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Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records

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President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. More>>

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After Raqqa, Trump says US shifts to 'new phase' in Syria

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President Donald Trump says the end of the Islamic State "is in sight" after the militant group was driven out of Raqqa, its self-declared capital in Syria. More>>

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

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Mourners are expected to pack the funeral of a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman. More>>

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

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The Spanish government is activating a previously untapped constitutional article to take control of the Catalonia region in a bid to stop a rebellion from separatist politicians. More>>

54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

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Egyptian security officials say at least 55 policemen including 20 officers and 34 conscripts have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo. More>>

Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

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Malta's government is offering a 1 million euro ($1.18 million) reward and full protection for information on who killed a reporter with a car bomb. More>>

Somalia readies for 'state of war' as death toll up to 358

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Somalia's death toll now at 358 as president set to announce 'state of war' on al-Shabab. More>>

The Latest: Catalan leader urges strong response to Spain

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A Cabinet meeting is underway in Madrid to outline government measures for taking control of the Catalonia region to stop regional authorities from breaking away from Spain. More>>

Syria troops capture central town recently taken by IS

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Syrian state media says government forces and their allies have regained control of a central town that the Islamic State group captured late last month. More>>

Attack outside Afghan military academy kills 15

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A Defense Ministry official says a suicide attack has killed 15 army officers west of Afghanistan's capital Kabul. More>>

IS claims responsibility for Afghan mosque attack

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Afghan Interior Ministry says fatalities from suicide bombing in Shiite mosque in capital Kabul rises to 39 dead and 41 wounded. More>>

Man with knife attacks 8 people in Munich; suspect arrested

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German police say a person with a knife has wounded several people in Munich, but no one sustained life-threatening injuries. More>>

Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory Video included

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A U.S.-backed Syrian force is expected to declare victory in the northern city of Raqqa days after it said it cleared it from members of the Islamic State group. More>>

The Latest: Pakistan condemns mosque attacks in Afghanistan

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for suicide bombing attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul. More>>

Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman

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White House chief of staff John Kelly denounces Rep. Wilson, defends Trump's phone call to soldier's widow. More>>

Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria Video included

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Drone footage from Syrian city of Raqqa shows extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Islamic State group. More>>

Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

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US drone strike targets al-Shabab shortly after Somalia's deadliest attack. More>>

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

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Former White House adviser Steve Bannon brings pro-Trump message of Republican revolt to Democratic California. More>>

Egyptian official: 14 policemen killed southwest of Cairo

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Egyptian security official says shootout with militants southwest of Cairo kills 14 policemen. More>>

Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

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Afghan Interior Ministry official: Suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in western Kabul kills at least 30. More>>

White House: No required sentences in military justice cases

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The White House says a military justice case must be "resolved on its own facts" after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argued that President Donald Trump's criticism prevented him from receiving a fair sentence. More>>

The Latest: US condemns twin suicide attacks in Afghanistan

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The Latest: Afghan police raise death toll from suicide bombing at Sunni mosque in western Ghor province to 33. More>>

Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting left funeral notes

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An off-duty Las Vegas police officer who was killed by a gunman shooting from a hotel into a crowded open-air concert will be remembered with church and graveside ceremonies and a funeral procession past the site of the Oct. 1 massacre. More>>

The Latest: White House defends Kelly in fight over war dead

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A Florida congresswoman says White House chief of staff John Kelly lied when he said she took credit two years ago for securing funding for an FBI field office in south Florida. More>>

The Latest: Slain Vegas officer buried at veterans cemetery

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Traffic stopped on the Las Vegas Strip on Friday as a long police motorcade passed the site where an off-duty officer was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More>>

Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with Kurds

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq. More>>

US official: IS burrowing for footholds from Asia to Africa

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Top U.S. official says losing real estate in the Middle East will not sharply affect Islamic State militants' ability to inspire attacks against the West or burrow footholds in the Philippines and Africa. More>>

G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremism

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The Group of Seven industrialized nations have thrown their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda to combat extremism on the internet. More>>

Report: 152 Afghan trainees have gone AWOL in US since 2005

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U.S. investigators say at least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL. More>>

Ahoy! Old Ironsides, oldest warship afloat, tours harbor

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The newly refurbished USS Constitution is taking its first spin under sail in three years. More>>

Police: Stabbings at Polish shopping mall not terror attack

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A police spokesman says that eight people have been hospitalized in southeastern Poland after a 27-year-old man attacked them with a sharp tool. More>>

The Latest: Somalia to announce 'state of war' on al-Shabab

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The Latest: Death toll in Somalia's worst attack now at 358, minister says. More>>

UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth'

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UNICEF says children who are most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar sense a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps. More>>

The Latest: France's Macron hails freeing of Syria's Raqqa

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Russia's military says recent travel warning by U.S. State Department proves Moscow's argument that Syrian militants have used chemical weapons. More>>

The Latest: Polish police: No terror motive in mall attack

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A spokesman for Poland's national police says investigators don't yet know why a man attacked shoppers at a mall with a knife, killing one person and wounding seven others. More>>

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

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The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall are taking shape at a construction site in San Diego. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly blames terror for UK crime jump

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An AP Fact Check finds U.S. President Donald Trump erred by suggesting in a tweet that a 13 percent increase in crime in the United Kingdom is linked to terrorism. More>>

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

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Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. More>>

Draft GOP bill seeks more constraints on Iran's nuke program

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Draft Republican legislation proposes to cement in U.S. law new and precise constraints on Iran's nuclear program that if violated could trigger the automatic reinstatement of American sanctions against Tehran. More>>

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger Video included

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Members of Congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. More>>

Germany's entire U-boat fleet is out of action

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All of Germany's six submarines are out of action, and the country's defense minister isn't happy about it. More>>

Russia hands over fighter jets to Serbia

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Russia has formally handed over six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia, part of an arms delivery that could worsen tensions in the war-weary Balkans. More>>

Plenty of bereaved military families did not hear from Trump Video included

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Some families of the fallen got solace from Trump, some got silence. One got an offer of cash. More>>

Syrian refugee detained in Greece on terror charge

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Police in northern Greece say a 32-year-old Syrian refugee has been arrested on terrorism-related charges following a review of his asylum application. More>>

The Latest: Federal troops take disputed town from Kurds

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq. More>>

Uganda expels North Korea military experts over UN sanctions

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Uganda expels North Korean military experts, representatives of arms dealer over UN sanctions. More>>

Trump thrusts Kelly's private tragedy into public spotlight

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President Donald Trump's political brawl over his role as consoler-in-chief is a remarkable contrast with his Memorial Day tribute to U.S. personnel lost to war. More>>

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls Video included

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President Donald Trump strongly rejected the claim Wednesday that was he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain Army sergeant. More>>

Russia's Lavrov warns one-sided changes could sink Iran deal

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Russia's foreign minister says the landmark Iran nuclear deal can be amended only as long as his country and other signatories agree to proposed changes. More>>

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger Video included

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The Trump administration has no answers to key questions nearly two weeks after an ambush in Niger killed four U.S. soldiers. More>>

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice president

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Baghdad issues arrest warrant for Kurdish region's vice president for saying Iraqi troops 'occupying' disputed Kirkuk. More>>

CIA head: NKorea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities. More>>

Chicago-area man gets maximum 15-year term in terrorism case

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Federal judge gives former college student from suburban Chicago a maximum 15-year prison sentence for seeking to join terrorist-linked militants fighting in Syria. More>>

House panel: 15 Trump agencies yet to provide travel costs

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A House committee is demanding that 15 federal agencies fully account for senior officials' travel following reports of costly plane travel by Trump Cabinet secretaries. More>>

Sons of slain journalist call for Malta leader's resignation

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The sons of slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia are calling for the prime minister's resignation, saying in a Facebook post that he should show political responsibility for "failing to uphold our fundamental freedoms.''. More>>

Deported Mexican man drops lawsuit against US over removal

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An immigrant who had been shielded from deportation but was sent back to Mexico has dropped his lawsuit against the Trump administration. More>>

Thousands eligible for DACA renewals failed to apply in time

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Thousands of young immigrants eligible for renewed protections from deportation did not submit their status renewal applications in time. More>>

Taliban attacks kill 58, nearly wipe out Afghan army camp

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Afghan officials say the Taliban have carried out two suicide car bombings at an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, setting of several hours of fighting and killing at least 41 soldiers. More>>

Ex-French intelligence chief testifies at terror trial

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A French ex-intelligence chief is expected to addresses failures in tracking Islamic extremists, at the trial over deadly 2012 attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers. More>>

The Latest: Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

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President Vladimir Putin says Russia will adhere to a landmark Cold War-era arms control treaty for as long as the U.S. sticks to it. More>>

US envoy: Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian government

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President Donald Trump's special Mideast envoy says if Hamas wants to play a role in any Palestinian government it must renounce violence and commit to peaceful negotiations with Israel. More>>

A few militants fight on in Philippine city ripped to shreds Video included

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The Philippine military says a top Malaysian militant is believed to be among 13 Islamic State group-linked fighters killed overnight in clashes in Marawi. More>>

Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting IS militants

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A Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group says it will continue the fight to liberate women living under the extremist group's brutal rule. More>>

Convicted war criminal to teach at Serbia's military academy

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Serbia's defense minister says a former general convicted for war crimes and other Serb commanders who took part in a bloody crackdown against Kosovo's Albanians in the 1990s will be invited to teach at the Balkan country's military academy. More>>

The Latest: White House envoy arrives in Egypt

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An Israeli anti-settlement monitoring group says Israel has advanced plans this week to build nearly 3,000 new homes in the West Bank _ eclipsing the number of homes that were approved during all of last year. More>>

Turkey seeks Nigeria's support against US-based cleric

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged Turkish cooperation in Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram. More>>

Office supply glitch? How Chad wound up on travel ban list

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Office supply glitch? Lack of passport paper contributed to Chad's inclusion on Trump's travel ban list. More>>

Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call Video included

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More than a half-dozen people whose relatives died in military service since Donald Trump became president say they never got a call from him. More>>

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family Video included

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Trump and the new politics of honoring families of the fallen. More>>

Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling for the U.S. and India to expand strategic ties. More>>

Q-and-A: A look at most recent travel ban rulings

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So far, the third time isn't the charm for President Donald Trump's travel ban. More>>

The Latest: Trump denies disrespecting grieving family Video included

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President Donald Trump is continuing to reject a Florida congresswoman's account that he told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for.". More>>

UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan

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Despite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, especially in the Yei region. More>>

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out IS Video included

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Spokesman: US-backed forces removing land mines, clearing roads in Raqqa, a day after taking it from IS. More>>

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats

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On tiny Malta, slain reporter had no shortage of international intrigue to probe. More>>

Man convicted in plot to behead blogger over cartoon contest

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Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a man accused of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group. More>>

The Latest: Sessions won't say if he'll jail journalists

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending the Trump administration's travel ban as an important tool in fighting terrorism. More>>

Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11;' attack details emerge

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Thousands in Somalia's capital march in defiance after country's deadliest attack. More>>

Mother's testimony at France terror trial angers relatives

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Relatives of Jewish schoolchildren, soldiers killed by a French extremist outraged by mother's testimony during complicity trial. More>>

Liberian rebel commander guilty of immigration fraud

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A Liberian accused of war crimes has been convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander so he could enter the U.S. More>>

Drugs suspected as Navy sailors die days apart at same home

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A U.S. Navy spokeswoman says drug overdoses are suspected in the deaths of two submarine sailors whose bodies were found in the same house four days apart. More>>

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its national congress on Wednesday. More>>

The Latest: Somalia leader urges fractured nation to unite

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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing that killed more than 300, officials say. More>>

White House: VA's Shulkin not a candidate for HHS secretary

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The White House says Veterans Secretary David Shulkin was never a candidate for the top job at Health and Human Services. More>>

France: Security law that replaces state of emergency passes

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France's Parliament has adopted a sweeping counterterrorism law that replaces a 2-year-old state of emergency and is meant to give police more tools to fight violent extremism. More>>

Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 years

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Saudi budget-carrier flynas launches direct route from Riyadh to Baghdad, first Gulf War between the two cities. More>>

UN judges to deliver verdicts next month in Mladic trial

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A U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic. More>>

Diplomats from US, S. Korea, Japan discuss N. Korean threat

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Diplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan are meeting in Seoul to discuss policy responses to North Korea's accelerating efforts to expand its nuclear weapons program. More>>

CIA watchdog nominee scolded for lack of preparation

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President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog is telling Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report. More>>

Bosnian Serbs pass resolution against NATO membership

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Lawmakers of Bosnia's Serb-run part pass declaration against country's potential NATO membership. More>>

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

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Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses. More>>

Pope deplores Somalia bombing that killed over 300

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Pope Francis has deplored the Somalia bombing that killed more than 300 people. More>>

Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya Video included

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Thousands more Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh where more than half a million others are already living in camps to escape large-scale violence. More>>

Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas

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Iraq's Kurdish fighters have lost more territory in Iraq, a day after Iraqi forces pushed them out of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. More>>

US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa

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US -backed forces battling IS in Syria take hospital in Raqqa, leaving militants cornered in and around the city stadium. More>>

In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing

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US military plane lands in Somalia with aid after country's deadliest attack; 302 killed. More>>

After IS collapse in Raqqa, US faces other extremism threats

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The U.S. military says the Syrian city of Raqqa is about 90 percent cleared of Islamic State fighters. More>>

CIA watchdog nominee says he never read torture report

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President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog is telling Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called "torture report.". More>>

Files reveal details of US support for Indonesian massacre

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Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s. More>>

The Latest: Trump questions presidents' calls to bereaved

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Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses. More>>

UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

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Britain's domestic intelligence chief says the country is facing the worst terrorist threat he's seen his 34-year career. More>>

The Latest: UN says Raqqa liberation from IS is game changer

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The Latest: Spokesman for US-backed Syrian force says city of Raqqa has been liberated from Islamic State militants. More>>

Israel says no talks if Hamas in Palestinian government

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Israel has announced it will not negotiate with a Palestinian government consisting of the militant group that rules Gaza, further complicating a reconciliation process between the rival Palestinian groups. More>>

Foreign experts to help Malta investigate reporter's killing

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Malta has appealed to the FBI and European forensic experts to help in the investigation of the car bomb killing of its leading investigative journalist. More>>

VA seeks 'narrow' exemption to for-profit college ethics law

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The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will proceed with a narrow waiver to a federal ethics law banning employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges. More>>

New UN envoy pays first visit to disputed Western Sahara

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The United Nations' new special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara has met with Morocco's King Mohammed VI and government ministers as part of his first tour of the region. More>>

McCain blocks Defense nominees to get Afghanistan war info

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Sen. John McCain says he's holding up President Donald Trump's nominees for key Defense Department posts until the administration delivers details about its new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. More>>

Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing Video included

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's guilty pleas on charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan have set up a dramatic sentencing hearing later this month that could land him in prison for life. More>>

The Latest: Iraqi PM calls for dialogue after Kirkuk

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The Latest: Thousands of civilians stream back to Kirkuk, day after fleeing as Iraqi troops pushed Kurdish forces out. More>>

Air Force Academy probes alleged cheating, misconduct

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Cheating by more than a dozen freshman cadets on a test and alleged misconduct by members of the lacrosse team are under separate investigations at the Air Force Academy. More>>

France: 10 held in probe of alleged far-right terror plot

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French counterterrorism police have arrested 10 people allegedly linked to a far-right extremist who already was in custody on suspicion of planning attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants. More>>

Moldova president may be suspended for not naming minister

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Moldova's Constitutional Court rules that the country's president can be temporarily suspended from his duties after he refused to swear in the defense minister. More>>

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74

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Taliban wave of attacks across Afghanistan targets police compounds, government facilities, killing at least 34 people. More>>

Turkey's leader: Does EU want us in the bloc, or not?

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Turkey's president is in Poland for talks on international security and on his policies at home. More>>

The Latest: Afghan official: Drone strikes kill 35 Taliban

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The Latest: Afghan deputy interior minister says Taliban killed 71 people in attacks in Ghazni and Paktia province. More>>

Correction: Confederate Monument-Protest-Lawsuits story

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The city of Charlottesville will join a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the heavily armed bands of white nationalists and militia groups that descended on the Virginia city for a violent summer rally from returning. More>>

F-18 military jet crashes outside of Madrid, killing pilot

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Spain's Defense Ministry says F-18 jet has crashed at base outside Madrid, killing its pilot. More>>

Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters Video included

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Gunfire rang out and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought to gain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants as Duterte declared the city liberated. More>>

3 killed in Togo unrest after arrest of religious leader

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Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest Monday evening of a religious leader close to an opposition politician. More>>

US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. Korea

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U.S. and Japanese senior diplomats have agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed. More>>

12 Turkish police officers wounded in bombing

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Turkish media reports say a bomb targeting a bus carrying police officers has left several people wounded. More>>

Britain reports hate crimes spike after Brexit vote, attacks

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UK authorities say hate crimes spiked following Britain's vote to leave the European Union and after several attacks linked to extremists. More>>

NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction

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A jury that says it's close to a verdict will resume deliberating the fate of a man charged with setting off a bomb in Manhattan last year that injured 30 people. More>>

Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

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Members of Minnesota's large Somali community are stunned by the bombing in their homeland that killed more than 300 people and left hundreds more injured. More>>

Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens

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Malta's prime minister says a car bomb has killed an investigative journalist on the island nation. More>>

Iraqi forces push into disputed Kirkuk as Kurds withdraw

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Iraqi Kurdish officials say federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk. More>>

Bannon-backed PAC backs Wisconsin, Arizona Senate candidates

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The political action committee affiliated with Steve Bannon is supporting a retired Marine over a veteran legislator in Wisconsin's Republican Senate primary. More>>

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing Video included

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Funerals begin as Somalia bombing toll reaches 276; critically injured are airlifted to Turkey. More>>

Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal possible

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President Donald Trump is renewing his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal. More>>

The Latest: Iraqi forces seize oil fields in Kirkuk

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An Iraqi Kurdish commander says federal forces have seized an oil and gas company and other industrial areas south of Kirkuk in fighting with Kurdish forces that caused "lots of casualties.". More>>

Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated

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Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead. More>>

The Latest: Duterte says Marawi liberated, still skirmishes Video included

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the southern city of Marawi liberated, though the military continues to battle a dwindling band of Muslim militants. More>>

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

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North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.". More>>

Authorities make final arrest in border agent's killing

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The U.S. Attorney's Office says authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of several defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly seven years ago. More>>

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Among 10 Things to Know for Tuesday: Why Trump may withdraw support of drug czar; What astronomers are calling 'The most spectacular fireworks in the universe.'. More>>

Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters

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Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters. More>>

The Latest: 35 Somali victims arrive in Turkey for treatment Video included

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The Latest: Somalia blast death toll now above 300, ambulance service chief says. More>>

The Latest: White House condemns Somalia bombing

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President Donald Trump is assailing Democrats as he continues to lobby for his tax overhaul plan. More>>

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post Video included

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. More>>

The Latest: Judge accepts Bergdahl's guilty pleas Video included

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. More>>

Lawyers debate latest Trump travel ban before federal judge

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A federal judge in Maryland will rule later on three lawsuits requesting preliminary injunctions to block the most recent Trump administration travel restrictions. More>>

APNewsBreak: Border Patrol tests camera-toting balloon

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APNewsBreak: The US Border Patrol is considering a smaller version of tethered balloons loaded with cameras that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings. More>>

US says airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants in Yemen

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The U.S. military says it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters in airstrikes on two training camps in Yemen. More>>

Suspected US missiles kill 20 militants in NW Pakistan

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Pakistani intelligence officials say suspected US missiles have hit a home in Kurram tribal region near Afghan border killing five militants. More>>

Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier balks at House subpoena

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A political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia is balking at subpoenas from the House intelligence committee. More>>

Site of IS beheadings in Raqqa seized by Kurdish-led force

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A spokesman for a U.S.-backed force in Syria says it will be in control of the northern city of Raqqa "within a few days" after attacking the last pocket held by the Islamic State group. More>>

Poland says it's repelled a 3rd Russian hacking attack

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Poland's defense minister says that the nation's cyber experts have successfully repelled a 3rd hacking attempt from Russia but warned the threat is mounting. More>>

Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt's Sinai; 7 dead

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Egyptian officials: Islamic militants in Sinai rob bank, attack church and trade gunfire with police, killing 6 people. More>>

Israeli military strikes anti-aircraft battery in Syria

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Israeli military says it's destroyed anti-aircraft battery in Syria after its planes were fired upon over Lebanon. More>>

EU backs Iran deal, urges US Congress to protect it

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European Union foreign ministers are urging US Congress to safeguard the Iran nuclear agreement after Trump withdraws support for deal. More>>

Supreme Court won't take case of alleged USS Cole mastermind

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The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that the alleged mastermind of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors should face a trial by a military commission. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Iraqi forces enter disputed territory occupied by Kurds; Death toll in Somali truck bombing rises above 300; Firefighters turn corner in battle against California wildfires. More>>

Philippines: Last leaders of IS-tied siege killed in Marawi Video included

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Philippine security officials say the two final surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the south, including a top Asian terror suspect, have been killed in fierce fighting. More>>

Son believes his father was deep asleep when fires came

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From a woman trying to save her dogs to a couple married 75 years, the California wildfires have claimed at least 40 lives. More>>

The Latest: Qatar diplomatic mission hit in Somali blast

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The Latest: Red Cross says 4 volunteers dead in massive blast in Somalia's capital. More>>

Tillerson 'not playing' when pressed on 'moron' remark

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is insisting that persistent tensions with President Donald Trump are not hindering his mission as the nation's top diplomat, all while sidestepping the question of whether he truly called the president a "moron.". More>>

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history Video included

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Death toll from blast in Somalia's capital rises to 53, security and medical sources say. More>>

Trump leaves Republicans with heavy lift on Iran deal

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Republicans who've demanded a bigger say in how the Iran nuclear agreement works are getting just what they want after President Trump directed lawmakers to make the accord more stringent. More>>

'I'm intact,' Tillerson says, brushing off drama with Trump

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The strained relationship between President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is coming under renewed focus as the nation's top diplomat insists Trump hasn't undermined him even as he again refuses to deny calling the president "a moron.". More>>

Iraqi forces enter territory disputed with Kurds

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Kurdish media says the three official border crossings between Iraq's Kurdish region and Iran have been closed. More>>

S. Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korea's threat

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South Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korea's threat to fire missiles near Guam. More>>

The Latest: Defense chief confirms 2 militant leaders dead

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A Philippine military spokesman says troops are being careful in the intense fighting with militants in Marawi city because of concerns for the safety of the 50 to 100 hostages still being held by the IS-linked militants. More>>

Suspected IS militants kill 7 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

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Suspected IS militants attack six checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, kill three soldiers. More>>

Jury to resume deliberations in NYC bombing that hurt 30

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A jury that says its near consensus will resume deliberating the fate of a man charged with planting bombs including one that detonated and injured 30 people in New York City last year. More>>

'It's a dark day for us': Somalia reels from deadliest blast Video included

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'It's a dark day for us:' Somalia reels from deadliest single blast in country's history. More>>

The Latest: Election tally shows Austria turning right

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Voting in a general election that will decide whether Austria moves to the right after decades of centrist policies ends. More>>

Trump's speech sparks a new war of words between US, Iran

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President Trump's refusal to certify Iran nuclear deal sparks new war of words between Islamic Republic, America. More>>

US-allied forces begin final assault on IS in Syria's Raqqa Video included

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say they have launched an operation to retake the last Islamic State-held pocket in Raqqa after some 275 militants and their family members surrendered. More>>

Ex-hostages back in Canada after harrowing raid to free them

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Former Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says the Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter and raped his wife during the years they were held in captivity. More>>

The Latest: Freed hostage says captors 'ran like cowards'

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Former hostage Joshua Boyle says full medical exams are being arranged for him and his family on their first full day back in Canada after being rescued from their captors in Afghanistan. More>>

Huge blast rocks Somalia's capital; police say 20 killed Video included

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Powerful blast from truck bomb rocks Somalia's capital; police say at least 6 dead. More>>

The Latest: People trapped in rubble after Mogadishu blast

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The Latest: Powerful blast from truck bomb rocks Somalia's capital; police say 20 dead. More>>

The Latest: Russia says Syrian army taken key IS-held town

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The Latest: US-led coalition says 'difficult fighting' expected in days ahead in battle to capture Syria's Raqqa from IS. More>>

Syria: Local militants evacuate as Raqqa battle nears end Video included

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US-backed forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria says 'final' battle for city of Raqqa is underway. More>>

Hostage release not a cure for long-damaged US-Pakistan ties

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The United States and Pakistan are hailing the release of a Taliban-held U.S.-Canadian family as a cautious sign of improved ties for a deeply troubled relationship that has endured years of rancor. More>>

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