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Trump campaign says it doesn't want support from white supremacists

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WASHINGTON -- As Donald Trump tries to improve his standing with African-Americans and other minority voters, his running mate said Sunday the campaign doesn't want support from white nationalists.

"We don't want the support of people who think like David Duke," vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said about the former Ku Klux Klan wizard, ...Read more

35 civilians in Syria die in bombings by Turkey

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CAIRO –– Thirty-five civilians were killed Sunday in two separate attacks in northern Syria as part of a Turkish campaign that started in the area this week, a monitoring group reported.

An attack in the Kurdish-held village of Jub al-Koussa, killed least 20 civilians dead and injured 50 others.

At least 15 civilians were killed in a ...Read more

Iran judiciary confirms arrest of nuclear negotiator

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TEHRAN, Iran -- A member of Iran's nuclear negotiation team was accused of espionage activities and arrested, the country's judiciary confirmed Sunday.

A spokesman for Iran's judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi, said at a news conference that a suspect had been released on parole but was still under investigation.

"He is still in limbo and ...Read more

2 candidates in Gabon presidential election claim victory

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Gabon's two main presidential candidates each claimed victory and accused one another of cheating as counting of votes began.

The election pit President Ali Bongo, who was seeking a second seven-year term, against Jean Ping, a former chairman of the African Union Commission, who broke with the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party in 2014. Eleven ...Read more

Analysis: Trump's shifting talk on immigration shows his struggle to reach beyond his core supporters

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's latest contortions over immigration policy underscore one of his most daunting challenges: speaking to multiple audiences at once.

Presidential candidates often struggle to smooth sharp rhetoric as they move to moderate their image in a general election -- Mitt Romney's strategist famously likened the process to ...Read more

Billionaire's Clinton ties face scrutiny

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WASHINGTON -- Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, one of Africa's richest men, has built a reputation as a giant of global philanthropy.

His name is on a gallery at the Louvre and a medical school in Lebanon, and he has received awards for his generosity to the Catholic Church and St. Jude's Children's Hospital. He owns a seven-bedroom ...Read more

Wavering on immigration, Donald Trump talks tough in Iowa

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After days of toggling back and forth on his immigration views--specifically on deportations--Donald Trump returned to his tough talk on Saturday, vowing that it will be his No. 1 issue should he win the presidency.

"From the first day in office, I promise the first thing I'm going to do, the first piece of paper I'm going to sign, is we're ...Read more

NASA probe gets close-up look at Jupiter, sends back data and images

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WASHINGTON -- NASA's Juno spacecraft on Saturday flew closer to Jupiter than any other space probe has flown before and began sending back data and images of the giant of the solar system, the U.S. space agency said.

Juno made its closest approach over Jupiter at a distance of 2,600 miles above the plane's swirling clouds, a NASA news release ...Read more

Man fatally shot by FBI agent serving search warrants in Southern California

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LOS ANGELES--An FBI agent fatally shot a man while serving warrants at a Compton residence this week, an agency spokeswoman said Saturday.

An FBI SWAT team arrived at the residence about 9:30 p.m. Thursday to serve the warrants, spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. An agent fired his weapon after a confrontation with the man, Eimiller said.

An FBI...Read more

USPS employees accused of hoarding parcels, stealing veterans' medication

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LOS ANGELES--Several authorities have charged dozens of Southern California postal workers and their associates with mail theft, embezzlement and an array of other crimes as part of a sweeping investigation into criminal activity at the U.S. Postal Service.

A total of 33 defendants were charged in 28 cases, including one individual who was ...Read more

Donald Trump draws scorn for tweeting about death of Dwyane Wade's cousin

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Donald Trump sought to use the shooting death of basketball player Dwyane Wade's cousin as a political statement on Saturday, a move that drew scorn from some on social media.

On Friday, Nykea Aldridge, 32, was shot and killed while she pushed her baby in a stroller near an elementary school on Chicago's South Side. The baby was not harmed in ...Read more

Hillary Clinton gets national security briefing

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Hillary Clinton spent Saturday morning with officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, who briefed her on major threats facing the United States around the world.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, traveled to the FBI offices near her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., for the meeting, which lasted nearly two hours. ...Read more

Barrel bombs kill at least 16 mourners in Aleppo, monitor says

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BEIRUT -- At least 16 people were killed Saturday when unidentified helicopters dropped barrels packed with explosives on a gathering of mourners in the divided city of Aleppo in northern Syria, a monitoring group reported.

The explosives, known as barrel bombs, were dropped on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Bab al-Neirab on the outskirts of ...Read more

Italy mourns earthquake victims as death toll reaches 291

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ASCOLI PICENO, Italy -- Victims of Wednesday's earthquake in central Italy were given state funerals Saturday, a day of national mourning on which the provisional death toll from the quake rise to 291.

The magnitude-6 quake struck a rugged mountain area between the regions of Umbria, Lazio and Marche, roughly 90 miles northeast of Rome.

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Gabon's presidential election seen as close

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Gabon voted Saturday in what might be the closest election in the oil-rich nation that's been ruled by one family for 49 years.

The election pit President Ali Bongo, seeking a second seven-year term, against Jean Ping, a former chairman of the African Union Commission who broke with the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party in 2014. Eleven other ...Read more

US intelligence indicates a weaker Islamic State

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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies view Islamic State as a shrinking and increasingly demoralized military force, a sharp shift from the seemingly invincible extremist army that declared an Islamist caliphate two years ago.

The revised assessment comes after surprisingly swift and relatively bloodless victories this ...Read more

Bangladesh cafe attack mastermind believed among 3 killed in gunfight

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DHAKA, Bangladesh -- The man thought to be behind the deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe last month was killed Saturday in a gunfight with security forces in central Bangladesh, police said.

The gunfight, in which two other suspected terrorists were also killed, erupted early Saturday when police raided a militant hideout in the town of Narayanganj,...Read more