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Ruling party candidate scrapes narrow win in Paraguay vote

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Paraguay's electoral court declared Mario Abdo Benitez, a former senator from the ruling Colorado Party, the winner of Sunday's presidential election.

Abdo Benitez, 46, had 46.5 percent of the vote, with 97.3 percent of voting stations counted at 9:35 p.m., according to preliminary results from the electoral court. Former...Read more

Trump bristles at criticism over planned North Korea summit

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump pushed back Sunday against criticism that his decision to hold face-to-face talks with North Korea's leader amounted to a major concession to Pyongyang, with no gain for Washington in return.

"Wow, we haven't given up anything," the president tweeted from his Florida resort.

In the same tweet, Trump ...Read more

Impostors on social media exploit Parkland shooting victims, families

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Impersonators on social media are posing as the Parkland shooting victims and their family members -- trying to dupe the public, discredit the victims or profit from deceit.

"That's so sick," said Marie Laman, whose 15-year-old son, Kyle, is among the wounded Marjory Stoneman Douglas students to recently be impersonated...Read more

French, German leaders will tell Trump this week not to wreck Iran nuclear deal

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump faces a European double bill this week as a deadline looms for deciding whether the U.S. will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arriving back to back, will bring a unified message: Save the deal.

"I don't have any Plan B for nuclear (...Read more

63 people killed in attacks on Afghanistan voter-registration centers

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KABUL, Afghanistan -- As a crowd of Afghans lined up outside a voter registration center in Kabul on Sunday, a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing 57 people in the deadliest of a spate of attacks on Afghanistan's upcoming elections, officials said.

Six people were also killed when a vehicle struck a roadside bomb near a voter registration ...Read more

Trump tempers his optimism on North Korea

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WASHINGTON –– President Donald Trump tempered his optimism on North Korea Sunday, saying that "only time will tell" how things turn out a month before of possible talks between the U.S. and North Korean leaders.

"We are a long way from conclusion on North Korea, maybe things will work out, and maybe they won't -- only time will tell," Trump...Read more

Suicide bomber kills 47 in Kabul

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KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber killed at least 57 people Sunday in an attack on a national ID distribution center in Kabul.

Among the dead were 22 women and eight children, Afghan Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Majroh said, and at least 119 others were injured.

The bomber, who was on foot, set off his explosive vest ...Read more

Mitt Romney faces Republican primary in Utah Senate race

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Mitt Romney will head to a primary in the race for U.S. Senate from Utah after falling short of the threshold needed to win the nomination at the state Republican convention this weekend.

Romney had hoped to win 60 percent of the delegate votes to win the nomination, but 51 percent backed state Rep. Mike Kennedy instead, according to the Salt ...Read more

Illinois bill would force insurers to cover egg, embryo freezing

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At 23, Erin Keith didn't know if she wanted children, but she knew she wanted a choice.

So before embarking upon months of chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma -- treatments that could leave her sterile -- the New Lenox, Ill., woman had her eggs frozen. She did it despite being unsure whether her insurance would cover the procedure.

"At 30, ...Read more