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US says Africa important but no apology for Trump

US says Africa important but no apology for Trump

The chair of the Africa Group at the United Nations says U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told ambassadors that "Africa is very important for the United States" _ but she didn't apologize for President Trump's vulgar comment about the continent as demanded
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Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

Tensions between India and Pakistan soar along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day
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Year-old  'resistance' now sets sights on the ballot box

Year-old 'resistance' now sets sights on the ballot box

One year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew millions into the streets, the next step is the ballot box, organizers say
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Australian prostitute convicted for infecting man with HIV

An Australian jury has convicted a transgender prostitute of causing grievous bodily harm by knowingly infecting a client with HIV.
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Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened it

Shutdown? Terrible, say Republicans and Democrats. But both have threatened it
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Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

Vice President Mike Pence's fifth visit to Israel will mark his return to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart
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New Zealand prime minister says she's pregnant, due in June

New Zealand prime minister says she's pregnant, due in June

New Zealand's prime minister says she is expecting her first child in June; Jacinda Ardern says she'll take six weeks of leave after the birth and her partner will be a stay-at-home dad
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Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

For cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses
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Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

A bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported
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Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has made sharp departures from years and even decades of US foreign policy
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