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Will Trump fire Sessions? Maybe — but it could cause a political 'cataclysm'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The president of the United States is given broad powers — but they could backfire on him. Bigly.




Human rights groups decry Philippine president's threat to bomb schools

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:56:12 EDT

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Human rights groups asked the Philippine president Wednesday to retract a threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels.




U.S. Senate opens health care debate but fate of repeal effort in doubt

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:13:03 EDT

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Republican senators and the U.S. vice president voted to move forward with their effort to upend the country's health care law Tuesday. But a critical first amendment still saw opposition from seven Republican holdouts.




Wildfires force 10,000 from tourist-packed French Riviera

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:27:44 EDT

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Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France's tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight.




'CTE is real': New study finds brain disease in almost all football players tested

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:16:11 EDT

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Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the CFL, NFL, college and even high school.




Australia's highest-ranking Catholic in court to face sex charges

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:59:21 EDT

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The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis made his first court appearance in Australia in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See.




'Time will tell': Trump sheds little light on future of Jeff Sessions

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:32:32 EDT

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Donald Trump launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy, Jeff Sessions, but was tight-lipped later in the day over whether the attorney general's days are numbered in the White House.




Survivor recalls horrific scene inside tractor-trailer in Texas human smuggling case

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:32:04 EDT

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Sweating profusely in the rising oven-like heat of the tractor-trailer, passengers started crying and pleading for water. Children whimpered. People took turns breathing through a single hole in the wall.




U.S. Congress passes bill limiting Trump's ability to lift Russia sanctions

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:44:22 EDT

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Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.




Israel dismantles metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:55:42 EDT

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Israel has dismantled metal detectors it installed a week ago at a contested Jerusalem shrine, hoping to defuse a crisis with the Muslim world, including security ally Jordan, the Muslim custodian of the holy site.




Mexico taking a bigger bite of North America's auto sector

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:03:05 EDT

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After six consecutive months of record output, Mexico now makes more than one out of every five vehicles built in North America, new numbers from autotomotive organization Ward's shows.




Handbag-maker Michael Kors finds its perfect pair in Jimmy Choo purchase worth $1.3B

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:49:16 EDT

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American fashion brand Michael Kors is buying luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion US




Al-Qaeda-linked forces seize control in northern Syria as shaky ceasefire tested

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:42:25 EDT

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Rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaeda-linked group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, as deaths are reported in the Eastern Ghouta despite a ceasefire.




Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:30:01 EDT

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Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash, a once-ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online, will be retired at the end of 2020, the software company announced Tuesday.




Jailed Volkswagen exec to plead guilty in U.S. diesel scandal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:11:25 EDT

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A German Volkswagen executive who has been in a Michigan jail for months plans to plead guilty in the company's U.S. emissions scandal, a court spokesman said Tuesday.




Despacito 'not to be used as propaganda:' artists blast Venezuelan president over unauthorized remix

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:50:04 EDT

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There's a new take on the hit Latin pop song Despacito. And this one, a remix touting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, is not garnering accolades from its producers.




How big rigs are seen as 'VIP treatment' in human smuggling: you're less likely to be raped

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:24:23 EDT

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Big rigs emerged as a popular smuggling method in the early 1990s amid a surge in U.S. border enforcement in San Diego and El Paso, Texas, which were then the busiest corridors for illegal crossings.




Trump's son-in-law says he didn't collude with Russians, does not 'rely' on Russian financing

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:46:33 EDT

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Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, made rare public comments on Monday, asserting he "did not collude" with Russia and had roughly four meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition.




'I'm glad I saved his life': Medic recounts transporting Omar Khadr from battlefield

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:27:40 EDT

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Former U.S. army medic Donnie Bumanglag, in a series of Canadian Press interviews and in a podcast he co-hosts, said he doesn't regret saving Omar Khadr's life in 2002.




The $5 T-shirt that could get you detained in Turkey

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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A pair of teenagers are the latest in a series of Turks pulled into police custody for wearing a mass-market message-T. Authorities believe the T-shirt signals support for those allegedly behind last summer’s failed coup.