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Serena Williams covers ‘TIME’ Magazine and opens up about her comeback and Colin Kaepernick

Serena Williams is gracing the cover of TIME and opening up about everything from motherhood to her return to tennis. She also took time to share her thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and the ongoing NFL protests. Williams is currently preparing for the U.S. Open in NYC. The tournament is her chance to tie Margaret Court’s […] The post ... /
African migrants in disbelief as Israeli law cuts their salaries

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de facto 20 percent salary cut that has driven them further into poverty. Israel’s roughly 35,000 African migrants and the groups that support them ...

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Sacks of Mail Reach the West Bank, 8 Years Late

Ten tons of letters and packages, which Israel had prevented from entering the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, have finally been released.

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Israel Eases Restrictions on Gaza Imports After Days of Relative Calm

Moving to stabilize a shaky cease-fire with the Hamas-governed enclave, the Israelis lifted the five-week ban on all goods other than food, medicine ...

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Palestinian mail blocked by Israel arrives eight years late

Letters and packages from as far as 2010 arrive in the West Bank after they are released by Israel. /
Laverne Cox opens up about planning her suicide: “I am angered, saddened, and enraged”

  Laverne Cox has been a fierce advocate for the LGBTQ community for years ut she hasn’t always had the confidence she’s now known ...

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Trump, France's Macron Discuss Iran, Mideast, Trade

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron about trade, Iran and the Middle East, the White House said. Trump, who is vacationing at his New Jersey golf club, said on Twitter that he had discussed "various ...

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Routine traffic stop ends in dramatic shootout

The fleeing suspect grabs a gun and opens fire as police officers dive for cover and shoot back.

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U.K. Reversal Opens Door for Chess Prodigy, 9, to Stay in Country

Shreyas Royal’s father said the British authorities had decided to allow him to apply for a new work visa based on his son’s talent. /
Six ugly truths Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ exposes in the wake of Charlottesville

Today BlacKkKlansman opens in theaters nationwide on the one-year anniversary of arguably America’s ugliest day of 2017: ...

Israel and Hamas exchange fire in sudden Gaza escalation

Israel launched scores of air strikes on Gaza after Hamas militants fired rockets into its territory, prompting warnings over the risks of escalation.

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Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Again. Was That a Negotiating Tactic?

Experts on both sides of the lines said Israel and Hamas might be trying to improve their negotiating positions for a truce by letting their guns talk.

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US Cheers South Sudan’s Progress Toward Peace, Expects 'Long Process'

While the Trump administration applauds this week's progress in South Sudan's peace talks, it expects that ending nearly five years of civil war and rebuilding confidence in the eastern African nation's governance will be "a long process," the top U.S. diplomat there says. "We're excited about the progress made so far," said Thomas Hushek, U.S. ...

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Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

Israel's military says it was targeting Hamas sites after they fired dozens of rockets at Israel.

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Russia Denounces US 'Novichok' Sanctions

Faced with a new round of U.S.-sanctions over alleged chemical weapons use, Russia denounced the move as an “illegal” gesture that defied attempts by ...

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Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions Over Poisoning of Ex-Russian Spy in Britain

Russia said Thursday new sanctions the United States imposed in connection with the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain are ...

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Renewed Clashes Between Israel and Gaza Interrupt Talk of Cease-Fire

Israel and Hamas exchanged blows across the Gaza border as Egypt and the United Nations tried to broker a long-term cease-fire.

Tzipi Livni Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel. /
Yara Shahidi gets political in ‘THR’ cover story and opens up about activism

  We already know Yara Shahidi is a force to be reckoned with but she just dropped several gems in her cover interview for The Hollywood Reporter that prove she’s just getting started. Although the actress is heading to Harvard this Fall, she’s also gearing up for the second season of her black-ish spinoff, Grown-ish. ...

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Despite Crackdown, Immigrants Flowing Over Arizona Border

The 3-year-old boy with a bowl haircut and striped shirt silently clung to his father in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol truck. Their shoes still ...

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Ikea Arrives in India, Tweaking Its Products but Not Its Vibe

The Swedish furniture giant opens in Hyderabad, India, this week. To appeal to customers, it is cutting prices, offering assembly and selling samosas.

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Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Israel says the militants fired at its troops, but Hamas says there were taking part in an exercise.

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Deluge of opposition to Israel’s nation-state law builds with new court petition

Critics call the law a racist and undemocratic betrayal of Israel’s non-Jewish minorities.

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Kenyan Victims Remember US Embassy Bombing

Kenya and Tanzania observed Tuesday the 20th anniversary of al-Qaida's deadly bombings of U.S. embassies in those countries that marked the emergence of the militant group as a global security threat. More than 250 people were killed and nearly 5,000 others injured in huge explosions that occurred minutes apart in Nairobi and Dar es ...

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Syria accuses Israel’s Mossad of assassinating top rocket scientist

Aziz Asbar, who died Saturday, worked closely with Iran on Syrian missile development, reports say.

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Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions

The United States has reimposed economic sanctions on Iran that were originally put in place to pressure the country to limit its nuclear program and later lifted under a 2015 international agreement. President Donald Trump has been a frequent ...

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