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In Britain, counting the queen’s swans is a storied ritual — and more than a little bit messy

Watching Swan Upping cannot be beat. These elegant waterfowl are very territorial and, despite the official name of the species, anything but mute.

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Thousands of Canadian mothers were forced to give up their babies. Some were told to 'get a puppy' instead.

A new report from Canada's Senate details a “disturbing chapter” in the country's history.

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Iraqis resume protests over dire living conditions

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have pledged help amid demonstrations prompted by a water and electricity crisis.

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Jordan shut out out 60,000 Syrian refugees - and then saw a backlash. This is why.

A new survey finds that many Jordanians still sympathize with Syrian refugees.

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Theresa May and E.U.’s Brexit negotiator question whether each other’s position is workable

Both are struggling with how to avoid a hard border between the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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The many ways Trump's second meeting with Putin makes absolutely no sense

Especially from the perspective of how Trump normally reacts to negative media coverage of something he did.

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Russian Foreign Ministry launches 'Free Maria Butina' campaign after alleged Russian agent is jailed

The Russian Foreign Ministry suggested a social media “flash mob” to show support for Maria Butina.

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Thousands of Canadian mothers were forced to give up their babies. Some were told to 'get a puppy' instead.

A new report from Canada's Senate details a “disturbing chapter” in the country's history.

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Britain’s queen is counting her swans in a ritual with much poop and circumstance

As far as poultry tourism goes, Swan Upping cannot be beat.

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Claim that ‘200 tons of gold’ may have been found on sunken ship triggers question: Who would own it?

If the speculation turns out to be true, the shipwreck would probably result in a diplomatic and legal tug of war.

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Trump calls Obama ‘a total patsy’ for Russia as he touts his efforts to build a relationship with Putin

In a television interview, the president said he has been “far tougher on Russia than any president in many, many years, maybe ever.”

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Trump administration stays on the sidelines as U.N. envoy pushes for peace in Gaza

With the increasingly desperate Palestinian enclave near the brink, a Bulgarian diplomat is the point man for efforts to head off a war with Israel.

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North Korean economy suffers its steepest decline in two decades

Experts say sanctions caused the country’s GDP to shrink by 3.5 percent last year.

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Netanyahu and Orban meet in summit of illiberal nationalists

The Israeli prime minister hosted his Hungarian counterpart in a sign of a shifting global politics.

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WhatsApp launches new controls after widespread app-fueled mob violence in India

Global messaging platform to limit forwards to five in India and 20 globally.

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Justice Department plans to alert public to foreign operations targeting U.S. democracy

The effort is designed to foil covert operations such as the one Russia undertook in 2016 to disrupt the presidential election.

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Remains of 8 victims identified in Canada serial killer case

Police in Toronto say the remains of all eight known victims of an alleged serial killer have now been identified.

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Baby who was in US court now will be back in dad’s arms

A year-old boy who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children was on his way home to the arms of his parents Friday, five months after he was taken from his father at the U.S. border.

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EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from the military, hundreds of volunteers and other European nations.

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Poland’s parliament OKs tighter grip on judicial branch

Poland’s parliament voted Friday to approve legislation that will make it easier for the ruling party to appoint the president and members of the Supreme Court and influence judges.

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Mysterious sarcophagus opened in Alexandria

Egyptian archaeologists have unsealed and opened a mysterious granite sarcophagus discovered on a construction site in Alexandria -- only to find the remains of three mummies in a pool of leaked sewage water.

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CNN news quiz for the week ending July 20, 2018

President Trump had a historic summit, and after 64 matches, World Cup 2018 is over. What do you remember from the week that was?

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