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Croatia's president hopes U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin show "responsibility" at their first summit and remember they are the guarantors of stability for the whole world. More>>

Charges undermine Assange denials about hacked email origins Video included

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Charges against 12 Russian military intelligence officers for U.S. election hacking undermine denials by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that the Russian government was the source of stolen Democratic emails published by the anti-secrecy organization. More>>

Turkey marks 2nd anniversary of thwarting violent coup

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Turkey is commemorating the second anniversary of thwarting a coup against the Turkish president and the government. More>>

S. Korea probes army plan for troops to control protesters

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Military mobilization plan triggers political firestorm in South Korea but experts say no chance of another coup. More>>

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

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State election officials in the US are meeting to discuss cybersecurity amid fresh revelations about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Border measures part of Trump's bigger immigration crackdown

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The separation of families at the U.S. border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it's wasn't the end game for the Trump administration. More>>

Trump faults Obama for US response to Russian hacking

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Indictment ties US election interference to Russian government for first time, charging 12 Russian military intelligence officers with hacking Democrats. More>>

7 killed, 15 wounded in suicide attack in Afghanistan

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An Afghan official says that 7 people have been killed and 15 others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest in the country's capital. More>>

UN: Afghan civilian casualties up by 1 percent this year

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UN says number of civilians killed in Afghanistan in first half of 2018 has increased by 1 percent. More>>

Security forces deploy in Iraq's Najaf after day of protests

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Iraqi security forces have deployed on the streets of the Shiite holy city of Najaf after a day of angry protests against poor public services and high unemployment. More>>

Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks

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President Donald Trump muses about eliminating nuclear weapons, but he's also called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button" _ and the arms race is an issue expected to come up in at his summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday. More>>

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

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The Israeli military says it has struck several militant sites in Gaza in response to renewed violence along the border. More>>

Eritrea's leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

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Eritrea's president arrives in Ethiopia for 1st visit in 22 years in dramatic diplomatic thaw. More>>

Lenin statue at final sandwiched by ads for Budweiser, Visa

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Lenin statue outside the stadium where France and Croatia will play the World Cup final is sandwiched by ads for Budweiser and Visa, a sign of how far Russia has come from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. More>>

The Latest: Nielsen downplays 2018 Russia election threat

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The U.S. homeland security secretary says there are no signs Russia is targeting the 2018 midterm elections for cyberattacks with the "scale and scope" it used in 2016. More>>

Sharif in custody after return to Pakistan to face prison

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Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in custody, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people, including a candidate. More>>

The Latest: Mexico's next leader delivers plan to Pompeo

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Cabinet-level delegation he's leading have arrived at Los Pinos, the official residence of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. More>>

Army ponders changes after insider attack in Afghanistan

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The top Army officer says it's too early to tell if training or other changes must be made in light of an insider attack in Afghanistan that killed one American soldier and wounded two others. More>>

6 dead after attackers target Somalia's presidential palace

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2 large blasts followed by gunfire heard near presidential palace in Somalia's capital. More>>

The Latest: Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

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President Donald Trump has departed Windsor Castle after tea with Queen Elizabeth II. More>>

UK politicians reel as Trump unleashes criticism then charm

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The British pound has fallen and U.K. politicians are reeling from the tornado-blast of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May, crushed hopes of a quick U.S.-U.K. trade deal and boosted May's opponents over Brexit. More>>

The Latest: Indictment says Kremlin behind US election hacks Video included

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says that Russian intelligence agents stole information on 500,000 U.S. voters after hacking a state U.S. election board. More>>

Melania Trump dutifully tries her hand at lawn bowls

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump mingled with British veterans and schoolchildren _ and had a go at a game of lawn bowls _ as she made a solo outing to a historic London retirement home for formers soldiers Friday. More>>

Ex-rebels leaders appear before Colombia's peace tribunal

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Leaders with Colombia's once largest guerrilla army have made their first appearance at a new peace tribunal to respond to allegations of war crimes during five decades of bloody conflict. More>>

132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

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Officials say disgraced ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be whisked away by helicopter to the federal capital of Islamabad when he returns to Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore from London to face a 10-year jail sentence on corruption charges. More>>

Protests, diplomatic backflips mark Trump's visit to England Video included

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President Donald Trump is dishing up a fresh dose of chaos in England after he left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels. More>>

AP sources: Army chooses Austin for new Futures Command HQ

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U.S. officials say Army leaders will announce on Friday that they've chosen Austin as the location for a new command headquarters that will focus on how to modernize the service and prepare for future wars. More>>

New Army command aims to help counter China, Russia threats

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Army leaders say the creation of a new Texas-based Army command focused on the future will help the service adapt to the emerging threats from powers such as China and Russia after years of counterinsurgency warfare. More>>

Long-hidden hackers unmasked by US special counsel Video included

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One of the Russian military intelligence officers indicted Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller was Lt. Aleksey Lukashev, an email phishing specialist who went by the alias Den Katenberg. More>>

Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

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In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup. More>>

Ex-Nebraska Rep. Ashford says Russian agents hacked emails

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A former Nebraska Democratic congressman says Russian agents hacked into his campaign emails in 2016, a few months before he narrowly lost to a Republican challenger. More>>

The Latest: Death toll leaps to 128 in Pakistan bombing

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Pakistani police say a bomb has exploded near an election rally for a senior politician from an Islamist party running for parliament from the northwestern town of Bannu. More>>

Coast Guard Academy to offer new major in cyber systems

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The U.S. Coast Guard Academy beginning this fall is offering a new major in cyber systems. More>>

Kremlin denied US election meddling just before indictments

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Kremlin reaffirms denial of U.S. election meddling before U.S.-Russian summit, Justice Department indictments. More>>

UK: Man gets life in prison for promoting Prince George plot

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An alleged Islamic State group supporter who encouraged attacks on 4-year-old Prince George of Britain has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 25 years. More>>

The Latest: Trump, queen getting acquainted over tea

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President Donald Trump is continuing to court controversy during his trip to Europe. More>>

Palestinians say teenager killed in Gaza border violence

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Gaza's Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian has been killed at a border protest by Israeli fire. More>>

Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has urged U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try harder to achieve a breakthrough in their nuclear negotiations. More>>

Israel fires missile at drone from Syria, 2nd time this week

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Israel's military says that for the second time this week it launched a Patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft that approached its border from Syria. More>>

Airstrike on area held by IS in eastern Syria kills 30

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Syrian state media and a war monitor say an airstrike in an area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has killed at least 28 people. More>>

The Latest: Pitana gets 1st and final whistles at World Cup

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Belgium outwitting Brazil in the quarterfinals has been rated by FIFA's expert panel as the best tactical success at the World Cup. More>>

NATO insists it's united as Trump lashes allies over budgets Video included

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A raucous and divisive NATO summit concluded Thursday with all 29 NATO member states agreeing that there still is a common commitment to the military alliance after U.S. President Donald Trump said everyone had committed to push up defense budgets. More>>

Syrian government raises its flag over cradle of 2011 revolt

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Syrian activists and state media say rebels have agreed to surrender Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad with Arab Spring-inspired protests seven years ago, to government forces. More>>

Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

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President barrels into NATO summit, questioning the value of the military alliance, torching an ally and proposing a massive increase in European defense spending. More>>

Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

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Italy's hard-line interior minister refused Thursday to let 67 migrants disembark from an Italian coast guard ship until an investigation determines whether any of them violently threatened their rescuers to prevent being returned to Libya. More>>

The Latest: White House says Trump 'likes and respects' May

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President Donald Trump will be meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Romania, Ukraine and Georgia as he kicks off his second day at the NATO summit in Brussels. More>>

The Latest: Ukraine's leader backs Trump on German gas deal

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is insisting that Georgia will one day join the world's biggest security alliance, despite separatist ambitions in parts of the former Soviet republic. More>>

House passes intelligence bill

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The House has passed a bill to authorize funding for intelligence agencies and support critical national security programs, including those that counter threats from Russia and China. More>>

Trump tweets 'very nice note' from North Korea's Kim Jong Un

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President Donald Trump has tweeted a letter to him from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heralding "epochal progress" in U.S.-North Korea relations. More>>

Judge finds man accused of mailing explosives incompetent

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A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Washington state man accused of mailing explosive devices to government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area is not competent to help with his defense and should receive treatment before his case moves forward. More>>

US service member killed in Afghanistan; 2nd in 6 days

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The U.S. military says a service member has died of a wound sustained in combat in eastern Afghanistan. More>>

Trump says there 'might be an escalation' between US, Iran

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pressing European nations to get tough on Iran by cutting off all funding the country may use to foment instability in the Middle East and beyond. More>>

The Latest: Man accused of mailing explosives not competent

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A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Washington state man accused of mailing explosive devices to government agencies is not competent to participate in his court case and help in his defense. More>>

The Latest: Syrian troops raise national flag over Daraa

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Syrian state TV says the government has raised the national flag over Daraa, the south Syrian city that was the cradle of the 2011 revolt against President Bashar Assad's rule. More>>

A look at NATO and what the alliance does, past and present

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Since its inception in 1949, NATO has more than doubled in membership and changed its mandate significantly. More>>

German court: Catalan politician can legally be extradited

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A German court has ruled that a prominent Catalan politician can be extradited to Spain on charges of embezzlement, but not rebellion. More>>

South Sudan lawmakers extend president's term until 2021

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South Sudan lawmakers extend president's term until 2021, angering armed opposition. More>>

US Navy now allows women to wear ponytails, lock hairstyles

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The Navy says it will now allow servicewomen to sport ponytails and other longer hairstyles, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down. More>>

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany Video included

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President Donald Trump is meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (yehnz STOHL'-tehn-burg) at the start of a summit of the military alliance. More>>

Senate calls for more say on tariffs in bipartisan vote

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Lawmakers have acted on their frustration with the Trump administration's growing use of tariffs, with senators passing a nonbinding resolution designed to give Congress more say about trade penalties imposed in the name of national security. More>>

Amnesty urges 'war crimes' probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

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Amnesty International urges probe of alleged disappearances, torture, likely deaths in Yemen's UAE-run prisons. More>>

Neo-Nazi trial puts spotlight on fate of migrants in Germany

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A Munich court has found the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial guilty over the killing of 10 people _ most of them migrants _ gunned down between 2000 and 2007 in a case that shocked Germany. More>>

Bigger is better? NATO opens up to Macedonia as rifts linger

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is offering to lead NATO's new military training mission in Iraq for the first year and stands ready to provide 250 troops plus helicopters for the effort. More>>

The Latest: May says Trump-Putin talks could reduce tensions

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The Turkish foreign minister has defended his country's purchase of a Russian-made air defense system, the first of its kind by a NATO member. More>>

Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio illegally crossed from Mexico into the U.S. while visiting the Texas border in June. More>>

Steady drum of Trump's anti-Germany remarks raises questions

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Germany's export surplus, migration policies and defense spending have all been on President Donald Trump's Twitter and diplomatic hit list. More>>

The Latest: Trump questions value of NATO, slams Germany Video included

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President Donald Trump is pressing NATO allies to bolster their defense spending as he opens talks with leaders of the military alliance. More>>

H.R. McMaster book scheduled for 2020

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H.R. McMaster, the lieutenant general who endured a troubled year as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, has a book deal. More>>

Putin and Netanyahu meet for Syria-focused talks in Moscow

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold separate meetings with the Israeli prime minister and a senior Iranian official before his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next week. More>>

Pakistani Taliban claim bombing at rally that killed 21

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The Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday claimed responsibility for an overnight suicide bombing at a rally that killed a secular politician and 20 others two weeks before nationwide elections. More>>

DHS, Central American governments gather to talk migration

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US Homeland Security secretary creating an office within the department for governments of Central America and Mexico to get information about process of reunifying families separated at border. More>>

Germany charges Iranian diplomat detained in bomb plot

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German prosecutors say they have charged an Iranian diplomat with activity as a foreign agent and conspiracy to commit murder in a bomb plot. More>>

Bosnian Muslims to bury 35 Srebrenica massacre victims

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Thousands of Bosnian Muslims have gathered in Srebrenica on the 23rd anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II to hold prayers and attend the funeral for 35 recently identified victims. More>>

Management shift begins at US nuclear weapons lab

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The U.S. government has cleared the way for a new management team to begin taking over one of the nation's top nuclear weapons laboratories. More>>

Slovakia approves purchase of F-16 fighter jets from US

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Slovakia's government has approved a Defense Ministry plan to purchase F-16 military jets from the United States. More>>

Pompeo accuses Iran of using embassies for terror plots

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says US wants to show Iran its actions have 'a real high cost'. More>>

Saudi Arabia arrests defense official on bribery charges

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Authorities in Saudi Arabia say a Defense Ministry official has been arrested on suspicion of accepting over $260,000 in a bribe. More>>

Senate panel OKs Trump's pick to lead troubled VA

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A Senate panel has voted to approve President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. More>>

'Everyone is safe' after daring rescue of 13 in Thai cave Video included

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A Thai health official says the eight boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are in "high spirits" and have strong immune systems because they are soccer players. More>>

Gang-rapes, lynchings: UN tallies latest South Sudan abuses

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Gang-rapes, people hung from trees: New report blames government troops for South Sudan abuses. More>>

Trump's attacks on NATO raise questions about its future Video included

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President Donald Trump's repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump's commitment to the Atlantic alliance. More>>

The Latest: Flynn lawyers say he hasn't joined lobbying firm

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is joining a new lobbying firm headed by lobbyists who recently represented the government of Qatar. More>>

Flynn 'eager' for sentencing in lying case, attorney says

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An attorney for Michael Flynn says the former national security adviser is "eager" to proceed to sentencing and put his criminal case behind him. More>>

US slaps terror designation on Iran-linked group in Bahrain

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The United States is designating a Shiite militant group in Bahrain a Foreign Terrorist Organization in an effort to ramp up pressure on Iran. More>>

EU official criticizes Trump over attitude toward allies

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European Council President Donald Tusk is appealing to President Donald Trump to remember who his allies are as the U.S. leader prepares to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Spanish judge strips Catalonia's ex-leaders of public office

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Spain's Supreme Court is stripping six prominent Catalan politicians of public office for trying to make the northeastern region of the country independent. More>>

Trump says he's still confident Kim will denuclearize

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President Donald Trump says he confident North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will honor the contract we signed & even more importantly, our handshake.". More>>

Yemen demands Emirates shut down prisons where abuses rife

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Yemen's deputy interior minister says secret prisons that the AP had reported are under the control of the United Arab Emiratis and its allied militias are now under the authority of the Yemeni government. More>>

The Latest: Ambulances arrive at Thai cave as rains hit area Video included

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Thai authorities have resumed operations to rescue members of a boys' soccer team trapped in a cave after successfully getting four of the boys out Sunday. More>>

Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 is buried at memorial

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The remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 has been buried near the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More>>

More than 100 phony replica Super Bowl rings found

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Federal authorities say they have intercepted a shipment of 108 phony replica Super Bowl rings representing many past champion teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles. More>>

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