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Zimbabwe blocks Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter amid crackdown

A coalition of human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed in a week of protests.

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment and likely put at risk vital national security interests, according to some analysts. “I guess the problem is that whereas our involvement doesn’t necessarily make things better, our lack of involvement doesn’t either,” said Mark Katz, ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment, but it will also likely put at risk ...

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Lebanon arrests US man for crossing illegally from Israel

The army says the man, whom it named as Colin Emery, is suspected of crossing illegally from Israel.

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Israeli exchange student killed in Australia

Australian police say the killing of Israeli university student Aiia Maasarwe was "random and opportunistic".

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Aiia Maasarwe: Israel student killed in Melbourne while on phone with sister

Australian police say the killing of Israeli university student Aiia Maasarwe was "random and opportunistic".

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US Federal Workers Take On Odd Jobs to Make Ends Meet

When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for ...

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In Chaotic Afghan Capital, Crackdown on Crime Is Turning Heads

From a systematic pursuit of the “pyramid of crime” to a ban on unruly armed men, new initiatives have brought a rare thing to Kabul: a whiff of optimism.

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Parkland Pushes Back Against Arming Teachers

Parents, teachers and students are pushing back on a report released recently in Parkland, Florida — the site of a mass shooting at a high school last February — that recommends arming teachers to secure schools. “I don’t agree we should arm teachers,” said Lori Alhadeff, whose 16-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was shot and killed at Marjory ...

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Netanyahu: Israel struck Iranian weapons depot at Damascus airport

In a rare acknowledgment of Israeli operations in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country's air force struck Syria over the weekend.

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Things to Watch at William Barr's AG Confirmation Hearing

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney ...

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How a hacked phone may have led killers to Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi probably thought his messages to a dissident were cloaked in security. In reality the messages were compromised -- along with the rest of the phone, which was allegedly infected with a piece of malware made in Israel but linked to a ...

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Chechnya Renews Crackdown on Gay People, Rights Group Says

The Russian LGBT Network said two gay people had been killed and about 40 people imprisoned by Chechen security forces, echoing a 2017 pogrom.

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Israel to scour Danube in search for Holocaust remains

Hungary and Israel aim to recover remains of Jews murdered and thrown into the river in 1944.

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Trump: I Never Worked for Russia'

U.S. President Donald Trump declared Monday, "I never worked for Russia," days after news reports suggested he might be beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin. "I think it's a disgrace you even asked that question," Trump told a reporter ...

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A wall runs through it: New road divides Israelis and Palestinians

Israel's newest road, Route 4370, is sparking controversy. Its detractors call it "apartheid road."

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Sen. Ted Cruz defends Trump's record on Russia as 'tougher' than Obama's

The Texas Republican's comments come amid reports that are raising new questions about the president's relationship with Russia.

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Trump Dismisses New Allegations He Is Beholden to Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump is dismissing news reports suggesting he is beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin or hiding accounts of his private talks with the Russian leader the five times they have met, including at their July summit in Helsinki. Asked directly late Saturday by Fox News talk show host Jeanine Pirro whether he is now ...

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Long Lines and Guarded Fuel: Mexico’s Gas Crisis, Explained

A government crackdown on fuel theft has left Mexico in crisis. So how did it get here?

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New Florida Governor Suspends Sheriff Over School Massacre

New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Republican governor flew to Fort Lauderdale three days after taking office to remove the Democratic sheriff, appointing a former police sergeant to serve as acting sheriff. ...

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Migrant Teens Released From US Custody; Texas Tent City to Close

The U.S. government has moved out all the migrant teens who were living in a tent city in the Texas desert and is set to close it down, according to ...

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Story of disappeared Saudi power couple spotlights dissident crackdown

Last year, a young Saudi power couple were jailed amid a crackdown led by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A Twitter thread by an American TV ...

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Judge issues gag order in fired cop Amber Guyger’s murder trial

  In an effort to ensure a fair trial for ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger, who shot and killed unarmed Botham Jean in his home, a judge on Tuesday ...

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Top California Lawyer Gives Insight Into Trump Policy Fight

When President Donald Trump revoked protections for young immigrants known as “Dreamers,” California’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Xavier ...

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New Jersey man dies after begging police for help and water: ‘If I’m dead in an hour…they did it’

A man pleading for his life and seeking emergency help at a Paterson, N.J., police station as he breathed heavily and begged for water, died in a hospital, sparking protests in the city and a demand for answers, the NY Post reports. READ MORE: Andrea Kelly defends her criticized social media videos with a new […] The post New Jersey man dies ...

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Andrea Kelly defends her criticized social media videos with a new Instagram post

Andrea Kelly, the ex-wife of R. Kelly, who recently appeared in an explosive Lifetime docu-series about her ex, took to Instagram to continue telling her side of the story. The post Andrea Kelly defends her criticized social media videos with a new Instagram post appeared first on theGrio.

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No Sign of Compromise on Wall at US-Mexico Border

U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders are meeting again Wednesday, but there were no signs they were ready to compromise over Trump's demand for funding for construction of a barrier wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, a dispute that ...

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